Monday, February 20, 2012

Small Group Sprinkle

Our small group does something fun for second babies.  We call it a "sprinkle" instead of a shower.  We just buy fun little gifts that the mom-to-be might need.  The girls usually meet at a restaurant and enjoy a relaxing night kid-free.  We recently had my sprinkle at a local restaurant and it was a lot of fun!  It is always fun just to get together and catch up.

Abby, me and Lindsey 

Reagan got a lot of cute things!  I didn't get a picture of everything, but here are some of them.  Look at that cute monogrammed bib and burp cloth!

Her first towel!  She will probably be using a lot of blue towels but that is okay. :)  I love the grooming kit too. We use Westin's everyday so I knew she needed one too.

Katie got Westin his first backpack so she also got Reagan hers.  Love it!

I am so thankful for everything we got!  It's always fun for the second baby to get some fun things too!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Thank you all for praying for my Grandma.  She is not really any better and is getting tired of being in the ICU.  Please continue to pray for her, my Papa and my family.  I know I am so blessed to have all four of my grandparents still alive.  It sure is hard though to see one of them in pain.  Nothing can prepare you for it. 

Westin and I have had a good Valentine's Day so far and look forward to celebrating with Daddy tonight. 

This boy does flips on this chair at least 50 times a day.  If he is not flipping onto the chair he is begging to get on the bed to do flips.  He quickly learned it is not fun to do flips on the floor.  :) 

We met some of our small group girls at the nursing home today to pass out Valentine's.  All of the kids did so good!  Zach really got into it and wanted to make sure every body had one and no one was left out.  Sweet boy.  He even ran out of his Valentine cards and started passing out some of his stickers.  One man thought Westin was his grandson and wanted to hear all the latest news I had to share from "Stacy".  He thought I worked with Stacy at Bingo.  :)  I kept trying to change the subject but he was adamant about hearing all I knew.  :)  He couldn't believe Westin was so big but still thought he was going to be a shortie.   Haha!  Everyone was so sweet and appreciative of the Valentine's everyone made.  We will definitely be going back!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Please Pray

Would you please pray for my grandma?  She had a cold which quickly turned into pneumonia and other serious issues including a small heart attack.  She has been in the ICU since Wednesday.  The doctor commented today that he thinks she has finally stopped getting worse.  Hopefully she can start getting stronger.

Of course my Papa is beside himself and not resting well.  My mom has been staying at the hospital day and night.  Westin and I drove down Wednesday and I got to see her on Thursday.  She knew I was there and squeezed my hands and opened her eyes. 

Psalm 33:18 "But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love."

Please pray she will start getting her strength back and for complete healing.  Please pray for my Papa, my parents and the rest of our family.  And of course for the wisdom of the doctors. 

Psalm 33:20 "We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield."

Monday, February 6, 2012

February Goodies

Last week Westin and I went to Adeline's house to work on some Valentine's we will be taking to a local nursing home next week. 

What a difference a year makes!

Westin made these hand print hearts (found on pinterest, of course) for his grandparents and great grandparents.  He also made one for me.  :)

Isn't this picture holder cute?  My mom got it for me for Christmas.  It says, "They are only little for a season."  I keep his latest MDO art on it.  I stamped the "Be mine" with some little stamps I already had. 

These are the Valentine's we made for the nursing home.  I let him paint with pink and red paint on some cardstock.  Side note - can I just ask, why when he is not painting, that is all he wants to do.  But when I gave him a paint brush and paper he was "all done" in about 5 minutes?  We had to make 17 cards and I barely got 17 with these.  Haha!

He painted on five pieces of cardstock and then I traced hearts on them to cut out. 

Some are kinda bare.  :)  Like, I said I barely squeezed out seventeen. Ha!

Then I wrote some Valentine messages on them with a permanent marker.  These were simple but fun to make.  I hope they like them!  :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Organizing My Jewelry

I still haven't heard from one of the Watch Me Grow sticker sets!  Go HERE to see if you are a winner. 

I am not a huge jewelry girl.  I wear my wedding rings and earrings everyday and I might throw a necklace on if I'm feeling crazy.  :)  I had all my earrings thrown in a bowl on our bathroom counter and my necklaces were hanging on nails in our closet.  I was always wearing the same earrings or necklace because they were on top of the pile.  So I searched pinterest for some inspiration and found these ideas.  Sorry about the pics-they were taken with my phone.

A picture frame with lace to hold my earrings.  Inspiration found HERE.  I had the frame in my stash so I just painted it blue and hot glued the lace trim onto the back.  I found the lace trim at Hobby Lobby. 

For my necklaces I copied what I saw HERE.   A towel bar with shower curtain rings.  I love this system!  I have been wearing more and more necklaces because I can see what I have and they aren't all tangled up.  Thank you to Elizabeth for telling me what was out of style so I could get rid of them.  I asked her to come over and go through my earrings and necklaces.  I have no clue what is in style and I do not like having more than I would wear anyway.  :)  I don't have the space!   

Funny story about the towel bar...I sent Cody to Walmart to get one for me.  I even sent a picture. He came home with a shower curtain rod!  Haha!  He walked in and said, "Where are you putting this?  It looks big."  Oh my.  I just had to laugh!