Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New Generation

Harrison is showing all the ladies how to play Angry Birds. It's the generation of technology. I really can't imagine all the advances in another 5 years. I remember a time BEFORE computers! Dinosaur = me.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Burlap Curtains

As many know, I'm obsessed with burlap. I was trying to find more material for Waverly's curtains b/c the panels don't quite reach across all the windows. I had a 40% off coupon for Hancocks and the white backing happened to be on sale too. I'm pleased with the way they turned out. 

Since I don't sew, I used my trusty Stitch Witchery. It killed my sister that I'm making my curtains this way! Ha ha.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Wall of Smiles

There was a contest at work called Show Us Your Nugget Face so I decided to submit the little man.

He made the final 50 cut! Click HERE to see his picture.

Okay Mama, that's enough pictures, I'm trying to eat!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Helping Hands

Waverly is a dear little lady EXCEPT when it's time to eat. She puts a hungry, hungry hippo to shame. We'll be feeding her and the food will run out. She'll look down at the empty bowl then let out a YELL followed by some screaming/crying. It's actually really hilarious. The other day she ate 4 bowls of fresh pears with oatmeal! I can't wait until she can eat everything we are, although there might not be enough food left for me :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

On The Move

Miss Waverly Ann is a moving machine. She's not getting the belly fully off the ground but she can easily get from room to room. It's just a matter of time before she really starts picking up some speed.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Poor Baby

Oh my little one has been sick all week long with a nasty bug. We knew it was bad when he didn't speak more than five sentences yesterday. Hang in there buddy. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Website Wednesday - Super Bowl Commercials

We're gearing up for the big game with our beloved Pats. Click HERE to take a blast from the past of Super Bowl Commercials.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bathroom Oasis

After months of hard work, Melissa's bathroom is finally in the completion stage. Wow, she's done an amazing job tiling and painting everything by herself. It reminds me of a room you'd see in House Beautiful.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Retail Therapy

All of us enjoyed a little retail therapy at H&M. It's been a stressful year already.

I'm actually absorbing graphic research here but incognito mode :)

Okay check this out. This is an area down from the bathrooms in the shopping center. There are two changing tables behind the curtains on the right (complete with wipes and baby powder), the left side has rockers and the back area is a kids play station. One word . . . FANCY.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


It's her first trip to IKEA. Unfortunately, it was a mad house in there (note to self, do not go to IKEA on the weekends). Her favorite part was feeling all the textiles.

Oh, the silhouettes of the palm trees, gotta love them.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Heading Out West

Waverly and I flew out west to sunny Cali to enjoy some time with Auntie M. She was a sweet heart on both flights and received many compliments.

Only in Hollywood would you see a sign like this. It cracked me up!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Lego Firefighter

Pretty soon, I think we'll have enough Legos to make our own firefighter! Have you seen the new female line of Legos? I wonder if Waverly will be an addict too?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Two Little Monkeys

These two little monkeys are really starting to interact with each other. Waverly is Harrison's biggest groupie, her face just lights up every time he's near.

The other day on the way home from school we were talking about recess:

Me: Did you play with Nate today?

H: No, he wasn't there. I played with Olive.

Me: Oh, Olive, I just love that name. What if my name was Pickle? Wouldn't that be funny? What would your name be?

H: House

Me: Oh, that's a good one too. What would Waverly's name be?

H: Manhole

I didn't have a response for this. You never know what he's going to say!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Website Wednesday - Hometown Favorites

Today's website is Hard-To-Fine Hometown Favorite, click HERE. Remember candy stix cigarettes? Big League Chew Gum? Chiclets Tiny Size Gum? It's all here. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Silly Buns

Oh little Waverly, you're such a silly buns. Her expressions never get old.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Best Cookies Ever!

So our neighbor makes the best chocolate chip cookies we've ever had but there's a problem. She won't share the recipe! I've tried to find it on Pinterest but no luck. Does anyone have a To Die For Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe? See above photo. We need it bad!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Firefighters Ride


Oh that Mr. H we just can't keep him out of the driver's seat.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Mr. Juiceman

Uncle Siege drove down for a visit this weekend and he brought along this juice maker. H was extremely excited and managed to concoct a pretty tasty beverage. Maybe we need to invest in one?

