Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas 2012 - A Toddler Turning Point

My parents got my 20-month-old a twin-sized bed for Christmas today. It's adorable how tiny she looks in that big-girl bed! But tiny she is not...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

So cliche, I know... but She's growing up so fast

I've heard these phrases a million bajillion times from my parents, grandparents, church members, strangers at the grocery store... I really thought I was doing my best to 'enjoy every moment,' but alas, the other day, I realized I spend quite a lot of time waiting.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas DIY toddler project

I had a brilliant idea. In fact, so brilliant, I teared up when I explained it to the hubs. The tearing up might be because I'm pregnant and emotional, but I digress... My brilliant idea was... wait for it...
wait for it...

wait for iiiiiiiiiiittt....

DIY Christmas ornaments! Sparkley, glittery, messy, painty, styrofoamy Christmas ornaments to give to the grandparents (those people are so hard to buy for!!) I figured, even if we make a huge mess and they're un-symmetrical and ugly, they'll still be gorgeous and my Maya will have a blast making them. Aaaand... I'm tearing up.

Finished ornaments

Anyway, here's my tutorial on how we achieved such beautiful goodness.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Looove is in the air!

Walking behind an old couple at Fred Meyer, (must've been in their 80s) he stepped behind her to make room in the walkway. Then he said to her, "You're lookin mighty fine from here." I almost teared up.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Things I never truly appreciated before kids

There are quite a few things that have come to mind recently that, before the daughter, I never really thought much of. Things that held little to no value to me. Things that I can see now should be treasured. Read on.

1. Baths.
      Not for her, but for me! I never took baths before having kids, now when Nana takes her overnight, the first thing I do is a super hot bubble bath complete with headrest pillow and aromatherapy. Better than sex (almost).
Cue the Enya music and the knowledge that you have hours.