Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hello Molars, Goodbye Bottle.

It's been 2 rough weeks here in the Hollis house. Kevin and I have been trying to ween Rosalie from the bottle since she turned one. We had no problem switching her from formula to milk, but getting rid of the bottle wasn't happening. She won't drink from a sippy cup.. but will drink from a regular cup and through a straw.. but I can't just give her a big girl glass when it comes bed time, nap time, or her 5am milk. Finally I decided enough was enough, and she was getting cut cold turkey. Morning nap time came.. I offered her a sippy cup, she screamed. I wouldn't give in. She ended up screaming herself to sleep. Afternoon naptime rolled around.. same situation. She went to bed that night with no milk. (Which is no biggy.. she doesn't NEED it.. she usually eats a crap ton of cheerios and toast before bed). 5am rolls around and Rosalie is up wanting her milk. We prepared a bottle and a sippy the night before. After 10 minutes of fighting her and her screaming at the top of her lungs, I caved and gave her the bottle.

This scenario repeated for about four days. Then one night before bed, we offered her a camelbak (rosalie's expensive sippy cup lol.. Camelbaks and sippy cups with straws are the only cups/bottles she'll drink from during the day.. so that's what we were offering her at night time and in the early morning).. and she DRANK from it. We thought it was a fluke. That morning when she got up for her morning milk I gave her another camelbak and she drank it with no problem and went back to bed. My heart swelled with pride. The next 4 days in a row, she didn't put up a fight at all for the bottle.. and has been drinking from the Camelbaks and sippys with straws. It's safe to say that she has finally kicked it. Thank god.

On top of the bottle weening, Rosalie has been teething. We've noticed that her bottom cuspids are almost through. On Thanksgiving, Kevin started looking in her mouth and discovered that both of her top molars are in and have been in for probably a week. Now today, her bottom gum is so swollen from her cuspids... Hopefully they break through in the next few days because she's miserable. She's been up the past 3 nights crying constantly.

So my little girl is off the ba-ba and has 10 teeth.. mannnnnn she's getting so big :( when did i get a toddler?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Spirit

Rosalie and I have been in the holiday spirit lately.. so we've been doin tons of baking! It's not all for us... I'm baking for a shop function too.. so everything has been getting doubled and frozen. We have done 6 dozen reese cup cookies.. 6 dozen hershey kiss cookies.. over 4 dozen sugar cookies, which doesn't seem like much, but it is considering 3 dozen of these cookies i made homemade frosting and decorated. I'll def be doing more because I'll need more sugar than that for the shop function.. plus I made 3 pumpkin rolls. I was proud of how my sugar cookies turned out, so I just had to share some pics.. no recipe though since it is a Wagner family recipe :) Sorry!

The top trees and leaves are sugar.. the turkeys and the bottom trees are topped with homemade frosting! The sugar trees don't look so bright in this pic because of the flash.

Trees and turkeys!
I apologize that the Toms are sideways.. I don't know why blogger kept uploading it sideways!
Kick butt trees! If i would of had a decorating bag I would have put ornaments on them.. but mine got yucky and I threw it away

And speaking of Turkeys.. how about some pics of my lil Turkey! :)

Roey and her puppy.. she loves this guy :)
she found my crystal light....
playing before bedtime
the sweetest lil smile ever
rosalie having breakfast.. don't you LOVE all the cheerios on the floor lol
Playing with her sprinkles
playin with Daddy with one of her new birthday toys
uh oh busted.

I know this entry was mostly pics.. but honestly after baking and decorating all day, I'm not in the mood right.. oh well, pics are more fun anyways :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Shutterfly Photo books.. out of this world.

I could just preach and preach about Shutterfly photobooks. I absolutely love them. For me, they are slowly replacing printing pictures and scrapbooking. They are so much nicer than scrapbooks, they aren't as bulky as a scrapbook, and over time you don't have to worry about the glue coming undone and pics coming out!

Last September, after my baby shower, I decided to make a photo book through Shutterfly with all of my pics. I created the book and it sat in my Shutterfly account for over a year.
In December, I decided the perfect gift for my mom and Kevin's mom would be a photobook with Rosalie's pictures from her first month of being born. The book came and I was COMPLETELY blown away. The quality was just AMAZING.

