Sunday, March 27, 2011

a break

hi! i've made the decision to take a blogging break...there are so many other things i could and should be doing with my time. so thanks for reading!


this is what our weekend has looked like...too much laundry, a sick baby girl, and not much sleep for mommy and daddy.

hope your sunday is looking better than ours ;)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

what i wore wednesday

hi! here's what i wore this week...

striped tank-forever 21
skinnies (cuffed)-loft
mocassins-payless (from when i was pregnant and my feet were ginormous)
necklace-michele busch
grey tank-gap
cardi-ny & co
flower pin-made by me with help from sis
jeans (cuffed)-lc at kohl's
tshirt and cardi-old navy
jeans-guess from marshall's
necklace-planet jill
tshirt-jcrew factory
here's a close up...aren't they cute?!
i've realized
  • i LOOOOVE cardis!
  • i'm always cuffing my jeans
  • sandal weather makes me happy
what do you love wearing for spring?
i'm linking up with the pleated poppy! happy wednesday!

Monday, March 21, 2011

spring weekend

the weather was gorgeous here this weekend...a little windy, but beautiful skies and 80 degrees! mike and i attempted to do a project and got halfway through before calling in the professionals-i'll share pics once it's done.

we have these beautiful bushes in our front yard that bloom white every march, and we took pictures of sadie by the bush last year when she was super tiny, so we thought we would try again this year. getting a 14 month old to sit still by a bush is rather hard, so this is the best we got!

and our friends, the amundsens, came to visit this weekend. corey (the dad) was doing a half marathon at baylor...way to go! we had so much fun with them just relaxing and grilling out and letting the kids play. i love how luke and amelia have perfect smiles in this picture and sadie just looks irritated. ha!

their cute little family
and this morning mike was cracking me up as he was getting ready for work...the owners of the bank he works for sponsored a charity golf tournament for the private school they send their kids to, so mike and several other guys at his office had to play golf this afternoon. he was so NOT looking forward to it and hoping he would be on the "bad" golfers team because he is completely not a golfer. he plays only when he has to and doesn't enjoy it...i think it's because it's not fast paced enough for my completely sweet impatient husband! he said "maybe i could be the wait. i think caddies have to know what they're doing and like which club to use. maybe i'll just drive the cart." but at least he looks cute, right?!
and miss sadie with a classic picture face...she is way too busy to stop and smile for the camera
i loved this close up of her!
happy monday!

Friday, March 18, 2011

sadie's pictures

i got sadie's 14 month pictures done at portrait innovations today. i loved them all! but here are a few of my favorites...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

14 months

sadie isabella is 14 months old! she is soooo much fun...i love this age!

  • she weighs 26 pounds and is wearing 18 month to 24 month clothes
  • she is in between a size 5 and 6 shoe
  • the bottle is gone, she's drinking her milk from a sippy cup
  • she is down to 1 nap a day, right after lunch
  • sadie wakes up between 7 and 8 am and goes to bed between 7 and 8pm
  • she just got her 6th tooth
  • she talks a lot (no big surprise!) some of her newest words are yuckity (yucky), chuck e cheese, mimi (for mckinlee), zizi (for susanne), thank you, throw, wow, oh no, and love
  • she's very social and says hi to people every time we go anywhere
  • she loves being outside, picking up rocks and bark, and trying her new skill of walking up and down steps
  • she loves pushing her babies (snow white and ariel) around in her new baby stroller
  • she loves playing with blocks and reading books
  • her favorite cartoon is dora, she asks for dora every day
  • she also loves the disney princess sing a longs
  • she has the sweetest personality, but is starting to show her temper when she doesn't get what she wants
  • she does not have time for things like diaper changes and putting clothes on ;)
  • she will eat anything! the only thing she hasn't enjoyed lately was tomatoes. some of her favorite foods are pasta, avocado, strawberries, salmon, green beans, broccoli, sweet potatoes, bananas, and of course cheerios for a snack
  • she likes to help me do things, like clean the kitchen and fold the laundry
  • she likes to dance and she has this one move that just cracks us up
  • she is constantly on the move, as you can see from the pictures, so it's hard to get a good picture of her anymore. poor thing knows the flash is coming when i get my camera out, so she squints or closes her eyes nearly every time
sadie is such a joy and we love her so much!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

what i wore wednesday

hi and welcome to another week of what i wore wednesday! i'm linking up with the pleated poppy...go there for more fashion inspiration!

dress-201 collective
necklace-compass trading
necklace-plum boutique
jeans-7 for all mankind
necklace-planet jill
skinnies-kohl's (lc brand)
thanks for looking! i just ordered some chino shorts from j.crew factory excited to get them for spring and summer. what's your new favorite piece for spring?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

inspiration rooms!!

i have been loving looking at some beautiful inspiration rooms on different blogs this week! i'm ready to change up my living room and kitchen a little bit...not anything major. but i do want to change out pillows and some accessories and give it a fresh look. nicole at meohmy has great taste and a gorgeous house. love her living room...i want those pillows and that rug!
and her kitchen is so bright and airy...this photo inspired me to paint my pantry door!

and sadie (great name, by the way ;) at simply delicious is just inspiring. period. a labor and delivery nurse/new mom/runner/crafty crafter! wow! this photo is of her newly redone master bedroom, but this is the inspiration for my guest room. my mom gave us a beautiful dresser that she had when she was a little girl, so we're repainting it aqua. plus the guest room walls are already this color, so i'm hoping to take some great ideas from this photo and use in the guest room.
and finally, what's a post without a picture of sweet sadie belle?! i love this one of her playing at the park.
happy sunday!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

play date

last friday morning, we had a girl's play date! it was so cute to see the girls together. stella brought mikayla and melena (a little girl she babysits), and linda brought abi. at first the girls all acted really shy, but then they started playing and did really well!
abi stayed pretty close to her sugar (that's what they call linda...isn't that a precious name for a grandma?) she's adorable!
mikayla liked sadie's blocks and her new baby stroller. she strolled her baby around the living room in it.
it's really hard to get three toddlers to sit still and smile for a picture, so this is the best we got!!
we're looking forward to many more fun playdates!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

what i wore wednesday

i haven't done what i wore wednesday in a long time, but i decided to go for it this week! these are some random outfits i've worn over the last few weeks. i'm linking up with the pleated poppy...check it out for lots more fashion inspiration!

dress: anthropologie
shoes: jc penney
earrings: compass?

on miss sadie
dress: dillard's
sweater: old navy
shoes: target
white tissue tee: target
striped tank: f21
skinnies (cuffed): kohl's
flops: gap
grey tank: target
blouse: 201 collective
jeans: 7 for all mankind
shoes: kohl's
mom and sis are in this one!
dress: target
shoes: dillard's
happy wednesday!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

toddler time

we have toddler time at our library every wednesday morning, so yesterday danna and i took the kids! it was so fun and interactive. we read books and sang songs and they have this huge parachute that the kids get to crawl under (the parents too). the first week we went sadie was not too sure about it, but she had more fun yesterday and got a little braver walking away from mama.
here we are
this is a total sadie pose. she always gesturing like this and saying "go?" for "where did something go?"

phillip was so sweet to her. she would throw the plastic ball and he would go get and bring it back to her. here he is riding on the fire truck.
i love doing these little learning activities with her. i wish we had more of them here!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

new loves for spring

i've made a few purchases lately...i have a little bit of an online shopping addiction ;) blouse, loft
pencil skirt, j.crew

blouse, loft

skirt, j.crew

scarf, the pleated poppy
have you found any new springy looks?