Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's Garage Sale DAY!!


There is something about Thursdays that I have LOVED since I was a kid!


During the summer when I was little, my mom and I would go out to as many garage sales as we could get to! We would come home with car loads of stuff.
Sometimes we would go with my dad or brothers, but they didn't have nearly as much fun as we did. We could drive by a sale and know if it was worth stopping at. 
 
I have had my own garage sales growing up and just about one every year for the past 5 years.
{one would wonder how I have so much stuff??}

We are actually having one next weekend! (I can't wait)

My kids know that on Thrusday mornings, we will walk with all the daycare kids to the sales that are within a couple miles of us. They will get up in the morning and ask.."Is it garage sale day?"

I am all about getting used/new stuff for a great price. I love shopping at Once Upon a Child, which in a way, is kind of like a big garage sale. (but a little more spendy)

So...today we are off....to as many as we can find! Whatever will we bring home?!
People always say...."Someones junk is another persons treasure!"


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

7 Months {a little late}

   
Makenzie 7 Months
{I don't have a camera, so we had to wait for papa to take a picture}

Muffin | Kenzie | Sweet Pea


Your personality is really starting to show! 
You giggle at just about everything!
You are {always} smiling!


At 7 months...
* You are wearing size 2 diapers
* You are wearing size 3-6 month shirts and 6 month pants
* Still no teeth, but you chew on everything (your sister and brother had 2-3 teeth)
* You roll and scoot, to where you need to go
* You sit up like a pro
* You {love} your bare toes, especially sucking on them
* You love bananas and sweet potatoes, but have had, peas, carrots, applesauce, peaches, and oatmeal too
* You are such a {happy} baby
* You have taken 2 bottles in the last month, but don't take them very well
* You sleep about 10+ hours a night
* You love to always be moving
* You love being outside and going for walks, your favorite is sitting in the front seat of the stroller
* Your brother and sister can always make you laugh
* Your stranger anxiety seems to be getting a little better
 
Can you believe mommy is already planning my 1st birthday?!
Me either!

-Stats-
She is 15 pounds 13 ounces
She is 27 3/4 inches long
Her head is 44 3/4 cm
{PERFECT}


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It was time for a change!


What do you think?!

BEFORE                                                AFTER

I think I have had the same hair style since high school. In fact....my friend that cut my hair, that I hadn't seen in 10 years, said I look the same as our high school graduation. WOW...I needed a change!

Guess who else got her hair cut?!
Abby let me take her to a salon to get her hair cut. She didn't say a word and barely cracked a smile, but her hair is trimmed and cute! I just got her ends cut off, but it's a fresh cut.
I wasn't about to spend the $17.50 to get her hair cut at a kids cuts place. So...we went to Master Cuts in the mall and spent $9.00.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Productive Weekend!

   
I am in picture denial! I can't wait for my camera to come back from Canon! I go through my day thinking, I could be taking a picture of 'that!' Boo....hurry up Canon!

{Well, since I can't take pictures....I might as well knock some things off my To-Do list!}

To-Do!!

1. Organize stuff around the sink
2. Fix the sprinklers in the yard (hubby)
3. Make a cake for my brother's 30th birthday
4. Vacuum the whole house
5. Do 6 loads of laundry
6. Go through the kids toys in their room
7. Sweep hard wood floors
8. Sweep and mop kitchen
9. Clean playroom
10. Dust
11. Take stuff for the garage sale into the garage
12. Work on wedding programs
13. Put miscellaneous things in their place
14. Put up curtain rod in family room (hubby)
15. Finish the girls drapes for their room
16. Chop back tree branches (hubby)
17. Organize pantry
18. Write Abby's birthday thank you cards
19. Finish blog makeover 
20. Go through my closet and weed out stuff I don't wear 
21. Iron huge pile of clothes
 
Successful weekend!

Hopefully I get my camera back by the end of this week. I know you are all dying to see pictures of my adorable children! :)

BUT...

For now, I will leave you with some pictures from a couple weeks ago at the Garski's pool

  

   
  
   
They {love} to swim and they {love} hanging out with the Garski's!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I {Heart} The Letter Block Shop!

