Friday, April 15, 2011

Warmer Weather is Here....

Quote: Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway.
-Eleanor Roosevelt

At least for a little while. I can't wait until it is here to stay. My husband and I took advantage of the warmer weather and took some walks this week. I did a workout on Wednesday which totally kicked my butt and then when Greg woke up we went on a walk we went about 2 miles. Delaney loves being outdoors and was bouncing in her stroller and laughing the whole time. Kiley went to visit Grandma Arlene one day and rode her bike the next. She is very afraid of bugs this year and when a fly landed on her arm she stopped and started to scream. I had to hold back my laughter at how dramatic she was being and reassure her that it was okay it wasn't a "stinging bug" and it was best if she just keep pedaling.

Delaney wasn't phased by anything she is such a happy baby. I was talking to my mom on the phone earlier tonight and she was asking about her and I was telling her how everyone in the store today was commenting on how happy she was! I told her when Delaney was two months old and had a bit of colic I didn't think I would ever hear anyone say that! She was so fussy for the first three months. My mom told me she was amazed at the patience I had with her. I did get frustrated with her and myself because sometimes I had no idea what to do for her but then my wonderful husband would step in and take her off my hands and calm her. I am so lucky to have him. We make such a great team when it comes to everything, marriage, kids, work, LIFE!

So I walked outside a total of 3 days this week and took Delaney and Kiley to the park once. It was Delaney's first time in the baby swings. Kiley and Xander keep asking when the pool will be open. Soon enough! I love Summer days at the pool, taking the kids for ice cream, taking long evening walks, and just relaxing in the warmth and enjoying our time together. We are planning a summer vacation to Folly Beach, South Carolina. We have rented a house with my parents. We are all looking forward to a relaxing vacation.

Greg and I have been watching our diet recently. We are cutting back on sweets, drinking water instead of diet pop, and adding more veggies. I haven't made a dessert, even a healthy one all week! I am proud of myself. We are trying to make better choices when we eat out, I have been eating a lot of salads with chicken lately! Trying to avoid the bread basket or at least cut back. It is hard we are both carb lovers.

Delaney LOVES table food! She is always trying to mooch off our plates. She loves apples, bananas, sweet potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, the list goes on... She will eat everything and her little pincher grasp she has down pat! She is crawling everywhere! Her favorite thing to get into is the kid's crayon box and coloring books. She just throws them around and then crinkles her nose at me and laughs. She loves her big brothers and sister. All they have to do is look at her and laugh and she is just delighted.

I am starting to wean her to one bottle a day. I am teaching her how to hold her bottle and offering her a sippy cup as well. So far, so good. I did learn that she doesn't like the sippy's with handles, they confuse her just give her the plain ones with out the "trainer" handles and she does much better. I am probably going to only nurse her at night and early morning when she turns one year. We will see how it goes.

Here are some recent pictures! We had Xander's birthday party last weekend. I made his cake. My first try at fondant. I learned from it and I think I will do better when I make Delaney's cake in June for the big ONE!

Xander's Lego Head Cake. He is SEVEN now!

Little Lou

Kiley having fun at the park.

Kiley and Mommy


Delaney's First Time Swinging

Haha! Loving it!