April 22, 2014

Birthday and Easter Weekend

This past weekend was a double feature of special days!  Aaron's birthday was on Friday and then Easter was on Sunday!  Aaron's parents even came down for the weekend, so that was a bonus too!

On Friday, Aaron took the day off.  I got a haircut and then we just had a fun and relaxing day.  Andrew had lots of fun getting reacquainted with his grandparents (he was pretty shy when they first walked in).  We went to PF Chang's for dinner, and then had angel food cake for dessert after Aaron opened some presents.

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Saturday started off with a breakfast and Easter egg hunt at church.  Andrew was too little to do the hunt last year, but this year he loved it!  He had no idea that there were goodies inside though, so there was a heavy mom-tax (and dad-tax and grandparent-tax) on the candy.  After his nap, we all headed over to Annapolis for the afternoon.  We went to a maritime museum, did some walking in and around the State House, and went to dinner at a place that serves all local crabs (and other seafood).  We all got crab cakes and it was delicious!  A trip to Coldstone finished out the evening :)

I was excited that we had company over for Easter Sunday.  I had a lot of fun preparing for it.  We had an Easter basket with goodies for each of us, German pancakes for breakfast, and an Easter egg hunt.  The eggs were all over the main floor and contained pieces of a puzzle that we all put together after finding the eggs.  Church was nice (I sang with the choir for 2 numbers) and then we came back to the house for dinner.  I was quite proud of myself for the Easter dinner: Ham, candied sweet potatoes, asparagus with lemon sauce, rolls (shaped like bunnies, of course), hard boiled eggs, and sparkling cranberry raspberry juice.  It turned out great and it was awesome to have people to share it with.  And Andrew looked especially adorable in the suit my mom made for him :)


All in all a wonderful weekend to celebrate Aaron and Christ.

April 14, 2014

Things on the Walls!

So for a long time, we had blank walls.  You can see this in the house tour.  Not that we didn't have anything to put up- just that I didn't know where to put everything in the new house!  Plus, I didn't want to put anything up until we had painted, and that took forever to do.  (You know, like how we bought the paint for our bedroom back in... September... and just painted it last week...)

Anyway.

We've made a lot of progress lately!  I had been looking for curtains for a while.  Let me tell you, I had no idea what I was even looking for.  I needed something that went with the blueish walls, but I didn't want just a neutral because pretty much all of our furniture on the main floor is neutral and I didn't want it to be boring.  I found lots of colorful curtains that I liked, but they all seemed like too much when the walls were already colored.  Guys.  I had no idea what I was doing!  Finally I found these curtains and immediately loved them.  The yellow accent goes perfectly with the blue walls, and the print really softens the whole area.  I still may not know what I'm doing but at least I found something I love!


And then I finally put together the new photo gallery wall in the dining room.  I painted the K knowing that we were getting those curtains with the yellow flowers, so it all coordinates really well.  Now we need to get new family pictures taken so we can get Andrew in the gallery!

So we're making progress, finally!

March 26, 2014

Spoon Feeding

So back in February (I know that was a while ago, but it's too fun not to share...) we let Andrew try feeding himself with a spoon!  This was a big step for me because I was seriously afraid that we would end up cleaning food off the walls, floors, and ceiling.  And that thought made me want to just keep feeding him ourselves... forever. 

But he ended up doing so well!  I made some chocolate pudding for this first attempt.  I wanted something thick enough to stay on the spoon easily, and I definitely wanted something he would like so that he wouldn't give up or spit it out.

Success.  We used a second spoon to catch the pudding that was dripping down his chin but for the most part he was a champ.  Andrew was definitely ready for this.

And he's done it a lot more since then- eating Greek yogurt, applesauce, and more pudding!