Sunday Coffee

**Happy Father’s Day to all you dad’s out there! I am blessed with an amazing father, an amazing father-in-law and an amazing father to my child. I am one lucky lady to be surrounded by wonderful men!!! I hope you all enjoy your day!

**So because it’s Father’s Day, does that mean my 15 month old gets to get up at 5am while my hubby sleeps? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, my child has been getting up WAY to early!!! We have tried everything from pushing bedtime back to let him just hang out and cry. However, today I did let him cry for about 10 minutes and he FINALLY laid down, found a paci and went back to sleep!!! WOOHOO!!ย BUT, could I fall back asleep? Nope!!!

**We won a tri-family membership to three awesome places in the Des Moines area last Christmas. One of those is the zoo. We have been three times in the last three weeks or so! It’s great, we get in for free and Grayson LOVES it. It’s the perfect size for anyone under the age of 10. When our pass expires I think we will end up for sure getting at least a year membership to the zoo.

**Curt and I went out to a movie last night. it was the first time since seeing Catching Fire in December!! WHAT?! We went to see Neighbors. It wasn’t bad, I give it 3 out of 5 stars and Curt gave it 2.5. If you are new parents or parents to little ones I think you would find it relate-able and funny. Otherwise, I wouldn’t recommend it.

**We are almost done with our kitchen reno!! Curt just needs to put some minor touches together and I need to finish an item or too and I will share pictures. It turned out amazing and I can credit ALL of it to my awesome hubby!

**Grayson made the cutest gift for Curt for Father’s Day at daycare. It’s a cute picture frame with the CUTEST photo of him and a cute little card. Grayson was so proud to show it to his dad (see below). So glad my daycare is so awesome with stuff like that.

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**I feel like I had some mom fails this week in regards to Father’s Day. I tried to make a garden stone for Curt with Grayson…that was a DISASTER. Between Grayson dumping 4 cups of water on our treadmill to him trying to grab the cement stuff before it was ready to dumping it in the yard. It didn’t pan out. Then I tried to make french toast this morning (usually Curt makes it) and one of Curt’s wasn’t fully cooked! AHHH!! Good thing I have a loving and understanding husband. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll stick to pancakes….and we will re-do the garden stone today as a family. That’s our plan!

Whatever you and do I hope you all have a wonderful day!!

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Sunday Coffee–PM Edition

**Sorry for the delay! Moving a little slow this morning, had a big shopping day yesterday with my favorite ladies and my mom spent the night. We went and got groceries and then she was off….the time to get groceries (in case you were wondering…) is really either Saturday PM like 8ish or Sunday morning around 9ish….I’m sure it’s also nice during the week day but for a working mom the best time is when the little ones go to bed on a weekendย or earlier on a morning with your little one in tow. I personally like taking Grayson (right now), he loves people watching!

**Grayson is getting not 1, not 2, not 3, but at least 4 NEW TEETH!! Man, I HATE teething. Actually the little guy is a champ but he is a little more fussier than normal and drools ALL.THE.TIME. I might as well keep him naked for how often we have to change his clothes/bibs etc. I hate teething…

**Are you wondering how our sleep has been going since my post a couple weeks ago? It really turned around! I’m not sure why that little stretch of not sleeping happened…maybe teething, maybe just pumped it was the middle of the night and wanted to play…who knows. But it has passed. And we are THANKFUL.

**Do you have friendly neighbors? When we lived in the townhome we didn’t really have any nice neighbors (except one lovely older couple who we still keep in touch with). One thing about moving I wanted to make sure we made an effort and HOPEFULLY would actually interact with our neighbors. So far so good! I LOVE our neighborhood, everyone is so friendly and is always introducing themselves to us. We have a wonderful family of four next to us with two young girls, I’m pretty sure Grayson will never have a problem finding friends to play with in the area. We also have an older gentleman with two teenage daughters. Both neighbors are super friendly and nice…always waving to us over the fence, talking about our veggie gardens. Yes, we do have a lovely neighborhood. MUCH different from our previous home.

**Yesterday I got some new clothes and I think I can officially say almost 14 months after baby I’m back to my pre-pregnancy size….with some alterations…meaning I’m definitely not as toned as before but I can wear the size I was wearing before I got preggo. 14 months….not sure if that’s average or not (I’m leaning towards not). What did I do? Not much….seriously….I am totally slacking in the fitness department. I find it hard to make the time for it with a full time job, a full time mom, full time wife, full time everything and by the end of the day I’m beat. So yea, maybe I could have gotten back to my regular size earlier….but I’ll take it.

**Before you berate me for my previous comment of “find it hard to make the time,” I know there is time in my day to be healthy. And for the moment my healthy is…grabbing a banana, going on a walk with my family, running up the stairs to get something, and randomly doing lunges in the living room….I’m not a die hard athlete nor do I have the time (seriously I don’t), to work out every single day for 1+ hours. I make choices, and one choice is to consider my walk my workout for the day vs. going on a long run alone during awake time with Grayson.

**Now, before you get mad at THAT previous comment because maybe you do work out a lot and can find the time…AWESOME! I think that is AWESOME! Seriously, you are dedicated and motivated. So let’s just all love each other. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We don’t need to go into this drama….remember that?? ๐Ÿ˜‰

**Speaking of fitness…I WOULD like to get back into a running routine. I just got a jogging stroller and I can’t wait to try it out! I hate hate hate running….BUT I like how I feel after I get into, I’ve done it before I can do it again. And now I can take the little man with me, which I think he will love. I also love it too because then I don’t have to miss any of his awake time to go for a run but we can enjoy fitness and the outdoors together. WIN all around.

**Last night a local prom was going on so we some some kids dressed to the nine when we went out to dinner. We were talking about what would we tell these 17 and 18 year olds now that we are looking to go back to our 10 year and 20 year high school reunions….I think I’d tell them to enjoy the no bills, no loans, no adult decisions and to just have FUN! Enjoy this time. What would YOU tell them?

**Seriously, it’s my 10 year high school reunion this year. Where did the time go?!

Enjoy the rest of your day friends. We are supposed to get some storms which sounds wonderful to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Who doesn’t love a good thunderstorm?