Sunday, August 30, 2015

Harpers first birthday

I cant believe my little girl is ONE already! I hate the cliche that it all goes by in a blink of an eye, but its so true.  I seriously feel like I was just pregnant with her!  She's grown up so much though!  She makes us so proud!  She started walking at 10 months and has kept us on our toes ever since!  Shes a total mommas girl... I really cant even leave the room without her melting down.  Oddly enough though, she doesnt do too badly with babysitters.  Shes an amazing sleeper!  She knows that once shes put in her crib, that its sleep time, and she closes her eyes and goes right to sleep.  Sweet girl!  What an angel!  Shes still nursing daily, but we are weaning.  She never took a bottle and HATED formula.  Now that shes super into big kid food, shes wanting me less and less. (*FREEDOMMMMMMMMMM*)

I tend to go all out for the kids first birthdays.  After that, they can plan their own parties (That means I'm off the hook for at least the next 4-5 years...hahahaha).  So heres just a little peek at the pink, gold and roses theme I did for Harper!

Heres the birthday girl getting ready for her party!  I made the skirt with some cute fabrics and gold sparkle tulle!

 These macarons were AMAZING!  I found a great recipe and did a non traditional creamy filling which was soooo good!

"Is that for me?"
 She was much too dainty!
 But she eventually got into it!

 A party isnt complete without a few tears!

 This is her classic "stink face"  I see this face all the time, and she knows she will always get a laugh out of it!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Not much new... haha, ya right

well, since I've been true to form and neglected my blog, which is more journal than anything since anything that goes on here really isn't news to anyone... I think I kinda come on here for the theraputic act of typing and putting my thoughts into words.  If I didnt get hand cramps from writing so much, that may actually work for my dusty journal too. 

so, whats new?   Well, this is not news to anyone, but I'm due with baby number 2 in August!  August 16th, to be exact, which is my baby sisters birthday, so its definitely not a bad day to come into this world.  However, I kinda feel like he/she is going to join us around the 9th.  I guess we'll see how close I am and how accurate a mothers intuition is (in the small scheme).

Oh man, doesn't that face just kill you?  Ugh, I swear I could just eat him up most days. Its getting to the point that I have to try not to laugh when he does something naughty.  Its cute, but I know I cant encourage him.  Boy is life gonna change for him!  haha! 
He can say a few words, mama, dada, ball, all done, this, whats that...however... most of the time he chooses not to.  It is a rare day that I will hear him say anything that resembles a word, not to say he doesnt talk.  oh man, this kid is going to be a motor mouth.  Maybe he just enjoys our confused looks when he rattles off a bunch of gibberish for 5 minutes straight.  lol
Oh ya, so back to the topic, I'm 24 weeks, and I feel great.... now.  The first 13 weeks were plain misery.  I couldn't walk down the stairs and get near the kitchen without starting to dry heave.  I'll tell you, it is not fun hating the thought of food for that long.  But now things are good, I'm making up for lost time, and this baby must have a serious sweet tooth!  In my gut, I feel girl, but we'll see.  We're keeping it a suprise.  I am starting to have moments where its driving me crazy, not knowing, but I only have 15-16 weeks left, so I can do it!

The newest venture for me, is I am now part of the Jamberry nail wrap business!  I always swore I'd never even give those things the time of day, but I guess when you love something enough, you cant help but get into it and want to make a little money from it.  I'm doing well, and loving what I do, so its a good thing.  Jamberry nail wraps are nail designs that adhere to your nail with heat, so it creates an air tight and water tight seal.  They dont chip and last forever, so its really fun!  And there are so many fun designs... I just love it!  Some people have had bad experiences and think it doesnt work, I used to be one of them, but those people guaranteed missed a step, or are doing something wrong, like I was.  Trust me, they really work!
Check it out,

 7 days later...

I'm going to be very very very busy these next few months before the baby comes.  I just got back from a trip to California to visit friends.  Its tough cause I don't have a home to stay at so I have to go in spurts of time, and I can never see everyone that I want to see.  =(  but I'm always grateful for the good friends that I do get to see.  Its always a wonderful reminder of what amazing friends I have been given in life.  I truly have been lucky in that department.

While we were in California, Greyson got to ride on the Carousel for the first time ever... he LOVED it, and I cant wait to take him on another one!

The end of May, we are going to the great land up north (Canada).  It'll be my first time, and I'll finally get to see the farm that Rob grew up on!  Greyson can visit with Grandma and Grandpa up there, and see various aunts, uncles, and cousins!  I'm super excited!  I'm even going to be all touristy and wear my Canada Jamberry nails!  lol.

And finishing off with some Easter pics of G, and a cute pic of him with his cousins from Australia... I miss my sister already!!!!  Who wants to buy me a plane ticket to Australia so I can go see her next?!?

Friday, December 20, 2013

being mom

Being mom means that you usually eat dinner once its cold.  And what you eat, usually gets cut in half cause you are the one to share with the little one(s).  Sometimes you forget to eat breakfast/shower/pee cause someone else is a little more demanding than the need to eat/be clean/pee.  The songs that get stuck in your head are songs from Sesame Street, baby einsteins, veggie tales, etc... and you don't even know who the latest popular artists are.  Going somewhere after 8:00 is impossible because thats after/just before bedtime.  And we are never, ever, ever, ever in any of the pictures, cause we are ALWAYS the one taking those pictures.  That being said, I am extremely grateful to my friend Liz for taking pictures of me and Greyson!  I so treasure these sweet pictures!

Obligatory guilty blog post for not posting in so long

I suppose I don't feel a pressing need to post so often because I'm pretty sure that anyone who is reading this, pretty much sees everything big that is announced or posted on facebook.  Most of my favorite pictures that I would post on here, are usually posted on facebook first.  Well, in case theres anyone new...
The year is almost over.  I am still trying to come to terms with the fact that it is 2013... so 2014 is kinda unimaginable for me at this point.  This year, we bought a home, celebrated a first birthday, celebrated family weddings, cheered on first steps, and made lots of new friends!

Now, some cute pictures of Greyson by a christmas tree(thanks molly for having such a cute tree!)