Sunday, January 31, 2010


I've been kind of down lately and I'm not really sure why. Stress most likely.. trying to keep up with working full time, vinyl orders, keeping the house together and wanting to spend every second with my little cupcake. I guess it's not hard to figure out why I'm overwhelmed.

But today has just been one of those when I realize how lucky I am. And I am SO thankful. I can't imagine my life any different (besides the working so much part ;). I have a wonderful husband who works his tail off to take care of us. And I have the most beautiful, loving, sweet little girl. So today I just wanted to say, be thankful of every second and every bit of you life. No matter where it takes you, because it is yours and only yours.

"Promise me you'll always remember:
You're braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think."
-Christopher Robin

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The tiny monster & a tiny tantrum..

But isn't she adorable?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The big countdown!

I need cute ideas for Bella's birthday party! I can't believe she is almost 1! I'm thinking a cupcake theme or princess theme! I'm really leaning toward the cupcake theme. It would be so fun. Here are some things I really love on Etsy..

I have no idea what this has to do with birthdays..or cupcakes.. but I love it! I've bought from this seller before and I really love her stuff!

Love it. Bought it. I had it personalized with a '1' on the back and her name above it!

I've also bought from this seller.. (I think I have an addiction).. I can't decide if I want another tutu but wouldn't it be cute for pictures?! I can't decide between this one or about 10 others. She has the best tutus ever!

Love these and decently priced. I'm sure I could figure out how to make these but I love the fabrics and colors already on this one!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

11 months!

I can't belive she is almost 1 year old! 31 more days!! This last month has gone by so fast. Bella learns something new everyday. She is starting to learn new words and she understands simple sentences. She loves new cloths lately and likes to help pick out her outfit. She gets so excited going through her clothes or looking at new ones at the store. She's getting some more teeth and she is a little monster lately. I guess I can't complain since she did so well with the first 8 teeth.

11 month milestones:
Took 1st steps. 7 steps is her record!
Says mama, dada, hi Ty, uh oh, oh wow, look, puppy (kinda), yum yum, hello, hiya.
She is really good at throwing tantrums lately. She's really got the screaming thing down. My mom got a little video of it the other day when she was trying to steal the video camera away. I'll have to see if I can figure out how to add it.
She likes to tear things up. Magazines, catalogs, books..
She is really good at climbing. If she can climb it, she will.
She likes to snuggle but only when she wants to.
She likes pretending to talk on the phone.

I can't wait until her birthday party! I've already picked some things on Etsy for the party!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Living Planet Aquarium

Yesterday Bella and I talked her daddy into spending the day with us. We all went to the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy and then out to eat at Five Guys Burgers and Fries. The aquarium was a lot of fun! I thought that the octopus and jelly fish were the best. Bella really liked watching the stingrays. I ended up carrying her most of the time so that she could see better. In March they are getting penguins so we ended up buying the year membership since we are planning on going back (it's $18 per person and children under 2 are free).

On a side note, Bella took her first steps a few weeks ago. Her record is 5 steps! She does it a few times a day now. Her birthday is about a month away.