Saturday, October 23, 2010

Boutique Season is here.

Boutique season has arrived and I've been a busy sewing bee. I'm so excited about all my new items and the great response they've gotten. If you want to check them out, click HERE to visit my store. This year I worked really hard on my booth. I wanted it to look eye catching, creative, and welcoming. I took some pictures, I'd love to hear what you think.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Brayden is 11 Months Old!

How could Brayden possibly be 11 months old already?! I'm already full swing in birthday planning mode. We're having a Johnny Cupcakes themed party and it's going to be so cute!! I'm so excited. Today I took Brayden to have his milestone pictures taken and also to attempt to get a picture of Katelyn and Brayden in their Halloween costumes. They turned out so adorable!

In the last month, Brayden has started:
- Eating finger foods at every meal, not just baby food
- He's doing great drinking from a sippy cup
- We are still getting some good sleep out of him at night. He's only waking up once around 6:30 for a bottle, then he goes back to sleep for another hour or so
- He now points at things and says "that"
- Brayden is starting to enjoy pretend play with Katelyn. They play with her doll house and in her kitchen.
- He loves to wave bye bye and usually will accompany it with a "ba ba ba"
- He's become a speedy crawler AND
At 10 1/2 months Brayden took his first steps!!!

Our little man is a walker!! He still is preferring crawling, but he's can take up to 10 steps now. Kyle and I love our little man so much and we are so excited to watch God continue to develop him into the man he wants him to be. We love you Bud!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

I Love Bakerella!

Many of you have seen pictures or even tasted the cake pops I love to make. While I'd like to take credit for coming up with the cake pop idea, I didn't, but Bakerella did. She makes amazing cake pops and cupcake pops, if you don't believe me you'll have to check out her site. Well a couple weeks ago my good friend Jessica called me and told me to set aside 5 hours on October 11 because she had a surprise date for me planned. She knows I've been so busy, overwhelmed and have not had any time to myself away from my little ones. Not that I don't love them, but every Mommy needs a break. Can I get an "Amen" mommies?! Well today Jessica took me over to South Coast Plaza because Bakerella was having a book signing there today. She had gotten me her book and we had lunch and waited in line to have it signed. I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun I had and how blessed I feel to have such an amazing friend who knew Bakerella was going to be in town and that I would love to meet her. Thanks Jess for a great day!! I am so blessed to have you in my life.

New pictures of the kiddos

A Visit from Papa and Noni

September was a crazy month for our family. We had an amazing time in Boston with my Mom and Grandparents, then a couple weeks later we got a visit from my Dad and his wife. My Dad actually came into town for 4 days first, then flew to NY for meetings, where Siobhan met him and then they flew back through LA for meetings before returning to China. During their second trip to LA the kids and I drove up to Santa Monica to spend the day with them. The kids had so much fun with Papa and Noni and I loved getting to visit with them myself. Since Dad's meetings went well he's hoping to be able to visit us more often in the coming months since he will have meetings in Los Angeles. Yay!!

This is what happens

when you get Brayden out of the tub and turn your head for 2 seconds to get Katelyn out. Brayden obviously wasn't ready to get out of the tub. He cracks me up! He crawled back into the tub all by himself. Man, I need to keep a closer eye on this little one!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

This is what happens

when you try and take a family picture at the end of the day and the kids are tired from not having a nap. I couldn't stop laughing when I saw these so I had to share them.