Saturday, February 24, 2007

It's done!

Amelia's room is finally done. I put her curtains up today. The theme is surfer monkey, it's pretty cute.

This is some of the stuff she has ( my camera is at my friend's house.)
This is the bedding...

and one of the pillows...



and I got her this clock too. I love it because the monkey hulas.



I also bought her some cute things on ebay, some prints someone made that have hula monkeys as well. The thing that bothered me is there are no curtains that go with the set. So, I bought a set of sheets and made valances and a few other things out of them. i think I'm also going to make a pillow for the rocking chair. (I'll add more pictures later.)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I had the best birthday..

February is a busy month for me holiday wise. My anniversary is on Valentine's day, and my birthday is a few days later.

This year, Jeff amazed me with all he did.

He sent me a huge bouquet of pink gerbera daisies for our anniversary. They are beautiful. Then Friday I got the first part of my present. My mom and grandma flew in Friday night. I had no idea until that day, that they were coming. It was a great surprise!

Then Saturday I went shopping with mom and grandma, and got this.



I have never bought an expensive purse. The couple nice purses I've had, Grandma has bought me. LOL

It's so silly spend that much on a purse, but I love it. It feels wonderful to the touch. I probably won't get another purse for a very long time, but that's okay. Now I just have to keep Amelia from smearing crud all over it.

I got another huge bouquet of Gerbera daisies, these ones were all different colors.

Then my birthday got even better. We went to have dinner at Don Jose's. While we were getting out of the cars, I saw Kathy, and then Jenn, drive by. We walked in and there was a whole group of people.


Kathy came in with a cake and balloons. OH MY GOODNESS it was the yummiest strawberry filling in the cake. Fresh strawberries in cream cheese filling. It was heaven. I sent the leftovers home with other people, so I wouldn't eat any more of it. :-)




I got some really nice gifts, and we had a really nice time. There were probably about 30 people there. It was great. :-)

All in all, it was a great birthday.

Here's Amelia at Grandma's hotel.




(There are a bunch more pictures I"m trying to post but blogger won't let me. Stupid blogger.)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007



Three years! That's how long Jeff and I have been married. It seems like so much longer. In a good way. Sometimes I don't remember life before Jeff and Amelia. And I certainly wouldn't change anything.This picture is Jeff and I outside the "Little Chapel of the Flowers" in Vegas. Yep, we went to Vegas. We had a blast. Thirty of our best friends and family were there. No one showed up just for the food, it was just people who really wanted to be there. We had so much fun that weekend. That's my sister Sarah and my brother in law Christian in the picture with us.

While I was looking for a photo to add to this post, I found this one. It's my dad and my niece Dorothy. Even though he could be a pain, I miss him. It's been almost a year now since he died. It's still hard sometimes, even though we weren't always that close.






Monday, February 12, 2007





I got some candy for Valentine's day and Amelia found it.





Then, much to her dismay, I took the box away.


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This is a funny little video of Amelia with the box of chocolates. For some reason my videos show up so much darker on dropshots. I guess because the resolution is worse?

On turning 2...





Amelia is two now. She is doing amazing things. She can count to 13. She can sing most of the alphabet (She gets confused after qrst and goes back to the beginning.) She is almost completely potty trained. She is speaking in sentences. Over the weekend, Jeff heard her say "daddy please open the door" when she was done with her nap. She loves Dora the Explorer. She loves to sing and dance. She hates to be wet or poopy, and will usually change herself if she has an accident. She is so curious about everything. She has an amazing memory, and is great at repeating what we say. "Kitty get down!" is one of her favorite things to say. She can climb to the top of a huge playstructure and go down the slide. She loves the swings. She asks to go "bye bye in car please". She is so smart. She will move the dining room chairs around the house so she can reach what she wants. She knows where things go, and is starting to help put them back in their place. She says "Bless you" if someone sneezes. She asks "You okay?" if someone coughs. She is so independent. Sometimes when she gets mad she will hit mommy or daddy. But then she will pat us and say, "sorry". She loves her friends. She talks about Abbie often. Anytime she colors she looks for her. She also loves her friend Jack. She now knows when we turn on Jack's street, and starts yelling "Jack, where are you?"


It seems like so long ago that she was the small fragile newborn that I was holding in the picture below. Now she's a person. This mom thing is the most amazing, hard, crazy, thing I have ever done. And I have a feeling it's just going to become more so.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Funky

I've been in a blogging funk lately. I was sick, then Amelia was sick, and now there isn't much going on to write about. Oh well, such is life.

The birthday party went really well, there were around 30 people there, it was basically playgroup on Saturday with a bouncer. We had the party at Kathy's house because her backyard is way bigger than mine. Amelia loved everything. I think her favorite gift though, was the box that Michelle and the boys' gift came in. She carries the box all over the house filled with all sorts of things. She even uses it as a chair! Silly girl.

I started going to the gym again. I've been going in the evening after Jeff is home and after we have dinner. It's so nice to get out of the house all by myself. The most wonderful part though, is I each machine has it's own tv. So I can watch whatever I want for half an hour. No Jack's big music show. No Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. No sports. Just random krap. I love it.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Look how small she was!

Disregard the blank look in my eyes, we had just got home from the hospital. She was only 6 days old.


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