Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Batteries not included.

Before we left the hospital I worked with the physical therapist on some exercises I can do with Abby when we got home, other than just tummy time until she starts physical therapy to help improve her neck muscles etc. For weeks I've been sitting her in the bumbo for a few minutes at a time and helping her to control her neck muscles and finally on Sunday she sat there for about 3o minutes, I was so proud. And now when I'm in the kitchen I prop her up in the chair and when we eat dinner she's on the table with us. I'm loving it! And another great doesn't run on batteries. I never thought of batteries as a great baby shower gift but we have gone though so many batteries.

"A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it."
Frank A. Clark

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Yesterday, was our first "family photo session". I was so excited but nervous too. Even though Abby is only 9 lbs, she is stronger than a newborn making it harder to put her in "newborn" positions that you usually see in newborn pictures but she isn't quite sitting up or able to push herself up all the way, we are somewhere in the middle.
But I think I had nothing to worry about...

She was a perfect little model.
And the photographer Eve Greendale was great, she knew just how to keep her in a position and made it so stress free and fun! I can't wait to do another session when Abby is a few months older. Who am I kidding, we're going to be doing alot more of these in the coming years!

You're going to miss this
You're going to want this back
You're going to wish these days
Hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're going to miss this
~Trace Adkins

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A love connection

So on this eve of Valentine's Day, I can feel the love in the air, actually it's too darn cold to go outside so we are staying warm in the house with the heat on, but there's a whole lot of love in this house.
And I think Abby has her first crush...

This handsome little man, Baylen. I think we all fell in love with Baylen and his daddy's love for him Sunday night. I'm so happy New Orleans won, it was exciting and all but this is what brought tears to my eyes.
And even though Abby was asleep before the end of the first quarter, I caught her checking him out on Oprah yesterday, I think she likes him too.

Don't you think they would make such a cute couple?

Friday, February 12, 2010

I just had to add this to my ever growing list...

There are so many great esty shops that it is hard to find them all but my husband thinks I'm on a mission but I found these super cute "play houses" though a giveaway last night and thought I needed to share. Go over and to Mary Jane and Galoshes and enter to win one of these...

Good luck the deadline is Feb. 15

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Homemade and Wholesome

I have a love for most all things homemade whether it's a good meal, decorations, clothing, home decor and the list goes on and on. I can't tell you how many times I've looked at something and thought I can do that, then I try it and it's anything but what it was suppose to be. But every once in a while, something actually turns out nice and it never fails every time, my husband says "you should sell those" but that's the thing with homemade items, I don't think others (including myself) realize how much time goes into these items. And just because it's "homemade" doesn't mean it cheap to make.
But with that being said I love the uniqueness of all things homemade.
I love the doors that esty has opened up for those lovers like myself.

I thought I would share with you some of my favorite esty shops...

First, Little fish in a big pond

It's a DIY shop, that sells the pattern, fabric (all ready cut), thread and ribbon for pillowcase dresses.
About a year ago, before I was even pregnant I purchased a few patterns and with the help of my grandmother (which makes it even that much more awesome) we got them done and I have to tell you they were so easy!

Excuse the picture lighting, Abby was sleeping and I was trying not to wake her but I can't wait for her to fit into them as a dress and then as a shirt when she's older.

Then there is And Jane, she has so MANY cute and unique bows, this is what I ordered Abby for St. Patty's Day

The next lady, I'm yet to order from but I can't wait for the day, I seriously went though all her "sold" items a few nights ago and fell in love with so many things, I love the detail in all of her work. She makes one dress at a time and this is the Easter dress she has now.

Tell me how cute this little girl is...

And then on Saturday I got the sweetest gift for Abby from She She Made.
Thank you so much Ashley for your kindness.

But my favorite "homemade" gift of all...

Just as there is a trend toward high tech today, there is another trend toward high touch - homemade and wholesome.

Meryl Gardner quotes

** Edit**

Realized me links aren't working, if you go to esty, go to shops and enter the shop name, if your interested.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


You know the friend that I was talking about in the post prior to this...well I got these pictures from the rehearsal dinner we were at and I want to surprise her with these....


I love this one and I love her too.