Tuesday, February 22, 2011

G-GGGG-GBABY!

So...today is Tuesday...the husband just left for pharmacy school...now begins a full day of mommy and G baby time! My husband Eric and I take turns getting up with the baby in the morning, and this morning was his turn, so I did get to sleep in....until 7:30! My little guy gets up between 5:30 and 6:30, and if it's before 6, we usually try to get him to lay back down in his crib for a while. This can only be negotiated if whoever is up with him agrees to lay down on his floor...which is good for a little 45 minute snooze. I am currently drinking my morning cup of black coffee while Gabriel jumps on the couch next to me and watches Disney Junior. He is currently in a no t.v. watching phase...he doesn't want to chill and watch t.v. at all! He has to be doing something else at the same time......coloring, playing with a toy, or in this morning's case, jumping up and down while sporadically poking me in my hair and shouting something unintelligible. Which brings me to...


He's precious, he's hilarious, he's gorgeous.........he's my G baby!!! But, he's also a naughty little guy...he just interrupted me writing that to tell me 'two boobies' while pointing at my chest (not sure why he is obsessed with boobs, I breastfed him for a whole year, should have been long enough!). That being said, I am going to share with you the thing that he does that makes me the angriest...
Yes...playing with the dog food and making a mess!!! He KNOWS he is not supposed to be doing it...goes to time out every time he does...and yet can't seem to stop himself. It is so funny the things that little kids will do despite knowing punishment is at hand because it is worth it to them. His favorite thing to do with the food is either throw it across the room in various places (only when dog is in room, Gabriel wants him to run after food and eat it) or drop the food in the dog's water.....which makes it soggy and completely disgusting to clean up. 
This is our dog, Miles by the way...he is a Shiba Inu, a Japanese breed, and we actually adopted him from my mother when she needed to rehome him. 
We have had Miles for two months now, and the combination of him and a two year old can be very frustrating......Gabriel and Miles have a love/hate relationship. It's almost as if Gabriel treats him as a younger brother, roughhousing him and dominating him...he seems to treat his grandparents' Great Pyrenees with respect, so he's not an animal abuser in general...

Now for what you've all been waiting for.....(or not) a little piece of fashion advice from your favorite new blogger!! So, the weather where I'm at has been pretty wishy-washy lately...it's still winter, not spring, but it IS getting warmer...it's hard to know what you should be wearing when you leave the house, and whether you might get hot/cold later in the day. I have a great recommendation for an article of clothing that makes a great layer no matter the temperature outside!

This is a convertible lightweight open cardigan...I got mine at JcPenny's (shopping in my immediate area is limited) but they are everywhere!!! This is a great piece because it is lightweight and open...I pair mine with skinny jeans and flats, and wear a cami or fitted tee underneath when it is warm. When it's colder...I wear long sleeves underneath and add a scarf around my neck. When you get warm, just loose a layer!! One thing to look out for though: since it is a loose piece, it is ESSENTIAL that the sleeves are very fitted...if the sleeves are loose you can end up looking heavier than you are. Also, make sure whatever you wear on your bottom half is fitted as well...you don't want loose pieces on both bottom and top.
Well...that is all for today!! Please continue to look for more posts!!

 Have a lovely day,

L

4 comments:

jolene said...

Not sure why all little kids love transferring dog/cat food to the water bowl. Just fun to play in water, I guess!

themilans said...

Hi Leah! Great blog! G baby is so cute and I know it probably would be annoying with the dog food, it's really funny ;)

I love the fashion advice, but I do have a question, for the (er, cough) curvier lady, how do you wear the open cardigan and not feel frumpy? I have one like yours except it's 3/4 sleeves and I love it, but sometimes I feel like it's my go-to frump-fest outfit

Life as Leah said...

My advice would be that the open cardigan should be the loosest article of clothing that you are wearing in the outfit. Keep whatever you wear under it more fitted, as well as the bottom. If you have skinny or straight-leg jeans, those would work great. If you don't like wearing skinny jeans or jeggings, any jean with a clean straight line should work great (for example, no flares, and a bootcut should be very slight). Another tip to look less frumpy is make sure that your collarbone is exposed in whatever shirt you are wearing underneath the cardigan. A woman's collarbone/d├ęcolletage is always beautiful, no matter the size, and having a small 'v' showing helps create a longer line in the body...so show it off!

Megan said...

Good thinking...that was a very clever answer...and I have to agree :)