Friday, March 27, 2015

you melt my heart: a mommy moment

There are many many times when it is tough to be a mom, many. You can read just how hard it can be for me HERE. But there are so many instances that make it worth it. While it's nice to vent and necessary to have support to get you through those rough times it's nice to be reminded that it's not all time spent in the trenches. There are many moments that just melt your heart and remind you exactly how proud you are to be a mom.

When you wake up and are crying out from your crib, I open the door and you grin at me from ear to ear.

When I pick you up after work and as I walk through the door you spot me and start giggling and take off to get to me.

When you crawl over to my pants leg and try to pull yourself up to me because you want me to hold you.

When you slowly drift off to sleep in my lap.

When you offer me a book because you want me to read to you.

When you are playing with your toys and look up at me and smile.

When you call me mamamamama.

When you reach out for me to hold you.

When I'm carrying you in my arms and you turn to give me that sweet little grin.

When you grab my hand as you toddle across the floor because you know I got you.

When you stare at my face as I hold you in my arms.

I love you so much, more than you will ever realize until you have your own.....and in those moments you melt my heart. It makes all the headaches and hair pulling worth it. Thank you for being mine and showing me what unconditional love is.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Maternity Photos Flashback

This time last year I had a big ole belly that I felt was growing by the minute. I was large and in charge and growing more miserable by the day. I was not one of those who enjoyed being pregnant. I realized that I never posted my maternity pics so I thought I would share a few with y'all today. I definitely was not one of those cute little women with the basketball belly. But it was worth every moment.


I can't believe how much our life has changed since then. While pregnancy was not my favorite I do realize just what a blessing it is to be able to have a child of our own and a healthy one at that. Sawyer did have to stay in the NICU for 7 days but he is healthy as a horse and as big as an ox. There isn't a day that goes by where I don't thank the good Lord for him. You honestly don't know how much you can love until you have children.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Who What Wear Wednesday

Mila Kunis, Asthon Kutcher & Baby Wyatt. Are they not just the cutest?
I'm not sold on the whole Wyatt for a little girl but I LOVE the name. It's a name we had picked out if our second child is a little boy. But I've also heard of people using Sawyer as a little girls name too. To each his own, I say.

Ashton Kutcher's mission to find an establishment that offers a changing table in the men's restroom, besides an airport. #bethechange I love this idea!

Baby Shoes! Seriously, it doesn't matter what they look like baby shoes are so freaking adorable. Ok, maybe it does matter a little what they look like but you see what I'm saying. Wildcat is starting to walk so I am trying to find a great pair that he can learn to walk in and not hinder him from becoming mobile. This is something bitter sweet for us since we know he will be on-the-go ALWAYS and our life will become even more chaotic. Oh joys of raising a babe! I've decided to give Robeez a go and see how they work for us. They even offer a printable measuring chart with instructions so you know exactly which size to order. Below are a few options I am purchasing.

 P.s- measuring a baby's foot is very challenging. Good Luck.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Planning a 1st Birthday: Inspiration

THIS MONTH we will have a 1 year old on our hands. Seriously? It's been a year? sigh. I've been  gearing up and planning his little soiree. My husband keeps threatening me that if it gets out of hand we won't have one at all. lol He says it's ridiculous to spend an outrageous amount of money on a birthday the kid won't even remember. I totally agree but I still want it to be a nice get together so I'm planning a low key event that is beautiful and easy to put together, yet fun for all. Who wants to go to a party where a kid can't be a kid anyway? 

I'm still in the early phases but just wanted to share with y'all my inspiration for his 1 year low key fete. We are doing a Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit theme and are hoping to have it outdoors in our backyard. March in south Alabama can call for 80 degree weather or snow! For example, yesterday the high was 77 degrees in my hometown but the northern part of the state was on alert for freezing rain and ice! I'm keeping my options open.
I created a pinterest board just for the event. Please feel free to check it out HERE.

Below are a few images from other Peter Rabbit events that I thought were pretty good and have pulled a few ideas from. Check em out. 

Peter Rabbit Party - Decor 

Hello! Happiness: Caroline's 1st Birthday Party Recap 

Pin the Tail on the Bunny - free printable. 
Beatrix Potter Spring Garden Party via Kara's Party Ideas - Baby Boy 

Beatrix Potter Inspired Easter Party, photo by Kate LeSueur 

Peter Rabbit Party - Wheelbarrow for drinks

What other Peter Rabbit ideas do you have? I'm really struggling to come up with an idea for party favors. Have a great one.

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