Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Favorite Reads

Our little girl has taken to books like her Mom and Dad.  Two of her favorites are Hello, Bugs! and Hello, Animals!

For anyone on the look out for a new baby or baby shower gift, these are highly recommended by us!  The black and white images are interesting for kids and parents alike, and the cost of each book is very reasonable.

... We're experiencing our fourth day of snow fall, and it's starting to resemble other states in which we lived with massive snow in the past.  It's quite the beautiful world out there. ...

Wishing you all warmth and what you need!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Grandmas' Love

Happy Tuesday!

We're in the midst of (yet) another day of stormy, snowy weather.  Yesterday wasn't too bad, though the streets were filled with heavy and wet snow.  Today's snow is Utah powder snow, and a fair amount of it!  Oh, to be a skier, as Powder Mountain and Snowbasin are just a short drive through the canyon.

Anyhow, over at New Moms Talk, we're doing a shout out or a gratitude-out to the talents of our Moms who made some amazing pieces for our little girl!

Wishing you all of the best!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Training Tool: Felt Board for Susanna

We're currently on the receiving end of (more, yes more!) heavy wet snow that is not normal for Utah.  I'll share pictures later, provided that all goes well and sleep happens for someone whose name starts with "W."

In the mean time, with Susanna being more active and alert, and the mountains of snow that exist here limiting outdoor training, I decided to make her a felt board.  It was super simple, very fun, and she enjoys it greatly!  It keeps her focused while I enjoy a strength workout, some yoga, or just a bit of me time.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

First Postpartum Workout

I hope all are safe as storms hit various parts of our beautiful country.

Our sweet little girl is relaxing and I'm anticipating a great workout in the warmth of our home.  We're under Winter Storm Advisory, and I'm not gutsy enough to run out there in the dark- yet.

So here's a look at that first at-home workout post the birth of our wonderful Susanna Hope.

Wishing you all warmth, hope, and all that you may need today!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Great Read (the milk memos)

After Christmas I unexpectedly came across a phenomenal book, the milk memos.  Contrary to the belief that it's impossible to read a book with a newborn, I finished this book in 36 hours while reading every word and attending to my less-than-a-month-old daughter.

It's a book worth reading for moms, dads, future moms or dads, hoped-to-be-one-day moms or dads, employers, and more.  Okay, it's just a great book that is wittily written with phenomenal facts!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Simple Car Seat Toys (& Cheap, too!)

Sweet Susanna is far more active (in a good way) in her car seat, so I made these for her recently.

What have you made for your wee one or someone else's tiny tot...or you hope to (maybe) make one day? Share with us at New Moms Talk.

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ogden Canyon Travels

We decided that Sunday afternoon required a little out-and-about action, and so we trekked up to Canyon Road.  We were met with a line of stopped traffic, thanks to the repair work that is going on in the canyon.  As a result, Scott drove up to North Ogden and we took a different route into the canyon.  It was beautiful!

We stopped here and there for me to take pictures.  Susanna slept the entire time and only let out a tiny peep once.  She's such a great traveler!


Friday, January 18, 2013

Photo Friday

It's simple.  It's a picture on Friday with a few words.  Feel free to share yours and join the fun.

Peaceful weekend ahead to all!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Music and a Giraffe

Just some good ole fashioned music and a famous (to us anyhow) giraffe.  The kind of music that makes you (or us?) smile and when you click on that link you get to see one of my all-time fave pictures of sweet Susanna.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Alphabet City

Alphabet City is a fabulous book by Stephen T. Johnson.  The images are wow-some and the book provides infinite opportunities for learning and exploration from persons of all ages.

I wish I had known about it when I was in Virginia teaching.  I wonder if there's an Alphabet City-esque book for Cyrillic and other pictorial languages.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Shopping Ease and Conveniences

We're talking about what would make your life easier while shopping as an expecting or new mom today at New Moms Talk.  Is it more bathrooms, a kid play area, special parking, or something else?

Join and share with us what would make your life easier at New Moms Talk.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Pregnancy Planks

We're talking about Pregnancy Planks at New Moms Talk today.  Those wonderful beings along with other core exercises helped me greatly during the 41 week journey with Susanna Hope.  

How about you?  What did you enjoy (or are you enjoying) for a core workout during your pregnancy?  Share with us at New Moms Talk.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A New Venture

A new life has sparked a new venture: New Moms Talk.  It will be filled with discussions about babies, health, life, and more.  All insights are welcome.

Please share this wonderful haven with others, and join in the fun!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Life Advanced and Reviewed

2 January 2013

  • Susanna half dozes in her mom's arms.
  • Veggie chili hangs out in the crock pot.
  • Scott runs errands.
  • Our Word Art has big plans for this year!!
  • Rice Chex rocks!
  • The white board list in the kitchen is half done!
  • Thank you notes have been mailed.
Pre 2 January 2013

  • Susanna out grew (via length) some 0-3 months clothes.
  • Aunt Rachel made amazing stockings for Daniel and Susanna.
  • Scott worked on a tight abstract (details later).
  • Utah received a week of snow!
  • Baby Language was updated.