Friday, December 31, 2010

The One Where 2010 Is Coming To An End

As usual, we've had quite the year!

Obviously, the highlight of this year was delivering Paige and watching her grow up, but we've had some other highlights of the year.

This year, we've had...
2 poops in the tub (by Paige, of course...)
3 close family weddings
4 sinus infections
9 diaper blowouts (I really think we got lucky in this area, I've heard of people getting lots more)
13 completed crafts
15 walks with Paige in her stroller
24 doctor visits between the three of us
31 trips to the swings at the end of our street (about)
53 blog posts
hundreds of dollars saved from coupons :)

I think it's been a good year.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The One Where Santa Came!

Rick's sweet mom got Santa to come to her house so that Paige, and some other young children in the family could see him, and so we could get pictures. Paige loved him, I'm excited to see how she acts every year with him.

She's already testing his beard! Little miss smarty pants...

And here's our Christmas card, for those of you who I didn't have your address.

We hope you all have a great Christmas!

Can you believe it's 2 days away!?!?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My 2010 Year

FB has an application that will take a chunk of your statuses from the past year and put them all together. It was kind of fun to read over what's been on my mind over the past year. I'm sure if you click on it it will be larger.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The One Where She's Already 9 1/2 Months Old

We've I've been kind of bored this week, so we I decided to pull out the camera (surprised?).

I took her for her 9 month checkup and she's still 90th% in height (I know, you're surprised again), and her poor little head is still in the bottom 5th%. At least she's consistent.

I tried to get a cute picture of our Apple Bottom cheap skinny jeans and boots with the fur, but it's really hard to get the picture you want with a timer. This was the best try.

Our washer and dryer are in our kitchen. I know, it's kind of odd. I needed to do some laundry though, so I pulled out a bowl and a spoon, showed her how to make fun noises, and off she went. She had a blast. We'll have to pull them out again.

One of Rick's cousins has been so nice to let us borrow some of her daughter's cute clothes. We decided to play dress up and she was lookin too cute not to take a few pictures.

If you see a lot of my pictures (on blogger or fb) you'll see a few pictures where her mouth has a vertical line in it. Don't be alarmed, it's just her tongue (well actually it's her frenulum (say: fren-yuh-lum) just in case you were wondering) touching the roof of her mouth. She likes to click her tongue and sometimes just smile like this without clicking...

I have no idea if this is normal or not, but she is still super flexible and likes to do this...

She does it the most in the tub for some reason, so I have some pictures of that, but I figured 15 year old Paige wouldn't appreciate her awesome mom putting nekked baby pictures on the internet for anyone and everyone to see. :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The One With Our Little Indian

This might be the whitest Indian you have ever seen, but at least she's a cute one!

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and now Rivalry Game Day! :)

PS- I got my Christmas cards, and I love them! I can't wait to get them all out in the mail. I'll post a picture of which one I picked later.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The One That Might Just Be My Best One Yet

Oh my goodness. I am excited and have to show something off.

Well, for those of you in blogger land who like to read craft blogs, you know that subway art is HOT right now. I decided that it would be cute to make some subway art with a picture in the middle. It could be done for a baby, a family, a holiday, etc. I have no idea where this idea came from, but somehow I imagined it up and it wouldn't leave my mind. Luckily, it's a Saturday night in November (AKA College Football Saturday) so I had some time to myself after I put Paige down and while Rick watched the game.

Sooo..... what do you think!?

I think I'll edit a couple of things after I have time to think about how I can make it better, but until then, I'll just be happy.

How cute would a few of these be on a wall. There could be one for the mom, one for the dad, some for the kids. You could even do one per year with the child's favorite things, age & qualities.

Now I'm just getting ahead of myself... :)

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The One WIth The Great Deal!

You know me, and I love great deals! I recently found out from several other bloggers about Shutterfly's blog deal that lets bloggers (like you and me) receive 50 free Christmas cards! Here are some of my favorites...

Which one do you like best? I originally was leaning towards the first one, but now I'm loving the third one...

I've used Shutterfly for ordering prints and photo books for myself and for clients, and I have been very pleased with them. They have great customer service & usually have frequent deals that I like to take advantage of.

To find out more about how you can snag this deal before it's gone click here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The One With Some Great Fall Photo Shoots

I've loved this longer fall season this year. Last year it seemed to come and go too quickly. I've had some fun photo shoots lately too.

About a month ago, I took some autumn senior pictures for Mary and Maddie... twins! They are the cutest twins! We had so much fun goofing around, and the camera loved them!

A week or so ago, I took some pictures of my friend's 2 boys. They love each other so much, I was so impressed! Almost every time I turned around, they were tackling each other, or making inside jokes. I hope my kids get along as well as they did... especially when I'm trying to take pictures of them!

Monday, November 8, 2010

The One Where I've Been Featured & A Little Craft

I've been featured!! Check out A Little Tipsy to see my blog post. She's having a baby, and wanted to have guests all week for a baby themed week. She asked me to post some of my nursery crafts.

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I was blog hopping as I often do and I ran across this idea for a gift for your spouse.

Have any of you ever been in a date slump? Maybe even when you have a kid or two, and it's harder to get out as often?

Or maybe it's just us...

As soon as Paige goes down for the night we cuddle on the couch and catch up on tv. Although, I love that it's something relaxing, usually entertaining, and something we can do together, it's just that... well... it kind of gets old sometimes and even though we are technically together, we aren't really spending the most quality time together.

So... I decided to make my own version! (surprised?)

I made an envelope out of card stock and put my ideas in, along with a note to Rick. I gave it to him as part of an early Christmas present.

I put ideas like: a trip to our favorite frozen yogurt shop (something we can and often do with Paige), cuddling on the couch while we look at his baby pictures (I've been wanting to see them again now that we have Paige), and other ideas. Some take more planning than others, so we might have to plan ahead first.

What are some of your favorite date night ideas?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The One With A Day In Our Life

Besides sleeping and eating, we do a lot of this...

and cute little Paige likes to always hang out on her side like this...

and she LOVES it when we get to do this...

We're gonna miss it when these are covered in snow...

I've had some great photo shoots lately, I'll try to post pictures of them soon. :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The One With The Happy Halloween

The other day, I went in to get Paige after I heard that she was awake and I found her like this...

Does that not just shout, "get me outta here!"?

Then, she started making this face, and it makes me laugh every time. Sometimes I can get her to do it, but you know how babies are. They do what they want, when they want. :) I still love it, and her.

I was lucky enough to get 2 pictures of this funny face! Sometimes when she's feeling extra silly, it looks like this...

Rick was a pumpkin for his first Halloween, so when my sister gave us a pumpkin costume that fit Paige perfectly... he was so excited. This is his scary face :}

I was just goofing around with my camera (I know, crazy, right?!) and I was so happy when I got this picture. I just LOVE that little smile of hers.