Monday, February 28, 2011

i survived!

i can officially say
i RAN a 10k!
it was definitely not easy...probably would have been easier and much more enjoyable had i properly trained.
obvious-i know.
but lately tanner hasn't cared much for being restrained in the stroller...the boy is on.the.move! and working in runs around his nap schedule isn't the easiest thing either. and by the time lance is home and tman is in bed, it's dark. all those excuses lead to one thing-i was not prepared. i think the last time i had really run before saturday was back over christmas break. yup. 2 months ago.
i still managed to finish...and run (well jog-or even slow jog would probably be more accurate) the WHOLE 6.2 miles! NO walking here!
and i am proud of myself.
saturday afternoon i was tired. and my knees and hamstring hurt. sunday i wasn't nearly as sore as i worried i would be. my quads and calves were tight but hey, i could move (always a plus!). and today i feel almost totally back to normal.

mile 1 and 2 weren't too bad (minus the tight hamstring and stitch in my side).
mile 3 was a mental thing for me i think. and i didn't like the trail that part of the run was on.
mile 4 wasn't bad knowing i was more than half way to the finish line (i think the pic below was close to the mile 4 marker).
mile 5 i was ready to be DONE.
mile 6-i made it this far so i sure as heck wasn't about to stop now.
 i just kept telling myself that if i can birth a baby, i surely can run 6.2 miles. and i think i repeated "i can do all things through Christ who gives me strength" about 500 times in my head. and here we are after crossing the finish line!
we came home to a boy who was cutting some teeth (we think)...he decided we should celebrate by eating ice cream sandwiches for lunch on sunday! ice cream is apparently his favorite food. he LOVES ice cream sandwiches and chowed down on some chick-fil-a ice cream today for lunch...yummy!
notice his he was savoring each bite, he'd quickly start doing the sign for MORE!
messy face!

will i do it again? well, since taylor has declared this a family tradition, i'm guessing so. maybe i'll do myself a favor and actually train a little more next year!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

1 year pics

picture overload below!
we had tman's 1 year pictures taken at the end of january while we were in temple. thought i'd share a few-
he loved crawling through the tunnel
love those little fingers!
checking out the rocks and his shadow
 had to have a snuggle break...he's a little bit of a momma's boy!
these pics were "pre-walking"'s been less than a month since we took these, but now he'd be waddling right down the tracks. he is officially a walker-loves walking laps around the house and sometimes he just walks in circles! 

now to decide which ones to print and frame (there were over 100 options-not an easy decision since, of course, i think they're all cute!). so incredibly thankful to be this little guy's momma and to get to spend every day with him!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

a little young for coffee

yesterday (during our 5th snow/ice day) i was loading the dishwasher and of course tanner always is there to help. he comes speed scooting/crawling when he sees me open the dishwasher! i turned my head for 5 seconds and looked back down to find this...
he had pulled my coffee mug out of the dishwasher and proceeded to "take a drink." much to his disappointment it was empty! maybe he was trying to tell me he misses our starbucks visits!
this kid cracks me up with the things he tries!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

13 months

in the midst of our groundhog day week, tanner hit 13 months! i really think he is turning into a little guy lately. you can just see the wheels turning in his head. and of course if he can't get his point across, he lets you know it. the fits have started. oh joy!

just the other day after getting the mail, we were sitting in the playroom sorting through all the junk mail. he loves playing with paper, so i have him some of the junk mail and he started sticking it through the mailbox on his house! i couldn't believe it!

he loves all things electronic...the computer, the ipad, cell phones, remotes (don't be fooled-we gave him his own remote but he doesn't like it nearly as much as the ones we use!). i used to be able to put the phone on speaker phone and he thought that was great. now, not so much...he wants to HOLD the phone. makes conversations a little challenging. his favorite toy in his room-his sound machine. anytime i take my eye off him for a second and peek back in the living room to find him "missing," he's always crawled back to his room (even if it's dark...he doesn't care) and is so excited about playing with his sound machine. he LOVES turning it on and off, on and off, on and off. and he loves turning on the light feature on it as well. once he turns it on, he'll crawl over and empty out ALL of his burp rags out of their storage cube, and then come back to the fun times of hitting the off and on button.

he's got several new tricks...he can give high fives, sign all done and sometimes do the sign for more (when he's lazy he just points and makes noises!). he can wave hi and bye. he tells the dogs to "come here" by waving his hand (wonder how he learned that...maybe mommy is always telling him to come?!?). and if you ask him how big he is, he throws his hands up over his head while you say, "SO big!". and he can also shoot hoops-he loves making hoops with his bathtub basketballs. and he's still really good at giving kisses!

