Sunday, 30 June 2013

A Special Year with a beautiful little girl

This post is old but I still wanted to post it because it is important to me and I want to remember it.

**From March 2013**
Awwhh I can't believe it, it's that time already.On February 28th, 2013 my little gal is one. I seriously do not now where the year has gone. We've had our ups and our downs. Breastfeeding was easier the second time round, but that isn't to say that it didn't have it's issues. We were able to make it to the 4 month mark and for that I am enternally grateful and please do not judge that I only made it month 4. Believe me I wanted to continue but sometimes life has other plans, and yes, we tried everything....extra water, oatmeal, lactation cookies, increased my calories, you name it I was there. Sometimes others are so quick to judge when they don't know they whole story. There are some people that I've encountered that are so pro breastfeeding that they don't understand that some of us just can't do it. To me it is much more important to have a happy daughter and a happy momma then to nurse. Madeline was losing weight, at 3 months she dropped to 8lbs 14oz (and this is from a little girl that was 8lbs 2oz at birth) So if that means she's on formula so be it. Maddie started using formula at 4 months and gained weight right away. Here are her 12 month stats:

Weight: 22lbs 14oz
Height: 30inches
Naps: Still 2 (am for about 2hrs & afternoon for about 1hr)
Bedtime: 6:30pm until 7:00am
Favorite Toy: Ride on Pony
Favorite Book: Maddie Moo
Walking: On her own no, but holding onto everything and walking that way.(and JUST today stood for 1 minute by.her.self!! So proud!! :D
Words: Mama, Dada, Papa, all done, more, milk, Rhonda, bro-bro, sock, shoe, tickle (she says it in 3's...ticka-ticka-ticka)
Lovely: Her lambie and blankie (and must sleep with sleep sheep)

She's a pretty little lady and I am so proud that I can call her my daughter. I love her and her brother to the moon and back and can not and I stress CAN NOT imagine life without either of them. Yes, they drive me nuts some times and they drive each other nuts (which leads me to feel like I am going crazy) but life without them would make no sense. I love you Madeline Josephine and Connor William Edward :)

Saturday, 13 October 2012

My So Called Crazy Life

Life as a mom of 2 beautiful children is definetly busy. I hardly have anytime to just sit and relax, we are always on the go! No rest for this momma :-) Right now Ms. Maddie-Moo needs to nap but she is content in her jumperoo and Mr. C is running around (in his underwear and rainboots) playing dinosaurs and robots and now he is playing resturant, bring his daddy some food and brought momma some tea and a muffin. He's silly and crazy and full of imagination and I love it. Those two make my life so more meaningful and without them I don't know what I would do. Really I guess the point of this post is well...there really is no point, just wanted to let y'all know I am still around :-) Cheers!

Sunday, 30 September 2012

The Computer-less Blogger

Sigh....the never ending saga of the computer-less blogger continues. I don't want to go weeks without a blog post so I've been blogging on my tablet but I have no sweet clue, none what-so-ever!! Luckily, my sweet, ah-maz-ing hubby just got new laptops at work and is starting to bring his home again on the weekends!! Yayyy. That means, currently at this very moment I am blogging from the comforts of a nice, new labtop. I wish it was mine, but (as my 2 year old would say) "Nope" it's not.

So now onto the planning. I LOVE it, I mean love with a capital L-O-V-E!! If I could I would go into party planning fulltime, but two issues with that, I love (again with the capital L-O-V-E) teaching too much and also, there really isn't a market here for it. So my son's 3rd birthday is September 30th and we'll be having his party on the Saturday before (which also happen's to be his daddy's birthday). To narrow down the theme was actually quite difficult. My kid is into everything, literally, no really....dinosaurs, super heros, scobby doo, robots, cars, trucks exterca, exterca. So I just let him pick and once it was picked it was done.

So he ended up picking dinosaurs and I thought "This is totally do-able, we should be able to find so many things dinosaur" Well I put my foot into my mouth.....last year I could find a million things dinosaur, this year not so much!! Luckily since I am the type A "over planner" I had months to find things.

Up next: The Big Day....Happy 3rd Birthday Connor William!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Computer Chaos (among other things)...

Oh my! I tell y'all finding a new hard drive for our old Betsy is proving to be a fest. Hubby checked in store and our 'big' city (I say big in quotations because it's really not big but we're considered a city) has limited amounts. So he's checked online and there are a few, but we don't want to pay an arm and a leg for one since Betsy is 7 years old. I have so many fun projects that I've been doing around the house, bathroom, playroom etc...A few before and afters. So stay tuned for the exciting posts once this darn PC is fixed ( or I convince hubby to buy me a laptop) :-)

Friday, 7 September 2012

This isn't a fail...

I haven't forgotten about my lovely blog, not this time. I am definitely not making this my third blog to disappear into blogosphere....My darn old desktop computer has decided to take a little bit of a vacation(one that involves probably never returning) and do y'all know how hard it is to write a post from a tablet?! ( well I can tell you it's not an easy task). So hopefully hubby can get a new hard drive and fix old Betsy up so I'll be back in action. I have some great posts lined up, like some home renovations that we've completed...stay tuned!

Monday, 27 August 2012

How do other Bloggers Do it?

I don't really understand how people can do this. I want nothing more to be one of those "cool" bloggers, think Katie Bower{from Bower Power, Sherry Petersik{ from Young House Love} and Sarah Lastnameunknown{from Thrifty Decor Chick} all rolled up into one cutie package with a cherry on top ;-) I desperatly try, I really do but this whole "take pictures, upload then, type up words, be creative, yadda, yadda, yadda...." with a 2.5 year old and a 6 month old running around {well...the 6 month is actually rollin' not running, but I'm sure y'all get the picture}. I wish my mornings looked like this...calm, peaceful, me with loads of energy, near the water...ahhh...
Instead I feel my mornings are like an episode out of some crazy sitcom and while I can't think of a name of one off the top of my head at the moment, this picture sometimes sums up what I am feeling...
I'm not saying that those girls have it easy, I know they don't, they all have young children as well. I actually admire them. The fact that they can do this makes me realize that I should be able WILL be able to do this as well and that with some determination and with some lots and lots of coffee I will get it done. So thank you for your inspiration Katie, Sherry and Sarah you girls ROCK!!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Third times a charm?

I sure hope so because I have just realized that this is the third...yes, you heard me correctly THIRD blog I have attempted to start...all the other ones I have started and then forgot about or just simply didn't blog! I really want to make this one heres to a successful if I can only make it look appealing.....sigh :-S