Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Love days at the beach

I have been looking forward to this last weekend for a long time.  Andrew had a CPA test Saturday morning, so we headed down to LA to stay with Dan and Britt Friday night, and then we would have ALL day Saturday to spend and the beach or carve pumpins or perhaps both. Things didn't exactly go as planned. Friday night andrew told me we would have to leave LA early because he had to work, and then when we were on our way he tells me early meant 1:00. So basically every plan was out the window.  We still had a great time though. He finished his test around 11:00 and then we headed to the beach for an hour.  It was a short visit, but so much fun. I love spending time with my family (kami also made the trip up to LA from Huntington Beach).

Sunday, October 14, 2012

50's Date Night

Andrew and I seem to only go out when it's free, and it just so happened we scored 2 free date nights this week (thanks to CBIZ)!  Andrew got tickets to go to a college fundraiser thing (good food) but the real fun was a couple days later we were able to dress up in 50's dress to attend a Petroleum Club party.  I didn't really have much of a 50's costume (i was trying to go as cheap as possible) but i was able to pull something together, and of course...the guys were easy to dress.  We had a great time with some co-workers of Andrews and some great food!


On Saturday the 13th Andrew, my dad, and I ran a 10k for Volkslauf.  I was dying to do it last year, but since i was secretly pregnant with parker, I had to come up with a very lame excuse to get out of (I think it was along the lines of Andrews team needing another guy, not a girl? i don't know, but my parents bought it). Anyway, so ALL year I've been wanting to run the Volkslauf race, and when it came down to actually running it, I realized how completely unprepared I was (I mean I had a year to prepare, but did i? no). I ran about 4 miles a few weeks after i had parker, and it wasn't too bad, and then a couple months ago i ran other 4 miles, and in between this time i would only run a couple miles every other day.  So all of a sudden i needed to bust out 6 miles, it was SOOO hard. Did you know that Andrew can go from sitting on the couch for a year, to running a 10k like no big deal? Well he can, and I can't.  I thought I'd be setting the pace, but both Andrew and my dad wanted to go much faster than I did, so I tried my best to keep up with them so i didn't let them down.  Holy heck I thought i might die (it's a tad depressing to think a couple years ago this run wouldn't have been a big deal. kids change things).  You basically run 5 or so miles straight (maybe just a couple obstacles) and then the majority of the obstacles and all the mud is at the end of the race, and let me tell you they were a blessing! Running was so hard, but he obstacles...SO NICE. I was finally able to catch my breath (it didn't hurt that i didn't have to jump over the walls, but just climb on Andrew to get over). I'm not sure if I'd run the 10k again (i don't know when i'll get in good shape again) but i would definitely run the 5k. SO much fun!!

I asked Colby for a kiss.  This was the face I got.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

6 month old Parker

Parker is 6 months old now and we FINALLY got him back to the doctor for his 4 months physical when he was 5 1/2 months old. Holy smokes dealing with insurance is INSANE, but that's off the subject. Here are his stats (when he was 5 1/2 months):

head: 15 in
weight: 13 lb 8.2 oz
height: 25 3/4 in

  • He is smiling all the time, and has the cutest smile. 
  • He rolls over like a champ onto his stomach, but finds himself stuck there because he can't roll back over very well. 
  • He LOVES standing.  I try to get him to sit, and all he wants to do is grab my hand and try to stand. It's cute.
  • He is sleeping ALL night (from 8-7) and is now in the same room as Colby.
  • I'm pretty sure he'd be closer to crawling if he would ever take his hands out of his mouth.  He has been chewing and drooling since he was a couple months old. Now I'm not sure if he's teething, or if it's a crazy habit.
  • He absolutely loves his daddy, I'm just the food lady, but his daddy means FUN.
  • He is completely amazed by Colby and all the cool stuff he can do.
  • He sits up really well, and this makes him MUCH happier than laying on the floor.
  • He gets mad when we are all eating and he isn't.
He gives us the BIGGEST smiles. I love him!
He can't take his eyes off that sandwich