Saturday, October 31, 2009

trick or treat

I used to never really care about Halloween.

It was my least favorite holiday.

But now, now that I have a two year old I love it!!

Every holiday and celebration is so bright, so fun, so joyous sharing it with Sophia!

Tonight for Halloween we headed to our good friends Jeannie and Wayne's house.

They moved about 30 minutes away to a small, quiet town.
I love it.

I felt like we were in a movie with all its small town charm.

This is Sophia's third Halloween but I feel like its her first. She was 2 weeks old the first time and last year she had the flu.

This year was a BLAST!!

My Little Witch!

Having a pre - trick or treating snack! Gotta fuel up before heading out!
I got my cool sunglasses, I'm ready!
Let's get this party started!
First time trick or treating! Such pros!!
Thomas leading the way!

ooooo scary!

Enjoying the fruits of their labor!!
Alex feeding Sophia a smartie. What a good friend!

Monday, October 26, 2009


i got a lovely email today from my aunt melanie asking of i still made my babybloom barrettes and if my etsy shop was still up and running.

to answer this question my etsy shop still just lays dormant waiting for me to fill it up!

i have been doing some pretty cute stuff lately.

I have generally given away most of the treasures that i have made.

this little treasure is a headband i made for sophia for her second birthday.

when the day came to wear her pretty pretty outfit she wasn't feelin it.

she wore the pretty skirt but we funked it up with striped tights and a hot pink sweater instead.

i think i will be filling my etsy shop with lots of headbands in bloom...

pretty pretty ones and funky funky ones!

thanks aunt melanie for giving me the little nudge i needed!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I'm sure im the last to know

but i just discovered picnik

love it

and its free

cant wait to play around with it more!

This took me two minutes...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

time to bring in the big girl bed

Today we took down Sophia's crib and replaced it with her big girl bed!

I had to hold back tears, I wasn't expecting to get so emotional about it.

Pretty soon she'll be hanging Hannah Montana posters, sniff.

But for now my little two year old loves her new bed...

...wearing a witch costume and all.

One day I hope to get her a sweet headboard and make her a cute bed skirt too.

I had previously made her the mini duvet cover for her crib. I just made her the plain white duvet cover (with my amazing serger!) and miraculously made 6 perfect button holes on my regular machine. I have never been able to make a good button hole...ever. Then while my mom was here visiting she introduced me to the "button hole foot", who knew?! Fabulous! I am gaining more and more confidence with my sewing skills!

On a side and sentimental note this is the bed that I bought myself when I was 18 and first moved out on my own.
I never imagined it would one day be my baby girls bed!

Friday, October 16, 2009

build-a-bear adventure

Last week Sophia got to go visit Build-A-Bear.

It was tons of fun!

Sophia built a bunny.

Her name is Pepper.

Visit my mom's blog for a cute video on the days adventure!

On her way to go build a bear! Shopping is in her blood!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Sophia's favorite new movie is Annie.
Well one scene in particular..."Let's go to the Movies".
...turn the kitchen light off!
We watch this scene over and over and over again.
She must have her pretty skirt on so she can dance.
Here is Sophia's interpretive dance to "Lets go to the Movies"

Monday, October 12, 2009

sophia is two!

Happy birthday my sweet cherry pie!

We are so thankful that you are our girl!

Mommy and Daddy love you more than words can say.

We can't believe our "baby" is two!

In honor of your second birthday we had an all out Strawberry Shortcake party!

You loved it!

Hooray, today is my birthday party!

Waiting for my guests and having a drink

Here is my cake!

Here is my party table!

I'm the birthday girl!

Mom, your singing is a little out of tune

Time to make a wish and blow out my candles!

Me and some of my peeps!

Time for presents!
Thank you to all of my friends!
I got spoiled!

playing with my new little people farm house

Time for some more daddy time!

It was such a fun and special day.

The birthday girl woke up with a cold but she was a trooper.

Sophia loved her party and still asks where her cake is.

She asked to sleep with her life size Strawberry Shortcake balloon.

We compromised and the balloon got to hang out beside her crib.


Monday, October 5, 2009

love this girl

to jump!!
And I love....
this girl!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

cousins - side by side

Lola inherited 40 lbs of Sophia's baby clothes!

So now when i see all the cute photos of Lola I say aww and think I have a pic just like that of Sophia!

I will try and not be too silly about doing side by sides all the time but its too cute not too!!

You have to remember that Sophia was born almost 6 weeks early.

So in the bottom picture they are just about the same age according to Sophia's adjusted age.


Sophia at 8 weeks Lola at 4 weeks

Sophia at 8 weeks

Lola at 2 weeks