Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Teething :(

I think that my poor sweet Olivia Kay is about to pop her first tooth! She has been fighting this first one for a while...but I can feel it and I think it is about to pop through. Her big brother didn't get his first tooth until about 10 1/2 months she might beet him by about a month! We'll see I guess

She is sticking everything in her mouth now. Here she is with her frozen teething ring and some ora gel! Poor girl.

She is going to look so different with teeth! I am excited to see what she will look like...but sad that by baby is growing up way too fast.

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's Our Anniversary!!

Today Ryan and I are celebrating 2 years of wedded bliss!! Part of me feels as if we have been together FOREVER (we have actualy been toegether for 4.5 years) and another part of me feels as if we JUST met. It all just goes by in a blur! Our wedding day 2 years age was perfect (dispite the rain)! We had a beautiful wedding and an awsome reception. I wish that we could re-live that day!
We have been through a lot in our 2 years of marriage...and have a beautiful family today. Ryan is the best dad ever and I am so thankful for that! Our little Livi is SUCH a daddys girl and just lights up when he is with her. I know that Blake and Ryan will always be so close too!

I am excited to see what the future holds for us...and at the same time just enjoying our every day life! I know that life will send us ups and downs...but I am sure that we will get through it all together!! We are so lucky to have each other!!

Ryan took me out for a suprise pre-anniversary dinner date on Saturday night and it was SO good! Today he sent be a beautiful boquet of flowers to my office :)

I would say "Happy anniversary Ryan & I love you"...but I know that he doesn't read this :)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge!

Today I am linking up with Neely and Amber for the Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge. This week has been a CRAZY I haven't joined YET....but I am catching up today by answering all 5 of the posts/topics that they have hosted this week!!

Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge


Fall traditions
Fall is my favorite time of year! I love the cool crisp weather, back to school, the routine, the food, the colors! I could go on and on.
We don’t have any traditions in our little family YET…but I look forward to many back to school traditions with the kids!
I am totally going to do this….

Do this at the 1st day of school each year...and then put them all together in a book for a graduation cool would that me!?

I love this cute sign!

Fall clothes/trends/makeup
I did a whole post on this on Wednesday. Everything that I have been pinning has been for fall. I LOVE scarfs and boots. Give me some trouser jeans and a cute sweater and I will be all set! I am thinking about dying my hair a tinge darker for fall…and I may even get a little crazy and put a little auburn in there too!!


What do you do for Halloween/a Halloween Memory?
We had AWESOME Halloweens growing up. My memories of Halloween are some of my most vivid memories of my childhood! We lived in a perfect neighborhood for trick or treating. My dad would take my sister and I ALL around getting as much candy as possible. My mom stayed home and handed out candy to trick-or-treaters that came to our house.

I am excited for Halloween with Blake this year. This is the first year that he actually “gets” it. He is WAY excited and has decided that he wasn’t to be a pirate. I asked what he needed to be a pirate…he said “an eye patch”….”and a moustache”…..I told him that if that was his costume he would just be a creepy little man, so he needs a hat and an outfit too. He has been practicing his “trick-or-treat”, and I must admit he does sound pretty darn cute!!
Blake's 1st Halloween....
Blake's 2nd Halloween...

Fall decorating
I love fall decorations. For the first time ever we grew our own pumpkins this year! It is fun to have so many to choose from. We grew little ones, gourds, HUGE ones, and perfect carving pumpkins too. I have a bunch on the porch now. I plan on painting some and letting Blake paint and carve others!
I also made a fall rag wreath! It’s pretty cute.

Mine is more of a fall wreath than a halloween wreath...but you can get the point here!


Things you are looking forward to for fall
I really look forward to all that afll brings…..the cool weather, cute clothes, food. Football, Halloween, changing colors. I am even looking forward to it getting dark earlier at night. There is just something cozy about fall….and best of all, it means that Christmas is just around the corner :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oh, How Pinteresting!!!!


I'm linking up with Michelle today for Oh How Pinteresting. I am focusing soley on fall fashion. Here are some outfits that I have pinned that I am lusting after!!

I'm all about trouser jeans and scarfs! I'll take this whole outfit please.

Love the boots, the scarf....hello fall!!

CUTE sweater!! the colors. Very classy!

Love the high waited pants...I need to get some! Either I'm turning into an old lady adn wanting "mom pants"...or their tell me :)

Source: None via Annie on Pinterest

What are you pinning?!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Looking Good!!

A big THANK YOU to my friend Kelly over at 4 Kids a Mini-Van and a lot of Love (yes FOUR kids!!) who did an awesome job re-doing my blog and updating my look and header!! Poor Livi is JUST now making her debut onto the header (she's ONLY 9 months old!)....don't know where the time goes. BUT, she is there now and "Our Little Family" is complete and up to date!

