Thursday, February 26, 2009
Louis CK "Everything's amazing, nobody's happy"
Yes! Okay, it worked...click on the link and WATCH. It's only a few minutes long!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The other day, Abby came to me and said, 'get the camera, I'm ready for my close up!' haha! Here are a few pics from that little 'photo session!' ha!
I love this picture...look how badly Olivia wants that make-up Abby is holding! haha!
Olivia is loving all of her new toys, and it's ben fun getting all of them out, again. Takes me right back to the days when Abby was this little! Enjoying her exersaucer!
And, Abby continues to have her fun, too. The other day I was putting Olivia down for a nap, when I came out I found this...Abby had taken EVERY water bottle from one of the big packs from Sam's (32 of them, I believe), lined them up across the floor and was just starting to roll them, one by one, across the floor to see how far they would go! FUN!...ha!
One of Olivia's newest 'talents!' She can hold her own bottle now. We were laughing because I was getting her ready for bed, and she was fussing/tired. Scott made the bottle and brought it to me. He put in front of her and she grabbed it and then just looked at us like, 'just give me the thing, I will do it myself!' ha!
We put solids on hold for about a month because of the eczema, but now that we are pretty certain what triggers it, I decided we could give them another try. She pretty much hates rice cereal, so I tried peas last night. OH. MY. GOODNESS. The child acted like we never feed her. ha! She loved them and scarfed down half a jar, and would have eaten the whole jar if I would have let her. I tried mixing them with rice cereal, but that didn't trick her. ha!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
**First, Olivia is 5mo. old today!! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN!? And, what a wonderful little being she is. She just gets sillier by the day. She is the happiest little thing. Everything is funny to her. She is in the habit of sleeping REALLY good at night now. It was tricky finding a balance with her eating, because I took her off of cereal because of the eczema issues (looks like we will be holding of on solids for a while, even though I think skin sensitivity is what triggers hers. I have it cleared up and we haven't had any flare ups in a while. It's exhausting to keep up with her daily regimen of lotions/cremes/fabrics/etc. and making sure everyone is dye and perfume free but it's working), anyways... once we figured out how much more she needed to eat each day, she has been sleeping sometimes 10-11 hrs. at night. Naps are hit or miss. I can usually get a couple okay naps from her, but if she sleeps that good at night, I will take the lousy napping. But, she is getting better and does have her good nap days. She is transitioning to just 3 shorter naps, so I think that is where the nap issue is coming from and heavens knows any nap is better than what we could get from Abby, so in our opinion, she's doing great...ha! She rolls and moves everywhere, and I am prediciting that she is crawling in the next month or so. She will get get up on her hands and feet now and give a big push to move herself closer to a toy, Abby, whatever it is she eyes and wants. Abby is her most favortie person in the world. It doens't matter what Abby says or does, Olivia LOVES it!! She's more gorgeous everyday and she still hasn't lost her hair (I love adding that, since so many people told me she would..ha!)
**Second, I will be running my first half-marathon in EXACTLY 2mo. Yay! Training is going great. I am running about 6miles on my long runs, and it is actually much easier than I ever thought. (I haven't ran more than 5miles since high school, and even then I only ran 8miles...ONE time and that was because my boyfriend at the time challenged me to a race...haha! Yep, one of those real mature relationships..ha! I'm sure he won, by the way..haha! I just remember running almost all the way to the highway and then wanting to call someone to come and get me, but of course we had no cell phones back then, so I walked home...ha!) Anyways, training is going great. I actually love running, and I never thought I would say that. Maybe it's because I get some time to myself, but whatever the reason, I love it. And, not to mention you can eat what you want and feel no guilt about it! ha!
**Third, I went on my first job interview in 4 yrs. today. Now, it's not for a normal job, I'm not going back to work or anything. I am going to, possibly, coach an all-star cheer squad for a gym in the area. The owners of the gym got my name from some friends of mine and called me yesterday. I met with them today, and it sounds like a great opportunity, and I would LOVE to do it. I go in next week to teach a few classes, and if it's a good fit and the time, etc. works out, I will hopefully be their new coach. If I am offered the job and if I take it, they will basically be handing the swuad over to me, which would be great because then I could schedule practices around times that work best for us, etc. It's a very new squad. The gym has been around for years, but they just started the squad last year. So, it would be a great opportunity for not only me, but for the gym and for the girls, too. We still don't know anything for sure and I haven't even made up my mind about it, but I am excited and hopefully it works out for everyone.
