Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Luncheon

There aren't many things cuter than little kiddos sitting on little chairs at a little table eating little snacks!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lottie's Eye

Sometimes Waverly sneaks off and takes a little cat nap in Harrison's bed. I would too if no one would notice.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sir Fix-A-Lot

I thought it would be pretty cute if Harrison was a knight and Waverly was the dragon. He kept the costume on for maybe five minutes.

Nothing says cool like a dragon in pink shades!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Boo at the Zoo

Check out the mean faces of the alligator hunters!

Ryan is quite a bit calmer when he's holding Miss W :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tigger Costume

We broke out the Tigger halloween costume again! Waverly is three months younger than Harrison for this Halloween.

I forgot how crazy Harrison's tongue used to be! So silly. Time goes by so fast, it's hard for me to remember him that small.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Website Wednesday - Blurb

Something that has been on my To Do List for over a year is to make the blog into a book or I guess it would be books. Has anyone used Blurb (click HERE) before? The books appear pretty good . . .

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Blue Pumpkin

For some unknown reason, our neighbor across the street painted her pumpkin electric blue. I think this is why Harrison's new favorite color is blue and not black. Anyways, at first he hated it then he decided we needed to paint ours blue too. So this year instead of carving pumpkins, Harrison painted his blue. Since this is Waverly's first introduction to Halloween, we may be painting pumpkins blue every year. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Spooky Treats

I try to show appreciation to Harrison's teachers whenever I get a chance. I saw these cute/scary strawberry ghosts on Pinterest and had to recreate them. Harrison assisted me with some of the eyes but I'm pretty sure he ate more than placed.

I found these foil loaf pans to hold these spooky guys.

I made a few extra for the office ladies too. They are always so sweet to my little man. Ryan came up with the verbiage. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Crack UP

I don't know what it is about Waverly but she cracks us up most of the time. Maybe it's her "whatever" laid back nature and that sideways smile :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Happy Wedding Day!

Happy Wedding Day, Andria and Daniel! May you celebrate every day together the way you have celebrated today.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pre-Wedding Day Events

The day started out perfect with sunny skies and warm autumn weather. Upon arriving to the bridesmaids' tea, I noticed this too cute setting. Andria wrapped our jewelry up with a monogrammed tag. On our seat was a goody bag with our fabric flowers (that she made) for our dresses and we each received an antique brooch for the middle of them. But that's not all, on the back of our chair was an apron. She taught herself how to sew and picked out fabric that she knew we would love.

The crazy part about my apron is my friend Heather gave me a carrying bag with the exact same prints! I guess those girls know me :)

Here's the beautiful bride and Miss Waverly. It was so nice to be able to eat without holding a child!

Hanging out in the tea room waiting for the next activity.

Andria surprised us with a floral designing class! This is right up my alley. We all sported our new aprons.

How creative! We were able to design our own bouquet for the wedding. The florist explained the flowers and the maximum number to take. 

First we started by removing the extra leaves. The florist walked us through all the steps and was there to help if needed. 

Here's Melissa, Andria and me perfecting our arrangements.

I absolutely love how mine turned out. I was aiming for a pale, antiqutie-lookin' feel.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thoughts by Harrison

I'm not sure what Harrison was thinking when he snapped this pic. Maybe he was trying to capture himself kicking the pumpkin?

Here's our conversation last night:

H: Mama, I have something to tell you.

Me: Okay. What is it?

H: I have a hypothesis about the rocket ship playground.

Me: Okay, tell me. (In my head, I was wondering where he heard hypothesis)

H: Kids just can't go to the top because it's bolted down.

Another recent dialogue:

H: Mama, there's a ladybug poking my inside body parts!

Me: Did you swallow one?

H: No, it just crawled in.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Website Wednesday - Dear Lillie

Have I mentioned lately how much I love Pinterest? I able to discover so many cool blogs and sites. Click HERE to explore the world of Dear Lillie. She's a lover of all things creative and features a DYI section!  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Roll Baby Roll

These days I never know where in the crib Waverly will be when I peek on her. She prefers to sleep on her belly. Today she managed to wedge herself into the corner. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Teardrop Camper

First, I'm very impressed with this booth display. Diggin' the astroturf. Second, how cute is this little teardrop camper?! Ryan said it would be perfect for camping with the kids. I tend to agree :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Waverly's Baptism

Our little angel was baptized today! It was such a beautiful day, we decided to walk up to the church.

