Thursday, January 24, 2013

Life lately

I have been really bad about posting to my little blog. I think about it almost everyday but I don't take the time to blog. It is hard for me some days because Amelia usually wants to "help" if I am at my laptop and she basically owns my mini IPad I got for Christmas! I am always busy I feel like I have days I never stop! I am either keeping up with Amelia, trying to do housework, cook, work at the the salon and get a little "me" time in.

To add to the madness of my days I decided around Halloween that I would "try" to sell some of my baby/toddler outfits. Little did I know how fast it would take off. I was a little overwhelmed with Christmas orders but it was the first time I had ever did it. Now that I have a bit of a better routine and don't try to kill myself to getting orders out the door , I am really enjoying it. You can find my Facebook fan page Here! Go check it out!! I am pretty excited about it. I love love love to sew. It's my peace. I never knew how much I would truly enjoy it. The creative side of me can get me off track and have multiple projects going at once. :)

The only thing with starting this new little business up is finding a balance for everything. I am a YES person. It is hard for me to say no. I am to much of a people person and I get myself stressed out. I feel now that I a getting a pretty good balance going and this could really work. One day I will not be behind the stylist chair so is a fun little side business to have when that happens one day.

We have been doing lot of lunch date with just her and I... Kind loving it! It is so fun now that she is getting bigger! This was after Gymboree one day!

In other family news we made it through two big road trips for the holidays and Amelia's second birthday. It is nice not to have any bid plans right now. Even though I am dying for a real vacation. :) I go back and forth on if I want just Deric and I to go some where or a kiddo friendly one. Since Deric and I didn't take a honeymoon I am leaning for an adult vacation.
This is kinda a random post... Oh we'll.

After the new year we changed Amelia's crib over to her toddler bad. She LOVES it! She always wants to read up in her bed or take the iPad in there. Her room is pretty little and we never had a place to sit and read besides the floor so it is nice to sit on he bed and read. Plus, I don't have to hike my legs over the side of the crib in the middle of the night when she wakes up. ;) You try to say "no" to that sweet face who says "momma, lay wit me. Snuggle down". Melt my heart cuteness ! I wake up hurting from sleeping in the bed and know inhale complained about it. But, gosh .. One day I will wish she wants me to lay in bed with her till she falls back to sleep.

Our girl is crazy funny! I can't get over the scene of humor this 2 year old has. She comes up with the craziest things to say. I can't even image what she will be saying this coming year. Here are a few quotes that come to mind
" mommy, I better get out (of the bath) cause my toes are Bucky" - she meant wrinkly :)
She was running around the house naked after her bath and I told her she needed to get dressed because I said so and that is how it works! HA she said "this is how my bottom works" Please note she want being mean or disrespectful she was just trying to be funny.. It made us laugh so hard.
She ALWAYS says "just me three minutes" as she holds up her pointer finger! I have no clue where she picked that up.
When she wears a hat she most likely will say "giddy up cowboy! Ye-yaw!"
The other night we were having a tea party as she asked if we wanted honey in our tea! I reliazed just then how much she listens and remembers what I say. I don't drink yea often but I always put honey in it! :)
The sweetest thing she does always is say "bless you" if someone sneezes and says "please and thanks" every time. She may be sassy but she is polite!
And we hang out in her tent a lot... So much that we broke it the other day. I need to buy her a new one!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Over the Rainbow

We had Amelia's birthday party at Gymboree this year. I knew she would just loved it and I was right! The girl love her some Gymboree days! We go to class every Monday as is. The place is in primary colors so I knew the rainbow theme would be perfect. Since you don't have to decorate much just a table it was low stress. Way easier than last year party!

I did however do some DIY  projects and sewing! I went with the chevron rainbow  with the main theme. I found chevron fabric a few months back to make Amelia's outfit out of.  I had a girl on Etsy who did her invites and the other paper decorations! She was so wonderful to work with and super fast! She matched the colors for the invite perfectly to Amelia's outfit! I love a good theme!
 I found this idea for the table cloth on Pintrest and came up with it on my own. My sis and MIL helped a tone with it! 

 Another idea I pinned! 

These cookies are the CUTEST!!! Holly made them.. here is her blog

 My sister and MIL came for Amelia's party so they were a big help with the decorations  since I didn't do anything until the Friday before her party.  We made Ribbon Wands  and ruffle skirt for the cake table. I made the cupcakes and rainbow popcorn. All the projects were fun and pretty easy to do they were just a little time consuming.

Here is a photo overload of the party!! I was so thankful for our all friends who came to make Amelia feel so very special! She truly had a wonderful time! 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday!!


Amelia, I can't hardly believe you are now TWO years old! My heart couldn't be prouder to be your Mommy. Everyday is an new exciting adventure with you. We have our hard times,grumpy times, testing times, but mostly joyful times! You are the light of your daddy and I's life.

I had a big day planned for your birthday! You woke up to balloons all over the living room! You kept saying
"it's my party"
Then we went to out for doughnuts! You picked a chocolate frosting with sprinkles :) You really enjoyed it!
Next, we went to the library And You requested it! We had. Wonderful time at story-time and craft. We were doing craft and newspaper was there taking photos. The guy picked you to be on the paper! So fun to see your little face in the paper the next day!! Proud mommy moment!!
Next up was lunch with daddy! You picked McDonald's! Which is ok with me because you will actually eat the chicken nuggets there! You loved seeing Daddy for lunch date!!

We came home for a nice long nap because your Auntie Jen and Grandma Linda were arriving for your birthday!! Once everyone got here we went out to dinner!



After dinner we came home for cake and presents! Overall, I think you had a great birthday!!










At two years old here are you r stats

- weight about 26lbs


- wearing size 24momth

-size 4diaper

-sleeping mostly through the night.. You have had a rough patch

- talking up a storm! You are such a good talker! ( I need to do a post about what she says)

-know most of your shapes and all your colors

-starting to recognize letters/numbers

-you still love the bath you would stay in the tub for hours

-love playing with blocks,puzzles,play-doh,kitchen

- we are learning the art of sharing ;)

-love to read and to be read to

-coloring is one of favorites too

-loves going to the library and Gymboree

- you are not a good eater... You need to get better at that.

-your pretty independent and love "doing it all by myself!" I can't even count how many times I hear this a day!


Amelia, even though you are Miss Indenpendant you still are so sweet when you ask for help. You are so sweet and polite. You always say " please and thank-you". When someone sneezing you always say "bless-you", even if you are in another room you will shout it! Such a sweetie!

You are so lovely and snugly. You still like to be rocked and I just love those moments! I don't want them to end!

Baby - girl, you are just down right funny! You leave your daddy and I in stiches! Some of the things that come out of your mouth are so funny! I have no clue where you come up with this stuff. But I love it! You just keep getting better and better! I knew you would bring us joy but I never knew the amount of pride I would feel until I met you two years ago. Or life's are forever changed for the better and it is all because we as your parents. We love you baby girl!