Monthly Archives: October 2011

Full steam ahead…

I’ve been doing great on Weight Watcher’s for the past 3 weeks. I’ve managed to lose 8lbs and I’m still feeling pretty motivated. I tried out Zumba today and OMG…I don’t have a dancing bone in my body. I can’t keep a beat and I just look like a total idiot, but I’m going to keep trying and see if I get any better. So anyway, I’m pretty happy to be losing this weight I’ve kept around way past the “Okay I’ve had a baby” grace period.

I also went outside with my little man and took some fall pictures of him in our backyard. We have this one big tree and it unleashed a massive amount of yellow and orange leaves this week. So pretty!

I can’t believe how fast he is growing up on me. Watching a human start out at 8lbs 10oz *and basically a blob* to seeing that same human being only 17 months later laughing, talking, and walking is crazy. He is our little comedian. =)

I love when he does this! He’s so affectionate…melts my heart!

Advertisements

Picture Albums.

You know that warm and fuzzy feeling you always get when you look at old picture albums of your family? Well, right now, I am creating an album that one day Oliver will look back on with his wife and say, “Wow, Mom and Dad loved me so much,” or “Wow, what kind of hairdo was Mom going for?” All of those things we think of when we look at those old pictures are some of the very same things Oliver will say one day.

I took a few polaroid pictures of Oliver with Jeremy last night. All of our 3 gazillion cameras had exhausted batteries in them, so the polaroid was the only option. I’m glad though because polaroids just give you that instant feeling of nostalgia. The picture already looks like it’s 15+ years old. I looked at some of the pictures and felt my stomach do all kinds of flips and flops. I have those moments every now and again where I get caught up in the moment and time stands still and the room feels like it’s spinning and then suddenly it all becomes clear…I have a son. I HAVE A CHILD! How and when did this all happen? Who thought to trust me… irresponsible, messy, forgetful ol’ me to raise a child? It’s a crazy world.

Anyway, the point I was trying to make is that I really need to just start living in the moment. Those photographs will age over time and a 23-year old future Ollie will look through all of the photo albums I put together and he’ll wonder how time flew by so quickly. Then he’ll start a family and the process will begin all over again. He’s my little man and I cherish my time with him so much. I love watching the family Jeremy and I created. I love watching Jeremy be a Dad and the giggles he gets from Ollie when he tickles his belly or makes funny faces at him. Life is precious.

 

My little clown…

I can’t take credit for him being a goofball. I don’t know if that’s just something he was blessed with or what…but Oliver has this ability to make people laugh. He dances, shows people his belly button all the time, makes funny faces, laughs when he fizzles (farts), makes fart noises with his mouth, walks like an old man, drunk man, walks like he’s ducking under a low underpass. He loves giving kisses to Mommy and Daddy, sitting on Daddy’s lap, hugging every single dog he comes in contact with, offers his snacks to us. I love him more than anything in this world. His smile and laughter brightens my day. As a mother, I feel honored to have such a sweet and lovable little boy. I can’t believe I got so lucky!

i.e.- tonight we went to visit with my Papoo and Betty. He had everyone laughing with his quirky little mannerisms and facial expressions. I think his expressions are what get me every time! I will leave you with a few…

and to think this was him exactly a year ago!

 

 

Rambles…and more rambling, plus the many faces of Ollie.

I will start out by saying I’m pretty happy with how things are going right now. I took those family pictures for my friends  two weeks ago and I’ve already had 3 different people ask me if I could take their pictures. Although a part of me dreads taking portraits *Insecurity reasons on my part* another part of me is excited to get better and grow as a photographer.

So, the next thing, I’m obsessed with Pinterest and all the crafty ideas I see on there! Whenever Jeremy works late, I sit at my computer and obsessively look through pages of DIY projects and pictures of other people’s homes and how I want my home to look like that someday. It definitely gets your creative juices flowing when you see so much inspiration all in one place!

Another thing…I’m getting back into writing these days. Jeremy actually said weshould take a night or two and sit at our kitchen table and brainstorm ideas for possible screenplays. We dream big at the Jacobs household 😉 It’s relaxing for me to type up short stories after Ollie is in bed and Jeremy’s at work. I used to sit at my computer back in high school for hours and hours and write pages upon pages of stories. Of course, they never led to an actual novel and I’m pretty sure I’d die of embarrassment to even read any of them.

I’m up at midnight right now and I was just looking through old pictures of Ollie and it makes me sad how fast he’s growing up. I thought I’d post some earlier pictures of him because I’m in that nostalgic kind of mood right now. Could he possibly be any more of a character? I swear, he’s the best thing in this world!