Friday, July 24, 2009

Teagan's Pink and Orange Sprinkle

I am so blessed to have the best friends ever! Elaine and Kristin threw a GORGEOUS pink and orange sprinkle for me last weekend (33 weeks).

4 generations... Aya, me/Teagan, and Nonnie

My friend Carole. She's due on the 31st with baby Charlotte. Yes, my belly is bigger than Carole's and she's 4 weeks ahead of me! Carole is so sweet and says it's because she's taller and carries closer to her body.

The Kappas minus Parra... It's so crazy to think I've been friends with these amazing ladies for almost 10 years!!

The drink set up. Mimosas and a yummy pink punch.

The food... baked brie, mini quiche, strudel bites, and fruit salad

The sweet cravings table!

Kristin made those adorable onesies on the clothes line.

Big and Little Sister tees from Aya.

The cutest tooth fairy pillows from the Barkleys. Mere always finds!

Teagan's first bathing suit from Nonnie and Deeda. They gave P her first suit too. My kiddos are destined to be water babies.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Let's just call it the 34 week appointment

Teagan is measuring a week ahead (34 weeks 6 days), weighs about 5 pounds 7 ounces and is 18.5 inches long. Obviously these are only estimates, but DANG! she's a big baby. Payton was 7 pounds 4 ounces when she was born at 40 weeks. We discussed an induction or scheduled C-section at 39 weeks, so I don't have a 4th degree tear this time. The long term effects of another tear that severe are not pleasant at all. Dr R scheduled another sono in 3 weeks for a weight check, and we'll decide how to proceed.

Here's the 3D version... her face is smooshed against the placenta, so it's a tad distorted.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Birthday Parties!

Kelly turned her home tour into a tour of children's birthday parties this week!

I didn't participate in the tour of homes because I feel like my house isn't really my house right now... it's been totally depersonalized and personalization is what makes a home, in my humble opinion.

Miss Priss's 2nd birthday is quickly approaching and I need to figure out what we're doing, so it can be ready to go before Baby Sister arrives. I have the challenge of wanting to do something amazing like her 1st birthday, but having a 2ish week old thrown in the mix.

Here's a peak at P's first birthday.... a ONE-ders of the Sea themed party. Yes, it was in our backyard, but we had about 50 people over and it was a blast!

LC and I agree that home parties are the way to go until our kiddos can tell us otherwise.... and even then they might have to just deal with it!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fabulous Giveaway Darlings!

Yall, Shasta is having a fabulous giveaway! Hop over to her blog to enter and to read about all her fabulous fashion finds. She's absolutely adorable and so down to earth... all in her Manolo's or Louboutin's. I'm so jealous of her entire shoe wardrobe!!

My Blonde Reality

Friday, July 10, 2009

Take a Little Piece of My Heart

Today, LC and Miss Priss headed to Birmingham to see LC's family. My doctor didn't want me to travel after 32 weeks, so I'm home alone.... This is only the 3rd time P and I have been away from each other... and the two other times I left her. I know I'm so blessed to stay at home with her and not have to travel for work, but it still tugs at my heart. My house is so clean! And quiet! And I don't like it one bit!!!

Yes, I'm that mom... the one that's organized to the hilt... the one that packs every everything in it's own ziplock: each outfit is in it's own bag, the swim diapers with the swim suit and cover up, the overnight diapers, etc....

As I was packing, P was modeling LC's backpack.

And had to look at herself in the mirror (we have to look several times a day... once she gets dressed, once her hair is done, if she puts a necklace on....) and fix her own hair.
She's adorable and she knows it! Such confidence at such a young age. I hope it stays that way!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July

For the 3rd year, we spent the 4th with the Semi-Homemades. We skipped the parade (see last year's post for why we didn't go) this year and headed over after naps.

The girls colored (since it was over 100 outside!) and G-man tried to get in on the action.

Mr. Semi-Homemade grilled burgers, brats, and hot dogs for the kiddos. We paired it with grilled corn on the cob, LC's homemade mac and cheese, fresh berries, guacamole, and Pioneer Woman's sheet cake! Delicious!!
For our after dinner entertainment, the girls (and LC) danced to their favorite song... Lady Gaga's "Poker Face".

The guys set up Rock Band.... sang several songs... and decided it wasn't as fun when you had 3 little ones trying to play too!

Once Rock Band was put away, we headed to the fireworks. They had several hot air balloons burning off excess gas and P was none too pleased with the loud noise. She laid on the blanket like this or in my lap until the balloons had been put up!

I think she got her second wind.... R and P ran circles around us until the fireworks started.

It was all fun and games until the booms started....

but after awhile, she actually watched the gorgeous fireworks!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


This evening, LC and Miss Priss made brownies (for me). Of course the best part is licking the beater and spatula...

... or the side of the bowl if you're P!


30 week belly pic