Thursday, November 20, 2008

Dizzy with Lizzy

Little Lizzy is growing up and she is SO like Matt! Every time Matt says "Dance, Lizzy dance" She does this.............

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Diaper Tote Bag

My wonderful Mom loves to make these Diaper tote bags and now has these 4 listed on ebay for a starting bid at $39.50. I have 4 of them already and I LOVE them. They have held up really well for the last 2-3 years and have lots of room to load all your stuff. If anyone knows my mom, they know that she IS a perfectionist when it comes to sewing anything. They are great quality bags. So if you're interested, you can check them out here.

Michael Miller LeBag Pink



Baby Girl Green




Miller Eiffel Tower Toile





Michael Miller Horse Play Cowboy






These are the 4 bags I have and this cute butterfly bag I have had for 5 years! It still looks great!


My mom made this bag for me before Elizabeth was born and I seriously used it everyday for 14 months, before she made me the next one.


Isabelle's bag!


I have had many questions and requests about these bags over the years and I suggested to Mom that she sell them on ebay and now she is! Hope you all like them as much as I do!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Ultimate Baby Bottle

I'm in the process of weaning Isabelle to a bottle and have found it very difficult to get her to take ANY of the bottles I have. She has a tiny mouth and gags on any long nipples or pacifiers. So I tried the NUK bottles that are similar to the pacifier she takes and she still hated it. So we all decided to take a trip to Babies "R" Us and check out what they have. I talked to a sales associate for help and she directed me to the Adiri Natural Nurser. The top of the bottle basically looks like a breast.This IS, the ONE bottle she will take and she loves it. So, you turn it upside down with the lid on tight and add your milk, then you screw on the bottom and shake. The bottom has a flower shaped vent to let the air escape. I love the quality and design so it's definitely a keeper. I was able to attend a Military Ball last night ONLY because she was able to finally take this bottle. So I feel like I can have a little more freedom. AND Last night, for the FIRST TIME, Isabelle slept from 11:00pm to 4:00am. What a blessing that was for me! Now I have to see if she can do it consecutively. Then hopefully we can push it to 6:00am.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

Today was such an awesome day! There are days when I'm not to sure I want to be military wife. The weekends or weeks that Matt is away for training are TOUGH!!! Then again, I do have two wonderful girls that are only 14 months apart. ALL of his Army stuff is ALL over the place. Very frustrating at times. Today was a reminder of how proud I am of my soldier. He LOVES what he does, WANTS to be in the Army for 20 years and WANTS to experience Iraq. I am lucky he has NOT been to Iraq yet. So Matt left this morning to set up the cannons for a ceremony that was held on campus. The girls and I got bundled up and walked the HUGE hill to campus. We watched an amazing ceremony and as the Major read off all the wars America has fought in, the cannon fired. It was super emotional. I started crying after the 2nd war was listed then the Major started to get emotional as he read the names. We then got to see Matt and walked home together. Thanks to all the soldiers fighting for our country.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lizzy NOT Taking Her Nap

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So, sometimes there are days when Lizzy just likes to play instead of sleep. Usually, she is really quiet for some time before she does this playing. Then, Matt and I hear her jumping and shouting and we just laugh wondering if she ever fell asleep at all. This time I decided to record it down. Sorry there is not much of a visual but it's still hilarious.

Look Below

I just made a new post of Halloween pictures and somehow it published it before the Twilight posts. So please look below to see! Thanks

Friday, November 7, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Halloween

These are a little late but too cute to not post. It was Elizabeth's second Halloween but first to really participate in something.


While Matt was in Korea he picked up an adorable outfit for Lizzy. We thought it would make the perfect costume.

Indeed it did.

Isabelle was a cute little kitty cat. She even let me draw on a nose and whiskers.

We took the girls to a fun carnival where Lizzy was one of many others to win best costume!

She got a fun spider painted on her cheek with....

a missing leg.
I guess cause we were trying to get it done as soon as possible before she would start moving.
Matt looks like he was having more fun than Lizzy. She looked adorable with her little buns taken out. Elizabeth had a fun Halloween this year and I know it will only get better as she gets older.