Wednesday, June 10, 2015

March Madness, April Showers, & May...Showers

Listen. My INTENTION with my blog began with weekly updates. I convinced myself I was overachieving, so I told myself monthly updates were we're down to quarterly. I hope Greyson does not take after my procrastination-ness. Actually, I'm not procrastinating, because I love to blog. But there's a certain mini-person that takes up most of my time, and by the time I put him down for bed, I'm totally brain dead. Actually, it's like two opposite feelings-I feel like I'm torn with immediately going to bed or completely getting the party started since those are my only couple of adult hours where I'm not singing "Chugga-chugga-choo-choo" or dancing to Ole McDonald.

I was at a mommy ministry thing the other day and the speaker suggested waking up BEFORE your child does to get things done and I think I laughed out laughed. Granted, I'm super thankful Greyson has been sleeping through the night lately, but I'm just not feeling called to do that yet.

Anyway, these last 3 months have been super busy.  April showers were supposed to bring May flowers, but as you all saw on the news, it pretty much rained the ENTIRE month of May. But we managed to still get out and about when we could and had lots of fun; this stage of baby is just SO darlin'! Greyson is really babbling, making faces and doing the army crawl.  Here's some fun times over the last quarter!

My little leprechaun! This St. Patty's Day was special because LAST year on St. Patty's Day was my first sonogram!
Lil G had just rolled onto his tummy in the crib and totally surprised himself!
Loves to look at his "aquarium".

CC came to visit! They got all dressed up for Maroon Friday!
"My future's so bright I gotta wear shades...."
Our first selfie. We were excited because Daddy was on his way home!
For a baby who HATED to be on his tummy....he's enjoying the view....
Our first trip to the zoo. Fun outing for the mamas but maybe a little too complicated for this age. We all had to stop and nurse by the Lemurs.....
Loves to eat those toes!
Wore this to hang with his Bible study peeps the Wednesday before Easter.
These two are gonna be trouble I can tell. Boy is SMITTEN with his Daddy. And vice versa.
All I can see in this pic is a mini version of MY dad.......
We're eating all sorts of foods over here. His favorites are the savory: sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, squash, etc. I've actually enjoyed making my own baby food too!
He's taken a liking to Manny. Verdicts still out whether Manny likes him. Pretty sure he doesn't.
Helping mommy pick out paint colors.
Sitting in a high chair for the first time! Hope he likes lunch dates!
We also took our first lake trip! We went with our community group and got an awesome hook up on the MOST DARLIN lake house. Greyson did great; we put his pack 'n play in the master closet and he slept like......well, a baby...

Greyson loves to spoon "Lambert" while he sleeps. I picked up this little stuffed sheep at Kroger one day after a set of shots and he is now a STAPLE for the crib. Unfortunate thing is I didn't buy two. Thinking about putting a microchip in Lambert.

And one morning Jeremie left for work while G was still asleep. He sent me a text asking for me to send him a pic when he wakes up. Well, here's what he got......  
#truth  #meltdown #itaintalwayspretty
And that's the short version of our March, April and May! Hope to have some super fun updates for June!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Show & Tell Tuesday....When I Grow Up

Today I'm linking up with Andrea to share what I wanted to be "when I grow up".....

Funny thing is I'm 30 and I still don't really feel "grown up" heart tells me I'm still fresh out of college but my pajamas at 8:30 p.m. tell me I'm a has been. most humans, I went through seasons of what I wanted to be when I grew up......

As a young child I was convinced that I wanted to be....drum roll 18 wheeler driver.  I just thought it was SO COOL that you could have a BED in your truck. I don't know what else inspired me, but I do think I dreamt of a PINK cab. How cool would I be rolling up in the Love's Station?

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My obsession with this book series made me think I wanted to be be a cool baby sitter...

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"Katie's Great Idea" DOES have a good ring to it"......
If my 2015 self could talk to my 1995 self, I would strongly warn myself that "babysitting" is the least "glamorous" job of them all.

And on we middle school, I was convinced that I wanted to be a lawyer after a fiery mock trial that our PRIDE program did. I was the prosecutor and you better BELIEVE I got a manslaughter verdict! Now I just listen to John Grisham books on CD.

In high school I decided I wanted to be a piano teacher.....and I actually DID this! From freshman to senior year, I had a handful of students that I taught beginner lessons to. And I loved it! They were so precious--we had recitals, they competed and all! I was so proud! After I graduated though, I knew I'd be headed to MSU, so I shipped them off to someone who could "further" their knowledge. I had pretty much tapped out on my level of teaching!

My love of agriculture and animals led me to think that I wanted to be a veterinarian. So I did the most natural first step to becoming a veterinarian and got a job as a pooper scooper. And I have to say, aside from the.....poop.....I LOVED this job because I loved the animals and all the craziness that goes on in the vet; I ALWAYS had a good story on my hands. (Now I just have a scar from a devil of a Standard Dachshund named Earl that took a chunk out of my ring finger.)  Anyway, after working most all holiday weekends and realizing that I had to pass chemistry to be a vet, I hung up that dream. But after spending a couple of years cleaning up.....poop....I was definitely inspired to have SOME type of reputable career. (Which, really, when you think about it, I'm just back to being a pooper scooper...)

So by this time, I was in junior college and it was time to make a decision. After a chat with my Ag instructor/advisor, Agricultural Economics won in the end. It was a good combo of agricultural and business, which I liked. So after a couple rounds of summer internships with the Land Bank, I ended up becoming a Loan Officer/Appraiser.  Whoda thunk it? Being a banker sounds dull, but being a farm banker is anything but dull.  I had my hands in everything from million dollar timber farms to chicken houses. And worked with great people.

And now my livelihood is is MOM. I always wanted to be a mom, but really always envisioned myself continuing my career. (But hey-like my dad always said: "Get a degree so you don't NEED a man, but marry one that doesn't make you use it!") Ha! But for real, raising a child is the hardest, most challenging but most rewarding job ever! My agenda is packed. My boss is my child. My pay is the smiles and giggles I get from my lil man each day. My bonus is a good nights sleep.

So I may or may not be "something else" when I "grow up".  Right now, when I grow up I wanna be the Greyson's biggest fan, best friend, prayer warrior and protector.

And at least I don't have to take chemistry.........