I decided to make another book from our second trip to Verona from when we took my mom. The book came and once again, I was impressed. I was so impressed that I FINALLY brought myself to order Rosalie's baby shower book. It was a bigger size than the books I had purchased before and when it came I went nuts over how awesome it was. It was the size of a huge scrapbook, but wasn't as thick and bulky. The color was so deep and rich... just beautiful. I published my Verona book on facebook and my mom loved it that she had me order one for her and then had me do one for her with her Venice pictures!
Then I started brainstorming on what to get my Dad for his birthday because he is the HARDEST person to buy for... then it came to me, A PHOTOBOOK! So months before his birthday, my mom and I started scheming. She was going through old racing pictures, scanning them, and e-mailing them to me. 10 years of racing memories to go through! I started the book with pics from his first year, and ended up with pictures from this year. I probably redid the book 4 times before I got it just how I wanted it. I had it shipped straight to my parents and made my Dad skype me when he got it. The look on his face was the best. He was just glowing. It was the best feeling to know that I had got my Dad a successful gift.. instead of the usual giftcard.
I decided the best thing to do with Rosalie's birthday pics was to make a photobook. I had her professional 1 year pics, the pics from the day of her birthday, and the pics from her party. I made one big 12 x 12 book with all the pics and it's awesome having everything in one fancy book.
The other day I got in photobook mode AGAIN and made a book from our third trip to Venice.. it was probably the most special trip because it was with my mom!
My latest project.. and one that will take the longest.. is my book of Europe. (THIS IS MAKING IT'S DEBUT! I've never showed it before!!!!) I have taken so many pics since we moved to Italy.. i have about 7 albums full. When our time is up and we leave here, people are going to say "oh let me see pics from when you lived in Italy!" No one is going to want to flip through thousands of pics. I decided to make one giant photobook with 1 or 2 pages dedicated to each place we've been to. Plus it will be nice for Rosalie to have when she gets older and can say "LOOK WHERE I WAS! I don't remember it! But I was here!" Plus each page is filled with fun facts and information about the city! This is still a rough draft.. I'm sure before 2012 I will have changed the layout and what not 100 times.
I love that you can share these books online! You take the time to make them, why not show them off!! Head over to Shutterfly and make a photobook that tells your story.. trust me, you won't regret it!!!

Finally, Day 30 of 30 Days of Me

Day 30-
Your favorite song.

EASY. Secondhand Serenade.. Fall For You

I don't know why, but the video automatically mutes.. so press the lil speaker button in the left hand corner to unmute :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Shutterfly.. 50 Free Cards!

Everyone knows that I am the BIGGEST shutterfly nut. I get laughed at because I take so many pics and have to have hard copies of EVERYTHING. I order thousands of pictures a year from Shutterfly, and have never had a complaint yet.

So Shutterfly is doing something awesome.. they are giving away 50 free cards to bloggers! It's simple! All you have to do is blog about Shutterfly!

Interested? Go here and fill out the form. 2-3 days after you fill out the form, you will contacted with additional information and all you have to do is blog away!

One of my favorite products from Shutterfly without a doubt is the photobooks. For me, it is slowly replacing the printing of pics and putting them in photo albums or scrapbooking. The books are beautiful.. the color is just amazing.. and they look like scrapbooks, but just don't take up as much room! Here are 2 of my most recent photo books.. I have done about 7 photobooks and have been impressed with every single one!
Impressed, aren't you? Go ahead.. make your own photo book. Head over to Shutterfly.

Living overseas, we don't have much of a selection of Christmas cards. Last year I waited until the last minute and had to settle for something plain and boring. This year I figured we'd plan far ahead! I wanted to make my own cute Christmas cards.. and what better place to go than Shutterfly! This is the card I chose. Of course I'm not going to post my ACTUAL card because then it won't be a surprise whenever everyone opens them!

Running out of ideas for Christmas? Well head over to Shutterfly! They have so many great gift ideas... and I have bought MANY different items.. photobooks, keychains, calendars, mugs.... and I have been impressed with every single item ever purchased!

This mug is one of my favorite new items!
or how about a calendar.. you won't be disappointed in the quality!

or a keychain? I have ordered 3 of these and they are SO NICE!
So what are you waiting for? Head over to Shutterfly now!

Day 29 of 30 Days of Me

Day 29-
In this past month, what have you learned

I've learned that people aren't always going to be there.. that you are good enough until something better comes along. In a year and a half we'll be out of Aviano and onto our next assignment... some place new and fresh.... so I just need to keep my head up.

Some people NEVER change. Chances are that someone that was psycho a year ago, is probably still just as psycho. They aren't going to change. Don't let these people bog down your life.. they DON'T MATTER.

Don't let people from your past stop you from moving forward and making new friends and meeting new people.

