Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend..

We had a great, low key weekend at the lake.  It was rather quiet this year without my brother and his crew.  We missed them for sure.  This was our first time to the lake this spring/summer and B had a good ole time.  I know we'll be back lots more.  She loved the swing.. I think she could have stayed in it all day.  My dad had to rig it up between two trees so when you pushed her she would go all around in circles and she just loved it.  She loved looking out at the water and waving to all the boats.  She is just so happy when she is outside.

Going on a boat ride..
Helping Pops drive..
We had to take B's name picture.  We have one with all my brother's kids and their names so we needed to add B to the picture. 
Pops set up B a little pool but she's not real interested in swimming these days.. she would rather crawl out and play in the grass or on the concrete.

Chilling with Daddy and Oscar..
And this was the best picture we could get Memorial day in her red, white and blue.

Thank you to all those men and women who have served our country, died for our country and who are still serving.  You are all my heroes!  Thank you for all your service!  
Hope you had a great weekend!

Friday, May 25, 2012


*I can't seem to find the time to blog.. B is not napping great these days and when I do sit down to blog she pulls the cord out of the laptop and then the thing goes dead.. =( Not sure how all you momma's find the time during the day to blog...

*I've been so consumed reading Fifty Shades of Grey and now I'm reading book 2 that any free moment I seem to have, I have been reading.  It is so good.. but not one I could recommend to anybody.  Its way juicy but I don't want them to end.  Can't wait for the movie to come out.

*We've been having park dates with my friend Sherry and her two boys on Tuesday's.  This was from a week ago.  B and Walker.  He is so cute and sweet.  B was wanting to touch all over him.
*We went to the zoo again with Rebecca and Lily and the girls had a good time.  B loves to be outside!
Riding the carousel.. and there were no straps on the animals.. not very safe.

*We've been spending lots of time outside playing.. B seems to be the happiest and will cry when we come in and she gets so excited in the mornings when I go to open the front door so she can look out.  She always wants to go out.
*Last Friday night, Jamie and I had a date night and it was much needed.  We went to dinner and then to get  dessert and oh my goodness.. the salted caramel brownie from Firebirds.. TO.DIE. FOR!
Wish I had one right now and the perfect margarita was oh so good too.
*I've been getting all B's stuff together for her first birthday party in a few weeks.  
Here's a sneak peek at just some of the goodies I ordered from Sweet Birdies Nest and can I say how awesome those ladies are to work with.  They did a super great job and everything turned out so cute.  I can't wait to put it all together!
*B got her new big girl car seat... and she loves it!  Yay for happy car rides.  
She's really turned out to be a good car rider.. she wasn't so much in the beginning but now she is all about going places.. She looks so big in her seat and she was checking it all out.
*More fun outside in the grass.. she was eating a few pieces too..yuck!
*She has been cracking me up with this high pitched squeal in her high chair.  She was eating a snack and I had Ellen on and Justin Bieber was singing and she was just a laughing and clapping her hands.
I guess she likes the Bieb..although he needs to learn to pull his pants up.  Geez..
*And...sweet summertime.. B is loving lemonade and oh my.. sweet tea!
I knew she would.. she is kin to her momma!
Happy Weekend everyone!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Burkleigh Ann is 11 months old...

You would not cooperate for your monthly pictures.. this is the best we could get.  The first one was the best but my camera wasn't in focus.. =(

I'm guessing you weigh about 19 1/2-20 lbs.  You're ready to move up to your big girl car seat but we haven't gotten it just yet.  I'll probably do that this week.
Not a happy baby...
You're not a big fan of your hair bows. They usually don't stay in very long.. you like to pull them out and chew on them.

You wear a size 3 diaper.
Clothes are anywhere from 6-12 months.  You can really wear whatever.. 
Some of your 3 months clothes still fit...
Not sure about your shoe size... probably around a 2. 
I've tried some little shoes on you and you don't really like them.  You kick your feet and try to get them off.
You can tell we don't really wear shoes.  
You have 4 teeth.. 2 on the top and 2 on bottom
You're working on the 2 top ones right next to the middle ones. 
Teething is very rough for you.. you are a little fussy pants.
 You are standing alone now and can walk around with your little push toy walker.
You are a little fast thing. 
You love to read your books and Goodnight Moon has become a favorite for bedtime.
You also love the touch and feel books and the ones with the pull down flaps. You are good at opening those.
We finished our 12 week kindermusik classes and you loved that.  In June, we will start a 6 week summer music class and we have started a gymboree play and learn class too that we go to on Fridays.
You will start mothers day out  two days a week after your 1st b'day in June.
You love to wave.. and you wave anytime I say "hey" or "bye bye"
You love to go places and the zoo is a favorite!
You love to laugh..especially when I play peek a boo with you.
You have dropped one nap and are now only down to one a day.  =(
We usually get out and go in the morning and are back for your nap around 12-1.  You sleep for about 2-3 hours.  Your bedtime is around 8ish.  You are going through a very clingy phase and you are waking up a lot at nightime too.  You usually start off in your bed and end up in ours so mommy can get some sleep too. Hopefully you'll be back to your ways when your teeth come in.  
We can't go anywhere without your bunny lovie.  You love that thing and you have to sleep with her.  So sweet!  You still suck your thumb when you are tired.
You love your stuffed animals and you have a love/hate relationship with Elmo. You like him but he scares you too ... as long as someone is holding you, you are okay.  It's too funny.
You cry when I have the hairdryer on and the vaccumm cleaner.  
You are not a big eater but you are loving grapes, blueberries, strawberries, oranges, grilled cheese, peas, yogurt, mac and cheese, Happy Baby cheese puff snacks, goldfish, yogurt bites and whatever we are eating.
You are down to about 3-4 bottles a day.
One in am, afternoon and night..usually 4-6 oz. 
This is our last month for formula! Woo hoo! 
I'm praying the transition will be smooth.. you really love to drink water.. thats your favorite.
You LOVE to be outside.. as long as we are outside you are content.  We just call you our outside baby!

