Monday, September 26, 2011


Well, we officially decided to make Hailey Rapunzel from Tangled.   They have the cutest dress for her at the Disney store.  I'm excited...and also nervous because I want to get it fast.  I think they'll be gone quickly since she's the newest princess right now.  But now I don't know what I should be.  I've been leaning toward American McGee's Alice....but she's kind of creepy and I thought it would be weird to be creepy holding a little princess haha.  That and I don't have the money to go full out on it this year and she almost would have to be. 
Oh and Hailey has been standing on her own a lot more recently.  She'll be standing against something than let go not even thinking.  I'm excited and nervous for her to walk haha.  Oh and her front upper tooth is poking through the gum.  Funny thing is I think she'll get the one right next to it before she get her other front she'll be lopsided for a while teehee.  I think she'll be so happy when she can bite foods and chew them better.  She's getting so big!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Excited for Halloween!

Halloween is in about 37 days!  I LOVE Halloween!  It is one of my favorite holidays.  But I still can't decide what Hailey is going to me....or myself.  I can't decide if I want us to match and just be like lady bugs or bees or even Tinkerbells!  Or if I should just make her something herself and I'll be something myself ya know?  I saw the CUTEST Tangled dress in the Disney Store at the mall yesterday and I'm thinking of making her that since I love Tangled.  They usually have little Pascel (however you spell his nam) dolls.  There are just so many cute ones!  I'm also thinking I want to be Alice for American McGee's video game.  She's scary!  But the problem with that is, I don't have the money to go all out this year....I plan to next year.  And of course the costume only comes with the bare min.  So I was thinking of just doing something cheap like from Hot Topic....which by the way has a Sailor Moon costume!  How awesome is that?!  Too bad it's really dumb looking :(  I'd also love to go as an anime character, but cosplay costumes are usually in the hundreds beause they are hand made.  I couldn't make one myself for the life of me.  We'll just have to wait and see I guess.
I'm also excited for Knott's Scary Farm!  I really hope I can go this year.  I didn't go last year because I was 8 months pregnant at the time.  And we didn't go the year before because we were even more broke than we are now...and that's saying something.  I love being scared and haunted houses.  Problem is getting someone to watch Hailey from like 10-1 AM
Speaking of Hailey the little booger butt.  Her new tricks include crawling super fast...while the opposite direction you are.  Putting things out the doggie door. And climbing the stairs at super sonic speeds.  Oh and this morning she was sitting on the tile spinning herself in circles while chewing on a toy (or smelling my lotion bottle).  She's so funny...even when she's being a pain in the booty.

She's ready for Halloween too!


Monday, September 19, 2011


I LOVE clothes and shopping for them.  And right now I need to so bad.  All my clothes are either too small, stretched out from (stupidly) wearing them pregnant, or are ruined from using Matt's mom's old washer.  I literally have 3 shirts I would consider "nice" shirts...add a couple to that that are long sleeved when it actually gets cool enough to wear them.  Sigh
Another pass time of mine when I get really bored is to go on my favorite clothing websites and make a "wish list"  I don't know why it's so entertaining, but it is!  I make my dream wardrobe haha.
Why don't I have a new wardrobe yet?  Well, it can get kind of pricey.  Some stores have good deals though.  I'm going to wait a little after Christmas probably to get some good deals (obviously I'll have to wait for spring/summer clothes).  But I also fear getting new clothes right now because I want to lose weight.  I really want to, but it's hard to get into a groove of a new routine.  I'm a creature of habit usually and change is hard for me.  I'm starting my diet/work out up again.  I'm going to put a weight ticker on this page (not 100% sure how it tracks) and maybe if everyone can see it'll help motivate me
Well....this is just a boredom post.  Hailey is crawling around with her play phone banging it on the tile.  Crazy baby. 