Fall in Italy is so depressing. All it does is rain.. how do I not remember this last year?

Something educational I've learned.. let's see.. I learned that Venice has NO sewage system.. that the residents' waste just flows into the canals and washed out twice a day with the tides. Gross. That explains why Venice always stinks. In the fall/winter, Venice has tons of flooding.. now that's just gross.. people walking through other people's do-do.

I've learned that my appearance is important to me, no matter how much I say it isn't. That is why I'm working hard to get this weight off.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Day 28 of 30 Days of Me

DAY 28
A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?

This was from the day that we took Rosalie to see Santa.. it was like the first week in December.. it's the best I have because the only other pics i have are from the hospital when I had Rosalie and I just looked gross so I'm not going to post them :) hahah. Look at how time my lil lady bug was.. and those chipmunk cheeks.. awweee.

How have I changed........

I was a new mom... inexperienced... I feel in the past year I have learned a few things :) haha.

PLUS, i am now 60+ lbs lighter than I was this time last year. BOO YAH!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Homemade Pizza

I know it's been awhile since I posted something new... but the wait is worth it. This is amazing. If you know me, you know I do EVERYTHING from scratch.. this is the perfect recipe for pizza crust!

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Your choice of pizza sauce
  • Your favorite pizza toppings!

~Pour water into a large bowl. Dissolve brown sugar and yeast packet into the water. Let stand for 10 minutes.
~Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
~Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. (I found that putting flour on the dough before turning out of bowl makes it a little bit easier, and less messy to work with)
~Place the dough into a well oiled bowl.
~Cover bowl with a dish towel and let sit for at least 1 hour.
~Remove dough from bowl and place in a baking stone.
~Let sit for a few minutes.. it'll be a heck of a lot easier to work with.
~Work out dough to completely fill stone.
~Add your favorite sauce and toppings..but remember, don't go heavy with the toppings!
~Bake at 425 for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Day 27 of 30 Days of Me

Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge

Honestly.. I don't know. I saw some of my other blogger friends doing it and I thought "Well this might just be fun".. and it was. Keyword, WAS. In the beginning I made sure I did it every morning.. and now it's kind of become a chore. hahaha.

Some of them have been really fun, but some I either had to force myself to write.. or I couldn't even really come up with an answer.. well I could, but it would be a lame answer.... or I would completely exempt myself from because it was not "blog appropriate".. lol.. meaning, not EVERYTHING is meant for the world to read. And seriously, who says fighting words via blog, or facebook, or twitter, or myspace, or e-mail for that fact. Right now there is really only one person in this whole entire world that I strongly DISLIKE (well two.. man I dislike Fred Phelps haha), yeah I'm not even going to say the H word, but they are well aware how I feel about them that I have no need to write a letter to them for the world to see. Kind of childish if you ask me personally. I love when people say mean things via internet.. how childish.. they just don't have the nerve to say it someone's face, and that's not me. I'd rather say something to someone's face if it needed said. I'm doing it again.. I'm rambling. Okay I'm done.

How about an actual update.

Boy.. it's been a week, let me tell you.

Rosalie's tooth still hasn't broke. All last week she was up all night, every night, and wouldn't nap. She wouldn't eat. All she did was whine and drive me bonkers. Last night was the first night she slept through the night all week.. I don't know if the pain is finally easing up, or if it just got the best of her and she crashed. I couldn't even get her out of bed this morning for her doctors appt. Totally not like her. I finally drug her little butt out of bed.. no i'm kidding.. after 15 minutes of saying her name, i started tickling. It didn't work, but I knew what would. I pulled her pj pants off.. she instantly jumped up because she knew it was bath time. LOL

She had her 1 year check up today. It was the first appt Kevin could actually go to since she was a wee tiny bebe. He kind of had to, with our car situation right now. He had to take us. :) She actually lost almost a pound with her change in diet.. she's still in the 90% though. Her height was a lil more than we measured her.. she's over 30 inches now, which is also in the 90%. Her head isn't that big.. she's only in the 60% for her head size. Her pediatrician said she shows signs of intelligence with her hitting all of her milestones early and her busy and curiosity-ness. We were afraid she had an ear infection, but both ears are clear. She told us to start using the steroid cream to help the little bit of eczema she has on her belly.. and she said we are doing good and she can tell we are making sure she is well lotioned because the skin doesn't feel dry at all, even though she has a few dry spots. She said it's to be expected that it's that time of year with the weather change that her eczema is going to flare. She also said that Rosalie behaves like an 18 month old.. and she said maybe we need to start disciplining her like an 18 month old and start doing time outs.

