Friday, October 24, 2014

Five on Friday

Whew!  What. A. Week.
I feel like I've said that for the past few, but alas, it still remains true.
After spending almost every evening out this week, I am SO looking forward to a (hopefully) low key weekend and lots of time with my people.

Feeding time for baby. (and I'm an idiot)

Our pediatrician stated months ago that she's a firm believer in waiting til 6 months for food, unless there are reasons why you should do otherwise. Fine by us. We've been in no hurry at all to get into that, and planned on learning/preparing at our 6 month appointment, when she's tell us how to proceed.

Due to our frequent chats here lately with our ped because of these ear infections, she told us to go ahead and get rolling with in, as Lawter will be 6 months next week. (whaaaaaa???) I told her I wasn't particularly interested in rice cereal because of some things I've read about it being highly glycemic, and asked about oatmeal. She said sure. So I'm sitting there picturing Lawter and Anthony sharing bites of his instant oatmeal in the morning, and realized I should ask her if it mattered what kind, like instant or rolled or whatever.

Our pediatrician is fortunately a friend, so she didn't immediately call child services on me for being a moron, gave me a slightly exasperated look while trying not to laugh and told me to get back in the exam room for further discussion. I then went to the store and bought BABY oatmeal. duhhhh.

I felt really dumb about it, and of course Anthony was dying when I told him, but then I read my Lucie's List newsletter this week about rice krispies and I feel all better now : )

Moving on. We've had a few oatmeal sessions so far and each one is a little more well received. These are some pics from the first one. Started off well; the ending, not so much.



(taken the day before I went into labor!)
Confession: This week, I've really been missing being pregnant.
I have quite a few really close friends expecting at the moment, in addition to the countless announcements that flood my facebook feed daily. Additionally, with the chillier temps I've been wearing some pieces that I just have such strong memories of wearing this time last year, when our pregnancy news was brand new and just among our families and I was on the lookout for any sign of the little bump that was our baby. My pregnancy was a great experience and I just feel really nostalgic about it!

After a week of makeshift/frozen/picked up meals, I'm itching to do some good home cooking and have done a little Pinterest browsing for inspiration.  A few that are up for consideration:
This Creamy Butternut, Bacon and Leek Pappardelle pasta (I always love everything on How Sweet Eats!), and she suggested swapping out the leeks for brussel sprouts, which is probably what I'll do.
I love the looks of this Sweet Potato Crusted Spinach Quiche

And finally, good luck leaving Pinterest without a sweet treat on your mind, right?!
Before heading out to a social function early one evening, we decided to take a few pics of Lawtie with the fall d├ęcor at the end of our driveway.
She doesn't sit by herself yet and where we propped her up was kind of on a hill.... and she may or may not have fallen sideways and gotten a head full of mulch. #parentingfail
She was a great sport about it. I'll share more of those pics later.

Happy Baby.

I took this video while in the checkout line of Food Lion last weekend because home girl was sooo happy that she'd been smiling at and talking to every shopper we passed. It was so darn cute.


Linking up with the Five on Friday link party, with Christina, Darci, April and Natasha.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Capturing the sweetness

Sometimes I try to remember to pick up my camera and capture how absolutely precious and wonderful life is right now, and how this sweet, soft, beautiful baby won't always have sweet little back wrinkles, the cutest baby mullet I've ever seen, adorable leg and arm rolls, and limited ability to wiggle away from me during pictures : ) 


(Thanks Megan for the oh so sweet monogrammed cover, love it!)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nice Fall Family Weekend

We had a really nice weekend, with good meals in, good meals out, fun with friends and cozy time as a family.

 Ear infection update: At Friday's pediatrician appointment, it was decided that Lawter didn't need another shot and the ear infection was clearing up ok. While she did seem better over the weekend and was a happy sweet little lady, the unhappiness returned during the wee hours of Monday morning and we landed back at the dr. for a shot yesterday, and went in for another follow up shot today. Hope she's kicked it this time!

Saturday morning lounging with Daddy and College Game Day


Church wear

Lazy afternoon snuggles

and Sunday strolling



Friday, October 17, 2014

Five on Friday

Linking up with the Five on Friday link party, with Christina, Darci, April and Natasha.


I feel like most of the girls participating in this are similar in age and life situations and it's been fun finding some new ones to follow, and getting new comments on mine!


It's been a hectic work week, made slightly better by a work event that included both Chick fila and Pumpkin Spice Lattes.


Last Friday we had a family picture taken to use up a gift certificate we were sweetly given at a baby shower that was about to expire. The photographer suggested we all wear white. I dreaded finding a white baby dress in 6 month size in October that we'd obviously not get much use out of but managed to score this ADORABLE simple Carter's crotchet jersey dress for $5.95 on clearance at Macy's.

I think it's the most darling dress. Or maybe it's just the cutie wearing it?? : )


The return of the double ear infection has not made for good sleep in our house this week, and I've learned that exhausted is not a good color on me. I was dangerously close to going postal on a cashier and a manager in Wal-Mart. Not my best moment. (however, if you knew the story- you'd likely say justified)

My girl, however, still manages to look precious while under the weather and after just having gotten a strong intramuscular shot at the peds office.

She'll get a second shot today, AND another tomorrow. So fingers are crossed for successful and speedy recovery. 


Thanks to her like-minded grandma's, Lawtie is now well decked out for the Halloween season. (not shown: two pairs of pjs, both in the laundry!) I can't wait to put her in her costume!


I finally managed to do some fall decorating this morning during my girl's nice long nap. I've also done a darn good job cleaning up the house and catching up on laundry and other odds and ends, so after pediatrician this afternoon, I plan to ice down some pumpkin beers, get started on a nice cozy dinner and light some pumpkin spice candles to officially kick the weekend off in fall mode.

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Few Random Pics and Jack's Birthday

 Just a few more random shots from our long weekend, which was pretty lazy and nice!

Post-church family selfie

Looking all adorable in her Sunday fancies

Then it was time to celebrate Uncle Jack's birthday!

Fun and festive dinner at my parents' - a great way to wrap up a super fun few days!