Sunday, February 26, 2012

in love

I'm in love with my new skirt.
I don't love my baby face knees.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

birdal shower

Last night we had a bridal shower for my good friend Annie. 
It was a success. 
The food was yummy, and the company was lovely. 

 Rebecca's ice cream cake...what the what.
 Since Annie served her mission in Italy,
 Hailey decided to bring a little taste of Italy to the shower via the pizza.

The lovely host.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


NPS score # 1,009
Anthropologie sweater skirt $88
paid $30.

Thank you.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

on the move

I laid him down like so.

Went to the bathroom and came back to this. 
Banker Blanket Burrito. 
Notice how close he is to the stairs...yikes. 
Bad Mommy.

Monday, February 20, 2012

our day

Banks and Daddy watching Doctor Who in the morning, driving round town, and lunch at JCW's.
Happy President's Day!

$10 D.I.

Two weeks ago Michael and I stayed at  my parent's house to watch my little sister Liz while Mom and Dad were out of town. Liz informed me that the American fork D.I. is pretty fantastic. So, one night we checked it out and scored big time. I bought this awesome blue top for $5 and the skirt for another $5. Forgive the not so good picture....quickly shot by Michael before church yesterday. The skirt was a little too "motherly" as Mom put it so we hemmed it up, sewed on some fun buttons and added a strip of mustard grow grain ribbon to the bottom. I think it turned out pretty great. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

this many

5 years ago on President's Day we decided to get hitched. 
It was a good day.
A little dramatic thanks to myself, but good non the less.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Banks is naughty and refuses to eat his cereal.
Sometimes he throws up in his Bumbo from leaning over the side trying to grab things on the table.
So sometimes he gets to be shirtless.
And that makes everything more fun.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

oh baby

This little mans favorite new sound is mamamamamama.

Monday, February 13, 2012

tummy sleeps

I love that Banks sleeps on his tummy now. So sweet. His little face is smashed into the bed and his little cheeks are always rosy when he wakes up. Mommy is still jealous of his loooong eyelashes, don't know where those came from. And yes, those are socks on his hands.

Friday, February 10, 2012

little black book

I just bought this little guide book to help us get around Paris. It's been YEARS since I've been there and so I know we're gonna need all the help we can get. Feel free to tell us about your favorite cafe or hole in the wall eatery...I plan on gaining 10 lbs while we're there.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

ksl find I want

If I had a house, I would buy these asap.

7 months & good sleep too

Banks is 7 months old tomorrow. 
Hooray! We've kept him alive and happy thus far, I'm sure we can keep it going.

The little budget is rolling over front to back, AND back to front. As of this week he sleeps on his tummy which is a new thing for us and we welcome it. It seems like he sleeps way better this way, I feel for him. Sleeping on one side for too long starts to get old, real fast. We all know he was a big boy when he was born but I CANNOT believe how heavy he is. Every time I pick him up I can feel my little bones beggin for mercy. They don't even know what's coming because he'll only get bigger. I just pray he is an early walker for my bodies sake. He loves bashing stuff. When he's in his bumbo he loves banging his toys on the tray and makes a cheesy smile every time he makes a big noise. He's almost outgrown his jumper which is a sad tale. And he's cut his first tooth!

Perhaps the greatest blessing of all are his sleeping habits. He is such a good sleeper. Sure, he has his tricky days where he gets off schedule but I give him an A, 99% of the time. A few months ago he started to get pretty dependent on being rocked totally to sleep and then I'd lie him down and he'd instantly wake up the second his head hit the mattress. These were some tough weeks. I had read quite a few articles saying it was just fine to let a baby cry itself to sleep to help them learn how to self soothe. I tried it a few times but he would cry for his whole 2 hour nap! I'd go get him after and he'd be all sweaty from crying so hard. Broke my heart. Well, I was determined to break this over Christmas. It took 4 days of letting him cry the whole time during his first nap (he would pass out during his 2nd nap from wearing himself out during the 1st) but by the 4th day....he was cured! Just like that. Now, I lie him in his crib, no rocking mind you, with a binkie and he's down. Again, some days he's naughty but most of the time he does it! I think the key to this trick is realizing that you as a Mother know what's best for your baby. By letting them dictate when they are sleepy or not is a no go. It's ok for them to cry because when we know they aren't hurt, have a dry diaper, are comfortable, etc. we know it's just them protesting. Crying is their only way to let us know they've got an opinion, but that doesn't mean it's right. Now I'm not claiming to be an expert or anything but if your Chickie isn't taking good naps you  might want to give this a whirl...but BE STRONG and remember who's BOSS.

Mommy of course:)

Monday, February 6, 2012

new head scarf

This is my beloved new head scarf. 
I love it and will be wearing it often as my hair transitions out of the pixie cut into a shaggy mullet.
Oh well.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

birthday post

to my bro (in law) yo....chas

A few words that come to mind when pondering your greatness:

dope show
original g
the baby's binkie
the dog's bone
the bee's knees

Basically, what I'm trying to get across is that I think you are the greatest. I am so glad you are a part of our family. You bring some added class to our team and we love you for it. 
Thank you for loving sister Sam and little cryings.

Happy Birthday!

nps score

j crew toothpick cords with zipper...$80. 
Found em in cream at nps for $30. 
That's what I call a score.
I also picked up a sweet head scarf from Anthropologie for $5 there too. 
It was a good day at nps.