Thursday, September 27, 2012


Lately I've noticed the new "let's have a boy trend". Which has made me a bit feverish. And although I feel my child barring days may be over, there's always the little hope that we might adopt a boy in the future. Having that special mother son connection is a thought that's been developing for the past few months, but until then all I can do is scour Pinterest for baby boy ideas and daydream...

Perfect boy nursery theme
My boy WILL wear moccasins
And if Matt has a say in it, he WILL wear hightops

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Paint, Fair & Nature

This last weekend was Matt's weekend rotation at work. Which means he went in at 10am on Saturday and didn't get off until 7pm that evening. As much as I am thankful for him, his job and the fact that he provides for his family, I can't help but loath the dreadful weekend rotation. However this is our life, we must accept it and move on... "Daddy has to make money or we don't have breakfast or ballet." in the word of Malaya.
So, while we waited for him to get off work we watched a few movies, read a couple books and I found good use of the left over refrigerator box that's just sitting in the garage. I made an easel, got the paint out and the girls "went to town" making art. After Matt got home, we managed to make it to the fair long enough to ride 3 rides and be broke... no seriously, they make a killin'. To top off the weekend, Sunday the weather was just right to go out and take a Jeep ride! We ended up stomping around the banks of Arkansas, skipping rocks on the Buffalo River and playing in campfire dirt. All in all the weekend turned out great, even though some weekends "Daddy has to make money".
My early birds
"You talkin' ta me?!"

Dirt don't hurt

Wildflower pickin'

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Swashbuckling Good Time!

Well, Mally turned 3. Like every other year we had a big birthday party, the only difference this year is that she is more vocal about what she wants and what she doesn't want. What does she want? Well, pirates of course! This year I intended for this party to be somewhat simple, stress free and well, let's be honest... cheap. All of that went out the door at the start, after all what's a pirate party without all the necessities pirates, a ship, a plank and pirate food! It didn't end up breaking the bank, we thrifted our outfits and you'd be surprised at what you can do with some cardboard and spray paint! Although, when you're a procrastination specialist like me, you can be sure of rough seas ahead. Luckily for me I work awesome under pressure :)  Wednesday I started painting the decor and pulling together or outfits. Thursday was Malaya's actual birthday, so we focused on the girls all day. Matt was off of work and we headed out of town to get our bounce house on! We all had a blast for a couple of hours for only $5.00, can't beat that. We were able to stop by Party City and pick up party supplies. Friday we picked up a refrigerator box from our local Home Depot and got to work on our pirate ship, I also made the cakes that night. Saturday, out of some miracle we pulled everything together and had us a pirate party, even the rain couldn't stop us! In the end it was A LOT of time consuming work for a party that lasted only a couple of hours... but creating good memories for our girls lasts a lifetime and that's all that matters. ARRRR!!

So hard to believe she's grown so much

Silly Face Pose

She wanted pancakes :)

Another one bites the dust
Cap'n Malaya and her first mate