Monday, September 30, 2013

Good News on this Monday!

It's Monday.

We had a great weekend at home catching up on cleaning, laundry, playing outside, watching new tv shows, just enjoying the weekend!

On Sunday we went up to one of our good friends house to watch the Vikings game.  Coincidentally, Sunday was also their due date.  She was having some back pain but didn't think anything of it.

I get a phone call this morning from my husband and they went to the hospital this morning at 3am! No baby yet, but they are darn close!

I cannot wait to meet their little bundle - they are going to be such GREAT parents!  I am so so happy for them!

It makes me think back to when we were in the hospital with Olivia...she was so tiny.  Sometimes it is hard to remember that she was just a tiny baby, instead of a little girl with a big personality who runs and climbs on everything!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Teething Sucks...

The last two weeks we have been dealing with some major teething pain.  Olivia is currently cutting 4 teeth - and not the little easy ones either.  Of course, the start of the big teeth farther back in her mouth.  One has actually cut through.  The other three are just huge bumps. 

The nights are the worst - she tosses and turns and can't get comfortable.  Then come the painful moans.  Seriously makes my heart hurt.  Tylenol and Orajel don't seem to work at masking her pain. 

When she was born I used to joke about how funny it would be if she was born with a mouth full of teeth. Last night I mentioned it to the husband and we both agreed that it would have been awesome. 

A little weird, but totally awesome.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Playing in the (in-laws) garden and harvesting all the gourds and squash!

Monday, September 23, 2013


Today is Monday. 

A day where I wake up and feel like I need to sleep for another week.

A day where I get to work and feel like I have been gone on vacation, but instead just gone for the weekend.

A day when I can get lost in the 'ugh it's Monday' feelings.

Today I have decided to embrace Monday. 

A day to enjoy one of the first days of Fall.

A day to enjoy the cool crisp air and the Pumpkin Spice Latte in my hand.

A day to gather with my family and watch a kick ball game.

Today is the day where I start looking to the positives instead of the negatives.  Who cares if laundry gets done or the lawn gets mowed? Instead we get to spend time together, enjoying the weather, playing outdoors, and feeding the ducks.  Today is the day where I take a deep breath, relax my body and mind and enjoy the now. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sometimes I wonder...

Have you ever wished you could read minds?

I never really did until now... Sometimes I can tell what Olivia wants or is thinking.  But there are other times when I so badly want to know what is going through that perfect little head of hers. 

I often wonder if she were to somehow start talking in full sentences right this moment, what would she say?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

My Fall Bucket List...

I am so excited for Fall! Today gave me a taste, and I want more.  The day started off at about 50 degrees, I enjoyed a wonderful pumpkin spice latte, I ran outside today in a sweatshirt while it drizzled on me.  

If there is a place where it is Fall year round, someone needs to tell me! 

Since I am a crazy list person, I made our Fall Bucket List.  Writing things down helps me not forget them, and am more likely do them!  I kept the list pretty simple, Olivia is only one so she doesn't totally get the awesomeness of fall yet.  But she will - trust me! 

What's on your fall bucket list? Am I missing anything super awesome??

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My crazy girl!

My little girl knows exactly what she isn't supposed to be doing and she LOVES doing it!

This is how we are supposed to sit in our car...
But instead she insists on doing this...

We are going to have our hands full with this one!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Oxbow Park Zoo Fun!

We headed over to Oxbow Park Zoo which is a pretty little area where they have Minnesota local animals.  We went with some good friends who have a little boy who is 10 days older than Olivia.  They had a great time looking at the animals and enjoying the excellent weather. 

We will definitely be going back soon!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Taking it all in...

Tonight while putting the baby to bed I had one of those moments I just want to bottle up and save forever.

While rocking her to sleep she all of a sudden sat up gave me a huge smile and put her forehead on mine.  I proceeded to give her Eskimo kisses (touching noses).  She would giggle and lean in for more.

Usually I would try to get her to go back to sleep so she wouldn't get wound up again, but tonight I enjoyed her giggles and our moment.

A few minutes later she snuggled back in fell asleep.  I held her extra long tonight after she fell asleep.

She may be getting bigger, but she will always be my little baby.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

On Poop....

Yesterday after a very messy dinner, I was getting ready to give Miss Olivia a much needed bath. 

She loves the bath - watches me fill it up and put her toys in for her.

The bath was all ready and so was she, I took her diaper off and she took off running. Which is pretty normal.  She came back to the bathroom and stood near the doorway. 

I thought it was weird that she was just standing there.  Then I realized it.  She was making her poop face.  Oh Crap.

I grabbed some toilet paper in hopes of catching it or something I don't really know.  I got over to her and saw it.  Poop on the floor, and a little girl that was about to take off running again.

I scooped her up, got everything cleaned up, told her 'Thank you for not pooping on the carpet', and promptly sent a text to her dad letting him know what he missed.

We made it over a year without any pooping incidents so I would say we are doing pretty good!

I just have to shake my head at what parents will do for their children! Something I never thought I would be doing.... now that is love!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Cake Smash

We had Olivia's one year photos taken just after her birthday.  We just got our disc in the mail and I love them all! More photos to come I promise!

Here are the photos of her cake smash.  They turned out so good! It helps that we had the best photographer who has been taking Olivia's photos since she was in my belly!

Photos were taken by Christy Bode Photography.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Pure Happiness!

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen this picture...
 My first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season! And it was great....another reason why I love Fall!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Labor Day Weekend...

We spent Labor Day weekend at the cabin enjoying food, family, and amazing weather (for the most part!)

Olivia loved playing at the beach!
 And insisted on carrying the noodles to the car...
 This is one determined little girl!
  We spent some quality time on the boat...
 Dan got his skiing fix in.
 I tried knee boarding for the first time!

We had a great weekend! The first couple days were very warm so the water time was awesome.  The end of the weekend really cooled off so we played inside while the boys took the dock out of the water and got the boat lift pulled up on shore too!

Our last hurrah of the summer.  Kind of sad.  But you know what that means right?! Fall is coming!

I love Fall! Planning some Fall projects here soon, be excited!