Rosalie also had to get bloodwork done today.. we weren't really happy about that. It's routine for 1 year olds here. She was SO mad because the lab techs were pinning her arm down... she was going NUTS screaming at them. To make things worse, the tech couldn't get in her vein. Finally at the last second he hit it, and as soon as he was done and they left go of her arm, she was cool again. lol. My lil tough trooper.

Rosalie's vocabulary is really starting to pick up. She is now saying Mama, Dada, Dad, Mom, PapPap, Nana, Hey, and last night I GOT HER TO REPEAT ME! I went to take her picture and said "Say Cheese" and she said "Cheesh." It was the freaken cutest thing I've ever seen.. as she was saying it she was doing her hambone smile. Man I love that hambone smile.

What's new in my world.. hhmmmm I'm back on my diet big time. Yesterday I drank probably 200 oz of water. I want to hit my goal of -70lbs by the end of the year. My incentive is I want to be back to my old self by the time I go home in February, IF I go home. I'm still working on my 1st priority, and that is a dog sitter. I've had 4 people reply and so far none of them will work out.. hopefully everything works out so I'm not spending this entire deployment in Italy.

Well that's it for now.. Rosalie is napping and I'm going to take advantage of the quiet time and relax. (right.. as soon as i start to relax she'll be up.)


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Days 24, 25, and 26 of 30 Days of Me

I know that I'm TOTALLY behind.. we've been having a REALLY rough time with teething so cut me a break would ya ;) These are short answers since I have so much to catch up on.

Day 24- A letter to your parents

This was A LOT harder than I thought it was going to be... it's really hard to put into words how much love and respect I have for my parents... to show them that I really appreciate everything they have done for me through out my 23 years of existance. My parents are wonderful.. plain and simple.

To The Most Amazing People I know,
I could not have asked for better parents. All of my life you have been there to support me and love me no matter how wild and crazy I was. You gave me everything and the life that most people could only dream of. People always say they want to give their children the life they never had, but I want to make sure Rosalie has a life like the life I DID HAVE... from making sure that I had the best childhood sleepovers that everyone in the 3rd grade would talk about for weeks to having an amazing support team behind me. No matter how many times I fell, you were there to pick me up.. no matter how many times I was close to the edge, you were there to pull me back... no matter how many times I broke, you were there to pick up the pieces. Even at the age of 23, I still come to you for advice because I consider you to be the wisest people I know. I truly appreciate everything you have ever done for me. I hope that I can be the parent that you have been. I love you!
Your Little Princess :)

Day 25- What I would find in your bag

Since I became a mommy... my purse went out the window and turned into a diaper bag. No point in carry a diaper bag, a purse, and a 25lb baby. Hey, at least it's designer.. it's a Vera :) hahah.
Of course you will find all of the baby essentials... diapers, wipes, changing pad, powder, diaper sacks.. a bottle of water, a lock and lock full of hull-less popcorn and a lock and lock full of puffs. and of course toys.. inside my diaper bag you will find a little Dooney and Bourke wristlet that carries all of MY essentials.. my money, credit cards, US drivers license, Italian drivers license, and 2 lip glosses.... you will also find ANOTHER Coach wristlet that I use solely to carry my Euro. I hate getting my Euro mixed with my US money.

Day 26- What you think about your friends

They are awesome, that's why they are my friends! I can ALWAYS be myself around them and have so many unforgettable memories with them. I could ramble all day about my friends and the crazy things we've done.. but it wouldn't make any sense to the person reading it... so i'll withhold on the reminiscing. Living across the world from my friends means we don't get to talk as often because of the time change, but when we do get to talk it's like we just talked yesterday. They have always been there for me and I hate being this far from them. I love that Kayla and I are e-mailing each other a few times on a daily basis telling each other EVERY moment of our days cause it makes me feel like I'm still near my loves. Kay, KT, and Abb.. Love you guys so much!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rosalie Maggie Turns 1.

I know it's a week on Rosalie's birthday update. I've been waiting on getting her height and weight and it would seem like every night it would slip our minds.

It's hard to believe that's it been a year already since this little girl came into our lives.. 1 year since God gave us the best gift he could ever give us. I can't imagine her not being in our lives.. she's the center of our world and our pride and joy.



