Friday, January 31, 2014

2014 Blog Changes

As I'm sure you've noticed if you've spent any time visiting my blog, I have sorely neglected it ever since 2013 began. With a baby quickly turning into an individual person instead of a lump, my time to sit and blog just went away. Plus, quick posts on Facebook were so quick and easy that soon they became the norm. However, I love the idea of a dynamic scrapbook so I'm not giving up this blog. Plus, if you're at all familiar with Facebook you know that it's a pain in the butt to hunt for old posts. Thus, one of my 2014 goals is to update this blog using my Facebook timeline. It will be tedious, no doubt, but I know I won't regret taking the time. Plus, whenever I get around to making physical scrapbooks (because I still definitely want to make those too), gathering the details from the blog will be much easier than from Facebook. Since I'll be back-dating my posts to keep them in chronological order, I will do my best to post a digest-style update from time to time, just in case you'd like to go back and see what you may have missed.

Here are my blog-related 2014 goals:

1. Update the blog with the major events in the Blueberry's life from my Facebook timeline and picture files.

2. Start writing product reviews, particularly concerning cloth diapers, books, and toys.

3. Share some parenting tips that have helped us survive the past year and a half.

4. Blog at least twice a week, even if it's just to share a random toddler-musing.

5. Build good habits so I can stick with them for the most part when the Blueberry's little brother arrives in May!

Stay tuned...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Cuddling with Auntie

During my auntie's recent visit to our house for the holidays, she and the Blueberry spent oodles of time cuddling on the couch. It was a little chilly (re: frigid for the girl from Hawaii), but I think the Blueberry was mostly motivated by the cuddle time than the cold. I swear that boy still makes a great baby space heater.

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Cuddling sometimes became nap time.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Another year of exciting things are coming our way, but more on that later. The Blueberry did not make it up till midnight, but he made it pretty close. My husband, aunt and I did manage to stay up till midnight though I was very tempted to go to bed when the Blueberry did.

Earlier that evening, we went to see the Symphony of Lights, which is an annual event in Howard County put on by Johns Hopkins Medicine and Howard County General Hospital. Running for most of December, it consists of more than 70 lighted displays, some animated and you can walk or drive through the grounds for a fee that benefits the hospital foundation.

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On New Year's Eve a special event called Midnight at 7, targeted particularly at families with young children, was held. There were a few food and other vendors on the grounds and you could walk through the light exhibit with your stroller. The culmination of the evening was a fireworks display at 7pm. Definitely a cute idea, but it was freezing! In the 20s at least, but the Blueberry didn't seem to mind.

My husband wasn't quite as prepared so we bought this cute elf hat for him.
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Unfortunately, I didn't take too many pictures because my camera battery died but I did manage to capture one nice picture of the fireworks.
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The Blueberry wasn't too impressed but the fireworks, but neither was I. One of these years we'll get brave enough to take him to see the big show on the Nation Mall. One of these days...maybe when he's old enough to drive.

Happy New Year to you and your family. Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2014!