In the cherry blossom's shade, there's no such thing as a stranger... Issa

June 30, 2011

I'm gonna be an auntie.. and high on life

Happy Thursday sweet friends!
Yay, it's almost Friday... I'm loving that this is a long holiday weekend.
I can't wait to see the look on Oliver's face when he hears the loud BOOM followed by pretty colors of all the fireworks he's gonna see.

I'm super excited that I'm gonna be an auntie!
My little sister called and told me that she is pregnant.
Do I wish she would have waiting until she was older? YES
Do I wish she was more stable in her life and relationship? YES
But I also believe that children are blessings, no matter how or when they come to us.
So, I'm can't wait until late February to see the little sweet baby, to shower it with kisses and hugs
The first time I hear that little voice call me auntie...


Now it's time for you to go link up with 2 wonderful mama's
Christina of My Silly Life
to share with us what has you High on Life

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

June 25, 2011

white shirts and spaghetti don't mix and saying bye bye to the bottle

Happy Saturday Y'all!

It's my first weekend back from vacation, and I want nothing more then to be back in Denver.
I knew I was missing 'home' but didn't realize how much I was missing it until I came back.
These next few weeks are going to he hard... but I'll get through them.

Anyway, on to happier things

I didn't take as many pictures in Denver that I would have liked to... but want to share with you what I have. But first, a little about our trip.

Oliver is such a good little traveler. Our flight left super early (well at 6am) on Wednesday morning. Oliver slept most of the way there, which was nice since it pretty much was a full flight.
He woke up about 45 minutes out in such a happy mood.
I gave him a little car, a snack, and juice box.. and he sat happily in the seat next to me..
that was until another little boy started crying a few rows up.
My little (perfect) traveler wasn't happy about that and started yelling at the top of his lungs at this little boy... it was pretty funny. Since everyone around us started laughing, Oliver thought it was a game... He loves when other people are laughing, he's such a ham.

The first few days were low key, well for Oliver anyway.
I was busy planning a mixed BBQ party we had on Sundayfor my little cousin Jasmine's baptism and Oliver's birthday.

Saturday my dad had a little family get together for Oliver

(these trips are becoming less about me and more about him)

Hanging out in Poppie's backyard.

Hello to Oliver's first spaghetti dinner at Grandmama's
(and goodbye to a perfect white onesie)

messy kisses for Grandmama

Sunday was a beautiful day... we got up and went to church and my brother and I became Godparents
to my sweet Jasmine

then everyone came back to my mom's for a SMALL gathering.
There were aunt's, uncle's, cousins, friends galore.. Oliver had a blast.

He may be the baby... but he sure was telling his cousins who was boss

and they had fun finger painting frosting on his face, which he wasn't happy about

He did LOVE all the sugar he was getting

After running around and playing all afternoon...
he was beat (and so was my cousin's 2 year old son, Noah)

Monday was another low key day... we hung out at my mom's with my brother, and stayed in jammies all day.

It was fun watching Oliver chase these little furry things around.

The flight home was great... well besides me almost missing it.
Thank goodness for 45 minute delays and systems going down.

Well that's my trip in a nutshell...
I'll share a few more funny stories later.

Oh yeah, Oliver said bye bye to his bottle!
Yay for him, such a big boy.
Now if we can just get that pacifier out of his mouth.

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

June 22, 2011

I'm baaaaaaack!!

Hello Lovelies!!
I'm so happy to be back
(well maybe not... I miss Denver already)
But am happy to have my laptop back because I missed all of you.

Oliver and I had such a wonderful time visiting family, and I have so many funny stories to share with you.
Living life with a one year old is SO.MUCH.FUN!
He is learning and growing so fast... his little silly personality is popping through more and more everyday.

But for right now, I need to rest... I'm exhausted!
I'll be back tomorrow with more on my trip.

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

June 9, 2011

High On Life {and a little catch up}

WOW... It's Thursday!?!?!!!
Where has this week gone? It went by fast. 

Maybe it didn't go by that fast, maybe it just felt that way because I spent most of the week taking 4-5 Ibuprofen every 4 hours, and 1 Tylenol 3 at night.
That's right... I kinda feel like an over-the-counter drug addict.

