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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

One YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness.  My little girl is one years old I can't believe it because time has gone to fast.  I am grateful that I have been able to stay at home with my beautiful little girl and watch her grow and develop.  At the one year mark here are only a few of the things she can do.

  • She LOVES when her daddy comes home she will go to the the garage door and wait.  So cute.
  • When I bring out her stroller for our walk she screams with joy.
  • Has mastered climbing up and down the stairs and opening and tearing every thing out of cupboards :/ Don't know if this is my favorite phase.
  • Today her favorite thing was to sit down and then stand back up.  She is able to walk (walked all the way across the loft many times), but still prefers crawling which I am okay with. 
  • LOVES her books.  She will flip threw the pages and read the story to you.  
  • Still not in love with her carseat.  I am thinking that will change when she can face forward.
  • Starting to get hair and the back is curly. Really blonde hair so most people don't notice.  
  • So smart.  Has started moving some of her toys to certain places to crawl up to higher places.
  • Knows that she isn't supposed to do some things. Such as going into our bathroom and opening the cupboards.  She will start crawling that direction then look back at me to see if I am paying attention.  
There is more and I could go on forever, but most of it is developing a little more onto what I have written on past posts.  I decided to get professional photographs of her.  Here are some of my favorite ones.
Loves her Tiger.  Everytime she sees it she goes crazy.  Also it has helped her to recognize a tiger in some of her books.

Her foot touched the grass and she wasn't a huge fan, but dad brought out the tiger just in time to give a beautiful smile

I love this girl.  Favorite for sure.  She has four teeth on top, but the two on bottom seriously make this an adorable picture.

So glad I went with a safari theme.

Probably one of my very favorite pictures next to the toothy smile one.

Our little one exploring the world.

Look mom no hands :)

She hated the cake so much.  Which I thought was funny because she LOVED the cake we made for her.

I love this picture because it truly captures how she felt.

Tried to get some good ones though so I hid yogurt bites in the cake which she LOVES.

She LOVES balloons. 

Shoving a yogurt bite in not cake haha :)

"Seriously?" What a great face.


She hated the cake.

The balloon makes everything better.

First touch of the cake.  Notice holding onto the balloon for moral support haha :)

Sorry the last pictures were out of order, but I loved all of her pictures and wish I could have put them all up here.  I am in love with our little girl and think she is the most beautiful thing ever.  Being her mom has been awesome so far and I know it will just get better, but I am nervous for her to grow up.  Well, I will babble on forever about nothing so I hope you enjoy her pictures.  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Party!! Party!!

Alright so since we don't live close to family, and just moved to the Phoenix valley, I stressed so much about throwing Lynlee a first year birthday party.  I originally decided it would be just Matt and me with Lynlee smashing into a cupcake.  That changed when I decided to invite the few people that we know in the Phoenix valley (like a total of six families).  Well only one of the them was able to make it to the party.  With it being the people we knew best I decided to still go through with doing a small party and at a little later time.  That meant that our neighbors that we met two weeks earlier were able to stop by for a few minutes which made it feel like more of a success.  Lynlee had two little friends she could play with. Here are the pictures that I took of her decorations.   

Her simple decorations.

I really wanted to make this owl cupcake creation.  Cute right!!? Can you tell which owls Matt did?

I made a homemade banner.

She was so excited

She LOVED her cupcake which is funny because she HATED her cake smash session for pictures.


Even though not a lot of people came to her party I feel like now we have made a great memory for her birthday.  We love our little girl and can't believe she is growing up so fast.  She has accomplished so much in her first year :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New House #2

So our new house isn't really picturesque as our fist house, but I like this house more don't know why I just do.  Well, here is the run down of when we moved.  When Matt got his new job in Scottsdale we had two weeks or so to find a place to live so of course we found an apartment in North Phoenix.  We really liked that area and searched for a house there, but just never found something that we loved.  So we expanded our search to a little more than a half our commute for Matt.  So that landed us out in East Mesa.  The house isn't brand new and has things in it that we would like to update, but new enough (2001) that we are comfortable living here.  Here are some pictures that I got of our new place when we were not all the way moved in.
Our Kitchen which is a lot cleaner now and organized.  We bought our fridge on craigslist which ended up saving us about $1500 :)

Dining nook.  Matt got me flowers for our anniversary which was the weekend after we moved in.

The Living room, first room you see when walking in the front door.  

First off I don't like our rug in there when we get some disposable income we will replace it for sure.  This is the view from the back door.

View of the front of the house from the left of the big tree in front.

View of the house from the right of the big tree.  The big bush in front that looks like a tree has been trimmed and looks soooo much better now. Yes we share a driveway with our neighbor.  It doesn't bother me as much as it bothers Matt.

Our backyard before we cut the grass. We have a palm tree.

View from the other side of the yard.  We have a Lime tree.  

Down the upstairs hallway.  First door on the right is the guest/Lynlee bath. Second door on the right is Lynlee's room.  The room straight ahead is the guest room and the closet on the side is the washer and dryer. 

Looking from the top of the stairs from the hallway is our Loft with a game closet.

Right next to the game closet is the Master bedroom door (don't mind our REALLY messy room).  It is true we have NEVER bought a bedroom set in our three years of marriage.  I would really like one, but that is not at the top of our list to buy,

Here is the master bath.  Nothing special.

Matt and I would really like to update the kitchen and the bathrooms, but that will be done in time I am sure. I really like having a two story house.  Even though this house isn't as nice as our last one I like this one better.  It feels more homey to me like it was meant for us or something.  Anyways, I know the pictures are messy, but you get the idea of the layout.  If you really want to experience it you can come and visit us in the land of the sun :)