A baby shower, trip to Target, and a nice walk outside

Hope your Sunday has been good!

We went for a bike ride this morning and it felt good to get out on our bikes again. We didn’t go far though because it looked like it was going to rain.

After working on a lengthy blog post this morning, I got ready to head to a baby shower for Craig’s cousin, Amber.

No food pictures, but I did have Craig snap this one of me with my baby, Karma, before leaving.

me and Karma

My lunch at the shower was a smattering of green salad, fruit salad, taco salad, cheese, and tomatoes. No pictures of my food because I was sitting by Craig’s grandma and she probably would have been a little weirded out by me taking pics of my meal!

We played lots of fun baby shower games. One of them involved each of us cutting a piece of string that we thought would fit best around Amber’s belly. Mine was close, but didn’t win!

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Another game had us all receiving this cute little mini “diaper” and whomever had the brown marker stain in it, or “the poop,” won a prize.

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Amber opened lots of nice gifts–cute clothes for her little girl and not too many pink items, as she requested. She got this need framed print of her baby’s name, her and her husband’s names, and other words printed on it. Loved that idea! So personal!

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The funniest game we played was this one and you’ll see why from the picture.

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We had to try to draw a picture of the baby on the paper plate while keeping it on our head the whole time.

And the last game–we had to write down as many baby things as we could in five minutes. I came up with 32 and the winner got 39. I did pretty well for someone who doesn’t have kids! I guess I have been around babies so much my whole life, that it isn’t hard to think of all of the little things they need.

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Can’t wait to meet her little baby girl when she arrives in late September!

After the shower, Craig and I went to Target. For once, I didn’t go with a list of food or household items I needed to buy. Craig needed some pants and I looked in the clothes section too–coming away with a pair of dressy dark jeans that fit perfectly, a black skirt that will be great for traveling because it’s the material that never wrinkles, and a gray dressier sweatshirt that may just be perfect for yoga or fall walks outside.

I also looked around at cell phones at Target because I need to switch from Sprint to a new carrier in October. I love the idea of picking out a new phone, but hate finding a new carrier. I had luck with Sprint for years, but my mom and I both use it and find that the reception is not so great lately. I swear it’s not our phones either. I am debating about whether or not I should get a data plan. I don’t really “need it” but it would be nice to have on occasion.

Instead of going to the gym tonight, I just went for a solo 20 minute walk outside while listening to the Dishing Up Nutrition podcast. I always learn so much from those podcasts! The other day, I learned that I probably should ask about why I have been on my acid reflux medicine so long, because the nutritionists said that no one should be on the med I am for more than four months. I think I have been on it for two years now. Eek! Today’s episode got me thinking about eliminating gluten, dairy, or soy from my diet and seeing if that helps me feel less bloated and sick at times. It’s so addictive to listen to those podcasts in particular, but maybe it’s my genuine interest in nutrition and health.

This post is getting wordy and chatty, so I better end it. I need to finish up my Kodak gallery post tonight too.

One response to “A baby shower, trip to Target, and a nice walk outside

  1. I listened to a Dishing Up Nutrition podcast while I worked out today too. So much better than watching Election 2012 coverage which is what was on NBC (the only TV is could see from the eliptical I was on).

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