Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Haddie's 1st Haircut

At nearly 2.5 years old, I decided it was time for Haddie to finally have a haircut. Well, okay just a trim. Really, just the bangs.
I have a friend (Megan O) who is going to school at Beaux Cheveux School of Cosmetology. So I made an appointment and took Haddie in.

Pardon the terrible pictures - This was just before we bought our new camera :)

Megan and Haddie with her cute new 'do!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

And In Other News...

I've been pretty darn boring lately, to be honest. I'm very much reclusive these days and I've narrowed it down to a few reasons
  • I am excited for warmer weather. It is improving, thank goodness. But the end of winter is always really hard for me with my depression.
  • Haddie is a lot of work lately - constantly into things and generally causing havoc around our house
  • I'm poor. It's no fun to go places when you're poor. LOL Okay so we're not destitute but things are becoming tighter in preparation for this second baby.
  • Which brings us to my pregnancy. I've been sick until the beginning of my 2nd trimester. I'm 14.5 weeks, so I'm just now feeling better. But I'm still exhausted
  • I'm a home-body. Always have been, but hopefully can break out of it eventually
  • I'm lazy. I shamefully admit it. Ex: it's 12:30 pm and I've still not gotten dressed. I did work on some housework when I got up so that's today's excuse :) I didn't wanna get today's clothes all nasty with sweat right?! Mmm-hmm.
So there you have it. Nothing exciting. Boring ole me.

Friday, April 2, 2010

My Birthday

Quite belated (Feb 11th) but here are some pictures from my 25th birthday :)

My new sewing machine case (from my sister-in-law) to house my new sewing machine the hubby gave me for Christmas. Hooray!
Reading the candy card my mother-in-law, Ronda, gives each of us on our birthday.
Haddie's a good present-opening-helper!
She tries to help blow out candles too, silly girl.

I haven't quite been able to figure out why I feel younger at 25 than I did at 22. Perhaps I'm already digressing? Who knows :) But I love my life.

Easter Wreath

Last year I came across this blog post right after Easter. I saved it so that I could make it this year. Haddie helped me with half of it - I'd ask her to hand me each color of egg. She lost interest quickly, but she likes to show it off to people who come to our house. It cost just under $4 to make it, and I think it's super duper cute!
Thanks to Stephanie V. from Alpine TRC for making my bow :) I'm quite challenged in that area.
Happy Easter!

Baby Shower

My mother-in-law and I hosted a baby shower for my sister-in-law, Angelina. I was so glad that we were able to do that for her to help her little family out. She is having a little girl later this month and she will named Lillie Anne
These are the invitations I made for the shower:
This is the basket we had the favors in, the 'Thanks' flower was made on my Cricut and the favors were a die that my mom has for her Big Shot.
Here's a close-up of a favor. They just had a few pieces of candy inside. Aren't those tiny safety pins adorable?! I found them at the local scrapbook store.
Here's a book I made for the shower so that everyone who attended could give some parenting advice to Cory and Angelina, the parents-to-be. I received something similar at my bridal shower and thought it was cool so I re-vamped it for this baby.
This is a page inside the advice book. I think they received some pretty sound advice to get them started :)
This is the stroller/car-seat system they received as a gift.
The gift table. There's a bunch of smaller gifts hiding behind those big bags.
These aren't the greatest pictures, but here are the centerpieces we came up with. Rather than doing some paper-type thing that would end up being thrown away, we decided to go with something that could be useful.
This is baby wash, hooded towel and washcloths tied together with balloons
Infant Motrin, baby wipes, diaper cream and a health-care kit including nail clippers, thermometer etc.
And the last one, with bottles, a formula holder for the diaper bag, burp rag and a dishwasher caddy to more easily wash all those bottle parts.
I also got a travel wipes container that was plain white and cut vinyl to decorate it with Lillie's name and some flowers. It turned out ca-ute!
The rest of these pictures are of the guests
Ronda, Sondra, Maridean, Lyndsay and Grandma Phenes (all family)
Dena and Angelina
Angelina's grandma and sister Hailey
Ronda's friend Claudia
Sondra, Maridean and Lyndsay
We did all sorts of food for the shower. It was my very least favorite part of the preparation. I hate to cook and I'm terrible at it. We made chicken salad sandwiches, spaghetti salad, jello pretzel salad, cupcakes (I put miniature bottles and pacifiers on top of the cupcakes) and Sprite.
I hope that Angie received a lot of things she needed. I was glad we were able to do it to help her prepare for my new baby niece. :)