Love Her

October 16, 2010 - 11:08 am 1 Comment

How bout some pics to put a smile on your face, how can you not be happy looking at this little ball of fun!

argyle and red patent shoes... to die for!

mommy and me matching moccasin boots.. love this pic

look at that coordination- holding her rattle

daddys girl

loves bath time- splashes so much she soaks the whole kitchen! think its time to switch to the bathroom!

her face makes me melt

makes me want a matching hooded towel

love this big bald head

her shirt got stuck on her big noggin

so glam!


October 7, 2010 - 10:17 am No Comments

Little princess is such a drooler now. She has been having to wear a bib everyday because her shirt gets soaked. Good thing I made like 5o bibs. I think she might be teething but I’m not sure. She is getting to be so much fun lately. I can see her her little personality starting to come out. My favorite is when she wimpers and cries and you just know she’s faking it. I can usually smile at her and tell her she’s just fine and she usually starts laughing or smiling in the middle of her wimpers. It’s pretty funny. She’s a big faker! She has also figured out how to use her hands and pulls her bib, shirt and blanket over her head. She can even hold a rattle for a little bit. She usually just clonks herself in the head though. When she gets really tired she clasps her hands together in front of her body, Justin says she is saying her prayers.. ha ha. I have been buying her new clothes lately because she is now pretty much too small for most newborn and 0-3 sizes. I love shopping for her, I go a little crazy. Winter clothes for babies are just too cute. For those of you that haven’t heard of and you gotta check them out. I have gotten some rad deals on their. I buy most her stuff at old navy, cheap and oh so cute! Before she was born I bought like 25 pairs of shoes for her… I’m now learning they don’t stay on her feet. I can barely get socks to stay on her feet!

my little drooler

cutest smile ever

hoods on babies are my fav.

how funny is this bib.. I love bacon cheese burgers so I'm bankin on her lovin them too

new dress with matching headband

one of my new fav headbands.. think its big enough?

Little Ballerina

September 28, 2010 - 1:47 pm No Comments

You all know I love to dress Violet up. It is one of the most fun things to do. Well I sometimes go overboard and even dress her up for bed. These are her new ballerina pajamas. How can you not die over how cute this is. Crazy yes, adorable.. double yes. (if your wondering I didn’t make her sleep in the skirt– thought about it tho)

I guess even ballerinas drool


September 28, 2010 - 1:39 pm 1 Comment

Just had to show this so cute headband I made for my little sister Annie’s 16th Bday present.. I want to make one for myself now!

Headband Mania

September 23, 2010 - 3:06 pm No Comments

I have been churnin’ out headbands like crazy lately, they are so fun to make! I feel like I never have time to sew or do my crafts but I have been workin’ on them once she goes to bed. I want to make like 50 so she has one for every possible outfit. I’m a loon I know. Here are a few of the ones I just did (they are clips so you can put them on different headbands)…

And how bout a few pics of the cutest baby on the planet…

look at those legs kicking... future runner

my absolute favorite pic right now

smiles for days

Love This Girl

September 23, 2010 - 2:51 pm No Comments

Can’t believe she is almost 3 months! She is getting so much easier. No one can prepare you for the first 8 weeks or so. Excuse my language but it was pure hell. Not totally enjoyable. I’m thinkin’ baby #2 will be easier because I will have some sense of what to expect. I think I am starting to get the hang of things. I can usually tell when she is hungry or tired or has a tummy ache. Being a mom is so tough, such huge expectations. I am reading this really cute book called “I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids”. I highly recommend it. Violet is so funny. Recently she has begun to love cartoons. Justin puts on the really old Mickey Mouse cartoons on the laptop and she will just stare at it for like 30 minutes. It’s hilarious. I also put her in front of the TV and played a Baby Einstein DVD and she loved that too. Only 2 1/2 months old and already loves the TV, might not be such a good thing! I also have been reading little Baby Einstein books to her and she loves looking at the pictures. She smiles and babbles the whole time. I swear she is going to be a genius. (I know all mom’s think this about their own!) She has even slept all night through for a week straight now! Can’t complain about that! I swear its all about a schedule. Since I have been putting her down every night around 7:30 she has been sleeping so good. If we have the grandparents watch her at night I have them come over so I can maintain the schedule and routine. It must be really important to do this because it sure is working!

hangin in the Bumbo

you can never be too chubby!

how funny is this hat I made

I need a matching pair

I just want to eat them

girly girls can rock it out too!

