Monday, January 26, 2009

Uptown Girl

So now it's down to two birthday party ideas... Stella's Candy Bar or Fancy Nancy!  I really want to do the Fancy Nancy birthday, but I am afraid it may be a little lost on her... she is just now getting into dressing up like a princess.  Sometimes she loves crowns and tutus... other times, not so much!  And it would be a non-princess day on her birthday, i'm sure.  I think she may like it better next year!  The candy bar would be fun, and pretty simple.  What kid doesn't like candy? Especially 2 year olds.  I guess the kids will get hopped up on sugar and then we'll send them home to terrorize their parents!  haha!  Well what do you guys think?  

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday Mornings...

8:25 a.m.

I went to the doctor yesterday and found out I have the flu and bronchitis.  So needless to say, we are being lazy and hanging around the house this weekend.  Last night we watched Wall-E for the fiftieth time and were in bed very early.  This morning Tay and Stella let me sleep in a little, then I found them back in the "Man Cave" tying flys and listening to Car Talk.  Stella started playing with Tay's guitar and I convinced him to play us a few tunes.  Stel danced all over the place!  She also picked around on her Stella guitar.  I love holing up and being lazy with my family!  I hope you all are staying well and having a great Saturday morning like we are!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I need birthday party ideas!

I have not been able to come up with a good birthday party idea for Stella.  Obviously, a Dora party would be her choice, but I am not sure how to make it unique. I also thought about a Dylan's Candy Bar party, a finger painting party (messy) or a princess party (of course!) I guess it isn't as big of a deal as the first birthday, but I want her to have fun!  I am sure it will turn out great no matter what... but if anyone has any cute ideas, I would love to hear them! 

Chris Stinson took this photo!  

Monday, January 19, 2009

She's Getting So Big!

Looking glamorous on the way to Grammy's house....

....and being a country girl when she got there!

We have really been working on the potty training, and I think it is starting to pay off. We "bribe" her with stickers, and she has a baby alive doll that actually pees in the potty.  Sick, I know, but I think it really works! She gets jealous of baby alive and wants to show her up, so she has to go before baby goes.  We went flea marketing on Sunday and accidentally left the diaper bag in the other car.  We were looking around when Stella said she needed to go potty.  She said, "Change it" but I told her that we didn't have any diapers, she had to be a big girl and go in the potty.  She said, "ok." So we went into this random bathroom and I sat her on the potty, and.... SHE WENT!  Yes! Then she was about asleep tonight and sat up and told me she needed to go potty.  We went in there and she went potty! The second time today!! I am so amazed at her.  I am hoping we can keep this up! If anyone has any other good tips to get this training going then let me know!  Hopefully I will be saying goodbye to diapers sometime soon!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Can we talk about this HAIR??

This child's hair is absolutely out of control!! Don't get me wrong, it is so soft and silky and precious.  Never any detangling problems.  What is so funny about her hair is that it is actually really, really long.  But you would never know it, because it is in these giant ringlets that are about 4 to 6 inches long.  So they spring up.  And out!  The girl's hair is growing OUT not DOWN!  Oh, except for those two little straight patches on the front sides.  I don't even know what that's all about.  Luckily, it is so cute!  Once I tried to blow dry her hair out to see what it would look like.  Yes, it was rediculous, I know!  The crazy thing is, it stayed curly.  Even with brushing and blow drying, it looked exactly the same.  She's going to hate it, i'm sure!  Well, I guess that I am familiar with this hair situation... her hair has gone from being straight and black to blonde and curly like mine!  Poor baby.  At least she has two parents for hairdressers to help... it's actually very appropriate.  You know, this hair is the reason that I became a hairdresser... to learn how to tame my mane.  Now I pass the torch onto you, Stella.  Maybe someday you can teach me a few tricks to fixing those curls.  Good luck! 

Monday, January 12, 2009

Chuck E. Cheese time!

We went to church for the first time in a LONG time yesterday.  I honestly have been too lazy and we don't really have somewhere we know that we like to go.  So Addie and Anya met up with us at St. Paul's and we tried it out.  We had a lot of fun! Everyone was really nice and the girls loved it.  I may still try a few other places, but it went really well!  After we got out of church, Stella and I drove up to Rogers where we met up with Mimi and Cameron.  After a power nap (for Stella) we dove in to the Chuck E. Cheese world.  It was CRAZY in there!  It only took them about 10 years and 2 tries to make our pizza... at least they gave us a ton of free tokens!  Stella had a ball and cashed her tickets in for stickers, suckers, and a comb.  It was a fun day but we were cranky and exhausted when it was all said and done.  Well, I was!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Big Girls wear High Heels!

I spent Saturday night up at my parent's house in Rogers.  We were getting ready to go out to dinner at Copeland's and Stella found my heels.  She had her gold tennies on and threw a fit until she could get those shoes off and put mine on.  She has a little fetish for shoes!! Yes! I know... first the bows, now shoes.  I am so lucky I got a little girlie girl!  Well, I guess until I have to take her back to school shopping at Mason's, then I won't be loving it as much.  I have also found a new obsession of my own... Facebook.  Apparently everyone i've ever met, EVER, is on there.  Seriously.  I swore I wouldn't ever do it... well, I am on it.  I have been catching up with so many people I haven't seen in ages.  And it's one more place I can "blog-drop" to get more people over here!  I am a dork.  Oh well, why do it if no one looks at it, right?? As Sean would say, OMG!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

My future's so bright.....

I Gotta Wear Shades!!

Today we went to see Bolt, the 3D movie.  Stella has never done too well at the movies, she usually watches about 15 minutes and passes out.  Even though the movie needed 3D glasses, she would have NONE of it.  So the poor thing watched the whole movie kind of blurry.  It didn't seem to bother her too much, though... she ended up watching the whole thing!  She was really excited and kept talking about Bolt and The Movies!! It was a fun family day! 

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

We had a very happy New Year's Eve!  Our friends the Claxtons came up from Hot Springs to hang out for the weekend.  We went to a friend's house for a fondue party!  It was my first time to do real fondue with meat... of course we did cheese and chocolate fondue as well!  I ate my weight in pound cake covered in chocolate.  Yummy!  Stella hung out with Mimi and Papa in Rogers and they had a big night (before bedtime, of course!)  Hope that everyone had a great 2008 and wish you the best for 2009!