Thursday, January 31, 2008
Here is her invite I went with little girls colors purple and pink (light)
This is the picture I took and used on the front of her card
Some of my knitted cupcakes on the cupcake stand on a cupcake placemat! If you want anything cupcakes go to Target they have a ton of stuff!
Than my Grandma Kate's Gigi (great grandma) googled cupcake hat and made Kate this beautiful birthday hat! Thank you Gigi!
Well tomorrow is the big day I will post edible cupcakes with the receipes and pictures of the Party Dress and the rest of the party!
For Christmas my BFF Susan gave me that wonderful tile and stand plus a tile for every holiday and one for everday! She knows how much I love my holidays! Thank you thank you!!!
Sunday, January 27, 2008
First mom you have to open them and lick the centers clean, than you but it back together-but they cannot break and you dunk and drink!
The winner had to stick out their tongue when they were done!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
We finished their room last September (I know i am totally jumping subjects sorry) and I have been meaning to post pictures so here they are!
Kate's bed I made a clothesline and hung two tiny outfits my grandma made for her and her home from the hospital outfit that my friend Tracie gave me. I copied the letters from The Land of Nod http://www.landofnod.com/default.aspx?srccd=m126 I love this store!
Dylan on his bed with name and his coveted cork board. He loves having a place to hang anything he wants! I made his bed spread and Aunt Wendy made a similar one for Kate that I just realized I do not have in any of my pictures so I will post later, usually it is over the rocker but Debbie borrowed it to show a friend. I love showing things off we have made!
I also made this bag to place her stuff animals in - Tiny room you have to get creative! I love this fabric Nursery rhyme tulle (I think that is how you spell it)
This is Dylan's area to get all his treasures: piggy bank, jewelry box he made at Jenna's birthday party inside a necklace he made at Hannah's party and other jewelry he has received,ctr ring, and a couple other necklaces, snow globe we made, a bug box, a lava lamp and cup of goo he made at Ben's party, wind up music box twinkle twinkle and a pair of glasses he made at school. And all atop his loved book collection!
This is Kate's area a doll that was mine given to me years ago from tutu my mom cleaned her up and gave her back when Kate was born, two knitted bowls that my friend Brenda made me one has bag balm and one has her little hair bows with the KY jelly bottle the tutu I bought to take her nine month pictures in, piggy bank, flowers that my uncle Pete and his family gave me and her music she has to have to fall asleep.
I hope I did not bore anyone I was not going to give so many details but thought it would be fun to remember!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
She loves to hold things like her blanket or stuffed animal or doll close to her and shake her body around making a hmmm noise to give loves and apparently she felt the cupcake deserved some!
You can see two of her four top teeth she has been working on the last couple weeks! She was happily showing her hands to her dad wanting him to get her out!
So as many of you know I become obsessed with birthdays and a theme, Kate's theme is cupcakes and I will do a whole post on what I have been working on later, but anyway I decided that she needed an old fashioned party dress and I wanted an apron to match for her birthday party this Friday. So yesterday I spent the afternoon into the evening at Debbie's house working on it. It turned out wonderful and I really have to give Deb the credit! I wouldn't of been able to do it with out her! Thank you again! I will post pictures later!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I can not believe it has been almost a year and Kate was this tiny! Emerson has more hair than she will probably ever have :) Hopefully not!
Monday, January 14, 2008
During the week to keep it looking nice I vacuum the kitchen a couple times a day (I have the best cordless vacuum)! And I always try to keep the kitchen clean- wipe counters, keep up on the dishes and for little spills I will not re mop but I will use my clorox wipes on everything! There will be no sticky residue! I also use them in the bathroom once or twice during the week. Now if I just do not get to my cleaning on Monday I do quick cleaning with the wipes in the bathroom and the kitchen and bathroom floors and call it good until the next week. I do not think it will kill us. I also do our sheets once a month and our towels once a week. When I know I am going to do that I will do my other laundry over the weekend so I am caught up by Monday night.
I have not been this good in a year but it is my goal to get back to this. In fact Marc has probably done more laundry than me this past year! Poor guy! I really like my Monday cleaning to have a clean house the rest of the week and know we can play!:) If Marc is reading this he is probably shaking his head because we play all the time! Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I can not believe how hard this is for me to write. I went back to my journal and calendar so I could find out the exact day we put him to sleep and for the month of January I wrote down nothing- not even the birth of Kate and her story! Wow I am glad no one is around to see me blubbering like a fool! Anyway Jackson lived with us for one more week- through the New Year and one cold morning my wonderful husband took him to the vet to be put to sleep. He was so excited to be going for another car ride and it tore me apart.
I was very upset and my poor sweet Dylan was so confused as to what was going on. To this day he brings up the topic of death and Jackson quite frequently. Just two days ago we found a Jackson hair and Dylan told me that he was up in heaven dropping them down to us. Anyway for those of you who did not know our Jackson he was a Bernese Mountain Golden Retriever mix, weighing in at 140# but believed he was a lap dog. He was very obedient and loved very much. Here are a few of my favorite photos of him.
Friday, January 4, 2008
I love being a mom and wish I was better organized to do even more things to make our lives more fulfilling! This morning Dylan slept in and I needed to get up before he crawled in bed with me and I was kind of sad! I hope we can continue that tradition for ever! Even if I have to take my shower and crawl back in bed for a couple minutes.
Yesterday was Uncle T Bones (Kevin's) birthday and so he and Steve came over for birthday dinner. We had pork tenderloin, salad and cheese rice a roni. It was very good but very late! We did not eat until 8 because the pork needed an hour and a half and it didn't get put in until 6:30. Oh well! After dinner Dylan gave Kevin his present a sugar cookie with little frosting we made the other day at Aunt Wendy's house.
Well I had better get going, I need to leave in a couple hours to go cash in one of my Christmas presents- laser hair removal! Yaaaa I am so excited! Have a wonderful day!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
* Have some sort of exercise incorporated into my live at least 3x a week
* Get back on my cleaning and meal schedule I was on before I had Kate-about time she is almost 1!
* I want to play with my kids more- I tend to read or play games with them more than pretend play
* Marc and I need to make more alone together- one date a month when we get a sitter
* Add updates to my blog more often so I can print it out at the end of the year and have a completed journal.
So the other day Dylan held up his hand and said, "see that mom? can you see that? I am getting hair on my hand so I must be getting really old!" I do not see any can you?
My moms friend Lori gave this dress to Kate when she was born and I just love it! She wore it to church so I had to get a picture- I did not realize she had ripped her bow out until it was too late! Cute girl! I think I have pictures of Dylan in all his outfits I have really been slacking with her. I think part of my problem is the more I learn about photography, snapshots are hard for me because the lighting in my house is so bad and I want them all to look perfect!
It is so fun having a girl! I am glad I am not the only one who thinks so! Aunt Kerrie was dying to paint her toes on Christmas eve, I am totally shocked she stayed still and didn't smear them!