Monday, May 30, 2011


I can't believe how big my kiddos are!  Alyssah is sitting up so well with support and loves to sit in the bumbo seat.  I'm very thankful to have it.  I didn't have one of these when Mark was this small, and I don't know how I lived without it!  She likes sitting in the floor exploring her toys.  Big brother likes being able to play with her too :)  It's so sweet!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Brittybird giveaway!

Check out this awesome giveaway opportunity from Brittybird!  There will be 3 lucky winners!  I like that because I'm one of those people who never win anything so there is a better chance for winning :)  Click this link to learn how to enter.

Hope everyone is having a good week!  Tomorrow is Friday...yay!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

4 months old!

4 months old!  I don't know where the time has gone...  Alyssah just keeps getting more and more beautiful and fun :)  She is now a whopping 13 lbs. and 24.25 inches.  She is wearing size 2 diapers now and 3-6 months clothes for the most part.  She is the best baby and always has a smile on her face.  Her sweet little laugh will brighten any bad day!  She did pretty good with her shots yesterday, but is having a rough time today.  Daycare called me to come get her early today b/c she had a fever of 102!  She's doing ok now just fussy.  I called the doctor and the nurse said to just keep an eye on her...I may be taking her tomorrow!  Here are her 4 month pics taken at home.  I wanted to do some of her sleeping.  She looks so peaceful and just gorgeous!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Things every Mom should know-part 2

Since Mother's Day is tomorrow, I thought I would do part 2 of the post I started a few weeks ago.  I hope all the Moms out there feel special not just tomorrow but everyday.  We probably have the hardest job on earth, but the most rewarding.  You just have no idea until you experience it yourself.  Happy Mother's Day to you all! Enjoy :)

Now on to the rest of the list:

11. Embrace their quirks.

12. Know this: That stain won't come out.  And it's ok.  (The sooner you accept this, the better.)

13. At some point it will be February.  Things will seem bleak.  You will think more about vitamins, glasses, more exercise, more sleep, more chores, less TV, more rules, fewer rules, and organic food.  Just wait.  Things will get better when the snow melts.  Know that it will happen again at the end of the summer, right before school starts.  It's the circle of life, baby.

14. Always get boys' haircuts at barber shops instead of hair salons.

15. Answer this question: What is the worst thing that can happen if your kids sleep in their clothes?

16. Never stifle a generous inclination.

17. Try to like what they like.  It kind of sucks when it's Bob the Builder, but the payoff will come when they discover Lemony Snicket.

18. Teach them to pump on the swings ASAP.

19. If your child falls asleep occasionally without brushing her teeth, don't wake her; baby teeth do eventually fall out.

20. I know you are supposed to use natural consequences to punish bad behavior, but sometimes it's hard to think of natural consequences.  In these cases try threatening your kids with clipping their toenails or some activity they dread.  I've had great success with this one, but you must find your own.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Calling all Moms!

I wanted to let you all know about an amazing giveaway going on at Jackie Ranson Photography.  This would be a great opportunity to enter a Mom or enter yourself.  We all deserve a "happy" every once and a while :)  Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!  For all you do, you deserve a wonderful day!  Treat yourself, relax, and allow yourself some time to breathe.  I'm pretty sure I should take my own advice... ;)