Thursday, December 31, 2009

This is a before and after shot of Bailey's new bathroom. It looks pretty SMURF blue. I was going for the color of Ariel's sea or Cinderella's dress at the end of the movie but instead, wound up with SMURFS taking over! The pictures that follow show you how to "tame a smurf." Also, ths new shower curtain is WAY COOL! It's called "hookless" and it's cheaper b/c you don't have to buy all of the hooks to go on it! Anyway, Several people have asked for pics of the house so I'm posting... One room at a time :)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Because I promised...

All I have as of yet are pictures of the entry but hopefully I will have more soon. I hope to paint the half bath today :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fit for a Princess...

I painted Bailey's new room (ALL BY MYSELF) I might add! I actually kind of enjoyed doing it! I'm REALLY pleased with the way the color turned out. It's called "Haystack Yellow." I got it at Home Depot. It's the Gliden brand/semi gloss (I'm actually typing this in case I lose the sticker and need more, lol). Anyway, I absolutely LOVE her room. It only took one coat of paint and an hour! I'm so excited about how it turned out. And the best part is... She is asleep in her OWN bed tonight (That's right Lillie, I did it!!!!)

We are getting moved in to our new house and we LOVE it. I must admit that I am praying for peace as I know we will have to make a mortgage payment on it starting in February. I know we can do this I just pray we are smart with our money. I promise to post pictures of some of the rest of the house soon. (NO, I cannot come over and paint any of your rooms. I still have 2 bathrooms and a kitchen to paint in mine) :). But, I leave you with pictures of Bailey's new room. The framed "Cinderella" pictures I have had since I was a teenager. I hoped to one day have a daughter to give them too. So, this was a very special moment for me and when Zach finished hanging everything, I must admit to being a little emotional! Enjoy! and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to Bailey :)

Well, we had pictures made! Since Bailey's birthday is in January, we are able to do Christmas and Brithday photos all at the same time! However, it still isn't cheap! 200 dollars later, here is what we got! We are THRILLED with thsese I can't wait to hang them in the new house!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

23 months

*(This post was started on Sunday so I'm a few days late getting it up.)

My baby is 23 months old today, I can't believe how time has flown! She is SO busy and into EVERYTHING! Sometimes, I think "God, why is this so hard? Am I really cut-out to be a parent?" Last night, after 2 hours of screaming, crying, and refusal to go to bed I just sat there crying. I try to hard to be a good mommy and to give her everything she needs but she has definitely hit the terrible two's and as her parents, we have got to be patient to correct her behavior. I sound like she's so horrible! She's NOT! We love her more than life! She is just a very, very strong willed little princess. She reminds me of the song "I know what I want and I want it now!" I am extremely happy that we will be moving into our new house NEXT FRIDAY! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! It will be so much easier on her having a routine and her own room and play room. I wouldn't trade her for the world but my desire for 4 children has been shot for the moment.

Her 2nd birthday:

Bailey will be 2 on January 6th. We bought her these 2 little dresses for her birthday (among other things) and I cannot wait for her to wear one of them to her party!!!!

I believe she is having a "pincess" party because you can buy a big princess party kit at wal.mart for 40 dollars! Every time we ask her about her birthday she says, "PINCESS PARTY" Or "DORA PARTY" But you can't get Dora at wal.mart so we're gonna do princess instead. I need to get started on her birthday poem. I wrote this one last year:

For many months we prayed and prayed

And wondered and hoped until she came

The day she was born was the happiest of all

For mommy and daddy, we were in awe

And through the months we’ve laughed and played

And thanked God every SINGLE day

For our blessing from above

We never knew there was such love

And now our baby crawls and grooves

It’s oh so fun to watch her moves

A tiny baby, she is no more

The toddler years we are in for

Our little one is the most precious thing

And happiness she will always bring

So, please join us at her party so fun

For Bailey Grace is turning ONE!!

And this was her invite:
This year, she will probably just have a normal invite, but I will put the poem on the inside. I can't wait to show all of you the pictures of her party and our new house!