   
I have done a previous review on
over here, but I just can't say enough about this Etsy shop!
I really do LOVE her work!
Lara has made me these adorable blocks for Abby's room...
   
and these awesome blocks for my living room...
   
I have a sketch of some blocks that she is making me for a Christmas gift.
(I would love to show you, but they might be for you)

She has also made these gorgeous blocks for a good friend of mine...
   {I want a set for the girls room!}

Here are some of my favorites from her shop...
http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.155405405.jpg   http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.153498873.jpg
  
http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.107599101.jpg  http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.136374975.jpg
   
These are her NEW wall letters
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http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.154649262.jpg 
  
Her blocks are all hand made and her own designs! Out of all the blocks I've seen, these are the best made and painted! Lara does custom work, with custom colors and fonts! She can match your child's bedding or room decor or a room in your house. She has a huge variety of colors and fonts to choose from over here
She has a huge selection on her Etsy shop and also her website!

I only wish I had more shelves and space in my house to put more blocks. I have gotten so many compliments on the two sets I ave gotten from her. 
These make GREAT gifts too!

Lara is offering all you 20% off your order through July 31st.
{just mention my blog name with your order}

Want a chance to win a free blog makeover by yours truly?!
Head on over to The Letter Block Shop and tell me what your favorite item is that Lara makes, then come back here and tell me in a comment.
Want 5 more entries?! Buy something from The Letter Block Shop and come back and tell me what you bought.  

Friday, July 23, 2010

Princess...you are 3!


3 Years Old!

Wow...how did you grow up so fast. Just three years ago, you were put in my arms and I had the {BIGGEST} smile on my face....to be having a baby girl! 
You might be three...going on thirteen...but we LOVE you SO much!

A look at the past three years...

One Year...

Two Years...

Three Years...
  
You are still the smallest most petite little girl who loves playing with babies, stuffed animals, anything and everything princess, Barbies and Polly Pockets. You LOVE to sing...you are always singing something. You love Snow White, but will play with anything princess. You love your hair done, you like to dress yourself in the morning and can be very independent.

You aren't a very picky eater and will try just about everything. Your favorite food is mac n' cheese {just like your mama}. You will only drink your milk with a straw and still like your juice in a sippy cup {naughty mommy}. You are not very good about picking up your room and love to play with all your toys at once. You are the only kid I know that plays will all of their stuffed animals. You will wear slippers to bed, when it is 80 degrees outside and love getting into your pajamas at night.

You are the dare devil in the family. You take risks...you fall down and get back up...you are covered in bumps and bruises to prove it. You would spend your entire day at the park {if we let you}.

Your stats...
You wear 18 month shorts (cause you are so skinny), 24 month - 2T shirts, 3T pants (for the length),  and size 7 shoe. 
You are 27.5 lbs. and 36 1/2  inches tall

Abigail we love you to the moon and back and can't wait to see what this year brings.

Happy 3rd Birthday Cupcake!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Abby's 3rd Birthday Pictures

   
I am SORRY these are a lot later than her party, but her real birthday isn't until Friday!
My camera is at Canon getting fixed, so I am without one {which is very hard for me}
These pictures are from my mom's camera, we both took pictures with it at her party)


Abby's 3rd {Snow White themed} Birthday

Part one of the clan

Second part of the clan

All the kids eating

  Kendall came to help celebrate

 Opening presents...

Chase helped open some with her...he actually got excited about some of them...

...So did she!!

Uncle Nicko was helping Abby with her presents

Kenzie hanging out with auntie Ra-ra

Everyone watching the birthday girl

April and Aubrey

 A Snow White snow globe...she winds the music part up every day

She wanted a pig and she got one {thankfully a stuffed one} and a bike too!
    
I am very embarrassed by my cake this year.
{This is what I get for frosting it an hour before the party} You will see I make much better ones, with more time...here and here at her last two parties.
  
Don't look to close at my mixing colors and sloppy writing

 Family photo

My little muffin, she was so good hanging with her auntie Ra-ra, while I stay busy





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