Monday, December 13, 2010

Weekend Recap

My weekend started early Friday morning.
Olivia, my Nanny & I went to Murray to eat at Dumplins
and then went to Wal-Mart to do some grocery shopping.
Here's Olivia before we left.
I just love this little outfit. =)
After some good food and shopping,
we came back home and
spent a much needed quiet afternoon at the house.
Since it's been pretty chilly outside,
we decided to just stay in for the night and
I made some chicken noodle soup.
My parents came over and ate with us
and mom & I worked on Owen's curtains in his room.
(I'll have to post some pics later)
After they left, this was the scene of Ben & Olivia.
She is such a mess.
She will lay in the floor with her head on pillows, her stuffed animals,
blankets, anything soft and make the cutest little face.
During one of her 100th times of doing this,
Ben laid down in the floor beside her.
Too precious. =)
it was pouring down rain, cold rain, at that, but that didn't stop us,
we decided to take Olivia to see Santa at the mall.
I wasn't really sure how she would do.
I was hoping for a cute "happy" picture of her and "Ho Ho,"
but as you can tell from the picture above,
that was not the case.
She did not like Santa.
So all of us had to get our picture taken with Santa.
(Yeah, it looks real lovely, not so much).
After the lovely Santa melt-down,
we went to eat lunch and came home and relaxed.
It was a nice quiet evening at home.
we woke up to it snowing!
Our first snow of the year!
I don't know why, but I've been one of those crazy people
who has been wishing and dreaming of SNOW!! =)
So finally, it's here. YAY!
So anyways, we got up and went to church
and then I needed to go back to Wal-Mart to get some
more milk and extra food so we wouldn't have to get out anymore.
Before we left for church
I put some pinto beans on in the crock-pot.
I don't know what it is about winter
and the cold weather and the snow,
but I was CRAVING a warm, comfort-food type of meal.
So when we got home,
I fixed some mashed potatoes with gravy, cornbread,
added summer sausage to the beans and baked a picnic ham
& then I made some chocolate chip cookies.
It's a good thing I don't have cravings like that more often
because Ben & I would end up weighing 500 lbs. Ha.
But, boy it sure was good.
Last night, my parents came over again and ate with us.
They took Olivia home with them to spend the night.
I'm so glad they did because this morning we woke up
and it's 10 degrees outside!!
Yes, it is COLD!!
So I'm glad I didn't have to get
my little sweetie pie out this morning.
Thanks Mom & Dad!! =)
I hope everyone had a good weekend!
I know we sure did!


Oh by the way, please be praying for us.
We finally have my c-section scheduled for December 30th
unless I happen to go into labor before then.
I go back to the doctor today,
just for a check-up,
so we'll see.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Little Owen's Room

So... when I was pregnant with Olivia
we had her room done, finished, complete
(I think you get the point)
by the time I was 20 weeks pregnant.
Everyone says with your second child things are different.
I definitely believe them.
Owen's room still isn't 100% complete.
I mean, come on, Ben just finished painting
and getting the furniture moved in a few weeks ago
and there's nothing on the walls and
we didn't even have a rug or a lamp until yesterday.
Thankfully my mom went shopping
and bought a rug and a really cute lamp.
So here's what his room looks like so far...
Here's his sweet little bed.
I just LOVE his bedding.
I can't believe that I found all of it at Twice Upon A Time
(a consignment store in Lone Oak).
I got the bedding, bumper, valance, diaper stacker & quilt all for $60!
Yeah a really good deal!!
Here's my glider, yes I know that it is pink,
but that was because it was first in Olivia's room
and I had also bought it from Twice Upon A Time
last year for $50!
And it first came from Babies In Bloom... yeah $50.
I can totally deal with the pink. LOL!
Here's his little dresser and his new lamp.
We originally had his changing table on this wall,
but I decided to rearrange last night
and I'm liking the dresser on this wall instead.
Then here's his changing table.
I just LOVE his furniture.
We bought it from a friend of ours for a really good price!
Now only if we can get some pictures on the wall
his little room will be complete!

Olivia Talks to the Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I think Olivia's shirt sums up my feelings about
Grandparents quite nicely...
Who needs Santa... when I have Grandma?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I don't know about you,
but Christmas is in full swing around our house.
I'm so excited because Olivia has several Christmas outfits
and she can finally wear them! =)
(I'm a nerd, I know). ha!
Here she is from this past weekend...
Is this not the cutest outfit?
My mom got it for her last year at Plaid Rabbit
at their end of the year sale.
I just LOVE IT!!
Sorry for the poor picture quality...
I was using my IPhone.
And then here she is with her "Aunt Allie."
I just love this little outfit too.

I'm so excited because Christmas is just right around the corner.
This will be Olivia's first "real" Christmas where she can actually open her own presents and have somewhat of an idea of what's going on.
This year we will also be welcoming Baby Owen into our lives!
I can't wait.
Yes, we're going to be busy busy busy,
and our hands may be FULL,
but so will our hearts!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Olivia 13 Months

You are now 13 months old!!
What are you up to these days...
You LOVE remotes and cell phones!
You're so funny because you will pick up a remote or cell phone
and put it up to your ear and say "Hi!"
It's the cutest thing.
And just the other night you took the t.v. remote,
pointed it toward the t.v. and changed the channel. ha!
You are one smart little girl. LOL!

You've really started walking more the past few days.
(I'm so glad..
I was starting to think that you were never going to walk).
You look so cute when you walk because you're so little,
it's really sweet to watch.
You also love walking on the couch.
This makes me a nervous wreck,
but you just think it's the greatest thing in the world!

We're trying to break you from your bottle and
so far I think we've done a pretty good job.
You only get a bottle at night before you go to bed
and that's only sometimes.
Other times we can put you in your bed with just your paci
and you go right off to sleep.

At your 12 month check-up the doctor told us to get rid of your bottle and your paci,
but I just can't take everything away from you at one time.
I mean, come on, you do have a little brother on the way
and he's going to have a bottle and a paci,
so as long as we get rid of all of it before you go to school
I'll be happy. ;-)

You're a talking machine!
You just rattle and rattle!
Half of the time I have absolutely no clue what you're saying,
but you sure are telling me about it.
Words that you say the most are:
Hi, Mama, Dada, Bye, Baby, sometimes Bubba, Mimi, Pop Pop (referring to Poppy), sometimes Pa (referring to PaPaw), sometimes Pap Paw.
Those are the only ones I can really think of right now.
And girlie, YOU LOVE TO EAT!!
Whew, you eat and eat and eat!
We've only found one thing that you don't like
and that's the pasta salad from Majestic.
Your daddy gave you some the other night
and you took it out of your mouth.
I was in shock because usually you'll eat anything. Ha!
You are really starting to like your sippy cup.
You LOVE water and your now starting to like juice a little more.

You're just growing up too fast!
It's hard to believe that your 13 months old
and in just another month you're going to be a BIG SISTER!!
We're definitely going to have our hands full!
But I wouldn't trade it for the world!

We love you sissy girl!!
You make our lives COMPLETE!
Mommy & Daddy