Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ready for Christmas

Yes, I know it is early but I am ready for Christmas. Most years, I am excited about it but really do not get into it. I don’t know if it is due to finally having a child old enough to really participate this year, having a new home I am just utterly peaceful in, or the combination of both but I am so ready for Christmas. I’m so ready to decorate the house with lights (something we typically don’t do a lot of). I’ve already warned my wonderful hubby that he is going to need to get on a ladder this year to put some up. Sadly the stores haven’t started putting out decorations so I cannot even plan our decorations out yet. Yes, I am one of ‘those’ people but with a new house I have no idea what to do!! I am even trying to start holiday traditions like baking cookies, decorating the tree on a certain day, etc. My goal is to make sure Libby has a fantastic Christmas and enjoys every minute of it. We are so blessed this year. I want to soak up every minute of family and joy from this time of year.

What are some of your holiday traditions?


With us having a house that can accommodate family and holiday traditions, I have volunteered to host Thanksgiving for the Ski side this year. Sadly, I have absolutely no idea what I am doing!! Luckily my mother-in-law is going to help me not mess up the turkey. =) I can handle sides, pies, etc…but that turkey! Eeks!! I am clueless. Can’t I just buy one made up so I don’t mess it up? Or make a lasagna or pizza or something? That I won’t screw up…but a turkey. Man. Good thing I have a few weeks to figure it all out and family that can help. =)
What kind of things do you make for Thanksgiving or do you stick to the traditional bird? Any tips so I don’t blacken the thing? =)

Winter Activities

With cold weather right around the corner and snow too (?), Jim and I are plotting ways to keep the Liberator from going insane inside this winter. Last night we spent our weekly “date night” at Toys-R-Us looking for things to accomplish this task. You might think going to a toy store isn’t a fun way to spend the evening but it really can be! There are so many options and different kinds of toys! Our goal was not to get stuffed toys (her crib is full of them) but things like scissors, drums (cause we’re crazy), maracas, play-doh, etc., for her to use. We did really well too! Jim did find one toy that wasn’t on our “list” – a stuffed Ernie*.

In any case, I am sure I will be posting more about how these go over this winter and whether we actually survive it…but for now we are going to spend as much time outside as possible before winter actually hits!

* I know I said we weren’t going to get any stuffed toys but Libby loves Ernie right now and it was just too cute to pass up. I had the pleasure of giving her the toy and she freaked out (in a good way) when she saw it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Future Worker Bee

My child earns to be a worker bee and do work at a desk.

To my dear kiddo, don't rush it. =) Enjoy playing with paints, crayons and scissors right now!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009


Nothing makes me happier than watching my little girl play outside. Yesterday we went outside after her nap to get some running around time before it started to rain. She had so much fun running around! Jim (aka, Daddy) got her to pick up a bunch of lady bugs with leaves. This kid loves her some bugs. I had her look for different flowers and then we made bracelets from them. She was in heaven! Yay for gorgeous fall days/

Monday, October 12, 2009

Failure to commeownicate

I'm not sure English is Libby's first language.


My child loves to swing. Loves it. And for her 2nd Birthday, her Daddy and I got her a swingset. We now live in the backyard.

Iron Man

We went to my hometown this weekend for a family reunion. More specifically, we went to a park where Jim and I spent the entire thing running around after her. At one point, Libby was determined to use the monkey bars - at age 2. We humored here and took this video after she hung on for about 15 seconds *by herself*. This video doesn't do it justice. My little future iron man!

Libby and the mask

Let me explain. Jim, from the second that I met him, has had this strange Christopher Walken mask. Libby, being fascinated by her Daddy's car, has found this mask and loves to now do this with it. Boo!