Monthly Archives: June 2010

Freebie – Personalized Printable!

This past Sunday, a friend of Baby J’s was christened, and I put together a little gift for her full of personalized goodies:

There are 5×7 flat notecards and envelopes (perfect for thank you notes!), 2×3 enclosure cards with mini-lopes (perfect for accompanying gifts! and I love the mini-lopes), and a laminated luggage tag – all with the little girl of the day’s name. The little icon is a star fish – appropriate for summer, don’t you think?

Even though I am pretty sure everyone who reads this blog is either 1) related to me, or 2) a friend of mine, I am going to try this little giveaway…

I will personalize 5×7 flats (with first and last name) for the first 10 (I think that is ambitious) people to comment on this post. Just leave me the first and last name as well as your email address and I’ll deliver the personalized PDF right to your mailbox in the next few days.

Directions:  You will need to print the PDF onto some letter size white card stock – then you will need to get envelopes to fit [at any office supply store – you will need size A7] or go to Michaels to get some pink ones (in their wedding section) to match!  and I just use an Xacto knife to cut around the notecards – there is a thin white line to cut along to separate the 2 notecards.

In the next couple weeks, I’ll be putting up a free bookplate printable for the boys, so don’t think I am forgetting about the little fellows.

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Getting Ready

I know it is likely a couple months off, but it really looks like Little Bubs is getting ready to crawl!

We spend a good 30 minutes at least a day doing some Tummy Time.  and I think it is paying off!  Boom thinks Baby J inherited his intense look of concentration.  I think Bubs has an adorable profile!

Baby J can’t yet sit up by himself, so of course that would need to happen before crawling can occur, but his sitting is much more steady, so maybe someday soon he’ll be an independent sitter.  Then crawling… which reminds me that we need to get the house baby proofed!  and our front stairs – should we carpet them?  I hear babies love to go up and down stairs, so I suspect we’ll be spending a lot of time on them in the future…

Our Little Family

This past weekend, Yarbs took some photos of us as a family – they turned out quite well!

This is one of my faves:

Baby J has been doing quite well sitting up (well, in the tripod position) as well as getting into the crawling position. He hasn’t yet been able to move forward, but soon enough I am sure! Then I am totally screwed 🙂

Cutie Feet

Bubby has the cutest feet ever!  They are so fat!

I don’t want his feet (or him) to grow up too quickly.  He is such an adorable baby – even when the days are long, it is always fun to hang out with him.

Productive

I find I am most productive earlier in the day.  And since I am an early bird, that is good for me.  The other morning, I had gone for a run, got home, showered and no one yet up.  So I decided to take advantage of some alone time to finally organize and clean out JJ’s stock pile of clothing that was living in the laundry room.

As you can see, it was quite an undertaking!  I organized the clothes into “Too Small” (or anything that is for cool weather that will be too small by this fall / winter),”Too Big” and “Just Right” (this also includes some warmer clothing, as we will be heading to Cape Cod next month and may need to bring some long sleeves and pants).  Too Smalls are on the coffee table (wow, we had a lot of newborn and 3 month old clothing!), Too Bigs are on the top part of the sofa next to the railing, and the Just Rights are on the cushion of the sofa.

The Too Smalls have been put away to await the next bebe, if we should be so lucky.  The Just Rights are in the top 2 drawers of JJ’s dresser (top drawer holds sleep clothing, and 2nd holds daytime outfits) and the Too Bigs are in the bottom drawer.  Now, dressing JJ is quite a snap – with everything all organized.  And nice that it is in his room, in his dresser, instead of taking over the laundry room.

And here’s the cutie himself – getting so big!

Hopefully I can get another project done the next time I have some early morning time to myself – I know of a few that I should tackle soon!

Happy Birthday to ME!

It’s funny, as you get older, birthdays are things you want to try to forget, instead of celebrate. So different from when you are a kid.

I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since I raced 150 miles across the Atacama Desert – that was the 2nd coolest thing I have ever done (the first is being JJ’s mumsie). I am glad that I pushed myself and did that race – I think everyone should do something like that at least once in their lives.

As much as I love my life right now, a small part of me misses me as a badass. Maybe I’ll do ultramarathons again, maybe not. Who knows what the future may bring… As my birthday gift to myself, I am going to remember my time in Chile (you can read an earlier post about it here – looks like I need to scan in my blog posts from the race and put them up sometime…).

Life just seems to work out quite well – when I did the Atacama, it was the culmination of all my selfish years – years of doing whatever Boom and I wanted, whenever we wanted.  And once we were good and ready, Baby J came along and now it is time for our selfless years – can’t be selfish now, and don’t want to be… I figure when I wake up at 445am to go running or go to bootcamp, that is my hour of selfishness for the day.  and that is good enough for now.

He’s a Keeper

Maybe a month ago, I realized I will be needing to replace my laptop at some juncture this year.  I went to the Apple store Genius Bar to see about syncing my Blackberry calendar with iCal (I ended up going with Google Calendar, so it syncs wirelessly!  It is awesome.) and the little 18-year-old geek who helped me was basically laughing at my laptop, since it is so old, to him.  But it is only 5-6 years old, which doesn’t seem all that old to me…  oh well.

Evidently I can’t even upgrade my operating system to the latest that Apple offers because my computer is so old and doesn’t have an Intel chip in it.  The OS that I can upgrade to is no longer sold at Apple.

Anyway, this weekend Boom and I were on the Apple site and talking about which laptop I would need to replace my old one.  Since Macs are not cheap, I mentioned that maybe I could get the MacBook (the most affordable laptop Apple makes) as the replacement.  Boom thought for a minute, and then he was all, No, you need the MacBook Pro.  Which made me laugh, since I am stay-at-home mom (albeit a kick-a$$ one).  I bet most hubbys would not argue that their stay-at-home wives “need” such a nice laptop.

Not only that, he really recognizes and appreciates that dealing with Baby J is a full time job.  Most nights he cooks, and I feel bad about that.  I feel bad that I can’t have dinner ready and the house spotless when he comes home.  But he is all, Your job isn’t to cook, it is to raise our son.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to do a good job with Bubby and some girl – a long time from now – will be so lucky to have him as her hubs!

I mean, how did I get so lucky to have found my soul mate at age 22?!  and somehow I didn’t run him off with all the crazies!  Sometimes I really am amazed…

Anyway, here are my two awesome guys:

Thanks, Boom, for being such a great husband and dad!