Friday, March 21, 2008

Blah, blah, blah...

I don't have too much to report...just some random thoughts.
Time is flying - I can't believe my maternity leave is over in 5 weeks...I'm not complaining because I know I have it pretty good, but I'm definitely starting to feel a bit sad about it coming to an end! I received an e-mail from a friend today that was an essay by Anna Quidlen and it really resonated with me today. It's really long, so I won't include it and I can't find the original source...but I've done the google search for you. Check it out (just click on the first link)'s a great one! Thanks, Megs!
A couple things spoke to me...first - I don't want to spend these next 5 weeks being sad about having to go back to work - I really want to "live in the moment" the next 5 weeks and forever. The second is about how all the books can't tell you how to raise your child - you need to trust your instincts and your child to show you the way! This has been SO true for us - well me! I've probably read too many books and googled too many things because I wanted to do everything perfect when in reality all the information was just overwhelming and stressing me out! Once I put the books down and stopped relying on the internet to show me the all just seemed to work out! boy is going to wake up soon and I want to get some pictures up here for you all to see. Enjoy!

Our dear friends, Mel and Macen were in town for a visit a couple of weeks ago. Macen was so cute with Kellen. She had her feelings a bit hurt at first when baby Kellen wouldn't say "hi" back to her. In no time, they were the best of friends! My favorite was hearing her sweet little voice saying "hi mister" to Kellen (we call him mister a lot and she picked up on that quickly!)! We can't wait to see them again! Note to self...never slouch in that position again - not a good look and not good for the body image!!

Some of Kellen's favorite times are on the changing table...sometimes we hang for awhile and just play! I thought that second picture was pretty funny!

Kellen has a basket full hats and Aaron pulled this one out the other day - we just cracked up! So cute...

Okay...the boy is still not awake, so here are some more random thoughts...

1. I'm dying for something sweet - a burgerville chocolate hazelnut milkshake (thanks for reminding me that they are in season, jamie!), a coconut creme st. cupcake, a little piece of dark chocolate...I can't wait until April 7th!

2. I am in major need of a good concealer. These middle of the night feedings have created major bags under the eyes. Anyone know of a good one?

3. We're signing the boy up for swim lessons starting at the beginning of April - i can't think of anything worse than getting in a swimsuit right now. ugh...but i know he'll love it, so it'll be great!


...and there's my with that I say goodbye!


Anonymous said...

Ang you are so funny. It was great having you guys over for dinner. I loved having Kellen time. He is such an amazing little boy. He is so cute and I loved getting slobber all over me.

Raché said...

Love the hats. He looks like a very happy baby.

Jamie & Aaron said...

I'm going to have to add a St. Cupcake to my list of cravings. That seriously sounds SO good right now :-)