Friday, December 17, 2010

Chris's 31st Birthday

Yesterday was Chris's birthday! I worked the night before, so I slept through half of it, but his mom came up and the 3 of them went to the mall for a bit while I snoozed. They came home with a cake and ice cream and then we went and met my parents at Texas Roadhouse (aka the peanut restaraunt as Mckayla calls it!) for dinner. After dinner we went with Chris's mom to look at some Christmas lights in Nichols Hills and then home for the cake and ice cream. Mckayla led us all in singing Happy Birthday to daddy!

Happy Birthday Daddy!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

Friday, December 10, 2010

38 weeks

Today I am 38 weeks pregnant! I know I have 2 weeks technically until my due date, but we are READY!!!!!

Updates to Olivia's room

I found a couple more things for Olivia's room!!! I got the mirror at Hob Lob and the canvas handprints, I'm proud to say, was my idea! I saw a mommy and me handprint thing online (or blue for daddy and me) and thought "why exclude the other family members by only having 2 handprints on one canvas?" so I thought that was a project I could handle...I got some 8x10 canvas on sale at Hobby Lobby, 5 colors of $0.67 craft paint, and some cute foam letter stickers! I think it turned out pretty cute! Now I'm going to experiment with hanging the butterfly thing from pink satin ribbons instead of having the floating look and maybe cover the metal part with ribbon too. We'll see. And then I've got one more idea brewing for above the crib, but that will come later!!


A few days ago before it got too cold, we took Mckayla to the park in our neighborhood. It was a long walk but we also thought the exercise might help "walk the baby out" too, but obviously that didn't work :) She had a great time riding her bike out there and made a little friend to play with out there too!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Maternity & Mckayla's 3 yr. pictures

It has taken me forever to get these posted but here they are, finally! Lacey did a photo shoot for us a few weeks ago to get some maternity shots of me, family pics, and some of just Mckayla for her 3 year pics. As always she did a WONDERFUL job and we are so so so grateful to her for her time and skill!!! Thanks a million!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Olivia's room

Well her room is finally starting to come together!!! We've found a few things for the walls but there is still more that we need to get. Chris painted the room a couple weeks ago and I got all her clothes washed so now it's just getting slowly organized and ready for Olivia's arrival!

I made this memory board!!! Thanks to Lacey's suggestion, I bought a memory board at Kohl's and just recovered it with this Olivia fabric I bought online, stapled it to the back and then stapled on white ribbon and hot glued the buttons! Yay for my rare appearance of craftiness!!
I just got this butterfly/flowers mobile thing at Babies R Us and Chris isn't too sure about it yet but I think it will look better when we get stuff up on the blank walls around it.

So that's where we are at! And I'm exhausted so that's where it stands until my next burst of inspiration!


We took Mckayla to see Santa on Monday!! Seems early? Well we got a headstart on Christmas around here and Mckayla was so beyond excited to see him! Plus we wanted to make sure and do all this fun stuff with Mckayla before Miss Olivia decides to make her appearance!!! So we got there and unlike last year where she wanted us with her, she ran right up to him, he propped her up on his lap and they proceeded to have a whole conversation (which I so wish I could have been able to hear!)!!! She was so cute, she had her hands clenched together under her chin and we could tell she was having so much fun chatting with Santa! Then she turned to the camera and smiled like a pro! We figured that part wouldn't be a problem since she got so much practice in Disney World! Afterwards she was so happy that he gave her a little coloring book and she told us she asked him for a doll house! She's been a good girl so I bet she gets her wish! ;)

Friday, November 12, 2010


Mckayla and daddy have been having lots of fun together lately playing Mario on the much so Mckayla asks daily when they get to play Mario! She's definitely a daddy's girl!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Family of Four

This sure seemed strange seeing FOUR stockings this year! Thank you to my wonderful mom for Mckayla and Olivia's GORGEOUS stockings!!! Let's hope she makes her entrance before Christmas now :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Potty Training - Day 1

Well, here was the plan for the day: lots of salty snacks (to make her thirsty), lots of drinks (to make her need to pee), big girl panties, the potty, and a day spent on the kitchen floor trying to keep the panties dry! So I laid out a towel bought peanuts, pretzels, sunflower kernels, and M&M's at her request then had an icy drink, apple juice, her princess water, and MY water jug that she loves to drink out of. We sat there and she ate snacks for like an hour and a half to two hours but she didn't drink a ton so she never needed to go potty. She seemed to be getting bored so she asked if she could color so I told her that she could run to her room really quickly and grab her crayons and coloring books. Well in that 30 seconds she was gone she had an "accident" on her closet floor. FUN. So we cleaned her up and put on dry panties and headed back to the kitchen.
This time around she decided she would just hang out on the potty and color, even though I encouraged her to only sit on the potty when she needed to go :)
A bit later she was tired of all the sitting around and she said she wanted a diaper. I didn't want to burn her out so we diapered her up, put on her cozy jammies, and then she got some quality daddy time playing Mario on the Wii! She LOVES Mario!
To be continued tomorrow...... :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Singing cards

Mckayla LOVES the cards at Hallmark that you open and they play a song and she got a few for her birthday and we got her a Halloween one so she has been singing with them nonstop! She's learned most all of the words except the Tinkerbell one is a bit more complicated :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

First of course she had to "match" her outfit :)
Then she got all dolled up and ready to go!!!
We went out to eat with Matt, Wendi, and Emily before going to Downtown Edmond for some Trick-or-Treating! Here's the girls posing for us: Princess Cinderella and Jessie the cowgirl!

We saw Abbey for a minute so I had to catch a picture of our little blue poison dart frog with the Princess :)
After we left downtown we went to the mall to see if they were still doing any Halloween activities but they weren't so we just let the girls play in the play area for a bit and burn off some energy. We had a great night!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Princess Party

Last Sunday was Mckayla's Princess Birthday party and TONS of thanks goes to Lacey for taking so many wonderful pictures and for putting them all on a cd and mailing them to me!!! You are the best! The party was so much fun, we rented out a pavilion on the pond at Hafer Park and the kids could feed the ducks and run around and then after the festivities they all got to go run around the playground for a bit. The weather was gorgeous and despite too many flies, it was a perfect party!
There were so many great pictures I had trouble deciding which few to post on here! Thanks again Lacey!