Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hattie's 1st Birthday - Mad Hatter Style

Hard to believe my little baby girl is the big O-N-E already!  This year has flown by like nothing I've ever seen.  I'm not going to lie, I had her first birthday party planned out as soon as I found out I was having a girl because I knew Hattie was the name we had picked for a girl.  I even went so far as to have a secret Pinterest board so people wouldn't think I was crazy.  The only three people who knew about it were Chris (of course), my friend Kim (because she's a crazy party planner too) and my SIL Alex (hey, you made it to the blog!). Anyway, on to the party details...

The birthday outfit

The entrance


Photo props

 The awesome cake
 Smash cake set to her birth time
 11 Months of my baby girl!
 She loved opening her gifts!

 She did not hesitate when it was time to eat!

I had so much fun planning everything for this party and I think everything turned out great.  We kept it pretty small with just family and close friends so that we could really celebrate our little love muffin.  I am just in awe of what a great baby she is.  She fits in perfectly with our little family and I can't imagine what it was like before she was a part of our family.  

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

This Season of Life...I'm Over It! (Right now at least...)

You ever have those days/weeks/months where you give all you can and you just feel like it's not enough. Yeah, me either..but if I did..this is what it would sound like..

I want to pass the CPA Exam, but right now I don't seem to be able to find the time that I need to study in order to pass it.  I'm still trying but it feels like one of those unattainable goals that will never happen.

I want to be the best mom that I can be and give all four of my kids my undivided attention, but that just doesn't happen.  There's homework to do, supper to cook, clothes to wash when all I really want to do is cuddle.  I know, I know..those things will be there tomorrow but let's face it, tomorrow will be the same with more things to do.  

I want to lose weight and get in shape, but I just don't have the time or motivation to stick with a diet and exercise.  And, when I do, nothing seems to happen so I get really discouraged.  

These are just my top three things going on in my head right now.  I feel so discouraged and I'm basically having a pity party.  I feel like there are so many things going on in my life right now that have no organization and that I can't seem to control and that drives my OCD-personality crazy!  Where's that warm sandy beach with no worry other than what book to read when you need it?  

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Hattie - 11 Months!

My baby is 11 months!  Where has the time gone?  When I want it to go slow, it seems to pick up speed like crazy! Hattie is the sweetest little baby there is!  She is so fun and happy-go-lucky.  But when she's mad, watch out!  She can't throw a fit with the best of them already! In fact, she was throwing a fit tonight in the bath tub because I took her letter from her.  When she slammed her head in between her legs like she normally does, her complete face went into the water. Then, she looked at me like I had pushed her in.  It was priceless!

At 11 months, Hattie:
-is wearing size 4 diapers
-is wearing 12-18 month clothes, depending on style/fit
-is down to 3 bottles a day (8 oz).  She'll be cutting those in the next month
-is down to 1 nap a day, but is finally taking a good nap when she lays down (usually 1.5 - 2 hours)
-is sleeping from 7:00 pm - 7 am
-is cruising along on furniture and pulling up on anything she can get her hands on
-has learned "please" and "all done" in sign language
-finally is saying "mama" consistently
-loves to wrestle with anyone who gets on the floor with her
-has moved to the 1-yr old room at daycare
-eats table food at every meal (she LOVES bananas)
-is still the sweetest little love muffin ever!!
-nicknames: Patty, Daweeze, Hattie Lou, Hattie Girl