Monday, October 19, 2015

Mommy's night away

Last weekend was my first night away in quite some time.  I scheduled a visit with my good friend Keely who lives down in Chicago.  Let me start off by saying I started this trip off fairly tired!  Baby girl woke approximately 8x the night before so I was really appreciative of a night away.  So I hit the road around 9AM





When I arrived around 11:45 there was lunch on the table and man was I ready to scarf the delicious soup and pizza bread!

Next we hopped on a bus to take a "fall stroll" on the 606, an old railroad turned walking/bike path in the city.  We made sure to grab a latte, pumpkin spice of course and do a little shoe shopping (Toms) before hitting the trail.  It was a beautiful day!

Now keep in my I am a breastfeeding Momma so this trip did not come without its "pumping breaks" however my hostess was extremely accommodating.  We made sure to grab cinnamon apple graham cracker custard though before heading back.

Though I'm not much of a baseball fan I agreed to watch the Cubs play in the post season series because I was told there would be delicious beers to drink.  I watched the game and mainly played around on a new app I downloaded called untappd.  A fun app to keep track and log different varieties of beers!

Since our original stop was only streaming the game and kept experienced get technical difficulties we finished the game at a bar called The Globe and ate appetizers.

That was about all I could handle and we made our way back.  We finished the night with a Honey Butter chicken sandwich and I fell asleep.

The next day we went down to cheer on a friend in the Chicago marathon
and it was such an inspirational experience.  I am now amped up to start running again and signed up for a Thanksgiving 5K!

I made it home to my honey and my babies just in time to watch the end of the packer game and spend some time outside

Yes indeed Mommas need breaks too!

I'm so lucky to have a husband who agrees!!

Julie


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

5 Months

Here we are (in a couple days)...Miss Leela is 5 months and she is a rolling maniac.  She rolls both directions now and I put her down in one spot and come back and she is facing another direction or has rolled several times and is turned clockwise.  She is my cuddle buddy, this girl loves a good snuggle and I can't say it isn't great (most of the time).  She has however gained the nickname "little diva" because Leela wants what she wants, when she wants it.  Sometimes it has to do with eating, but sometime not.  Sometimes she just wants to be held.  She has not started solids yet, but we are thinking within the next month.

She still is waking up once or twice a night...sometimes more.  I must be honest, we are really tired most of the time. No teeth yet, but there is some drooling going on that may indicate they are coming soon.

All is good with Richie as well.  He is a talking fool!  He lets you know what he wants and tells you when he wants milk, juice, his favorite snack is a fruit bar "BAR"!!!!  His favorite food item is mandarin oranges.  I can't believe he is getting so close to being two!  Right now his favorite toy is his lawn mower which he calls "MOW - NER".
He makes me laugh every day.  He also loves his Na-Na (Grandma) who should be moving into her new house within a week!  We are all very excited for her.

Well my little diva is calling so I need to run!

Julie