Thursday, May 31, 2012

My peanut is growing up.

Within the last month or so Olivia has changed SO much. She has so much sas and such a little personality. She isn't a "baby" anymore (although she will always be my baby).

She is SO independent.
She knows exactly what she wants.
She wants to be around everyone, so social.
She wants to go pee-pee on the potty (although tells us too late).
She is starting to communicate so effectively. She lets you know what she has on her mind!
She LOVES her daddy.
She is obsessed with Dora and Minnie (that cracks me up that she is already partial to the "girly" stuff).
She is also obsessed with brushing her teeth. And painting her nails.

I just love to see this little beauty becoming a little girl :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Laundry Room!

Remember how I talked about this laundry room that I found on Pinterest and posted about here?!'s mine now! Not exactly...but just how I wanted it. I sent the picture to my dad, and he sent it on to one of his employees, and he built it for me. The over the washer/dryer until makes the room look so much better...and more functional too!!I just have a little more decorating to do...but you can get the point. Love it.
Now on to my next project!! :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Summer Lovin

We had our first taste of really summer this Sunday! It was 80+, sunny, and we were at the lake! Ahhhh....

I am so looking forward to the summer. My kids LOVE being outside and I know that they are going to take to the water like little fishies this summer. Blake is getting so brave and Liv has always been fearless!!

Here's to a warm summer!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Piggy tails and Birthdays

Livi Kay sported her first pair of piggy tails today! Oh boy did she think that she was something special (well...she is)...she is just SO sassy and loves to look at herself in the mirror. As a mom, who is as girly as they come, this having a girly-girl is just too fun! Love that her hair is getting longer...and that she LETS me do it!

AND---it is my momma's birthday today! Happy birthday mom/nana! We sure do love you. We would be lost without you. I hope that you have a marvelous birthday and that the coming year is filled with happiness and fun!
The older I get, the more I realize how wonderful my mother is, and what a great job she did (and still does) of raising my sister and I. Love you.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My boys...

Blake has always been a momma's boy...and he still is <3....but he is taking quite the liking to spending quality time with his daddy!  It is just so cute to watch them doing "boy" things.  Blake is becoming such a BIG boy.  Ryan has been fishing with him.  Blake will reel them right in!  He is so proud of himself!

I just love to watch them together :)

Oh this just cracks me right up!!

Cuties :)

These two just melt my heart!

B was so excited and proud of himself!

BIG fishy :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Little sister is getting Vegas!!

I spend the weekend with my mom and sister in Las Vegas!! We went there to plan my sisters exciting. She is getting married on we had to go scope things out and make the arrangements....I HAD to go along as Matron of Honor...what a drag ;)

She decided to do everything at Mandalay Bay. Can't say that I blame her. It is chapel, pool, shops, etc...all so nice! She will be getting married there and then having an "in suite" reception in one of their huge, beautiful suites overlooking the strip....yay!

We got a pool view room for the weekend...and spend quite a bit of spare time taking advantage of these beautiful pool and the amazing weather {when we weren't busy wedding planning, of course}Mary and mama pose for a photo op!
Sister, sister!!
Checking out the Monte Carlo on an afternoon walk...
Bellagio at pretty!
Watching the Fountains at Bellagio!
Sister relaxing by the pool...
Heading to dinner...
Mothers day in you so much mama!!
So much fun....4.5 more months and we will be back to do it all again...but even bigger and better for the actual wedding!! YAY.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cruising around....

Now that we are getting some warmer temps here in MI, my kids are DYING to be outside. ALL OF THE TIME. It's a good thing...but let me tell you, it is a task. They are on the go, go, go!

My dad got Blake this hot rod for Christmas a couple of years ago. Livi things its pretty awesome...
And I must admit...she does look pretty awesome in it :)And Blake has been a cruisin machine on his baby 4-wheeler. He is obviously taking things pertty seriously here...
Hooray for springtime!!

p.s. Vegas TOMORROW!!! Yippee!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Snapshots from the weekend...

Just a few iPhone pics from our weekend....iPhones and awesome...but at the same time, I NEVER use my real (nice) camera anymore. It is just too easy to use the iPhone or iPad! Especially when they take such decent quality pics!

Blaker and I after I got home from work on Friday. We were WAY happy to see each other. Friday was a LONG day of meetings for it was good to be home!!

My pretty Livi girl on her way to nana and papa' you think she was happy!? :)
And my handsome Blaker...he is looking SO old. he happens to think that this Batman shirt is the coolest thing on the planet...and I got it at a garage sale for 25 cents! haha

Cousin Addy came over for the day on Saturday. The kids SURE did have fun in the bathtub :)Olivia is OBSESSED with brushing her teeth. Wants to do it ALL DAY LONG. Ha...yet she only has about 6 teethers...oh well, creating good habits, right?!?

All for now, but there is more where these came from :)

t-minus-2 days until VEGAS...yeah babay!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Still bragging about my cute kids...

Just wanted to post a couple MORE pics of my kids (what else do I ever do?!) I am in love with these pictures.
We had a BUSY weekend. Will post and share pics on all that we did tomorrow. I am working a short week this week and then heading to VEGAS on Thursday with my sister and mom! I can't wait!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My beautiful babies

The very fabulous and talented Miranda Parker of Miranda Parker Photography took my babies pictures on Sunday.

I am in LOVE with them. I just cant wait to have these beautiful faces hanging on my wall in super LARGE prints.

Ugh...I am just so proud to call these babies MINE. Love them SO much!