Thursday, February 28, 2008

Busy Week

I have no idea where this week went. I've been busy this week working and shopping Kid's Market. (A bi-annual consignment sale here in town). I blinked and it's Friday.

Just a couple things to share from the week:
  • I made my first purchase for the new baby. I'd love to find a matching one for the "Big Sister", so I'll have to look online for that. Thanks Alissa for finding this!

  • Natalie's had some favorite toys this week:Her mini piano, her Pooh Jack in the Box, and her magna-doodle. I don't know how I manage to not have a pic of her with that magna doodle. She's been dragging it around everywhere. She likes for John and I to draw on it, while she sits in our lap.

  • I found some bookcases on craigslist this week, so I am really ready to get Natalie's room done so we can move her over. I hope to get that almost completely done this weekend. I just have been dreading going through the last of the junk we have piled in that room. But my motto is going to be, "I will not be afraid to throw stuff away that we don't use." Now if I can just stick to it.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Another Eye Shot

I have two 5x7 Mother/Mom picture frames that I got for Mother's Day last year and I have yet to put pictures in them. So I thought I'd go through some pics and find a couple I like to order for the frames. I found this pic. It's from last November. Her many expressions keep us entertained. But what amazes me, is how her eyes change color. They are a green-ish brown, but sometimes they look so green and sometimes they look so brown. And sometimes my nose looks so huge. LOL!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Picture of the Day

I actually took this picture a couple of weeks ago. Those eyes. They get me every time.
We are almost recovered from our bout with the crud we had. Thankfully John hasn't gotten it. Hopefully it will stay that way.

And.. I have been totally obsessed with scrapbooking this week. Staying up way too late. In fact I'm headed to bed as soon as I post this, and this is early for me this week. I've even been planning out pages in my head as I fall asleep. It's pitiful I know. I can't believe that in my first trimester, when I had such an aversion to anything scrapbook, that I actually worried that I might not enjoy it again. HA! Here are my latest two. First one is for Scrappin' The Music. Based on the Song " I Love You, Always Forever". And the second one is for scrapjacked based on a layout by Jill Horby. That pic of Natalie and John just had to get used twice, it's so cute.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Weekend Scrappin

This weekend, I participated in an online crop over at
It was a ton of fun, and I got so much done thanks to their challenge prompts.

Here are just a few of my faves:

You can see the rest of them on my SIS Profile.

We have been kinda puny in out house the past 2 days. Just trying to get over a bad cold and congestion. I hate seeing my baby cough. It makes me want to sit around and hold her all day. On my part it also stinks not being able to take much of anything. I've drank like 5 bottled waters today in hopes to flush this mess out of my system.
Despite Natalie's puniness, she stays in good spirits. This has been one of her favorite toys the past couple days!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

The above picture was totally by accident. You'll also notice a white cord next to her head..she was playing with the blind cords.

Let me just say that I have some serious respect for photographers. Especially when they are taking pictures of toddlers. The last time we took Natalie to get her picture taken, she had just turned one. She was standing, but not walking yet. Today, I decided I was going to try to do a photo shoot of her for Valentine's Day. It is SO HARD to take pictures when she can get up and walk off! Regardless of that, here are a few that I was happy with.

That last one of both of us was tough to get. How in the world do you get the camera to focus, to set on a timer. Obviously, I wasn't in front of it when I was trying to focus, because I needed to be able to reach the button. HA! And here's my belly shot at 5 months.

Now I'm gonna get the girl fed and down for her nap. I plan to print out these pics, along with a few others, and make John a small album to give him tonight. Talk about waiting til the last minute!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Once Upon a Time

There was a little girl named Natalie who was waiting to find out if she was going to get a baby brother or baby sister. She wasn't sure what had gone on earlier that day, just that they had watched something fuzzy on a TV and mommy and daddy had gotten excited. But for now, it was lunch time.
So after finishing up lunch. Dad has a little talk with Natalie. "There's something fun we have to tell you Natalie. Soon you will have someone to play with. Now you get to tell our family and friends if your getting a brother or sister."
Natalie wasn't sure what to think when Daddy told her the news, but she was excited to tell everyone, so mommy helped her make a sign, for the announcement...
Mommy is gonna have a baby...........

"Boys are yuck!" thought Natalie. "This calls for a celebration. Bring on the ice cream."

Natalie was enjoying the ice cream, but thoughts of her new baby sister were floating around in her head. "What exactly does this mean?" She wondered. "I'm still daddy's little girl right?"

"Of course, sweet girl." Dad answered. "It just means Daddy's heart's gonna grow a lot."

So much to my surprise, we are having another GIRL! After all, pink is my favorite color.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Guessing Game

The time is here! We find out tomorrow if babyW is a girl or boy. To be quite honest, in the beginning I was really hoping for another girl. I think mainly because, that's what's familiar to me, and plus we have all girl clothes, pink blankets, etc. But after taking the Drano test, it has confirmed my gut feeling that it is a boy. If you haven't heard of this, you take Drano crystals and pour your urine over them. If they turn brownish in color, then you are having a girl. If they stay a green-blueish color, it's a boy. Mine were green. It isn't anything scientific and will tell you it doesn't work, but I just had to do it for the fun of it. And also, if you ever try this, make sure you have a separate person take the stuff outside and pour your urine over the crystals because it produces a strong chemical reaction with lots of smoke and pregnant people don't need to breathe that. Neither does anyone, probably..LOL.

So...make your guesses! I wanta know what you think! Another girl? Or will I be shopping for lots of blue over the next few months? And here's a big sloppy kiss for good luck on the guesses!

And my 3 pages I completed with the girls at scrap night, Friday night. Merry Christmas! hehe..

I'm ready to start doing some Valentine pages!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Challenge Blogs

I've said it before, but I LOVE scrapbook challenge blogs. Here are a few from the past few days.

Scrappin' the Music:
The song this week is "world" by Five for Fighting. Had never heard this song before, but the lyrics are great. The journaling on the page (lyrics from the song) reads:
What kind of world do you want. Build a masterpiece. Think Anything.
These two are for Scrapjacked. They are celebrating their one year anniversary, so there are a ton of layouts to "jack" and get inspiration from.

That's all for tonight.

Saturday, February 02, 2008


Just some random photos from the last couple weeks.

Attempting to put on her shoes:

She loves to brush her teeth:

Helping daddy drain the waterbed (can you tell she was attached to that mickey hat for a couple of days?):

Giving daddy some kisses:

Finally facing forward in her carseat!:
And finally, doing a little dance on the catwalk!:
To explain that last one a little further, every week over at Scrap in Style, they choose a handful of layouts from the gallery and feature them in a special section of the site (called the catwalk). This past week, the above layout was chosen! I have a handful of layouts I've done this past week, that I haven't posted here on the blog. So, if you'd like to see them, just go here to my SIS profile.