Friday, September 16, 2011

9 month checkup

Today Hailey had to go in for her 9 month check up - 19lbs 26inches (I think).  We didn't really talk to the doctor too much, but she said everything was good/normal.  Than we were sent over to the lab for some blood work.  She said they do it for all their patients, but Kim said none of her girls have ever had it done.  I think it was to test Iron and cell blood count.  It was sad because the lady couldn't find a vein.  I guess she was "fish hooking it" (I think that's what I heard Matt call it) which I guess your not supposed to do.  I'm glad Matt held her though.  It would be hard to hold her down to get poked :(  It was sad though because she kept looking at me like "why don't you stop her??" 
She did have fun hanging out in the waiting rooms though.  Seeing the other kids and tons of people, and tons of things to walk across and bang on.  I had forgotten her shoes (since she almost never wears them) so her feet are pretty dirty now.  Probably the dirtiest they've ever been - minus when she got her footprints done haha.
The little stinker is pretty close to walking.  She stands against everything, and walks across whatever she can.  Sometimes she can find her balance and stand.  When she does she tries to take a step and usually ends up on her bum.  The other day she stood for so long it was crazy!  She seems so small to me yet so big at the same time.  Ok Hailey you can stop growing at any time now ;)


Monday, September 12, 2011

Today (yesterday) is

Arina's Birthday!!
Happy Birthday little girl.  You are a doll!

Also Yesterday was 9/11.  I remember where I was when I heard the news.  I was in 7th grade health class.  Our teacher let us watch the tv.  At first I was thinking "what kind of dumb pilot flies into a plan?" Than when I was explained the situation my mindset totally changed.  That night I cried to my mom saying that I didn't want to die.  When I pictured war in my head I pictured my death pretty much.  Yesterday morning I watched the documentary that Lifetime/A&E/History channel all aired at the same time.  It was clips of footage that random people just happened to capture.  It was really good. 
I can't even imagine being someone in one of those planes or in one of the buildings.  That had to be so scary.  And for the firefighters to run into those buildings just shows me how brave and selfless you have to be to be one of those men. 
I also can't imagine knowing someone in those situations.  The fear of the unknown is so scary.  The heartbreak so painful.  In the words of Philip DeFranco - ...someone called their loved one see if they were alright, and no one answered....
I have a new item on my bucket list: Visit the 9/11 memorial site.
God Bless


Friday, September 9, 2011


Well hello there!  I put in a new blog template...we'll see how it works out.  It looks nice at least haha.
I've realized that I would love to blog more.  I just need things to blog about ya know?  That and maybe an audience.  That would probably inspire some.  Right now I know that I'm probably talking to myself (but that's ok!).  But what would I write about?  At the moment our life is kind of stuck in a rut.  We are trying to get out, but before we do I'm stuck at home with nothing to do.  Matt has to take the only car to work. And even if I was in posession of the car, I really don't have anywhere to go.  Sure I could go wander the mall, but who wants to do that all the time, expecially when you can't buy anything haha.   I also still believe it would be super fun to jump on the YouTube bandwagon, but I doubt that's going to happen.  If I don't have anything exciting to write on a silly blog, what would I film that would catch peoples attention on YouTube?  Matt would be the better one to film seeing as he has that kind of personality that draws people where I never really had that many friends.  Oh Well, I figure something out :)
Updates on the babe!  Hailey is gaining balance everyday.  She can stand for about 30 seconds before she falls on her bum.  One time she balanced and didn't even realize that she had let go and was standing on her own.  She stands against everything!  And gets into everything!  She bangs on the doggie door and has learned to climb the stairs.  If she gets hungry on her crawl over to the stairs, she'll stop off at the dog food bowl and grab a snack.  Gross!  But all the pain in the butt stuff is washed away by the funny faces she makes, or her giggle as she is tickled or tossed in the air.  She eats everything!  And begs for any and all food.  Worse than a dog I tell you!  She is also 9 months now!  I just realized I missed a 9 month post.  Sigh.  I'm also trying to decide if I want to put a little picture slide show together of her growing throughout her first year of life. 
Super Hero Ducky!

Petting a cow at the fair

Throwing a fit. 

Being a doggie

Yummy Dinner!