Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hello Spring!!

I rarely do something for myself or buy myself something anymore. Why?? I don't know. I think it's something that moms do to themselves over time. You always want to do things for your kids, spouse, family and friends and somehow you push yourself to the back of the line.

I've been sad and stressed the past few weeks and I think the reason why is I always put other things first. I can't do that anymore. Once in awhile I need to ask for help and take time out for me, so I did that. Anders watched the kids for a few hours and off I went by myself. At first I felt guilty about it but then I realized it was nice. I went and looked at the craft stores, ate lunch, tried on shoes and went to look at purses.

Instead of only looking...this time I bought myself something. I got a new purse and the matching wallet. I love it!! It's the new fabric line of Vera Bradley called "Make Me Blush." It just says spring to me and it makes me very happy and we all need some happiness, right?


Saturday, March 27, 2010


Yesterday, we were traveling up to Indianapolis and along the highway we saw a factory. This factory had the big smoke stack and steam was coming out the top. Hayden saw this and got real excited and started pointing and telling us to look and how they were busy today working and making this...

He thinks the factory was making CLOUDS!!! It was a sunny day with blue skies and big fluffy white clouds and this factory was making them and popping them out of the smoke stack!!

All of us were giggling and he was just so excited seeing the factory busy at work making clouds. Oh, what goes through the mind of a 4 year old little little boy. Glad we were able to hear some of it yesterday.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Beauty Tips

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

2 Year Appointment

On Friday morning we went to the pediatrician for Lily's 2 year appointment. We were doing fine till it was time to step on the scale. She's afraid of the scale. I asked if Hayden would stand on the scale first to show her it was ok. Did big brother help. No way!! I think he's afraid too...really, it's just a scale. Anyways, we got her to stand on it while she had her eyes tightly shut and mouth open wide screaming.

Once we got in the room she calmed down as they've got butterflies on the walls and this cute funny picture of a frog in a chair. Lily doesn't call frogs - frogs but she calls them ribbits. All was going fine.

Then we hear the doctor in the hallway and I tell them that he's coming soon and I bet we're next. Hayden leans over to Lily and says "Hey Lily, you're going to have to get a shot." This causes Lily to start saying "no, no, no" and grabs her shoes and says "shoes on." Hayden and Lily have a doctor kit and they play doctor on Pluto and me all the time. They think it's funny to give people shots but when it's one of's not funny anymore.

Within minutes he comes in and she's ok with it. Not too bad. He listened to her heart, checked her ears, eyes and then asked me some questions. You could tell Hayden was stressed about it. Even the doctor called him her little bodyguard. We were done with everything except that final shot. Then the nurse came in and Hayden then tells her "Hey Lily, here's the shot. It's gonna hurt." Again, eyes closed and mouth open wide screaming. It was over in the blink of an eye but she hated the tiny bandaid and wanted it off.

With clothes back on and two animal crackers later from the nurse, we were doing ok. Me...a little sweaty and frazzled but we were done. In all the commotion I forgot her statistics sheet and had to go back in to get it. Here's info:

Weight - 25 lbs. 6 oz in the 36% growth percentile

Height - 34 1/2 inches in the 79% growth percentile

Developing perfectly and a little advanced in some things but he said that is due to having a sibling close to her age. She wants to mimic what he does. We made it and no more shots till kindergarten. I just got confirmed what I already knew. I got a perfectly healthy and happy little girl.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010


The countdown begins...


Monday, March 15, 2010

Bento Box Hello Kitty

Isn't this just the cutest? It's Hello Kitty made out of food in a bento box.

A bento box is a Japanese single-portion meal. It usually consists of rice, fish or meat, and pickled or cooked vegetables. Wouldn't this be a cute thing to see when you opened the lid to your lunch box?


Friday, March 12, 2010


I have found something that is wonderful and I can't believe that I haven't found it sooner...Copic markers. Wow!! They're pricey but oh so nice!! I only own three markers but the three that I own, I love them.