Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Something very appropriate for this week...

Read this poem from "It's Almost Naptime"..

Helps to put things in a better perspective.. it did for me anyways..

Monday, March 22, 2010

Gracie's 6 month pictures!!

Here is a link to Gracie's 6 month pictures! A friend of ours did them and I thought they came out GREAT!!! If you are in the KC area and looking for someone to take some pictures let me know and I'll get you hooked up w/ her. Thanks so much again Bekah!!

I'd like to share my Walmart Digital Photo Center photos with you. Once you have checked out my photos you can order prints and upload your own photos to share.

Project 365: 75-81/365

75/365: My baby girl having fun in her carseat!

76/365: A little outing to one of Matt and I's favorite coffee shops in KC, The Roasterie. Their lattes are not only beautiful (do you see that heart!) but delicious and their scones are wonderful!!

77/365: My baby girl on St. Patricks Day!

78/365: Matt and Gracie reading a magazine:)

(79/365 is missing)

80/365: Gracie starting pulling up in her crib!

81/365: You probably can't tell what this is... It's dessert.. a BUNCH of dessert:) Matt and I had a gift card to Paulo and Bill's so we went to brunch after church. Oh my gosh did we eat a lot of food! It was wonderful!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Project 365: 68-74/365

Once again I missed getting pictures a few days. It irritates me so much when I realize this! So here is a partial recap of two weeks ago.. I'm a little behind w/ the uploading!

68/365: What was left of the yummy carrot cake I made for my moms birthday! Recipe link here:)

(69/365 is missing... just being honest!)

70/365: Another cake.. this time pineapple upside down cake:) Very Yummy!

71/365: Gracie at bath time.... she finally likes her baths!

72/365: These next two pics are from the same day. Gracie and Eiley playing together and learning to share:)

(73/365- missing)

74/365: Gracie sitting up in a highchair at 5 Guys Burger and Fries. She is getting to be such a big girl!! We went out w/ my dad and his girlfriend while they were here this weekend. We hadn't been before but it was pretty good! Still not my favorite burger place in KC.. Blanc Burgers holds that spot!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March Update Video

Here is a link to our update video!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Check out this post...

If you have a few minutes check out this post from the blog It's Almost Naptime.... I think it's worth your time..

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Project 365: 61-67/365

61/365: Gracie and her friend Issac just chillin' :)

62/365: I started watching another little girl 3 days a week. So on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I have a 4 month old, 6 month old and a 9 month old... good times:)

63/365: I missed Wednesday... :(

64/365: I already posted pics of Gracie on today since it was her 6 month bday This was at the end of the day.. just couldn't resist. My family:)

65/365: My mom was coming in town so Matt and I got to go out Friday night! Matt surprised me w/ flowers and took me to a really nice restaurant, Yia Yias. He is working a part time job at our health club and the owner works out there. Matt has gotten to know him and he even gave Matt some gift cards to the restaurant!

66/365: Gracie had her first Baby swim class this past Saturday. It was so fun! She really seems to like the water! I can't wait to go swimming outside!

67/365: ...And here's a pic of Gracie w/ her grandma, my mom..

Friday, March 5, 2010

Gracie turns 6 months old!

Yesterday was Gracie's 1/2 BDay! Time is going by way too quickly! Here are some pics I took yesterday. She is developing quite the personality!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Baby Shower!

This past Saturday I threw a babyshower for a girl at our church (w/ some help of a couple others as well!)...nothing over the top but I thought it turned out nice and was a lot of fun:)

Our menu consisted of chicken salad on croissants (recipe link here). Then one friend brought a great pasta salad and the other brought fruit and dip. For dessert we had apple pie cupcakes. Kate, the mom-to-be, loves apple desserts so I decided to give them a try and they were WONDERFUL! I also made some sugar cookies w/ blue icing to send home as party favors.

Also, rather than playing games we decorated onesies w/ fabric paint, stencils and even some iron on applique. I had seen the idea to decorate baby onesies online and thought it looked like lots of fun and so my friend helped out and brought all the paint and fabric. The shirts turned out super cute! Once we were done w/ them we hung them on our "clothes line" to dry. :)

Here are some pics from the day!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Project 365: 53-60/365

53/365: Getting set to make some cranberry oatmeal cookies... I'm learning that if you measure everything out before you start cooking everything just goes so much smoother! I kind of feel like a TV chef when I cook this way.. haha:) Oh and the cookies were DELICIOUS!

54/365: My smiley baby...:)

55/365: Gracie loves playing w/ her toys so much more now that she can sit up!

56/365: Another pic of my baby girl.. playing in her swing w/ her Frog Prince:)

57/365: Gracie's first time trying solid foods! We gave her some rice cereal.. she ate practically the whole bowl! Ever since then though she seems to care less for the cereal. I have tried baby oatmeal as well.. it all just comes right back out. I guess I just keep trying night after night?

58/365: Gracie was making such a sad face.. but yet still so cute:)

59/365: This past Saturday I threw a babyshower for a girl that goes to our church. Her baby boy is due April 11th.. isn't she just too cute?! (I'll do another post on the actual baby shower)

60/365: Gracie was given this dress as a possible Easter dress but I was a little worried that it wouldn't fit her in another month... so I just decided to doll her up for church this Sunday so we wouldn't miss our chance to wear it:)