Husker game day, gotta wear some red!

Go Huskers!

Getting So Big!

September 12, 2010 - 3:59 pm 2 Comments

I am having such a blast with Violet these days. She is becoming so aware of her surroundings it is so much fun. She can hold her head up so good now so we got her a bumbo, boy does she love it. She absolutely loves to watch everything that is going on around her. Yesterday she sat in it and watched me unpack groceries. She also loves anything that lights up and plays music. She will stare at it and smile for hours! So I got her a lights and sounds thing that goes on her carseat. She also adores her glowworm. It’s so funny because I remember having one of those. She has been going to bed around 7:30-8 every night and I think it’s becoming routine for her which is great. I usually feed her and then put her down semi-asleep (sometimes totally awake tho) and she goes to sleep. She usually sleeps 6 hours or so before waking for another feed. Sometimes I get lucky though and she will sleep longer. Last night she slept 8.5 hours before waking up! Lovin’ that!

dress from aunt Jess

Who doesn't love a jean mini? She looks angry, probably tired of all the photos I take of her!

love her little muffin top

so cute in her bumbo

Violet’s First Husker Game

September 6, 2010 - 9:58 am No Comments

Last Saturday was the first Nebraska Cornhusker football game, and at our house, thats a big deal. Justin’s family is from Nebraska so we are huge Husker fans. I think I have 25 different Huskers shirts, sweatshirts, hats… We even hang a red Husker flag on the front of our house every game day. I even offered to have Violet and I go outside when Justin hung the flag on Saturday so we could salute it and sing the fight song. We sure do love us some Husker football. I have been meaning to buy some Husker baby stuff for little V but I ran out of time. So of course, I had to make something. It turned out pretty darn cute too. I took a cheap onesie and added some iron-on letters, mini roses and the cutest ruffle butt ever. And she had to have a matching headband, so I made that too. Love how it turned out. Justin’s cousin Ryan from Nebraska actually was in town so he came over to watch the game, as well as Justin’s parents. We bbq’d and had a great time. Now I just have to teach Violet to say “Go Big Red”.

Sparkly red iron-on letters

ruffle booty- I don't have a serger yet so I left the edges raw which will unravel and look ragged when washed, I think it will look pretty cute

notice the N at the top- just like real sports apparel!

cutest chubby cheeks ever

Watching the game (lookin really bad with zero makeup)

Dr. Appointment

September 3, 2010 - 5:29 pm No Comments

Today was Violet’s 2 month check up and it went great! She is such a chunk! Her head was 39 cm and in the 58th percentile, her height is 22.5 inches and in the 56th percentile and she weighs 12 lbs 10 oz. which is the 90th percentile! Holy Moly! 90th percentile! Her rolls go for days! She is such a cute chunk though. She had to get 3 shots in her thighs which was probably more terrible for me. The poor thing. I gave her some tylenol but she seems to be doing fine. She’s a trooper.

drooling away

how cute is her leg with a bandaid?

2 months!

August 31, 2010 - 4:08 pm No Comments

How crazy is it that Violet will be 2 months on Thursday? She has changed so much! She smiles constantly and is talking up a storm. She has also gotten a lot stronger, she can hold her head up for quite awhile now! She loves to lay on her tummy on her playgym and takes naps there everyday. Her carseat has been a savior, she loves sitting in it and napping in it too. She started to hate her downstairs swing but now that I have adjusted it so its more upright she enjoys it again. I think because she loves to see whats going on. I have left her with my mom a few times and Justins mom as well. I miss her like crazy but its been a much needed break for me. I was actually able to get some stuff done! She also has been sleeping really good at night, sometimes through the whole night! She still sleeps in a swing, in a few months we will move her to the crib. For now it works!! She is quite the chub and has been growing out of lots of her clothes. She has tons of shoes which are finally starting to fit which i love. Not that she needs shoes, but hey, they are so darn cute.

Cutie Patootie

Cutie Patootie

Napping in her carseat

Napping in her carseat

loves her playgym

loves her playgym

Car Seat napping again

Car Seat napping again

how cute does dad look

how cute does dad look

tummy time

tummy time

too cute for words

too cute for words

boots with the fur

boots with the fur