Sunday, April 24, 2011

{Happy Easter}

Happy Easter! We finally got her on camera giggling. Ignore my voice. Enjoy Miss L and her cute giggle.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

BBQ {with friends...}

For some reason this whole month of April has been the hardest for all our cute little friends to get together. There were many scheduled appearances on all our behalf's and many of us bailed. Either due to conflicts that night or just plain out tired from all we had going on. So finally April 15th we all made it for a friendly BBQ.

The night started off with lots of trying to see what all our dear friends had been up to. Some.... we wont name names. Had some strange and interesting things they had been working on. Others were just the same as we had left them. Pretty much all in all whenever all of us cant get together its like we had never parted ways. That is one thing I always have liked about our group. We can all not see each other for a bit but then come back together and just fall right back into the "groove" of our friendships.

The men cooking the grub....
The "rhonda's" all chatting

Rand and L

Mike and his AMAZING steak that him and Jake cooked...

Linds eating her yummy food

Jake and his fine steak

Jen eating her popcorn. She already ate her chicken... 

Katie and her burger

This is Mr. Milo

He loved Miss L's toy Sofie. They were both addicted to her. 

So we all had brought our own meat, which we cooked. (when I say we, I mean Rand.... I dont cook.) Then ate while watch some fabulous American Idol. When that was all done we were able to lay Miss L and Mr. Milo down to get to know one another. Who am I kidding we wanted to see how big one was to the other. There may have been some match making going on while Miss L's other man Tate was sleeping for the night... Shhh.... dont tell him.
Mr and Miss
Jen and I with out Bebe's

A little video of the sweet babies

It was a nice night to enjoy our friends that we love so much. We hope we can do this a little more frequently now that the weather is short of shaping up to be summer.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rice Cereal....

Miss L had her 4 month appointment on April 7th. Naturally I am just now blogging about this. L is doing great and weighed in at a whopping 14 lbs 3 oz, she was 25 1/2 inches long. Our little girl is tall and skinny according to the stats they gave us. She was so lucky to receive more shots, that she loved....not really. This time did go better than last times, for the sake of my heart and tears.

We also got some great news. Miss L can now slowly start on solids. I know this is different for every baby and every doctor varies about it. We have been doing rice cereal and pears. I mix the two together for texture reasons L will only touch either this way. I thought I would include these beauties to share so you can all enjoy her chowing down....

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Project Completed!

For the past two months or so, Madi and I have been working on a project in our house.  It started out as a "should we do this?  This could be really cool" type of thing. Little did we know how much time and effort we would invest in doing this project, but looking back now that it's done, it was totally worth it and we love it!  This picture shows our entryway, which looks kind of blah....we wanted to do something unique and cheap....

We first ran across the idea on the blog All Things Thrifty (linked from another blog called Jones Design). They had seen a design on a curtain that they liked, and they created a template of the design.  Once the template was made, it was a matter of tracing the template on the wall over and OVER and OVER and OVER. It took so long to trace it and get the design on the wall, but that part finally got finished.  It was more depressing when we realized that the actual painting would take even longer than the tracing. We started out really well, getting large portions of the wall done relatively quickly. After the initial excitement started to wear off, it started becoming a project we worked on when all other things in the house were done (which was very rare). Madi was so good to work on it during the days when I was at work (this was done as Lula was willing....also happens to be that Lula never wanted Madi to put her down).  Madi did do a ton of the painting though and I'd have gone crazy if I had to do it all by myself.  The parts she painted were way better than the parts I had done.  Thanks for your help babe!  The best part of this project is that it cost us $10 for the paint.

We are so glad we did this and now we are thinking about what we can do next....we have some ideas up our sleeves, so stay tuned!

Monday, April 4, 2011


Okay so what I love Diet Coke.... It's my saving grace. Especially on days where I feel like I just may not make it through. Or days where Lula is more demanding than most. It is seriously amazing. 
The first sip is my favorite. That little fizz that burns your throat...ahhhh. Mouth watering. 
This current obsession didn't start until I was pregnant. Now it's a once a week necessity. 

There are times where I think the Mr. wonders about whether I would choose him or this slice of heaven. 
This sums it up perfectly. 
Rand, I love you more than diet coke, it's true. 
I know you are surprised.... but I do.
There, I said it. End of story.

In other Sargent news.....
Nothing much to report. 
Miss L is just a little stinker and pooped up her back today.
Sometimes I just don't know where to start on the clean up crew for those. 
Best part, L just giggled at me the whole time.
Makes it all better once I see those gummies.

Oh and the Mr. decided to run 2 miles.
This is a miracle. He hates running.
So my applause to him on this accomplishment. 
I ran 6 miles saturday, and then did 3 today along with a class at the gym.
I am starting to feel like I am getting back into runner's shape.
Only issue... I need new running shoes. Any suggestions?
I am thinking of hitting up striders this week. I don't know how much of these shin splints I can take.

Lastly, I miss L being this tiny.... I miss her cuddly body on my chest mostly.
Not so much the crazy sleep schedule that comes with it though.