Wednesday, October 12, 2011

First Dentist Visit

Well Keelii had her very first dentist visit today. We got her front tooth checked out and the dentist said it will survive and wants to cap it with a white cap so thats the next step. We go in November 16th at 6:00 AM! Holy cow that is early! 



Here is my baby getting ready for xrays! She did so good! I was very impressed and surprised that she wasn't scared and was so excited. 

Here we are waiting for the dentist to come look at her. She thought that chair was really cool and loved the dentist's assistant. 

Getting her exam done! All is well with her front tooth! Yay! She did so good while he was looking at her. She just laid there and listened to what he had to say. 


All done! She was pretty excited that she got to pick out a prize for being so good. 




I'm so proud of you Keelii! You did amazing! Way to go sweet pea! 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Mini pizza's

We decided to make mini pizza's for dinner tonight. It was so much fun to get the girls involved and give them a chance to make their own dinner. Keelii thought it was one of the coolest things ever and Aidyn, well she just ate all the toppings out of the bowls. 



 All ready for the pizza's to go into the oven
 Poor girl was trying so hard to be in a good mood. She is battling a nasty case of allergies and had just woke up for her nap. She is not in the mood for anything or anyone. 
Here is her master piece ready to be consumed. Most of the toppings melted off and they didn't look very appetizing but they did taste good. Keelii did a perfect job and we all had a good time together. 

Now we just need to get her feeling better. I think a nice bath and some comfy jammies will do. Maybe we'll order a movie and snuggle up on the couch. I think that sounds like a perfect night. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Scraped knee turns bad

My poor little girl fell down a couple weeks ago and scraped her knee. Nothing new for her. She is a klutzy toddler. Like every other scraped knee she's ever had it started to heal and started to scab but just like I mentioned before she is a klutzy toddler and couldn't quit breaking it open. As a result she ended up with a nasty infected knee. After trying to doctor it up myself for a week with out it getting better I decided to take her into a real doctor. Once he came in and took a look he decided that we needed to clean it out and get her felling better. 

He put some lidocaine gel on her and wrapped it up. 


We waited...

 Checked it out...

 Ran a muck... 
Then it was time to start cleaning it out. The nurse came in and got the water and syringe ready and went to work. She was really good and sat through the whole thing like a big girl. 



This was the best picture I could get of her knee before we started cleaning it out. Started looking a bit better after it had the lidocaine on it and softened it up. You can't see where it is open in the picture but you can see the infected area.
We got it all washed out and bandaged up and came back home. She hasn't said owie since we've been home! Good sign! So happy she is feeling better and not hurting anymore. It's never fun knowing your babies are in pain. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Our 4 year anniversary





Today was our 4 year wedding anniversary. I feel so unbelievable blessed to have such a wonderful man in my life. I am truly lucky to be able to call such a wonderful man my husband. This year is a lot different from the years past considering we are thousands of miles apart and in 2 very different time zones. In fact the times zones have made it so we got to celebrate our anniversary for two days instead of just one.
 I miss James so deeply and it makes special days like today tough. We get through them but I won't pretend they're easy. James and I truly celebrate our marriage every year together and make it a very special day. Being thousands of miles apart put a kink in things but didn't stop us from doing the best we could. 
James sent me a beautiful arrangement of flowers and the most beautiful music box I've ever laid eyes on. I have tried to get a good picture but I am far from a photographer and used my phone as my camera so its not the best quality. My picture does not do it justice at all but you can click here to see a better picture of it. He put a lot of thought into this musical jewelry box and that makes my heart melt. The box is called an Anastasia Musical Keepsake box. For those of you that don't know Anastasia is my favorite movie and I still watch it all the time. He also had it engraved with this saying:
We are 365 days away
7,315 miles apart, But
We've never been so close.
I love you

I will get to cherish such a beautiful gift for the rest of my life. Priceless. My gorgeous flowers came with a beautiful card and of course tears filled my eyes when I read what it said. It read:
We are 7,315 miles apart and 365 days away. I never stop thinking about you. I never stop picturing your face. I never forget your sweet scent. I still taste you on my lips. I carry you in my heart every second.
Needless to say my husband is to good to me and incredibly sweet. I love you James and can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. Happy Anniversary my love! 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Food fight

My sweet darling perfect angels.
(Bet they fool you. They fool me daily)

Ha who am I kidding?! My girls are anything but what I just described. Mischievous, testing our limits, toddlers is a description that better suits them. Oh and lets add creators of mass destruction to that list while we're at it. 

Today has been one of those days where they have tested their limits. 
Example 1? 
Aidyn thought it would be ok if she put her own movie in the playstation.

Helping right?
WRONG!

She thought she could do it all by herself while mom was busy. OH and of course two is better the one right? Not when it comes to DVD's in a Playstation 3.

2+1= 1 very frustrated mom

Needless to say I now how two DVD's stuck in our PS3 that I can't figure out how to get out. Lovely!

Example 2?
Food fight! Yep Food fight!

I have never been one of those crazy people that thought a massive food fight would be fun. So when I see one start breaking out at our dinner table I was less then pleased. One child would throw a handful of food at the other and back and forth it would go!  Hysterical laughing and loud squeals filled the house as I tried to walk away and count to 10.

Yeah I had one of those moments...

Came back in, told them thats not ok to do and started picking it all up. 

I don't think I mentioned that dinner ended up clear across the room and landed on the playstation that I just mentioned has two dvd's lodged in it. 

Yeah one of those days. 
So don't let them fool you. 
They may look like sweet darling perfect angels but they can be the complete opposite. 

I love you girls! Even if you make me go completely insane at times! 









Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Embroidered deployment pillow



As I was blog stalking some awesome blogs last night I came across a link for an embroidered geography pillow that was made as a wedding gift. 
I loved the way it turned out and thought it was such a great idea I had to make one myself. This was my take on it. 
 I LOVE it! 
I found this awesome idea and tutorial here. I hope you guys like it and get inspired to make one yourself.
Thanks so much to Erin over at In between laundry for the wonderful idea!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

ACU topiary


Remember this ugly thing that I got at the DI for a $5.00 that I was so excited about? 


Well it went from that to this. I thought it was an improvement but still not what I wanted. 
I took it down quick and stored it away until I could find the perfect thing to add to it.

After a few months of being forgotten I figured it out! I knew the perfect thing to add to it! 
I pulled off all of the moss and pinned strips of James' ACUs to it and this is what it looks like:

I LOVE IT! 
I don't think it could of turned out any better!
 I loved the look of ribbon topiaries but wanted something permanent so here is my take on a ribbon topiary!