Height: 29 1/2 inches.. same height as last month
Weight: 25 lbs 3 oz.. almost a pound increase since last month.
Diaper Size: 5
Clothing Size: 12-18 months; 18 months
Shoe Size: 4, 4 1/2

Teeth: Still only 8.. but one of her cuspids has been trying to break through the past few days.. we can see it and she is absolutely miserable.. up crying all night... but it just won't break.

Mobility: Rosalie is pretty much running. She is extremely steady on her legs.. she should be though, she's been walking for 3 months now. lol.. she does not crawl at all anymore.

Talking: Dada, Mama, Mom, Hey Dad, PapPap, Ba-ba, and her newest word she said yesterday, Nana.

Eating: Rosalie is completely off formula. She is drinking milk with no problem.. although we have to give it to her in a bottle to take her nap.. she still wants nothing to do with a sippy cup. She will drink from a regular glass when she has her breakfast. We figured we'd only make her sacrifice one thing at a time, and first it was the formula.. next will be the bottle. She loves apple juice, but through a juice box lol. She is barely eating any baby food now.. she eats toast for breakfast.. she hates eggs.. and we tried rice crispies and she really wants no part of them either. For lunch and dinner she usually has what we are having or chicken nuggets or french fries. She's still getting her bed time cereal with bananas.

Sleeping: As of right now, her sleeping sucks because of the new tooth coming in, but NORMALLY she goes to bed around 8 and sleeps til 4-5. She gets up and has some milk and goes back to bed until 7-8. If only we could get her to go to bed around 8 and sleep til 8! That would be nice! haha I know, keep dreaming.

I can't wait to see what the next year has in store for us!

Day 23 of 30 Days of Me

Day 23-
Something you crave for a lot

Caffeine. Without a doubt. Usually it's when Rosalie has bad nights.. I wake up thinking "I need caffeine to kickstart my day."

I really don't get food cravings (other than the United States things listed below.. which I can't exactly give into).. I did have food cravings when I was pregnant BIG TIME. One pregnant craving that I still have to this day is Subway.

I crave things I CAN'T have... things in the United States.. Walmart & Target.. a regular shopping mall where I don't even have to think about language barrier, the exchange rate, having enough Euro on me, or guessing on sizes.. Olive Garden house salad and black tie cheesecake.. mmmmm. Being able to walk into an American Eagle and TRY things on.. instead of shopping online..

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day 22 of 30 Days of Me

Day 22-
What makes you different from everyone else

One thing that make me different from other people is.. my OCD. I spend entirely TOO much of my time cleaning, organizing, rearranging, and reorganizing. I strive to make everything absolutely perfect and in my eyes it never is.. so I work and work and work and am never satisfied.

Another thing that makes me different from a lot of people my age.. I took responsibility for my child. My life DID change when I had Rosalie.. no more frivolous spending on myself.. no more partying.. no more coming and going as I please.. putting my child FIRST ALWAYS. Most people I know back home make a bunch of babies and pawn them off on their parents. If you have a child and pawn them off on a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, ect, you can't call yourself a PARENT.. you can call yourself someone who gave birth to a child and that's it. If these kids had to actually raise these babies they make, they wouldn't be popping them out left and right.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Rosalie's Birthday.

I know I haven't posted anything about Rosalie's birthday or her party.. but I just haven't been in blogging mode. I was extremely busy all last week with getting ready for the party. Come Sunday, I was absolutely exhausted and had no motivation to do anything. On top of being tired, Rosalie has another tooth coming through and she's still a lil stuffy.

We'll start back to Rosalie's actual birthday. I took her to have lunch with her dad and he was excited to see the birthday girl. Then her and I did a lil shopping and then headed home to bake a cake. Rosalie got EXTREMELY sick that afternoon and was puking everything.. all the mucous was starting to drain into her stomach and it just didn't agree with her. About an hour after her dad got home she was feeling better.. so we let her have some cake.. and open some of her small presents.. then she got a bath... played.. and went to bed. Kevin let her stay up a lil later since it was her birthday :) haha

Rosalie's party turned out great! We had a lot of people show up.. almost everyone we invited.. I made TONS of food and then we ordered subway platters. We got the kids a bouncy castle and a piƱata. Rosalie was EXTREMELY grouchy when her party first started.. she was being all emotional and wouldn't let me put her down. Kevin decided to make her take a nap. After she took a nap she was totally fine. We laid down a table cloth in the middle of the livingroom for her to do her smash cake after we sang to her. She was a mess.. covered from head to toe. After she got cleaned up she did presents. Around 5:30 everyone started clearing out. Our friends Meghan and Derek stayed so the boys could play Wii afterwards. haha. Rosalie was so wired from her party that she didn't go to bed until TEN. TWO hours after her bedtime.