Friday, January 13, 2012

This Old House

Oh, it's the blah time of year outside for our yard and house. Normally I wouldn't post a pic of the house in January but this is the BEFORE picture! We going to make a few landscaping changes this spring and next week we're having the house painted. Okay, not all the house just the trim, gables and our laundry room addition. The addition is just plain boring, white siding that doesn't flow into the brick. I'll post a before picture of that too but I'll wait until the reveal.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ready for School?

I'm realizing each stage of your child's life leads to new concerns and worries. Just when you have one part figured out and time flies and it's time to make the next decision. Am I making sense? Probably not. Anyways, it's January and most school are registering for August. Spots fill fast so choices need to be made quickly. I have a tour scheduled today with the school down the street and I'm researching a couple of other options too. I'm shocked we're already to this part of my little boy's life. Makes me kinda sad. I wish I could just stop time right now . . .

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Website Wednesday - White & Wander

Welcome to the world of White & Wander. Click HERE to view a time worn treasures and imperfect luxuries. Their blog has really interesting finds, plus they're on Pinterest.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Six Month Stats

Miss W had her 6-month wellness check today and she's one healthy little lady. She's 27.5 inches long (96%!!!), 15 lbs. 5 oz. (35%) and her head is 16.5 inches (33%). Unfortunately, she's going through a growth spurt and teething so I haven't been getting much sleep lately. If I was smart I'd go to sleep at 7:30 when she does but there's always too many projects to finish :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Reading Nook

Isn't this the coolest idea? I'm thinking about converting H's closet into a reading nook. Then I can sneak in there and relax or take a nap ;)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sibling Love

This is her wake up smile. As soon as someone peaks at her in the crib, she flashes one of these. 

Miss Waverly's new favorite game is peak-a-boo. I love this stage.

All dressed up and no place to go.

Big brother is joining in the fun now.

Nom, nom, nom, he tastes like chocolate.

Waverly stop eating me (I hear this quite a bit).

Oh, but I love you SOOO much. xoxoxo

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Six Months!

Happy 6 months birthday Waverly! I really can't believe it but I can't imagine our lives without her. 

Every 6-month-old needs her own tutu. This was a Christmas gift from Auntie M.

She's not quite sitting up on her own but getting closer each day. She's able to get up on all fours and rock back and forth. She loves to turn on her mobile's music while laying in the crib. She's starting to have separation anxiety and likes to be where the action is at. 

Everything goes directly to her mouth . . . nom, nom, nom.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Lil Fan

Ahhh, our little fan is too cute. I'm glad we were able to convince him to wear his jersey to school today.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Whiskers on Kittens

Extreme close-up on Lucy's whiskers! Not much time to photograph these days . . . busy with work and my winter cleaning. Who wants to spend their spring, cleaning?!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Website Wednesday - What The Font?

Website Wednesday is back! Seen a font and want to know what it is? Click HERE. Submit an image to What The Font to find the closet matches in our database. Pretty cool if you're a font nerd.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sweet Baby

I love this picture because Mr. H took it.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Monthly Dates

I found this idea on Pinterest and thought it was perfect for Ryan's Christmas gift. I bought 12 envelopes and wrote down 12 different date ideas. This month we'll be staying indoors for our date and picking up some Chipotle and challenging each other in a round of Rock Band. This date is nice b/c it doesn't require a sitter.

On the back, we'll circle to date to ensure we do it. Once you have kids, it can be really hard finding time for a date but you need to make time for each without the kids :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cubes Full of Food

Waverly is at the stage where I can begin to make and store her baby food. Super Baby Foods by Ruth Yaron is my go-to guide. My favorite part of the book is the monthly guide on what their digestive system can handle. So far she's had rice cereal, bananas, sweet potatoes, avocado, squash and whole milk plain yogurt. She never refuses a meal :)