Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Baby Won't Sleep

So, here we are.  It's 1:45am and Anna won't sleep.  Oy vey.  She went to bed around 12:30 and was almost asleep when I laid her down.  Usually when she's like that she'll fall asleep pretty quickly, but apparently she wasn't up for that tonight.  I would let her just ride it out and fall asleep on her own, but Miles has to work tomorrow morning so she can't just sit up there and talk for half an hour. 

Since it's technically Thursday, this evening I'll be going to IHOP with my mom and possibly my sister.  We're going to get the potato soup because it's delicious.  Usually I'd get the chicken fried chicken with the soup beforehand, but I never eat much of the soup since I have the chicken coming.  This time it's just going to be the soup, and I'm stoked.  So stoked that I'm writing about it.  After I leave IHOP I'll be going grocery shopping.  We are out of just about everything.  Well, not really everything, but all snacks and things that don't take forever to make. 

Friday I'm starting the 30 Day Shred for the second time.  Hopefully this time I get some results and stick with it longer.  Last time was in January, I think, and I didn't get any kind of results.  Maybe it's because my diet didn't change at all and I was only using one pound cans of beans.  Yeah, that's probably why.  Now I have 2.5lb weights and I'm planning on cutting down on the junk food.  Hopefully that will help.  I have apples, bananas, grapes, carrots, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, and lettuce on my grocery list.  Granted the lettuce won't be touched by me, it's still a pretty good list.  I found some recipes for strawberry slushies, so I plan to make those.  Hopefully the fruits will replace random sweet things I would usually be eating.  Now to find something to replace the salty things.  That will be tougher.

Saturday is the day of my mini-sessions at Krug Park.  I have a total of three people signed up.  Their times are 2:00, 3:30, and 5:30 and they are half hour slots.  Seems as though there will be quite a bit of standing around.  It seems that people aren't so interested in me for mini-sessions.  Maybe we can try again later, or maybe we should just do it this one time and forget it.  I guess we'll see.

This post is looking super boring with out photos.  Maybe sometime soon I'll update again and actually have something to look at....if I remember.

Monday, May 14, 2012

My Actual Day Off

Last Thursday I had a "day off" for Mother's Day.  There wasn't really anything specific that I was wanting to do, so I just got ready and headed out. 

First I stopped at Salvation Army.  They usually have a few cute things for little girls and they're the cheapest thrift store in town that I know of, so I picked up a few things for Anna. 

Second I went to Old Navy.  Mainly, I was on the hunt for an outfit for Anna for family pictures.  I found a couple of cute things there, but nothing that was simply perfect for the pictures.  I ended up buying a pair of jeans for myself for $12 and a pair of striped pants for Anna for 97¢. 

Third I made my way to Target.  I found a tan shirt and flowered skirt for Anna there.  The skirt featured the same red as my dress so it was perfect.  I bought those and a box of strawberry fruit snacks then headed out.

Fourth I stopped by Taco Bell and picked up a double decker and a crunchy taco...both without lettuce.

Fifth I drove to Wal-Mart.  I ate my double decker in the car before going in.  Our freon needs to be recharged, but we can't do it ourselves since the car is a '94, so it was pretty toasty in there.  After I ate I got some more shopping done.  My list consisted on diapers, hand soap, lunch for Miles, straws, and cereal.  You know, the typical things you buy on a day off, ha! 

I had planned on stopping by Jesse James Antique Mall, but I had nothing specific I wanted there, and I was running out of time, so I headed home.  Anna was sleeping when I got home, but after about an hour I went upstairs to see her.  We played on the bed for a while, then I brought her downstairs.  After a bit Miles packed her up and took her to my mom's so he could go to work.  Anna hadn't been feeling great last week, so I was worried she'd be a bit cranky.  I texted my mom and told her that if Anna wasn't agreeable it'd be fine to bring to over to me.  Around 9:30 I got a call from her and I could hear Anna in the background just crying and saying, "Mama!  Maaamaa!"  Talk about heart breaking!  Needless to say, my mom and dad brought Anna over.  She was happy to be home.

While Anna was over with my parents I edited some photos, did some laundry, and washed the dishes.  So, all in all it was a pretty good day off.  I've realized that I just like my baby too much to be away from her for that long.  We're friends!

Anna was not excited to be taking pictures.
Now I should wash some dishes.  Bleh.  Dishes are simply the worst.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Day Off

This Sunday is Mother's Day, so Miles is giving me Thursday all to myself.  He has to go into work from around 9:30 to about 11, so sometime after that I'll be heading out.  That makes me happy.  The problem is that I'm short on friends.  I thought about going to KC to see Cassie, but she'll be in class until 1:45 so we'd only see each other for about an hour before I'd have to head home.  So far my to do list for Thursday looks like this:  get some Taco Bell (dreaming big!), walk around Jesse James Antique Mall, Target, and Old Navy.  We're planning on doing family pictures Friday so I'm going to look for an outfit for Anna.  I also need to pick up diapers and hand wash while I'm out.  Yay!

Tomorrow should be pretty good.  I'll be doing engagement pictures around 4:30, then we have a volleyball game at 7:30 (I think).  Anna likes to play in the sand so she does pretty well out there.  Our team rotates out so my dad watches her and whoever is out sits by her.  She's a cute one, that girl.

I curled my hair today to see if I could.  It worked!
I curled it around noon and it stayed all day.  My hair has never stayed curled very well, especially not after I curled it, so this is a step up. As of now I'm planning on curling it again for the pictures on Friday.  Hopefully it works then, too.

It's been really nice out the last few days.  Anna wakes up and one of the first thing she says is, "Swing!"  So, there's been a lot of swinging and walking around the back yard in our lives.  Yesterday I thought it'd be good to take pictures of her in her green lace jumper.  Seriously, it's adorable!

Oh, she's gorgeous.  She's also singing along to songs.  Particularly, "Somebody I Used to Know."  I love that song, so we listen to it a bunch around here.  It's ridiculously cute when she sings.  She'll also bring Miles' ukulele to him and say, "Play for me."  Of course it sounds more like "Pay me," but still!  She's perfect!

Also, on Saturday the moon was supposed to be super big.  It ended up looking more like a fairly normal full moon when I saw it.  Maybe I missed the window?
 That's cropped in a bit, too.  Eh.

Now I sleep.  It's 3:30 and if I stay awake any longer I'm just going to keep eating junk and get no sleep.