December 29, 2012

Adding a Little Baby Cheer

Due to my slight addiction to Pinterest, I have become a little obsessed with being extra ordinarily creative. No longer is is okay to just say you are pregnant...there are a multiple of much more creative ways to go about telling the world that you are going to have another child. 

I found out I was pregnant very quickly this time around (we were trying) so at Halloween I told my parents with the pumpkin idea below. At Thanksgiving we were ready to tell our close friends and family and I sent an email with the other photos you see. I, of course, told my closest friends and family in person, because I love to see their reactions. 

If you saw my last post, that is how I announced to the "public" that I am pregnant!!

December 26, 2012

Special Delivery

We can officially announce that Baby number 2 will be making its arrival in late June. Super excited!!!

December 10, 2012

HO, HO, HO!!!

Last Year, I had Noah's pictures done by a photographer and they came out awesome. There is a throw-back below. This year, my husband was one photo session away from heart failure, so I decided to just take them myself and make our card through Walgreens (stupid order still came out to be $50 when all was said and done.) The pictures below are my attempts at a Pinterest inspired holiday photo shoot. However, anyone with a Toddler will appreciate (yes, Toddler gets a capital letter in my opinion) how difficult it is to get a quality photo that is not blurred by the constant motion of a 20 month old. Noah was not having much to do with cooperating, but the good thing only need one good shot! 

This is last  years Christmas Card...

P.S. Anyone else having an uploading images issue because Picasa Web Albums is past its free 1GB space requirement. I'm not paying for my blog or any picture storage but I have no technology sense at all. Is there some way around this? What are my options? I deleted the Lola page from my blog just to free up space to continue to make posts with pictures. 

December 3, 2012


Not too much has been going on so I have been M.I.A. From blogging and reading blogs. This time of the year is so busy, plus I have been working so I just don't have the time to blog. Christmas is my favorite holiday so I had to just post my beautiful tree ( that is not tainted with kids school crafts yet) and a few other random pics. I hope in the busyness of this season we can all find the time to stop and take in the simple things for just a few moments. Time goes so fast and another new year is upon us.

The cat is my friend's. I just had to post this picture because this is the fattest cat I have ever seen in my life.

November 15, 2012

Home Made Fun

Noah doesn't say much right now. After speaking with our pediatrician about my concerns, he connected me with a free early intervention service that comes to my home to work with Noah on his speech.

The other day, his speech specialist introduced him to play dough. It was the only thing that caught his attention for an extended period if time.
I have thought about play dough but then I always figured he would eat it, but with supervision it's a great exploratory plaything.

Well, I decided to make some home made play dough, just in case he did taste a bit. Here is the recipe I chose ( there is a ton online btw)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
Food coloring ( I used 4 drops for a light green)
1 cup flour

• combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar,and food coloring in a saucepan until warm
•remove from heat and add the flour
• stir until the dough pulls away from the sides, then dump onto foil to cool for a few minutes.
•knead the dough until its smooth, like play dough and store in an air tight container. The cream of tartar should make it last about 6 months.

November 12, 2012

Ruf, Ruf

Well, I literally have not had time to sit at my computer in weeks. The following pics are from Trick-or-treating from my iPhone. This was Noah's first time eating candy. He was a puppy dog and his cousin was a pirate. They were so cute walking up to the 4 doors we went to. It was a cute night.

October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

I have always looked forward to holidays like a little kid. Now that I have a child, my excitement is just intensified. Due to the weather we have been having, our Trick-or-Treat time has been moved from tonight to this weekend.

But we had fun carving pumpkins( unfortunately those pumpkins will be moldy by this weekend) here are just the pics from my phone...

October 22, 2012

Camping Bonanza!

This is our second annual fall camping trip. My mother -in-law, her boyfriend, my sister-in-law, her girlfriend, and my hubby, baby, and I all travel to southern Ohio to Hocking Hills for a camping trip. Now, mind  you, I am a little prissy, so this is a rented cabin with plumbing, electricity, cable, two bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, fully functional and clean kitchen, and decent decor.

