Thursday, May 30, 2013

Like Mother, like daughter, like grand-daughter


 

 

Some call it a tummy bug

I call it:: poop-a-geddon 2013.
Poor Reagan came down with a tummy situation Sunday evening in the middle of a rousing game of Mexican train with my Mom and Shawn. We all noticed a very foul smell seeping (literally seeping) out of little Miss's diaper. After an impromptu bath and jammie change Reag was off to bed.
She woke up Monday in good spirits but with more intestinal issues throughout the day. Her appetite was no where near her norm, but she powered through the day sleeping much more than normal.
Tuesday I awoke to a full on sick baby. Reagan could hardly eat, and just wanted to sleep. Luckily she didn't have a fever, so I just gave lots of cuddles and did my best to keep her hydrated. More icky, icky diapers came my way.
Wednesday was the calm after the storm! Baby girl has been eating better and has been much more energetic.
So here is to Reagan's first tummy bug. I'm glad she is breaking me in easy into the baby illness department. For some reason the thought of a fever scares the bageezies out of me. I'm thankful I didn't have to fret over one the last couple days.
 
Glad you're feeling better little babe.



{Sick Baby}
 
 
{Happy Baby}

Monday, May 27, 2013

1st Birthday Countdown!!

Thirty-four days until Miss Reagan Grace's 1st birthday party. I've admittedly been planning this party for six a few months now. A change in themes through me for a loop (#housewife problems), but I was back on my feet running at full strength in no time.
 
I originally wanted to do a full out Gypsy White Trash party, I was inspired by one of my favorite blogs :: Hayseed Homemakin
But when I stumbled on what to serve for food, we had a total change of plans and chose to do a good ole fashioned crawfish boil.
 
I have had a BLASTY BLAST planning this party! I know, I know, Reag wont remember the details, or the cake, or how bakers twine can really tie it all together (pun intended). But guess what. I WILL. And the pictures that are taken throughout the event will last forever. To me birthday's are special, it's the day my baby girl came into our lives. I can't imagine my life without her and I want to celebrate how she makes me feel everyday of her life. So damn it I'm going all out. And truth be told, it doesn't have to be expensive to be special.
 
Here is a peak at Reagan's invites which I had printed from Walmart's photo center::
 
 
 Front
 
Back
 
I can't wait to share more details, but I don't want to spoil all the fun for our friends and family attending!
 
 
For our on top of it family members who have asked for some gift ideas, I've put together some ideas::
 
 
 
&
12M Summer Clothes

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mom's Weekend {Mother's Day Style}

Okay, so this is no Mom's weekend...not yet anyway...
This was Mother's Day weekend.
But come 2031, I fully expect to celebrate Mothers day at Mom's weekend In Pullman.
No exceptions Reagan.
 
For now, I have no cause to complain. This was a pretty damn good weekend.
 
Cody and I drove to Roslyn Washington where we met my Mom and her BF, my Nana and Papa, Auntie Talyn and Uncle Rick. We rented a BEE-A-U-TIFUL cabin and spent the weekend laughing, drinking and catching up with each other. Of course Reagan was the star of the show, can't no one get enough of a chubby baby.
 
 
 
 
 
We arrived Friday evening, Reagan loved exploring her new diggs for the weekend - getting into every drawer, nook, and crany.
 
Lucky for us the place we rented was VERY kid friendly- more baby proofed than our own home to be honest. We found a plethora of toys in one of the closets, I was even guilty of thinking "I wonder if they'd miss this"...no I didn't clepto any of the toys, as tempting as it may have been.
 
Saturday morning Cody, Reagan and I took as leisurely jog through the jaw dropping 'cabin community'. The cabins were nothing less than spendy vacation homes, beautiful homes with lush yards and gardens, large window fronts, and the perfect high peaked roofs. Gorg. I asked Cody numerous times when we would be moving in. Anyway, we took a jog- the whole time I had mimosa's on my mind, knowing they would be waiting for me at the finish line. So perfectly mixed with champagne and a splash of more champagne...hey we're on vacation. ain't nobody got time for oj.
 
