Monday, January 25, 2010

The Little Gym

This past week was "Show Week" at the Little Gym. We were finishing up the semester and it was time for the kiddos to show off. Eli absolutely LOVES the Little Gym and so do I. It's a great opportunity for him to play with other kiddos (since he's home with me most of the time) and also a great opportunity for me to network with other moms (since I'm home with him most of the time)! He's really progressed over this semester and couldn't have done it without Ms. Jen, his teacher. Since he started the Little Gym about 20 weeks ago, he's learned to do a forward roll, hang from the bars, walk on the beam, "freeze", and follow a group. Balls, bubbles, and the routine (same class format, same songs) are also favorite activities at the Little Gym. I can't wait to start the new semester tomorrow! Here are some pictures from Show Week!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


I've finally recovered from all the holiday fun and shenanigans, so I'm back. And, I'm going to try to post at least once a week, but I'm not making any promises!

Here's what's been going on:

*We had an unbelievably blessed holiday. We spent Christmas Day with my family here, then spent New Year's with Matt's family in PA. It was so nice to get to visit with everyone! I am truly grateful for our families and their support!

*I was completely surprised when Santa came left me the camera I asked for. THANKS!! :)

*I'll be 28 weeks pregnant tomorrow! Wow, that's like 7 months!! I've actually clipped coupons that don't expire until after baby Abel is due to arrive. OH, MY! (Since people have asked, I've registered for a few things we'll need for baby Abel at Target.)

*Eli and I have discovered the joy that is Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh! It has become one of our favorite places. It's wonderful for my sanity on the really cold days when we can't get outside, and a bonus--it's 5 minutes from the Krispy Kreme!!

*Jacob is back in the swing of school, despite the fact that it's not his favorite place to be. He's loving the electric guitar he got for Christmas. It's taking his lessons to a whole 'nother level!

*Matt and I (with a little help from my parents) have successfully updated our kitchen ceiling and walls. Matt scraped the popcorn ceilings, stripped the wallpaper, we removed the glue, he patched and sanded, then we painted. Now, we just need the new cabinet hardware and new floors!! Can't wait!

Hope you are all doing well! Enjoy the's a bit long, so hang in there!