Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Basement grown veggies lined up, ready to be planted
Entrance to the back yard
Monday, May 4, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Meade turned 9 months old today! It is unbelievably scary how fast time flies! He is getting to be such a big boy. I often wish I could freeze time and keep him this age forever. The future is something I look at with excitment and trepidation. I want to savor each end every moment while he is a baby. It's hard to imagine a time were he won't need me anymore. To be honest I don't want to imagine that. So now, we will just be in the moment of 9 months old...and in the grand scheme of life...it truly is only a moment.
We started off the day going to the carpet store. Not very exciting for a baby. But he did a good job waiting while I figured out what to get. He enjoyed touching all the different types of carpet. Thankfully we are in the final stages of redoing our front porch. It is going be Meade's new play area. The porch was in need of a face lift so I am happy that it has come together. I am amazed at what a coat of paint will do for a room. It is going to be a wonderful space for him to play. The carpet will make his next stages of development a little more comfortable.
Our pace has been picking up around here. With spring comes a whole different routine. Dad is back to work 6 days a week. I am back 3 days. I worked yesterday...it felt nice to get my hands dirty and to start working with plants again. Even though the ground is still cold and things are just starting to poke out of the soil. The greenhouse is super warm and full of cool plants just waiting to be potted up! http://www.calgogardens.com/ Check out our website!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I went back to work today... this week I am only going in one day. Next week I will start back to a part time schedule. Which will be 3 days a week. I must say I am overwhelmed. Anxiety is an emotion that comes extremely easy to me. So needless to say I have it...big time! There is so much to do in a short amount of time! One of my co-workers is not coming back this season. With me being part-time the responsibilities seem to be to much. I know everything always seems bad in the moment. I am going to try to sleep on it and hopefully will feel some relief in the morning....
On a brighter note yesterday needs to be reflected on briefly. It was a cloudy morning but we spent it at our local Le leche league meeting. My friend recently had a beautiful baby girl and we went together. It is always nice to get together with women that also nurse there children. It is a comfortable environment where I always end up learning something. The sun came out to accompany the warm weather so Meade and I hit the streets. We walked, went on the swing and just enjoyed being outside. I ended the day with a really nice yoga class. I have not been to a class since before I was pregnant. It was nice and gentle...something I really needed.
I will be teaching a couple workshops this spring at the garden center where I work. The picture I included is one thing people will be making....a bird feeder with a succulent green roof.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
If you don't already know...my mom owns a hair cutting place for kids. Last week I took Meade there for a visit. They have cars and animals for children to sit in while they are getting their hair cut. Obviously, Meade doesn't have any hair to cut... but he had a blast sitting in the race car hamming it up for the girls that work there. It is funny when you have a day where your baby just blows you away. He is kind of shy in some situations. He takes a little while to warm up to people. However this day in particular he was having the time of his life. I thought I would share some pictures.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I was tagged!
This picture is the moment our eyes met. The moment my life changed forever... Meade Ingram he was just shy of being 2 weeks late. I waited patiently... he would arrive when he was ready. Judging from his personality the moment he entered the world...he probably could have used 2 more weeks in my belly. He is a sensitive soul. My dear friend Erin reminded me on especially trying days that the world needs more sensitive people. I couldn't agree more.
When I was at the final stages of labor a nurse asked my husband where our camera was. We were so wrapped up in labor we didn't bring a single bag into the hospital. I was able to experience most of my labor at home. Entering the hospital I was already in transition. Things were moving so fast we didn't even think about bags or cameras. After 2 hours of pushing my midwife informed us that a couple more and we would be meeting our little baby. We realized we didn't have our camera. My husband frantically ran out of the room to the car. Luckily a really sweet nurse (brought him back) and went to our car to retrieve it for us. If she had not.... we would never have been able to capture the most amazing moment in my life. Mommy and Meade meeting face to face!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Hi my name is Meade! Here's a list of things I love:
1. sweet potatoes
2. hanging out in my birthday suit.
3. bath time
4. being thrown in the air
5. long walks in my stroller
6. kisses on my belly
7. unexpected things
8. dancing with mommy
9. rubbing anything soft on my face
10. mom and dad's faces
12. being pushed around in my new wagon
13. doggies and kitty's (even though I think they are all scared of me!)
14. Daddy's watch
15. baby einstein
16. all of my friends
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday we visited with our favorite people in Jersey City. A good time was had by all. Although from the picture I am wondering if Meade was happy or scared. lol! Emmett seemed to enjoy pushing him around. He was very good at it I must say! Here is a funny picture from our day that I thought I would share.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I need to take a minute to give my husband a lot more credit for what he does. It is sad to think that he is usually in my line of fire when I am feeling frustrated...for better or for worse...right? However, there are so many things that he does in which I love!!
Like, tell me I am pretty when I feel like a total hag! Sweep in at the right moment when I am about to loose it, without any questions. He is always armed with a great pep talk when needed. The most simple act... each night at 3am there is always a full glass of water in the same place in case I get thirsty. I feel very lucky.
He has really evolved from the person I met 14 yrs ago. I think the biggest change has happened in the past 7 months. I love him so much for the amazing dad and husband he has become.