Saturday, September 25, 2010

All His Many Expressions

And lastly, I know this is not an expression. I just thought it was too sweet to leave out. =)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Running Update

I mentioned a little while back that we have been training for a half. Well in 4 1/2 weeks we will be running our first one! EEEKKK! To say I am excited is an understatement.

In case you might not know, a half marathon is 13.1 miles.

Saturday will be an 8 miler for us.

I think I love running so much for many reasons (ie the way I feel, it gives me time to think, it's good for the heart etc) BUT I really believe my favorite reason for running is that my husband loves it too, and loves to run together. It is important for couples to find things they enjoy doing together. This is one of ours.

And I must say our sweet little bundle of joy is such a good boy while we run. He loves the changing of scenery, the bicyclist & roller bladers (yes it is CRAZY how many people roller blade up here. D & I are convinced it is because of hockey) passing by.

Right down the road from where we live there is a 9 to 10 mile loop. Its a really beautiful run. Refreshing, ever changing and flat out enjoyable. It makes running worth it.

This past Saturday as we set out for our long run, we noticed an influx of people. There typically are more people out there early on a Saturday morning, BUT this Saturday it was crazy. As we got to running, we approached people cheering and passing out drinks. Come to find out, it was people training for the Chicago marathon next month (the one we were suppose to run in but it filled up the day we signed up...ugh...not bitter just wish we were running in it).

Okay thats it. I'm exhausted and my bed is calling my name.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

*On the M.O.V.E*

warning: lots of pictures below with my random ramblings in between

Little man is loving to walk/run on his own.

In fact, it is becoming more difficult to get pictures of him now unless of course he is being held...which he is wanting less of these days :(.

So I need to be honest here. I {almost} lost it this morning as I dressed him for church. Putting him in those jeans made me realize he is LESS of a baby now and
MORE of a toddler. Our little guy is growing up, and as much as I want him to grow, it is breaking this mama's heart!

I mean he even has big boy shoes. But this is life.

Since we seem to have so few *family* photos because well...lets be honest...madie (our boxer) is not exactly qualified to snap a picture :), here is our best attempt.

Love this last one of my boys!

Okay not much to say here tonight BUT did want to share some recents photos. More posts to come throughout the week!


Thursday, September 09, 2010

Give your kid an oreo...

and see what happens. mine loved it!

Why are you looking at me like that mommy?

So curious of this delightful treat!

He's a genius! Saying Oreo and all ;)

I think in this last one he is saying "Thank You Mommy!!" (or at least I can dream a little right?!)

No I don't do this every day or even often for that matter. BUT I had the urge today. Honestly I can't believe I actually gave him one because of his behavior. That boy is picking up on things too well these days (this is a good thing, but in our situation it is not). You see when we are at dinner and food is dropped on the floor or we are done eating, we will occasionally give Madie (our boxer) what hasn't been eaten. Our little stinker now wants to give her ALL his food. He thinks its funny/a game. WE on the other hand do not.

He also has this thing with throwing his sippy cup once he's done taking a sip. Today we were at Target and he flung it across the store. I was not only a little annoyed but EWWW the floors are most likely filled with germs from all those shoes touching it.

Okay off of my soap box.

E-man takes after his daddy liking those oreo cookies. When it was all done he fussed because he wanted another.


Saturday, September 04, 2010

Will he be?

An Auburn fan (like ME)

Or an Alabama fan (like D)

No one really knows now, but we do have fun dressing him up in both (secretly wishing he will pull for one of our teams). Thanks E for going thru this for daddy & mommy (and our families) :)

One thing we do know for now is that he L-O-V-E-S his puppy dog!


Thursday, September 02, 2010


I have had these two thoughts tossing around in my head for a couple of weeks. I need your help answering them!

1. Is it a southern thing to have dessert after meals? We go out with new friends up here often, or go to their houses, and after our meal it is almost like I EXPECT to have dessert. From what I can remember growing up we always did. So what do you think?

2. Okay this one might take a little more thought...I am a neat freak. Okay I said it. I like things to be cleaned and tidy. So (with the help of a friend) I started this cleaning schedule

Mopping Monday
Toilet Tuesdays
Washing Wednesdays
Saving Sundays (when I coupon..I know it's not cleaning but it fits)

**i do want to say here that when i say mopping that includes cleaning pretty much the whole kitchen. toliets means the bathroom. for instance yesterday for washing wednesday, i not only did all our laundry BUT i reorganized our closets as i put the clean clothes away.

SO any ideas for Thursday, Friday & Saturday? I am silly and want them to correlate (the first letter that is). So let all those creative juices come alive...& spill!!


Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Our little boy...

Is ONE! That right, I said 1. Where has time gone you ask? I am asking myself the same thing. This little dude is so full of energy.

As I look back over this past year, all that I can think of is blessings. NO it hasn't been a cake walk. I thought our kid would never grow out of spitting up all throughout the day. But sure enough as the doc said...he will! I also thought he would never sleep through the night those first few week...but he did! We have truly been blessed this year!

I love this little guy with all my heart and look forward to many, many years ahead!

Although we did a BIG birthday bash while we were in the south, I only thought it was right to bake his a cake on his birthday and let him dive in! We got pictures & video, but our hard drive has ZERO space, so once we figure something out I will post those.

Eli did start walking about a week before his first birthday!

Thank you Lord for this little boy. I pray one day that he will know, love & serve you with his life!