Sunday, September 23, 2012

KK's 3rd Birthday Party.

Even though we had a special day for Kaidence, we still wanted to have a low key "party" with our family.

KK's grandparents, aunts, & cousin Brayson came over for dinner and cake and opening gifts. It was a perfect small party for our sweet three year old girl.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Kaidence is 3!!!

This year we decided to keep Kaidence's party low key. A newborn and party crafting just don't go hand-in-hand. ha! We still wanted KK to feel special, so we had a fun day just for her.

We started off our day with a trip to the Gulf Breeze Zoo. We got there when they first opened and it was a great decision. The animals were still getting fed, so they were all really active and the petting zoo animals were our BFFs!
{this picture cracks me UP!}
Our second stop of the day was Build-A-Bear.

Our next stop, after playing in the fountains, was the beach. It was little sister's first beach trip.

Our final stop of the day was for a fun dinner at the Crab Trap.
She even got to open a few gifts for her & her new Minnie Bear. :)


Friday, July 27, 2012


She was born Friday, July 27th @ 6:06 am.
She weighed 8 lbs, 5 oz and looks just like her big sister.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Shutterfly Long Live Summer

We love Shutterfly! Especially their photo books. They're great quality and for a great price!!

Their prints are also great. Much better than most drug stores, and the shipping is wonderful.

Shutterfly is having a Facebook Photo Contest, and y'all should check it out.

Here's the details:

Long Live Summer – Facebook Photo Contest details (US residents only)7/9 – 8/12 Multi-week summer themed photo sweepstakes with instant win prizes.
Win a trip for four to The Bahamas and a professional photo shoot so you’ll remember your vacation forever.  All you need to do is upload your favorite photo and caption based on the theme of the week.  Get a gift from Shutterfly just for entering! You can enter at any point during the 5-week sweepstakes period.
•       Week 1(7/9): Americana
•       Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors
•       Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun
•       Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities
•       Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations
•      Instant win prizes just for submitting a photo!
•      Weekly prizes (contestants can enter one time/week)
•      Weekly featured photos: up to 5 weekly entries will be selected from the gallery and featured on the Facebook fan page.
•      Grand prize: trip for 4 to Bahamas, 4 nights, family photo shoot

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Getting back to Blogging

It has been a long, long time since I blogged.
I'm now 32 weeks pregnant!!
We did find out we're having another girl. Miss Adley Kate will be joining us sometime in July!
I am so, so excited to have my girls in matching smocks and bows!

I don't think I ever blogged about us moving? We moved back to our hometown area.
I do miss being close to things, but I like being close to family better!

Kaidence is growing SO fast!!!
She is a little sponge and seems to be learning new words/things daily!

Here's a few pictures of my girl to hold you over until I get everything caught up! :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Boy or Girl?

We're going to be finding out the gender of #2 in the next few weeks. Before then I thought it would be fun to see what y'all think we're having.

1 - Chinese Gender Calendar- GIRL
According to my lunar age I was 24 and concieved in the 10th month.

2 - Even and Odd Test - GIRL
(odd, odd or even, even = girl .. odd,even = boy)
{this is hard because I, like most people, don't know an exact conception date}

3 - Ring Test - GIRL
But, with Kaidence it always moved in a straight line-which is the symbol for boy. Maybe I'm just backwards-ha!

4 - Old Wives Tale Test - BOY
{found online}

5 - Cravings - BOY
I'm really into sour candy, icees, spicy food, and red meat.

6 - Heart Rate - BOY
157 BPM - All the online sources had anything over 160 is a girl. Close to 160, but not quite

So, we've got a 50% chance for a boy & 50% chance for a girl ;)

Any other fun tests or wives tales I should do before the big ultrasound?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

16 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:


How far along: 16 weeks
Size of Baby: According to he/she is the size of an avocado-4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces

Total Weight Gain/Loss: - 4 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: I can still wear regular pants, but shirts feel too short.
Gender: No clue. And, it's killing me to wait!!!!
Movement: I can feel fluttering.
Sleep: Great!
What I miss: Medium-rare steaks.
Cravings: Sour candy & orange juice.
Symptoms: Nothing new. Still some morning sickness, but not too bad.
Best Moment This Week: Hearing the heartbeat at my appointment today. 157 bpm!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

12 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How far along: 12 weeks
Size of Baby: According to Baby Center the baby is about the size of a lime.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: - 8 pounds.
Not quite sure how that's possible since I had a burger two meals in a row this weekend. Ha! Oops ;) 

Maternity Clothes: I can still wear regular, but who doesn't love comfy marternity clothes? I'm especially loving maternity pants & leggings.
Gender: No clue. And, it's killing me to wait!!!!
Movement: None that I can feel, but the baby is for sure a wiggle worm on the ultrasounds.
Sleep: Great!
What I miss: SUSHI!
Cravings: Sour candy & orange juice.
Symptoms: Nausea is still really bad. I sometimes get heartburn, but not too bad.
Best Moment This Week: Hearing Kaidence say the names we have picked out. She can't say the boy name and says Lemon instead! It's seriously SO precious!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


First Positive At-Home - 11/18/2011

Due Date - 08/01/2012

How Far Along - I'm 10 weeks, but will be 11 weeks tomorrow.

Names - We have 100% decided on a boy name. If this baby is a girl, she may be named NoNa (No Name) because we cannot agree on a girl name.

Kaidence's thoughts - She is excited. She thinks she has a puppy in her belly! Ha! She even feeds it random snacks through her belly button. ;)

So far everything looks good. We had an ultrasound at 6 weeks and saw a heart beat. My second appointment was last Thursday, I was 10 weeks, 1 day. The baby is growing right on track and has a strong heartbeat!

Monday, January 9, 2012