It’s been a crazy few weeks – I haven’t written in soo long! But I have a lot of stuff in the works – so I hope to be able to share some fun projects coming up – but until then – here’s some super fun photos of my kiddo.
It’s my goal to make one of these for him each year. I started this year – but luckily have not drank enough in the past year to forget all his 1 year old favorites! He is growing into such a little man with a mind of his own. Oh my goodness. He picks up his little bowl of good toddler food – and says… um, no mommy, and then hands it to me (or spills it all over the floor). Generally I resort to giving him yogurt or mandarin oranges and calling it a day. If he eats both of those things – then I feel like it was a success.
We took Alex on his second airplane trip this past weekend. His first came when he was only 3 months old – and so he slept the whole time.. this one – was so much better.. he was AWESOME! Watched his movie – drank his milk – and colored on himself.. it was so much better then the drama filled few hours I imagined. This flight came 1 week before we say adios to 1 and HELLO to 2. This makes me very sad. Something about him getting older, and not being a baby anymore makes me a blubbering mess.. I just can’t even believe it. He learned new words this weekend from his cousin Matthew — he picks up a bagel and says bagel. I couldn’t believe it! The Captain loved the aquarium. Ran around entertaining the other guests by yelling, “WASSS THAT, WASS THAT?” and the the ever favorite – “MOOOOONNNNNKKKKEEEY” – oh my goodness, it was so loud. Hubs and I really loved the dolphins and beluga whales – the Captain didn’t seem to care about them. We watched our other nephew play hockey this weekend as well – it was so cool, I really like hockey – I remember really liking Blades games as a youngster.. It was doubly cool because Andrew rocks on the ice – it was amazing to see.
This mama loves Chicago. I love the downtown – the hustle and the bustle – the restaurants, museums and the shopping. I love Buck Town and the cute little shops. I LOVE LAND OF NOD. Why don’t we have one in KC? Oh I love it. Ray and I went a few years ago (6 years ago..) just the two of us, before we were married – we stayed at the Hyatt, and walked and shopped and tucked into little bars for libations – it was lovely. I could use a little getaway like that with the hubs every once in awhile. He’s my favorite person to travel with – he takes good care of me, and listens to what I want to do – he also enjoys and appreciates good food – knows that it doesn’t have to be expensive – and loves going places where the atmosphere is good.. this is why we get along so well – we are very similar in this regard. Not to mention – he can smell out good Irish Pubs in just about any city.
On the eve of me turning 33, I am truthfully not excited about it but I’m not sure why exactly.
I know I am disappointed in how long its taking us to get pregnant again, it took us so long with Captain A.. when Aunt Flo comes every month – I cry for a whole day. It’s excruciating. I tell myself every month to stop putting so much pressure on myself, and to enjoy the “trying” part more – not make it a job. It’s hard though, I blame the fact that I am overweight – or don’t eat enough flax seed… or whatever. But I know that it’s just not time yet and that God has a plan – it’s just so hard to wait sometimes.
Normally my birthday is my favorite day of the year – seriously – I love my birthday. Growing up birthdays were magical days of favorite breakfasts (B&G), special lunches, yummy dinners, presents (that generally I asked for and received) and cake. It was a whole day of surprises and Mindy. My mom sent me a card everyday for a week leading up to my 20th birthday in college. It was awesome. She did it right every year – from Strawberry Shortcake doll cake to special Spaghetti dinners – it was always a great time. Even on my 17th birthday, she was having to say goodbye to her mother – someone who she still misses everyday – she still made sure I felt loved and special on my day.
I hope Alex feels that way about his mom. I hope I do it right. Maybe I am not excited about my day because I am super excited about Alex’s. Is there not room for both?
happy almost birthday to me..