Saturday, August 30, 2008
I spent most of last night and this morning backing up all of my files and photos so that I wont lose anything important. I hope you all have a GREAT holiday weekend!
See ya soon!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Tonight I started on some of my homemade Christmas gifts (and even bought one of my purchased gifts)! I love to make homemade gifts, but the secret to making them is to get a good head start! No one has time at Christmas to be making gifts. I started to take some photos of my creations tonight to share with all of you, but then I realized some of you may actually be receiving some of these, and I didn't want to ruin the surprise!
I really wanted to let you know that I started my gifts and encourage you all to try to make some of your gifts this year. They really make the reciever feel special and you have such a sense of pride and accomplishment when you give them! When my daughters were young I didn't give them money to buy gifts. I required them to make their gifts for their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. They really had fun doing it and they loved giving their gifts! I am so glad I did that. They learned alot and had fun along the way!
Some of you may think I am nuts for starteing so soon but did you realize that Christmas is only
4 Months OR
243 Days OR
5834 Hours OR
350015 Minutes OR
21000950 Seconds AWAY!!!!!!!!
Here is a fun link to a countdown calendar for you to keep track of when the BIG DAY is
Here Comes Santa!
Friday, August 22, 2008
I hope you have found something sweet to endulge in today!!!!
Make sure to take a picture of what you did.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Today it was Starbucks!!!!!!
Monkey had her 1st official playdate with our friend and neighbor Kenzie. Auntie Liz went and got Starbucks for herself and Kenzie's Mom. Kenzie wanted one too and there is no way there could be 3 drinks with whipped cream and straws in teh room and Monkey not get one! So Auntie liz whipped her up a special drink of milk, bananas and strawberries while she was there. The girls looked so cute playing "kitchen" and drinking their starbucks. By the time they were done playing it was nap time for them both - playing "kitchen" is exhausting!!!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
It was time for bath #2 in less than 30 minutes now! Mom went ahead and bathed her BEFORE the ice cream cone even though I told her I was going to bathe her AFTER the ice cream! Oh Well. All I can say is "That's the way to enjoy chocolate"!!!!!!!!
I hope you found something to endulge in today!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
You can see the class sample in person at the store when you stop in.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
She was so cute while Bryanna opened her presents for her. She would say "Elmo" after almost everyone. The big hit of the day was the Little Mermaid car that Auntie Liz got her! She was all over the place in that thing with a huge grin on her face. The gift that was the big hit for her Mommy was the Tiffany cupcake necklace. This is this one year old's 3rd Tiffany!
We were all beat after the party and all took turns taking a nap. But Sunday was the day to get busy! It was time to start packing and getting things ready for Monkey's birthday trip to California. Just us girls are leaving at 11am today for Disneyland! The guys will meet us in San Diego on Thursday night. We will be heading to the beach at Coronado Island and having another birthday at Poway park with Darwin's family while we are there. I plan on taking LOT's of pictures while we are away!
Well, I guess I should head to bed now, but I just couldn't leave without sharing some pictures from Monkey's party! I will be back Sunday night and will try to share some pictures early on in the week of our trip to Disneyland, the beach and the party. I hope you all have a fantastic week!
Note: Don't forget you can click on the photos to see them bigger
Saturday, August 2, 2008
So after a long day of cleaning and decorating I need to reflect. . . reflect on all of the joy I have had this past year.
One year ago tonight I was sitting in a hospital room with my daughter and son-in-law awaiting the arrival of my first grandchild. One year ago tonight I was excited and a little worried. One year ago tonight I never went to bed and wasn't tired.
The next evening I held that perfect baby girl in my arms and I loved her instantly! Even I was surprised at the amount of emotion I felt that evening.
There was the . . .
First week at home
Reflux disorder and throw-up
First giggles and coos
and so much more!
Tomorrow My Monkey will be sitting in this chair eating (or at least destroying) her very first birthday cake. Tomorrow there will be about 50 people in my house all celebrating the life and joy of Vittoria Lee!