Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Valentine’s Day

I know I’m a bit late, but I wanted to blog about our Valentine’s Day. We had a pretty low-key day. I made heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast because that is a Valentine’s Day must. IMG_1393

Ryan was away at school all day so my little mini Valentine and I spent the day together. I tried to get him to say “I love you!” all day but he wasn’t having it. He did get pretty excited when I gave him a cookie, though.


I made a yummy dinner for all of us to share (even though we had a broken oven).


My Valentines


Hmm. I just realized that we made sure to get a picture of me and Nathan, but not me and Ryan. Isn’t that the way it goes?

After dinner we watched the movie “Chocolat” and ate chocolate -of course!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dress Advice, Take 2

So, I bought a dress. Dress #2. I was really excited about it and couldn’t wait to try it on. Horrible. That dress does not work for me AT ALL. Bummer. So, I’m going to return it and try again.  This means I need your help again. I went through and picked every dress that I was even a little bit interested in. I’m a little bit limited because I have a coupon so I can’t buy any of the boutique dresses. So, here we go again. And thanks again for the help. What would  do without you all?

Bear with me, because this is a lot of dresses and the best way for me to do this is just give all the links. Here we go. . .















Thank you Thank you!

Monday, February 14, 2011

What we’ve been up to

I already wrote about the yuckiness of our year so far, but we’ve had some nice moments too. And of course, this post should really be titled, “What Nathan has been up to” because it’s all about him! Here’s the past month or so in pictures:


One of Nathan’s favorite things to do lately is “wash” things. He makes such a big mess but it makes him so happy.


Nothing more fun than playing in a big box!

And what came in this big box, you might ask?

A new vacuum for mommy!


It’s smaller than our old one, but oh so much better.


Nathan has also finally decided he likes to sit down and do activities. His favorite thing to do is paint. Sometimes it only lasts 5 minutes, I love that he sits still for even that long.


We had a couple of nice days in January and made sure to spend some time outside in the sunshine.


I caught Nathan lounging on the couch and watching a movie on our Ipod the other day. He has quite the life!


I usually leave Nathan downstairs with a show on while I take a quick shower, but the other day, he decided to join me- with his clothes still on!


I found this great Buzz Lightyear Rocket tent for 75% off and couldn’t resist it. Nathan loves to play in it and apparently fill it with cooking utensils.

When we were outside the other day, I got a great video of Nathan doing all the animal noises he knows. Then, I realized I had accidently taken the whole thing sideways (we’re really tired over here) so this video is attempt two. You can tell he’s thinking, “Mom! I just did this!”

Untitled from Ryan Bartron on Vimeo.

Do you see how short and grown-up his hair is in the last pictures? I seriously teared up every time I looked at him for the first week after we cut it.