Monday, July 26, 2010

Mom-Speak and for the Love of Corn

It's so funny to hear The Frog use words that I (evidently) use often- for example he's started saying "probably" and "um" a lot recently. I've also lately been realizing that I must be very extreme in my adjectives when I speak because The Frog no longer says he's "hungy" but "starving", and things are no longer big or little but "tiny" or "huge".
This has been a very uneventful week, so I haven't taken any pictures (and I've just been generally exhausted and lazy) but Jay did think we should document this cuteness. The Frog adores corn on the cob and he insists on eating an entire ear himself. (he does a pretty good job too). Imagine how big an ear of corn would have to be if adults ate in similar proportions.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Proud Moment

I made strawberry jam today, so The Frog, of course, wanted to have a strawberry. After he finished it he asked for more and when I brought him one he said,

"Tanks, mom!"

It's amazing how such a small thing can make me feel so awesome.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

6 Weeks and Counting

We are about 6 weeks away from getting our baby girl (finally!) and I'm praying she'll be 2 weeks early like The Frog was. This pregnancy has been a LOT harder than the last one (which isn't really saying much since the last one was soooo easy), and I'm very ready to be done with the gigantic belly. None of my summer maternity clothes fit anymore... thank goodness for my two tummy sleeves that I wear with everything to cover what my shirt no longer does. I think I'm officially out of the "basketball" stage and fully into the "watermelon" stage.

I think the most fun thing about being pregnant has been talking about the baby with The Frog. He already knows her name and talks about her and gives her kisses and pats. It's adorable. I only hope he'll be enamored with her when she gets here and not completely jealous (which is what I suspect will happen).

Mentioning her now reminds me that we're going to need to come up with a "blog name" for her. Probably we'll wait until she gets here for the final say but does anyone have any suggestions? (It was hard enough coming up with her real name.)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

First Real Crochet Project

While on our trip, Jay's mom took me to a wholesale yarn shop and I decided to start a real crochet project. She had a really cute pattern for a baby hat and I thought a hat would be just the right size of a project to tackle. I think the picture doesn't really do it justice, but perhaps it will give you a sense.

I can't wait for our little bald woman to try it on!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Visiting Nanie and Gampie in MA

We just got back from a fun-filled and relaxing 2-week trip to visit Jay's family in Massachusetts, and we had such a great time! I took WAY too many photos (over 500!!!) and I'm really bad at weeding them out, so this post will be really picture-heavy and hopefully not to wordy. In attempt at not making this post take me forever to do (is it just me, or do vacations always end with a LOT of catch-up to do when you get home?) I'm going to try to briefly summarize the highlights and let you match the picture yourself. Hopefully the photo contents will be clear.

Though we spent most of our time at the McCarthy Lakehouse, we did spend some time at Nanie & Gampie's and The Frog had a lot of fun new experiences there- namely riding a tractor, driving a power wheel, jumping on a trampoline (trampoline is a new word he learned to say there), eating Jay's favorite pizza, chasing the McCarthy cat and dog, exploring their "playground" (for better or worse, he's a champ at climbing ladders now). He particularly liked pushing this fairly large dump truck down their slide. And let's not forget about all the time spent playing with their vast array of toys. Usually at home when The Frog wakes up from a nap, his first words are "all done!" or "food time!", but there he would say "pay with toys!".

We also all had a complete blast at the lake house! The Frog hasn't spent much time in the water- only really been to a pool twice- but we've been working on his bubble blowing and kicking in the bathtub so he'd be ready, and he didn't disappoint! By the end of the trip, he was willing to jump in the water from the dock and the raft with Jay, he would hold on to a noodle and kick without Jay, and he even occasionally would run into the water and face-plant, float there for a few seconds (to my horror) and then get up and smile and say "I jumped!". The Frog got to ride in a canoe, a kayak and a motor boat. He got to witness the cousins fishing for salamanders and see their success in a bucket. (I think at one point they had 8!). And when he wasn't in the water, he was chasing the dog, pushing the baby stroller, or reading books- Gampie does a really entertaining version of Little Red Riding Hood :). Without further ado, here are a glimpse of the photos, in no particular order.

A big thanks to Nanie and Gampie for letting us come out and all the yummy food (that I didn't have to prepare). We can't wait to do it again :)