Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Life with a 1 year old

It's as exciting as you think (or know) it is. She has me all over the place! It's actually kind of funny, Pumpkin is the complete opposite with her dad, or Yaya...ok anyone other than me. She's so laid back with Scot. They can snuggle in his recliner for hours and she is completely content. With me, on the otherhand, she's always on the go! Crawling around getting into every toy she owns. Maybe I have taught her to do this, because we are always on the go to doctor appointments, shopping, grocery shopping, going to someone's house. Or maybe she just knows our schedule all too well and trys to get in her playtime before her naps!

I have been extremely blessed to have been surrounded by family since Pumpkin's birthday party. My mom stayed with us for a bit, we went to Mexia for Scot's family's Christmas party on the 18th, and then Scot's dad and step-mom (Shari) and my parents were here for Christmas. They have helped so much with Pumpkin; I got a nap or two!

This weekend we are traveling to Bennington, OK to spend some time with my Papa and his fiance. I haven't been up to stay since before Pumpkin was conceived! So this is a much overdue trip. It will be my first birthday spent with him in quite a while.

I hope everyone has a fantastic New Year! Be safe!


Thursday, December 23, 2010

I have a toddler...AAHHH!!

Firstly, Pumpkin's birthday party went great! She was spoiled with tons of gifts and love from our family and friends. And I must say we are blessed with amazing friends and family.

Pumpkin's party was a cupcake/zebra theme. I know that's kinda of weird mix but it turned out beautifully. I went all out, too. I made white chocolate dipped oreos with sprinkes, dipped pretzel rods with sprinkles, dipped pretzels, chocolate chip cookies, and white, chocolate, and strawberry cupcakes....that is just the sweets! There was also ham and turkey sandwiches, mini smokies in grape jelly, queso, chips and dip, and a cheese/cracker/meat tray! Needless to say by the end of the day I was beyond worn out.


Since Pumpkin has turned one she has absolutely amazed me with how fast she is learning! She calls her monkey "Key Key", signs "more", shows me where nose is and where her ears are, drinks from a straw (!!!!), calls her daddy "DADA", calls Scot's step-mom "yaya", says "Lala" for Lolli, shows me how big she is...and I could just go on and on! I know I am biased, but she is such a smart cookie!

Friday, December 10, 2010

8 days until I have a ONE year old

The title of this blog makes me want to sob. I've said it before, but this year has flown by. We have officialy completed all of her "first holidays".

Thanksgiving Scot was off (thank the Lord!) so we went to Mexia to have Thanksgiving with his family. It was super low key, which was nice for a change. But we missed the rest of his family. Luckily we will be seeing them tomorrow when they land at DFW! We haven't seen Kent, Kristen, and the girls since Kensley's 2nd birthday party in August! Too long ago.

This Sunday is Pumpkin's birthday party. At this point I'm semi-calm. I don't think the craziness has quite set in, yet. I've pre-baked the cupcakes (and there are a TON) and I'm making her cake tonight. This will be my first attempt at making my own smash cake....Please wish me luck! I'm doing mini sandwiches, chips and dips, mini smokies in grape jelly, and tons (that isn't an exageration) of yummy deserts. I am praying this will be a success. And you better believe there will be pictures to follow! :)

Here are a few pictures since it's been a while since I've posted.