Miss Waverly flinched a little bit at first from the temperature of the water then relaxed. No tears were shed from her during the entire ceremony!

Here we are in front of the baptismal fountain with Father Andy and Waverly's godparents, Terry and Kathy.

Ryan is a very loving and patient father. I count my blessings every day :) Thank you to all the family and friends who made it to the ceremony and dinner. We love you all.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Pumpkin Vase

My mom created this beautiful floral arrangement for Waverly's baptism tomorrow. Pretty amazing!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Big Popper

Holy moly, we know how to grow some jalapenos! Just put them in extreme summer heat and water them whenever you remember :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Autumn Planting

We finally had a chance to plant the pansies and violas (with help from my MIL). It is looking super good and I can't wait to see these pretty little flowers in the snow.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Stronger Each Day

Miss Waverly is working out everyday. She has great control over her head and is starting to raise up on her elbows! Man, it goes by fast!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

This was Waverly's first visit to the pumpkin patch so Harrison had to show her the ropes. This photo makes my heart giggle!

Mr. H found a peak hole in the middle of the hay tunnel. Ahh, to be a kid again! Now we need to decide what to carve on our pumpkins. Good thing there's Pinterest!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

W's Playdate

Through my aqua moms swim class, I met some amazing ladies and now we all have our little ones to show off! Last month we forgot to get a picture. We're trying to get together each month and it's going to be crazy getting a picture of them once they start crawling! The kiddos range in age from 7 weeks to 4 months! 

Friday, October 7, 2011

3 Months!

I can't believe it's already monthly picture time! Miss Waverly is a rolling machine and has started to sleep on her belly. I'm surprised I was able to get this photo before she turned to her belly. She's starting to make raspberries with her mouth. I've heard a hint of a laugh. It's more like a high pitched squeal. Still a happy little baby. The drool is starting to come and she's chewing on her fingers. Yikes, I don't like to think about teething but Harrison's first two made an appearance around 5 months.

She constantly moves her arms in the arm with tight fists. It looks like she's always wanting to give us tators!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Kids say the darndest things! I never know what's going to come out of his mouth. Here's a few recent examples:

I thought H was picking a scab on his nose so I said . . .
Me: Harrison, are you picking again?
H: These boogers just won't stay in that's why I am pulling them out.

H was telling me about a boy in his class who just had a birthday . . .
H: "X" (I'm protecting the innocent) is SOOO big. It makes me really sad. He needs to go in the class with the bigger kids. Will you tell my teachers?

One morning after about an hour and a half of non-stop talking . . .
H: I've had enough talking!
(this lasted about a minute)

Ryan drove my car to pick up H from school . . .
Teacher: Harrison, your mama is here. No wait, it's your dad.
H: You just don't know my family.
(Luckily, his teacher told me he just makes her day)

Ryan and H had made a super cool fort above his cousin's bed. They were laying there for awhile when H finally spoke . . .
H: (Sigh) . . . This is the life.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Website Wednesday - The Land of Nod

Click HERE to enter The Land of Nod. Great inspiration for decorating spaces for children. It's under the Crate & Barrel umbrella so you know it's good.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Card Saver

If you're like me, you save all your cards but they end up collecting dust in a box. Well, my friend Shannon blogged about this great idea for displaying cards. I found this necklace at Hobby Lobby for $1.47 in the jewelry making department. It was my lucky day because it was half price. I hardly pay full price at Hobby Lobby because every week they have 50% off sales. You can find their weekly ads online.

I hole-punched all of the cards that Waverly has received and put them on the necklace. I saved a couple of ribbons from presents and added them too. Then I hung it on the door knob in her room. She'll always have a constant reminder of all the people who love her. I bought an extra one for Harrison and one for Ryan and I to share.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Alpha Rocks

The other day, I feared I would find all these projects on Pinterest and then never do any of them. SO this week I'm tackling a few of them. First up is Alpha Rocks! I found this bag of rocks at the Dollar Tree for . . . you guessed it! A dollar!

This marker is from Hobby Lobby ($1.99), which I found in the scrap booking section. 

Here's the whole alphabet in rocks. I figured it will be a fun way for Harrison to spell words and learn his alphabet. Not to mention, I think they look pretty cool.

Dontcha just love mason jars?! I'm thinking about writing words on the other side of the rocks so Harrison can form sentences (someday). 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

New Friends

Miss Waverly was able to hang out with Miss Eden today for the first time. Eden was very sweet and gentle! Aren't they a pair of cuties :)