Monday, January 23, 2012

Weekend Update

Friday, I went to a massage therapy seminar to learn an new technique! It was a great class. So glad I was able to attend and I can't wait to use my new knowledge.

Saturday we didn't have much on the schedule, which was awesome since there was an ice storm and it was nasty outside! Daddy went out to chisel the ice, and Mira and I had an impromptu dance party in our jammies, including the sweetest kisses from my beautiful baby. All the giggles and kisses brought me to tears. I was cherishing the moment, and hoping I will remember it in 20 yrs. when my baby is all grown up!

Mira went to play with Mammy and Pap Pap and we went to our church to attend Marriage Seminar 101
It's an 8 week course in Marriage Enrichment, and there was a good blend of young couples and some with more experience. (I was going to say old, but then remembered I will be on that end of the spectrum someday!) I can already see a slight change for the better in our relationship, and I can't wait to spend the time with my Hubby to help us learn to be more aware of each others needs. 

Sunday was off to church, and then to Pap Pap's birthday celebration! It's always a crazy time with all the kids together, but it's awesome to be able to get everyone together so often! This week we'll celebrate Aunt Hega's (Heather) birthday too! Happy Birthday to them both, and prayers for a healthy, successful year!

(I just realized I don't have any pictures to share, and I don't think anyone took a picture yesterday! I would like to be better about that, so we will have these wonderful memories captured to share with our kids in the future!)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Big Girl Update

Our sweet baby is growing so fast! I love watching her learn new things, and she gets so excited when she does. Last night while taking a bath, she was laying on her belly with her face in the water blowing bubbles. She would blow bubbles, and look up at me and say, "I did it!" Of course I was tearing up, thinking of all her accomplishments thus far, and feeling so blessed that we can share all this with her!

Maybe I was a little more emotional yesterday, since it was also the day that she pooped on the potty for the first time for me! She's been peeing on the potty for months, and for about the last 2 weeks she's been doing really well keeping big girl panties dry during the day! I haven't been this excited about poop since it turned solid at about 6 months! (For a cloth diapering Momma, this is awesome, as the diapers are easier to clean when it's solid.) Our goal has been to go on the potty before tomorrow, when we go see Sesame St. Live! She did it! She achieved our goal! We can go see Elmo!!! (Mommy and Daddy would have looked pretty funny going alone!)

She's been really creative lately too, here she is working on a masterpiece! 

She loves to sing, and The Veggie Tales theme song is her new favorite. She also sings her ABC's, and Jesus Loves Me, and she  loves to dance! Her vocabulary is ever growing, and she's been speaking in sentences. Unfortunately for Momma, her favorite thing to say is, "I don't want to." (in the whiniest voice imaginable) It's a good thing she's cute :-) She tells us when we're doing a "de djob" (good job) and is getting pretty good at remembering to say please and "de dum" (thank you).

At her 2yr. check-up she was 30lbs. and 35.5" tall (2ft. 11" or something) So thankful for our healthy, perfectly proportionately growing gift from God!

I'll leave you with our many failed attempts at a Christmas family photo :-)

Guiding Words

I'm not a fan of New Years Resolutions, but have been inspired by a fellow blogger to come up with a theme to focus on for this year. I've decided that mine will be "NO EXCUSES".  I was thinking about the areas of my life that could use improvement (believe me, it's ALL a work in progress!) and this pertains to them all.

This scripture was laid on my heart this morning, so I thought I would share it with you.

Colossians 2

 Happy Friday! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


This is what happened when we made her come inside.........