Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Couldn't Have Said It Better....

I have been feeling like this a lot lately, but couldn't put it into words...so I won't even try!

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Water Baby

My little man is becoming a regular water baby. Friday night, we went to my sister's house and she bought a little alligator pool for Daniel. He was so excited when she added the bubbles that he said, "This is a cool pool!" When it was time to get out, I stripped him down to dry him off when he decided he wasn't finished yet...thus the next picture. I have more pictures (unsuitable for web publication) that will be used as blackmail when he starts dating! :-)
This last picture is from our ward Pioneer Day activity. Daniel played in the water from the time we got there until the time we left. I forgot my camera, so my friend Janel sent me some pictures she took. Daniel is the one on the back of the alligator with his head turned away. He had so much fun that he didn't want to leave, even when they turned off the water!
On another note, Daniel has gotten to where he likes to be rocked before going to sleep at night. At first I thought it was a nuisance because he used to be so good about going to bed on his own.
But tonight, while I was rocking him and listening to his primary music, I thought to myself, "It doesn't get any better than this." Pretty soon he won't want me to rock him anymore, so I am just going to enjoy it while it lasts. I love my sweet boy!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Weekend Update

This weekend began on Friday with Aunt Michelle and Uncle Jake coming in town to take Daniel on his first excursion to Chuck E. Cheese. I wish I had brought my camera, but I'm afraid the only picture I would have gotten was one of wide-eyed amazement. When we first walked in, Daniel didn't know what to think. Games and music and pizza and candy and prizes.... He got to play a few games while waiting for the pizza to come, then ate some pizza and played some more. He didn't want to leave, but he got excited when it was time to turn in his tickets for prizes. He ended up with two cars, an inflatable hammer, and 8 mini Tootsie Pops. Let's just say he was in heaven! And to top it all off, Aunt Michelle and Uncle Jake got him a new train too!!

On Saturday, Adam was busy studying for the bar, so Daniel and I stayed home to clean. I am definitely in nesting mode and desperately trying to get things organized. I cleaned out the cabinet where I kept my crafting supplies and found some things I had completely forgotten about.

We then hauled the cabinet to the curb (it was cheap and falling apart), then we proceeded to rearrange the living room and take the big green chair and ottoman out of Daniel's room. I didn't have the forethought to take a before picture, so those of you who don't know what it looked like before, sorry. But I am liking the new arrangment. I like to change things up every now and then...it is therepeutic for me. Next task: Daniel's room.
Our Sunday was nice and quiet. We had a good day at church, and while Daniel was napping, Adam and watched a movie. Very relaxing.

And yesterday, I decided to tackle cleaning out my closet. I was halfway finished (I had everything taken out, just had to go through it and put it back in) when the rod holding all of Adam's clothes fell and dumped ALL of his clothes onto the floor of the closet! I had to call Adam (in the middle of his studying) to pick up the part we needed to fix it so I could put everything back. In the middle of all this, I could only think, "Why do I bother??" Anyway, I got it all sorted and put away, and now I have 3 garbage bags waiting to be hauled to Goodwill.

And Daniel has a newfound talent....coloring on things he shouldn't.

On another note...World Market, oh how I love you! Raspberry syrup for my lemonade and Baci for my tummy!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mom's Night Out, Boys' Night In

Last night, I had the opportunity to go to a Mom's Night Out where we would be making bows. Last time they did this, it was at my house, but I wasn't really into it seeing as I only had Daniel. But, I have a newfound interest in this, so I was super excited! When I left the house, the boys were busy enjoying Daddy-Daniel time and playing trains. Adam even built a large track so Daniel could "ride the rails".

When I first arrived, I was admittedly a little nervous. I am good with paper crafting, but I have never ventured into the realm of ribbon/fabric and sewing. There was a little bit of sewing involved, but, thankfully, it was mostly hot glue! We started off easy by making baby headbands out og knee-high stockings. Very simple, and you can attach different bows to it, so it is also very versatile. I will definitely be making more of these in different colors. Then, we did the lace flowers. I love how vintage-looking they are. I also made a felt flower with a button center...now I just need to get a small clip to glue it to. Lastly, we moved on to making the boutique-style bows. This was the hardest for me, but after doing it once, I think I can handle it. I was happy with how it turned out, but I definitely need to practice more!

To make things even better, when I got home, I dug through all of my scrapbooking stuff and found a plethora of ribbon!! If only Hobby Lobby would get some more alligator clips in stock... I am excited to try making different styles, so let's just hope that Olivia has some hair!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Aquarium, T-Ball, and Bubbles

This weekend, Mommy and Daniel went to stay with Gigi and Poppy for a few days. On Friday, we were off the the Aquarium in New Orleans. Daniel was so excited that it was all he could talk about for days! He would say, "We are going to see fish and sharks and sea turtles!" On the way there, we passed a Lucky Dog vendor...I was so excited because I have never seen one in person, much less eaten one, so I had to snap a picture.

Daniel was immediately mesmerized by all the different fish he saw in the aquarium. He would just watch and stare while saying, "Look at this! Look at that!"

Gigi and Daniel had a great time exploring the Aquarium together.

After leaving the Aquarium, we stopped for a few minutes on the Riverwalk so Daniel could gaze out over the Mississippi.

After our long day, it was time to head back to Gigi's house for some much needed R&R. Daniel slept while Mommy and Gigi went to Hobby Lobby...can't get much better than that! After getting some ribbon to make bows and a new Cricut blade, we headed to Wal-Mart in search of potty training pants for Daniel...more to come on this adventure later!
On Saturday, Daniel was itching to get outside and play in the backyard...something he doesn't get to indulge in often at home due to our living in an apartment and lack of fence. Anyway, he wanted to play baseball. When Daniel plays baseball, it ends up being more like golf, so Gigi got him a T-ball set. This worked out much better! He is getting pretty good! He even fields his own balls!!

When the sprinklers came on to water the grass, Daniel decided he wanted to put on his bathing suit....even though Mommy knows he won't get wet. He has major issues with getting water in his face or on his head...but he loves being around the water. He just runs around it instead of through it! After that got old, Daniel moved on to the bubble gun. That is one of his favorite toys!

One thing I forgot to get pictures of was the "train tracks" Daniel and Gigi drew on the front porch with chalk. When he saw that the tracks he drew last time had been washed away, Daniel told Gigi, "Get the green and yellow (Crayola) box." Man, that boy has a memory like an elephant!! He even remembered right where she kept it! Poppy made Daniel's favorite meal for dinner...spaghetti and meatballs. He ate it up and then proceeded to ask for some brown cookies (Oreos)! All in all, it was a wonderful weekend, and we were sad to leave. I know Daniel is looking forward to his extended stay in October when Olivia arrives. We love you Gigi and Poppy!
On another note, Daniel loves his cousin Halle so much that he just had to climb in the Pack-n-Play with her!