Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Isn't she beautiful? I may be a little biased but I love her fair skin, blue eyes, and blond hair. We had a photo shoot with Micah and Mac and I am really happy with the pictures I got. We are having a great time relaxing and enjoying some time with John's family. I don't want to go back to the Northern weather!
Here's the lone boy of the family, Mac. He is all boy compared to all the girls in the family and such a cutie. I love his dark hair and dark eyes compared to all the blue eyes and light colored hair. We had a great time swimming in the pool today and enjoying the eighty degree weather. I love vacation!
This is my wonderful niece, Micah. I took this picture in the car rental place and just love it. It's simple and it's so Micah. She looks a lot like her mom in this picture too. What a cutie!
We are staying Omaha tonight and our flight for Arizona leaves tomorrow. Best thing about staying in a hotel is the full size mirrors and how much Bella loves to dance in front of them. She is cracking herself up here!
She is going to hate me later fur this picture but she makes me smile every day with crazy stuff like this. She is helping me pack for Arizona and found these shoes to bring with us.
I am in the process of washing and organizing all of our "baby" clothes from Bella and her two cousins. The new baby will not have a shortage of clothes to wear. This is about 2/3 of the clothes that I have. I can't wait until I am done!
Bella hanging out in her bedroom before her nightly reading story. This is one of the last pair of footie jammies we have that still fit her. She is also refusing to wear them sometimes so I thought I would get a picture of her in them while I still can.
Bella made this cute Dr. Suess hat at daycare. It is fun to see her cute projects and watch how her coloring abilities change.
Seeds are planted and I have got my grow lights set up. Now I just have to wait to see if they grow! I'm a little nervous since this is the first time I have tried to grow anything from seed but hopefully it turns out! I'm very excited for the warm weather and to get my garden going this season. Some of the seeds I've planted this year are green beans, tomatoes, peppers, a few different flowers, hostas and some other things. I am going to expand the garden this year so look for pictures of it in a few months!
We are headed to Arizona in a couple of days and I bought a new umbrella stroller for the trip. Bella is all ready to go. She has everything she needs- baby doll and her sunglasses.
Snack time on Daddy and yes....we may be watching American Idol. We are a little bit addicted this season.
She is watching, The Sound of Music. One of my absolute favorite movies and she is liking it! I LOVE Julie Andrews. One of my other favorite movies in Mary Poppins. I hope Bella will share my love for these movies too!
It's March! Which means warmer weather and a dog that is getting into trouble. Rocco is in the mud room for the near future because he thought the "fertilizer" that they were spreading in the fields next to our house sounded tasty and is now paying for it by being a very sick pup. He is miserable right now and I do feel sorry for him but come on Rocco....DISGUSTING!
We are starting a job chart with Bella. We have picked four jobs out for Bella to do every day. If she does all four she gets a sticker on her chart and at the end of the week we give her a quarter for every sticker she has. I took some pictures of her doing each job and we have them on little cards in an envelope on the fridge. Once she has completed the job she puts it in her "Done" envelope. Hopefully she keeps up with it!
Just a lazy Friday night!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A lazy Friday night. For all my photography friends out there, I lowered my aperture and was practicing on getting my picture in focus tonight. I went from 2.8 to 2.2. I think I will keep it here for awhile until I can get some sharp pictures and then lower it again. Bella is breaking out in a rash as you can see on her face. She has the most sensitive skin so hopefully it's just dry skin and nothing to serious. Guess the sensitive skin comes with the blond hair and blues eyes!
We tried to take a picture tonight with the self-timer. This is our eighth picture maybe....I thought it was funny that Bella had her eyes closed. We gave up! We had American Idol to watch!
My baby is going to be saying good-bye to her pacifiers soon. She thinks that when the snow melts Tinker Bell is going to come and take them away. In return, Tink will leave Bella a special present. She also thinks that Tinker Bell is going to give all her old pacifiers to the new baby. So one of the last signs that she is a baby will be gone. I will be happy to see them go but am sad that my baby is growing up.
We had an ice storm yesterday and everything looks beautiful. I tried to get a picture of some trees but it was too bright out to catch how cool the ice looked. I thought our basketball hoop looked neat too. Although the ice is nice to look at, it makes me want spring to come even more!
He's huge! Rocco will take up a whole love seat or he will try to be a lap dog and squeeze into the smallest spots. He never figured out that he grew and isn't a puppy anymore.
Bella is reading books to us like she is a teacher. I would like to push her in another direction for a future career but for now it really cute. She "reads" the book and then turns it around to show us the pictures. Sometimes she will discipline an imaginary kid to sit down and listen too. Funny!
How many more days until I can have a glass of this??? Too many to start a countdown!