At first I had a panic because as soon as we made the treck up the gravel road, through the woods, we realized that we had ZERO phone reception. I mean, horror movie style. The only thing my iphone was good for was taking pictures and that's it. Then I realized that we are camping and with family so not being able to check pinterest, facebook, or instagram for 3 days wouldn't kill me.

Here are some shots of the cabin, our hikes on some paths and trails, and a pumpkin patch visit. It was a great weekend and I look forward to it again. Plus, it really helped me get even more happy about Fall being here to stay.

October 11, 2012

Wife Woes

Okay blogging world, I'm writing this post today with no other purpose then to bitch about my husband. I'm afraid that if I don't vent, I may end his life and I am too prissy for prison.

To some( those unmarried or in newly married honeymoon bliss) this will not seem like a big deal. To those married for longer than 2 years and/or have children, you will probably understand my frustration.

Over the summer, we painted our bedroom and since than I have been asking my husband to hang the pictures and mirror back on the wall. Why don't I just do it, you ask? Appropriate question... When you have been married a long time you recognize there are certain things your significant other needs to do. I would not hang them the "right way".

In addition, around this same time I took the changing table apart since Noah was out growing it. Then I decided to sell it to a second hand store, but we needed to put it back together. This is also still not done.

Annnnnddd, 3 weeks ago I bought a play kitchen for my nephew's second birthday and, you guessed it, I asked my husband to please put it together( what 2 year old wants to look at his kitchen in the box)

Well today is his birthday and who do you think is putting the play kitchen together..., ME !!!

What frustrates me the most is that I repeatedly, over the last couple months, have been reminding, harping, and asking him to please do these three things. Today he had the nerve to tell me that I "should have reminded him" he has " so much going on" blah blah blah.

Yes, I could have done all these things myself, but the point is that I asked HIM to do it. So the picture below is of the play kitchen I spent 2 hours putting together this morning ( including the little stickers )


October 9, 2012

Portrait Preview

We had a photographer take our family photo. The last one we did was when the baby was about 6 months ( it's actually the one at that top of my blog). I picked the first weekend of October because I thought the weather would be really nice. Well, the sun was out, but it was the coldest day we've had and the pics were outside. We totally froze.

I'm a little disappointed because the photographer took close to 500 pics and we barely found 5 that we like. Adam wasn't looking in half the photos ( completely annoying because I kept telling him- " look at the camera!") when both of us were looking, Noah wasn't or he was screaming.

Here is one photo that isn't too bad ( even though Adam doesn't like how he looks)

October 7, 2012

Camera Cleaning

We are going camping this coming up weekend and I like to make sure the camera memory is emptied and ready to go for special events. It's my worst nightmare (well one of many) to have a special moment happen and the camera memory be full or the battery dies. Call me neurotic (it's okay, I accept it) but I just had to transfer over pictures before this weekend.

WELL! it's a good thing I did, because holy pictures, batman!! I sadly use my iphone more then the Cannon and I was completely unaware of how many pictures I had left on the camera memory. It took forever, and I mean more than an hour, to transfer over all the pictures to their proper files on the computer. Not to mention, my iphone was pretty jammed packed with images and video.

Last month, we went to an apple orchard (I posted some pics of that already) but I found some new ones on the Cannon. Also, I pretty much despise our current location and our neighborhood and the city we live in BUT we do have about 8 trees on this one part of our street that are magnificent in the fall. We took Noah for a walk to snap some fall time photos and those pics are below too. 

Now I am all ready for this weekend.(well I still have to pack, and grocery shop, do laundry, and clean the house, but at least the cameras are ready)

Side note: I have an obscene amount of pictures on my computer... I mean 1000's of them. My goal this summer was to put them into photo books using shutterfly or something. Well...I didn't make a one! I just feel like it's so much work and money to get the pics from my computer to have hard copies. If anyone reads this, what do you do with all your pictures??? I'm afraid to only have digital copies, in case, God forbid, something were to happen. I would probably have to be committed to a mental hospital if 18 months of baby pictures were erased. That's why I feel like I need hard copies....what do you all do??