Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Night

We had our friends, Jason & Conner along with their 7 month old, Ruby Jane over to hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters. We had to take some picture of the babies together. They were SO cute!

The two trick-or-treaters (not really).

Ruby Jane, the beautiful butterfly.

Daddy & Andrew

Mommy's favorite halloween candy of all!

Andrew's 1st Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Tonight we will be sitting on the front porch handing out candy. Have you ever seen a cuter pumpkin? I know I haven't!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bed Time Jammies...

Since the temperatures have dropped in St. Louis we have to put really warm sleepers on Andrew. Along with the sleeper we put a blanket on him. Look how cute he is after his food and bath and ready for bed!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

2 hours to myself...

So Matt and I applied for a scholarship to the YMCA about two weeks ago. I was really hoping for this 1. So i can start working out and lose the rest of my baby weight and 2. So i could get a break from my baby and some time to myself. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being a mom and it is a blessing that I get to stay home with Andrew, BUT a break is nice every now and then.

Well today I got that break! I worked out and showered all by myself! It was great! I ran on the treadmill, went on the bike and did some of the weight machines for my back (it has been really sore since Andrew has been born). THEN, i took a shower without having to worry if my baby is going to fall off the bed or lay there and cry for 5 minutes!

Praise the Lord for the YMCA and what a blessing this scholarship is! I picked Andrew up just short of 2 hours and he did great. He took a little nap and one of the nursery workers commented on what a happy baby he is! SUCCESS!

I will be definitely be making my Y trips several times a week! :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

A new toy...

Look Granny we got one!
On Saturday we went to Babies R Us and we used one of our gift cards to get Andrew an exersaucer. My mom has been telling me that Andrew needs one and well we broke down and got one. He loves his new saucer of toys.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Despite a really cold morning and a baby ready for his morning nap we had a great time at the pumpkin patch today.

Friday, October 24, 2008

10 years ago TODAY...

Matt and I started dating 10 years ago today. Yes, we are the couple that dated in high school and got married and are still together today. I can remember the time Matt 'asked me out'. We were at my Dad's house, it was late, and we were sitting on the couch and we had just finished watching a movie (a really long and boring movie- A Walk in the Clouds I think). Anyway, he was getting ready to go and he leaned over and very nervous said something like, "So do you um want to um go out with me um." I was VERY excited (17 and thinking this was the best day of my life), I said "YES". It is history from there.

Here we are 10 years later, married with one child, living in our second house, both graduated from college, Matt getting his Masters, loving and living life!

Happy 10 year 'fake' anniversary, honey! I love you and look forward to many, many more years with you!

This is one of our engagement pictures, I did not have any pictures scanned in from our high school days!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My husband is the best!

Matt has class on Tuesday nights and does not get home until around 9:00. This leaves me home with Andrew all day and all night by myself. Beause of this Matt has been taking Andrew for a few hours on Tuesday mornings so I can have time by myself. This is such a relaxing time for me. Today I was able to run to the grocery store, run some other earrands and come home color my hair and shower without any worries.

Thank you for my Tuesday breaks honey. I appreciate all you do for Andrew and me!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Loving Food...

Andrew LOVES food! When I show him the bowl (we put his food in) he starts to get really excited, he will even start laughing at me. At this point he is only eating rice cereal and just a few fruits and veggies. Everything we give him he LOVES.
Here is what he has had so far: rice cereal, prunes, bananas, pears, carrots and peas (he is starting peas this week).

Getting carrots for the first time- LOVES them!

Girl's Night out!

Last week when my Mom and Sister were in town the three of us went out for a Girl's Night. We went to Bar Louie and had dinner and drinks (If you have never been to Bar Louie-GO! They have great food and drinks). It is Trivial night at Bar Louie on Sunday's so we played and won! We got $25.00 off our tab. Having my mom with us was a big plus, she is the queen of trivia. We had a great time together!

Liza and her fancy drink!

Me and my little sis

I love this picture of me and my mom- we just look really happy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

St. Louis Zoo

We went to the St. Louis Zoo yesterday. We were there during Andrew's afternoon nap and he was SO good. He took a little cat-nap and handled the 3 hour zoo trip great! We pretty much made it through the whole zoo. It was a lot of fun!