Monday, December 13, 2010


I'm not the busiest mom ever...not even close. But I've been busy enough. I've launched a new business selling Thirty-One Gifts and LOVE it so far. I've made a profit already and people love the products so much that it has been fairly easy to book parties!

Check out my website:

My girls are growing like weeds! Eliza is such a doll. She's easy going and lovey-dovey. But busy as all heck. Lots of climbing and meandering around here! She also talks quite a bit, very expressive. Says "uh-oh" and "Hmmmmm" when she sees something yummy. Makes dog and cow sounds. Knows a couple body parts and, of course, knows Mama! I'm still her favorite person...for now. Especially when it's time to nurse!
So Big!

Eliza is starting to copy big sister! She loves to sit in her chair like her,

and sit on her tray like her,

and sweep like her too! 

Addie Sue is a delight as well. She's so smart...I think she knows more than me about some things. For instance, she's learning all the books in the Bible (and I have to defer to her to help me know what comes next). She's got them all memorized up to Amos (that's almost halfway!). She's also spelling and writing words all on her own. Once while we were out, I gave her a pen and paper to keep busy. When I looked over, she had written 4 or 5 words all on her own (Mom, Dad, Eliza, cat, and dog). 

She continues to be a great big sister too, although Eliza has started getting into her stuff more and is trying her patience. Addie has also discovered just how much fun it is to tease her baby sis!

Addie got to meet a Gingerbread Man in Downtown LS, but was a bit freaked out by him, so Daddy got in on the photo shoot too!

Eliza is smitten with herself!

I have plans to build some furniture using the website:
She shows simpletons, like me, how to build great "knock-off" furniture.
Here's my first build made out of wood pallets my neighbors wanted to get rid of:
A bookshelf!

 Eliza finally got her third tooth. Yes, only her third. She's 13 months and has been gumming everything. She was a bit fussy one night last week, so I pulled out the MOBY again so that I could cook dinner!

Lucas is back to chewing up books...he's so bored b/c this cold weather (and my bum knee) has put a  halt to his walks!
Poor Puppy!
 Eliza likes to feed herself...I hate the mess, but she's much happier so I just roll with it!

 My sister came out for Christmas and we bought their company car. It's really nice! We needed something bigger than my CIVIC and they got us a good deal. I'll post pictures soon! While they were out, we got to spend some time with my sweet nephews and niece. Here, Eliza and Leisel are playing with their dolls. Eliza LOVES dolls!

I won't let my next post be so long in coming. Just got busy with Thirty-One and trying to keep up with managing home and new business stuff!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Princess and the little Stinker- 2010 Halloween

Baby Parade and First Birthday

Our little Eliza celebrated her first birthday on the 28th. She ate two cakes, had a party, opened gifts...
This is the cake A and I made her for her actual birthday...

This is where it ended up...

Her actual party was the following Saturday. My friend Tara made her cakes...I was more than pleased! She's fabulous!

So...the next cake she got, we put on the floor!

 The birthday baby and her presents...

 Sydney and Addie ate in the playroom.

The kids all helped open presents...

Eliza playing with all her toys after her guests left...

Baby parade:
2 weeks

 1 month
 2 months/

 3 months

4 months

 5 months

 6 months

 7 months

 8 months
9 months

 10 months

11 months 

My...what a difference a year makes!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ode to Eliza!

Happy Birthday my sweet little bean! You have grown so much! How I've loved holding you, rocking you, nursing you. Now, you are my busy toddler; walking all over the place. You have no time for kisses and zerberts...well, maybe, zerberts. :)

 You are two weeks old here:

You are one year old in this picture:

You've been a delight so far...and the fun is only now beginning!

You love:
  • your sister
  • the dogs
  • bathtime
  • walks
  • music
  • climbing on the dishwasher door
  • tearing up paper
  • climbing the stairs
  • playing peekaboo
  • feeding the dogs (from your highchair)
You hate:

  • carseats
  • getting your nose wiped
  • diaper changes
  • being told "no"
  • baby food

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

1/2 Marathon

Amy (Wiltse), Vadsana, and Me (all Hanthorne girls)

I ran my first half marathon on Saturday. I was pleased with my time, especially since my knee had been giving me trouble. My time was 2:10:43 which averaged just under a 10 minute mile. I ran it with Vadsana Smith...and I pretended to be Supavan b/c she couldn't run this month (hence- the name on my bib). It worked out well for all of us! Someday, I'd like to run with my dad. I get the feeling that I would have trouble keeping up with him, but it would be fun to run with someone so experienced.

The bad news is that my knees are both hurting now. I think I "babied" my left knee and ended up hurting my right one. The good news is that I'm married to a PT and he's healing me up real nice! :)

While I was running, Micah's hood on his car flew up and hit his windshield on the way to his work! He's getting it repaired now. Murphy's Law is a pretty common phenomenon around here lately...

Eliza turns one next week. I can't believe it! She's changed so much. We're doing an Owl theme...which is perfect because E's eyes are huge...just like an owl's!

Daddy reading to his girls before bed

 Addie Sue is an incredible little girl. In Sunday school, the kiddos are learning the books of the bible. I'm learning them with her. So far, she knows 10 of them. I found this paper the other day on her craft table. She copied the words! Maybe she'll be a teacher's dream!

Spaghetti anyone? Eliza liked her first helping of pasta last weekend!

Eliza is walking all over the place now. Of course, she's falling just as much too! She did a face plant yesterday TWICE right into the concrete! Poor baby!

We went to the Pumpkin Patch yesterday.
The Hunt family

Here's all the kiddos we met up with our PTA.

She found the one!