the cutest book

sweet cheeks got this book from a friend of mine for christmas. it is freckleface strawberry by julianne moore, and is the cutest little book.

i enjoyed reading it to my freckleface girl!

can you see them here? i absolutely adore all of sweet cheeks tiny freckles. they are so cute on her. so cute.


catching up to do

i have so much catching up to do here!

christmas, christmas, christmas.

and i even missed a wordless wednesday (or two).

so here is a bit of filler while i get caught up-

sweet cheeks and her american girl from santa, rebecca ruben.

love how she is already dressing like her doll.


oh oh it's magic, you know

our christmas present to sweet cheeks was a big one this year. we took her to meet mickey and minnie mouse at their place. it was amazing. all 7 days of it.

disney was even more amazing than we could have imagined. everything we did, every place we went, and everyone that worked there made our holiday vacation just so memorable! that place is magical.

i really wonder what the ratio of employees to guests is. disney employs so many people who for the most part really seemed to enjoy working there.

surprisingly enough the only complaint we had at all of the parks was the other vacationers. we were pretty disappointed in the way people pushed, shoved, stomped, and cut others to get ahead. seriously. i thought we were going out of our way to be nice to others at such a special place, but not everyone behaved that way. my only complaint. that's pretty good.

so i can't wait any longer.

i have so many great pictures to share. so many. here's a sampling...

entering the kingdom for the first time

after a visit to the bippity boppity boutique

the best view is from daddy's shoulders

a very merry christmas parade. she loved seeing all of the princesses

ahhh... tea cup induced nausea

the ever popular dumbo ride

one of sweet cheek's favorite rides at epcot

yup. another parade.

face painted at the animal kingom

seriously. look closely at the expression on sweet cheek's face as she met belle

me and my girl at epcot in front of the big ball, as sweet cheeks called it

lets go back!

coming soon...

sorry no posts recently.
we were on VACATION!!

so many amazing photos to share of our wonderful trip.

check back soon, please.


oh christmas tree!

sweet cheeks and her cousin, ellis, in front of our tree.
our first real tree with sweet cheeks.

sweet cheeks with a silly pose in front of our tree. real again, of course.
love the smell, hate the messy needles everywhere.
i love this tree so much more than last years.
the little one decided we needed more hot pink on our tree, so we added garland and decorations in that shade. hot pink is the new holiday red says sweet cheeks. she is always up on the latest trends that one.
we think it turned out pretty.

all by myself

sweet cheeks is growing up too fast for me. i am constantly telling her to slow it down because i miss my baby. she just laughs at me. she enjoys growing up and independence way too much. seriously. too much. like closes the door when she gets ready in the morning. like brushes her own hair, washes her face, and brushes her teeth by herself.

after school the other day, sweet cheeks hopped right into her booster seat and buckled herself up. i smiled and told her that i am sad that there isn't much left that she needs me to do for her. she does it all on her own now. she smirked proudly back at me. then at a sweet attempt to make me feel better, she said 'except for dinner.' and that isn't much because truth be told, 4 days a week the husband cooks, 2 days we eat out, and that leaves me with 1 pathetic dinner a week (usually soup, sandwiches, or pasta- how weak is that).

so what does sweet cheeks do when we get home? she ran right to the kitchen, got out a measuring cup, and asked me for flour and eggs. i asked her what she needed it for, to which she quickly responded, "to make my own dinner."

she made herself chocolate chip pancakes. it was pretty impressive. she did the measuring and the mixing. i did the actual stove part and told her she had to at least be able to reach the stove in order to use it.

so just like that, she proved to be miss independent by making her own dinner. for a second, i was a bit weepy by the fact that my little baby isn't my little baby. i got over that quickly when i saw how much she ate of her very own pancakes.

so proud

so tasty



one of my favorite websites to view for furniture and bedding is house inc.

annette tatum also shares her catalogs on her website and i have fallen in love with so many of the nurseries and bedding prints.

every one (i couldn't share all of them as there are so many) has the most beautiful colors and prints mixed so perfectly together. the only word i can use to describe them all is lovely.

these are just a few of my favorites-

i also enjoy reading her blog, the well dressed home.