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Monday, August 29, 2011

Link that I found pretty good....

http://totallytogetherjournal.com/the-daily-7-for-a-highly-successful-household/


Thought I would share. I'm going to try to implement some of these ideas in my own life.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Jamey's new hobby

I've been encouraging Jamey to get a hobby that he enjoys. I sew, cook and quilt and love my little hobbies and I want him to have the same. He does run, read and play video games but I want him to have something that he really enjoys. So he's decided to take up beer making! I was thinking more like wood working, but hey I'm not complaining! He got a Mr. Beer kit for his birthday and tonight he and his girl mixed up the first batch of homebrew! Mr. Beer is a beginner kit so perfect for where he is now. He's already researching "what's new" though. Here are a few pictures of he and Alyssa mixing their beer up. She enjoyed helping her Daddy and he enjoyed her helping! It's a family hobby since I have to get everything ready and do clean up!!
The official "mixer"
Adding the mix
And the yeast! It'll sit up for a couple of weeks and then he'll bottle it up and it'll sit for a while longer before he can actually try it out.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Work Baby Shower

My sweet coworkers hosted a baby shower for us pregnant gals at work Thursday. There are 3 of us that are due right about the same time so it was a joint shower. It was such a nice shower and we got lots of adorable things for the baby. Here are a few pictures from the shower.

This is the cake. My coworker Maria's mother in law made this. She did such a beautiful job. Mary and Vanessa are having boys and so the bottom tier had two little boys for their little guys, and the top was for my girl.
Vanessa made these ADORABLE diaper motorcycles!!! So cute!
And here's my pregnant self! Alyssa helped me open all the presents!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Growing up too quickly for mama!

I can't believe how quickly my 'baby' has grown up. I now understand why my father-in-law still introduces my 36 year old husband as "My baby boy." My little sweetie is growing up too fast for her mama! She'll always be that 5 lb 6 ounce baby that I brought home from the hospital over 4 years ago no matter how big she gets. This week she transitioned from her little purple tricycle to a princess pink big girl bike. We took her to the park so she could practice riding around and she did such a good job. By the end of our trip there she was zooming all over the concrete loudly pronouncing that she was "the fastest kid eva!" Our trip around the neighborhood with the "mountains," as she referred to the few hills, wasn't quite as good. Little bit does like to be pushed and anytime she had to really work at the pedals she just asked if I'd push her up "the mountain." With a little practice she'll be zooming all over the neighborhood with her mama and papa.

Here is her posing with her new bike. She's had the helmet for a while for rides on our bikes but it matched her bike perfectly and that made her extra happy!
And this picture just cause I like it and want to share it. She's gorgeous (ok I'm biased but she is)!! We had a crocodile hunt after her bike practice. The park here is by a creek and so we ran around down there in search of the crocodiles. She kept consulting the birds in the trees about where they were hiding. It was pretty adorable, but her daddy said he thinks she's been watching too many Disney movies!