Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Y'all, I am in total party planning mode!
With less than 3 months to go, I'm starting to freak out.
I have most everything figured out...almost.

I would really like Elmo to make an appearance at K's birthday.
 And, I know she would love it!!
In our hometown, you can rent the characters. I tried to get them to do it but we're too far now! :(
I contacted a local rental and they want a boat load of money for 15 minutes.. NOT HAPPENING!
I found this Elmo costume on e-bay, and it costs the same to buy it as it would to rent it from the local company.
However, it's still a lot of money.
And? I'm trying not to blow the bank on this party!

Second dilemma...
I found some super cute Sesame Street cups on etsy, they just cost another boat load of money.
I set out to find red sippy cups with a lid and straw,  that was a lot harder than I ever imagined.
Thanks to handy-dandy google & e-bay I found these babies and they shipped today!
{20 cups for cheaper than I could buy 5 on etsy!!!!}
The dilemma?
I really, really want to put Elmo's face on the cup.
I have a Sesame Street cricut cartridge, but it doesn't have just his face.

Here's where I need y'all...
I need information on any type of Elmo costume rental.
 Or, if you know of a cheaper place to buy the costume.
Next thing, I need somebody with Sure Cuts A Lot to help me with Elmo's face outline. I can do the nose & mouth, but I cannot get the eyes to look right!
(I can send you a picture of what I'm talking about..I just don't want to put the picture on my blog of the cups since I didn't purchase them)

Thanks from me and my Elmo loving girl! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

21 Months

Kaidence, you are 21 months old
{as of June 20th!!!}


You weigh around 29-30 pounds.
You wear a combination of 24 months & 2t clothes.
You wear a size 5 diaper.
You wear a size 6 or 7 shoe.
You're eye teeth finally came through, so you now have 16 teeth.

You started sleeping in your toddler bed this month!
You're such a big girl, and sleep all through the night in it.
Naps were a little off at first, but you have started taking those in your big girl bed as well.


You love to talk!
Sometimes you make up words, but you're getting a lot better about saying real words.
You love to repeat stuff we say, and you've started putting 2 & 3 words together.
You have also started calling your Daddy "Josh"! You did this with me, but you would still say Momma. Not this time! When we say Daddy you correct us and say JOSH!


You are still obsessed with Elmo!
You watch it every morning when you have breakfast because you usually wake up asking for "ELNO"


You love to dance. In the afternoons when Daddy gets home you come into the kitchen with us and grab our hands to dance. It's so precious!
You also love to "wite". If you see a piece of paper or anything you could write with you start insisting you "wite"
You call any type of vehicle a "choo-choo".
You love the water!!! You would take a bath or swim 24/7 if we would let you!
And, you're quite the dare devil in the pool.


You are so good about remembering names.
You have two little boy friends named Tripp & Gage and every boy we see is "Chip" or "Cage"
You are saying most all of our family members names. You call Grammie "Nammie" and you can say Heather, you are just stubborn and say Baby because you know she's Brayson's Mommy.


I cannot believe that you will be 2 in only 3 short months!!!
You are growing up way too fast! :(
I love watching you grow and learn, but I miss having a squishy baby sometimes.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I'm behind, so I'm just going to do one post with basically the last week!

Kaidence had her 2nd dentist appointment. She did so much better than lasts time, and she's still cavity free-woohoo!
She got a sticker for being a big girl & she stuck it on her cheek.
After her appointment we went to Old Navy to find me a dress, but ended up getting her a cute outfit instead. Then we went to Chick-Fil-A for her to play & burn some energy!
That afternoon Aunt Amy came to our house to spend a few days with us.

We went to Mobile to shop and have lunch.
After shopping we went to Cold Snap for some yogurt.
Kaidence got a sticker & guess where she put it..
When Josh got home we went to Mexican and he had to pick up his tuxedo.
I took a picture of K with the flash on & she kept saying "EYES!" I guess it was a little too bright for her.

Amy took Kaidence back home with her for the weekend, so Josh took me out for my birthday lunch.
That night we went to Mason & Mary-Beth's rehearsal dinner.

We lazied around most of the morning, and that afternoon we went to the wedding.
It was gorgeous & the reception was a blast!
{This is Gage K's BF He looked so sad after his Mommy left}
We went to Evergreen to celebrate Father's Day with Josh's dad, and to pick up Kaidence!
I seriously didn't take any pictures.

My Birthday!!! We spent the day at the house until Josh got home, then we had an ice cream date outside and watched a movie.
Kaidence also turned 21 months! I'll do her pictures & post tomorrow! :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Busy Weekend.

Josh was off work so we had family time after dentist & new tire time.
We went to The Watermelon Patch. It's a local play place and Kaidence had a blast!
{This puppet reminded us of Guy Fieri. hahah!}

After we played we had an awesome lunch, then headed home. Josh had to play at an all boy Royal Ranger's camp this weekend so us girls had a movie night.
Kaidence loved sitting around in her Elmo pajamas watching Tangled!

