Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bye Bye Blogger!

I've had it with trying to edit pictures on this site so I've moved to Wordpress. My blog address is You'll find it much easier to navigate and much more frequently updated because as you've noticed, I've been so annoyed with this one I haven't updated in a LONG time. I'm updating the summer stuff on wordpress so check it out!

Saturday, April 30, 2011


I just realized it's been a long time since I updated ye ol' blog. I think the main reason is there hasn't been a whole lot to talk about. My parents came for a visit at the end of March and that was a nice time. The weather was kinda crappy so it was just all the inspiration we needed to just hang out at home and play with Jason and play Wii.
Jason's new favorite toy - Pampers box with a rope tied to's the simple things...

Most of April I have spent trying to be healthier. You may have noticed my new badge on the right of the blog that has my weight loss. I've just today (April 30th) finished the Couch to 5K program. I'm running for 30 minutes straight and can finish my 5K distance in about 40 minutes. Next week I'll be working on running the whole 5K distance and not counting my warm up walk in there. Hopefully I'll be fully prepared to run my first race on May 7th. It will be a 5K in support of Girls on the Run, which promotes self esteem in young girls through physical activity. I mostly liked that the race was a week after I was planning on being done with C25K and that it was for running, walking, and pushing a stroller. Jason has been my constant training buddy and I have only done one run at the beginning of my training without him so it was only fitting that he would go along for the ride. I'm kind of nervous and excited about it. I am a bit worried about the fact that the race starts at 8:30am and I have to work until 11:30pm the night before. I may have to take something before bed to help me sleep. I have also signed up to do a marathon distance in May. It's through and it's a virtual marathon where I will log the miles I run throughout the month of May and hopefully end up with at least 26.2 miles by May 31st. Then they do a drawing for prizes out of the people who reach that goal. Since as of now I'm running about 9 miles a week, I should be able to do it. It will help keep me running after my 5K and help me reach my weight goal by my birthday (I got about 10lbs to go). I've also been doing Zumba on Mondays (which is a blast) and I'm trying to fit some strength training in there too. I rode my bike to a couple Bible study classes and Dan and I have rode our bikes to choir rehearsal a few times so Wednesday has that going for it. I still need to work on my eating a bit because I still love me some chocolate but giving up Easter candy for Lent really helped me in April (the 50% off sales after Easter, not so much....oh well).

[try as I might, I can't get rid of this stupid space...Blogger drives me nuts sometimes]

Jason hasn't changed a whole lot in the past month. He still loves walking around the neighborhood and saying hi to the doggies. He's got a mouthful of teeth and I think he's finally getting his canines in so he's been a bit fussy. I'm starting to wean him and I've stopped pumping so I'm only nursing him first thing in the morning and at bedtime. We've been giving him cow's milk at dinner and he seems to be tolarating it ok. We've tried whole milk but he had some diarrhea from that so we're doing half whole/half 1% and that seems to help. Maybe the whole milk was too fatty. We'll ask the pedi next week. Jason's starting to show some signs of the terrible twos. If he doesn't get what he wants he won't hesitate to throw himself on the ground screaming. So far I've been handling it by walking away at home and putting him in the shopping cart/stroller in stores. I try to give him some freedom to walk around the stores because he likes to walk around but when he starts taking off and not listening to me I have to restrain him. Ah, life with a toddler. Overall, he's a pretty good kid though.

Here he is reading his latest "Grandma Book" (my mom has made a couple of those Hallmark recordable books and he just loves them)

Since he's getting to be such a big boy we've graduated him to a booster seat. He's a bit too relaxed here waiting to dye eggs
Here's Mr. Goofypants with a roll of duct tape on one ankle and a roll of masking tape on the other....he's just walking around like that. He does the same things with his stacking rings.

We had a lot of fun with our friends, the Chastains, at Easter. They are like our second family and have invited us for family dinners on Thanksgiving and Easter since our families live so far away. Jason got to take part in the Easter egg hunt. Their 11-year-old son, Eric, helped Jason find eggs and put them in his basket. It was really cute and I was totally kicking myself for forgetting my camera. I decided to do another Easter egg hunt when we got home but Jason hit his head on our birdbath and that sucked all the fun out of it. So much for that video *sigh*

We did get some cute pictures of us all in our Easter finery though:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring is coming!

Sorry it's been so long since I've updated! I had a hard time typing with that stupid cast on so now that it's off, I'll update!

