Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween fun

i love halloween
and now i love it even more because we have a little one to share all the fun with
the smell of fresh pumpkin when you carve into the top and pull it off, the feel of the gooey guts and slimey seeds and then the smell of roasted pumpkin after you light em......ahhhh...

but the best part of all was having Adam home and getting to dress up our little Bayley boo!!!

i present to you the cutest kitty in the whole world ladies and gentlemen...

and she even meowed


Photobucket

Photobucket

dancin'
away
I do know that dancing is her favorite thing to do, she was boogying to the monster mash like you wouldn't believe!!!
Photobucket

trick or treat
Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

bayley and mama's first time to a punkin patch
we went on a hay ride too!!
Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

we even made tacos, a family tradition passed down from grandmother simmonds
what a memorable halloween for us all

Photobucket

Friday, October 23, 2009

still kickin'

oh goodness, i really feel so out of it when i don't write here on the blog...
like it's my job and i've been out sick or something.
moving is hard and i feel so behind in every aspect that i don't know where to start, but i'll start here.

bayley is growing and turning into the cutest and sweetest little girl i ever could imagine. she surprises me every day with her smarts and her charm is truly captivating. i am learning so much from this little munchkin.

i haven't taken nearly enough photos, but i'm slowly making enough time to capture these all too quickly fleeting moments.

yesterday she learned how to say snack "nack"
juice is "muka muka" (not sure about that one but i don't care as long as i can understand)
balloon is her favorite word even though she has mixed feelings about the actual object, it's a love/hate relationship
finally found out what "bubby" meant.......puppy!!
she says "no" and "more"
her vocabulary is quite impressive
she calls grandma donna "magu"
this girl loves to dance!! today my dad and i took her to the craft fair and we had to pry her away from the oldies band singing. she was actually getting much more attention than the actual band with all her crazy dance moves. *must videotape more*
i will post pictures within a couple days, i have lots..
and she's starting to try to dress herself and put her diaper on by herself, it's so cute...
goodnight for now

Thursday, October 1, 2009

boxes and bestfriends and mud -- oh my

so we're moved
not done unpacking of course, but who would be with a 15 month old who likes to explore and get into everything!!! this morning, she approached the "baby-proofed" electrical outlets and exclaimed "no no no" as she began to remove the plastic safety plug....so much for those.
i'm sitting here listening to the lovely sound of a dishwasher sing, and i think i will say that she is one of my new best friends (dissclaimer: she cannot replace my real best friends though who helped me watch my baby and move and pack for which i am eternally grateful for) thank you Chara, Sarah and Lyndsy so very much. and thank you to all of our friends and family for all of your love and support.

the drive up was hard
saying goodbye to my hometown, sobbing to my mom and saying goodbye to my grandma and all my friends
knowing that i will have to learn my way around a totally new place, unpack, work on my business, and keep bayley entertained is kind of stressing me out, but i always pile everything up in a big smashed ball of stuff instead of dealing with it one load at a time.....like laundry. which reminds me, we also have a washer and dryer yipee two more friends. although, i had it even better at home because my mom did all of our laundry for us and she is much more fun to talk with as well.
anyways.
we are a 10 minute walk from the beach and i'm learning my way around slowly but surely.
i have come to one conclusion, that unpacking and organizing while Adam is at work is downright impossible. well throw in that we have stairs and no baby gates yet and it makes sense. this morning i thought i would go onto our lovely patio and water our little garden. by the time i was done, bayley was making a soup out of kitty's food and water and kitty was mad and began digging her way to china in the mud. i then had to juggle bayley and the kitty door, get inside only to come find the oatmeal exploded all over the microwave (this microwave has some serious wattage!!).
so we're learnin'
and trying to settle into our new home one box at a time.
routine and regular stuff will set in before we know it and we will miss the craziness i am sure. because that's how it works-anything that isn't catastrophic (moving is borderline catastrophic in my opinion haha) will be missed, no matter how bad you thought it was, memories are made and it molds you and gives you character and strength. and we are so blessed
and life goes on...so goodnight for now.