Sunday, April 13, 2014

Yard work is exhausting

We spent the day playing yesterday so today was all about getting business done. Grocery shopping, laundry and yard work. 

I busted my butt today in the yard and while I totally see the work accomplished we are so jungle I don't think anyone else would notice. 

Found some little plants hiding in the jungle, and replanted them in a planter by the waterfall. Possibly geraniums. I hope they make it!

If you need some shrimp plants, I've got them!! 

Now it's time for bed!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

It's official

I have a 2 year old! How did the time go by so quickly? 

Reflections on 2 years with my munchkin. 

You only get one chance to do things right, so make it count. You can say oh we will do that tomorrow or next week, but you may not. By the time you get around to doing it the moment is lost. She goes through phases so fast that you have to jump on them, embrace them and do what you can to nuture her while she is still in that phase. 

She has a mind of her own. So this one I knew would be a given. She makes her own decisions. Last night vegetables were evil. Tonight when presented with the same exact vegetables they were awesome! I never know day-to-day what she will decide to exert her will over. I'm just glad she is such an easy going kid that I know tomorrow will be different. Tomorrow veggies are awesome! 

Her sweet little voice is music to my ears. "Hello mommy!" "I luuuuuv you!" "Hush dog!" "Fix it!" "Boo boo mommy!" "Mulk!" (Milk) "Twinkle twinkle little star." "Daaadddddyyy!" "Funny!" "Aaawwee" (when she gives anything a hug.) the best are always the ones where she follows it with "mommy."  

Her favorite tv show is still Calliou, but she has added Sophia the First ("Fia!"), DocMcstuffins and Sherriff Callie. 

Her blankie (or "flushie") is still her go to lovey. She started rubbing the satin edge in a new way recently that is exactly how I used to rub my sheets. 

Everyday when we get home she has to have a a cup. Must be in a cup. 

Bubbles and sandboxes are better than sliced bread. 

She has gotten quite well at brushing her teeth and she still calls it "Elmo" because he is on her toothpaste. 

She goes to bed and to nap like a dream.  

She loves her new school. 

We love her with all of our hearts. Happy birthday to my toddler. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

To weed or not to weed?

At the end of the day on Sunday almost every weekend since we moved I feel like I could have done more. We have an immense yard that will need some serious upkeep. Weeding being the biggest task of it all. 
As I sit here on my lovely porch enjoying the beautiful day, listening to the birds chirp and the waterfall flow I can't help but be annoyed with myself that I'm not out in the yard taking care of business. 

This poor bed needs weeding. But I'm so relaxed and just want to sit. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Tiny house for a tiny girl

Nothing like eating our lunch of fruit in our tiny house. 

Playing with my little ponies is fun too!

Oh and apparently no dogs allowed! 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Viva Las Vegas

Steve and I took a quick trip to Vegas to celebrate our 5 year anniversary.

We stayed at the Encore. Our resort of choice. 

We ate great food!

Scallops on Polenta with a shrimp sauce.

Pasta with veal and brussell sprouts.

Flatbread with chorizo, italian sausage and andoule.

Chilean Sea Bass schnitzel, fingerling potatoes with micro greens. (In the background baby bok choi.)

Took in the sites at the Wynn/Encore. 

The Wynn tower to the right, the pool in the foreground and the new ferris wheel off in the background.

Went to the spa and salon. 

Got in trouble for taking this photo. No photos in the spa. Even though it was in an area that was just a waiting room (prior to the undressing area). 

And relaxed. 

Happy anniversary to my amazing husband!

Yummy cupcakes from Lake Side.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Birthday Party Success

Our little Ellie Bean is turning two in a week and we had her birthday party this weekend. 
I really tried to keep it super simple. Made a few decorations and invited family and some friends. 
Our friend Melissa made Elsa's cupcake cake and it was amazing! 

I loved having other little ones to play with Elsa. 

She had a blast and was wore out at the end of the day. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Yes folks, my daughter has FINALLY made it over the 50 percentile for weight. She's almost 2 and actually wearing 2T. I would say she had a little growth spurt recently.

Go Elsa!