Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Whatcha Wearing Wednesday

It is that time again!!
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Shirt: Belk
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Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft
Pants: Old Navy
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Shirt: Belk
Skirt: I have had this FOREVER! I really don’t remember
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Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft

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Pants: GAP
Tank: Cato
Cardigan: Old Navy
I am glad to see some participates last week! I hope more people join in! If you post WWW this week please include a link back to my blog, so we can get more people to join!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Back to Work

Tomorrow I am officially returning to work. However, I was there all last week…Anyway I am looking forward to this school year. I am determined to have a great year and remain VERY positive. Say a pray for all the teachers and students.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Abigail 2 Months

Abigail turned 2 months old last week, but I wanted to wait until after her check up to post. 2 months face
2 months final
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I was very rushed to take her pictures this month. She is smiling all the time, but I some how manage to catch none!
Height/Weight: 24 inches (95th percentile-What?) and 11.6 lbs (75th percentile)- we have a big girl! Andrew was  10 lbs 13 ozs. and is 22 1/2 inches long. What a difference!


Eating: I think we FINALLY have this figured out! She was eating very erratically, but now we found the groove. She is taking between 3-4 ounces every 3 hours. She will sometimes go a little longer.

Sleeping: Praise the LORD! For the last week she has taken no bottles during the night! She does wake every now and then, but not to eat. Usually her paci has fallen out. She takes her last bottle between 7-8 and wakes to eat around 6am. She also takes 3 to 4 good naps and some cat naps. She usually stays awake in the evenings.

-The car crying is getting better!
-She is holding her head up very well and following objects with her eyes. She has noticed her feet this week and is amazed!
- She often plays with her hair while eating and going to sleep. So cute!
-She is now taking a paci when sleeping, but does care for it at other times.
-She started going to daycare this week and it being spoiled rotten!

-Andrew still adores her and is right by her side when she cries.

- She loves to be held up when she is awake.
We love this little girl so much! I don’t know what we did without her!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

1st Day of Preschool

I took some really cute pictures of Andrew on Monday. It was his first day of 3 year old preschool and he was beyond excited. He has had a great week and LOVES going everyday! They are even having a water day today where they get to play in sprinklers.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Watcha Wearing Wednesday

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Welcome to the 1st Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!!
This was on Sunday. We skipped church because we had a ton of things to do around the house. Ignore the white pasty legs!
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This was Monday and my first day that I worked in my classroom. I had to wear something comfortable because I was moving desk and tables all day. Andrew wanted to join it!
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This is Tuesday. I was still working on my room,but mainly bulletin boards.
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I hope many of you join in!! If you are participating just put a link to your blog in the comment section. You can copy and paste the sign at the top. I can’t wait to see what everyone is wearing!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

How to Organize DVD’s

We had a problem…

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Yes they may look nice and neat, but that is not the norm. Andrew’s DVD’s were in 3 different places in our house. It was NOT working. I found this small CD case the other day and knew I had a solution. All of his DVD’s fit into this small case! Now he can carry them wherever he wants!

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The best part was throwing away all of the cases! I know some of you are cringing! Why throw out the case? Well I am the opposite of a hoarder…I am a thrower outer! It felt so good!

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While I was on a roll, and both kiddos were sleeping, I tackled the junk drawer.

It was a sight to see!

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How do you store your DVD’s? Please tell me your junk drawers looks like mine did before. Smile

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Big Day

Today is Andrew and Abigail’s first day at day care! I am a little nervous, but I know they are in good hands. I am very excited for Andrew. He is a social butterfly, so I know he will love it!
I ordered him a book bag from Pottery Barn and it is SOOO cute!
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I tried to get a picture and this is what I got. LOL! He wasn’t having it!
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Hopefully I can get a good picture right before we leave! Wish us luck and say a prayer!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Whatcha Wearing Wednesday Preview

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I have a proposition for my fellow bloggers! A couple of years ago I did Whatcha Wearing Wednesday (not sure if I called it that, but it has ring to it). Now that I am out of the AWFUL! maternity clothes, I would love to get back into fashion. I am for sure not a fashionista, but I aspire to be sort of one…maybe. I LOVE getting inspiration off of Pinterest, but I would also like to get some from you. Yes YOU! I would for others to show what they are wearing. It could be to work, school, dates, or any where. I am going to show all my looks on Wednesdays from the week. I may show 7 or only 1, it just depends on the week. I also want to add that it doesn’t have to be anything fancy or dolled up. We all like wearing comfy clothes too. Below is an example…

I wore this to a friend’s birthday get together. I usually do not spend a whole lot of money on clothes,but I still want them to look good. The capris are from Old Navy and the shirt was a on clearance in the Juniors section at Belks for $7! That is one tip I have! The Junior’s section is always cheaper. I for sure cannot wear their pants, but the I can wear the shirts.

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I LOVE these shoes and gold is back!

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You totally do not have to do this many picture. This is just to get us going. If I have enough interest I will maybe do a linky party on Wednesdays. Have fun and show us your FASHION!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Rainy Day Random

What a rainy week? I usually HATE rainy and dreary weather, but I am okay with it if I have no where to be. This is my last week at home. So sad! I am going back everyday next week to work on my classroom. I left before the end of the school year, so I have no idea what shape my classroom was left in. I am usually able to organize and clean at the end of the year, but not this year. I will not stay all day, but my goal is to have a very organized classroom by the end of the week. I will not have the luxury of staying a little late everyday throughout the year. I always LOVE getting my room ready!! I will be sure to share pictures!! My classroom tour from last year is one of my most viewed post. This year our school has a Rock and Roll theme. Sounds like fun!

Speaking of going back to work, I had to make a very hard decision this summer. Andrew has stayed with a wonderful woman, that keeps kids in her home, since he was 4 months old. He LOVES going there everyday! However, because of several circumstances we had to make other plans for the upcoming year. This was not an easy decision, but in the end I know it will be great. I have put Andrew and Abigail in a local daycare. Abigail will of course be in the baby room and Andrew will be in the 3 year old preschool program. He is SOOO excited! They have a schedule and different themes they work on every week. We went and visited the other day and he enjoyed it so much. He already has the teachers wrapped around his little finger. She was showing him the playground for the 3 year olds and he took her hand and told her he wanted to go to the BIG playground. Of course she took him! LOL! Abigail’s teachers seem wonderful! They are both so excited to have a little baby in the room. I am excited about this new adventure!!

Trying to get organized for daycare! We need to keep up with recipes/ paperwork and all the wonderful projects that will be coming home!

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I celebrated my birthday this week. This is my last year as a young twenty something. Weird!

I never posted an after picture of my haircut and highlights. I am finally getting use to it. I wasn’t so sure about the highlights at first, but they have calmed down some. The lighting was bad in the second picture. I didn’t go all out with the bangs,but I am happy with what she did. Apparently I like the shirt I have on! HA!

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Abigail has finally gotten into a routine. If you have read my blog for awhile, then you know I am a routine kind of gal. She has not been in a one since birth. I didn’t expect her to be, but I am so happy she is know. Currently she is eating every 3 hours! She was wanting to eat every 2 and that is hard with another child who needs your attention. She is napping very well during the day. She is still waking twice at night (1 am and 4 am), but goes eats and goes back to sleep in 30- 45 mins. I can handle that! Her schedule will have to change when I officially go back to work. She will need to eat closer to 6am. DSC01751-1(rev 1)DSC01752-1(rev 0)

 

Can anyone help with this charger chaos? We have chargers for 2 cell phones, kindle, camera, and 2 monitors.

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And for the grandparents….I love that Abigail thinks Andrew is crazy already! LOL!

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I will stop boring everyone!! Have a great weekend!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

PicMonkey Love

I am LOVING PicMonkey for making collages!! I don’t actually use the collage tool. I just pull up a white picture and add the pictures on top. Here are some of my latest creations!
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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Book Love: Divergent


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Did you read and LOVE the Hunger Games trilogy as much as I did?? Looking for a new read? Thanks to Kim I found just the book! Oh my!! She suggested the book Divergent by Veronica Roth and I am loving it! It is similar to The Hunger Games. It is set in the future and is told from the view point of a girl who defeats the odds. It is a trilogy, but I believe only the first two books are currently out. I am 80% finished with the first and it does not disappoint.
Have you read it? What do you think? I see a movie in the future!
Also I am SUPER excited about my two FAVORITE shows coming on!!
Big Brother!! This is one of the few shows that Nick and I watch together. I am not into violence, zombies, or vampires. Apparently, I am only into crazy reality shows! This season 4 old house guests will be returning. So excited!
So You Think You Can Dance!! The top 20 will begin performing this week. LOVE this show!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

iPhone Love

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I finally joined the rest of the world and bought an iPhone. I honestly didn’t get what everyone was so fascinated with. I hardly knew where my phone was half the time. I would see people, phone in hand, constantly. What were they doing??

Well I understand! I am loving it! I love all the apps and how easy it is to use. I am currently using Instagram ( follow me-rbeele), Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, My Fitness Pal, Pandora, and have found a ton of apps for Andrew. I only paid for the Google Reader app and the rest were free.

So since I am new at this, let me ask everyone what their favorite app or feature is?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Bathroom Tour

On with the tour! This week Kelly is featuring bathrooms. I have two full baths and a powder room. We went from one to 2 1/2 when we added on. Love it,but more toilets and showers to clean!

First up is the powder room. It is right off of the living room. It is small, but serves a purpose. Basically it is Andrew’s bathroom for using the potty! LOL!

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I have since added a shelf under this picture, but that is about it. I would love to change the color in here one day.

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Next up is the Master Bath. This is one of my favorite rooms that we added on. I LOVE the color, but I do not remember what it is. I know!

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The shower is my favorite part!

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Lastly is Andrew and Abigail’s bathroom. It is upstairs and was recently repainted. We have a lot more projects in here, but this is how it will be for awhile.

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In the future, we will either retile or fix the current tile. It was never sealed properly and the grout is starting to come up. We will also add a double sink vanity and of course mirror. We took it down when we painted.

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I hope you enjoyed this tour!