Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Kicking off 2011

Well, for us, 2011 if off and running. New Year's Day, I cooked dinner for Greg's parents and sister's family. I made homemade spaghetti and the MOST DELICIOUS BREAD! Its a Pioneer Woman recipe (so, of course, its yummy) called Olive Cheese Bread. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/06/olive_cheese_br/

Obviously, the obligatory new years diet started AFTER this meal!

Greg left on Monday for the Sugar Bowl and I went back to work. Jake is back in the groove of day care and has officially given up the Paci during the day! Woo Hoo! We're still taking the paci at night and naps, but hey - baby steps, huh?

Sugar Bowl 2011 - Hogs lost to Ohio State, but I'm still excited they went!

I leave next week for Las Vegas. I have a week long meeting, and while some people think its exciting to go to Vegas for a week, I think its a terrible idea. Don't get me wrong - I wouldn't mind going for a few days with friends, but five days of Vegas with 1,000 co-workers isn't a blast. Especially since we spend 12 hours a day in a conferenc rooms. BUT - I do have a job and I'm grateful for that.

We're expecting some snow in the next few days, which will be fun. If it does snow, I hope it sticks around long enough for Jake to play in it - and possibly delay my flight to Vegas a day! :)

This part is mainly for my "record keeping" on Jake...

Jake is "talking" more and more everyday and his favorite word - BY FAR- is "uh oh." He sounds absolutely precious when he says it, but then again - I am his mother. He also sounds super cute when he says, "baby" (it actually sounds more like babieeeee) . He LOVES to play with his Mickey Mouse music books and will say EAT really loud when he is hungry. He is doing really good at daycare, but still falls apart EVERY morning when I leave. I am hoping he grows out of that pretty soon.

At 17 months old, he knows how to unlock my iPhone, click on YouTube and start a Mickey Mouse video. He can even adjust the sound. CRAZY. His deep affection for remote controls has been lost and he know has a love affair with cell phones.

As stated earlier, he is now daytime paci-free, but still takes it at night. It was actually a pretty painless transition- thank you, Mrs. Dottie (preschool teacher). I love this child with all my heart and cannot believe he is already 17 months old. Time flies!

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