Friday, January 27, 2012

The Sickies

The sickies have invaded our house once again. This time it's baby girl who is sick. We took her to her pedi yesterday and we found out the she has a cold, an ear infection, and a sore throat. She was given an antibiotic and hopefully she will start to feel better soon.We think she caught this cold at the church nursery this past Sunday. There two other little girls, they both sneezed on or near A and then when they were given a snack all three dove into the same snack ( a cereal bar). Before I could react, they had eaten the entire bar.

An interesting note: All three of the girls (Angelina, Amelia, and Alexis) were born just weeks after each other (all three were due in April (Angelina was born in March) and three of their names start with the letter A. I think that's pretty neat.

On the upside, she weighs 25lbs 2oz and is 35 inches tall!!! Pretty soon she will be taller than her Momma.

~Angie

Monday, January 23, 2012

Bits and Pieces

1. My birthday is in 17 days!!! I'm planning a birthday party/superbowl party since by birthday is just a few days after the superbowl. I cannot wait!!!

2. I'm also in the middle of planning my daughter's party for her 2nd birthday. I will post the theme at a late date. But it has been decided for a while now. I just need to order the decorations and send out the invites.

3. I hate laundry. I currently have close to 4 loads of laundry to fold and put away, plus I have two more to wash and dry.

4. I can't believe that January is almost over.

5. I can't believe that my daughter is almost 2!!!!! Where did the time go?

6. We had an awesome weekend. We stayed home most of the time and took advantage of the nice weather. I felt good to have quality family time together.

7. It's a rematch in the superbowl. Patriots vs. Giants. I think we are rooting for the Giants!!!

8. Did I mention that I hate laundry?

~Angie

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday Randoms

1. I have six loads of laundry to sitting in my laundry room waiting to be folded and put away. I hate laundry!!

2. I'm in the first week of my new graduate program and I'm nervous about not be able to finish.

3. Baby girl and I had nice, quiet, relaxing day.

4. I have one more assignment due this week and I have not started on it yet. Since it's due tomorrow, I guess I had better get started.

5. Did I mention I hate laundry?

6. I love my hubby and baby girl to the moon and back and without them I would be nothing. I love them with all of my heart and soul.

7. My inlaws really irritate me at times.

~Angie

Thursday, January 12, 2012

2011- A year in review

This past year has been one of the greatest years of my life. 2010 was awesome, because we welcomed our beautiful baby girl into our little family

January- Angelina turned 10 months old this month!!! Her walking has gotten much better and she has also tried running, which makes this Momma very nervous!!! She still has a very good appetite and is drinking 4 8 oz bottles of formula plus she is eating three meals a day.

This month we also began an aggressive house search.

February- Angelina turned 11 months old this month and is still doing the same as last month. I started planning her first birthday and we celebrated my 38th birthday and Valentines day for the first time as a family of three.

March- Angelina turned a year old this month!!!!We had two birthday parties this month!!! One was with friends at the university that the Hubby works at and the other was for family. Both themes were Winnie the Pooh and Friends and Elmo even paid a visit (in balloon form). The birthday girl had a blast at both parties.

April- Angelina turned 13 months old this month and we celebrated her second Easter. We took her to the Easter service and church and she heard the resurrection story for the first time. We spent the holiday with the grandparents and had a blast "hunting"   Easter eggs with her.

May- Angelina turned 14 months old this month and we celebrated my second Mother's day. The hubby bought me a special Mother's day cake. We used this day to just relax as a family of 3 and just enjoyed the day and the weather.

June: This is the month when Angelina turned 15 months old, and we celebrated the hubby's second Father's day. We also found a house that we really feel in love with. We were about t put an offer in on another house, but Paul decided to look on more time online, and he found that we both liked. We called the next day to look at it, and then two days later looked at it again and the next day put in an offer. Our offer was accepted the next day and we closed on it at the end of the month. This was an exciting month for us!!!!!!

July- We closed on our house at the end of last month. We also had a nice mini vacation for the 4th of July and after coming back it was time to pack and move into the new house. It was an exciting and busy month. Angelina turned 16 months old this month.

August- Not much happened this month, we just adjusted to the new house and our new routine with Angelina who turned 17 months old this month. Her routine changed a little bit, she went from two naps a day to just one nap a day.

September- Not much happened this month. Just enjoying being  a family of 3 and enjoying our time together. Angelina turned 18 months old this month.

October: This month Angelina turned 19 months old!!! This was the month where Angelina caught her first stomach bug and she also had her first ER trip. I had the same stomach bug, which she caught from me, Paul even caught the same bug, his parents came to visit and they both caught the bug too!!! I think overall, it took us at least two weeks to get healthy again. This was also the month when Angelina stopped her night time bottle (on her own).

November: This was a busy month for us!!! Not only did Angelina turn 20 months old this month, but the hubby celebrated the big 4-0!!!! We had three celebrations for him, the first was with friends, the second was just the three of us, and the third was with his family. I'd day he had a great birthday. I also hosted Thanksgiving for the first time. And I must say this it was a success.

December: Angelina turned 21 months old this month. I cannot believe she is almost two already!!! Where did the time go? She is walking, running, jumping, talking, twirling, singing, and screaming. She is such a delight, she is the light of my life and I love her with all of my heart. We had a wonderful Christmas this year. We kind of went a bit over board with the gifts for Angelina, but oh well. She loved everything that Santa brought her.

All in all, 2011 was a great year and I hope that 2012 will be an even greater year!!!!

~Angie

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Resolustions for 2012

I usually don't pick my resolutions, much less stick them. So, I thought that this year I would write them down and maybe them I can actually accomplish each and every one. So, here it goes:

My New Year's Resolutions for 2012:

Resolution #1: To be a better wife to my wonderful husband. I will appreciate him more, and will let him know that he means the world to me. He makes it possible for me to be a SAHM to my beautiful baby girl.

Resolution #2: To be better with money and to start couponing. It's time to start looking at websites and blogs for this one.

Resolution #3: To lose weight. This is always on my list and I hope to stick to it this time. My goals is to lose at least 45 pounds. And, I plan to start the Special K Challenge on January 4th.

Resolution #4: To stop sweating the small stuff and to think in terms of the big picture. I tend to worry about running errands and never worry about the big stuff, like a water filter system to the house, etc.

Resolution #5:  To blog more often. My goal is to blog at least once a day and to make it interesting as well.

Resolution #6: To finally finish my Master's degree in Psychology. I'm in the process of transferring universities so let's hope this works out.

Well, there are my New Year's resolutions. Hopefully I will stick to them this time!! Happy New Year everyone!!!

~Angie