Sunday, February 13, 2011

Come swing on by for a Birthday Party! Our little Monkey is turning two!

(this cake is from

A complete change of heart in your 2nd birthday party plans. The theme for this years birthday party is going to be Monkeys!! Since you are our little monkey and love monkeys its a perfect fit! I have already ordered your adorable dress, picked out invitations, have sent the picture of the cake we are going to have made to the baker, and decided on favors. We have one major dilemma...we have yet decided where to have it! When writing the guest list we counted 60 plus people. So much for having a small party this year. Anyways, our house can not exactly accommodate 60 people so now we are trying to figure out where to have it. I know it really doesnt matter as long as our family and friends are there to celebrate with us, but I just want to make sure everyone is comfortable and has a great time.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

2nd Birthday Party Planning

In just two very short months you will be turning two years old. I feel like just yesterday I was writing a blog about your 1st birthday party planning. Wow, what a difference a year makes in the life of a 22 month old. You are a little person with ideas, wants, needs, a view on this crazy world that is only yours. You have opinions, throw tantrums, and most importantly are the sweetest little thing I have ever seen. You say things like
"Goodnight Mama, Sweet Dreams, I love you".
"Be careful driving Daddy we love you"
"I'll find it"
"Oh My Gawwwwd"
and so many more things I could no way list them all here! Your vocabulary is amazing and it makes me think back to when you were just a few months old and my biggest worries were if you would develop normally and learn to talk and how do I know if I am teaching you all the right things in order to get you to talk. Should I give you the pacifier or will that delay your speech, are sippy cups ok or are they better with straws? I have no idea what we did right or wrong with you....or if it even mattered either way. I do know however it was a big old waste of time worrying and I should have just enjoyed the ride a little bit more. You would learn at your own pace and you would be fine! I can remember stressing because you weren't walking on your first everything ok? Why isn't she walking yet? What a waste of time....the day you learned how to walk you started running the next day. Now you are jumping and skipping and perfect!
Anyways I have two months to reminisce on your second year of life, no need to get emotional already. Really though, your second year in this world is already almost behind us and now we are moving onto bigger and better things, like potty training and preschool or atleast thinking bout those things. Scares Mommy to death, but hopefully I remind myself over and over to enjoy this ride and watch this life through your eyes to truly enjoy it
2nd birthday party bash is going to be on Saturday April 2nd (your actual birthday) at Amazement in Bradford. We are going to do a Strawberry Shortcake theme. Mommy has found the invitations she wants to order, and a cake that she wants made. The only other ideas we have so far are all the guests making their own strawberry shortcakes! We will just base the whole party around strawberry themed foods and of course Mommy has found you the perfect strawberry outfit! Heres a little sneak peek at the planning!
Birthday cake will look something similar to this....
Invitations will be made from this seller on etsy and look just like this.....

Full time stay at home Mommy!

Never in a hundred years would I have guessed I would ever be given the opportunity to be a full time stay at home Mommy. It's happening though, and I couldn't be happier. Thanks to Daddy, "Generous" Electric, and Auntie Jenny. Mommy is given the opportunity she never thought possible, to stay at home full time with you and baby Jacob. You will have your cousin around to play with during the day.
If someone had asked me just 5 years ago where I pictured my future I would have never said being a stay at home Mom. Not because its not what I wanted, its just something I never believed possible. I'm about to experience life with two under two (part time) This could be the deciding factor if you will ever get a brother or sister. I cant make any promises.....Jacob is such fun, but at the end of the day he goes home and you go to bed! You are amazing and you like to sleep at night, Mommy does too.......
I have a feeling my posts may be getting a whole lot more interesting with our days filled with fun, chaos, and funny stories! I can't wait and wouldn't want it any other way!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


We have gotten an absurd amount of snow this winter, every week the news is predicting another major storm for New England. Its February 3rd and we have no place else to put it! The first few storms were fun to watch, play in, and be stuck inside for, but we've had enough and are more than ready for spring! Cabin fever has set in.....we've been spending a lot of days stuck inside reading, coloring, watching the wiggles, and baking! Last snow storm we made homemade honey wheat bread. You even helped out a little with the mixing!
We hold her hands....She holds our hearts!
Olivia Taylor Powell
7lbs 0 oz 19 in