Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a bit different this year with our little guy around. We have made zero progress on the "find a babysitter option so mama doesn't lose her mind" front and a MASSIVE snowstorm hit NY/NJ so our holiday plans went by the wayside.

The mail order steaks I ordered for NJhusband got sent back to the company yesterday because they were supposed to be delivered, but UPS wasn't making any deliveries in my area. They are sending new ones to us, but they won't be here until Tuesday. I guess NJhusband will just get a picture of a cow for Valentine's Day. 

I was also supposed to get a respite from cooking dinner for an evening, but said snowstorm means that most of the restaurants in our area aren't delivering so it looks like I'll be making Valentine's dinner myself. Ugh. Plus we are having a little Valentine's brunch tomorrow, so I also have to host and cook tomorrow. 

Ah well...at least we have a lot of love in the house...that's what really matters. 


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Top 13%

I feel as though I've made the CVS Dean's list! I got my annual savings review and I'm in the top 13% of savers! 

Next year I'm shooting for the top 10%! 

It's the little things in life. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Almost 4 Months

Things I know about Eli at (almost) 4 months old:

He doesn't give up smiles easily, but will ALWAYS give them up for his Daddy.

He MUST fall asleep to white noise. Even in the hospital we had a portable white noise machine for him. It is the only way he will fall asleep. 

He likes to have a blankie or burp cloth touching his face. NJhusband claims I "taught" him this since I always sleep with a blanket on my face (and coincidentally so does Orion) but I think he just came that way!

He likes riding in the car or stroller. He is very observatory and likes being out in the world, but he's also very cautious. He is "chatty" and flails all around at home, but when we are out he is quiet and reserved and likes to look at his surroundings. 

He isn't a crier, but he is a complainer. He rarely gets into a fully blown cry, instead he prefers to "talk" and voice his complaints that way. He is very emphatic about his complaints and likes to fully explain them. I will try to get a good video of it. It is hilarious.