Something Fun

I’ve become a big Pintrester lately. So when I found a pin for a duvet cover fort, I had to try it. Only one issue though. I don’t have a duvet cover. Boo. Enter craftiness.

bubble fort outside

We did it! It’s a king side fitted sheet, a box fan, and a rock for each corner to hold it down. Just put the sheet where you want, put a rock into each corner to keep it down, add a fan, and go!

exploring for the first time

The girl thinks it’s cool. Or maybe awesome when toys are involved.

m&ms and toys!

I had to sneak pictures. She didn’t want me in there.

Made it her own

She says “MOM! GO AWAY!”

She’s 3!

Happy Birthday sweetheart! We love you!

Images: Alyssa minutes after birth April 2008, Alyssa hunting for eggs April 2011.

Adventures In Mommy Land: Oh My!

The goofyist this seem to happen while I get ready. Like today. I decided to try the classic “pin-up model” black eyeliner. AKA SUPER thick, and SUPER black. While I started on one eye, Alyssa comes in and begs me to put some on her. (known as the toddler “mama, me too” syndrome) I tell her no and she left the bathroom pouting. Little did I know she would come back 5 minutes later looking like this:

She found her own eyeliner. Even if it is red crayola marker. All over her eyes. You can’t see it, but the other eye has a few dots on the lid. She was so proud too, so she modeled her look for me.

I can stop laughing when I see this pictures! She was so mad when I cleaned her face off too.

Too Bad

So I was going to be all Jeanie-like yesterday, and post pictures of my first tomato of the season. BUT right after I washed it, Alyssa decided to take it off the counter and eat it like it was an apple. I hope it as good. I was looking forward to making a BLT with it. 😦

My Christmas Time

It truly is the most wonderful time of year. There is nothing like time with family and friends, all while stuffing ourselves with some of the best food known to man. My Christmas time  goes as such:

My Christmas is Christ.

The season is all about Him. His birth forever changed the world. I’ll keep Christ in my Christmas!

   

I recently acquired the Nativity I grew up with. I also found out that my Mom made it in 1987 before I was born. Talk about a keepsake I’ll always treasure. Thanks Mom!!

My Christmas is Decorated!

I don’t do a lot of decorating, but I still love a tree!

My Christmas is giving to my friends.

There is nothing like giving your friend a gift you just know they are going to love, which is exactly what I did this year. I gave my lovely friend Kaela a snowman mug, complete with coffee and hot cocoa, and one of the journals I made. I don’t think I’ll forget how excited she was when she opened it at MOPS last week.

My Christmas is all about Ally.

Alyssa helped me set up the tree this year. She was SO excited to help hang up the ornaments and sort out the tree branches.

   

She loves our tree. She sits under it and points to it saying “Twee, Twee!” all day long!

She loves her ornament. I got it for her for her first Christmas last year so we never forget how she used to put her arms above her head.

Her joy makes the season so much brighter.

pictured: The new to me nativity, our tree, some of the many gifts, Ally setting up the tree, Ally playing with the springy snowman, Alyssa’s ornament, Ally peeking at her presents.

O Is For October

October is for moving.

We moved from our apartment into a rental house, but not until we spent WEEKS fixing the place up. Let me explain. The house we just moved into is Ben’s grandparent’s place. They use it as a rental to supplement their retirement. They dropped the price for us, and we fixed it up in return. I’ll post more on the house in another post, as I want to include a photo tour, and there are still boxes everywhere.

October is for leaves, and a LOT of them.

We had to rake the yard badly. You couldn’t see where the path in the back was anymore.  Alyssa and I had a hayday playing in them today.

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Yes, the pile is that big. It comes up to my waist, and there is a second one about 6 feet away.

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Alyssa kept pointing to the trees and would say ” Uht OOOOO” (like she does every time she falls)

It’s Official!!!

Alyssa is walking!!!!!!!! She found her bravery yesterday and started zooming around the living room ON HER OWN!!!!!!!!!!

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