Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What's been going on...

I realize it has been over a month since I last posted on here. Things have been CRAZY! Christmas was fantastic. Mac's dad and family came to Nashville for Christmas and it was the first time since he and his brothers and sister were small kids that everyone was together. Maverick loved opening presents. He didn't even care what was inside as long as he could rip that paper! Solomon could have cared less. Here are some pics.

See what I mean? 
Maverick's Birthday is toward the end of January and every year it "sneaks" up on me. I can't imagine what it would be like to have a birthday even closer to Christmas! I have been busy planning his SMALL "birpay party" which I feel a lot of pressure for. He has really high expectations for a 3 year old! He wanted a Disney's Little Einsteins party so I'm getting all "teachery" and making different stations for the kids to explore at. Hopefully he loves it. He does ask me every day for cake so we started a birthday countdown on the fridge. He loves it and knows exactly how many days are left.

We've also changed the way we eat as a family. Mav has always eaten very healthy but Mac and I have followed more of a Weight Watcher mentality just tracking and eating light. But you better believe I found a way to eat sugar galore, even while on a diet. So, we cut out sugar and anything refined, or enriched...which means pretty much anything already prepared. So I am cooking A LOT! Like 3 meals a day 6 days a week. It's a lot of work but I am already seeing results!

And then there's this guy...

Solomon has started eating solids and we have been working on things like breaking the swaddle, taking naps longer than 45 minutes and getting my body to catch up with his hunger! Above, he is pictured eating avocado. So far he has had sweet potatoes and avocado and loves them both! I make my own baby food (which really is not hard at all) so that also has kept me busy.

Yesterday and today have been beautiful, unseasonably warm days here in Nashville so Mav and I have gotten to play outside. This is so great considering I have not done a single day of school since before Christmas, and he is missing it, going stir crazy in this house!
Sidewalk paint...best ever!

Old Man Winter in his rocker.
I'm currently planning the next few weeks of school, so hopefully I will have a school post soon!