Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Drooly Ball of Cuteness

Yesterday we received a special visit from our good friend Ed and his beautiful 4 month old daughter, baby S. Owww, a baby!!! Sweet Pea and I were so excited!! I was even more excited when the guys went downstairs to tinker on a truck and left ME to watch over this drooly ball of cuteness. EKK!

Ed and my husband have been friends since they were little kids, they grew up riding dirt bikes, four wheelers, pretty much anything with a throttle. When we found out him and Nancy were pregnant we were excited that our kids would have an opportunity to grow up together just like they did. When we found out they were having a girl we were even more excited!! One day my husband and I went shopping and he picked out a cute little outfit; a shirt with a motorcycle on it and a pair of cameo pants. He threw them in the cart and said 'that's for Ed's baby' I looked at him and said 'you know they are having a GIRL right', he said 'yeah, but Ed will think it is funny.' So we bought the outfit. You should have seen some of the looks I received at the baby shower when she opened it in front of everyone... let's just say I felt obligated to tell everyone the story you just read.
But he was right, Ed thought it was funny and when he took her jacket off yesterday, Guy was excited to see that she was wearing his outfit. She looked pretty happy about it too.

Look at that perfect skin!
How cute is this little hat!
Talking to me and Sweet Pea
Are we almost done??

Love the drool!!

Happy Sunday!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday's Question

Name the Best Rock Band ever!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hello Kitty & A Box of Crayons

A few posts ago, I posted a few items Miss. E. received for Christmas that she is just ga-ga about. I have one more to share, this item has proved to be a creative outlet for my little sweet pea and a release of me, yes you read that right, a release of me, so I can get stuff done!

They are two simple items, each I am going to guess you too had growing up; a coloring book and a box of crayons. I don't know why, but when we came home Christmas day, I packed them away. Not really thinking it through, I put them up in her closet and thought when she is a little older we will take them out. It wasn't until a couple weekends ago, when she was tugging at my pant leg for attention that a light bulb went off and I thought "the crayons!". I sat her up in her highchair, opened the Hello Kitty coloring book and handed her a few crayons. I was astounded when she started coloring!! I have no idea why I stashed in her closet for the last two months?? Why didn't I think that my 20 month old would be interested in scribbling all over the faces of Hello Kitties. (sorry if that is not the proper terminology of Hello Kitty, but we are still stuck on The Wonder Pets, I am sure in just a few months, I will be you local subject matter expert on the Hello Kitty.)

Come to find out, she loves to color. She is mostly interested in getting more crayons, I only give her a few at a time, she will scribble with one then motion for me with her little hand for another. It is so fun to watch her experiment with the colors, watch her flip through the pages, with each one evaluating its artistic relevance before leaving her signature mark. Once she finds a worthy page she will scribble, color, grab at the paper, laugh, color, and then flip to another page.

I remember when my niece was little, my sister-in-law would mail me and my husband pictures that she had colored, I loved getting them in the mail and would hang them on my refrigerator for all to see. So after E was done with this session of coloring, I extracted a few of the most colorful pictures and mailed them to my parents.

So if you have a little one running around and you don't know what else to do to entertain them, grab some crayons and a coloring book, they will love it. I will warn you though, they will try, who am I kidding, they will EAT the crayons, throw the crayons, try to feed them to their dog, they will crumple the pages, rip out the pages and try, again with the kidding, they will EAT the paper.

But perhaps the best part of this whole experience has been for me. A learning experience that in her life, I should never underestimate her abilities, because she will, most likely, prove me wrong.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I know no explanation is needed, but I feel the need to apologize to the readers of this blog. I am sorry you keep checking in here looking for something and keep finding... nothing. So far this year, life has been hectic; I have started a new job and am trying with my best effort to be the best mom I can to a exceedingly busy toddler, trying to allot sometime in the day to catch up with my husband and let's not even talk about what this house looks like. So give me a couple weeks to get things under control, mostly my laundry pile, and between sweeping up dog hair, singing "the wheels on the bus go round and round" and making time each week for some 'us' time, I will start blogging again. I have a TON of pictures I need to work on and some great stories I need to put on this monitor.

Thank you for the continued support.
Peace Out A Town!