Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
We started all of the Halloween fun on Saturday when we took her to the pumpkin patch. She did not really know what was going on, but she loved looking at the farm animals. Only in Cali it would be 95 degrees on a mid October day. Oh man it was HOT!! I ended up de-clothing her along the duration of the day to try to keep her cool. Off went the shoes, off went the socks, sleeves got rolled up, and her pants turned into shorts. The day was fun despite the weather and we ended up bringing home a family of 3 pumpkins.
Family pic! Here shirt says "Too cute it's scary"!
Me and my baby
Daddy and his little angel
Playing around at home, she was not feeling this photo shoot. She is still super cute though.
So we continued the Halloween fun on Sunday and carved our pumpkins. David carved the pumpkin on the left and I carved the other 2. We had soo much fun doing this, but my hand hurt like crazy when I was finished.
Here are just a couple of the cookies. Time for a new cookie sheet, lol. I am really excited to dress Chloe up in her Halloween costume and take her to a few houses on Halloween. It's so fun having a baby, I truely am loving every second of every day with her. I cannot imagine how fun this stuff will be when she is actually old enough to know what is going on.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Our little Angel. Grammy Striegel made her Baptism dress, bonnet, and matching white blanket. She did an amazing job!
With the Godparents, My sister Courtney, and David's best friend Lorenzo
The beautiful cake that my mom made. She is one talented women!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
These are the flower pots I made for Chloe's Baptism (more to come on that in a future post). I made really cute ones with crosses in the middle but I gave them away before I got a good picture of them.
I found this frame at Marshalls for $5.99 and fell in love. It has the same kind of design as Chloe's nursery, but it was the wrong color. So I used the same color that I used on her walls, added brown to the scrolls, and it matches her room perfectly!!
Heidi, I took this picture so you can see that I use the wipe box you made me, haha.
These are the famous mercury pumpkins that everybody was making this year. Thanks Heidi for guiding me the right direction on the paint.
This is probably my biggest accomplishment, only because my husband said that I could not do it. I originally tried stenciling a border in Chloe's nursery with regular paint and no knowledge on what I was doing. It was a disaster. With Heidi's motivation, a little research on how to properly stencil, whaaa la, I figured it out! Oh, and I totally bedazzled my wall with rhinestones, do you see them?? When David saw it he was like "I know you did not just bedazzle our wall". I was so proud that he even knew what bedazzled meant, haha. PROGRESS!!
Bad picture, but there is one on each side of the "you are a dream come true". Heidi, do you like my new rug?? It took me forever to find a rug that matched her room perfect!
Current projects I am working on is a door hanger for her room, a thanksgiving banner (very different from anything I have seen), and some odds and ins Thanksgiving projects. Of course this all depends on how much SPARE time I can really squeeze in.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Who would have ever thought that navigating a stroller through the very heavy crowds at the fair would have been so hard???? I never did. I told my husband "I got this, piece of cake" after he offered to push. I should of just let em. I think that was the most painful experience a mother has to go through for the first time. Oh, I am so ready for next time, but my first experience doing it was quite an adventure.
It all started at the entrance of the fair, where the exited mommy's & daddy's had there very own special line for the STROLLERS! When I saw how long the line was, that should have been my first clue that there were going to be TON of strollers (and people) there. Now, keep in mind, this was our first BIG outing where we had to go through a stroller check, so this was all new to us. When the security guard asked us to take out our diaper bag, I about fainted. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? I wanted to ask him, "Do you know how long it just took us to get it under there, secure it, and make sure nothing was falling out?" But I kept my mouth shut and started tugging and pulling away until it finally came out. If you have seen my bag, you know what I am talking about (see pic below if you have not). It's huge and barley fits as it is. But we successfully made it through the entrance and on our way we went.
(The bag that does not fit under the stroller without an enormous effort)!
Things were going great, we visited the farm animals, which Chloe LOVED! But after that, the entire city decided to come to the fair at the same time. OMG, I was afraid to push the damn stroller. There were people EVERYWHERE! My sister and her husband were walking in front of us, kind of clearing the way. I was trying to enjoy myself, looking at all of the vendors, but they had to keep stopping, and I swear I must have ran into my sister at least ten times. (Note to self for next time, you cannot look anywhere but in front of you or YOU WILL hit the person in front of you). You would swear that all of the mommies were in a race, which resulted in them cutting us off left and right. The funniest part was when I hit another stroller. You should have seen the look on the ladies face. If looks could kill, I would have been dead. Come on lady, like you have never hit another stroller, give me a break. I begged David, my sister, even her husband to push the stroller and they all laughed at me. Talk about new mommy initiation! Here are some fun pics from the day, I wish I would have taken a pic of the crowd that I had to navigate through, but I was not exactly thinking straight.
Friday, October 2, 2009
By this point she was so tired she was leaning and we could not get her to hold her head up