Thoughts for Thursday {link-up}

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday
I'm exhausted y'all, I'm not even going to sugarcoat it.  There are days when I feel like our home addition/renovation is progressing so well and we're right on track.  Other days, not so much. At this point the only room that will not have anything done to it is Wyatt's, and thank goodness for that.  Today was definitely a day that didn't go well.  Our plumber not only put a dent in the wall but he also knocked our gate off it's track...yea...the gate to our backyard. Oh, and it's barely open enough for me to fit through with my big ol' belly.  Have I mentioned that Sean's been out of town all week, thank goodness he comes home tomorrow. So I've pretty much called him with disappointing news all day.
On a good note, Mimi was here for a few days this week and it was heavenly.  I was actually able to leave the house by myself. I honestly can't tell you the last time that happened.  It was probably before the addition began. I got to get a pedicure and went and picked up a few shirts for Wyatt...size 24 month, y'all!
Last, but certainly not least, don't forget to check out the PRETTIEST PRINT SHOP GIVEAWAY.  This is just a preview of some of the customizable prints JENNIFER does.  Enter the giveaway to win one for yourself!

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It's the little things....

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Like taking a bath in the sink with Mimi!

Sadie Sky Boutique
Linking up with ASHLEY and JESS!
Also, don't forget about the PRETTIEST PRINT SHOP GIVEAWAY going on until Friday!!
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Monday, July 28, 2014

I mentioned on Friday that a giveaway would be starting today.  I ordered a 5x7 print from PRETTIEST PRINT SHOP last week for our baby girl's room {the only thing I've ordered}. I was so excited when it arrived on Friday, I could hardly wait to get it framed!
 Jennifer does some amazing custom prints and she is so easy to work with.  When I saw the words used in this print I knew I had to have it {mainly because of one specific word, hint hint!}
But, when I saw the design and style of this print, I knew I had to have it!
 So, in the end, this is what Jennifer designed for our little princess! And I'm so in love with it!!
 {See that one little word that starts with an "s"...hint, hint!!}
Jennifer has offered to give away any 5x7 print from her shop!! I can't wait for you to check out her Etsy shop, there are so many adorable options! And in case you can't wait until the giveaway is over to start shopping, you can use code EHD15 for 15% off of your purchase of $10 or more!! Isn't Jennifer the best??!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

You have until Friday (August 1st) at midnight to enter, good luck!
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15 Months!!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Our sweet, adventurous little boy! You are still a very independent little boy, but you also love your mama cuddles {you won't find me complaining}.  You love to be outside and are your daddy's little shadow. Just in the last few weeks you've grown up so much.  I still chuckle sometimes when I hear people refer to you as a baby because you're becoming such a big boy in our eyes! We love you so much, Wyatt!
What you did this month:
  • You weigh somewhere around 25 pounds. Height, not real sure.
  • You are wearing size 4 diapers.
  • You are wearing size 18 months and 18-24 months clothing.  I really need to go shopping, you are growing out of everything!
  • You are drinking milk and juice/water from your cups during the day.  You still have bottles at night.  We're trying to wean you of them but so far you still like the milk/water mix, hopefully you'll get the hint soon.
  • You eat solids for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, usually with a snack in the morning and afternoon.
  • You have still been doing really well with only one nap a day, even though I could still use two a day! ;)
  • You went 4 days in a row this month sleeping through the night, and then teething happened...again.  Hoping we can get back to that when you're feeling better.  Although, you've only been waking once, so I'll take it.
  • You are really starting to climb on everything! You've learned to climb into daddy's chair and then across to the couch. It's not a big deal, until you won't sit on your bottom...then it is.
  • You have 8 teeth now and some more on their way.
  • You still love to play outside, especially in water.  We play in the hose or at the pool at least once everyday.
  • You still love to "help" all the time.  You "help" with the dishes, laundry, and vacuuming.  
  • You still aren't saying much.  Well, let me re-phrase that, you "talk" all the time, I just have no idea what you're saying. You have started to say "mama" more.  The funniest thing is when you get on to Angel.  You make it very clear that you are saying her name and it's the cutest thing.  I can sometimes make out "mama", "da-da", "kitty cat", "outside" and "Angel".
  • Temper tantrums have really started in the past couple of weeks. You get really frustrated when I don't know what you want.
  • Your dancing skills have kicked it up a notch this month.  You've gone from just bouncing at the knees to moving your whole body.  It's pretty stinkin' cute!
  • You are getting better at using utensils when you eat. Now, if we could just keep a bowl or plate from getting thrown on the floor. 
  • You've learned to sleep through almost anything this month.  We had roofers working and a/c people in the house and you slept right through.
  • Your favorite books right now are Little Blue Truck (of course!), Pat the Bunny, Goodnight Moon, Where's Spot?, and Trucks.
  • You've figured out that you can lift the toilet seat lid, so we'll be buying a lock for that soon!
  • You got two new cousins this month! Aria Lee and Charles Ryan were born in the same week!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Wanted to share some pictures of Wyatt playing in his new sprinkler.  We received it from SARA  in the CHRISTMAS IN JULY gift exchange.  Sprinklers are definitely his thing!

