Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Josh's Resolutions for 2009

January is almost over and our New Year's resolutions continue to go well. Jim and I are focusing on limiting the amount of hour Josh is in daycare and trying to juggle in a regular exercise program. So far the only downfall to this is the lack of time Jim and I get to spend with each other. Right now, I wake up at 4:45 and work out at the gym, come home and get ready. Jim goes to work as soon as I am back from working out. I drop Josh off at daycare. Jim picks him up. We have dinner and hang out for maybe an hour and then Josh goes to bed. Jim heads to the gym and I usually do whatever miscellaneous errands need to be done and try to be in bed by 9pm. Just to start it all over again the next day. We have done this for 4 weeks now and it seems to be going okay. Next week I will add school to the mix, so we'll see what that changes.

As for Josh and his New Year's Resolution... he has been working hard on the following:

  1. Learn to say a new word every day. New favorites are colors, welcome, i love you, and toothbrush.

  2. Pick up my toys after I am done. We are about 50/50 on this one.

  3. No hitting. So the love of hockey is now turning into a problem at daycare as everything has become a stick. Not so great.

  4. Do a fun activity with Mom and Dad every weekend. This has been a lot of fun for Jim and I too. We have gone swimming, gone to Wild Air, shopping, and to an activity zone.

We get to put a sticker on the calendar if we accomplish our goals. Josh puts them on for all of us and looks forward to it every night at dinner. It feels good to reprioritize life every once in a while. Even though we may not stick with it completely in 2009... we do try and for the most part we do make small adjustments in our lives...

The pictures: First one is of his favorite snack... frozen fruit and yogurt. And the last one is him wearing his big boy Thomas the Train underoos. He saw them in Kohls and was like "Choo Choo, mama Choo Choo". So I bought them and he thought it was cool to wear them. Hopefully they will still be cool when he is ready to potty train full-time.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Eve

We invited friends over again for New Year's eve and weren't quite sure how it was going to turn out. It was a long day getting ready for the party and just being back home. Thankfully Jim and I both had the day off of work.

Several friends came, some single, some with kids. All the kids played so well together and it was fun to have all of us sit around and still have a conversation while they were tearing into all the toys. Almost all of the kids crashed for the night around 9pm which allowed the parents to have some fun. We ditched the Elmo video for the New York Countdown and enjoyed some adult beverages.

Well my dear friend Kelly was on a mission to make sure we were up until there was no more fun to be had. So I was up until 3:30 am playing beer pong... and of course tippy cup. At this point, there were only 6 of us left standing... and we were still going strong. About 3:45am... the party was over because we didn't have a beer left in the house. I went up and made some corn dogs and then we all crashed. Until 7am when Maverick and Josh were up. Josh was SO excited to see Maverick come downstairs... his first sleepover! haha! I realize why parents have them... kids are so content with friends over!

It was a good night... and I felt like I can still hang... ha ha. I have learned to stay away from Champagne!

New Year's day was wonderfully lazy. Even Josh was lazy. It was PERFECT!