Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sleepy Baby

This is a picture of a very sleepy Philip after he was picked up by his Daddy early at daycare, fell asleep in the car on the way home, was put in his crib with too many layers on, woke up very sweaty and upset, and had lots of chicken and broccoli (from Pagoda) for dinner. It's a Friday and sometimes at the end of a long week an Oreo cookie and a sippy cup of milk makes life a little more tolerable.   

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


This week Brian and I started a 10-week weight loss competition. It's been a stressful year (we started packing just about a year ago to leave Iowa), and we have seen 2 new jobs, the finding of daycare, one layoff and rehire, a big move, the selling and buying of a house, a very small rental with 2 large dogs, and some crazy work schedules. We're finally feeling like being settled is on the horizon (insert big sigh here) and we can finally focus on ourselves for a while. Anyway, the goal is to lose the highest percentage of body weight in the 10 week period, with a weekly weigh-in every Monday morning.

The winner gets to pick a weekly prize which includes having the loser 1) clean the bathrooms, 2) wash the dogs, 3) go grocery shopping (my least favorite chore), 4) allowing the winner to sleep in, etc. And at the end there's a big prize! If I win I get a full-day at the spa and if Brian wins he get a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

I have no intention of losing any weigh-ins and will be enjoying a spa package come August. In fact, I've already picked it out. (And baked Brian a double batch of Toll House cookies yesterday).

We do have some ground rules, not to worry, which includes not skipping meals and (newly added) not trying to sabotage the competitor.

Who are you putting money on?

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Earlier this week Philip got a good bite on his left cheek from one of the other toddlers at daycare. It is healing amazingly fast, but here's a photo where you can kinda still make it out. After it first happened you could see each tooth mark. I felt badly for the little guy, though it hasn't seemed to phase him much.