Sunday, November 21, 2010

I'm Thankful that I'm incapable of doing any good on my own...

With Thanksgiving right around the corner my thoughts have been filled with all the many amazing things I have to be Thankful for.  God has truly blessed Chris and I - this year has especially been wonderful.  There have been some of the largest challenges and changes in our lives, but they have been the absolute best.  I am thankful for my amazing husband, Chris, who is not only a loving, wonderful, supportive husband, but a FANTASTIC father.  I am so thankful for our beautiful, healthy, happy baby girl.  I am thankful for all of our wonderful family and each of their roles in our lives.  I am thankful to have the opportunity to be home with Blake this first year of her life to bond with her, experience all of her firsts, and work on our home and family.  I am thankful for the AMAZING group of friends we have, who are like family.  I could go on and on, but let's be honest the end of the day it comes down to this - if you look hard enough - there is a million things to be thankful for and at the core of all these wonderful blessings is God.  Without him we would have nothing and so often we seem to forget this.  To channel my inner old soul, "My cup runneth over."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

7 months!

Blake is already 7 months old - time has SERIOUSLY flown by!  She has brought so much joy to Chris and I over these past seven months, we can't wait to see what else is in store.  This pint sized person has so much personality and spunk already.  She is hilarious!  In the last month she has mastered sitting, learned to bang, can almost say Dada, and is REALLY close to crawling.  She can definitely move around quite a bit without actually crawling.  She sleeps 12  - 13 hours at night (from 6:30pm - about 7:00am).  She LOVES food, loves play and loves to be outside and try to eat leaves.

7 month stats:
Weight: 16.5 lbs.
Length: 27.5 inches

Here are her 7 month pictures in the "the chair."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

workout - smurkout

So at our MOPS meeting this past Monday two ladies came to speak to us regarding healthy eating and fitness.  The healthy eating portion of the segment really made a lot of sense and got me excited to focus more on this in my home for my family - the fitness portion made me want to punch the perky poodle in the tooth.  Is that bad?! When one of my favorite fellow mothers, Jennifer, posed the question, "How do you find time to work out when you have 3 children running around and you're sleep deprived?"  The crazy work out fanatic responded with a dumbfounded expression and "slide across your living room floor on paper plates."  I mean really?!  Are you for serious?!  Maybe I'm more of a realist, but I can't picture that happening or being worth while.  Maybe this is why I have yet to lose all of my baby weight, but at least I am enjoying each and every moment I have with her and more importantly - each and every calorie of delicious food I eat!  (Me jumping off soap box).

On a lighter note- instead of working out today I spent about 15 minutes making my daughter laugh so hard she snorted - this is just a snippet...her laughter is contagious!