Friday, December 30, 2011

Cookie Party!

Even though I am still a little in shock, life continues to move forward and my baby turned THREE! I still just can't believe it, how did my 4lb little sugar turn into a 32lb sugar so fast?! As usual I couldn't let his big day go by without celebrating and celebrated to the max! He had a few of his little friends over on Friday the 16th for some cookie decorating, a pinata and lunch! It was SUCH a fun little day and I am so glad we did this extra little thing for our sweet boy!
He was modeling the aprons we made as the party favor - he actually loved it and all of the kiddos (except the youngest) put on their aprons and had the best time decorating cookies - it was way too sweet!! I love that the apron can double as an art smock and anything else after the cookie decorating, the girlies got pink and green cars :)

 I found via Williams Sonoma on ebay this set of CARS 2 cookie cutters, they were precious! We had Finn, Lighting, Mater and Franceso cookies to decorate - the kiddos loved them! Bj and I made them the night before and the kiddos were all set to go to town with the sprinkles! They were just adorable, they decorated and then went upstairs to play and the Momma's chatted :)
 R and C having fun decorating! After this we had a little lunch and the "binyata" as Connor calls it!
 Look at all those sprinkles - I seriously went through 6 containers of sprinkles, it was hilarious!
They were just precious with the pinata - they pulled the strings and screamed in delight at the fruit snacks that fell out (C's pick!). It was just such a wonderful little day and Connor had the best time. The smile on his face was SOOO SWEET and just made my day - I don't think I stopped smiling all day. We are so blessed to have such wonderful friend, family and neighbors who come over and celebrate our sweet little Christmas baby!

O' Christmas Tree!

 We went the Saturday after Thanksgiving to pick out our perfect little Christmas tree for 2011! We went back to the same place we went last year and loved it. It was just as fun this year too! We got there nice and early so we had our pick of the best Christmas tree out there :)

 Connor loved being pulled all over the place in the sled, he was cracking us up! He kept screaming at us to go faster, faster, haha! After searching we found the best tree on the lot!
 Connor and Daddy cut down the tree and did a great job. They cut off the stem for our mantle and we were good to go.

 He is such a cheese ball and was actually being really cooperative when it came to getting his picture taken - I was a little on the surprised side :)
After getting the tree on the car it was time to head home and get it decorated! I took a picture of it up, I just haven't loaded it up yet, oops! 

Catch Up!

 Is anyone tired of looking at my pumpkin patch pictures?! Hehe, I am! Life has just been, life lately - we have been super busy and enjoying every minute of it! I have been SO busy this holiday season with my little monogramming business and I am so thankful but I was really overwhelmed for a few weeks there :) So, I thought I would do a little bullet list to get everyone up to date - I wanted to make sure I got all of our Christmas/Birthday pictures up in 2011, haha!

1. We started buying lots of goodies for a REAALLYY fun project we started around the house after Thanksgiving. This one loved picking out our new tile :) He has been a huge helper throughout the remodel! Pictures to come! Can anyone guess what was remodeled?! :)
2. We baked Christmas cookies with Nonny - we had a whole day set aside and only got one batch actually in the oven, haha! Our cookie baking day was a huge fail, but that's okay we will try again next year!
3. We spent lots, and lots, and lots of time at Nonny's house while I sewed holiday goodies! I am SO blessed and my business was a booming this year! I counted it up and I did somewhere between 275 and 300 things this holiday season - it was crazy, madness, busy! I was proud of myself because I only had two breakdowns in there, and everything got done :) Thanks to the help of my wonderful momma and this sleeping lumberjack :) I was so fortunate for a busy holiday season, especially when you see bullet number 4...

4. The second week of December (I was already on my holiday break) I got a call to come into work for a mandatory meeting - and I knew that could only mean one thing. I cried the whole way in, but knew things would work out the way they are supposed to. I, along with 599 of my fellow friends at McGraw-Hill were let go. I was really sad, but looking forward to whatever life has in store in the next few months in terms of a new job. I am loving being at home with my Connor though and hope to drag it out as long as possible, just don't tell Bj :)

5. After being antibiotic and mostly sick-free for nearly three years it finally caught up with this boy. In the span of two weeks (after getting the stomach flu in the beginning of November) Connor was up ALL night one night coughing, I called the doctor and they said whooping cough was going around so in we went. He thankfully didn't have whooping cough, but he had double ear infections! My poor little guy, we were given amoxicillan and sent home. Over the weekend (about 2 days on the antibiotics) I cheked on Connor about 10:00 and he was on fire. I mean, red as could be, 103.3 degree fever, talking gibberish. He had told me earlier that day that his neck hurt so I was SOBBING on the phone to my mom afraid he had meningitis. I called the urgent care line and they calmed me down, telling me he was most likely okay. His fever broke Sunday night and he was fine until Tuesday morning when I noticed a rash all over his body. A call to the doctor said roseola. Well, his rash continued to get WORSE and WORSE for the next two days until another call revealed he was most likely REALLY allergic to penicillan - just like his momma. This rash was 2 full days after we stopped the medecine, I am not kidding you when this looks great, he was seriously covered from head to toe - it was rash upon rash upon rash. He totally cleared up about 3 days later and is never allowed near penicillan again :)

Whew! I think that about catches us up, I can't think of anything else terrible exciting! Up next, getting our Christmas tree :)