Thursday, July 19, 2012

No Complaining!

You know...I've been making a list of things to blog about lately, but when I went back to it, it was a bunch of complaints. So I just deleted it all and said forget it. No one really wants to hear me complaining. I woke up today and decided I was going to be in a good mood...and I AM!!

Not much has been going on lately. We had a really low-key Fourth of July. There's not much you can do with a baby in Texas when it's 95 outside. We grilled out with friends and that's pretty much it.

the twins keepin' cool
this pic makes me think of a typical Texas summer
a laid back kiddo with her daddy
these two are quite alike      

Stella is getting so big. I can't believe how quickly she's grown. She just turned 5 months old!!!

This girl is super laid-back...until she's not. Wow can her mood change in a second. I shouldn't laugh, but I'm totally cracking up right now.   
(I know...I sound like a bad's funny)

Stella Kate Update:

-GREAT night sleeper - 11.5hrs without a peep
-Napping...I've been instructed to read a book about baby sleep habits...I guess I should get on that...right now Stella takes two 45 min naps during the day and is still catnapping in the evening. I can NEVER get her to stay asleep after her first REM cycle is over. Whatever...I sound like an idiot talking about REM cycles. But they're no joke. I can't figure it out.
-She can sit up by herself for a few minutes
-She can pull herself up to standing with our help
-Roxy & Stella are becoming fast friends...I never thought this would happen
-Her smiles are the BEST!!

As for my other two children - Roxy & Beau

Beau was recently diagnosed with some sort of funky eyelid issue. So he's on 4 different pills and eye drops. Do you even understand how hard it is to give a dog eye drops?!?! I had to buy one of those pill counters that divides your pills into morning and night because it's so confusing!!!
*Side Note: Roxy likes the cookies and cheese puffs from the Nutrisystem box. One day I came home and there was a perfectly opened wrapper on the couch...then I found the rest under the bed. She's a crafty little girl. Her unwrapping skills never cease to amaze me. 

Upcoming Events:

Next weekend we're heading to the coast for a long weekend with Mitch's mom and stepdad...YAY!

I'm having my tonsils removed...YAY! Yes, I know what you're thinking. Why on earth would I be excited about that? Well, since high school I've had the worst tonsils and I've never done anything about them. So, yes...I'm thrilled to have a sore throat from hell for about a week and to lose weight because I can't eat. (I promise that 2nd thing is not why I'm having my tonsils removed..although it doesn't hurt in the case of Barbara vs. Baby Weight)

~Pray that I can get motivated to workout. It's scary over here. And whether I want to or not...I must fit into my work clothes in 4 weeks. YIKES!

Monday, July 2, 2012

St. Pete Week

Last week Stella & I took a girls trip to St. Petersburg, Florida with my mom and sister to visit our aunts. Everyone forgot to tell me that taking a 4 month old on vacation is NOT a vacation. Now I need about 4 days of sleep...who's coming over to watch this super cute, highly entertaining girl??

Our week started off with uncertain weather. Debby was a bit of a downer and we didn't know when she was going to leave. Monday the beach looked like this...

It finally cleared up and we had a sunny week. We stayed by the pool most of the time. Stella decided she loves swimming (phew...I was getting worried). We only went to the beach once. It was just easier to walk out the back door and float around without having to pack up the beach gear.

Stella got to meet her Uncle Jeff & Aunt Roni for the first time :)

We took a glass blowing class at the Morean Arts Center for mom's birthday. It was probably one of the coolest things I've done! We also went to our favorite tapas restaurant Ceviche. We go there every time we're in St. Pete. Delish!

Michelle was an awesome teacher!

Other than that, it was a pretty chill week. It's always a good time when we are with our aunts. Next time I decide taking a trip with our baby is a good idea, I'll be taking the nanny!

Stella Kate Update!

We've tried rice cereal a few times. She doesn't have any opposition to it, but she doesn't get the whole spoon/food thing yet. We'll keep working on it. (I have a really awesome video, but it's taking forever to forget it!)

She is super fussy due to teething...Seriously I feel awful for her. She is really fussy and will only stop when I push her around the house in her stroller...So that's what I do :)

A few more pics from the week:

Stella's 1st plane ride
I don't really heart Southwest
What's the big deal?
Roxy now loves Stella
(or she realizes that Stella's not going away) 
Tray tables are also good for napping & changing diapers
Chillin' out by the pool
working on my glass creation
floating :)

Happy 4th of July week!!