Thursday, June 5, 2014

Life Lately

1. Blanket Forts

Sometimes when I get to work, I find out there's going to be a meeting in the conference room [where her pack 'n play is], which puts a damper on the nap situation we have so meticulously crafted. So, we improvise. With blanket forts.

2. Sidewalk Chalk
If there's time in the evening [there usually isn't], we like to all go sit outside in our driveway and blow bubbles and write on the driveway with chalk. Addi loves to play with the bubbles and acts very confused when one of them pops in her hand. I enjoy the chalk more than anyone else, as you can see. Recently, our neighbor across the street was mowing, so I spent the entire time critiquing his poor mowing habits. Rich, coming from someone who never mows her own lawn. :-|

3. Sweet Potatoes
We started solids the week before Addi turned 6 months old. We attempted to start her at 4 months [the soonest you're recommended to start], but she just wasn't in to it. Now? Good lord. She runs a train on that baby food. She loves sweet potatoes, bananas, peaches, and hates everything green [we're working on it]. Her particular favorites are the ones out of the pouches [her green discrimination does not apply for the pouch food], which is extra handy for mom.

4. Pedicures
Sometimes, in the evening, I get the inkling to put on a movie in the bathroom [yeah, that's right, I have a TV above my bathtub] and decide to stay up a little late to do my nails. This month's color inspiration was rainbow. Pedicures are cool. Injuries during pedicures are not.
 I didn't even know a pedicure injury could happen.

5. Baby Einstein
That's right. I let my kid watch baby Einstein videos from Youtube. And by "let," I mean I set her in front of it so I can get a few things done at work. She has the attention span of a squirrel, so despite my efforts to entertain her with numerous toys, books, or songs, sometimes you've got to pull out the iPad and let 'er rip. The "two-years old before screen-time" rule is really just a guideline.

6. Sitting Up
Yes, we're there. She's sitting up like a big girl. Occasionally she'll take a tumble forward [but she's good at correcting herself and ending up on her tummy] and we've only had two "hit the wall closest to me" incidents, but other than that it's been smooth sailing. We're almost to the point where she doesn't even need the boppy around her anymore. Crawling is just around the corner!

**Sorry for the crappy picture quality. These are all from my phone. Sometimes convenience trumps quality.


  1. I just stumbled upon your blog not to long and I've enjoyed reading it. I am really curious to hear about how your day is at work with the little one. I plan on taking my little one to work once he or she arrives and would love to hear how you survive a work day with a baby.

    1. Thanks for visiting the blog! I've wanted to do a "day in the life" post on our days at work for a while now, so I think I will do that as my next post!! I'll post it on the blog Facebook page when it's up! Thanks again for visiting!

  2. Colt is OBSESSED with baby einstein and I am not ashamed to say that I, too, put my child in front of the TV so I can get a few things done! He loves the Baby Galeleo video ;) And Colt wasn't into baby food at 6 months either, actually, he wasn't really into it until nearly 8 months now the kid won't stop eating it!


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