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I try to be superwoman. I like iced cappuccinos, photography, design and being neat and tidy. My husband and I are homebodys - even though we've been together for 10 years, (married for three) our life is never boring. We have an almost two year old daughter who is the center of our world. Join us as we make our house a home and juggle parenthood for the first time.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Master Bedroom Tease

We're halfway there....The paint is on the walls. Now we just need the trim painted white and ceiling sanded and painted. Whoever thought that awful ceiling looked good that color blue? Oh yeah, the same guy that painted his daughter's room salmon, the half bath electric yellow and the master bath puke brown. Almost a year owning the house and we're finalizing the master bedroom. FINALLY! (Note: The color green you see isn't the right color of course...I took this later in the evening but remember my Color Splash post? The right color (Mother Nature by Behr) is shown there.

I've been collecting decor for a year. I am still struggling with an idea for above the bed - I've heard about the ceiling tile craze so I ordered some free samples. I want to head to HomeGoods this week to browse again too. What's above your bed?

And while I am at it....

What's your favorite piece of decor in your bedroom? What makes your bedroom unique?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy 3 Months Sophie!

The third month has gone faster than any other month so far. So much so that I am scared for what the fourth month will be like. Three months marks the time mommy had to go back to work. I hated leaving you -- I dreaded it for months. The positives: I work PT at my desk job now, which leaves Tuesdays and Thursdays for Sophie time! I am very happy and fortunate that I can do that. Also Menga gets to watch you 3 days a week. There is nothing better than sharing you with her! She loves you so much too. Daddy works super hard for us and mommy has her side business that is very busy too. We are already saving up for our first family vacation together! We are working so you can have everything you deserve and more.

Very close to your 3 month birthday you were making strides in development!

You are only waking up to feed once a night now and you treat us to frequent sleeping through the night sessions! You are better at head control and you favor your belly or side to sleep. You had a growth spurt towards the end of the month and thankfully that lasted a day. You are pretty adaptable to change and our schedules. You still feed about every 2.5-3 hours a day. You are at 4 oz. now, but I see it changing in the next 2-3 weeks for sure.

You drool a lot now and even though we have checked for teeth, nothing yet! We always have a burp cloth nearby for you. You also like to give us "the lip" which i have a video of. It's a pouty face. You know just when to pull it too! It gets mommy and daddy every time.

At your 2 1/2 month appointment checkup you got your shots and were such a trooper. You didn't even need Tylenol. We went to Babies R Us and got you a new fruit teether, which you like and a giraffe blankie teether. At the appt. you weighed 10 lbs. 6oz. and are now at the 50% in weight. What a difference from last appt. when you were in the 20th percentile! You still are going to be mommy and daddy's petite pea though!

You are now in 0-3 clothes and are starting to wear 3 month clothes. The 3 month clothes are still kind of big on you though! You are still in size 1 diapers. We weighed you the week of your 3 month birthday and you were 11.5 lbs! You are getting there!

Sophie, you are getting prettier and prettier - if that's even possible. No matter where we go a stranger always comments that you are "beautiful", "adorable" or "cute". I think you got the best traits between daddy and mommy. Your eyes are captivating. They are such a deep complex blue. I love staring into them.

We like taking you out for walks and you take everything in. You got to play in the grass for the first time this past month. You weren't too sure what to do with it! You are such a happy baby too. I live for your laughs and smiles. They make me do funny and crazy dances around the house. You follow me around the room with your eyes.

Sophie, we play lots of games, but my favorite is in the mornings when I set you in your lamb swing and you smile away at me. I say, "I'm gonna eat your toes!" Then I make a funny eating/munching sound and you giggle. I can't wait for a huge belly laugh - you are almost there! I heard one in your sleep once. I don't think you know you are capable of it, but you are!

This is my favorite stage so far. You aren't teeny tiny anymore, so we can play and bounce with you. You also don't have the newborn cry anymore. Not that you ever did anyway (you grunted instead!) but I don't miss the occasional angry, piercing cry. Now you wail, but it isn't so bad and doesn't happen often since you are the happiest baby. You are sleeping through the night and at just the sight of mommy or daddy's face you smile. Happy 3 months Sophie!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Aunt Amy

I'm an aunt again! Jamison William Henry was born on July 9, 2010!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lawn Care

This is what I want my lawn to look like:

This is what it looks like now:

How to fix?!!! Short of calling a company to come out, we would like to remedy the problem first. We have dry matted grass on the bottom of somewhat green blades of grass. We've raked...we've seeded...It has only worked in the places where there wasn't the matted grass. Now we bought this to help us out with that.Our lawn was neglected from the previous owner after the lovely realtor listing picture was taken. In a span of 2 weeks, he let the lawn go to crap. Thanks guy!

We will see what happens! Meanwhile, tell me how you got your lawn in tip top shape! Did you call a company? Which one? How did you like it? Did you do it yourself? What products did you use?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tell One Tell All

Normally I don't post my photography business stuff on here (I have my own site/blog for that), but I figured it was SUCH an amazing sale, hopefully someone can benefit from it.

The winner is...

As much as I would love to get all 3, this one won! I can't wait to see it on my baby girl! Thanks to etsy shop Chaleigh - Bella Bebe for making this adorable headband!

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