Less than 4 weeks till your 1st birthday.. we can't wait to celebrate your first little year!
We love you so much baby girl!

B's first steps..

I bought her a little walker the other day and I guess that was all she needed to take her first steps.  She loves it and now she can go all over the house.

I can't believe she's almost one.. I'll be back later for her 11 mo. post.
Happy Saturday!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mothers Day Weekend..

This was my first "real" mothers day and it was a very special one. It's still hard to believe that I am a mommy and I have someone depending on me all the time.  I feel incredibly thankful for this little life that God entrusted me with and blessed to be called mommy.  Something I wasn't sure would ever happen and very thankful it did.  We spent the day as a family and Jamie told me I didn't have to do any cleaning or cooking.. =)  Sweet daddy!
I've been wanting to plant some flowers in my window boxes that I got a few weeks ago so during naptime I went to the nursery and got some plants and came home and planted them.  They look so pretty and it brightened up our yard.  Flowers just make me happy!
We got to spend some time with my mom too and we all went to dinner together.  It was a special first mothers day and I am so very thankful for my sweet momma.  She is the best mom ever and she always goes over and beyond for our little family.  I'm so thankful she lives close and she's going to be able to keep B for me next year.  B loves her Mimi!

Jamie's gift to me was a night away with the girls at Ross Bridge and it was just what I needed.  We had dinner, spent the night (my first time to stay away overnight) had lots of girl talk and then spent the day at the spa and pool on Saturday.  It was very relaxing and oh so fun!!  I got a facial at the spa and it was great too. I really wished I could have gotten a massage but they were all booked but it was still a nice treat.  Daddy and B had fun together and did great!  I didn't even get any calls in the middle of the night.  Yay for daddy!
He is seriously so good with her and she loves her daddy. I came home to a happy baby and Gigi's cupcakes.  My favorite! It was a great weekend.  
April, Jennifer, Allison, and me

Fun Friends..can't wait to do it again!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Fun in the Sun..

B has not been her little self lately. We ended up going to the dr. on Thursday because she was not drinking her bottles much.  She was taking about 5 oz. a day.. thats it.  I wasn't sure what was up.. if she had an ear infection or what so I just took her in.  No ear infection, but her white blood count was extremely high.  It should have been between 6,000-12,000 and hers was 22, 000.  She was also running a low grade fever. He thought she probably had a UTI so he did a urine sample and oh my word.. that was awful!!  She was already crying the minute she saw Dr. Andy and then taking blood in her heel and then the urine sample about set her over the edge. Poor thing.. Her test came back negative so that was good but we still don't know what was wrong.  He said she was obviously fighting some sort of infection so he put her on antibotic and now her little tummy is all upset.  Pitiful! She seems to be doing better despite the tummy issues.  She is drinking her bottles again and I'm thankful it wasn't her little ears.

She finally got those two top teeth.. whew!! Those stinkers.. now shes working on the ones on either side of those.  Someone asked me if I found anything to help soothe her and my dr. did say to rub a little childrens benadryl on her gums. It helps to numb it. I did that and used oragel and would give tylenol or motrin at night.  Nobody told me how hard teething would be.  =)
On Saturday, Burkleigh seemed to be feeling better and we both needed to get out of the house.  So, off to the pool we went. Our pool just opened this weekend and I wasn't sure if the water would even be warm enough but it was.  Its been so hot here lately so it wasn't cold at all. She really loved it and the pool wasn't crowded at all.  It was our first real swim of the season.  Can't wait for many more!!
Playing on the steps..

having fun with daddy
Loving her little float..

Playing with pops..

She really liked crawling on the cement.. ouch!

On Sunday we went to lunch and ran some errands and Mimi and Nanny stopped by that afternoon for a visit.  We got B a little bubble machine and she had fun playing in the bubbles and swinging..
She loves that swing!