 
After breakfast, which was delish - complements to Chef Shawn - We got cleaned up and headed into the booming town of Roslyn to do a little an-ti-que shopping and have lunch at Washington's oldest Saloon.
 
 
 
Back to our dream cabin for an amazing BBQ and bon fire with the fam. A girl couldn't ask for anymore.
 
Sunday Morning we all woke up and got ready to ship out of la la land, we packed up and headed out to Brunch at Suncadia Resort. After working Mother's Day brunch for years I was delighted to be on the receiving end of the food!! It was beautiful, and delicious! Man what a treat!!
 
 
I felt so spoiled all weekend! Not just because we were on vacation, but also because I was surrounded with my amazing family. We don't all get together often over the year, but when we do there are so many laughs to be had, new memories made and old stories re-told. It's just what the doctor ordered. I hope so much that our little babes get to grow up and experience the love within our families.
 
We made the trek back home, I cleaned up while Cody headed to the grocery store. After Reagan went to bed we shared a special Mother's day dinner while enjoying a very good bottle of wine. My perfect Mother's day.
 
And Just for fun, a look at last years Mother's day::
 
 

Ten Months







Sweet Baby Girl,

Wow how these months keep flying by. This month was definitely one for the baby book, your first two teeth starting coming in (top two), you started waving and clapping your hands, you mimic the things Daddy and I say, including:: Hi Mama {or} Daddy, Hello, and all done. You pretend everything is a phone and hold it up to your ear then ramble on like you're chatting it up with your bestie. You recognize cows and say "Mooooooooo". You now free stand and take a step or two before face planting. And my favorite new thing, you just started giving me big slobbery kisses!! You love to cuddle and give hugs, also my favorite.

The weather has been getting warmer and we've been spending a lot of time outside, eating lunch on the deck and blowing bubbles! I'm looking forward to the next few months of Summer when you can play outside, and hopefully start walking!!

I'm planning your b-day bash and can't wait to celebrate your first year of life!!

Love you to the moon and the stars.

XOXO,

Momma

Reagan's Stats:
Weight: 19lbs 2oz
Height: 27 1/2 inches
Clothes Size:12 Month

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunny Shine, Shine On Me

Oh Mr. Sunshine, how we missed you.
 
I've been waiting quite some time to break out the short-shorts and catch some rays. Yes, Reagan is fully lathered in sunscreen, even though I've been insisting she works on her base tan..I kid.
 
I couldn't help but grabbing the camera while Reag and I snacked on chicken nuggets in the backyard.
 


My Momma keeps insisting that I find her an agent...this girl is PHOTO-GENIC!! It's all in the eyes.
 





She wasn't too keen on the sprinkler, I don't blame her, that water was COOOLLDDD!!
 





And...lets be honest, this happened::
 


I got way too impatient waiting for Mr. Sunshine to come out, so about a week before the warm weather came I slapped a suit on her and tossed her in the tub.
 


Sunday, May 5, 2013

"One of those Moms"

This past Friday was a wake up call to my emotional motherhood, I witnessed my baby, my little baby girl, becoming a strong independent child. As I stood barefoot, watering the grass I watched you push your little bus back and forth across the yard. You would teeter and fall at times, but get right back up, only to take breaks to babble up a storm.

As I watched you, tears started rolling down my face, and I realized, I am "one of those Moms".
One of those Moms that cries on the first day of school, at prom, and for the first broken heart. I will be the embarrassing Mom with tissues in my purse at dance recitals and school plays. I will stand up and whoop for you with my arms in the air at sporting events and pull out the air horn at graduation. Why? Because I am PROUD. I will always be proud of your accomplishments, wether it's teetering across the lawn or nailing the 4th grade spelling bee.

I would have NEVER expected to be an emotional Mother, a crier, but I am. Im not even sorry about it.

"I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living,
My baby you'll be."

Xoxo,

Mommy