Monday, January 31, 2011

just kidding...

we are sick...
well kinda
bayley teething with a fever
and i have REALLY bad allergies
so since i can't feel the right side of my face and can't really see out of my almost swollen shut eyeballs
this big mesh of photos and words i have planned will have to wait...
til i can function
and see

hello nyquil
goodnight world

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~Irish Proverb

at 4am this morning, bayley woke me up and had a fever
i was expecting her to be grouchy
no, not at all
the child was quite chipper
and exuberently said
"mama, i need a glass of cooooooold water i'm not feelin so well"
as we came down the stairs she yelled with even more enthusiasm
"i want to go on a merry go round!!!!!"
we proceded to give tylenol, eat pineapple and take a bath"
i went back to sleep at 7, she woke up at too

did i mention i'm delirious???

Sunday, January 30, 2011

hang on

we're goin big tomorrow...

in the mean time check out my fav purses

i got the mandy in folkloric and i love it!!!

also loving these websites

and it's day four of bayley sleeping in her OWN room!!!

We are so proud of you Bayley Boo!!!!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

life lessons from Bayley

2 year olds are extremely confident, honest and precocious

here are some fun tips from bayley that may boost your self esteem, honesty, or get you some weird looks:

put some new hairclips in your hair and walk down the stairs and say:
"ta ta ta daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i'm a princess!!!"

when some one says i love you respond "i know"

don't ever be afraid to ask questions, any questions at all, like:

mommy, what's on your lips??
dry skin

the next time you are eating dessert with someone, look them right in the eyes and say "i like you"

sing your favorite song out loud several times a day (hopefully it's not happy birthday captain from the wiggles show)

walk up to a complete stranger and enthusiastically tell them that you have bubble gum!!!

just know that you know everything, just like Bayley
and if you don't know, without hesitation ask "WHY?!"

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom


Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. ~Larry Lorenzoni

cocoons and pictures

i am so tired and all i want to do is go take a bath and eat a cup of noodles

but i also want to put up some pictures of some fun

also, i am quite devastated to find out that butterflies only live for 3-4 weeks
we are hatching some and i've become so attatched and they haven't even turned into the butterflies yet...

the whole process is just baffling to me
how do they know when to go get into thier cocoons??
why can't i "just know and be programmed" to do things like that
maybe i'm too tired to have these thoughts
maybe i'll just share my photos

hello gorgeous

baby kallie has stolen my heart and i am now the baby whisperer





trying to steal her, but they wouldn't let me...

the zoo with lynn and kiddos








korean bbq with baby shane and sleep deprived bayley



and my sweet girl who i love more and more every second
she is growing up so fast and i love every minute of this crazy toddler stage
well maybe not every minute...
like when we were at whole foods and she swiped herself a handful of guatemalan roast coffee beans and threw them over her head with all of her might whilst dripping her redberry smoothie all over the floor for three aisles.

but see now i am laughing at it and smiling so i really do love it all

and one day i will grocery shop alone

and i'll be so bored and lonely







just like daddy


"is daddy workin?"
"ya. do you miss him?"
"uh huh, i do. i love him"
"me too"

thank you for making me a delicious breakfast honey

it's time for my cocoon


"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." ~Hans Christian Anderson

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


this is my word for 2011

less clothes, less laundry

less food, less wasted

less worrying, less stress

less, less, less!!!

"very little is needed to make a happy life;
it is all within yourself,
in your way of thinking."
-marcus aurelius


off to san diego for some good fun!!

hope everyone is having a wonderful new year!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

twenty eleven

‘You owe it to us all to get on with what you’re good at.’ ~W. H. Auden

woooooooooooooooooooooo hooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

happy new year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!