Sunday, August 25, 2013

15 Months!!

In my opinion, each passing month with your child gets even more fun! Though there are parts of me that miss Little PiƱata as a teeny, tiny baby, it seems like each day he develops more of a personality, learns new things and makes us laugh at something new. I really feel like I can see him changing from a baby to a person with a big personality right before my eyes! Weight & Length: At his 15 month appointment he was 30 in. tal,l which is right around the 12th percentile for height using WHO guidelines. He's 19lbs 4.5oz, moving him up to the 7th percentile for weight (also using the WHO guidelines). We're so excited he crossed the 5th percentile mark! :-)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Check Another Off the List...

Yesterday I made my first order with Azure Standard. :-) They deliver natural and organic food all over the country, mostly in bulk. When it comes to something I KNOW we'll use I don't mind buying this way. :-) You have to buy $50 worth of product, which was pretty easy (since you're likely buying in bulk). When it arrives I'll let you know what we got. AND if it's all good, we will probably try again, maybe even buying good, organic produce in bulk! :-)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

That pesky "to-do" list

So, after we got back from the beach last week summer was pretty much over. I've been spending at least 5-10 hours a day getting ready for my new job. SOO, it looks like it's time to see how much progress I made on my to-do list. :-)

1. Get back into running and even be able to run 5-6 miles by the end of the summer.
No way. I ran about 2 miles a few times, but that was it. :(

2. Learn how to make my own tortillas.
Sadly, I didn't do this either! I'm not giving up and will still do this soon!!

3. Start couponing again!
I tried this once or twice, but decided with me working and having a toddler, it's not worth the time sadly to really COUPON. Instead I went shopping a couple of times at Aldi, and am focusing on only getting what we need. I still like Publix and their weekly B1G1 Free deals, so I should still look at that once a week. But, I don't think I'll be printing or cutting coupons anymore. Who's got time for that?!

4. Start ordering food from Azure Standard.
Aargh! NOT this either! I actually thought about it, but it seemed like the prices weren't as great as I thought they would be. Also, it's totally overwhelming because there are a million things on their site. If anyone does this and wants to give me tips, let me know! :)

5. FINALLY finish our family 2012 album.
Yes! I did it!

6. Read at least 2 books a month.
I did this too! I think I read more like 3-4 a month. Wahoo! :)

7. Get a tan, dang it.
Yes! I did this on our last trip to the beach. Yay! Although it's already fading. :/

8. Make dinner on a MUCH more regular basis.
I think I did this. I will try not to let the Little Caesar's Pizza we had tonight make me believe otherwise. 

9. Get a hair-cut. (It's pathetic that I have to put that on a list like this, but it's been a LONG time since I have been. Like maybe 7-8 months? Sheesh).
Umm... I did this yesterday. Sheesh. Took me long enough!

10. Get back to taking ballet classes! And BarreAmped Classes.
I did both these things! Yay! That makes me feel better about not running. :)

11. Make significant progress in getting some of my writing published online.
I'm a blogger over at HelloBee now, which is in the right direction. Although, sadly it has kept me from getting things read on actual publications or bigger sites. (I'd really like for something to end up on "Her-Meneutics," Christianity Today's blog and news specifically written for women).

12. Start soaking and freezing dry beans to save money and avoid canned beans.
I did this too! Yay! And I wrote about it on HelloBee. It's way easy and I can't believe I didn't start doing this sooner!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

I'm a Negligent Blogger. :/

Between keeping up with a VERY busy toddler, becoming a new blogger at HelloBee, getting ready and going on 2 vacations (one without wifi) and attempting to get ready for a new school year at a very new job, blogging here has been neglected. :(

SO.... I may not have anything good to say, but I DO have adorable pictures. I will save more beach photos for a separate post, but will share some zoo and kiddie pool pictures. 

Making a mess :)

Daddy's first time at the zoo with us! 
This time N was a lot more hesitant about the goats. :)

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N LOVES the kiddie pool at our rec center! 

It's just the right size for him!

I wish we had taken better advantage of it all summer!

Yep. That's the buddy inside the laundry basket. That I bought for college. :)

The buddy is enjoying our bonus room now! We got rid of a guest bed and made a play area for him.

Enjoying his new play area
That's all for now. Nothing exciting around here. Just stress. :-) Hopefully once we're well into the new school year things will calm down. For now they're quite hectic!