6 months!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Our little girl turned 6 months.. that's half a year... let me try to even start processing that.  She has developed the sweetest little personality and seems to be doing something new each day.

We decided that at her 6 month appointment we would go ahead and have her ears pierced and they even did them in the pediatricians office. She of course cried for a minute but was over it and then came the shots... such a little trooper.

She is doing so well on solid foods and has really liked everything with the exception of bananas.  She hated bananas. Like gagged the whole time she was eating them.  She is starting to sit up a little better on her own.  Is rolling around on the floor like crazy.  Still loves to be snuggled just as much as ever.  Has formed an attachment to a lion/ cat/ satin rag... none of us can really figure out what it is supposed to be.  Loves to stand up with assistance. 
Happy Thanksgiving!
first time meeting Santa
always has her toes in her mouth
her new thing to do... flip over while shes getting a diaper change
i love the way she sleeps <3
we wore this shirt out during the holiday
last shot without her earrings
newly pierced ears
starting to occasionally hold her bottle by herself
is that not the cutest little head from behind

Our Weekend

Monday, December 8, 2014

On Friday we welcomed a new baby to the family so on Saturday Bug and I made the trip to the hospital to meet her new cousin.  Joe and Jessica officially said hello to sweet, little Jon Burl . 

We then made our way over to pick up some things for the day, we had a birthday party and a family Christmas to go to, so as soon as we finished shopping we headed back home to get ready.

First up we had sweet Haven's 1st birthday party, Haven is a daycare friend of Bugs and such an incredibly fun little girl.

They served pancakes with snow, which were delish and such a fun food idea for kids, fruit and gingerbread sleighs.

We then had Spencer's family Christmas.

her 1st guitar and Christmas gift
I made my mom's Oreo Delight [recipe below] and Bacon Stuffed Deviled Eggs.  Deviled eggs are my jam but Spence HATES it when I make them because they stink up the whole house... but he also hates eggs all together so go figure.

Oreo Delight
2 small packages french vanilla pudding
1 8oz pkg cream cheese
3 cups milk
1 tub of Cool Whip
1 package Oreos

Mix together pudding, [softened] cream cheese, milk and Cool Whip.  Layer 1 row of Oreos on the bottom of a trifle dish, half the pudding mixture on top, another row of Oreos, remaining pudding mixture and last row of Oreos.  That's it!

I did try to start working/ playing with my camera again to see if I can once again try to learn to love it- I have a love/ hate relationship with it and rarely get it out anymore.  I decided to see if Bug would let me take some Christmas pictures of her and this is what I got...

So these were with my phone 

I have pinned a couple of tutorials on Pinterest to give me the run down on the basics so we will see where it leads; its just too easy to whip my phone out and snap a quick photo.

I also ordered our Christmas cards right before the weekend so I'm hoping they come in sooner rather than later since I always snazz them up a bit with fun fonts and calligraphy.

Thanksgiving | Holiday Style

Friday, November 28, 2014

So our first Thanksgiving with bug was the best!  She is right at that age where she curious about everything and jabbers non stop so she [and everyone else] had a ball playing through out the day.

We were up way too early to head to my mom's to help her finish cooking for lunch at my grandparents house.  We arrived there around 11 to eat lunch around 11:30.  It was so good to see everyone and to watch Bug and Kenzee "play", its more like Bug lays there and Kenzee crawls around her lol but its still adorable to watch.  We left there around 2 to head back to the house to cook for Thanksgiving dinner at our house with Spencers parents.  We ate dinner at the house around 5:30 with them and then just hung around the house for the rest of the night.  It was overall a pretty laid back holiday for us as we gear up for the madness of the Christmas season.

isnt she the cutest <3 she was in the middle of her sentence when I snapped this

So in favor of Black Friday I thought I would post some of my favorite outfits for bug and I for the holidays.  I did some major damage on OldNavy/ GAP.com this morning.  Gap was running a 50% off sale and Old Navy had 15% off.  I'm also really into cable knit right now so I picked us both up several pieces and I cant wait to be obnoxiously matchy matchy with my sweet girl.


Bug's Christmas Wish List

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

So What do you buy a child that 1. has almost everything she needs and doesn't know what she wants and 2. that can't really do anything....  I'm convinced that after Christmas our house will officially look like a circus with all the bright colors and toys everywhere.  I do want to get her some educational, fun toys, a nicer snuggle blanket and some fun plush toys.  So I did some research by searching other moms blogs with children similar in age mixed with some googling and the below is what I have come up with.

Elefun Ball Popper || Splash the Cat ||Rock a Stack || Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube || Bambi Deer Doll || Anywhere Chair 

I'm positive she will also get some things like new books and way too many clothes but I just also wanted to get her some things that would be fun to play with while helping her reach those next milestones... or for her to chew on- which lets be honest will be the more likely scenario.

Bug is 5 Months

Monday, November 24, 2014

So this actually happened last week but to put it mildly last week was pure madness.  We've been trying to prepare for the holidays [Thanksgiving before Christmas of course] and working crazy work schedules so it was nice to have this bit of normalcy amongst the craziness.

She is practically laughing out loud and "talking" like a little chatter box!  We're listening closely because it wont be long until she spits out a word and were fighting/ betting over which she will say first, mama or dada.  We both get in her face constantly repeating each one over and over to which she just giggles.  She has found her feet and how to put them into her mouth.  She also rolled over on November 2nd and now every time you put her in the floor she automatically does it.  She also started a little bit of solids- cereal and some carrots- and she loved sitting in her highchair at the table like a big girl.  She can put quite a bit of weight on her legs and loves to stand for short periods of time and she's a pro at sitting up assisted.  She loves to giggle and she's very ticklish- she has the sweetest baby laugh.  She has also learned how to scream in this little shrill voice.

 This is what I have to work with trying to get one good picture each month haha



snuggling aunt Gwen
matching in camo
ill just chew on my foot while I watch Mickey
covered in drool

what they do best
matching aunt Gwen and no pre-planning was involved
first food
loving the high chair like a big girl
Halloween 2014
Go Vols!