Today some of my really good friends from share group threw me a baby shower. It was so sweet of them to think of me and everything was so perfect! They know me so well b/c we definitely had Chick-fil-A nuggets that I ate WAY too many of... my favorite!!! I love having this group of girls in my life and I am so thankful for their friendship! They are the best and I am going to miss them so much!
Yesterday Maddox and Cooper had a playdate at my parents' pool. Cooper had never been in the pool before and Maddox has not been a fan of it in the past. But they both did really well and had fun playing together. Maddox is getting more and more used to the water so it looks like we might be able to take advantage of our neighborhood pool in Tallahassee after all! After swimming, they played inside for a little bit before heading home to take naps. We are going to miss our frequent playdates but rest assured they will still happen (right Lydia??) :)
This weekend was such a fun one... I had been planning a girls' weekend for months and it was a blast! 4 of us mommies from church had a little getaway in Atlanta complete with manicures, pedicures, Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, IKEA, games, girl talk, etc... It was a much needed break and so much fun to get to spend time with my mommy friends before we move. But as much fun as we all had, I was so ready to get back and see Daniel and Maddox. They had some great bonding time while I was away, but I missed them both a lot! So this afternoon we had a little fun outside with the water hose. Maddox does great in his bathtub, but is not very fond of pools, sprinklers, etc. I went outside to water the flowers and he kept getting closer and closer to the water until eventually he decided to just go all in. Maybe the pool will be next??
Last weekend Maddox got to spend the weekend with his grandparents in Nashville. He had never been there without us, so we thought it would be fun for Lolli and G to spend some time with him alone before we move. He had a great weekend and was really good (so I hear!). I had to share this picture from the weekend b/c I just thought it was too cute not to...
Maddox and Owen Kate are just over a year apart and I hate that they don't get to spend more time together! She is such a cutie and is growing so fast! Sweet cousins!! :)
...and 5 more to go! I finished one of the bumpers several days ago and have not had a chance to work on the others b/c I have been working on other projects. They are almost totally finished and when they are, I will post a picture of all of the bedding actually on the bed. I am super excited about it and it turned out better than I expected. Here it is:
These have been super fun to make and I have been able to learn how to do a few more things in the process. I can't wait until it's all put together and in her little room!!
We probably should have started long before now, so this will be our life for the next little while... packing and dodging boxes all day long! We got started Saturday night and I have to say, it was a lot of fun!! Lolli and G took Maddox for the weekend and gave us some time to get things together and have a weekend to ourselves. We cranked up the music and got started with the kitchen. I never dreamed we would have 15 boxes JUST from the kitchen, but I guess we have more stuff than I realized. We decided to tackle the toughest room first and it only took us about 2 hours... not too bad! I guess there are benefits to having a small house after all! :) Progress is being made!
I am nearing the halfway mark, now and am finally feeling pregnant. I have felt pregnant from the very beginning as far as sickness goes, but because I have been so sick, I have not felt like I looked pregnant until very recently. I have finally gotten energy back and it feels great! I am feeling her move more and more and love the way it feels so much! I only have one more appointment with my doctor here before we move. I am a little nervous about changing doctors and delivering at a different hospital, but I guess that's all a part of it! Our sweet little girl will be here before we know it! :)
I wanted to make something really girly for our sweet baby girl, so I googled different ideas online. I came across this tutorial for adding ruffles to the bottom of a onesie. I decided to give it a try and while there are several things I will change next time, I kinda like it...
I got to work on the crib skirt this morning and I finished it this afternoon... I had no idea what to expect since I have never made one before. But I have to say it really was not hard at all. I followed a tutorial a friend sent me, and went from there. I am going to be able to make all of the bedding for around $80.00 or less... super exciting!!! I had never sewn pleats before so I was nervous about that part but they turned out so good! Here is the progression of the project...
I fully expect the bumper to be a LOT more complicated! I hope to get started on it soon! More pictures to come!
Daniel and I got married on November 22, 2008 and we are having a blast enjoying married life! We moved to Tallahassee, FL in August 2011 where Daniel works for a bridge engineering company and I am a stay-at-home-mom. We are blessed to have 3 children. Our son, Maddox, was born March 23, 2010. Our first daughter, Maclain, was born November 25, 2011, and our second daughter, Miller, was born October 4, 2013. We are super busy keeping up with life, but we wouldn't have it any other way!