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thursday thirteen- a to do list

August 26, 2010

Thirteen things I need to do around the house:

1.  Fold laundry mountain…But, I’m afraid of it.  I started to fold it yesterday and a lizard jumped out of it and well…I don’t do lizards.  (That’s a Christmas tree story for another day.)

2.  Wash the dogs.

3.  Pull all my clothes out of the closet and try them on and realistically decide if I’m ever going to wear them again.

4.  Take my rejected clothes to Goodwill.

5.  Clean our office.  It is a w-r-e-c-k.

6.  Finish the photo wall in our den.

7.  Wash the sofa slipcovers (in the living room AND den)

8.  Scrub the wall in the laundry room that Baylee uses to scratch her butt.  It has dirt all over it now…(see number 2)

9.  Dust the fans and lights.  (hate doing this)

10.  Clean the blinds.

11.  Clean out the freezer.

12.  Re-organize the hall coat closet.

13.  Take a nap!

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4 months

August 22, 2010

I can’t believe it- Addie is already 4 months!  This past month has been so much fun and her personality that is developing is so wonderful.  She is always happy (unless she doesn’t feel well from teething or being overtired) and full of smiles.  She has started blowing very sloppy raspberries and loves to ham it up with her daddy.

Addie’s stats:

Weight: 15lbs 12oz

Length: 27 inches  (she has grown 9 inches since birth!)

Photos from the past month:

Meeting new friends and on the far left you can see her future hubby.

Jen (aka Addie’s future mother in law)

This is how I find her most mornings…hanging out chatting in her crib with her feet propped up on her bumper.

I love these pants.

Addie has recently fallen in love with Lilly…as you can see in the picture, the feeling may not be mutual.

Hanging out in her excersaucer

Happy girl.

Sweet cheeks.

Trying cereal for the first time!  See LOVES it.   By the end of the feeding she was grabbing my hand and shoving the spoon in her mouth.

etsy poll

August 10, 2010

I’m feeling the urge to get crafty again…and thinking of re-opening my etsy shop.  So, I have some questions for you about what you like to buy and what you think would be something people might like to buy!  (Scroll down to see my bribe for those who answer.)

Please take a few minutes and answer these questions!

1. When shopping etsy, what are you usually looking for?  (ie, clothes, vintage finds, baby stuff, artwork, gifts, ect)

2. Would you purchase for yourself or as a gift a pre-made scrap/brag book?  (pages decorated and all you need to do is pop in your pictures!)

3.  If you would purchase a pre-made scrapbook, how much would you be willing to pay?  (Brag book size)

4.  Are you more likely to purchase an item if shipping is included in the price?

5.  What do you think is ‘lacking’ in the etsy shops?  What needs to you see?

***BE ENTERED IN THE BRIBE GIVEAWAY!*** (closes August 15th at midnight!)

What will I win?  A $10 Starbucks giftcard!

How can I enter?  Answer all 5 questions.  (1 entry)  Want to increase your odds?  Tweet or blog about this giveaway! (1 entry each)

looking ahead- costumes

August 7, 2010

So…it’s only August but I am already looking at Halloween costumes for Addie.  (crazy I know, but some of them can take like 6 weeks to arrive)  So far my ideas are a cupcake, puppy, kitty, peanut, monkey and ladybug.

How stinking adorable is this cupcake?  (click picture for link)

(The price is not so stinkin’ cute though…)

Here is cute kitty costume:

And for those of you with a ‘little stinker’:

The facial expression on that baby cracks me up!

What have your kids been for Halloween?  Or what have you always wanted to dress them as?

goings on

August 4, 2010

(Picture courtesy of my mother in law, the photographer aka. Mimi)

Apparently I only like to update about every 2 weeks.  Also, notice how today SHOULD be WIWW?  Yeah, not happening this week.  (Or the week before, or the week before that…haha!)  Addie is napping so I figured I’d hop on here and post something.  I have no clue where this post is going so it could be awesome or it could be a real snoozer.  Lets see…whats been happening?

Addie started teething (big fun!) so she is drooling on everything and everyone, randomly cranky and doesn’t like to finish a whole bottle at once so we are eating what seems like 400 times a day.  She now sleeps in her room at night and thats going wonderfully except she is back to only doing 4-5 hour stretches at a time.  I think it’s because we had a trifecta of changes in one week.  She started a growth spurt, teething and new sleeping location all at once.  (I would not recommend this to other parents out there)  We’ve been looking into getting her an excersaucer thingy to play in since she likes to sit up/stand in your lap.  We probably will go with this Evenflo Triple Fun Jungle one.  Any recommendations?

We re-arranged the living room about a month or so ago and I’m still slowly trying to decorate it.  (More like move what we already have around) I will try to take pictures soon and ask for some feedback!  I’m wanting to put up a ‘family wall’ of photos around the TV.  I need to buy the frames and pick out pictures to go up there.  I’m also looking for a large brown barn star to go on the wall with the pictures.  Seen anywhere recently?

That’s about it for now…

3 months

July 15, 2010

My sweet girl is 3 months old today!  I can’t believe how quickly it is going by.  She is turning into quite the character!

  • She weighs about 13 pounds and is around 24.5 inches long.
  • She is still in love with her bouncy chair (especially the dangling bumble bee toy- they chat for hours)
  • She is trying to roll over.  She gets almost all the way there but her arm stops her.
  • She has great head control now and will sit up and look around when being held.
  • She loves to stand in peoples’ laps and looks quite proud of herself when doing so.
  • She’s figured out how to suck her thumb.
  • She has discovered her hands and they are always in her mouth.
  • She loves bath time and likes to kick and splash.
  • She sleeps for about 6-7 hours at night now!  (woo hoo!)


June 29, 2010

Oh the joy a bouncy chair can bring!