Monday, July 30, 2012

Mommy & Me Monday

His days as the youngest are numbered, and his ability to remain still is even smaller. But blurry as it is, I was able to get a smile, and that's all that really matters :)

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

My Week (37) in Instagram

Yeah, I need to get back to a post with actual written content. But, June was a pretty heavy month, so consider July my little reprieve. Plus, It's Summer, Y'all.

Sunday 7/22/12: Mike worked most of the day, so it was just me & the boys. 
I did manage to have this fantastic pizza dinner ready for him 
after 12 hours of EMT work. He was happy :)

Monday 7/23/12: Downed this in about 10 seconds. I was having a MONDAY.

Tuesday 7/24/12: My little monkey, pre-haircut. He whimpered through the whole thing (and so did I).

Tuesday 7/24/12: My happy post-haircut man, who also 
apparently aged four years when losing that inch of hair...

Wednesday 7/25/12: Flamingos are easily the most photographic animals at the zoo--
or am I just saying that because they're only animals I snapped a photo of?

Wednesday 7/25/12: Aiden L-O-V-E-S the carousel.

Wednesday 7/25/12: Nolan wasn't so sure. He was a whimpery mess when it started moving.

Wednesday 7/25/12: Cheesin' with Megan on the Zoo's train.
Wish she & family could visit more often.

Thursday 7/26/12: The boys hung out with their toys on the couch during a 
severe thunderstorm (I had to say "severe" or Aiden would have corrected me).

Thursday 7/26/12: I love my sleepy Mikey :)

Friday 7/27/12/: Breakfast--with Nolan sneaking a peek. :)

Looking at these pictures, I realize I actually missed a plenty of stuff that would have been perfect for a photo (we had LOTS of family visiting this week). I'm going to blame the exhausted-mom-with-two-kids-to-run-after theory.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Mommy & Me Monday

Aiden & I at Friday's Cleveland Indians game. My smile's a little creepy, but isn't my kid a cutie? :)

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Week (36) in Instagram

Not a very good job of picture-taking this week; most of these are from Friday's Indians game. But with a set of in-laws from each side of the family in town this week, I should have more opportunities, though taking advantage of those might pose a problem...

Friday 7/20/12: We took Aiden to his first Cleveland Indians game.
It was a beautiful evening in the CLE. :)

Friday 7/20/12: Enjoying a HUGE bag of popcorn. :)

Friday 7/20/12: Waiting for the postgame fireworks--which were AWESOME, by the way.

Saturday, 7/21/12: Dealing with diaper rash is EXHAUSTING.

Saturday 7/21/12: Cousins meeting for the first time.
They were pretty unimpressed with one another. :)

Sunday 7/22/12: Sunday morning cinnamon rolls for me & the boys while Daddy's at work.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

My Week (35) in Instagram

As I said, I'm trying to get back into the swing of things...

Sunday 7/8/12: Oh Mom. It's SO hard to see your name on a headstone...

Wednesday 7/11/12: Kitchen s'mores before bedtime. He's a fan. :)

Friday 7/13/12: Da bump at 4 months. Only 5 more to go...

Friday 7/13/12: Napoleon Dynamite was what Mike & I saw for our first date.
Fitting to watch it for in-home date night :)

Saturday 7/14/12: Nolan LOVES to build towers with his blocks. :)

Saturday 7/14/12: We took Aiden to see "Brave." He did pretty good--and it was
a VERY cute movie, so I highly recommend it :)

Saturday 7/14/12: Snack time for the boys, both of whom are now OBSESSED with
Veggie Stix. I'm totally cool with that.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monthly Mumbles, July Edition

10. So glad that heat wave is over! I like a nice hot summer day as much as the next person, but not 10 sweltering days in the upper nineties in a row--at least not in Ohio. Couple that with the storm that came through & knocked out power to a good chunk of Ohio, and you had a cranky, sweaty Buckeye state. Forecast looks much better for this week & next, so I'm going with that.

9. I need to get back on track with taking photos. I typically enjoy documenting our lives with Instagram and even my Canon on occasion, but to be perfectly honest, it's not something I've felt much like doing ever since Mom died. I need to get my mojo back, in more ways that one.

8. Decided to stop paying an arm & a leg for cottage cheese each morning at my employer's cafeteria, and brought in my own tub instead. Random Fact About Kimmie: I CANNOT eat cottage cheese unless it is virtually suffocating with pepper. Anyone else have this issue? Probably not...

7. Another thing I haven't done since losing my mom is play Words With Friends. She's the only one I consistently played with (and yeah, I lost a lot--kinda weird for an editor, but whatevs), so it just isn't the same. I might remove it from my phone entirely.

6. We're taking Aiden to his first Cleveland Indians game next week, complete with fireworks. I'm probably more excited than he is, but I think that will change one he steps inside Progressive Jacobs Field...

5. Called the pediatrician this morning to update him on Nolan's continuing refusal to use words. I think it's gotten better in some respects; he's attempting more words, and his gibberish has developed into more consonant usage that before, but he's still inconsistent. I told him I'm pleased with the change over three months, and he agreed that we'll assess again at his two-year checkup--which (can I freak out a little now?!) is only 3 months away.

4. Everyone send all your good vibes to my husband for Thursday morning. Leaving that one vague.

3. I'm feeling Justin's flutters a bit more regularly now, and it's always a welcome sensation. Starting to feel like this pregnancy is c-r-a-w-l-i-n-g just a bit, but I think the heat has a had a lot to do with that. I'm ready to get into my big comfy preggo sweaters instead of these ridiculous tank tops. C'mon, October, let's get a move on...

2. I looked back at my recent Facebook status updates and realized that I talk about food A LOT. Not sure what gives there.

1. Mom's headstone was placed a few weeks ago, and I was finally able to make it up north this past weekend to see it. Feels so much more final now. But it's a closure I don't want. I know everyone says this will get better with time, and yeah, it's "only" been a little over a month, but some days, this gaping hole in my life is harder to escape that others...