Monday, January 30, 2012

I need to lock my fridge..., not for me even though it will probably help me, but for miss K.
 Girlfriend learned how to open the refrigerator...
showing me that daddy forgot his sandwich
 and now it is a daily battle. 
 Seriously, she is in that place.  
We might are going to target tomorrow to get one of those locks for the fridge. 
Oh?  And do you see those nice little organic meaning $$ eggs at the bottom?  Yeah, the next day she rolled those all over the floor and well, let's just say they are on the target list too.  Ha!  I wish I had pictures but it was SUCH a mess.
What a little stink.  

Now only if she can learn to pour momma a glass of wine...I kid, I kid.  Sorta.  

Happy Monday!! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Snow day

It has finally snowed in MN and I am hoping it will stay this time!  I am not a huge fan of the cold, but boy, I love a winter wonderland!  And since we hardly had any for Christmas, I was just itching to get Kalpal out to play! 

Monday seemed like the perfect day to get the babe out in the snow!  We had errands and such before her afternoon nap (in hopes to wear her out extra good) so once we got home I laid her down, and amazingly took an almost 2 hour nap!  Bliss, friends.  Pure bliss.  When she woke up, she had a snack and since it was already starting to get dark I quickly bundled her up and out we went!  Kal has LOVED looking outside when it snows.  And whenever we let Kobe outside, she always runs to the door and points to go outside and at the snow.  Naturally, I thought she would love it.  I dont know why I thought that, but I did.  Ill let the pictures show the rest..........
Right before we headed out
Get me out of here!!!!

I think it's safe to say that we will wait a little while before we try that again...

Happy Wednesday, friends! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

book worm

I love reading.  When I was younger, I would get in trouble for staying up to late reading.  rebel, I know.  But really.  I loved it.  I read all the time.  I got burnt out in college with all the readings so other than a devotional or required reading for class, I didnt really read much.  And then when I was on bedrest with sweet Emma I started back up and havent stopped.  Sure, I go through spurts of reading a book in 3 days instead of it taking me a couple weeks, but for the most part, I have always a book (or 2!) going.  Dont get me wrong, I love me some reality tv, but there is just something about a good book :)  Anyways, I have dreamed about reading to my babies.  I started my collection of children's books during college because one of my cooperating teachers recommended to start collecting books now for your classroom.  So we have many and there is no end in sight (despite what the husband may say...). 
Miss K LOVES her some books.  My oh my does that girl want to read.  Over, over and over again and again.  I know this is such a wonderful thing that can really help them develop and grow so every time she brings millions of books to me I try to be extra enthusiastic and encourage any reading time she wants.  even if we have read the same book 59372094 bazillion times.  
She loves the touch & feel books.  Those are really her favorites.  Her close seconds would be singing books, as in momma sings.  Those would be Jesus Loves Me, Baby Beluga, You are my Sunshine, The more we get together, etc. 
She also loves Ladybug girl.  I have read that book more times that I can count/imagine.
I love my little book worm and cant wait to read an infinity more times!  

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Walk the dinosaur..err toddler??

Kal got a ride along dinosaur for her Birthday and has been loving riding it all over.  All over.  This weekend, she kept wanting her daddy to push her, so after daddy had spent over an hour quite a bit of time pushing her back and forth in the living room, daddy got smart.
He leashed that dino up and what do you know?!  He was able to walk the dinosaur...err toddler all over the house!
They were going pretty fast, so I really wasnt able to get great pictures, ha!
And dont be fooled by the lack of smiles, friends.  She was LOVING it!  
She has even been walking the dinosaur as well!  Awesome.
The not so awesome part of all this is now she wants to do it all.the.time.  I am not joking, she knows where Kobe's leash is and tries to get it every second, and will even push/drag the dino to the garage door because she wants the leash put on.  Oye.  Maybe my new workout can be walking the dino? Or would it be considered walking the toddler?  Ha!

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Kallen's party

I am finally going to post about Kallen's birthday party!  This post may be long, you have been warned. I was going to break into 2, but since this a month late, we will just stick with one.

I loved planning for Kal's first birthday.  Yes, I was running around with my head cut of and stressed that last week before her party and was up late every single night, but it was wonderful and I would do it over again in a heartbeat.  She is my baby, and my baby turning one deserved a whole shin-dig.  despite daddy's request to stop spending $$ keep it 'low key'.  

Since said baby toddler was born in the frigid days of MN winter, the party was obviously to be held indoors.  Boo.  And since my side of the family is the size of an army is pretty large, we knew our tiny quaint little home wouldn't house all of them, well a new location was to be found.  So, we held it in my dad's garage!  Dont say 'redneck' just yet, my dad has a large open garage with a built in heater type (I'm not technical) so it was the place to do it.  Okay, you can say redneck if you want :)   

We went with a pink and orange theme that I fell in love with from where else but Pinterest!  

I worked with Paige from Paiges of Style and she did a fabulous job on everything!  I couldnt have been more pleased.  Everything turned out beautifully! 
We hung this on the wall, it is Kal's monthly pictures.  I cannot believe the difference a year makes!
 Cupcakes - courtesy of Sam's.  So cheap! And delish!!
We had water with the labels {happy birthday kallen}, {1}, {kallen jayne nixon} and also sunkist, and pink lemonade {to go with the theme} (I dont think I have a picture of the drink station, bummer!)
 For favors I made ornaments that I purchased from Michaels, and then personalized them
The birthday banner I made.....I wish I would have done orange paper & pink lettering, but it works nonetheless :)
I found this idea from Pinterest as well and I cannot wait for Kallen's 18th birthday so she can read them!  It was a special way for those who were at her party to share their hopes & dreams for her!
 We also made tons of the famous tissue pom poms for decor. 
Even though auntie Nikki cant make them, we survived with enough that Katie and I made (right Katie?!!)
I didnt seem to get a picture of all the food, but we had different things throughout the spread to tie in the {pink & orange} theme.  Such as, oranges, pink & orange gumballs, pink & orange jello fingers, goldfish & pink & orange sixlets! 

And now for the pictures of the birthday girl herself!  

Kal & grandpa
running around...ahh she looks so big!

She loved all her gifts, but loved the tissue paper so much!! 
She was one blessed little girl!  
Time for cake!  
She dug right in!  
I think she did pretty well :)  Ha!  Sister can eat!  

If you have lasted through the end of this I'm impressed!  We are so thankful for the wonderful family and friends that came to Kal's first birthday party.  Thank you to all!! We had a wonderful time celebrating our sweet girl!!