Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Academy Awards

I found the Oscar's a tad bit boring Sunday but I did watch more red carpet than the actual show.  I was happy for the women winners but couldn't believe The Artist swept the event.  I haven't actually seen the movie so I can't judge but who would have thought to make a picture like the olden days would be such a smash hit.  I am still waiting for George and Brad to win one of these days.  I wanted Viola Davis to win for The Help so bad but was also glad Meryl gor her 3rd win in 17 attempts.  That is some kind of impressive.  Now, let's talk fashion. 

Overall, I thought everyone played it pretty safe.  There weren't many dresses I just hated and not a ton I just loved.  There were only a small handful that I thought knocked it out of the part.  Here are my best dress nominees:

Meryl Streep in Lanvin.  Loved the color on her(which matched her award perfectly) and the belt to accentuate her waist. 

Angela Jolie in Versace.  I know she wears black all the time but this dress looked amazing on her and I loved the slit up the side to add a dramatic flair.

 So did Jennifer Lopez have a fashion no-no with the top of the dress?  I didn't see it but apparently it was one of the most tweeted about topics of Sunday night.  I thought she looked stunning in Zuhair Murad.
 AND THE BEST DRESSED IS............Gweneth Paltrow can do no wrong.  She is consistently on my best dressed list and last night she did not dissapoint.  This dress by Tom Ford was so incredibly classy and I thought the cape just took it to the next level.  The dress was extremely plain but fit like a glove and I love the huge diamond bracelet and large rings to add some glamour.  Perfection.

Stacey and George were by far the couple of the night.  He looked sharp as always and she looked radiant in a metallic gold/brown dress.  Her skin tone really allowed her to pull the Marchesa dress off flawlessly and her height didn't hurt the flow of the gown either.  Loved the hair as well. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Aiden turned 7 months on Saturday. I just can't believe it.  It seemed like the first 3 months were relatively on track.  But the last 4 months have flown by.  He is just getting so much fun.  He is so alert and I have officially become that parent that whips out the pictures whenever I see you (I am really trying to work on that!).  I can't wait to see what the next few months have in store.  Here are our milestones:

Weight: 15lbs. 13 oz.
Height: Unknown (tall!)
Diapers: size 2
Food: loves everything.  He 's eating solids twice a day and formula every 3 hours still when he hasn't been feed food. Consumes around 7oz a feeding. 
Clothing: sizes 6-9 month.  Right on schedule.

Aiden still cannot sit up unassisted but we are working on it.  Since I've noticed he's about a month behind, I am hoping by month 8 we will have mastered it.  I am almost positive he can say "hey".  Whenever we see him, he keep repeating it over and over. He loves to roll and is so close to crawling.  He can also move to an object if he really wants it. 

Head update:  We went to the specialist Wednesday and great news! No surgery.  The sutures in his head are not fused like originally thought.  The doc did recommend helmet therapy and we went to get scanned immediately after out appointment.  Unfortunately for insurance to approve this we have to work an extra month with Aiden to try and strengthen his neck and torso muscles even more.  We may also even have to go to physical therapy because the muscles on his right side of his neck aren't as strong and that is what is causing so much preference to the left side of his head which is where the flat side is.  We have a follow up in a month for another scan of the head and a fitting for the helmet is they deem appropriate.  A helmet is alot better that stitches.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I have been finding it so hard to blog these days.  I never want to hear one person who doesn't have children say they have no time.  I used to be one of those people but the truth was I had tons of time-especially to do whatever it was I wanted to do.  If I had no time it was because I just didn't want to do something.  But that being said, I guess it is better to be too busy than not busy enough-especially in the working world.

We did nothing to celebrate Valentines last night but I will give credit to my hubby for booking us a night away this Saturday.  Can't wait.  SLEEP!!!!!!! Everywhere I went Monday and Tuesday was craziness.  I ran into Walgreen's to get something and there wasn't a parking space to be found.  I won't even talk about the Hallmark store.  Even Brookshire's was crazy with people buying flowers and food to cook.  I just kinda think Valentines is a bit overrated.  Anyone else feel this way?

I am really ready for Spring.  I am starting to see clothes I feel I must have but am still holding out cause I know we will have several more cold spells.  More than anything, I can't wait to break out the sandals.

I have been doing a bootcamp 3 days a week at 5am.  Wow it is really early.  Although, the best part is when I come home and have about 30 minutes to myself with no noise.  You can get alot accomplished in that time frame with no distractions.  All I have to say is I better see some amazing results come Spring/Summer.

We went to Phoenix last week for a meeting and the weather couldn't have been more perfect.  I am dying to go back on a real vacay.  Spa anyone?

If you haven't been watching The Voice then shame on you.  The talent is so sick this year and I am loving all the judges even more this year.  How is Christina racking up all of the talent on her team so fast?

Rihanna definitely wins the best dressed award for me at The Grammy's Sunday night.  She looked insane in her dress that she helped design I might add.

R.I.P Whitney.