Saturday, January 24, 2009


Here's a picture of AJ in his new swim trunks (Thanks Grandma!) How cute is he???

Here he is playing and splashing:


It's been a while since I written an update on all that is going on in the Lewicki household. Here goes:


Sweet AJ continues to be a wonderful addition to our little family. He is so much fun! He and I continue to enjoy our swim lessons together and I am hoping that Jason can come to our next class on Tuesday so he can see AJ and get it on video. AJ loves for me to sing to him in the pool, to float on his back and tummy and even for me to dunk him under. He also tries very hard to blow bubbles, but in reality he's just trying to eat the water. He's great for about 30 minutes in the pool and then he's about done. Pretty good for being 7 months old!

We've started spending more time with other moms and their kids, which I think is so good for AJ. I really believe it's great for him to start being social with other people. I want him to learn to play well with others and I think it's a good time to get started with that. We've gone to Little Monkey Bizness again, to lunch with friends and also a few play dates. At this point, he doesn't really play, he mainly watches other kids and moms and sometimes gives us a big smile or yell to let us know he's having a good time.

AJ has been sitting up for a while now and for the past month or 6 weeks, he's been able to sit in a high chair at restaurants which is EXTREMELY helpful and makes my life so much easier! We usually go out to lunch at least once on the weekends and it's nice to have him at the table with us, but not in our lap. Now, he tries to eat the table (NASTY!) and of course is grabbing anything and everything he can get to. I often think that when the 3 of us go out, we need a table for 5 just to have room to move things away from him :) I was also telling Jason the other night that we're going to have to start tipping more because we're going to start leaving bigger messes for the waiters to clean up.

Anderson is at the point now, where he likes to eat little snacks like bread, yogurt fruit bites and also these yummy Gerber kid snacks. I must say, they are tasty! (Ya, sometimes I get hungry in the car and steal a few..LOL) I don't know what we'd do without these snacks because it seems whenever AJ gets a little annoyed, I give him a few and all is well in the world. These snacks are especially made for babies who are starting to learn to feed themselves. They practically melt in his mouth, which is nice since he only has 2 teeth! He is still working on feeding himself; often times he picks up the food, and then puts his entire hand in his mouth so the food gets stuck in the palm of his hand. It's a crack up!

Growing up, I was always pretty independent and could play on my own and enjoyed "My time". I'm still like that and I'm glad to see that AJ is able to play by himself for a little bit too. I can do things around the house while he plays with his toys and he just has a great time. Of course I want to spend time with him and I DO spend A LOT of time with him, but I think it's important that he also learn to play by himself too.

Lastly, I cannot tell you how many people make comments about Anderson's hair. EVERY time we go somewhere- Target, the grocery store, dinner- someone comes up and says how cute his "fuzzy" hair is. It's the funniest thing because I don't really think his hair is fuzzy. The other day a lady came up to me in Target and was talking to AJ telling him that he's probably going to need a haircut soon :) He just flirted right back to her. He's just so darn cute! (I'm bias, I know!)


Jason is doing great and keeping busy with work. We are always thinking about how lucky we are that he's got a job, especially in this economy, because we never know what will happen in the future. For now, he's enjoying his sales job with Dell and doing really great! He's #1 on his team at the moment which makes him very happy (such a competitive guy).

It's so wonderful to see Jason and AJ hang out together. They adore each other to no end. It's become our routine that Jason gets AJ around 5, when he's off work and they hang out for a while. Jason usually feeds him dinner and gets him in his PJ's and they play in his room for a bit while I take a break from being a Mommy. Jason's on a mission to get AJ to crawl so I think they practice that most nights. It won't be long until he does crawl and the WATCH OUT!


I have officially decided that I WILL do a triathlon on June 6, 2009! I am super excited and have been getting a TON of support from people already. For those of you who don't know, a Sprint Triathlon consists of 500 yard swim (20 laps in a pool), 12 mile bike ride and then a 3.2 mile run. All together I think it should take me less than 2 hours to finish, but I'm really not doing it for time; I'm doing it for fun and to get into shape. I'm also doing it to prove to myself that I can :)

I will keep you all posted on my journey!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Something for ME!!

First, I want to point out that I'm writing this in my blog because I know many people read it and because if I know many people are reading this, I'm more likely to stick to my plan...

On to my point- I'm SERIOUSLY considering training for a mini triathlon! For at least a month now, I have felt like there is something missing in my life- in my body. I have racked my brain wondering if I needed more vitamins, more ME time, more sleep (hah), or something else but I could not figure out what it was. I finally just gave up thinking about it and then BAM it hit me today. I MUST get out there and train for something. Something that I can do for me. Something that makes me feel good inside and out.

It all happened today when I was cleaning out my junk email folder and there was an email in there from and I decided that since AJ was napping I would take a peek to see what was types of races are coming up in Denver. As I sat there for what turned out to be an hour and a half, I realized that the feeling of working hard and accomplishing something is exactly what I am missing. Of course I work hard as a mother and wife, but this is something different.

I have completed 2 mini triathlons in my life and they were REALLY hard; in fact doing that is in the top five things that I am most proud of in my life. Training for them is one thing, but actually completing them is another. The anxiety and stress and nerves are A LOT to deal with, but once I finish it's an awesome feeling!

There are a few big differences now in my life compared to back then... First being that I have a baby. So, I have to figure out how to work out with him and also find someone to watch him while I train in the pool. I have a few things that I can work on. I have a few friends who can watch him, Jason can watch him at night or the weekend, I can wake up at the crack of dawn (not gonna happen!) or I can join a gym that will take him. Sadly, the rec center child care wont take him until he's one.

The other major difference is that I'm at LEAST 10 years older than when I did my last tri. YIKES! This just means working HARDER! There are PLENTY of people out there who also have these obstacles so I know it can be done.

The more I think about it and the more I write and research, the more excited I am about this. There is one coming up in March and another in June so we'll see how in shape I can get in the next month and then I'll decide which to do :)

Wish me luck!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Trying to talk..

This is the funniest video! AJ is moving his mouth like he wants to talk, but nothing is coming out! Too darn cute!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Going Backwards??

AJ has never been a good sleeper, but for the last few weeks we were doing a little better; I was having to get up 2 times a night rather than every 2 hours. I was happier and able to handle it.

I don't know what changed, but in the last 3 nights, we have moved backwards and now he is up WAY too often again. The night before last was possibly his WORST night ever- up every 45 minutes or so. It was insane! I was worried that maybe he was sick or something because it wasn't his "come get me" cry- it was more of an "I don't feel good, so come get me" cry. The interesting thing is that he was great all day yesterday so I don't think he was actually sick.

Last night he was up 3 or 4 times (it's hard to remember because the nights all blend together at this point). I know I'm supposed to let him cry it out at this point; I mean it's almost 7 months! It's just so hard when I'm exhausted and know that I can just nurse him back to sleep and climb back into my own bed.... UGH..this is frustrating!