I have now been blogging for 6 months & I have learned A LOT. I thought today I would just mention a few PROS & CONS. An obvious PRO is GIVEAWAYS. I haven't even entered that many but I have been REALLY LUCKY! I mean Blessed :) Cheryl from ZanyMayd sent me a very sweet package which I had the best time opening! And now I have little pieces of her all throughout my house!
My favorite is this little dish!
She was sooo sweet & thought of Annie too!
Annie was very happy!
And Kate was thrilled to see her name on a package!
Thank you soooo much Cheryl! It was all too perfect!
Another PRO is that I have been so much better about taking pictures of my family! I'll put up some of Rocco since he too often gets left out :) I have a feeling you'll be hearing about him a lot more soon as he starts walking.
I would never have so many memories recorded if it weren't for doing this!!!
Now for a few CONS
When you sit at the computer for 2 minutes in the middle of the day because you think everything is under control & you just HAVE to see today's Bluebird Notes...you might arise to find this:
Your brand new roll of wax paper rolled around room to room. I suppose it could be a PRO if you were lost & needed to follow it home (as long as you are only 30 feet away from home.)
Yes Koralee...this one is your fault, well....yours & Bo's :)
Or if you sit a little too long...you might look in the mirror later in the day & wonder:
How long has that Barbie shirt been on my head & how did it get there?
And then you vaugely remember that when you were blogging your sweet, sweet daughter tapped you on the head & gave you a kiss, "Hi mom!"
All morning Bo has been carrying around this little wad of money.
He's been talking about it, counting it, & shoving it in his little pocket only to take it back out again a minute later.
"That sure is a lot of money you have there Bo. What are you gonig to do with it?"
"I don't know, coffee. I need coffee." (I wish you could hear his deep little voice :)
Coffee? Music to my ears! I have to admit. I am a Starbucks addict. You can read me 100 reports about the thousands of dollars you would save if you just skipped your Starbucks trip & I still want my mocha :) So I said, "Sounds good to me Bo...let's call Boppa & meet him for some coffee :)
So after we flattened out his little fist of money, he put it in his pocket & we headed to Starbucks.
Where Bo ordered & paid all by himself.
"Hot chocolate please."
The money is all gone!
(not really it was only a buck:)
Nothing like a "coffee" & a blueberry muffin.
When Bo is drinking we often have to remind him..."Bo, breathe!"
It was nice my dad could meet us too!
Thanks Bo! For the nice morning :)
I can already tell it is going to be a beautiful day :)
"Oh Hello! Come on in! I am sorry I didn't see you I was just beautifying....well, come on, come in!"
Okay, I can't make it through the whole post that way so I am changing back to me :)
When I was pregnant with Annie I didn't know if I was having a girl or a boy so my husband painted one room pink & one room blue. I really wanted the girl's room pink & green so he just painted the closet bright green & we took off from there...but there is no way I am showing you the closet. :)
So, our big green splash is this dresser, which my parents got at an auction for 10 dollars & I painted it pink & then green & then sanded it like crazy!!!
And she made the candy garland which graces the mirror.
Apparently, I have no discernment in how many things you can hang on the ceiling. The chandelier was a cheap brass one from Home Depot (20 bucks) that I attacked with spray paint & Christmas decorations.
The curtains that I loved didn't come in a bright enough green so this is when I bought my sewing machine. It is amazing how much you appreciate things when you make them! I actually made her bed spread & many of the pillows too. If you knew me...you would be VERY surprised I pulled it off.
I mean VERY surprised :)
Behind Annie's door is her Secret Butterfly Garden. (Dollar Tree) Shhhh...don't tell anyone :)
Her Aunt Tricia gave out green donkey shoes to her wedding party when she got married & it was the perfect color to match Annie's room, so even though we don't believe in luck, we love to remember that fun day.
Now this side is a bit of a mess, but a girl has to stash her STUFF somewhere.
So what does a 5 year old girl stash?
Money in her ballerina pig,
...little glass animals, and High School Musical junk everywhere!
I just love these pictures from her first birthday :)
And her shell jar will get one more shell on our trip to