At the end of February, Dan's parents came for a short visit. We had fun hanging out and we went to Exploration Place (kinda like a children's museum). Jason didn't get much out of the Megalodon exhibit but thought the Kinex exhibit was cool and had fun in the tot's area. I also chased him through the children's castle area but was worried whenever he came near the metal spiral staircase. At church, they joined us for Sunday school (which I just happend to be teaching Ruth - funny lesson to teach to your mother-in-law) and they joined us in the choir and singing the communion hymns. We also had a lot of fun playing with bubbles in the living room.
They brought one of Dan's old robes from when he was 2 and it looked like a smoking jacket, so I gave Jason his bubble pipe.

A couple weeks before I got my cast off I started the Couch to 5K plan. I thought it would be a good goal to run a 5K before I turned 30. Since I also want to lose weight, I figured this was a good way to accomplish both. The weather was just starting to get nice which helped motivate me to go outside (plus Jason really likes going outside). We got a new jogging stroller because our old stroller didn't work well and wasn't for jogging anyway. I love the new stroller! It sucked running with the cast because I would get hot and not really be able to do anything about it (plus I really didn't want to sweat too much in the cast - fortunately it wasn't too hot outside yet). Now that the cast is off, it's a bit easier. I just finished week 3 where I would run 3 minutes straight twice and 90 seconds straight twice. Next week I start running 5 minutes straight and a lot less walking. Overall, I'm actually enjoying it! I never thought I would get into running but it's an easy way to get a good workout plus Bonnie gets a good workout and Jason gets some fresh air. I'm already fitting back into some of my old jeans so it's a win-win all around! This is the cute shirt Jason wore on St. Patrick's Day:

I also got a new bike and a trailer for Jason. My new bike is awesome! I haven't had a new bike since I was 5 so it was fun picking it out (sticker-shock and all). We picked it up on Wednesday and rode our bikes to church. Since we only live about a mile from church it only took 10 minutes. I never realized how much uphill there is on the way though. I guess you never notice hills in the car but on a bike - oh boy! It's a whole different set of muscles to work so my legs are really getting a good workout. I'm planning on biking to bible study on Wednesday mornings too - we'll see how that goes (I have a hard time getting there on time in the car so we'll see). It will just be another fun thing I can do with Dan since he likes to ride his bike but I've never been much of a bike rider. The trailer we got seats two as well so we can use it when we have two kiddos to pull along too. Jason seems to be ok with it - he just doesn't like wearing his helmet and spends most of the ride messing with it. Oh well, he'll get used to it!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow and Oh No!

Oh January. I hate winter, but it is a bit easier to handle when you wake up to this crazy hair every morning:

At least he cleans up nice (even though his shirt won't stay tucked in)

Jason's new trick: Show me your belly!

He also love popping around the house with this:

We got our first big snowfall a couple weeks ago so we got Jason all bundled up

and he got to check it out. I don't know if he knew what to think about it

He loved sledding

Of course I had to pull him since we don't have hills...

On a surprisingly unrealated note, I started having wrist pain last week. Yesterday, I went to the orthopedist to see what to do about it and he decides that I have some ligament damage (from what, I don't know) and I'll need to wear a cast for SIX WEEKS. This is going to suck...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Christmas 2010

Jason's second Christmas was a pretty laid-back one. Largely due to the fact that I had to work. We already saw our families the past couple months so there was no big pressure to see them at Christmas. Although Dan's parents did make the trip as part of their "tour" to see everyone else, so that was nice. Jason gave me his gift to me on Christmas Eve night - he slept all the way until Christmas morning and didn't wake up once. I love sleep so it was a great gift! Then we all got up and had breakfast. At the end of breakfast my parents called and we got on Skype and opened our presents from them "in front" of them. Skype Christmas's are great - togetherness without travel! They got Jason and Dan Colts slippers so that was cute! Jason didn't quite know what to do as far as gift unwrapping. He pulled and ripped on some paper but overall I did it for him. He now has enough toys to entertain a small army of toddlers.
I may have to split them in groups and cycle them around, but that sounds like a lot of work right now so I'm putting it off and piling it up in the toybox.
Cute puppy back leash...who's keeping track?!
Dan's parents came on Monday evening and left on Wednesday morning. We had a nice visit with them. Jason got more gifts and Dan and I got our butts kicked in Raquetball by Dan's dad. I'm glad we did it though, I need to be more active and it was a lot of fun even though I'm terrified of the ball and have been known to shreik. We also tried (like last year) to get some interesting low light Christmas pictures with varying success.
This picture cracks me up: Dan was trying to get Jason to smile but Jason decided it would be more fun to play with the camera. Let's consider this "Jason's first picture"

Jason loves being outside even when it's cold. We just bundle him up really good and he's happy as can be!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas and one year pics

Here's Jason's visit with Santa. He was not a fan!

Earlier this month we went to Portrait Innovations to get family Christmas pictures and Jason's one year pictures. Here are some of the highlights: