Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Just before the holiday’s we celebrated a birthday in our lil cave. Little Bear turned three just before Christmas.  A child’s birthday so close to Christmas kind of well, sucks, but really if anyone were to have a Christmas (or close to) baby it would be me..also known as Little Miss Christmas to friends and family because I love it that much. 

We celebrated her birthday a week before Christmas and she couldn’t have been happier. I must say that this birthday was pretty darn awesome!!! She is so much fun and really took it all in and just enjoyed being surrounded by family that loved her.  She’s fortunate enough to have a large immediate family..a total of 34 people. Needless to say, any small party will include that many at least. A little difficult for a Winter birthday but we’ve managed to pull it off ever year so far.

Once again, I took made her cake and I must admit, each year it gets better and better. This is certainly the best one yet (and even took much longer too! A two day process with the decorating taking up about three to four hours..yikes!) and I haven’t even taken any Wilton Cake Decorating courses yet.

Photobucket

Little Bear wanted a Dora party but those doll pans are just so small!!! I tried to stencil her on a sheet cake but truth be told, I couldnt get the flesh color on her to go well at all. I even tried taking a Dora Doll and using that as the doll cake. All with no luck! What we improvised with was the below (in her FAVORITE color..BLUE!) and Dora decorations. It turned out GREAT and she was THRILLED (and that’s an understatment!)

Photobucket

There were lots of presents, lots of laughs and lots of cake and ice cream consumed.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Overall, she had a GREAT birthday and Momma cant believe it’s been another year already. Happy 3rd Birthday Little Bear! Momma and Poppa Bear love you lots! You’re growing into such a wonderful little girl…full of personality and love. You’re free spirited and strong willed and I cannot wait to see what you bloosom into and make your mark on the world. You truly are our miracle baby! We Love You!

Photobucket

Photobucket

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Sharing the Wealth

…the wealth of germs that is!

Photobucket
Look at those cheeks! and that nose! This was taken Saturday morning when her lovely virus was peeked at it’s prime. It started Monday last week and progressively gotten worse to where Friday she was projecting flem out of her nose and mouth at the same time along with not eatting or drinking anything. We had a Dr’s appointment on Saturday and the report came back….Respitory Virus plus Stomach Virus plus Double Ear Infection. I did not get a double wammy but a triple wammy! How sad! Antibiotics were prescribed and we were off to the road of recovery.

By the end of the weekend Momma Bear and Poppa Bear both came down with the respitory virus that she so lovingly shared with us.  Of course she also was kind to share it with Grandmom, PopPop, Aunt Lisa and Great Aunt Debbie. Nice, right?

All week Little Bear has been progressively getting better and we’ve all been sick as dogs.  Needless to say, I haven’t even attempted housework or my 5K training program.  Stinks! I also receive quite a few products to taste and review for the blog here. I would attempt to try them now but I haven’t been able to taste anything since Saturday. Talk about heartbreaking. I’ve been eatting these yummy, tasty oranges but can’t even taste them. What a waste!!! Especially since I know how yummy and juicy and delicious they were last week. Le Sigh…..

As of today, Little Bear is 85% back to her normal self (yayaya!)…I’m getting on the mend but can only taste here and there but more than yesterday so that’s a good sign(hopefully i’ll be able to get some of these new products tested out for ya’ll next week)….lots of boggy build up in the sinuses ya know.  Poppa Bear, well, he’s still in Missouri on his off-site assignment – looking to come home tonight. Poor fella has been on the road sick (talk about stink!)..he sounded some what on the mend last night.

Cannot wait for this to be behind us. This was the worst week to get sick. Poppa Bearing being away and on to top it off temperatures of anywhere between 60 and 66 and SPRING weather. Who wants to be cooped up in the house SICK when it’s SPRING outside?! Not me! Certainly not Little Bear. The girl’s got an itch to be OUTSIDE like it’s nobody’s business!

Photobucket

Read Full Post »

Our First Snow

We had our First Snow Fall of the season on Saturday. Actually, this is the first major snowstorm our area has seen in almost 10 years!! It started in the very early hours of Saturday (think 1am) and didnt stop until very early Sunday morning (8am). By the end of it all, we ended up with 22 inches of snow!!!! It was absolutely beautiful falling and even more beautiful once it had all laid and none of it was touched yet. We didnt get too many pictures. I was too busy enjoying my time with Little Bear either outside in the snow or inside with her new toys and baking cookies. I’ve got to learn to use my camera more often. LOL!!! Anyway, here’s some pictures of our First Snow Fall. Little Bear thoroughly enjoyed it. She couldnt stop laughing and giggling. I dont know what she liked more…the snow sled or the snowball fight. We had to go in after an hour because her cheeks were getting so chapped. :o( The poor thing didnt want to go back in. I had to promise her we’d go back out later.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Read Full Post »

Tis the Season

…and i’m not talking about the holiday’s. No, Sir. I am talking about Cold and Flu Season. Le Sigh..

Poppa Bear came home yesterday evening looking pale, saying he felt achy and tired. This coming the day after he told me almost his entire shop has been sick with the flu. After settling in, he immediately went to CVS. We LOVE CVS! Of course this time we did not. Why? Well, we had no ECB’s and no CVS coupons to use. I know, I know. How could I let that happen?!? After dinner and some medication induction, Poppa Bear fell asleep on the couch.

