Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Remember when you were little and accidentally walked in front of the swings and the next thing you know, you've been kicked clear of the sandbox and the wind is knocked out of you? That's a little how this past week felt. Everything was just fine, when, bam! We took a kick to the stomach.
Lincoln had a fever with a temp of 103, and I had a fever from a baby permanently attached to my hip (and boob). Besides helping Lincoln recover, we've been up to diddly. As in diddly-squat. I may even admit that I enjoyed having my squirmy almost-one-year-old cuddle up to me for a few days.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
January has been the coldest of the winter months so far, finally giving us some snow. Oddly, our apartment's temperature feels closer to, I don't know...Hell? Since we're the top floor, we get all of the heat from our neighbors living beneath us and you'd think it would be nice, but it gets so hot we have to open windows. On the upside, our gas bill was $9.00 last month.
Nursing has become more difficult because Lincoln cannot bear to sit still longer than 2.34 seconds. When I've run out of head-bopping/singing juice, my occasional solution is playing clips of Sesame Street songs on YouTube while angling a nursing Lincoln so he can see, be entertained, and sit still long enough to eat. We call this a "tv dinner."
Since we initiated sleep training two weeks ago, Tyson and I have been somewhere near heaven. Lincoln goes to bed at 8:30 p.m., wakes up at 8:00 a.m., and takes two naps during the day. Boo-yah! In yo face, exhaustion!
Greg is back with The Wiggles! Okay...maybe that's just big news around this house, but we're all pretty excited over here.
So now you know.
Monday, January 23, 2012
We both got married (in the same dress), had babies, and started worrying more about play dates and (a little) less about shoes. Carly somewhat recently moved back to Salt Lake, so over the weekend Lincoln and I went to say hello. Carly's son, Cameron, is 10 months older than Lincoln, so it was fun to watch them play together, especially since they don't see much of their own age group.
Friday, January 20, 2012
where no matter how long I talked with my mom, I still had more to say. Luckily, seeing her face via Skype helps alleviate the long distance between us (and I'm sure she appreciates seeing Lincoln). After chatting about things that don't really matter and things that really do matter, I hung up feeling much better.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Throughout the entire movie Tyce and I kept making comments about how amazing this line was, how we remembered that scene when we were little. How it's so nostalgic and brings back the magic of childhood.
And so many good lines! I thought about including a few of my favorites in this post but I became overwhelmed by how many there are, so instead I'll just strongly encourage a movie night. I can't wait until Lincoln is old enough to follow the story because then we can put it on replay. I'm serious about my Hook.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Yes, I could've made (much) better dessert at home. Yes, it was a ridiculous way to spend money...but in the end, I didn't die from I've-been-in-one-room-for-too-long syndrome, and isn't that worth something? I think so.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
This video was what inspired our cookie craving, so we put it on replay while we mixed ingredients. We know the neighbors appreciated our music choice. Who doesn't love an off-note singing monster?
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Utah Food Bank. We planned to donate baby food for Christmas but December became too busy. Better late than never though! Lincoln was so tired he didn't wake up once the entire trip, even when the food bank workers were helping us unload and didn't realize there was a baby in the car to be quiet for. Success!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
It's the week before school starts again for Tyce, so we've been watching a lot of movies and probably staying up later than is responsible. While our PC has a larger flat screen, it has also decided it can't read anything we put into the cd drive, so we're stuck with one little option: my laptop.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
that In-N-Out is dairy and gluten free (including their spread)? Since I am banned from all things dairy this was serious news, so we ate In-N-Out two nights in a row and I finished every fry and every last bite of delicious greasy hamburger without any guilt. Both nights.
I present to you, Night Number One:
And Night Number Two:
I present to you, Night Number One:
And Night Number Two:
We finished the nights with apple pie, then came home and slipped into food comas.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
While I was home I was excited to try a homemade pizza recipe (found here) because my mom's kitchen has everything (including a Bosch) I would need. We made bar-b-que chicken with fresh mozzarella, a white pizza (which had alfredo sauce, cheddar, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese), an "everything" pizza, and a Hawaiian pizza. I don't think I'll invest that much time into pizza again, but it was a perfect meal to get everyone involved!
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Monday, January 2, 2012
Witnessing the first year of a child's life is like watching a movie on fast forward - every week there is a difference, every day there is enormous growth. It helps me appreciate every short day, look forward to the quiet moments I get to spend with my little family, and be grateful for our happiness.
I keep telling myself that 2012 will be the year I "catch my breath," maybe slow down the major life events? I'm sure having a toddler, possibly beginning Graduate courses, and having Tyce in school and work full time will keep us busy enough!