Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Kid Is FOUR!!

I cannot believe my big girl is FOUR!  She is loving school, and learning new things. You know your whole alphabet and how to spell your name. You can recognize almost all of your letters, and can count to fifteen, and to twenty with help.  You are so kind to your little sister, and she loves to play with you. Your favorite things to do are watch Youtube movies on your kindle, especially of Surprise Eggs & pretend play.  You are still obsessed with the Frozen movie a year later, although when given a bunch of movies to pick you usually pick something else.  You beg to sleep in Mommy & Daddy's bed just about every night, but sleep really well in your own bed.  You love to play with friends, especially Alle, and love to tell us about your friends at school like Pippin and Kayla.  You are smart, funny, and love to cuddle. Mommy & Daddy love you very much! Happy Birthday Big Girl!

The Birthday Interview:

What is your name? Layla. That's L A Y L A
How old are you? FOUR
What is your favorite color? RED
What is your favorite movie? SLEEPING BEAUTY
 What is your favorite toy? A BALL
 What is your favorite TV Cartoon? ALVIN
 What is your favorite food?  APPLES AND DIP
 What is your favorite animal? COW
 Favorite book to read at bedtime? MAGIC SCHOOL BUS
 Favorite Holiday? HALLOWEEN
 Favorite drink? COCOA
 Favorite song to sing? OLD MCDONALD
 Favorite treat? BIRTHDAY CAKE
 Favorite breakfast? PEANUT BUTTER FLUFF
 Favorite thing to do with Mommy? PLAY SOME GAMES
 Favorite thing to do with Daddy? PLAY GAMES TOO
 Favorite thing to do at Nana's? PLAY WITH RUBY
 What is your favorite supper? PIZZA
 Who is your best friend? ALLE
 What do you want to do when you grow up? FIX BABY TEETH, BE A BABY DENTIST
 What's your favorite thing about school? PLAYING

Thursday, June 4, 2015


We've finally had some decent weather recently, well up until the last two days where the high hovered around the low 50's BRR!  Anyway, the girls had some fun with some bubbles outside playing when Meme came for a barbecue, here's some of the cute photos she took :

Monday, April 13, 2015

Maple Sunday Fun

We didn't make it out on the actual Maine Maple Sunday - a huge bummer, especially since it was so cold up here the sap hadn't even started running yet!  So we went out yesterday instead - here are a few fun pics from our trip.  The Kid was very excited to see the "white stripes" - i.e. the tubing coming from the trees and being pumped down into the big tub, unfortunately I didn't get any pics of that. We had some fun playing outside though!

Maple Taffy! YUMMY! 

Maple Cotton Candy - even yummier! 

Saturday, February 28, 2015


Just a few Kid#1's funnies I want to write down before I forget all about them:

As I'm typing on my computer The Kid comes over "I push O's Momma?"

Heading to bed the kid says "You come lay down with me for a couple whiles Momma?"

To Nana - Where'd Daddy go? "I don't know, where did Daddy go?" -He's outside Peeing! (Hahahaha - too funny!)

Potty training:  She pees in Daddy's recliner - "You peed in Daddy's chair!!" she says "I farted too!"

She's stopped calling her little sister Rudy instead of Ruby, and has almost figured out how to say Layla properly - instead of Yaya. 

You tell her "Layla don't pee in your pants!"  "My not won't" she'll reply

She refuses kisses now - so when you pick her up to steal some she'll say "My not your toy, Daddy!" "Me not your toy, Me a People!"

She knows that Red means Stop and Green means Go! And she tells you at EVERY stop light.

And if you ask which way you're going she'll reply "You need to go LEFT (Yeft), Momma!"

She's learned to sing the alphabet song, It's the most adorable thing in the world when you hear her singing it down the hall to herself.  the "L,M,N,O,P" part gets a bit mixed up but she amazes me every day how much she learns!

She's getting better at 1 to 1 counting, and can successfully count 3 things, she still mixes up some of the higher numbers and says One Two Three Four Five Seven Six Nine Ten. :) 

She got a set of tools for Christmas and her favorite thing to do is fix everything in sight :)  "Hang on Daddy! I'll get my hammer and help you fixit!"

Friday, February 27, 2015

Cute as a Button First Birthday

Cute as a Button and Oh Sew Fun.... Ruby Lee has just turned ONE!!

I used to laugh when second time moms would tell me how much faster the second baby's first year would go than the first. They are not kidding. This year has flown by so incredibly fast, here it is almost 2 weeks after sweet girl turned one and I'm just writing this post! 

Just like the weekend she was born, the weekend of her first birthday was a blustery blizzard of snow & wind, and unfortunately most of our family was not able to attend her birthday party, but we did make the most of it for those who would come, here's a few snaps of Ruby's special Cute as a Button Birthday! 
February 15, 2014
February 15, 2015!


I made the buttons using a button mold and Wilton candy melts
A few of my favorites from our Cake Smash session with the fabulous Christina at


And a bit of the d├ęcor:
I used my new Silhouette Portrait to create the button buntings as well as a few other decorations