Thursday, January 29, 2009

Aislynn can...

spell her name! A couple days ago I was trying to teach Aislynn how to spell her name with the magnetic letters. So today, I was talking on the phone to my friend Megan and Aislynn wanted to say hi. So I put her on the phone, and Megan asked her what she was doing. Aislynn told her she was spelling her name, then she proceeded to spell her name out loud while she spelled it with the magnetic letters:)
So proud...and I guess sometimes she DOES listen to us:)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


This is the story of Goofy: After we went to Disney World, Shaun did an impression (a very convincing one, I might add!) of Goofy one Aislynn started calling him Goofy instead of all the time, even in public:) So on our way to Atlanta after Christmas, we stopped at a gas station and I went in to use the bathroom. Right when you walked in, there was one of those machines with the claw and a bunch of Disney character stuffed animals...including Goofy. I was all excited so when I got back to the car I told Shaun...and it took him 3 (so $3) times, but he got it! He was hiding it behind his back and when he pulled it out Aislynn was SO SO SO excited! She was like "I love Goofy!" "Look at his floppy ears!" "He's wearing his green hat, that's his favorite!" It was really really cute, and Shaun felt like Super Dad:)
Anyways, finally got some pictures of Aislynn, "Goofy," and Goofy. Here's my 21 weeks belly:) It seems like as my belly gets butt looks flatter and flatter. My pal Susan gave me this award:) I have to list 5 of my addictions in order to accept the award:) *Sweet Tea *Cheese *Sweets-pretty much anything will do:) Let's see if I can think of anything besides food... *Chapstick-particularly the Burt's Bees Pomegranate kind * and scrapbooking:) So now I need to nominate 5 people, so I nominate: Candi Louisa Jakki Shel Brigid Copy and paste the picture in your blog and tell me 5 things you are addicted to...then pass it on!

Monday, January 26, 2009

More goodies...

We have Blonde Brownies baking right now-YEP, I'm pregnant:) Those cookies did not last long in our house, and it seems as if my fruity candy cravings have switched to chocolate. So I thought I would update my blog while I waited...they smell really good!These are of A after her bath tonight. Her toothbrush is in our bathroom and so she always wants to jump on our bed after she brushes her teeth. Silly! This was the other day...blowing bubbles... Auntie Brynne came over and watched Aislynn Saturday so Shaun and I could go on a date:) We saw Slumdog Millionaire-we really liked it!!! It was nice to see a movie, we also went to dinner-THANKS Brynne!

Friday, January 23, 2009


This was from last night, Shaun and Aislynn have been watching little parts of Star Wars (not the scary parts-Shaun fast forwards through them and covers her eyes!), while I clean up.
Last night Shaun and I were watching Good Eats, where Alton Brown was making chocolate chip today I decided that we need some:) They were quite tasty, HERE is the recipe:)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Halfway there....

This pregnancy is going by TOO fast! As of yesterday, I am halfway there...eek! I think I have mentioned this before, but one of the things that is so different about the second time is that I have done it before, lol. When I was pregnant with Aislynn, it just took forever and I was spending all my free time reading about being pregnant and babies and chatting on message boards (of course, that was before I scrapbooked!). This time I am reminded by it when the little guy starts moving is not constantly on my mind like it was when I was pregnant with A. I think I am feeling nervous about how quickly it is moving by and what it will be like having 2 kiddos...balancing everything and all that. I know we will love this little boy SO MUCH, and once he is here, it will be hard to imagine what it was like without him...but I am still scared/nervous/anxious? Just my feelings right now...any comments to make me feel like this is normal will be greatly appreciated:) Oh, and Aislynn still thinks we should name the baby "Darth Vader."Got these picture today before we headed off to the library...she seems to cooperate better when we are off somewhere fun:) I wanted to get a picture of her bundled up (this is how we do it FL style on our 2 days of cold for you mid-western girlies, lol). I love this hat:) It almost makes me want to learn to crochet! Anyways, LOVE these pictures:) Man, she looks grown up! Her long eyelashes-from Shaun:)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bath Time...