We got up, straightened the house some, and waited on our guests. Kaidence's Paw-Paw, Grammie, & Uncle Aaron came down for a visit!
We went shopping and out to eat at Outback. I took my camera, but took zero pictures! :( You should thank me, though, because Kaidence was being a hot mess since she didn't have a nap!

Josh came home and we went to Fairhope to the "beach"/park.
Then more shopping and ended the night with dinner at O'Charley's.

Thanks for visiting, Paw-Paw, Grammie & Uncle Aaron! :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Scattered Thoughts. .

This is just going to be random points because we haven't done much lately, but I did want to document a few things!

*All of these pictures are from our pool day Tuesday.
*Kaidence slept in her big girl bed for the first time last night! She did great and didn't get up until around 9!

*Since she's sleeping in her toddler bed, I want to get her big girl room done.

*Josh has a boy's only camp he is playing at this weekend, so this would be the perfect weekend to do it. Only problem? Painting with a "helper"


*It's only a little over 3 months until her birthday and I have nothing major done! I should probably start on that soon!

*I'm on the hunt for a cute camera strap cover. I want something with ruffles and a lens cap holder. Any recommendations?

*Awhile back I got a groupon deal for spray tans. 2 for $19-heeyyy! I'm getting the first one next week and I'm excited that I won't be glowing in the dark from my whiteness anymore!


*I'm excited that Father's day & my birthday are only a day apart. We can celebrate with one dinner which is fabulous since K is not the best diner-outer!

...Off to try big girl bed night #2!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I wonder if our new neighbors ever feel like singing "I always feel like somebody's watching me..."


because they totally should with this little Creeper living next door!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

20 Month Pictures

...or, alternatively titled The Many Faces of Kaidence. 

1 - The Sweet Face.

2 - The Sneaky Face.

3 - The Angry Face.

4 - The Guilty Face.

Monday, June 6, 2011


I'm not sure if this is a good thing, or not.
My child is pretty much fearless!
She's not afraid of water, the dark, animals, most things that she should be.
That's good and bad!

Memorial Day weekend her Paw-Paw & Grammie rented this water slide and she had an absolute blast!




We have season passes to Big Kahunas,
and I think with our little water lover they will be put to good use!

Friday, June 3, 2011


I finally got my camera back, and I'm so glad!
I had a ton of pictures on there that I had to go through, so I'm finally catching up.
These are pictures I took about 3 weeks ago-and he has already changed so much.






And, of course we had to do some Big Cousin/Little Cousin pictures.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Summer Blog Swap Goodies!

For this Summer blog swap I was paired with Miss Melanie.
I didn't read her blog before, but I definitely do now!
She has a great taste in books and the cutest little dog, ever.
I got my package Tuesday, and couldn't wait to see what was inside!
She did great!!
I love candles, and this one is in a super cute jar which makes it even better!
Since we only live 30 minutes from the beach.. I, of course, love cute beach towels.
And, the garden flag? Perfect for Summer! Also perfect because we've had the same flag on our's for over 2 years -OOPS!

She was also thoughtful and included Kaidence a little something.
I finally opened it for her and she was thrilled! She called it a choo-choo-ha!

Thanks Melanie for all of our goodies!
We hope you enjoy your's as well :)
{...maybe your package will arrive today!}

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


*We went back home this weekend. I have a ton of pictures, but haven't had time to upload/edit them.

*It's officially Summer time in my book! We're celebrating with grilling out as much as possible. And, tonight we're even mowing..grilling & mowing are two of my faves-ha!

*For the first time in a long time Kaidence didn't throw a fit in the grocery store. That's a huge victory!

*Josh has two shows this weekend at the Spanish church ... that should be interesting.

*I cannot wait to do fun Summer activities with K. Now that she's older I think she will like the zoo and water park a lot more.

*Josh already has one of his Father's Day gifts. We got him a 6 hour fishing charter, and he's a happy man!

*Speaking of Father's Day, that weekend is going to be jam packed! Friday night we have a wedding rehearsal, wedding Saturday, Father's Day Sunday, and my birthday Monday. SHOO!

*I bought Something Borrowed Monday and have yet to start it :( I'm hoping tomorrow K will want to swim so that I can read.

*And, since my mind is on Birthday & books, I am really wanting a Nook or Kindle. I can't decide which is better..and they're the same price. I do like the Nook Color because K can play games on it when we travel, and I can read magazines..

*Kaidence has to go see her Pediatrician later in the month to get her head remeasured. More than likely she will have some tests/scans just to make 100% sure everything is okay. We're believing everything is good and that she just has a lot of Smart up there ;)

*Josh had a guys weekend this past weekend, so me & the wild woman stayed at my mom's. Sunday we went to church & she stayed in the children's church with the big kids & her Aunt Amy.

{doesn't she look so big!}

...that's all my random mind can come up with for now.