Monday, April 30, 2012


My baby has been having a rough time with teething. She does pretty well during the day, but we have been having A LOT of night waking. I feel like a walking zombie, and have for the past few weeks. I feel so bad for her when she wakes up in pain and try my best to comfort her the best I can. We have done Hyland's teething tablets and they seem to help her get her naps in during the day but do not do much at night. I am one of those moms who HATE to medicate unless absolutely necessary. I feel like its not fair to her tiny body, so we have only gone the Tylenol route once or twice.

She finally has the two bottom teeth in pretty far, and it is the cutest thing. It is so hard to get used to. It makes her look so big and makes this mommy a little sad.

She loves the tooth brush and I am trying my best to make this part of our nightly routine. Neither my husband or myself have great teeth so this is very important for little miss.

Are there any other remedies that you have tried and that have actually helped your little ones with teething?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Aloha Friday

It has been a while since I linked up to Aloha Friday so I am getting back in the game. :)

My question for everyone is:

What is your favorite family pastime?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday

This Thursday I am thankful for:

1) Tires! I had a flat a few weeks ago and have been driving around with the spare. I was hoping that nothing went wrong with any of the others before I could get them all replace. They were BALD! Finally Tuesday my wonderful husband took them and got 4 new tires put of. It is a load off my shoulders.

2) Once again I am just grateful for what a wonderful husband I have. He does anything I need and is a wonderful daddy. I know Little Miss will always be able to count on him when she needs something, just as I can.

3) Not having cable anymore. This seems weird because we always seemed to have the TV on, but now we are enjoying a lot more wholesome family movies. We have been adding movies to Little Miss's collection and have been enjoying things like The Lion King. The husband had never seen it and always made fun of me for saying how good he was, but he enjoyed it. We have been using Red Box a lot as well, and love the connivance of it. We also subscribe to NetFlix because their selection of children's programing is GREAT! The TV has been off the majority of the day now and we usually only turn it on during our resting bottle time, and after dinner we watch something as a family.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Meet Me on Monday April 23rd

Little Miss is such a ham bone. Today while we were grocery shopping an older man stopped to talk to her. He thought she was adorable and gave her 5 dollars and told her to go buy a toy. I think I am in trouble when she grows up....

1. I keep putting off _________
Cleaning the office. I really need to reorganize all the files, and there are a bazillion papers laying on the desk. I just stay out of there, I am such a procrastinator.
2. What is your current weather?
Right now it is sunny but chilly. The weather here is insane. One day it will be near 90 degrees and the nest it is in the low 50's. Everyone is getting sick and I blame the crazy weather.
3. What is the nicest room in your house?
I  love my living room. It is small, but very cozy.
4. What jewelry do you never take off?
My wedding rings. The only time I had them off was to get them re sized and I was miserable the whole week.
5. Do you eat a snack before bed?
Not usually because we often have a late dinner because of my husbands schedule. If I do it is usually cereal :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The fun starts now

My baby is growing so fast. It is so exciting to see her develop more and more each day, but also breaks my heart because time has already gone so fast. She is my baby girl and I want to cherish all these moments as much as I can.

She now crawls EVERYWHERE! Her latest and greatest trick is climbing on everything!

She can cruise around her table and is starting to cruise the furniture. She climbs to stand at the door, she climbs to open drawers, she truly is my little monkey.

This stage is so fun :) I love every second of it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Crazy About My Baybah

I LOVE Pinterest. It has so much great stuff that I could look for hours and hours. Honestly I try to only get on when I have a lot of time to look otherwise it will take me away from my much needed daily chores.

The weather has been warming up and that puts me in the mood for thinking about summer fun. Here are some really neat summer toys I have found:

who wouldn't have tons of fun just looking at this thing?!?!?

Holy moly I would be in HEAVEN!

Source: via Kendra on Pinterest

This looks like a blast.

Definitly getting something like this!

I can not wait for the summer. My little one will be so much fun to take outside all the time. Her daddy has already bought a ton to turn our yard into a wonderland for her. It is going to be like the neighborhood park when he is done.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Meet Me on Monday :)

1. Right now I could really eat _________?

     An egg over easy with syrup and toast. I know it sounds disgusting but yummmmmmm. Since I was a kid i always drizzled syrup on my eggs and I have never given it up.
2. Full length pants or capri's?
I am a full length pants kind of girl, but I will sport the capris on some summer days.
3. The best smelling men's cologne (women's perfume for the guys playing) is ________?
Armani Code sport. It is really expensive and the husband only uses it when we get samples but it smells wonderful.
Armani Code Sport Eau De Toilette Spray 30ml/1oz

4. What is the favorite kind of Cheesecake?
I love cherry cheesecake. The husband doesn't like cherry he like strawberry so we tend to wind up with strawberry but I would choose cherry any day.

5. What TV Show do you currently never miss?
We do not have cable, so technically I miss everything, but I always remember to catch up to Dance Moms on Hulu. It is a guilty pleasure.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday :)

I am so Thankful for so many thing here lately.

First of all my husband is such a great father and husband. He truly takes care of us and loves his little girl with all his heart. He spoils her and lets me spoil her. We have a blast when we are all home together.

Also my daughter is such a blessing. She makes me smile all day everyday. She is a wild little monkey and I love every inch of her.

I am thankful that i have a church home. Although we are between pastors, I have a great church where people can be saved.

There are so many things in my life that I have to be thankful for it is hard to name three. I could go on and on forever but I will spare you ;)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Vinyl Reflections Review/Giveaway!

I love decorating my home and making it more "homey." Being a new wife and mother, it has taken some time to get my home decorated the way I want. My living room is finely fully decorated and my bedroom is coming around. I love finding nice things for our home. When I found Vinyl Reflections I fell in love with her designs. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review one of her pieces.

I chose a vinyl wall decal for my bedroom. I loved the quote and thought it fit perfectly. It says, "Happiness is being married to your best friend." That quote holds very true and I thought it would be nice on our wall. It looks very nice.

I chose white because my bedroom is blue with white trim, and the white stands out GREAT! I love it.

Vinyl Reflections offers wall decals, car decals, license plates, boat lettering, mail box lettering, and signs. They are fabulous with customization and personalization! They have many unique vinyls that I have not seen before and they are truly high quality.

You can visit their Etsy shop or their website to make a purchase. There is so much to choose from so go take a look!


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