Sunday, April 27, 2014

Simple Things Sunday #010

This week my sister was in, visiting from California. 

I always have the best time, and cherish each moment with her.

She is not only my sister, but a best friend, and the best auntie. 

Here are a few moments from our week! 

Snuggles Before Bed

Eating Ice Cream Together

Weekend Fun With The Fam

Dancing In The Kitchen

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Choo! Choo!

In the next couple weeks, I will be expanding my line of birthday cards.

I'm so excited to share what is to come.

Oh, and one more day until Friday!

Just in case you needed something to smile about today! :) 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Simple Things Sunday #009

Yesterday we celebrated my son's 2nd Easter.

What a difference from last year! 

This year he ran to his Easter basket, and started taking things out one by one. 
And although we had to help him on his Easter egg hunt, he eventually found 
all of the eggs that that Easter bunny "hid" in our back yard. 

Our Easter was filled with family, tradition, amazing new memories, and the best food! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

16 Months

I can't believe my little man is 16 months today.

I'd say I wish time would slow down, but we all know that isn't going to happen.

16 months is a crazy age. 

Jackson is getting too big for a lot of the toys and things he was into, 
but he is still too small for almost everything else. 

His attention span for coloring is on the level of baby ADD, 
but we can sit and read books for hours. And hours.
He's also mastering the art of throwing tantrums. 

However, he is the sweetest, most loving little man I have ever known.

This past week he has grown super attached to his baby Jeffrey, 
and we spend a good part of our day wrapping him up like a baby and carrying him around. 

He is becoming more independent little by little,
and now only wants to eat if he's feeding himself with a fork. 

He also likes to brush his teeth, and his hair.
His little legs run everywhere. His little fingers leave prints everywhere.

A clean room is overtaken with toys in seconds as I navigate around
trying not to break an ankle stepping on one.

But his hugs are bigger and stronger every day.
His eyes bigger and brighter, learning more and more.
His smiles can still light up a room, and his giggles... priceless.

Instead of getting so sad about how fast he is growing,
I'm trying to just sit back, enjoy, and take it all in.

He is ONLY 16 months old, he is still my baby.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Simple Things Sunday #008

A day late, because my little man has been sick. 

This week, he grew very attached to his baby giraffe, Jeffrey. 

He loves wrapping him up like a baby, and carrying him around everywhere. 

Jeffrey also likes to read him bedtime stories. 

It makes my heart melt to see him so loving to his best buddy. :) 

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Simple Things Sunday #007

So many moments to choose from this week.
But I'm going to keep it simple and sweet. 

Moments between Jackson and his daddy are simply the best.
Sometimes I have to stop myself from running to get the camera, 
to just enjoy and take it in. 

But then, other times
I'm so happy I ran and GOT the camera. Because then I get to capture moments like this. 

Sweet, precious moments. Ones that freeze time.
Ones that make my heart burst with so much love for both of them. 

Friday, April 04, 2014

Winner Winner!

Simply Sweet Print's 1st giveaway has ended and I am happy to announce the winner! 

Congrats Lisa of Stilettos & Diaper Bags!

Thank you to everyone who participated! :)

pIN Love


My obsession with pinterest never went away. Once I log on, I'm doomed. 

Quotes. Crafts. Home Decor. Baby Clothes. Projects.

Easter is only a couple weeks away, so I thought I'd share some of my favorite Easter pins today! 

(All images via pinterest, link to direct sites when I'm able to!)

I hope everyone has an amazing Friday, and see you this weekend for Simple Things Sunday!
It was hard to narrow it down, there are so many fun pins!

Does anyone else have one they want to share? 
Leave a comment with the link! 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A mother's take on lack of sleep.
Since Jackson was born, I, myself, have gotten three nights where I got to 
sleep through the night. 


He is 15 months old. 

And sleeping through the night means 6-8 hours where I didn't wake up once. 
And no, I am not exaggerating. 

Three. Nights.

Those three nights were sleepovers at Grandma and Grandpa's and I am forever grateful for them. 

 So, my husband and were talking the other day about one of our favorite topics- 
how Jackson still doesn't sleep through the night, or nap much for that matter. 
We've always joke that he doesn't want to miss out on anything. 
So, then I jokingly said, It's okay since he doesn't sleep or nap much, 
that just means I get to spend so much extra time with him. 

That was a few days ago and although I was joking, it made me stop and think. 
It's true. 
Even when he was weeks old, he was never a napper, and never slept through the night. 
(Or those six hour stretches I heard so much about.)

 I kept waiting for it to happen, and then I kept waiting some more. 
So, instead of being in his nursery in dreamland for hours, I always had him next to me. 

I'll never forget those early days, the days of him just laying next to me, 
eyes big and bright, just looking around, taking everything in. 
All those extra hours I had with him, I am now so thankful for. 

All those extra hours today, I am even more thankful for. 
Time is no joke. It goes fast. And then faster and faster.

Sure, it's frustrating. 
But I know I'm not the only Mommy who has an overactive baby 
who would rather do anything and everything but sleep. 

I'm here to tell you, it's not that bad. 

One day, our little ones will be teenagers, and we won't be able to get them out of bed 
no matter how hard we try. 
I know I am going to be so grateful for all those extra moments I got with Jackson. 
All those times he woke up after only a couple hours of sleep- 
All those extra snuggles I got.

I will carry them in my heart, and cherish them forever. 

It's Time For A Giveaway!

I'm so excited to share Simply Sweet Prints very first GIVEAWAY! 

Enter to win the Simply Sweet Prints "Easter Card" of your choice! 

Enter below & Good luck to all!
 *Giveaway ends Friday 04/04 at 12:00pm*