Tuesday, February 21, 2012

One day...

I often find myself daydreaming about all of the fun years to come for my little family. I mostly think about all of the things I hope to give Sienna...
A big yard with a tall tree to swing from
A family with lots of animals- cats, dogs, chickens, bunnies, pigs... a goat, why not?
A kickass tree house or play house, made by her Papa
A beautiful garden to grow her own fruits, veggies and flowers

I have a beautiful picture in my mind, that I see over and over again, sometimes I dream about it. It's so clear that I can feel it, hear it, even smell it. It's my number one goal to bring that picture to life for Sienna and any future little ones.

One day I hope to peek out of my window to see my children swinging from their tree, running wildly with their animals, having the best time at home with their family.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Thrift Store Finds

 I have been finding really great stuff at my favorite thrift stores lately!

A new lamp for our room.

Lamp = $6.50  Shade = .25 cents

Another basket for Sienna's toys and books.

basket = .25 cents

A few large tarnished spoons for kitchen decor.

Spoons = .75 cents for all three

Pretty good, right?! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's day!

I love Valentine's Day! But I like it simple. This morning Sienna and I made breakfast for Daddy and enjoyed a cup of coffee and some cuddle time before he left for work. Isaac got me flowers which always makes my day, good job Hubster :) I snapped a few pictures of the munchkin for Papa and when she wakes up from her nap we're going to make a card for him. We don't have any fancy plans for tonight, just a home cooked meal- steak fajitas, a bottle of wine and a walk to a snazzy dessert shop down the street.

Whether you're getting all dolled up and going out on the town tonight or cuddling on the couch,
I hope you all have a fantastic Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

My growing girl

Sienna is growing so fast!
The only things that haven't grown much are her teeny feet!

Maybe that's why it took so long for her to finally discover them!

And... she's sitting up! I always sit close by because she still throws herself backwards when she gets really excited. Seeing her sit up on her own makes me so proud of my big girl, but a little sad that she's a big girl now. Where did my little baby go?

She has the best little neck, I love kissing it over and over!

Friday, February 3, 2012

My tips & tricks

Life with a baby is BUSY and one thing that I learned quickly is that regardless of how busy I am, I still have to make time to take good care of myself. The key to staying healthy is eating well, even when you're a mom on the go. With a million things to do each day, it's easy to skip meals or "forget" to eat. But that really isn't an option for me since I am nursing Sienna, I need the extra calories and nutrients for her as well as myself. One thing that has really helped me stay on the right track is yummy snacks. If I know that I have a busy day ahead of me, I take a snack pack in my bag with me to munch on between meals.

What are your tips and tricks for eating healthy?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My little chef

"What, you want me to cook dinner!?"

Most days, this is what making dinner looks like in our house. Sienna LOVES to watch me while I'm cooking. When I was younger, I never cooked with my mom, I mean never! When it was time for her to cook, that was my que to get out of the kitchen, not because she was being mean, she was just trying to be more efficient. Yes, I'm sure you can whip up a meal a lot faster without a little one making a mess or asking a million questions. But to me, that extra effort to include your child while cooking is worth a few extra minutes in the kitchen. It teaches them responsibility, team work and I'm sure they'll appreciate each meal much more when they help prepare it. I can't wait for the day when Sienna can do more than watch me cook, we're going to have so much fun!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The little things

an afternoon snack

Cali watching over her baby sister

A lazy evening in bed, watching disney music videos online.

a hot cup of tea

Sienna's cute bedhead after her nap :)