Saturday, February 18, 2012

Little Sweetie

This little sweetie has a lot going on in her life right now. She has officially started crawling and she is on the MOVE! She seems to be so happy about her new freedom. It's so fun to watch her explore, but it has certainly made my job a bit busier!

She had her first ER experience this week. She came down with croup very quickly last Sunday night. She was struggling with her breathing so we decided it was best to get her in asap. I took her to the ER around midnight. She responded very well to the breathing treatments and steroid shot. Poor girly! Before heading to the ER we tried the steam in the bathroom, but it didn't seem to help. She is much better now thankfully! Just trying to get rid of the remaining crud in her sinuses.

She remains to be the happiest baby! What a JOY she is. Her first two teeth just popped through too and she is amazingly sweet as can be!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Let's talk hair...

CAUTION: This is an extremely girly post and those of you who aren't interested in talking about hair please don't waste your time reading this post.
Every once in awhile I find myself seeking advice about hair, decor, etc. You all are a huge help and I appreciate your thoughts and advice!

So, here's my story. For over 10 years I have been highlighting my hair. Every once in awhile I will do low-lights too, but for the most part I have stuck with blonde highlights. Its been years since I've gotten a full highlight done simply because partial highlights are more affordable. I started out a naturally dirty blonde, but my hair is much darker now after having babies. Has that happened to anyone else?

On Monday, I plan to get an all over color put in my hair that is slightly darker than my natural color. Do you think I'm crazy? Do you think I should also get some highlights or just the all over color?

I took a couple of photos of my hair so you can see I have two very different colors going on. Look how dark my hair is!

Lovely roots...

Here you can really see how dark my natural color is now...

I decided to find a website where I could do a virtual makeover to see what my hair would look like dark. I found www.Taaz.com. Very easy to do a virtual makeover if you're ever wondering what you would look like with a different hair color or style.

What do you think? Is this color close to my natural that you see above? Is there more than one color in here?

Would love any thoughts/suggestions! That's if anyone made it this far in the post! :)

Here is a lighter color, but I'm thinking I like dark better...

Well...that was fun, totally mindless, Mommy wind-down blog....

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Snow Day!

We got pounded with snow yesterday! It was the ultimate snow day including hot cocoa, family time, movies, and pajamas! Gabe and Avery managed to get out for a walk to the mailbox down the street. It was a quick trip and Avery wasn't interested in playing in the snow once they returned from their walk because it was so cold. Gabe humored us with canon balling into our huge snow drift in our backyard later in the day. His goal was to make us laugh, he certainly did!

I hope you get a laugh out of it too!

He survived!

After their walk to get the mail

Avery loves feeding Sophie.
Sophie was so happy her big sister was feeding her!

Maybe today we'll get out and play in the snow! But today might look a lot like yesterday, except Daddy is at a wrestling tournament. I hope to get out a shovel!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I just LOVE these three!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gabe's Birthday

Gabe turned 31 on January 11th. My sweet friend Lex came over the night before his birthday to stay at the house while the girls were sleeping so I could take Gabe out for a Birthday date. Any guesses where we went? I had a few places in mind, but we stuck to what we love. Chipotle! We love going to the downtown Chipotle! It makes us feel like we are in a completely different city when we go downtown. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Gabe's actual Birthday began with singing, candles and cinnamon rolls but I'm pretty sure he would not be ok with me posting the GREAT photo of him just waking up! So I will leave that photo out. We celebrated with cake at lunch because Gabe had a wrestling dual that night.

We sure love you Gabe, Happy Birthday!!