I decided instead of posting a bunch of pics, I'm going to post the shutterfly photobook I made. It has all the pictures starting from the professional pics, to her birthday pics, to party pics.

Click here to view this photo book larger

Days 20 and 21 of Me

I know I'm totally slacking... lol

Day 20-
Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future or about your spouse.
Wellllll, I am already married to the man I plan on spending the rest of my life wife.. Kevin Paul. We have been together since 2005 and married in 2008. He is in the Air Force and I gave up everything to move across the world to be with him. Now that's love :). We have a beautiful daughter together. I see sooo much of her father in her!

Day 21-
A picture of something that makes you happy
That's an easy one.. my family!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Days 18 and 19 of 30 Days of Me

Due to Rosalie's birthday party yesterday, I missed... so I'm playing catch up.

Day 18-
Plans/dreams/goals you have
Before Rosalie came into my life, I dreamed.. scratch that.. PLANNED on going back to school to be a doctor.. either sports medicine or an orthopedic surgeon. I love bones.... and I wanted to cut so bad. Now that Rosalie is here, I don't think I'll ever fulfill that dream only because I wouldn't want to spend that much time away from her. It's hard to be a doctor and a very family oriented person.. so it looks like I'm going to stay in imaging the rest of my life.. I'd like to further my education in CT even more and maybe study a new modality. I have all my life to make my way around the Radiology department.

I plan to be the best wife and mother for as long as I live.

I have goals of being old size again. Some day. It'll happen.

Day 19-
Nicknames you have; why do you have them

Mandee.. I've been called it since I was little but it wasn't until my early teen years I started spelling it the way I do.. it was all my aunt Tammy's doing.
Maude.. My moms friend has called me this ever since I was little and I have no clue why.
That's it.. I like to keep it simple. lol

Friday, November 5, 2010

Day 17 of 30 Days of Me

Day 17-
Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

Rosalie. That way she can feed me.. chase after me.. change my diaper..and she'd have to nap when I say it's time to nap. Oh yeah... that'd be an awesome day. haahah

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day 16 of 30 Days of ME

Day 16- Another picture of yourself

Me on Juliet's balcony in Verona
Rosalie, Buddy, and I... this was probably back in May or June.. look at how bald Rosalie was!
Rosalie and I at my parents house this past spring.. I can't believe how much my hair has grown since then!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cake Baking, Cookie Decorating, Cleaning, Ironing, and a Sick Babe.

I feel as though I should build an arc. All it has done here is rain.. and on top of the rain, I have a sick baby. Kevin caught the crud... and of course he passed it onto Rosalie. Her and I haven't slept.. she whines nonstop... and I'm just exhausted. She's at least starting to feel better. I've been making sure I've been sucking her nose religiously and giving her tylenol.... and running a vaporizer.. I wanna make sure she can enjoy her big day.

In the midst of my exhaustion, I've been getting ready for Rosalie's birthday party. Seriously, sometimes I think I over do it.. but oh well, that's me. Yesterday I baked the last of the cookies.. When Kevin got home, I went and rented a bouncy castle for the weekend, and did errands.. then went to the commissary to get the rest of the groceries for the party. This morning I worked on getting caught up on laundry, made homemade frosting and decorated 2 dozen lady bug cookies.. I cleaned upstairs.. the floors just need scrubbed, but Rosalie's nap didn't allow tomorrow I'll do floors. I also just got done baking a cake for lady bug for tomorrow. I'm letting my butter soften, then heading back to the kitchen to make my frosting. I already have supper going.. sooo whew... I've been so busy.

Tomorrow is the big deal.. my little Princess turns 1.. I can't believe it's been a year.

That's all for now.. I just wanted to touch base... I have to go frost a cake :)


Day 15 of 30 days of ME

Day 15-
Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play

1. Rob Pattinson.. Never Think
2. Firehouse.. Love of a Lifetime
3. Eminem.. Stan.. omg i haven't listened to this song in FOREVER.
4. Saving Abel .. Addicted
5. Secondhand Serenade.. Awake.. such a beautiful song
6. Linkin Park.. Leave out the Rest
7. Green Day.. Baksetcase
8. Kansas.. Dust in the Wind
9. Theory of a Deadman.. All or Nothing
10. Bad English.. When I See you Smile

Isn't my music taste ridiculous? lol.. i'm just all over the charts.