Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
So I've been a little busy the last couple of Mondays, so I haven't played along with Bench Monday. But I'm back...at least for today.
Bench Monday | Black Boots and Dolly Edition /// 116/365
Originally uploaded by daisy plus three
Bench Monday | Black Boots and Dolly Edition /// 116/365
Originally uploaded by daisy plus three
I've a bit of a headache (again) so I'll try to comment on more photos later today. Right now, since the baby is napping, I'm going to take a little nap myself and hope this headache is gone when I wake up.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
I never really took any photos this early on when I was pregnant with Kenzie. I didn't really show that much with her until I was much farther along. I'm not a teeny person, and I think I just hid it well. When I was about 7 months pregnant and was still working, we had a Farewell Party and Baby Shower at work (I had been there almost 8 years and wasn't coming back after Kenzie was born), and it was funny the number of people who did not know I was pregnant. Looking back at photos that I took then, I was clearly pregnant, people are just oblivious sometimes. Anyway, I *feel* more pregnant this time around, and some of my jeans aren't quite as comfortable anymore. I thought maybe I should take a photo for future reference, since I didn't do that last time around.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I wanna hide a while, behind your smile,
And everywhere I'd look, your eyes I'd find.
For me to love you now,
Would be the sweetest thing, 'twould make me sing,
Ah, but I may as well, try and catch the wind."
- donovan, catch the wind -
A photo of the flowers on my favorite tree for Earth Day. I wish these flowers would stay year round. I love the blooming flowers that Spring brings.
Today was a low-key day. I didn't feel very well when I woke up. Another hormone headache, but it went away after drinking some water and having breakfast. I redecorated the wall that Kenzie's crib is against, taking down the wooden letters that spelled her name that hung above her crib. I like the letters, I just never loved how the wall felt incomplete. I found a cute Paris print while out shopping yesterday and hung that above the crib and moved her wooden letters to hang above the window. Now her walls look more balanced. I should have done this a long time ago.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
So onto today...since I woke with no headache, and didn't really have any nausea I decided to try and get on the treadmill again (which since I started running in January, has declined rapidly in the last month). So I did a run walk for 20 minutes, then decided to try out this workout that I dvr'd from FitTV which is a Bhangra dance workout. It was actually really fun, but since I'm almost 4 months along and have really gotten out of the routine of working out, I really didn't feel up to the full hour workout, but I'll definitely give it a go another day.
I also ran some errands today at Target, buying new Brita filters for our water pitcher. I kept forgetting to get them the last two times I was out at places that sell them. I ended up with new filters AND a new pitcher that holds more water than our old one, so that was a plus.
As if that wasn't enough for me in one day, I finally finished this pair of baby booties that were a custom order. I just kept running out of time to work on them, and I really need to sew when Kenzie is sleeping. I'm far too tired by the time she goes to bed to work on them at night, so naptime is my work time. For some reason, a million other things always need to be done around the house at that time, but today I made it work and got everything done.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Our patio work started today. All the old street pavers were torn up, and concrete was poured. We were told it could take a couple of days, but the work was finished in one day. Now we just need it to see before we can go out there and enjoy it. It is amazing the transformation it has made to our yard. I'm sure I'll take a photo tomorrow. I should have taken a "before" but I am pretty sure I have one somewhere in my collection. While the patio work was being done I went to the new-ish Home Goods store with my parents. They came up to pick up the rest of the old patio furniture we are getting rid of, so we headed out to do a little shopping while they were here. I bought this little owl for Baby #2. Kenzie has a little "Baby is sleeping" stuffed sign for her bedroom, and I saw this, and thought it was perfect for Baby #2, especially given my love of owls and that it can be for a boy or girl.
