Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Saturday 7

1. We had such a nice day last Saturday thanks to the warm weather.  Justin let me sleep in, then we went for a walk on the trail.  We walked about 3 miles and I thought I was going to die.  Yikes.  We finished off the evening with dinner at Logan's and a trip to Wal-Mart - where we got a free rotisserie chicken as we were leaving!!

2. Justin really wants to do some landscaping on our property this year.  Last year he dug out a flowerbed and planted some bulbs.  I stayed inside with our newborn baby.  But this year, I wanted to help.  So I agreed to help him dig 10 holes for trees in our backyard.  Ugh.  I was sore for like 5 days afterward!  Haha.

3. I did a good job cooking again this week.  I think it helps that I know I'm going to report it here.  It keeps me accountable.  Rachel - I'm going to abbreviate the day of the week before each meal. ;-)

S- We usually go to one of our parents' houses for dinner on Sundays, but it didn't work out this week.  So we had our free rotisserie chicken, scalloped potatoes, and mixed veggies.
M - chicken caesar wraps, sweet potato fries
T - Subway
W - taco salad
Th - enchiladas
F - chicken alfredo - it was a total bomb.  I tried a new recipe from the book Cook This, Not That and my bechamel totally didn't thicken.  Blech.

4. It was a big week for Lucy.  She finally sprouted her first tooth!  Bottom right.  I first noticed it on Tuesday when I was fishing something out of her mouth.  Haha.  It's still not terribly visible, but that's mostly because she refuses to let me look in her mouth.  That said, today I noticed a second one peeking through! Bottom left.  I figured it would show up soon since they tend to appear in pairs.  The good news is, they don't seem to be bothering her at all!  I never noticed any crankiness before the first one popped through, and she's still acting her normal self.  Woohoo!

5. When Lucy turned 11 months on Monday, I dropped her afternoon nursing session.  It didn't bother either of us.  Piece of cake.  Unfortunately, yesterday - a mere 4 days later - my old friend showed up.  I didn't miss her one bit.

6. After much debate, I think I finally set a date for Lucy's birthday party, and now I'm in full party-planning mode.  I really was just going to do cake and balloons and call it good, but then I started looking up themes online . . . Now I think I might go a little crazy. Stay tuned. ;-)

7. While I was writing this, Lucy found a basket full of clean laundry that I haven't gotten around to folding yet.  You know she's in her glories when she finds clothes to sort, so I wasn't watching too closely.  I seriously just looked down to find her with my underwear on her head.  Lol! At least it was clean!


  1. I am incredibly jealous that your old friend just returned! Mine came back when B was only 6 months old...I felt like I deserved a longer break than that, especially since I'd had 8.5 weeks of it after she was born! And I was nursing constantly still at that point...oh well:(
    Yay for teeth!
    I can't wait to see what you come up with for her, fun! I just started thinking about Brooklyn's last night, since we're going to be here instead of in Wisconsin this year (which we just decided on recently). I'm trying to decide if I have one last year of figuring out a "theme" on my own or if she'll have an opinion;)

  2. Man, Cara, you got ripped off!! And 8.5 weeks? That's brutal!

    Yeah, I figure now is my chance to dream up my own theme for birthday parties. Soon it'll be all kitties or princesses or -heaven forbid- Dora! *shudder*

  3. I agree Sadie- I DETEST Dora. Do you have email I can write to you? I am FB fasting for Lent, but have some questions for you..... :)

  4. Bahaha, thanks for explaining your day labeling system for me. Very helpful.

    Yay for teeth! I think baby teeth are cute :) I'm glad she hasn't been grumpy!

    Pretty sure my old friend showed up immediately after I stopped nursing too. Sorry :/

    Excited to hear about the party plans!


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