October 30, 2009

Baby M, two weeks



I love this photo. love it, love it, love it. I could just eat her up.

October 29, 2009

Daddy/daughter time

She's been getting a lot of it these days. Sometimes she's happy about it. Sometimes she's not.....





....but when she's not it's quickly forgotten once she hits the swings.

October 28, 2009

Birthday preparations

I started collecting items for L's December birthday way back when. Here's a glimpse of the color scheme and some of the decor. I hope a few of you can come. We'll be eating great food.














Who wants the banner when I'm done? Most of it was from scraps so I don't feel too guilty. Some little girl's room perhaps? You'll have to wait until December though.

October 27, 2009

From Holly









These babies lasted almost three weeks. Just the thing I needed. A little cheery glimpse each morning. Every time I get flowers I think to myself, "I should buy flowers every week".

October 26, 2009

Baby M, 10 days old

I cried when she was born. And I cried when my sister gave me this quilt.















October 25, 2009

Ode to the paci

Yesterday morning the paci bought me an extra hour of sleep. That one hour felt like ten. Thank you to the inventor of this little lovely.

this totally cracks me up because its as big as her face







P.S. The experience of baby #2 is so much easier than the first. For me the first was filled with a lot of fear, but this time around I knew I could do it. I knew what to expect. I know she will eventually fall asleep, stop crying, and that tomorrow a whole year will have already passed. So I'm enjoying the newborn phase much much more. And that is a great feeling.

October 24, 2009

October 19, 2009

More painted pumpkins


so lovely!
instructions HERE

October 17, 2009

The Good Report

1. L's been going to bed an hour earlier. 7:00 bedtime rules.
2. new pajama pants for $6 (really, it's the little things these days)
3. L has been super happy and giggly. Back to her old self and cheering me up. Most of the time.
4. Inherited a bag full of newborn clothes from a neighbor.
5. Conquered my fear and ran errands with two kids.
6. Family outing at the pumpkin patch.

October 11, 2009

The Good Report {the little things}

1. putting on some makeup.
2. showering.
3. eating a great meal.
4. sleeping baby.
5. quiet/alone time when Jeff takes L to park.
6. less tantrums and drama from L.







....and this has nothing to do with this post, but I really want to do this kind of pumpkin. so cool!



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October 04, 2009

The Good Report

1. I'm relieved I actually had some presents purchased for the hubs b-day today.
2. L puked all over the carpet. Not good. Jeff being the one to clean it up. Very good.
3. A better recovery makes it a little easier to handle L right now.
4. A visit from Holly.
5. Surprise package for the girls arrived in our mail box. New clothes from sister-in-law. Yay!
6. Lunch at the park (we really needed to get out of the house). More swing time for L.
7. Baby M's spontaneous smiles.
8. Meals brought in by the R.S.
9. Jeff's sisters are coming to visit.
10. Some Fall-like weather rolled in. oh yeah!
11. Baby M's mild jaundice is now gone.
12. I'm catching a glimpse of the old waistline. woohoo!
13. My sister made baby M a quilt using scraps of my favorite fabrics. A total surprise!
14. Jeff fixed broken digital camera (L's handy work). He constantly amazes me.
15. I actually took some photographs this week. I'm feeling so great.
16. The hubs and I got our flu shots.
17. General Conference weekend. I'm listening for specific things.
18. This baby recovery is amazing....have I mentioned that already?

October 01, 2009

The brighter side of Halloween

I found this cute mask at JoAnn's (dollar bin). I think L and I will be playing around with it.



At the rate we're going I may even feel good enough to set a cute table for our little family.

Costumes for the girls.....Not so much.