Monday, December 19, 2011

It’s the holiday season….

This weekend I got to work and started on our holiday baking. Liam was very excited to help me cook, he is still very into cooking which I love. Now if only he were that into helping do the dishes! He helped me made chicken pot pie soup tonight, which I thought turned out great! He loves to pick out just the right utensil to help stir.


Ripping up kale for a stir fry I made last week, he did such a good job. Then he ran and got two dump trucks to fill the back with leaves and drive them around.


Stirring my oatmeal for me. I make the same thing for breakfast everyday (rolled oats, millet, chia seeds, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, and a scoop of almond butter), the poor kiddo could probably make it for me all by himself by now.


Some of our baking…peanut butter filled chocolate cookies and vegan chocolate chip with walnuts for me, honestly SO SO SO good and the best part you can eat all the batter you want without fear of salmonella.


Yesterday we went to a 1st birthday party for our good friends daughter, Addison. Ms. Lucy was all ready to party! Ummm when did this girl get so big?!?


Last week there was a meeting of the survivors, HAHA, we had eight  deer in our back yard. I was happy to see the survivors of hunting season. My Mom and nephew happen to stop by to drop something off (deco mesh because I decided to redo our family room tree 10 days before Christmas because I am crazy) and she told them it was Santa’s reindeer, it was so cute to see the look on his face.


Today we finished up our cookie baking with Liams favorite! We made pinwheel shortbread cookies with were suppose to be coated in sprinkles but it just didn’t work out BUT Liam had a fantastic time playing in the sprinkles. I am pretty sure it made his week!


…I had to laugh, didn’t his hair look mullet like today? He was channeling his inner Billy Ray Cyrus. IMG_6348

and of course Lucy was our supervisor. I swear this kid is one of the most happy babies I have ever seen she is constantly smiling and laughing (she has a very ticklish chin). I just cant get enough of her!


Our poor cats sleep under our living room tree all day and all night. They are going to be really depressed come January.


I am still putting on the running shoes at least six days a week. Today I ran two miles without stopping, let me just tell you for a girl that used to cheat on the presidential fitness test in high school this is a big deal! I was pretty proud of that accomplishment tonight. I didn’t start this journey with the intent to lose weight (more so to keep an organ….whacked out pregnancy hormones that gave me gallbadder disease) but let me just say that being 5 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight at 12 weeks post partum in pretty awesome. Hard works pays off!

We are hosting Christmas this year and I am super excited! I have been planning since June so I am excited for everything to start coming together. My brother is coming in tomorrow (by train, wouldn’t Liam love that!) and will be here until well after the new year! We are so excited for “Unc” to visit for a while! It is such a joyful time of year and I have so much to be grateful for. I can’t wait to see Liam on Christmas this year, we have been doing Elf on the Shelf and an advent calendar all month so the anticipation to the big day has been building for him. We didn’t get him a ton of gifts (who knows where I am going to store anything else the kid gets since we are bursting at the seams over here) but what we did get were very thought out and I think he will be very excited for! I also have a few get togethers with friends planning. One with a few high school friends that I have not seen in years and who haven't been all together since the summer we graduated, so excited!


Christine said...

Can't wait to see everyone next week!

tracie said...

Your blog is so cute! I found you on 20SB. Do you use the blogger design or is it a separate template?