We made a trip to the park this week! Wyatt is becoming quite the little explorer!
Two major milestones on the house this week! 1) On the inside the drywall is hung and ready for finishing (mostly)! 2) The outside is completely bricked (mostly)!
So excited that I won JULIE'S Favorite Things giveaway!! Can't wait to share the goodies I receive with y'all!
Check back Monday for a giveaway + a discount code to PRETTIEST PRINT SHOP!! I finally ordered something for baby girl's nursery and I'm super excited about it!! Jennifer has some adorable prints and you'll have the chance to win a 5x7 print of  your choosing! So make sure you come back on Monday to enter!
  {Plus, you'll get a hint as to what baby girl's name is!!}
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Christmas in July {Link-Up}

Thursday, July 24, 2014

JENNY and COURTNEY hosted an amazing Christmas in July gift exchange for our littles. It was such a great idea and I had so much fun participating! I was partnered with SARA and her daughter, Kiernan. They sent some adorable items for Wyatt, and even sent something for our little girl who is due in October!


 Our package consisted of this awesome ball sprinkler, a Mickey Mouse bib and magnet, Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?, and a homemade popsicle kit with recipes!  Plus, she also sent a "Bunny" for our baby girl! I cried when I saw it because Wyatt has "Lion" that is so special to him and now she will have her own "Bunny".


Wyatt loves magnets and has enjoyed moving his Mickey Mouse around to all of the different magnetic items in our home! We've read Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? numerous times and we've loved playing outside in the sprinkler.  I'm looking forward to making some yummy homemade popsicles soon! Maybe when our Mimi is here!

Thanks Sara for wonderful Christmas gifts! And thank you Courtney and Jenny for hosting such a great gift exchange!
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WIWW {Urban Cowgirl}

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ok, ok, don't worry, I'm not becoming a fashion blogger.  I don't have enough fashion sense for that! But, I wanted to show off my Urban Cowgirl scarf that I received in the mail last week, errr, maybe two weeks ago.  It's hard to show off cute clothes when you mainly wear yoga pants and running shorts. Obviously, I'm also not a model, so please don't judge.

You can check out Urban Cowgirl through her WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, and INSTAGRAM. She has some adorable stuff, including some adorable top knots for little girls and jewelry!
Linking up today with Sarah over at TUCKER UP!
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Linking up with JENNA and ALYCIA this week for the currently link-up.
A Mama Collective
The fact that there are only 11 weeks, give or take, until our little princess arrives!!  Eeeek!! It's both very exciting and very scary!  We have a lot to get done and a lot to prepare for.
Do blogs count, or children's books?? I should be so much better about reading.  But when I'm not doing something around the house or, of course, taking care of someone in the house, I'm trying to rest. 
Sean bought me the LORDE cd and I'm absolutely loving it.  It's been playing on replay in my car for weeks now.
HGTV is pretty much always on, it drives Sean nuts, ha! The sound of the TV drowns out some of the noise from the construction. And, of course, when that's not on we're watching Mickey Mouse. 
I'm so thankful that our boy is sleeping through the night.  We've made it 4 nights in a row of 11+ hours of sleep at night.  I'm just praying it's permanent and not just a phase.  It's the one thing that I'd like to happen before sissy arrives!
What are you currently up to? Link-up and share!
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 28 Weeks (7/14/2014)
Size of Baby: 14.8 inches and about 2 pounds.  Right now our baby is the size of an eggplant!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +/- 19 pounds
Maternity Clothes: YEP! Except for a few piko tops.
Gender: GIRL!! We have a first name!
Movement: I feel her pretty much all day.  And she really likes to kick back when her brother is smashing her! She has also found the same spot in my ribs that Wyatt loved, ouch!
Food Cravings: Still sweets! 
Food Aversions: No aversions.
What I Miss: Sitting comfortably.  It seems every time I sit down on the couch she pushes herself up into my ribs.  Out of room, perhaps?? 
Sleep: Still sleeping pretty well.
Symptoms: Braxton hicks and tired ALL.THE.TIME.
Best Moment This Week: Getting to have some picnics and playtime with my boy! And getting the a/c back up and running. :)
What I'm Looking Forward to: My momma coming to town in a few days!!
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Summer Bucket List: Picnic{s}

Friday, July 18, 2014

Since Wyatt and I were forced out of the house for a few days this week we had quite a bit of outside time.  And with temps in the 70s, yes folks, 70s in south Arkansas in July, who wouldn't want to be outside??!
Thankfully our sweet friends loaned us their home and backyard.  They have a great swing set with a built-in picnic table, so we definitely took advantage!
^^^^I absolutely adore this picture.  He was completely relaxed, resting his head on his sissy.^^^^
Wyatt loved the slide.  He couldn't quite figure out how to go down by himself {and his preggo mama was not about to climb up there and show him}but he loved it nonetheless!
Linking up with COURTNEY & JENNY for the Summer Bucket List link-up!
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