teeth-he's got 4 on top and 3 on bottom. and today i saw the 4th one on the bottom starting to poke through.

foods-he loves mandarin oranges, applesauce, pears, peaches, hot dogs, yogurt, carrots and cheese. these are his favs.  and he's decided this month that he likes green beans (not french style like his daddy...those are too skinny) and corn. oh and he likes chips and we tried vanilla wafers and animal crackers too. i think he likes things he can crunch! i did try some veggies from a soup i had made...not so much luck with those. this boy is stubborn...half the time he just starts shaking his head before he even tries something new! UGH! he really wishes he could feed himself using a fork/spoon all the time. that's our meal time challenge. if i am using a fork or spoon, he insists on holding it. he's getting better at "stabbing" his food, but we've got a ways to go before he masters the spoon.

he's doing great with the milk (which is good because of today the milk factory is closed!). yesterday i cut back on the yogurt and he still drank it, so i think we're getting closer to him drinking milk all by itself!
sleep-we're still on the bedtime around 6:15-6:30 and waking up around 6:15-6:30 in the morning. he's started sleeping until 6:45ish some mornings which is wonderful!!! this month he's decided that since he's a growing boy, he needs his naps! i am loving it! he's taking great naps! about 1.5 hours in the morning (he usually goes down about 8:45 and sometimes will sleep as late as 10:30). and usually a little over an hour in the afternoon (he usually takes this nap around 12:30-1).

toys-he has discovered his chair this month. not that he'll sit still in it, but it's lots of fun to climb into, stand up, dive off the side, etc. he thinks it hilarious watching me jump towards him to catch him mid-air before he bonks his head as he nose-dives out of it. and he loves his much so that he'd rather take a wagon ride and isn't much of a fan of the stroller recently.
walking-just this week he's decided to start letting go and taking steps! it's hilarious...he gets so excited and so proud of himself when he does it. he's usually squealing and laughing as he walks. he's taken as many as 7-10 steps without holding onto anything and is doing it more and more often. lance and i think we'll have an official walker on our hands within the next couple of weeks for sure. he gets his best start if he stands up out of his chair...
clothes-still in 12 months (6-12 month tops work, but 12-18 month pants). he still sleeps in a double pair of pj's...cotton pjs on bottom with a fleece pair on top to keep him warm.

his hair is getting longer and finally starting to grow a little more on the right side. the top and back are getting really long, but we have not reached mullet stage and i'm not quite ready for his first haircut. i think he's going to go blond after his first hair cut. if you look underneath the long red hair on top, it's all blond...really, really blond. 

Friday, February 4, 2011

same song, different verse

and that brings us to today...lance was supposed to have a 7 am meeting, so when i woke up at 6:30ish and saw the light from the tv on in the living room, i just started praying he had decided to leave it on for me. because if he was still home and watching tv, that only meant one thing-ONE MORE DAY at home. oh yes, the weather man had predicted less than an inch of snow, but oh was he wrong. i'm looking outside at more than 4 inches, and it's been snowing off and on all day.

so now, instead of ice days, it was a snow day (and yes, schools have been closed since monday).

lance tried to go to work but didn't make it very far before turning around to come home. and then he couldn't get his truck back in the it's parked down the block at the park. poor guy fell 3 or 4 times walking back from the park to our house...the ice under the snow is slick!

after tman's morning nap we bundled up to go outside. at least on our 4th snow day there was actual snow to play in!

he'll hate me for this picture later. he's got 2 layers of pjs on with some wind pants, a hoodie, his coat, gloves, hat and then i put his rain boots on. he wasn't moving very quickly!

heading out to play...
checking out the was not sticky enough to make a snowman
not so sure about sitting in this stuff all by himself...but then dakota came to play and it was all better!
staying warm with daddy and mommy!
this stuff is crazy, mom!!! he had lots of laughs watching dakota and gizmo run around like crazy in the snow...and of course trying to eat it too!
 heading inside to warm up...
i decided we could try to make snow ice cream...anything fun to do is sounding great right about now! so i stuck a bowl outside to collect snow...mixed in a little milk, sugar and vanilla...and voila...snow ice cream! tanner was a fan!
we have also played lots of "wheels on the bus" on lance's ipad. not sure what we'll do this afternoon. too bad tanner's not quite old enough to enjoy movies or we would have probably watched disney has ever made!
here's to highs in the upper 30's tomorrow and sunday!!! crazy how WARM that sounds after this week of single digit temps at night and teens/20s during the day.