I have fallen off the take-a-picture everyday wagon already. Soooo...count me in the category that does not stick to their New Year's resolutions, lol. Here is a picture I took the other day, Saturday, maybe? I took these after bath time tonight after I realized what a slacker I have been about pictures. I used no flash with these...just had the widest aperture (f1.8) and the ISO set at 1600.
Awhile back, bath time was such a pain, but now we have a good system and A behaves for me pretty good. We set a timer to let her play in the bath for awhile, and then we wash up. I had been using baby wash cloths (the kind with the soap in them) and have been procrastinating using just regular soap and shampoo b/c I love when we are reading bedtime stories and she smells all baby like:) But now she helps with shampooing her hair and she likes that, so I gave in:) Then we play the "dry dry dry" game, where I furiously dry her off singing "dry dry dry" to the tune of that cat food commercial (the "meow meow meow" one). Then we get jammies on and brush our teeth and play the laughing game. Brushing teeth used to be another battle b/c Aislynn would always keep her mouth closed! The laughing game is where we just laugh really loud and obnoxiously while I brush her teeth...see laughing keeps her mouth wide open:)
Oh, the silly things you do when you are a parent:)
And I keep forgetting to post this, but a week ago, I had another card picked up for CARDS. It will be in the June issue. YAY!

Friday, January 16, 2009


Today A's bud Lillian came over, here they are on the couch watching The Land Before Time. When Aislynn was going to the bathroom, she called out, "Lillian is my best friend." These girls are so cute together:)Here are a couple layouts I did the other night: I made this with the December Kit from Kraft Girl Kits. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Stay warm!!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ultrasound Pictures...

Here are our ultrasound pictures from Monday...they are kinda creepy looking, but here they are:
That is his little face and hand. Those are his little legs and feet. Here is the "it's a boy" shot:)
I took Aislynn to the library yesterday and we finally got a library card, so she checked out some books. They have been keeping her quite entertained:) While we were making dinner last night, she had a drumstick and was pointing to each letter with it and saying what the letter was:) Here is my belly at 19 weeks. Whoa! No denying there is a baby in there, lol.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Today I am 27. Not too excited that it is my birthday, maybe 27 is the magical number when you realize the numbers are going up? LOL. Anyways, Aislynn kept begging me all morning to make a cake for me and Uncle Phillip, so here we did. I think licking the spoon is why she wanted to make the cake so bad:) Phillip, Brynne, Sean, Josh, and my Mom came over and we went out to eat and hung out all day. This picture is a little out of focus, but it is cute!
Check out A's cheeseball face:)
Yes, I do love close up pictures of that sweet face:) Aislynn wanted to help blow the candles out!

Still no name ideas for baby boy. Good thing we have awhile before he needs a name!

Monday, January 12, 2009

It's a...

I will post some of the ultrasound pictures as soon as I can get them scanned, I just wanted to get this up here:)
Aislynn loved the pictures and said, "That baby is soooo cute." And she thinks we should name him Laolo:)
Hope everyone had a great weekend!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

More crafty things...

I stayed up WAAAAAY too late last night, and am totally regretting it today, especially since A got up at about 7:20. But I did get a lot of things feels so good to play! I feel like I am in a groove lately! Here is a page I did to recap 2008.

I got 28 pictures on that-1.5" squares I made this with the December kit from Kraft Girl Kits. And a few cards...these were fun to make.
Did this one with the leftovers from the January kit from Kraft Girl Kits.
Yesterday we played in the backyard and Aislynn's latest thing is to dig with sticks as her shovel:)
I promise I will stop talking about my new lens...soon...but getting the lens made me read my instruction manual for the camera again and that refreshed me on how to change the white balance. It was really gray and overcast outside, so I changed the white balance to that setting and the colors looked so much better after I did that!
We got a big box from Grandma P. yesterday and there were some goodies for Aislynn in love love this picture... She LOVES her pink guitar-thanks so much Deb!!!! What a rock star:)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

18 weeks yesterday...

This was my picture I took yesterday...18 weeks. This pregnancy seems like it is flying by, so much faster than when I was pregnant with Aislynn. Maybe because I am not so obsessed with being pregnant this time since I have done it before, lol. I am definitely craving sweet tea, cheese, AND twizzlers/licorice. Expecially the last thing. Like so much that I have to get a new bag everyday. Today I bought 3 bags, so that should last a few days:) The baby is moving around a lot more now, especially when I am sitting down, it is the best feeling! Aislynn keeps telling me my belly is getting bigger, and she gives it kisses and pats it to say hi to the baby:) Today A looked so cute in this shirt that I HAD to take pictures of her in it. I took a ton, but a lot of them are out of focus, or dark, weird. Anyways, these are the best ones... In this one and the one below, there is the strange ray of light, it was only in some of the pictures, but I am so bummed it's in the one below:( How cute is that face?
It was a little windy:)
I think this one is my favorite: She is becoming more cooperative with the camera...yay!