It all happened Tuesday morning. I was running late headed out the door for work and as I was walking down the stairs, my neighbor was walking her 2 HUGH German Shepherds.
 I looked up to say good morning and completely missed the last step....... and down I went.
I sat there for a minute, got back up limped to my car, and went to work.
By the time I got there, I was in a lot of pain, and my ankle looked like a softball.
I sat at my desk, elevated my leg and had someone bring me some ice.
Before I knew it... it was throbbing beyond belief and starting to bruise.
When I got up to go potty, I almost fall again. I guess I didn't realize how bad the pain really was until I tried to put a little pressure on it and couldn't.
Since I had a little mobility in it, I figured it wasn't broken but knew I had to get it checked out.
I mean really... how was I going to chase Oliver around?!!

I ended up leaving work and drove myself to the nearest urgent care.
After a few (very painful) x-rays, it ended up being a 2nd degree ankle sprain.
Today I was able to bear a little weight on it, which make me very happy.
(walking with crutches was more of a hassle the it was a help)

So I'm stuck with an ankle brace for a few weeks... but am glad I didn't need a cast or do more damage.

Now on to brighter things...

Oliver's birthday weekend was tons of fun.

We spent his birthday at home... he has a few new teeth coming in and wasn't the happiest camper.

He had his one year check up the day after his birthday... which included a few shots.
He is (of course) happy and healthy.
Everything is right on target (which tells me I must be doing something right)
At one year is weighs 23.2 lbs and is 31.5 inches tall

Saturday we finally had birthday cake

Sunday we spent a few hours at a little neighborhood music festival.
I guess Oliver thought it would be a good time to give me my first major panic.
He was playing, and took off running after a little boy he was playing with,
before I knew it, he was flat on the ground.
I rushed over, picked him up, looked him over, realized he wasn't even crying
Everything appeared fine.... until he opened his mouth to spit out a mouthful of blood.
OK, it really wasn't a mouthful, but enough to cause panic.
I got him cleaned up,washed his mouth out to really see what was going on..
well, luckily it was nothing major.
When he fell, he must have bit the inside of his lip.
After a little sip of mama blue raspberry slushy, he was back at it... running and playing.
Ah, boys will be boys.
I know that was just the first of many more wipe outs.

I am so happy that this time next week I'll be in Denver... I can't wait.
I was just there 3 months ago, but I feel like it's been longer.
Not only will Oliver be getting 2 more HUGE birthday parties
(one with my dad's family, and one with my mom's)
and I'll get some much needed family time...

My brother and I will become Godparents to this sweet girl

My cousins daughter, Jasmine
who is not as small as the above picture, but I still see her that way

I couldn't be more excited to be Jasmine's Godmother. I love this little girl so much, and wished I was able to spend more time with her. She is the start to my every Saturday (well that if Oliver doesn't bet her to it).
Every Saturday morning since I've moved to Chicago, Jasmine has called me to tell me EVERYTHING that has happened in the past week. I have gotten so used to it, that I even set my alarm clock to get up early enough to make sure I have my coffee made and Oliver is feed and happy
so when my phone rings (around 8:30) she has my attention.
If she is going to be busy Saturday morning, she calls Friday night. The same goes with me, if I know I'm going to be busy (or want to sleep in a little) I call her Friday night.
She truly does have a special place in my heart.

Now go link up with my beautiful friends,
Heather of Some Kind of Wonderful and Christina of My Silly Life
and share with us what has you High On Life.

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

June 2, 2011

High on Life..... a sweet boy turns 1

Oh Happy Day!

Not only am I off work until Monday,

It's Oliver's Birthday!

Today my heart if full as I sit here watching my sweet ONE year old nap on the couch next to me, I can't help but think of laughs, songs, games, smiles, and tears I have shared with this little one over the past year.  

I never thought I could love someone so much.
When you're happy, I'm happy
When you hurt, I hurt
When you're cry, I want to sit and cry with you.

When you wrap you little hand around my fingers, my heart melts
When you look up at me, smile and say 'iy' (hi) when I walk into a room, my heart melts
When you grab your favorite blanket and your beloved pacifier to curl into my lap just to cuddle, my heart melt
When you sit in my lap as I read to you and you look up at me with amazement, my heart melts
When you take my face in your hands and plant a big slobbery kiss on my cheek, my heart melts.

You are my inspiration to be a better person, to slow down, to live in the present, and to enjoy every minute.

You are my Sunshine!

Happy Birthday Oliver!

Ahhh.... today I'm HIGH ON LIFE!

Link up with my lovely friends, 
 Heather of Some Kind of Wonderful and Christina of My Silly Life 
and share with us what has you High On Life!

Thank you for stopping by...

Peace and Love