This morning, he woke up feeling much worse. He now has that crackling cough, full blown body aches and well, all the tell tale signs of the flu. Folks, let’s hope not. Both he and myself have been without health insurance for the last three months. We won’t be hopping onto my employer’s until December 1st. That’s in two weeks! Of course, worse case scenario we have to drive over to the Walgreens Take Care Clinic(because our CVS doesn’t have a Minute Clinic)and get a prescription. We’ll hit up the local Shoprite for our free antibiotics and then be on our way. Why didn’t he get a flu shot you ask? Well, the last time he got one he got the flu. So, he’s been on protest ever since. Either way, no one wants their family to suffer even if it’s just the flu so here’s to a speedy recovery for Poppa Bear.

As far as the Little Bear and I, we are both as healthy as can be. We had our flu shots about three weeks ago. Aside from the Little Bear’s runny nose – which I am gathering is probably from her cutting her last few teeth – she’s doing great! Now, to break out the Lysol spray, whip out the Clorox and disinfect this entire house for the next several days. We do not want these germs spreading from the Poppa Bear.

Here’s to a speedy recovery for Poppa Bear…..

Photobucket

Read Full Post »

Weekend Recap

Hiddy Hoooo There Neighbors!

How was your first weekend for the month of November? I certainly hope you made it a great one! After all, for most it is the first weekend that they started to think about Christmas. Perhaps to start budgetting, planning, shopping, organizing, cleaning, whatever the case may be. What about me – Little Miss Christmas known to many? Well, you might just be surprised…….

My weekend started off without a hitch. Poppy, also known as my Dad, was going to be watching the Little Bear for us for the day. Grandmom, aka my Mother-in-Law, is on a recovery phrase for the knee surgery she just undergone. Everyone in the family is helping to watch Little Bear until she’s fully recovered and can go back to watching her for us. Little Bear LOVED her time with Poppy and I enjoyed the fact that I only had to travel two minutes to drop her off. It also meant getting home even earlier after work. Wahoo! What a way to start the weekend!

Friday evening was closed out with a nice taco dinner (that Little Bear so graciously denied. She’s going through a significant picky eatter stage but that’s another story for another time). After dinner, the little and I read some books together on our big comfy couch. Closing the night with snuggle time. After she went to bed, I spent some time with my needles and yarn. That’s right folks, this girl has learned to knit in her disappearance. (Again, we’ll save this for another post)

Saturday was engrossed with lots and lots of mundane tasks such as cleaning the house, doing the laundry, grocery shopping and other various errands. Sounds exciting huh? But wait, it gets better…….The little and I went through the Toys R Us Big Book. Yup, we “0o00o0’d” and “ahhhh’d” at all the glorious toys that just put that sparkle in her eye. Later that night, Poppa Bear and I went through a preliminary list of what we might want to get her for Christmas. (Attn: Readers….any suggestions for a Toddler who’s turning 2 for toys? We need some guidance here. LOL! I goggled but surprisingly not much came up)

Alas, we closed out Sunday with a fairly easy day. Ran to CVS to score three packs of Huggies Diapers. They were on sale this week and I had two $2.00 off coupons and one $1.50 off. It was my first stop in the morning since this store is known to only carry four packs on the shelf. If you don’t get there fast enough…well, you get the picture. We got lucky this time. They had six packs and I snatched up three. SCORE! When I got back, it was off to the Little’s favorite store — Walmart! The girl LOVES Walmart folks. It’s ridiculous and funny! We couldn’t venture in tho without playing in the Christmas Aisle before we went on our hunt for what was on the Grocery List. Oh the fun she had! Oh the “If Only I could” list I was daydreaming in my head……

We wrapped the weekend up with a trip to Poppy’s house. Little Bear wanted to see him and he wanted to my nephews to watch Aliens in the Attic that Poppa Bear rented for us earlier in the weekend. After Poppy’s visit, we had our creative time. She colored. She drew. She had a ball. Then it was lunch and nap time. Followed by a visit from her Aunt Margie (Also known as my Sister!). It was a very nice visit and I was so glad she stopped by. Speaking of….My dearest Sister just found out a few weeks ago that she is expecting her very first child. I’m so excited for her but also for the fact of having another baby in the family. I miss when the Little was a baby. What? time for another one you say? Ahhh, don’t I wish. Sadly, that will have to wait just a little bit longer that I would like. It’s okay tho.

I never did get around to readjusting this blog layout like I had wanted to. *sigh* Maybe I’ll get lucky and have some time today or week even. Even if it’s just to get this crazy Labels section less cluttered. I have entirely too many labels here. LOL!!

All and all, a not too shabby weekend here in my neck of the woods. Lots of time with the Little and that’s just how I like it.

Photobucket

Read Full Post »

17 Months

Little Bear turned 17 months old today! I can’t believe it has went by so quickly. I feel like we just had her yesterday.

Photobucket

(Don’t mind the mark on her eye. Her little finger nail scratched it. 😦 )

Happy 17 months Little Bear. Mommy and Daddy love you.

Read Full Post »

Why I Celebrate Today….

Photobucket

Photobucket

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »