Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Are what terrorists say. Errrr..Merry Christmas....


Yup...so we got a lot of snow...well for NC standards. This was Landon's first snow he could actually play in. He LOVED it. He loves knocking snow off the bushes, eating it, throwing it, you name it. I got some sweet shots of him and even a cute video with Grandma.

To note, Jack also had a fantastic time at Grandmama's house playing in the snow. He gets super frisky and runs around like a maniac. He loves to dig in the snow and root his nose around in it. Go figure. The boy has NO hair on his belly either!

Here are some shots(trying out Picasa collages....LOVING IT)

P.S. This snow residue is really fucking with my running schedule. It sucks.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Landon's Book of the Week - Monsterpops!

This week's book is actually 3 books. I have this set called Monsterpops that are a trio of pop-up books. The artwork is a little scary but once again, the silly voices do it for me.

First up there is Dinner Time. This is the cold hard truth about the food chain. Each of the animals pop-out of the page and eat the previous animal....THEN they get eaten too. I think my favorite page is the crocodile. His snout sticks right out of the page. I grab it every time :).

Next is Small Talk. This was my favorite first in the series. It teaches that gossip can really change things. On every page, there is an animal talking about this thing on the roof. Each animal makes something up and it gets crazy. The book ends a little weird but there are funny looking animals like a hippo with an under bite and a funny little martian! Mommy makes all the pop-up animals talk. She is so magical.

The last one in the set is Oh My A Fly. Now get this, it is about a woman who swallows all these bugs and animals. It is pretty messed up...but I still like it. It has a lot of rhymes and mommy can read it real fast. I have no idea why she does that. Funny part in this one is (SPOILER ALERT) she keeps eating all these animals and she never dies...then the last page, she eats a horse! And then it says "she died of course". So funny. Because she ate all those other things and the horse is what did her in. Silly woman.

Well that is my review of the Monsterpops series. I would have to say that currently I ask for Oh My A Fly the most over and over. I give the set 4 out of 5 cheerios. See ya next week!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

O snizzy snap! I got tagged!

Welp I got tagged by cousin Sarah over at Zombie Running. She accompanied me for a post work run this evening...so woot!

1) What are you most fond of accomplishing in 2010?
- Not going insane with an infant
- Not going insane with a toddler
- Learning more about photography and working at it
- Keeping up with exercise even though it is really hard with a full time job, baby, husband, etc.

2) What are your running goals for 2011?
- Krispy Kreme in Feb (3 doughnuts this time?)
- Half Marathon in March
- 27 min or less 5K? Think I can?

3) What is your favorite race?
Meh I only did 2 technically because I chickened out at the KK Challenge. Gonna have to go with Old Reliable even though my pace was poopy. Got a nice shirt and it was a nice day with Jen :)

4) What is your favorite holiday guilty pleasure?
Hmmm...Joe Joes? Sausage balls? My entire floor has a week long potluck of junk. Yeah I ate crap daily. It rocked my face off. BUT I did run the most that week!

5) What was your most embarrassing running moment?
TRUTH TIME! This melts the mommy and running world. Since having Landon, I have had to ::cough:: train some "other muscles". Peeing while running has become my downfall. I have had to stop too many times and circle the block at home to go ...one more time. It sucks but I am dealing with it. You have been warned non-mommies.

So I have to tag someone.

I tag Jamie over at http://jamiemcq.wordpress.com/ - She did a half marathon within the baby's first year...CRAZY!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Landon's Book of the Week - Goodnight Gorilla

Goodnight Gorilla

Hello followers. This week's review is of the book of little words. The basic premise is a zookeeper is locking up for the night and the gorilla starts and unlocks all the cages. Then all the animals follow him home and try to fall asleep in his ROOM! I KNOW?!!! Anyway, since there aren't many words, mommy changes the story a little bit each time. We get to point out the moon and balloon in all the pages. I know which one is the gorilla and the giraffe every time! I am so smart. At the end we tell everyone night night and I go too! I have been a fan of this book for a few weeks, even though mommy brought me 2 huge bags of books. Silly lady. Well I give this book 2 out of 5 cheerios. Night Night!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This is Steve from Blue's Clues now...he has a band...creepy...

Our newest family member...BLUE!

Yup. Blue Clue's is integral in our lives everyday now apparently. We have known Landon loves it because it can put him in a trance and get him to stop crying.

When driving to the river for Thanksgiving, we decided to try to just pick him up early from school and head out...yeah...right after his nap. You see where this is going right? He wasn't tired and pissed off. He was screaming before we got out of Wake County. We tried his songs and that slowly wore out. We then decided to hook up the iPad and let it work it's magic. We plugged it into the stereo with the AUX port and propped it up on the console and let Blue work HER magic. O magic Blue...how we love you. The rest of Thanksgiving, when he was waking up at the ass crack of dawn due to teething, we brought the iPad to bed with us and let him watch. Glorious.

Well we have the first 3 seasons on Netflix and have them available via iPad, iPhone, computer, Apple TV, XBox, DVD player...muhahahahaha. Just this week, when we came home from school, Landon immediately went to the sofa and was trying to climb up(nothing new there) and then was walking around saying "boo?" and making fists and jazz hands. This usually is milk but it was obvious this wasn't what he wanted. After we asked for more context clues, we figured out he wanted to watch Blue Clue's with daddy. We later figured out that the hand movements? Totally the "Blue's Clues" motion that Steve/Joe does when singing the song. CRAZY. Now it is just too cute.

It is done

I officially signed up for my first half marathon yesterday(yup SAS pays $10 of the entry fee and then payroll deducts the rest...BOOM). I will be doing the American Tobacco Trail 1/2 marathon. I have been told it is a great 1st one because it is really flat. Hooray! I am kinda starting my training this week...yeah the coldest week on record. I am not too worried right now. Following any of the training guides this early is less than what I am used to running so I am not obsessing just yet. I am trying to align my running with other groups and people to help keep me honest. Some work friends go out for long runs on the weekends, so I am hoping to meet up with them. Call me a copy cat of Sarah :) I am ok with that.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Let's hear it for the num nums!

Well, the day has come, Landon is officially weaned from breastfeeding. We made it 15 months and 2 weeks...WAY past what I thought. I kinda decided after Thanksgiving and the WAY TOO early mornings, that we needed to cut the cord. He got into a little habit of coming into bed with mommy and daddy to keep quiet. While it worked, it left mommy with a baby clawing her and squirming at 5 am while Daddy snored. My extended sleeping reasoning for extended breastfeeding wasn't working as planned. So I figured, we make a change when we go back home and make the switch.

On Monday, he got up late, so we went straight to breakfast. Tuesday, when I went to get him from the crib, he pointed to the bed like he wanted me to lay with him but I asked him if he wanted his sippy, he said 'yeah' and we got it. No looking back.

I didn't cry like I thought and I think it was because I didn't let myself think about it too much. I didn't plan "we will stop at a year" and then dread the impending birthday. The time arose and we stopped. I miss it, yeah. It hasn't been about milk for awhile...just the snuggling. Sweet sweet snuggling. I did get a little teary when I dropped the night time feeding and my supply dipped way down and he would start signing 'more'. It was so pitiful :(. Honestly, it was never that hard. Yeah there was some getting used to and some sleepless nights...but it was fan-freakin-tastic. I would do it over and over.

*That's right GASP I put a photo of breastfeeding on here...but look! artistic!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bag of Tricks

Friday, December 3, 2010


Well kinda. I submitted LT's b-day decorations to an inspiring blog called Party like a Kid months ago and today they posted it! So exciting!!

Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday