May 29, 2014
May 28, 2014
I have yet to switch out my winter and summer clothes. I seriously hate the task of switching out my clothes and instead have been crawling into the closet under my stairs pulling out clothes from a bin. I think it's time to get it done, seeing as I've worn the same pair of shorts three days in a row this week.
I am in desperate need of a haircut and color. I want to do something difference but am nervous. I think I want my hair like this, but maybe a little longer. Chris is not a fan of shorter hair, but really he may not even notice. I wish my hair could be a bright blonde but it never seems to stay so maybe it's time I give up and embrace brown hair?
I'm not sure why I've never worn a chambray shirt in place of a coat, but I think it's the perfect summer night solution. And by summer night I really mean before 7:00 because let's be honest, I'm home by then just about every night.
And since we're usually home by 7 we need a new show to watch together. Our favorite series have been Friday Night Lights, Dexter, and Prison Break. Any suggestions?
May 27, 2014
It's quite comical the work that it takes to try to get a decent picture with Addilyn. However my sister told me the other day that she read that it takes 100 pictures to get one good one, so I guess we're in good shape.
We went to a beautiful wedding this last weekend and despite feeling that I gave myself plenty of time to leave our house, we left in a rush and I had no time to take a real outfit picture. Which is a shame because I actually did my hair and was overly proud. And really liked my dress. I got it at JCPenney recently and thanks to a $10 coupon and $13 left on a giftcard, I only paid $18 for it.
And apparently Addi isn't the only one unhappy about the picture situation.
May 25, 2014
A little behind, but Mother's day weekend may have been my favorite weekend. The weather was perfect, we did not have any busy plans and had such a great weekend together. Saturday morning I went for a run, Addilyn took a good nap and we played at the park together. We then went to Chris' moms house for an early dinner with my mom, brother and sister in law, and brother in law and kids. It was wonderful.
Addilyn loves her Aunt Lo and Uncle Jacob
my sweet niece Gracie
I'd be so happy to repeat that weekend every weekend for ever.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
May 22, 2014
outfit: c/o Kissy Kissy
We were so excited to get this adorable little outfit in the mail a few weeks ago. I've been anxiously awaiting some warm weather so Addilyn could wear it. It seems we've skipped Spring and have gone straight to summer. No complaints here though.
Kissy Kissy is a company that has been around for over 16 years and is a favorite thanks to their super soft Peruvian Pima cotton fabric and adorable prints that range from preemie size through 4T. They have outfits that are perfect for special occasions like christenings, holidays and birthday parties, but are also perfect for everyday wear, like the outfit we got.
I love this outfit because it's different than a lot of the typical leggings, rompers, onesies that we have. It's so soft and girly. I love the sweet floral pattern and comfy fabric.
Kissy Kissy's line has themes like florals, nautical, sports, construction, animals and stripes along with mix and matchable stripes, dots and solids. And there are also plenty of extra special touches like scalloped edges, and hand-embroidery. You can find dresses, one-piece outfits, pajamas, cover-ups, hats, bibs, booties and blankets. Plus you'll be in the company of plenty of celebrities like Katie Holmes, Molly Sims and Matt Damon, who are big fans of their products.
My favorite thing about Addilyn's new outfit is the little collar and little ruffles on the tiny shorts under the dress. I can't wait for her to wear it all summer long!
And lucky you, today Kissy Kissy is giving away one outfit valued at at least $50 (in a size preemie to 24 months). I love this adorable baby girl outfit and this little boy's sailors suit is too cute!
Want another chance to win? Nominate a mom on their facebook page for a chance for both of you to win $100 towards Kissy Kissy products. Enter here.
Thank you Kissy Kissy! We love our outfit!
May 21, 2014
May 20, 2014
baseball tee: old navy jeans: old navy necklace: c/o curated by kelly shoes: asos
I posted about my love for this tee on instagram and turns out others were a big fan too. I shared that I got it for $7, which I guess is slightly deceiving since I used a 50% off one item coupon. But without the coupon it's $13, which is cheap enough for me to consider buying it in another color.
I want to wear it just about as often as I want to wear yoga pants, which is saying a lot.
And yay or nay for the necklace?
May 19, 2014
I feel like I just wrote your letter last month. This month flew by too! It's hard to believe only two more months until you are one. That is almost too much for me to handle. The other day I watched your birth video and read the book I made you after you were born and I couldn't help but cry, thinking about how fast time is going. It is so fun to watch you get bigger, but I wish it didn't go so quickly.
Our biggest excitement this month was our trip to Vermont. We got to meet your sweet new cousin Annabelle, and spend time with your aunt, uncle and cousins. We had such a great time and you LOVED your cousins. It makes me even sadder that they live far away now that you are old enough to enjoy them!
Another big thing that happened this month was our first trip to the emergency room. Afterwards we realized we probably did not need to go, but we were so scared when you woke up and couldn't breathe that we took you in right away. We're still not positive what happened. It could have been an asthma attack or just a build up of mucus, but either way it was so scary. You have been sick a lot the last few months with bad colds and we are ready for you to be healthy! The only plus of you being sick is you are extra sleepy and cuddly.
Now that the weather is nicer we spend a lot of time outside. We go on walks, although you do not like being in your stroller for very long, but I am determined to change your mind and we keep going! You do love crawling around on our deck, swinging, going to the park or walking around the forest with daddy.
It's funny how your preferences can change so much from month to month. You now do not like the bath, as all you want to do is stand up on the side and try to crawl out. While it's getting a little better, you still hate being in your carseat for long. I think you just hate sitting still! You are moving everywhere, pulling up on everything and trying to crawl on top of everything. It makes me nervous that you are going to crawl out of your crib someday soon. Please don't!!!
You're eating lots of new food this month and you'll try anything we give you. So far your favorite foods are yogurt and cheese, just like your momma! You started doing some funny things when you are eating. You always put your right leg up and rest it on the top of the high chair. And sometimes you bend down and eat food off the tray with your mouth instead of using your hands. You are quite flexible. I've been collecting a large amount of these pictures because it makes me laugh every day!
You are talking more and more these days and you're little voice is so cute. You still do the occasional man grunting sounds, but thankfully have a cute little voice in there too! You definitely have a word for light and point to the ceiling and say it often. I'm pretty sure you have a word for dog too, and say "dada" for most things and "mama" when you are whining.
You're kind of stingy with your affection. You give me lots of hugs, mostly when you are tired or when you just wake up. But you are kind of picky with who and when you give hugs and kisses to. I try to sneak in kisses any way I can get them!
Ironically though, you love grabbing, hugging, "kissing" other kids. When we are at music class, sometimes you crawl from kid to kid and give them a kiss or grab them. It is pretty funny. You love being around other kids and get so excited when someone comes over. I hope you stay this excited and happy about playing with friends!
This month I got to celebrate Mother's day and it was wonderful. I feel so thankful that God picked me to be your mom. We say this every month, but you are getting cuter and cuter and more fun every month. It is hard to believe how much you change and learn every month. You're getting more opinionated, a little wild and can throw the occasional fit when you don't get your way. It makes me a little nervous about your strong willed self in the future!
Addiyln Jane you are the best. We love you more than you know and couldn't be happier that you are ours. Happy ten months!