Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
It's a GREAT day to spend a b-day gift card! What did she choose? An 88 cent bag of Dinosaurs (her favorite of all three things), a generic My Little Pony w/stable and two baby bottles.
It's a GREAT day to be spoon-fed breakfast...
And it's always a GREAT day to just hang w/"Sissy"
Today is a GREAT day for having a Happy Meal with Daddy...Today's a GREAT day for asking for whatever I want...a pony Daddy? Please?
Today's a GREAT day for opening a present - a new BABY! from Aunt Marcia!
Today's a GREAT day for a birthday nap... I have to rest before my party tonight.
Wow! Time flew! While the rest of the country/world is reflecting on the 2nd Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I'm reflecting on the 2nd anniversary of the day you were born. What an absolutely wonderful and perfect gift God gave me in you! It is 7:23 a.m. on the day of your birthday and you are apparently sleeping in today - you're the birthday girl - why not? I'm glad because your pregnant Mommy has a HORRIBLE migraine this morning...went to bed with it...woke up with it. I'm already feeling guilty about that, too. I want today to be exciting and special for you. The truth is - every day is exciting and special for you because you find the joy and beauty in everything. I know this, yet I'm wishing I could take you to Chuck E. Cheese for lunch, or to the zoo this morning...
Instead, it will probably look much like many of your days so far. We need to run to the post office to pick up a package (probably a present from Aunt Marcia!), stop at the grocery store to pick up your Dora cake (be glad I didn't try to make you a character cake - see...THERE'S something special!) - and probably some Dora-watching or Backyardigans-watching on TV followed by a snack and maybe some coloring. It might not be over-the-top special - your birthday - but you are over-the-top loved, Lauren.
I can't wait to sing to you and wish you Happy Birthday when you wake up...and dress you in your "I'm the Birthday Girl" t-shirt. =-) I'll have my camera in-hand...so rest-assured...there will be photographic evidence today is your 2nd birthday.
I love you - my favorite 2-yr-old!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I'd like to put a dark red and a navy stripe near the ceiling somewhere...and then I'm calling the painting done! Shwew! We still need to assemble the cradle and crib, find a rug, get the glider rocker out of storage...wash clothes and get them in the dresser that is also in storage...ugh - still a lot to do I guess. Pictures of Bailey's new basement room coming soon...I just keep forgeting to bring the camera downstairs with me when I do laundry (which hasn't happened in 2 days - eek).
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
We started with lunch at Rock Bottom - LOVE their stout ketchup - yum. We then headed to Toys 'R Us to shop for Lauren's 2nd b-day (Thursday, Aug. 30). We didn't end up buying her tricycle here, but we DID find the most ADORABLE outfits for she and baby boy. Mark won't let me post them until after he's born (because the outfits are THAT cute). I'm dying to show you though - finally a baby boy outfit that is beyond cute! We decided we'd like to see a movie, so we drove by to see what was playing. Since we had over 40 minutes before the next show, we ran to Target and purchased this. Do we need a helmet for this too? No idea.
We hurried back to the theater for Hairspray! I'm pretty sure we were the last people to see this movie this summer - and now I know why! It was so cute! I can't wait for it to come out on DVD - I'm buying it!
Ok - off to clean the house and get ready to prime and paint Bailey's old room to convert it into a nursery. I'm thinking of Sherwin-Williams Macademia, SW 6142 - too boring? It is a tanish color...for some reason it won't let me link to it. Accented by a few red/navy/white accent pieces? Not sure - still deciding...but I better hurry! Paint MUST go up this week!
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Here's the primer going up...
And here's the (TEMPORARY) toy dumping ground for now...until I can figure out where to put them (already purged more than I care to admit)...
I am SOOO in trouble if this baby comes early. NOT READY! (well, physically...but not in any other way). I'm 2 for 2 on NOT AT ALL EARLY...so we should be in good shape...another month to get everything done. I don't know WHAT I'd do without my parents...my Mom is a painting machine, my Dad is supportive of that and helps watch the girls when needed - so blessed. Thank you!!!!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
(Presents, lots of cards from relatives and the famous bundt cake)
(A little help from Lauren...)
Her favorite jeans - BAILEY jeans from Delia's!
(Daddy, Birthday Girl and Two-ton Tillie...42 days til due date - ugh)
(Grandma & Grandpa joining in the fun....in the basement where it is COOLER!)
(Uh-Oh! Someone's getting into Bailey's birthday cake!)