Thursday, June 23, 2016

NASCAR Hall Of Fame & DEI

Fishy's Mama & Daddy are big NASCAR fans, so our family loved visiting the Hall Of Fame & Dale Earnhardt Incorporated this week!

Daddy bought a fire suit & Mama kicked tushie in the race simulators, coming in 2nd & 3rd! :)


We have had a full & exciting 2 weeks brimming with adventure! Fishy met grandparents, aunts & uncles and even attended a naval graduation (Mommy is beyond proud of her little brother!).

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Fishy's First Flight

Today's adventure was the biggest yet! Fishy had his first taxi ride & first trip on a plane! He did AMAZINGLY! Slept more than he has during the day in weeks (thank you teething & developmental sleep disturbances!) & didn't cry one bit 😊

So proud of our little boy!

An Adventure A Day

My mom sent me this pic a few months ago & it is so us! We'd always roll out of bed & head out on an adventure on her days off. It could have been something as big as the beach or snow, or as small as breakfast at our favorite diner. Hikes, gem & nail shows, Disneyland, swap meets - the list goes on & on. Mom & I always just have so much fun together!

I made the meme the background on my phone & decided I wanted to have an adventure every day with my son & create a wealth of amazing memories like my mom & I share! We have had sooo much fun the last several weeks! We visited the Coast Guard station, had the most delicious bibimbap (ok, well Mommy did, but Fishy was there 😉), weekly trips to Grandma's, Target runs, adventures in the kitchen - big & small, we love them all!

I decided it would be fun to keep a record here of our daily adventures to look back on when my little guy isn't so little 😊 So, here we go!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Birthday Garden

I wanted to post this last night but I was exhausted & fell asleep on the couch at 6:30!

We had a busy, fun-filled day! My amazing husband surprised me the night before my birthday by fixing my raised bed (the movers broke it), filling it & anchoring our mailbox to it (we don't need it at this house)to hold my gloves & gardening tools!! When I opened the mailbox there was a gift card to Home Depot inside - he thought of everything! I was so excited I jumped up & down, threw my arms in the air & yelled "happy birthday to me!!" :D
You can just see Jules' head peeking over :) She couldn't figure out what Mommy was doing!

So yesterday my little piranha-in-the-making (Little Fishy + teeth!) & I went to Home Depot. I told him to let Mama know if he saw something he wanted to plant & got some looks from other shoppers. I talk to Fishy all the time! Stay silent until he can talk back? No way! That's weird. I like to let him pick things out (which diaper he wants to wear, which story he wants to read, etc) & yesterday wasn't different! Between herbs & greens Little Fishy chose herbs & between peas & squash he chose squash - twice! It's exciting to think that by the time we harvest the squash he will be able to eat it :)

On the way home we talked about the exciting opportunity we have to grow fresh food for our family & how he will get to help Mama plant it (well, watching from his stroller this year!), care for it & cook it! When Daddy comments on how delicious dinner is, Fishy can say he helped - and eventually that he grew it all by himself!

I am so stoked to have my garden started & thrilled that my son will learn to love fresh produce that he helped with from the beginning! Little Fishy makes everything even more fun :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Say Hello To Life From Fun Country!

I have been thinking long & hard about my blog name lately. I have been pretty bad about jumping from blog to blog over the years as my life takes new twists & turns & the blog name just no longer fits. Of course, now I learn that it's pretty easy to change a blogger URL - live & learn, right? ;)

So, happy birthday to me! I have a big girl blog name that won't box me in, can grow & change with my family & fits perfectly!

So long, Something Sew Beautiful! You have been close to my heart.
I feel like I'm closing the door on a sweet friendship that no longer has common current interests, but I am excited to move forward!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Teething Troubles (and Day 2 of the Garden Challenge)

Today my happy, chillaxed baby was transformed into a little grumpasaurus rex due to the T word. Yup, Little Fishy is teething & today has been rough, poor little dude :( I have tried a teether which he thought tasted bad, my finger which he gently removed from his mouth & set in my lap (I thought it was so cute the way he did it!), a cold, wet washcloth that he enjoyed chewing until a bit of water dripped down his throat & he choked - we were both done after that & finally an ice cube wrapped in a dishcloth for him to gnaw on while Mama held it. He wasn't interested in anything going in his mouth today, except his fingers, but he loved the cool dishcloth against his face. In fact, that's how he was able to fall asleep so quickly this last snoozie (I watch him fall asleep & remove the lovey once he's out!).

Once he was down for his morning snooze, I made a mug of hot water with honey & lemon for a cozy comfort drink! Chocolate milk was my go-to comfort drink during a crazy growth spurt & sleep regression in January & February (actually chocolate everything. And potato chips), but for the sake of my growing thighs & tushie I switched back to honey lemon water ;)

I saved a few of the seeds from my lemon & sandwiched them between damp paper towels in a baggie so they can sprout! I don't have the foggiest clue where I'll put a lemon tree, but it will be fun to see what happens! This is my Day 2 plant for the gardening contest!