Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Break 2011!!

The anticipated week long Spring Break 2011 has come and gone. I have been counting down the days since my mom told me she was going to come see us for the break! We were able to fit in a lot and I am still recovering from all the fun outings. Dave enjoyed her being on dish duty and is really missing her now. I have now accepted the fact that we are having a baby. She helped me get all the little things that I didn't want to face and helped me organize the make shift baby room we have. Although I am still not sure if she really came to see us or to enjoy the sunshine!

We ventured over to White Sands for a picnic. I was worn out from Dave dragging me up all the hills.
After a day in the sun we drove to Ruidoso. We walked around all the little shops and ate at a really yummy Mexican restaurant. I was even lucky enough to find the perfect baby bedding!
Dave was able to pick up some extra shifts so we spent a lot of time baby shopping and eating fun lady lunches as Dave would say:)

We honored St. Patrick's Day with the traditional green eggs for breakfast. Followed by a dinner full of lots of green.

This was the challenge of the week. I wanted to make a shopping cart cover. It was my first pattern project and I am happy to report that we finished at the last minute the night before she left. After finishing I told my mom I was so happy she was there to help and I couldn't have done it without her. She replied no you probably couldn't have! I am just greatful she still wanted to be my friend after the many failed attempts:)
I have to add that not only is there is a fancy pink seat belt, but a pocket for goodies and a spot to clip link toys. Bring on the grocery shopping with a baby!

We found an amazing snow cone shop that I am now in love with! The only problem is that it is on the other side of town. We have mad a trip back though and hopefully it won't be the last.

I was very blessed to have a great group of friend's give me a baby shower while my mom was in town. It was such a nice party and everything turned out beautiful. Baby Addison should feel very loved from all the generosity that she received.
Isn't this the cutest cake you have ever seen! It also tasted even better.
 My good friend Lexy is so talented! She made this adorable banner to match the baby's room. I am so lucky to have such talented friends. 
 Sarah, April, Karie and Samantha were the wonderful party planners.
Thank you mom for such a nice visit! We can't wait to have to come back soon when baby Addison arrives!!

I also hit 7 months this past week! Here is an updated photo.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Double Digits

I know the floating baby countdown creeps most people out. However,  I almost fell out of my chair when I looked at it with only double digits!!!! I am not really ready for that. 99 days still seems like a ton, but the 99 before that went by really fast. The sooner that number counts down the sooner I don't have to chase 24 little ones around. We moved buildings at work and we now have flights (plural as in 3...yuck!) of stairs involved. I might just take the janitor up on the elevator key offer one of these days. Today was a beautiful day and I enjoyed it by walking around the outlets. I am on a budget so most of it was window shopping, but somehow the little baby lucked out again with a sale or two:)