Thursday, August 28, 2014

One of the Last Summer Weekends

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over and of course, the weather finally got hot!  We took full advantage of the hot & humid temps this past weekend and tried to cram in as much as could with an almost 11 month old in tow (I just can't get over that she's almost 1!)
 
Friday night we headed to our church's annual festival

Lucy wasn't too impressed at first but she loved watching all the kids on the rides

Todd & I getting a moment to ourselves while my dad walked around with Lucy

We spent part of Saturday at Zoombezi Bay
 
and then spent the evening with this handsome guy while my parents had Lucy overnight

After we picked Lucy up on Sunday morning, we went to the grocery store.  This is probably one of her favorite things because there are so many people to flirt with and wave hi to

During her morning nap, Todd & I made homemade meatballs....random, I know, but we've been talking about making them for months

In the afternoon, we went back to Zoombezi Bay for probably the last time this year

After Lucy's 2 hour nap, she had fun pulling off all the books on her shelves

She was just so cute sitting there on a pile of books

And this could be one of my favorite photos of her....she's obsessed with her toothbrush!  Whenever we have her in our room, she immediately makes a beeline for our bathroom and grabs her toothbrush & toothpaste that sits on the edge of the tub and then carries them around

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Celebrating Our Anniversary

Our 3 year anniversary was last Wednesday and Todd & I had plans to spend the day together with Lucy.  He was taking the red eye back from LA on Tuesday night and was supposed to get home around 10 AM and I had the day off from work.  Of course, the day didn't go quite as planned when Todd's flight from LA to Chicago left late which meant he missed his connection from Chicago to Columbus.  He was on a stand by for a later flight but didn't make it on.  He was pretty happy to make the next flight he was on stand by for but didn't get home until 3:30 PM.  He was tired from flying all night and sitting around the airport most of the day so we didn't do anything big on our actual anniversary and were happy we ended up being able to see each other.
 
We like to celebrate most major occasions with Raising Cane's

Anniversary cake and presents (even though we said no presents)

We ordered a small cake from Piece of Cake from the Short North, where we got our wedding cake from, and get the same flavor that our topper was....vanilla bean cake with almond filling

Our big night out to celebrate our anniversary was on Saturday evening.  My parents were not only watching Lucy while we went to dinner but were going to keep her the entire night.  It was my first night away from her (Todd has been away from her several times due to traveling for work) and while I knew I'd miss her, we were kinda excited to have the night (and next morning) to ourselves.  Plus, I know Todd was looking forward to actually sleeping in!  Poor guy has been getting up every morning at 4:55 AM to leave for work by 5:15 AM.

Todd & I

Lucy didn't seem too sad that we were leaving her

Dinner at Hudson 29 was delicious!
 
We started with the Surf & Turf sushi roll
 
I had their cheeseburger and fries

Todd had the St. Louis ribs with coleslaw and fries

And we got complimentary Texas sheet cake for our anniversary

Celebrating 3 years!

Since we didn't have to be home early, we headed to Zauber Brewing in Grandview
 
Zauber just started serving their own beer on tap last Thursday so it was necessary for Todd to get a sampler to try them all out

Enjoying our evening
 
We had such a great evening out and the good news is that Lucy did great staying at my parents' house.  She slept great and had fun playing with Grandma & Grandpa!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekly Recap: August 18-24

I walked 2-2.5 miles on the treadmill almost every morning and went back to work this week.  I feel like this was the week where I started to feel a lot better and am moving around much better.  Slowly but surely the numbness is going away in my leg and am hoping in the next month I'll have all the feeling back in my leg and foot. 

The hardest part of this week was that Todd was in LA for work from Sunday evening until Wednesday afternoon so I needed extra help from my parents during those evenings to help with Lucy's dinner, bath, and putting her down for bed.  Thankfully, Lucy didn't make a peep any of those 3 nights while she was sleeping because I was here by myself overnight and wouldn't have been able to pick her up to calm her down if she was awake and upset.  My mom then would come over at 7:15 AM to get her out of her crib.  It's been hard and challenging since I cannot be with Lucy by myself but we feel so lucky that my parents are able to help us out. 

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: Rest

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Rest

TOTAL:  0 mi

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Three Years

The past three years have gone by in the blink of an eye and I wouldn't change any second of it.  This third year has been the best yet most challenging with the birth of our Lucy girl.  While a lot has changed in our lives now, we've still managed to put each other first and I'm so incredibly happy to have Todd right by my side throughout it all. 
 
A peek back at some of my favorite details and moments from our wedding on August 20, 2011....
 




 





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What We've Been Up To....


I was still off work all last week from my back surgery so while my mom was here helping me with Lucy, we took advantage of the time together to take Lucy to get her fitted for her first pair of real shoes!  We went to Stride Rite and picked out the cutest pink & teal sneakers for her. She instantly looked older once she had them on and was cruising around the house.
 
About to get her feet measured

Hey!
 
 Look at my big girl with shoes!

On Thursday evening, Todd had organized a social function for his coworkers at a Clippers game.  He did the same thing last year and all summer everyone was asking when he was going to plan it for this year.  It was such a hit that he had double the people come this year...close to 90 people!  The weather was perfect and we had a great time taking Lucy to her second baseball game.

Todd was in charge of carrying Lucy around in the Ergo

Never gonna turn down free wine samples!

Lucy hanging out eating dinner in her seat watching the game

Over the weekend, our only big plans were to go to Lucy's best friend's 1st birthday party.  Olive was born just 6 weeks before Lucy so it's been fun to watch them grow up together.  The party was a hit and all of our babes had a blast playing together.

Lucy taking a ride on daddy's shoulders

Olive was hesitant for just a few seconds with her smash cake but then dug in once she realized how delicious it was

Going to town

A picture of everyone watching Olive eat her cake

Lucy tried to eat a party hat while Olive ate cake

Family photo

Selfie family photo

Lucy loved playing with baby Caroline and was squealing as she tried to tickle her legs

Lynn helping Olive open gifts

Lucy crashed for a couple hours after the party and once she was up, we ate dinner and let her play in just her diaper which was the cutest thing.

Working it for the camera

Strike a pose
 
Even though the weather report of some rain on Sunday, we packed up and went to the zoo for a little bit.  Luckily, it never ended up raining but that also meant it was really humid!  We were at the zoo long enough to check out the Africa exhibit and see the polar bears.
 
Watching the giraffes eating

Another view of the giraffes in the distance

Lucy got excited when one started to come a little closer

After the zoo, we had a lazy rest of the day and called it a weekend.

Lucy rocking a Mohawk with her toothbrush hanging out of her mouth....she seriously loves having her teeth brushed!