Thursday, February 26, 2009

Simply Romantic

My DH is not the type of guy to send me flowers for no reason or "just because". Don't get me wrong, he almost always gives me beautiful flowers on the important days like Valentine's Day, Birthday, Anniversary, Mother's Day ... and even some of the less traditional flower giving holidays like Easter and Thanksgiving. But he has never ever sent me flowers or brought home flowers for no reason.

But what he does bring me is special, thoughtful gifts throughout the year. Like this past Sunday when he came home from the store with a HUGE smile and said immediately, "I got something for you" as he was bubbling over with excitement ... and guess what it was: a pair of my very own garden/work gloves from Home Depot. I know, I know, you must be thinking "how un-romantic" but the way he smiles with pure excitement you can just see his thoughtfulness shining through that makes them the very best gift of all and not the gloves themselves (although, I am pretty excited to have nice new dark chocolate brown suede garden/work gloves of my very own, LOL!).

I love you Dear Husband!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY sweet baby girl!

We love you very much! You were such a sweet, fun, happy girl at your party yesterday, as usual. Your constant smile and laugh bring us so much joy. We are having so much fun watching you grow, learn and explore new things. It melts our hearts to hear you say "DaDa and MaMa" every morning. Have a happy 1st birthday sweet girl.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hair Do's

I am sitting on the floor wrapping a gift. DS comes over with a comb and starts combing my hair while telling me he is going to "fick my hair". It took me a few seconds to understand exactly what he wanted to do and then it hit me, he wants to "fix" my hair, something he hears me say often to him. I correct him and say, "fix not fick.". He responds, "No Mommy, I said (takes his fingers and draws imaginary letters in the air while saying) A - O - P (then takes his finger and draws a line as if he is underlining what he just wrote and says) "fick". Okay, so I guess he is not the best speller but he certainly has down a pretty good imitation of his Mommy from the "ficking" of the hair all the way to correcting the pronunciation of a word while also spelling it out. :-)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

(Valentine) Dress Rehearsal

While DS was napping today we did what all ladies do: we tried on our outfit we are planning on wearing tomorrow to make sure it still fits (okay, correction, I tried the outfit on her that she will be wearing tomorrow). Although DD did not need anything new to fit our party's theme tomorrow (RED, WHITE and ... PINK) as she has plenty of pinks in her closet I still couldn't resist this outfit when I spotted it at Hanna Andersson recently. I absolutely adore Hanna Andersson's clothes and not neccessarily always for the style (I am not a fan of every thing I see there) but always for the undeniable high quality of the clothes and consistency on their sizing. I have yet to find another children's clothing brand that never disappoints me after many wears and washes like the clothes my children have from Hanna Andersson.

Oh, and the headband is compliments of the wonderful ONE DOLLAR bins at Target, gotta love that! (& more importantly, she actually likes wearing it :-)

Happy (early) Valentine's everyone ... where will you be celebrating this year?!


Saturday, February 07, 2009

Movin' on up

This girl doesn't stop moving. From the moment her eyes open to the moment she goes to bed she is moving, crawling, cruising, talking, screeching, eating, drinking from a sippy cup and ... always trying to keep up with her big brother. I can not believe in less then 2 short weeks she will be ONE YEAR OLD! And to think ... in only 6 months she will become the big sister that some one else will be trying to keep up with.

Psalm 4:8
But you have given my heart more joy than they have when grain and wine abound

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Zip(loc) to an organized home!

So there is an unspoken rule of motherhood that says you should not (ever) leave the house with out a baggie full of "cheerios" or "goldfish". So, like most Moms, I buy boxes of baggies in bulk.

Lucky for me and all my Mommy friends that live in the area we will all be receiving a goodie bag full of Ziploc products (including "baggies") after our Little Sweetheart and Mommy RED, WHITE and ... PINK (Valentine) party (as if treats and fun for our kiddos wasn't enough :-). If you aren't fortunate to live close by (LOL) then you can go and register to win your very own HOUSE PARTY where you too can receive fun gifts to share with your friends at a fun house party YOU will host.

Here is a sneak peek at the fun items my guests will be going home with on Feb. 13th, all compliments of HOUSE PARTY.