Wednesday, September 30, 2009

it's ours

We closed on the house at the crack of dawn this morning. We had to be at the attorney's office at 8:30 am and with a baby that feels like the crack of dawn to me. About 45 initials and 30 signatures later we had the keys in hand. Asher and I were exhausted from the excitement of it all so we went back to the apartment for our mid-morning naps and Quinn went off to work. It doesn't feel real yet. But I think after we do some work in the house this weekend it will start to become more of a reality. I think we will move in the weekend of the 10th.

After our naps, Asher and I went to the mall today to return a few things. While leaving the mall parking lot I saw a RAT...disgusting. It ran right under my car. I know I was in the safety of my car but I still screamed and it sent shivers down my spine. I kow they are out there but why do I have to see them and in the mall parking lot of all places?

So between buying a house and seeing a rat it was a pretty eventful day!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

time flies

Asher is 6 months old today. I have no idea how that happened. I swear he was just born yesterday. I know all I have to do is blink and we will be celebrating his first birthday. It goes by so fast.

But what a difference six months makes. I remember being totally overwhelmed when he was first born, totally sleep deprived and wondering if I would ever have a "normal" life again. Thankfully, I don't have my old "normal" life back, I have a new and improved "normal" life which involves spending time with Asher every day. He is pure joy wrapped up in a not so little 18 pound package.

I mean with dimples like those how could I not want to spend every waking minute with that?

Asher has the happiest disposition. He just wants to laugh, smile and play all day. He definitely has his Dad's personality.
He hardly ever cries.
He still doesn't like to nap very much.
He now thankfully sleeps about 11 to 12 hours straight!!!!!!!
He has slowly been introduced to fruits and veggies. He still HATES the rice cereal, he is not so sure about peas, but really enjoys applesauce, bananas, sweet potatoes, squash and prunes.
He now totally refuses formula which I'm desperately trying to rectify.
He is incredibly curious and grabs at everything. I can no longer hold him and eat or drink anything at the same time.
He is constantly pulling at and out my hair. Ouch!

To celebrate his half birthday we gave him what I'm sure will be the first of much officially licensed Iron Man graphic tee. We are also going to give him some juice today as a special treat. Well, really this is more of an attempt to help him figure out the sippy cup. I've been putting formula in it but once a drop touches his tongue and he figures out that it is formula he stops trying.

This was obviously taken before he realized there was formula in the cup.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I think I'm finally getting the hang of the coupon world. The local grocery store, Harris Teeter, just started triple coupons this morning. I went first thing this morning before Quinn left for work so I could just run in without having to haul the baby. Last night I prepped by scanning the blogs for the list of freebies and cheapies. Here is what I came away with.

I paid a grand total of $7.59 for all of it. But even that I feel is a bit misleading because i had to buy salsa because I needed it for two meals this week (and I'm picky about my salsa) so that added 3 dollars to my total. But all in all I'm feeling really great about it and I'm excited to do it all again on Monday after I get the new Sunday paper!

Monday, September 14, 2009

farmer's market

We went to the State Farmer's Market this Saturday and had so much fun. We walked up and down the aisles drooling over the fruits and vegetables. Quinn's favorite booth was a booth with about 15 different varieties of salsa. We ended up buying a super delicious mango salsa. We also bought some fall peaches and an italian loaf bread. We ate lunch at the NC Seafood Restaurant on-site with all kinds of seafood from the shores of North Carolina. We ended up sharing a lunch plate that consisted of fried flounder, cole slaw, fries and hush puppies followed by a slice of coconut cream pie. A very delicious southern meal.  Now that I know all that the market has to offer, I can't wait to go back this weekend.

Later that day we drove around in the town we are moving too where we saw this little delight... an entire fast food restaurant revolving around the biscuit. I think I'm going to enjoy living in the South.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

a sitting-up montage

Asher has really started to sit up lately. We did a photo shoot this morning to commemorate.