**I do have some pictures that I need to get on here, and I am hosting Bunco here tomorrow night, so I hope to have some fun pictures from that, too...it's Mardi Gra theme!! YAY!! Have a good one, everyone...it's late and I know I will pay for it if I stay up too much past my normal bed time! ;)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Black Bra
I had lunch with 2 of my unmarried friends. One is engaged, the other is a mistress, and of course I have been married for 20+ years. We were chatting about our relationships and decided to amaze our partners by wearing a black leather bra, stiletto heels and a mask over our eyes. We agreed to meet in a few days to exchange notes. Here's how it all went.
**My engaged friend: The other night when my boyfriend came over he found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos and a mask. He saw me and said, 'You are the woman of my dreams. "I love you" and we made love all night long.
**The mistress: Me too! The other night I met my lover at his office and I was wearing the leather bodice and heels under a raincoat and the mask over my eyes. When I opened the raincoat he didn't say a word, but we had wild sex all night.
**Then I shared my story: When my husband came home I was wearing the leather bodice, black stockings, stilettos and a mask over my eyes. As soon as he came in the door and saw me he said, 'What's for dinner, Batman?"
Monday, February 16, 2009
Olivia and her Papaw!
Fun times with Nanny and Papaw!
Isn't her little face in that mirror so sweet! Thanks, for the AWESOME gift, Aunt Michelle! (she LOVES it and plays with it NON-STOP! :)
***A HUGE Thanks to Mom and Dad for keeping the girls. You all are the BEST! I know you all are exhausted and it might take a few days to recuperate, but we sure do appreciate it...haha! And, I know you all love it! :) And, of course, the girls would have it no other way! ;)
***And, another HUGE thanks to Miss Polly and Mark for letting us stay in the condo! We had such a great time, and the place is SO nice! We loved it! Thank you!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Olivia had a good time, too. She LOVES watching the big girls play, and they LOVE her!
A little water break!
The storms are rolling in tonight and it will be in the 30's-40's by tomorrow! :( We loved it while it lasted, that's for sure! BRING ON SPRING!
BUBBLES! I don't think bubbles will ever get old or boring!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Anyways, we did NOTHING Friday. Everyone in the house was in bed by 8:30!
Abby playing with Olivia. For those of you that are familiar with Laurie Berkner, 'Olivia's got a ball on her head, Olivia's got a ball on her head and she keeps it there all day!'-haha!
I love this picture of Miss Abigail.
Awwwww....(Olivia had just finished eating and was heading to the bath, she's not always half dressed with a wet onesie-ha!)
Daddy and his girls!
Saturday I got up and went on my first outdoor long run. Uhhh...there were 20mph winds, I was almost ankle deep in mud at one point, and it wasn't pretty, but I did it!-ha! After that we all just waited for my Mom to get here. Abby had been counting the days. Nanny brought the jackpot....the Easy Bake oven! YAY!
They quickly got to work baking cakes and cookies! :)
hahaha! Yes, those are my teeth attached to the red pepper! ha! I am not sure if I should be thrilled and impressed by her creativity or hurt that she thinks I have huge snaggle teeth! haha!
***Anyways, we had a great weekend. Thanks for coming to see us Nanny, Goggy and Gi-gi!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
The mood quickly shifted when I put the girls together for some photos and this was the best I got.
HA! Something tells me this wasn't Olivia's idea! :)
Awww, look at Abby sleeping! (that is what we have to say when she pretends to sleep and then she wakes up and we have to act all excited! haha!...Olivia could care less about Abby's games! ha!)
- The Utley Crew
- Welcome to our life! :) Our life seems to be a constant 3 ring circus these days, but we have a lot of fun, laugh a lot and enjoy every minute of it (okay...almost every minute-haha!) Scott and I have been married for almost 9 years, and we are the parents of 2 amazing daughters, and another little one on the way. This blog is a way to keep in touch with family and friends. It also serves as a 'year book' of sorts for our family. Enjoy!!