Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bringing out the Pretties

This pic is for you Linsey!  Your getting a lot of them lately :)
We're not going to hide it.  We're excited for the big Royal Event tomorrow morning.  Not wake up at 4am excited.  But maybe wake up at 6am excited.  And maybe even cupcake making excited with these free printables.

Really - I can feel the excitement/ nerves all the way from London here to my kitchen.  But then again maybe that has something to do with the endless watching of "Inside the Royal Wedding" shows and documentaries about the royal family we've (I've) been doing ( us the dress already, Kate!)

Looks like we're not the only excited ones... we spotted this Royal Barbie Babe Wedding on our drive down to Savannah last week.

Weird.  And funny.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Have a Good Friday

Easter egg hunts, baskets & bunny ears are a lot more fun when you have a kid! We've already started the Easter festivities this week and are looking forward to more this weekend with the Atlanta Temple Open House. 

But among all the marshmellow peeps (if they don't make you gag first) try not to forget the real meaning of Easter here

Savannah's very first coloring piece.  Handed to me when I picked her up from the gym child care the other week. I had no idea my child could stay in the lines so well ;)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Savannah H goes to Savannah GA

A few photos from our drive down and quick overnight trip to the city of Savannah earlier this week... (and its a beautiful place but nope, our child wasn't named with any association to this city)

Strolling down River Street and watching the boats pass by.  And having a street musician break into a rendition of The Itsy Bitsy Spider on his trumpet when we passed by and he saw our baby.  Cute!

Don't let this face fool you - 90 minute trolley tours of Historic Savannah and young toddlers do not mesh well!
Getting a pep talk for her first experience with the ocean out at Tybee Island Beach... 
"Don't be afraid, I'll hold your hand..."
Atta girl!  Thought you'd like it!  Next time we'll rent a condo on the coast and bring our swimming suits!
Dang sippy cup ruined any potential of a cute family photo
Trying to get the "Don't you wish you were here" beach shot with my toes and the (far off) ocean.  Not sure if that can really be achieved with grass stalks in the way though...
Tybee Island Light House
Stopping for lunch at The Crab Shack where the "Elite Eat in Their Bare Feet" (but not to be confused with Joe's Crab Shack)
Wonder what she's looking at?  Me too.
This crab shack was crawling with these alligators
My favorite find for a little souvenir shopping - for our toddler, of course!
Rats, no toddler sizes... and the smallest size would take her about 10 years to grow into.

My souvenir?  A shirt with Mr. Pig from the local Piggly Wiggly .  True story.

The original Savannah's Candy Kitchen on River Street - they give out delicious free samples.  Remember this post?
Getting one last walk in before the four hour drive back home... the Spanish moss created great shade around town.

Fun, fun visit!  And next time we go we'll make sure to spend more than 24 hours there!
One last P.S.  picture - thought of you when we passed here, Linsey!

Friday, April 15, 2011


A local church shares this message today... please, does someone have a spare "Y" they can lend??

And in case you hadn't heard ... after a lengthy renovation, the Atlanta Temple is currently hosting an open house for the public to attend.  Didn't get reservations in time?  I have extra reservations for anyone looking to go on Saturday April 23rd...

Know what else is clever?  Some advice I picked up today from a parenting class that a friend invited me to.  But since I'm not a giver of unsolicited parenting advice (or any unsolicited advice for that matter), you'll have to go here if you want to see my notes.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Happy Girl

...might be the result of a combination of 75 degree weather, purple Iris flowers... and an authentic dress from Grandma's recent trip to Israel. (I'm assuming that the "Women Lingerie" written on the collar is a translation error.)

Nah, she's happy like that a lot- especially when she's outside.  Or after waking up in the morning.  Or  waking from an afternoon nap.  Or riding in the car with the windows down.  Or in the bath tub.

P.S.  If you like the hair clips from this post, you'll love what Zulily is oferring right now.  Hurry- they are going fast!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Heard of Woombie?

I don't know about other little ones, but Savannah was definitely a swaddling baby when she was born.  And when I first discovered the Woombie  (on a deal a day website), I was immediately sold.   We may have gotten a few chuckles from others when they would see our baby girl zipped up in it , but we (Brant, Savannah, and I) all loved it.  It was easy to use and we liked the stretchy comfortable material that kept her swaddled, but also allowed her room to move inside of it (and no - the company didn't even pay me to say any of that!).

Anyways, what made me think about this?  I recently came across a giveaway for a lucky winner - check it out if you want!  And if you don't need if for yourself, chances are you know someone else who has a little one on the way.

I think this would fit into the category of the "Wow, I wish we had those around when my kids were babies!" comments I often hear from older parents.  You know-  like the bumbo.

P.S.  Hey all you local mama's- did you know that Jump 2 It in Peachtree City offers free admission to parents and little ones under the age of two?  We took Savannah there yesterday - a great place to go if your looking for entertainment!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Some Friday Thoughts

I'm pleasantly surprised to find that Frank's House of Prime Rib is actually a nice place to dine.  Instead of the vinyl checkered tablecloths that I have pictured in my mind for the past year and a half, they actually have nice white linens at each table and serve upscale Italian food with fancy deserts.  How very odd it is that this fine dining establishment is hooked onto a filthy gas station.   
Speaking of odd, I've never understood how this Disney Monorail and dragon found its way to the parking lot of a local consignment shop in the small town of Tyrone, GA.  But who really cares when you can find gems like a brand name beige wool sweater for $1 at the Red Door Consignment shop on their Friday dollar day?
But no matter what piece of clothing I find at a consignment shop, it will never look as cool as anything this chick could pull off.  And I think it would be really really cool to be friends with her.   Shes down to earth and an all around good person (from what I read, anyways)....  and I wonder if we were friends if she would me borrow her sense of fashion.  Count me in the 2.5 billion viewers that will be watching on April 29...I'm a little (or a lot) awe struck.
On the other hand, I wouldn't have anywhere to wear those kind of clothes when I spend the majority of my time entertaining a toddler.  I wonder what the appropriate age is for a kid to have a sandbox.  I love the idea of this DIY sandbox, but the kids in the picture are way older than my kid, but I think she'll still like it... or will she just eat it?  Either way, it'd be fun to have Brant build this and then paint it fun colors.

....And I wonder if there is any ice cream left in the freezer?