Friday, August 30, 2013

Apartment love -living room-

Here is another sneak peek into our home. Did you see the kids room?? The living room still needs a few things... more pillows... purple nick-naks and my 7' bamboo tree that should be here on Monday!! Other than that I really think it is coming together. My wonderful mama came to see us over Embers birthday and we did a few projects to make the apartment a little more like a home. It was so much fun and I miss her already! Eventually I will take wider framed shots and let you see the whole room.... as for now I hope you like the tease!! 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ember is ONE

I made two cakes for Ember. One (this one) was her smash cake! I can't wait to post pictures. Soon. My sweet friend Jenna took them for us.

Lots and lots of presents. 

She got stuff from everyone! I made her the little pillow dolls you see in the pictures. It is fun to see more girl toys around the house. Dolls, princesses and! Poor thing was playing with blocks and cars before.

Lucky girl had Grandma come out just for her birthday! Pretty special. Love you mom...xoxo

...and Ty had a hard time letting her have all the attention! So he helped her open the gifts and tried on her hat.

This was the cake she blew out the candles on and we all ate.

She wasn't super into it.

We love you baby girl!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!! 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Tell Me Tuesday

Hi there!
Guess what?! My mama is here and I am 
enjoying every second...
So here it is short and sweet:)

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Miss Ember almost a YEAR

One year of Ember...

...well almost a year. Baby girl has her first birthday in two days.

If I could keep you little,
I'd hum you lullabies.
But then I'd miss you singing
your concert's big surprise.

 If I could keep you little,
I'd hold your hand everywhere.
But then I'd miss you knowing,
"I can go... you stay there."

If I could keep you little,
I'd kiss your cuts and scrapes.
But then I'd miss you
learning from your own mistakes.

If I could keep you little,
I'd strap you in real tight.
But then I'd miss you swinging
from your treetop height.

If I could keep you little,
I'd decide on matching clothes.
But then I'd miss you choosing
dots on top and stripes below.

If I could keep you little,
I'd cut your bread into shapes.
But then I'd miss you finding,
"Hey! I like ketchup with my grapes!"

If I could keep you little,
I'd tell you stories every night.
But then I'd miss you reading
the words you've learned by sight.

If I could keep you little,
I'd pick for you a friend or two.
But then I'd miss you finding
friends you like who like you too!

If I could keep you little,
we'd finger-paint our art.
But then I'd miss you creating
stories from you heart.

If I could keep you little,
I'd push your ducky float.
But then I'd miss you feeling
the wind behind summer's boat.

If I could keep you little,
we'd nap in our fort midday.
But then I'd miss you sharing
adventures from camp away.

If I could keep you little,
I'd fly you with my feet.
But then I'd miss you seeing
sky and clouds from your seat.

 If I could keep you little,
I'd keep you close to me.
But then I'd miss you growing
into who you're meant to be!

Marianne Richmond 

A year is so bitter sweet. I love to watch my baby grow and learn. To discover the world around her. To see her little body so tiny and fragile to crawling around at top speeds. To watch her go from miss snuggler to miss independent. I catch myself thinking I wish she would stay a baby. I already miss the late night nursing, tiny little outfits, careful constant supported bath time. I miss the tight grip on my finger. As much as I miss these things I love all her new personality traits. I love that she is growing into a strong willed little firecracker. She knows what she wants and she knows how to get it. I can't wait to see the young lady she will become. I know she is growing so fast and I can't stop her. I just want to soak in ever milestone, every moment. 

Miss Ember, 

You will always be my baby girl. I love you with all my heart. You are a dream come true. A gift from God. A blessing far beyond what I ever knew possible. Life is better with you in it. I love you, daddy loves you and your big brother is crazy about you. Ty loves you so much he hates it when you have to nap and is the first one in your room when you wake up. I promise I will always take care of you. I will always hold you close and cherish being your mommy.