We were at the in-laws today for lunch, and had to head back home to get the yard cleared out for patio work that started today (Monday). I didn't have any photos, but saw these little flash cards sitting on the table. I bought these in hopes of teaching Kenzie French (and learning a little myself). I can go through the cards, but learning a language is just not my thing, though I do want to learn French well enough to speak it. Especially, if I ever have a chance to go back to France. I would love to take Kenzie one day, but the next time I go, I need to understand the language a little better to avoid stressing myself out.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Bought these sandals today, while I was out to buy a hardwood floor cleaning kit. We've had two Swiffers die on us because they would get clogged and just stopped working. I have the Method Mop with the microfiber pads, which I happen to really like; however, I've replaced the mop twice since it cracks at the base. Currently it is duct taped to keep the mop head on. I'll still use that for the kitchen and bathrooms, but I just bought a Bona mop for the hardwood floors. I tried it out today and so far really like it. It seems pretty sturdy, and I like that the microfiber cleaning pads can be machine washed (like the Method pads). They are also bigger than the mop head, so they can really clean along the baseboards well. Keeping up with the floors in my house is my most hated job, so I'm always looking for ways to make it easier. Hopefully, this will do the trick.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
We spent a good part of the day outside today. Went for two walks, and Kenzie and I played outside with the bubbles left over from her birthday last year. I also tried to teach her how to hit a ball with her little golf club. She loves it outside, so much so that I have the hardest time getting her to come back in. Kenzie also learned how to eject dvd's from my laptop today. I'm proud she could figure that out, but also disappointed because now that she knows what to do the dvd's don't stay on long enough for her to stay out of trouble when I just want to get things done (like putting away laundry).
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
And the Hello Kitty nail polish? Yeah, that's for Kenzie. She was reaching for all the Hello Kitty items, and I opted for the clear polish with sparkles. I think she'll look so cute with this on her fingers and toes. :)
Monday, April 12, 2010
My parents came over today. Yesterday we noticed that our outside water spicket was not working and John found that it was broken within the wall. Fortunately, it had broken when the water was off, otherwise we would have had a major water leak. Of course, because our house is old, nothing is easy to fix. We had to cut the wall open and try to figure out how to get at the valve to replace the part. My dad offered to come over and work on it today, which I think John was relieved to hear. I know he could have done the job, but it was in a tricky location, and not something he does on a regular basis. Within a couple of hours, my dad replaced and fixed what needed to be done. Now we just need to patch the drywall and repaint that section of the wall. It was a pain to have to do this now, and annoying that this happened, but we are having our patio redone next week, so having a working hose in the back is necessary for the workers. Better to have found out this needed fixing this weekend rather than right before work started in the yard.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
She'll thank me when she's older for photoshopping out most of her scabby nose, after she took a faceplant onto the sidewalk earlier this week.
I really didn't plan to use a photo of Kenzie for my 365 shot, but I was too tired to take any other photos today. Since it was so nice out, we took the El to Michigan Avenue so John could go to the Trek store and look at their bikes. He's needed a new one for almost two years now, and since the weather was so nice it was the perfect day to get out and enjoy the weather. John chose a new bike then we went to lunch at Hackney's in Printer's Row before John rode his bike home and Kenzie and I walked back home to the West Loop. It was such a beautiful day that we did not mind the walk at all. John kept insisting he would come back with the car and pick us up, but we were fine walking. We could have taken the El back home, but I'd much prefer to walk when the weather is this nice, rather than being stuck on a stinky train or waiting in a stinky El station.
Friday, April 09, 2010
No big hair!!"
- pavement, cut your hair -
A couple of days ago, I got a little tired of my hair, so I gave myself a mini haircut. Cut some long bangs, and chopped off what I was referring to as my mullet. Basically it was just the longer pieces of hair that always grow out faster in the back. So after a mini haircut, I think I've managed to buy myself a little more time before having to actually go see my hairdresser. Don't get me wrong, I love my hairdresser, and he always does a fantastic job. It's just harder to schedule with a toddler, and I know as she gets older its going to be harder to get her to sit still in her stroller until I'm done. I'm going to have to go see him eventually though to get my hair styled again. but for now it at least looks better than it did.