Thursday, April 25, 2013

Front Door Welcome Sign

Hello friends!
Last weekend, I decided to use the Cricut that I HAD to have :).  Mom bought me a Cricut Expression 2 for Christmas this past year, and I haven't had much time to play with it.  But finally, the stars aligned, Amelia took a nap, Aaron worked in the basement, and I, for once didn't need a nap (I know-don't die of shock).  I was inspired by my friend Emily at Sugar for Breakfast.  She did an awesome front door redo at her house this past month.

I purchased some black vinyl from Wal-Mart (the ONLY store in our small town) for about $10.  I used Cricut Craft Room to line up my lettering in the most efficient way possible.  I chose a cute font, and made it as big as the computer would let me.  I cut the vinyl, and used painters tape to apply the lettering on the door.  It was a little tricky because I couldn't see what I was doing.  I'm not one to measure-I'm a eye-ballin' kind of girl.  Here is the painters tape on the front door:

I started peeling off the tape.

This is what eye-ballin' gets you...oopsies!  the "to the" is a little low, but I honestly don't mind it much.  Looks like the front door needs a little touch up.  Don't worry, the grammar police got the better of me and I added an apostrophe.

Here is the zoomed out version with our cute Spring wreath.  The birds even love this wreath-they keep trying to build a nest in it!

It's a good start, but I suspect that I will re-do it even bigger.
What do you think???

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

16 Months!

So queue the obvious phrase: Amelia is 16 months, can you believe it?!  

16 Month Facts:
Weighs probably about 20lbs
Wears size 12 month clothes (although some 9 month stuff still fits) and size 12 month size shoes! 
Drinks 5 oz of whole milk every 3-4 hours (or whenever she wants) mainly from a bottle (she really isn't interested in a sippy cut-throwing on the ground is a lot more fun)
Eats finger foods and baby food-loves seriously might be addicted
Favorite word is "HI"...she says it to everyone and everything. 
Says Mama, Dada, Hi, Baby, Pop Pop, Papa (anything with a "P" is it's a secret), Puppy/Poppy (depending on who we are looking at), Kitty (ditty), Amelia (sounds like A-BEE-YA) and mimics animal noises
Willingly gives kisses to Mommy and Daddy
Is getting 4 teeth at a time right now-that'll make a total of 6!
Waves to everyone and points at everything
has very long hair-long enough for a pony tail
Likes to play with the cat-she won't leave him alone
LOVES to video chat with Granny and PopPop, and gets really excited to see herself on the screen, and see it switch to them.
Favorite book is "Happy Baby 123"-we read the book, make animal noises and kiss most of the pages
Favorite toy is her baby doll "Baby"

and I would like to add this:

little things she does that surprise/amaze/annoy/ me or make me giggle(in no particular order)
loves to play "Sooooo Big!" (she's been doing it for a while, but it cracks me up)
can walk up the steps (I'm not a fan)
can take her clothes off (also not a fan)
grinds her teeth (hurts my soul and my mouth)
mimics animal noises that I make while we read her book
is SOOOOO lovey, she gives constant kisses now
knows to take bites of food (she's done this for a while too)
can get out of the baby gate
knows what "Where is your ___?" means (she looks for the named item)
when she's done with a bottle she does a "mic drop"  it makes us laugh every time
knows what the different buttons on her toys do
"puts her coat on" (she really just wraps it around herself upside down)
gets down off the couch by herself
climbs on everything

She's pretty great, and we couldn't be happier :)

first ponytail!

proof that she does not always have a smile on her face
proof that it changes back to a smile quickly

yay Opening Day of baseball!

Factime with Granny and Pop Pop

Sass-mouthin' her Papa

She got to play with the Bee's at Aunt Audrey's house for 2 days last week!

watching the rain at Papa's

checkin' out all of the wipes....thanks for teaching her, naughty day care kids :)


working on her putting at Aunt Audrey's

time to hit the links

feeding herself with a spoon for the first time!

"cuddling" with her brother, Sammy...he's not impressed

shredding some tissues

being a cowgirl

eating like a zombie at Zombieburger

we have a big girl!!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Easter Post (tons of pictures!)

We had a great Easter weekend!  It started on Saturday with going to the Bee's b-day party.  The party was SO cute, complete with a visit from Minnie Mouse!  Amelia had a great time, and actually got to participate (eat cake, play with the girls, "help" with the presents).  Last year the Bee's 2nd birthday party was when Amelia made her social debut.  After the party, we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's house for dinner and an Easter egg hunt.  This was also the first Easter that Amelia actually got to participate in.  She was too little last year.

Here are the pics from Saturday:

puffs are better than hunting for eggs

hunting for eggs


help from Papa and Uncle Leigh

where are you eggs?

Haleigh is such a good cousin
Haleigh loves her "Baby Cousin"

a BABY!!!!

checkin' out the loot

Amelia was hoarding eggs under her dress

obviously my kid has a Hello Kitty Easter basket (she has a Vampire Hello Kitty Halloween basket too)

Cousin Love
The Easter Bunny came over once we got home and got set up for Sunday.

On Sunday, we got up to check out the treasures from the Easter Bunny before going to a beautiful church service:
Daddy had to hold her back so i could get the camera ready


aww love the baby

Bunny holding a baseball in honor of Opening Day

writing on the magnadoodle
Time for Church!