Monday, September 14, 2009

There's a Party in my tummy!

Okay, not really. But I turned on Yo Gabba Gabba this morning, because I needed a distraction for Bella. Shoot me, I used the power of the magical picture box to keep Bella from having to be in my lap.

We have recently hit a couple of milestones that i want to share with you all! The first one is, we just started meats into her diet. Did chicken last night. I *think* she liked it, but the texture threw her off a bit and she wasn't sure.

Another milestone is she pulled herself to a standing in her crib! Totally time to lower the mattress! The biggest one is that she now had TWO, yes TWO teeth! They have just broke through the gums, and every day they are showing more and more. There is even bigger news.. my daughter has gone away from the norm on this one.. her teeth.. they aren't the bottom middle. They aren't the top middle. They aren't the lateral on the bottom, or on the top. They appear to be her cuspids. (For those of you not familiar with that term, it would be her 'eye teeth' or 'vampire fangs'). I was worried about this at first, but not so much now. If my Bella wants to be a vampire, she can be. =) I don't know for sure that's what teeth it is, it could be the lateral ones up top, but at this point, she still looks like a vampire!

I've also gotten one of her costumes made. I made a tutu for her ghost costume, and now I just need to make the bow/headband and get her some black leggings or knit tights. The tutu was amazing easy, once I got all the Tulle cut. I did realize that I didn't have QUITE enough, but it still came out okay, and looks fantabulous! I got the ghost onesie at Wal-Mart. I also got a pumpkin onesie as well, and will be making a black and orange tutu for that costume =) I can't wait until I get it all together!

This past weekend Kevin has been fighting a cold.. and today I woke up with a stuffy nose, a
sore throat, and the start of a cold sore. I had some orange juice this morning, and toast. I am going to drink a few more glasses of OJ through-out
the day to try and give my body a boost of Vitamin C. I can't really afford to be sick.

Not only am I having to take care of Kevin (which I don't mind.. but why is it when guys get
sick it's like they are on their deathbeds?) but
Bella has been teething, and having moments of fussiness/clingyness, and if I get sick, it will just be REALLY hard for me. Of course I will deal and do what needs to be done, but really, it would just be a lot easier if I was NOT sick. So, I'm making the attempt to get better before I get real sick.

I need to get better, because this Friday I am hosting a Pampered Chef party, and if we are still sick, I will have to cancel, and I am really looking forward to it! We will be making Spinach Carbonara Pizza at the party, which is super yummy, and will be having some chocolate mint triangles, and I still have to come up with a couple other "finger" foods. =) I will go shopping on Wednesday or Thursday for all the ingredients. =)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Labor Day weekend! The weather is nice and cool here, not quite pool weather, but nice enough that you can enjoy yourself outside =)

I'm on my way out the door, but i have more pic to upload later today!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Some more pics!

Was playing around in Photoshop..

The Best reason about fall!


Standing up!

What's on my shoe?

Here are some more "fall" pictures =) you get two posts because it wont let me put them all in one post!

I'm falling!

My neighbors flowers.. so pretty! Was playing with the focus on the camera...

Bella with her new boots on.. they are a bit too big yet!

I love fall, and so with the cooler weather, I decided to take my camera on a hunt of things that made me think of fall. I also took some pics, just so I could play with PhotoShop. =) While we were out, Bella and I took advantage of our neighbors swingset (with their permission, of course!) and had some fun on a beautifully, wonderously, splendid "fall preview" day!
Lots of leaves already falling!

Fall means apples, which means homemade applesauce and yummy apple crisp!

Bella is always fascinated with the grass...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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