Thanks Kelly!! You are awesome!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Olivia is 9 months old today!

HOW in the world is it possible that our sweet baby is 9 months old already?! I just cannot believe it! I just have to say that she is the sweetest baby in the entire world...and I just love her SO much. She is at the cutest age and I could just freeze her like this forever. She is SO happy and smiley and just melts my heart!!

She weight 18 pounds.

She wears a size 3 diaper.

She is in a size 6-9 month in clothing. She is tall and skinny!

She is a pro at sitting by herself.

She scootches like a machine...but hasn't quite mastered the crawl yet.

She is a great eater. Lover pretty much everything!

LOVES her definitely a daddy's girl!

Giggles and laughs all of the time...she is SUCH a happy child.

Still getting up 1-2 times per night to eat.

No teeth yet, but it seems close.

I could go on and on about how great she is....but I will spare you! I just love this little peanut to the moon and back. She is so cute I just could squeeze her!! I feel SO lucky to be Livi Kay's mama....and am SO proud that this little beauty is my baby girl!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday...

I am linking up with Jamie today for What I'm Loving Wednesday. It has been a few wereks since I have linked up....but I think that my life is getting back into a routine and it feels good to be on a schedule!!
1. I am loving that my mom gets to go to Denver tomorrow to visit my baby sister....but I am NOT loving that I don't get to go with her! I am jealous. I miss my sister so much. I know that she and my mom will have a great time this weekend!!

2. I am loving that Ryan is starting to feel more like himself after his hernia surgery. It was a LONG recovery. He went back to work last week and we are starting to get back into a regular routine. He has a follow-up doctors appt. tomorrow, hopefully everything looks good!

3. I am loving my sweet little Livi Kay who will be 9 months old tomorrow!! She is growing up lick crazy!!

4. I am loving my spunky little Blake William who is such a lover these days! He always wants to "snuggle" so of course we have been doing LOTS of that these days!!

5. I am loving that fall is just aournd the corner! It is only 55 degrees right now, with a high of 60 today! It was chilly this a.m., and it felt so good!!

What are you loving?! Link up here!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Blake is 2yrs.9mo. Today!

My little Blake William is 2 years and 9 months old today! In three short months I will have a 3 YEAR OLD!! That seriously just blows my mind!! I feel like I JUST found out that I was pregnant for him!!

I tried to take some pictures of him last night for this about MAJOR fail. I didn't get one since good one. He is at that age where he is on the go, go, go. Actually...he has been at that stage for sometime now!!

He weighs exactly 30 pounds and wears a size 2T....he is almost tall enough to be in a 3T now! Still pretty skinny though!!

He has moved up to the Tike room at school and has been doing GREAT with that transition. No issues at all. We are TRYING to work on potty training....but we are not succeeding. He will sit on the potty...but will not go in the potty. He says that he is scared! Hopefully he will get over that soon. I think that the diaper thing is mostly a security issue at this point.

He is SO lovey-dovey. Always kissing and hugging. I bet he gets that from us always loving up on him!!

His hair is crazy. He needs it cut AGAIN. It grows like a week and is still blonde and curly!!

He is a very social kid and gets along with anyone! He still does good with his baby sister. Since she is on the move now and into his things there is starting to be a little jealousy...but you can really reason with him, and he totally gets it!

His appetite is all over the place. Sometimes really good...other times not good at all!! You just never know.

He loves to be outside and is quite the runner!!

He is sleeping just great in his toddler bed...we have no issues there. He has always been a good sleeper!

He is SMART...of course I say that because I am his mama....bu sometimes he blows me away with the things that he knows, retains, and repeats!
We just love this little guy SO much!!


Monday, September 12, 2011

'Cousin' fun!

My cousin Casey, his wife Alicia, and their daughter Ellen came and visited us yesterday on their way back home from vacation. We had a perfect day on the lake. The weather was beautiful and the kids had fun playing and swimming!!

Blake will be 3 in December, Ellen will be 2 in December, and Olivia will be 1 in December. It is CRAZY the difference a year makes at that age! Blake and Ellen had fun and did really good playing and interacting with each other, seeing that they rarely see one another!

--these pictures uploaded HUGE and are 1/2 cut off....I will try to fix them later!!

Blake and nana having fun swimming!
Casey and Ellen

Blake has become very brave in the water! The swimming lessons paid off this year!!



We tried to get a goot pic of Blake and Ellen....pretty hard at this stage!



Looking at the fishies!
Blake and daddy!
Ellen checking them out from the boat!



Livi was a good girl and just hungout in her stroller!
Ellen loved the juice boxes!!




Playing at the picnic table!