Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Midweek Randoms

*In the blink of an eye, it's been a week since I've posted.  Part of me blames it on time, another part blames it on lack of desire, and the last part of me is just plain lazy!  I mean keeping up with a 16 month old can be tough work...and when the weather is beautiful there are so many better things to do than sit inside blogging!

*Elyse had her 16 month screening today with our local PAT organization, and I'm happy to admit that she passed with flying colors and is even already doing some 18 month things.  Well, except for stacking blocks...apparently we need to work on that because instead of stacking 3 blocks she promptly knocks them down.  Yeah...momma fail.

*When she's in the mood, I can now ask Elyse if she'll come give momma a hug and a kiss and she promptly runs her little toosh over to me and plants a big snotty, slobbery, smacky, kiss on my face somewhere near my lips--followed by two precious arms reaching around my waist.  It might be the grossest thing to some people, but it melts my heart!

*Vacation to the Dominican Republic is less than a week away and I am SOOO excited!  My excitement may have the tiniest bit to do with the fact that I went swimsuit shopping last week and found 3 two-piece suits that I absolutely love!  Definitely makes this momma proud that her hard work has paid off!

*I have recently had a bit of adjustment in my role at work...still working 3 days a week, but now I'm basically my dad's super duper awesome assistant. I'm absolutely LOVING the new change.  A lot of what I do hasn't changed much, but where it has's changed A LOT!  I have never been one to be motivated by sales, and now I'm simply completing whatever tasks need to be done...which sounds crazy, but is so much more rewarding to me.

*The weather finally seems to have decided it wants to be warm pretty much all the time and I am LOVING it...and so is Elyse!  I can definitely see a few temper tantrums in our future when I tell her it's time to go inside for meals, or bedtime, or to go somewhere else, or maybe just because momma said so!  She starts screaming..."na na na na na na"...which is her version of NO!

*This last weekend was basically perfection for our family.  Dinner in on Friday, yardwork on Saturday afternoon, dinner out with friends on Saturday night, church on Sunday morning, time with family on Sunday afternoon, and small group on Sunday night.  We had some quality time with family, quality time with friends, and Hubby & I got to work in the yard together which we enjoy so much.  I think I could take a repeat of that weekend every week and never get tired of it (as long as I could rotate various family & friends in each week!)

*On top of our personal vacation, I'm also starting to plan family vacation in the fall to Destin!  I think both sets of grandparents are joining us this time and I couldn't be happier.  The beach truly is my  happy place!


Lindsey said...

The beach is my happy place! We are actually looking to vacay in Destin this year too! FUN:)

Theodora Ofosuhima said...

Lovely update.
I get you so well, a 17 months toddler has so much energy and sometimes attitude to be able cope with everything else.
I like it when AOI comes to give me a hug or a kiss. Aren't they the sweetest.

Love the picture of Elyse walking her puppy, she too cute

Melanie said...

Ha..I can TOTALLY relate to the tantrams over coming inside to eat or whatever!! Makayla loves being outside too and getting her to come in is like pulling teeth at times! I found I can silence the snotty cries a little faster if I brib her with something she loves (usually her sign language dvd)..not the best thing to do I guess..but if it works!!

Unknown said...

What a cutie! Oh my!

Sara McCarty said...

So incredibly jealous of your upcoming beach trip. We're going to FL in May and I cannot wait. Although I'm not feeling the swimsuit love. Can't wait to see photos from your trip!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Ah! A week til vacation! I am so jealous! I have lost my blogging mojo recently too. I think we all deserve a little break.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

the vacation sounds amazing!!! look at her...she is getting so big!!!!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oh my! You are so busy!
Congrats on a great check-up! I'm sure she'll have three blocks stacked in no time!
Your new job duties sound fabulous!
The Dominican Republic sounds wonderful! Take lots of pics and soak in the sun!!! :)
I love love love that pic of Elyse walking the pup! Adorable!