Monday, June 27, 2011

Eleven Months

I'm in denial. 
There's no way you're just shy of a year old. Nope, I don't believe it. Maybe if I keep ignoring it, it will go away! *sigh* 

How has time gone by so quickly? Everyday you surprise us with something new that you're saying or doing. You're absorbing everything around you and understand SO much! It's cute to see you crawl toward your highchair when I tell you it's time to eat or toward the stairs when we say it's time for a bath. My favorite is when we tell you to get a book so we can read a story and you crawl right over to your books and bring one to us. You then proceed to make us read the same book a hundred times until you get bored.

The other day you took a few steps without holding were trying to get my food...of course. You finally have two teeth and they are oh so cute! Last week we started "Operation: Take Paci Away" and I can say it has been successful so far. You fuss/cry for a few minutes when we put you in the crib but fall asleep shortly after. Sometimes when you wake up early from a nap you have a hard time going back to sleep without it which results in a short nap but hopefully you will figure it out soon. You're still our champion eater and still sleep through the night with no problems. Teething threw your nap schedules off a bit so we're working on getting a handle on those times. You're wearing 6-12 month size clothes and size 2 shoes. We're not sure how much you weigh but guessing somewhere around 19lbs. 

You are starting to get "shy" around strangers but are back to your social self after a few minutes. You're actually quite a love attention! You wave hi and bye to everyone including dogs. You're funny and sassy and stubborn all at once and it's hard to not laugh even when you do something wrong. We love you more and more each day and are so amazed at the little girl you're becoming.

We love you, baby girl!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday Favorite

Loving the swings...

But not so sure about the slide! 

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

One Thing Done

If you missed my rant post about the happenings around the house, check it out here. Since I was able to vent, I found some motivation to start checking a few things off "the list." Not sure if you remember this post where I decided that I wanted to finish the guest room for under $100? Probably not since it was forever November! Anyway, since then here's what's been done:

Making the bed & finding lamps to use (from the stockpile collection in storage)
Putting up curtains from Ikea
yes, I know I need to iron them but I'm too lazy busy! :)

Refinishing an old armoire we had in the garage
(yes, the knobs on the door are not on yet...we need shorter screws!)

I know, all this time and that's it?! Don't worry, it's still a work in progress. I will have more updates as I finish them. Until then, here's a quick before and after of the armoire:

the back is removed to paint the insides...

the piece was originally a dark cherry color...

the supplies we used for the transformation...

another look at the piece (without the knobs)...still debating it being angled or flat on the wall...

So, what do you think? I'm still below my $100 budget so that's good news. Ok, I'm off to do more projects...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Daddy's Day

We spent a relaxing day at home as a family per B's request. He had a game this morning then just wanted to stay home and have some quality time with his two girls. It was nice to just take a day off from "doing" anything and hang out with our little family. I tried to take some pictures of our family but as you can see two of the three of us have a difficult time keeping our eyes open! Hehe. If it's not one, it's the other!

 Whatcha doin' daddy??

A's fake smile

 Daddy's eyes closed...

 Baby's eyes closed...

 Culprit #1...again.

Aye, now both of them!

Sadly, this is the only one where we all have our eyes open...too bad A looks SO bored! 

Thank you B for everything you do for us. Thank you for working hard to provide for our family so that I can stay home with baby girl and for being a great father and husband. Thank you for being my handy-man around the house and assisting with all my crazy projects. Thank you for letting me add to our "list of things to do" with nothing but a smile and laugh, knowing full well you will be a part of its completion. I love the relationship you're building with Anayah and I know you two are only going to get closer in the years to come. This journey has been unpredictable but so rewarding and I know that God has so much more planned for us. I can't wait to see where He will take us and how He will continue to bless our family. I love you. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Favorite

Instead of pictures, here are a couple videos to entertain you...
(going to take a bath...whew, that's a lot of stairs!)

 (showing off her skills...until the bump!)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Slow Progress

Most of the time I am a patient person. When it comes to projects around my house, that's a totally different story. I'm not quite sure why the change occurs but it really isn't pretty. I have this list, you see, of things that "need" to be done and things I "want" done. Yes they are the same list because of course everything I want is also necessary! Yes, I'm being sarcastic. We've been in our house a little over 2 years and according to my personal timeline we should have WAY more finished around here. Did you miss the first part about me being impatient?? Now let's not take into account that 1. we're not made of money, 2. I was pregnant for a good portion of the time here and now have a 10 month old to run around after, 3. I currently don't have a job which means our budget is tight, or 4. the things I "need" done might be slightly unrealistic.

 (I love the board and batten in here)

Here's where it gets tricky. Some of the projects on this list are small things that I could accomplish on my own (when A is napping or when B is home and can watch her). Others though definitely need to be completed by both of us (know any good free babysitters?). Knowing this, most days I am totally not motivated to complete these smaller projects because all I can think about are the bigger ones that I would rather be doing instead. Totally backwards right?! So instead of taking care of the small things in order to start crossing things off and making progress in the house, I continue to add new projects every time I come across something that I think "hey we could totally do that!" I think I might need some help.

(sure, we can totally do this to our stairs, right?!)

So now that A's party is rapidly approaching, I feel this self-imposed pressure to get the house "ready" before we have people over. I think I might need some help. Mental help that is, unless you want to physically help as well. I'll take it. I'm not too proud. As long as you can handle me telling you what to do ;)

If I'm absent from the bloggy blog for a while now you know why. I am frantically trying to cross things off my list in hopes that it will be ready by July 30th. Unless of course I get distracted by a certain someone...

I'll keep you posted!

Friday, June 03, 2011

Friday Favorite

Love the curiosity on her face!

Just enjoying our summer over here. Have a great weekend!
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