Thursday, September 29, 2011

fresh produce

Recently, I've joined a fresh produce co-op with this lovely lady.
We get fresh produce every 2 weeks.
Last basket we got:
and Blueberries.

We get to pick up our next basket this coming Monday,
and I can't wait for what we get this time.

This has really made me use veggies and fruits in our meals.
(last night I made Potato-Kale Hash-browns and Jake actually ate it!)
And I've never seen produce this good.
The Romaine lettuce was perfect. Awesome!

Since I can't have a garden, I think this is a pretty good alternative.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

monday night is family night

Went up the canyon last night and had a little bonfire,
roasted some hot dogs, and enjoyed some family time.

Myer of course loved the fire and watching Jake chop wood.
I loved the changing colors,
and I think Jake liked being with his boy in the greater outdoors.
All around it was a good family night.

Monday, September 26, 2011

the weekend list

-M got his first cold
-I got a cold right along with him
-Got some lovely flowers from Jake to help us feel better
-Made this recipe...yum
-Jake surprised us with a car
-Test drove that car- love it!
-Forget-Me-Not's became my favorite flower
-Visited brother-in-law Mitch post surgery (big wheel accident...)
-Introduced M to squash
-M downed that squash
-and most importantly caught up on some much needed sleep. Thanks Jake!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

a letter

Yay! 6 months today!  I like to think this is a pretty big deal considering we've made it half of a year, and this being one of the best half year's yet!  And here's why:

You are moving tons.  You can roll over to your tummy and back.  In fact you like to practice that while napping.  That's been loads of fun...And now you are trying to crawl.  You can fully push up on your arms, but you're legs still don't have the hang of it yet.  And how do we know this?  Well, because you're moving backwards!  And in circles.  Should I be worried?  And my favorite one that just happened this week is you can sit up.  You finally figured out how to balance all that chub.  Fat 0, Myer 1.

We have already started solids.  How could I not when every time your dad and I eat, you watch each spoonful, chomp on your two teeth, and reach for our food?  So I gave in.  Ever since then you are more content.  It was like you felt left out on our little secret.  So far you've had rice cereal, sweet potatoes, squash, yams, and you're-not-so-favorite green beans.  We are going to try again though!

The best thing lately is when you get excited, you open your mouth wide and wiggle your whole body. It makes Dad sure happy when he comes home for work to see that kind of welcome.  And your grandpa's and grandma's think so to.  And let's not lie, it melts my heart.  Love you so much.  Can't wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us.  But I honestly don't know how it can be any better than this.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

daisy the dog

Our Landlords have the cutest yorkie.
Her name is Daisy and she is best little buddies with Myer.
Every time we are outside, she joins us.

I finally had my camera with me and tried to get pictures of the two of them together.
Next time I'll have to videotape it because Myer's laugh when he is around Daisy is just too funny.

We could spend all day with this little pup.
I think I want one of my own...

and in other news,
we are sitting all by ourselves!
I'm one proud mama.
(and I'm proud of myself for capturing those rolly polly arms.  Seriously, 3 rolls?)
Love this little tank.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

i can't eat that

Motherhood is rewarding, yes.  But giving up certain foods while nursing?  Not so much.
So far on the list of "Don't Eat That or Else..."

-Peanut Butter
-Tomato Sauce
-Milk (ANYTHING with milk)
-Orange Juice
-and chocolate

Peace out Mexican food, Italian food, and Reeces peanut butter cups.
Come next March(ish) I'm eating that whole list.
All in one sitting.
I miss them all so much.

pic found here

Monday, September 19, 2011

a fall walk

We bundled up and experienced one of our first cold September evenings.
I was surprised that M let us layer him up,
but maybe he takes after his mama and likes the cooler temperatures.
Fall is my kind of season.
Because I love walks just like these.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

the whole gang

From Jessie's wedding.
Can't believe how big we've become.
And only half of us are married,
imagine what a family picture will look like when we are all married with kids.
So fun.

From left to right: my brother Cooper, sister Jamie holding her daughter Navy, little brother Oakley, brother-in-law Mike, my Mom holding their son Maddix, new brother-in-law Carson, sister Jessie, my dad, me, Jake holding Myer, and little sister Sierra.

Monday, September 12, 2011

my closet

As lovely as our little cottage is,
there isn't a whole lot of storage space.
And that includes the closets.

Above is my closet.
It's as wide as my arm span
and tall as my shoulders.
Kinda small right?

And if any of you know me,
this creates a problem because of my, ahem, addiction to shopping.
Jake loves it.

So to keep up with this small space
I have a rule: "one shirt in, one shirt out".
It makes me really know what is in my closet
and if I went shopping, what shirt would have to be taken out to replace a new one?
And I have quite the attachment to some of my clothes.

Granted I don't follow this perfectly.
Sometimes my sock drawer is stuffed with recent purchases
but for the most part, it is keeping my closet live-able.
And our marriage blissful.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

little mr.

Not a whole lot going on at the Morse household except non stop instagrams of this little man.  And I truly mean little man with his broad shoulders and *buff* arms.  Doesn't he look like a mini-me of Jake?  Kinda fun.

We are spending lots of our time outdoors though, to take advantage of the rest of summer, and mostly because Myer is one busy little person.  So so busy.  Is it just him or all baby boys like this? 

I did get some of my fall shopping done on Labor Day and can't wait for that crispy air feeling. Oh, and my birthday is in a month (well a month and 22 days...) so I am shamelessly sending out hint emails and pins.  I get real excited about my birthday.  I'm sure there'll be an extra long post about that real soon.  Anywho, we are leaving the house today cause I am not filling up the bathroom sink again to entertain my little mr.  Errands are more dry.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

telling secrets

and apparently it's really funny.

pic taken from our Labor Day weekend chilling at our park

Thursday, September 1, 2011

myer's pumped up kicks

makes me laugh every time.