Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hump Day Happiness (a day late)


This little guy makes me happy.

It's still hard to wrap my mind around the fact that I'm going to have two kids.  Two little boys.

Warner brings us so much happiness and makes my heart want to explode with love, so I have the normal fear of not being able to have that love for two babies.  But everyone assures me...it.just.happens.

I must admit, I'm getting pretty excited about the idea of brothers.  I have a brother, but we never really played together growing up.  I tried, but he didn't want much to do with me.  He had his boy friends and I had my girl friends.  Hopefully having the same sex kids will build in a playmate and forever friend! (don't get me wrong...there are plenty of brother/sister relationships that are super close...I'm just talking about me here. Oh and don't get me wrong...I do love my brother...really I do...) 
I can't wait! 

And maybe one day they'll have a little sister to protect and watch over...who knows!

What I do know is that a baby is a gift from God.  I can't thank Him enough for entrusting me to be a mama to some pretty special little boys!
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hump Day Happiness



From my family to yours!



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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas is Coming...to the Front Door First!

I pinned this pin last year. Don't you just love vintage Christmas ornaments? I sure do. I wanted to buy some at the flea market this year, but wasn't willing to pay the nearly $2.50 per ornament price!





Then over the summer I pinned this pin from 52 mantels.  I actually saved the picture to my desktop so I would be SURE to recreate it!  Sometimes with Pinterest I will pin things and then forget to go back and look at them.  I wasn't about to let that happen!  I knew this would be perfect for my front door.


I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I wanted to get started on some of my Christmas decorations.  So I made my own version of Emily's project.  Here's what I did:

I started with a big embroidery hoop and some burlap.


I printed out my words and made them as big as I thought would work for my hoop.
I ended up using a 250 pt font.  I traced my words on to good ol' freezer paper to make a stencil.


Next came the part that is really time consuming and honestly not a lot of fun.
I cut out my letters by hand with my X-acto knife.  If you have a Cricut or a Silhouette machine then you're in luck.  I have neither.



Once my saying was cut out I began the process of ironing my stencil on to my burlap.  This cute little guy really wanted to help but couldn't do much. 
Next time, sweet boy!



Once my stencil was ironed where I wanted it, (shiny side down) I painted my saying with black acrylic paint.


After maybe a minute (it takes no time to dry) I pulled away the stencil to find a perfectly painted saying.


Then I hot glued my vintage ornaments into the shape of a Christmas tree on my burlap.  I will say I considered making them look a bit more vintage by trying the nail polish remover trick, but I ended up not.  They were already a bit scratched and I'm secretly hoping that having them outside on my front door will help the "aging" process.  We shall see...


Finally, just as Emily did, I cut up a piece of Warner's diaper box and wrapped it with yarn I had in the closet.


And there you have it!  A cute and easy decoration for Christmas!
I can't wait to hang it!


Thanks for the inspiration, Emily.  If you haven't done so already make sure you check out her blog!

Now on to an advent calendar...hopefully!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Big Boy Bed...Success!

I cannot even begin to tell you how relieved I was for such an easy transition from crib to bed.

Just like with everything else (swaddling, bottles, dropping a nap, etc.) Warner did beautifully.  It is always me who gets worked up and expects the absolute worst.

Last Saturday we decided it was all or nothing!  We completely disassembled the crib, put it in the attic, and replaced it with the twin sized bed I bought at the flea market.

Warner was SO excited throughout the entire process!  He could have cared less that the crib was going away.  He was thrilled for his new bed and even enjoyed "cleaning" it!


He spent the entire time saying, "Big boy bed!  Big boy bed!" or "Look Mommy!  My big boy bed!"

After we got the bed together (minus the bedding and cute room decor that will hopefully follow at a later time...), we put him to bed just like we normally do. 

He did great.

He laid there and never once tried to get out.  Of course I was glued to the monitor the whole time, but he eventually fell fast asleep. 


He didn't cry.  He didn't roll out.  He slept.  Just as he's always done.

Nap time the next day brought the same results.  A good solid 3 hour nap like normal.

Ahhhh...such relief for this Mama!

I know that the day will probably come when the 3 hour nap stops and he tries to delay bed time or fight me on it. 

HOWEVER...

For now, I'm simply relishing in the fact that we conquered another milestone!

My baby is becoming such a big boy (and I haven't quite decided how I feel about that...)!

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Hump Day Happiness

These look like a fun little project to do with Warner! 










Check out the tutorial here.
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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Hump Day Happiness

Last weekend I was finally able to attend the big flea market in Charlotte with my aunt.  She goes every year, but this was my first time.  I must say...it was everything I imagined it would be. 

I found so many great things, one of which, was this bed!


My aunt actually spotted it first and after seeing the price (it was a STEAL) I knew I couldn't pass it up!
A perfect bed for a perfect little boy!

The minute I brought it home Warner said, "Wow! Big boy bed!"

Although the actual decorating and designing of the room will have to wait until we move (it kills me...), the move to the big boy bed is hopefully FINALLY happening this weekend!

I will keep you posted on the transition!  Wish us luck!

(Oh and I type this while my child is on hour 3 of his nap...I pray the big boy bed will still allow for those kind of naps)
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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Halloween with a Toddler...

Warner was suppose to be a pirate this year.


However, he decided he didn't quite enjoy any part of his costume that would make people know he was a pirate.
(Thus being the reason I decided not to go out and buy him a costume, because I knew this would happen)


Ross, on the other hand, did a great job of keeping her costume on!



One thing is for sure though..
This boy LOVED trick-or-treating and figured out the concept of "getting candy" quite quickly!



Happy Halloween!
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