Saturday, August 20, 2011


On Monday I'm flying to SC to spend the week with my sister and her new little family. I was going to write and schedule posts for while I'm gone but Olivia got sick {nothing major}. So instead of prepping posts I'm closing my laptop and spending time with the family. I'm starting to get a little separation anxiety about leaving Olivia.

I decided that this is a perfect time to take a blogging break. I'm not sure how long I'll be gone. Maybe a week, maybe the rest of the month. Only time will tell. Until then I'll leave you with a video of the girls having a squeal off {I don't know why it's sideways}.

Friday, August 19, 2011

InstaFriday {7}

The girls have been off and on sick, they we're not sleeping at night and we had a couple of days of rain. So we've had a pretty boring week.

Olivia's fashion statement this week: princess nightgown, Christmas tutu and dress up heels.

Olivia's favorite place, the park.
 This slide scares me and of course Liv always wants to go down it. Eek!
Prepping for a playdate.
Yesterday I cut down huge {over seven foot tall} bush. This is half of the debris. 

Linking to Life Rearranged and  A Good Life

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bits of Sunshine

I have a confession to make: I'm counting down that days until fall. It's my favorite time of year. The vibrant colors, crisp air, pumpkin lattes, jeans, sweater, boots, apples, fall festivals and pumpkin patches. I think it's all quite magical. 
Source: via Danielle on Pinterest

Are you excited for fall? What are your bits of sunshine this week?

Linking to What I Love Wednesday

Simple Things {snuggle}

Both girls have had fevers and been under the weather the last part of this week. I've enjoyed my extra snuggle time with each of them. There is really nothing sweeter {taken with my cell phone}.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Project 365 {218-224}

day 218: Car nap
day 219: Emily giving Liam a kiss. {I didn't take this picture, but it is too cute not to share}
day 220: 7 am pedicure {cell phone pic}
day 221: Grandma's birthday {and my new niece's}.
day 222: Emily is showing off her new teeth. You can see the rest of our Ten on Ten here.
day 223: Olivia took pictures of Emily and I all day. After each picture she'd say "aww".
day 224: Walking down the slide.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

{new} Mama

My sister became a mama this week. I'm so proud of her and I know she's going to be a fantastic mom. I'm excited to experience motherhood through her eyes. I also can't wait to meet my little niece...only ten more days! Emily and I will be traveling down south to help out. I'll spoil little Rylee, while Nichole teaches Emily how to walk {she taught Olivia}.
Project 52: Glimpse Into Motherhood

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ten on Ten {August 2011}

Ten on Tentake a photo an hour for ten hours and capture a beautiful day in your life!

The girls got up super early this morning {before 6 am}. They were excited that their new cousin, Rylee was born yesterday and that they were going see their other cousins, Delaney and Brody. I was really excited too {but still required a lot of caffeine}! 
We hope you had a wonderful tenth. We sure did! 
ten on ten button small

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hand Art {birthday cake}

Today is Grandma's birthday. In honor of her birthday we made a birthday cake out of Olivia's handprint. So cute. I have a feeling we'll be making more handprint birthday cakes in the future. 

Inspired by Jill.

Linking to: Tell Me Tuesday, Help a Momma OutSugar and Dots, No Time for Flashcards, Made By Little Hands, Sharing Time

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Simple Things {tent}

The day after Olivia got stung she woke up with a limp. One of the places she got stung was on her heel, so we figured it was probably sore. I canceled our plans for the day and we stayed home to "rest". To encourage her "resting" I made a fort {she calls it a tent} in the living room and we watched "Tinker Bell". The girls loved the tent.

Bits of Sunshine

I thought I'd share with you things that brought me bits of sunshine this week. 

I love this post from Rebekah at A Bit of Sunshine. It's beautiful. I love her honesty. I can relate to her feeling helpless with a colic baby and never feeling rested. Please check it out. You won't be disappointed. 

 I love this farm stand over at 2 little hooligans. It makes me want to sell our veggies.
I am swooning over this crochet play food from Fair Trade Family. My girls would love playing with all these fun foods.

I think this is perfect for us this week. On Wednesday I was trying to get Olivia in the car when it started raining. She was so excited that she began dancing around. I started to loose my patience with her but then decided to let her dance {just for a minute}. I think it's wonderful that she felt pure joy from dancing in the rain. Maybe next time I'll join her.

What were your bits of sunshine this week?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Project 365 {211-217}

day 211: We spent the day at the fair. More on our visit here.
day 212: Getting a drink of water.
day 213: She just adores her older sister.
day 214: Emily drinks from a sippy now. Yay!
day 215: I love the old car peeking out of the barn.
day 216: Olivia got stung by a yellow jacket at the park.
day 217: Emily is ten months old!