Friday, January 28, 2011

It's Hard To Believe a Year Has Passed

One year ago today I met my beautiful baby girl!

 I never dreamed life would fly by so quickly. I can't believe this was us only 365 days ago. 

 I am so incredibly blessed to have her in my life. I treasure every moment I get to spend with her.  I didn't think it was possible to love her more than the day I met her but I do. The love I feel for Julianna is so strong, so pure, so breathtaking and it amazes me everyday. It is truly an honor to be Julianna's mommy!

Happy 1st Birthday my sweet girl!! 

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Ladybugs & Polka Dots are Taking Over...

my life & my house! Julianna's birthday is only days away{Friday!} ::tearslotsoftears:: and her big birthday party extravaganza is on Sunday!! ::eeekk:: Can you say crunch time? My to-do list seems a mile long and every time I cross something off the list another thing is added! Luckily my mom and SIL  came over this past Saturday to help out and I definitely put them to work! I am so thankful to have them!

I know I haven't posted too many details about the party other than the fact that the theme is pink and green ladybugs & polka dots. I guess I have been too busy obsessing planning & creating (I use that term loosely)  to actually sit down and write about it. I also didn't want to give too many party details away because some who will be attending the party also read my blog and I wanted to try and keep things under wraps until the big day! I am kind of weirdo like that. Forgive me?

So some may remember a post from November about me trying to be crafty and make some of the decor myself, like the centerpieces I have changed the topiaries a bit and love the way they have turned out! I also decided to make a ribbon wreath for the front door. I have seen these being sold on Etsy for upwards of $35.00! I made mine for about $15.00! I'm sure I could have made it even cheaper but the ribbon I used was kind of pricey. I am making/made a few other things and I am praying it all turns out well!

 This is now how the centerpieces will look. I am very happy with the way they turned out!

 This is my interpretation of a ribbon wreath. I chose to make it a little differently than some of the ones I had originally seen. It may not be perfect but I don't think it's too bad for my first attempt!

This little number will be apart of the decor. I have a lot of them! & let's just say I never dreamed that one day I would have about 200 yards of tulle in my house!

The invitation. I LOVE how it turned out! My friend Becca at Jumping Jax Designs made them for me and they are perfect! If you ever need invitations, cards or even a blog makeover, Becca is your girl!

Only 6 days of party prep. left!!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Rat Tail Went Buh-Bye!

Yes, it's true, Julianna had a rat pony tail. She has pretty much had it since she was born. I always thought it was kinda cute but  her daddy on the other hand? He hated it! He was always bugging me to let him cut it off and I of course refused!  I wanted to hold off getting her haircut for as long as possible. Why? I really don't have a good excuse, just that I didn't want her little baby hair to get chopped from her little baby head. Notice the emphasis on the word baby. As you can probably tell I am having some issues seeing as how Julianna will be turning 1 next week! ::tear:: Anyway, so yes, Julianna had her first haircut on Tuesday and she did fantastic! Jules is sporting some adorable side bangs and is now sans her mini mullet!

Some pictures...

I'm not choking her, I swear!

Yay!! All done!

 Admiring her new do!

What happened to Julianna's hair that was snipped? Well, I saved it of course! It is now safe and sound in an envelope in her memory box! 

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

11 Months 3 weeks & 1 Day!

WOW!  I can't believe Julianna will be 1 year old 12 months next week! It all has gone way too fast! This past month her personality has grown tremendously! She is such a silly girl, I love it! 

New with Jules:
  • Weight-19-20lbs
  • Size 3 diapers
  • Clothes-depends on the brand so anywhere from 6-12, usually 9 is where it's at.
  • Steps- she will take about 8 steps before falling. I am almost positive she is doing it on purpose because she knows if she crawls it is way faster to get where she wants to go.
  • I am pretty sure I can add dog to her vocab list, even if I am the only one who knows what she is saying! haha!
  • Can follow some commands-My favorite is when you ask for a kiss, she will lean in and give a nice wet open mouthed one right on your cheek or nose. She also does a funny one but I will have to show a picture, to get the full effect!
  • Guess how many chompers are in her pretty little mouth? 0, ZILCH, NADA!! I thought for sure she would have some by now!
  • Uses the ottoman as her personal obstacle course.
  • Discovered pointing- Her favorite thing to point out? Dogs! She LOVES them
Picture time is quite the event now. Getting a good one can be hard!

This is the funny face Julianna makes when you ask her to show her teeth and by teeth I mean gums! I think it is hilarious! It gets me every time!! 

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wordless {withafewwords} Wednesday

Julianna's day doesn't start until she has her cup of coffee...
Sorry, Jules! Mommy drank it... all!!

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Monday, January 10, 2011

10 Months! Better late than never...right?

I realize I am waayyy super late posting Julianna's 10 month update, horrible, I know! Let's see, what was she up to at last month?

New with Jules:
  • Weight-estimating around 19 lbs
  • Size 3 diapers
  • Clothes-mostly 6 months and a few 9 month outfits sprinkled in.
  • took 4 STEPS! (this happened the night before she was "officially" 10 months)
  • teeth=0
  • cruising like a pro
  • clapping is the new cool thing
  • loves trying to get a taste of what others are eating
  • peek-a-boo is a fun diversion at bed time
  • posing for monthly pictures? psshhh, yeah right suckkaa!

So, that is pretty much all I remember, it is kind of a blur. I did my best! & taking a decent picture was definitely not easy! Probably the antlers we put on her didn't help our cause much either but hey, at least we got a picture of her smiling...horrible lighting but smiling nonetheless!

Oh, and in case you were wondering, yes, this is the same onesie from her 6 month picture!

I am going to try and do her 11 month post this week aaaannndd I may even do a party planning update! You know, since it is consuming my brain pretty much 24/7!! 

18 days until Julianna's birthday! 18!!!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday