Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hailey Jo {8 months}

February 26, 2012

This is you at 8 months old:

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You love all fruits and veggies and have now tried and love yogurt. In the last couple weeks, we have given you bits and pieces of different things to try as we are eating, such as banana bread, rice krispies, shredded cheese and spaghetti.

You have really started to pay attention to what Mommy and Daddy are eating.

You still eat a fruit combo in the morning (with Oatmeal) and a vegetable/protein combo at night (with Rice cereal).

You are now eating about 6 oz of milk for daytime feedings and before bed. I think you are going through another growth spurt as you have been downing so much milk lately.

You sometimes don't like to take naps. It just varies on the day. One day I had to finish getting ready because we needed to be somewhere. Mommy improvised and you did so good.

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You are still going to bed by about 9pm and sleeping until about 8am...on average.There have been a few nights lately where you stay up late and then like to sleep in. You are your Mother's daughter.

You love to pull on the dogs collars. That is your newest thing. If they are close enough to you, you get it. Sometimes they are nervous around you and sometimes they aren't.

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You have gotten so vocal and are talking and screaming all the time.


You still put everything in your mouth.

You are still drooling, but I feel not as much. It may be just because I am so used to it. Who knows.

You still go through about 3-4 bibs a day.

You still love your jumperoo, jumper and your walker, but lately prefer just playing on the floor.

 

You can sit up by yourself without Mommy or Daddy having to worry that you might tip over.

You are always moving and don't sit still anymore.

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You are getting into the crawl position and are constantly moving from sitting, to crawl position to tummy, to back, back to tummy and spinning around all at the same time.

You don't stay on your tummy for long, now that you can roll over from tummy to back and vice versa.

You do get up on all 4's once in awhile and rock back and forth.

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You are also pulling yourself up on things.

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You love music and have started "dancing."


You have really started showing us your personality and react to us taking things away from you or saying No.

You still have deep, gray eyes.

Your hair is still growing and Mommy is actually thinking about cutting your bangs again.

You are growing right on track, but are still our peanut.

You are wearing a few 6 month clothing, but are mostly in all 6 month or 6-9 month clothing and pajamas.

Your giggle is the best thing in this entire world.


You are wearing size three diapers.

You open your mouth when we kiss you like you are trying to kiss back.

You have two teeth now that are definitely visible.

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You love to make funny faces.


You still don't care for your nuk at all. I can't even remember the last time you had it.

You still love when we hold your hands and you stand up. You are so proud.

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You sit like a big girl in high chairs at restaurants.

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You still LOVE bath time and like to kick your feet and splash. You are still in the infant tub, but we will probably try it without soon. Mommy still gets nervous, so we will see.

You had your first cold last week, but we got through it and you were a champ!

You are so alert and people comment on it frequently.

You are so very precious to us and we love you more and more everyday.

We can't remember life without you and wouldn't change it for the world!

We love you!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Life Lately {January 2012}

January was pretty relaxed overall, which I was very thankful for after the busy holidays.

Here are a few highlights of our month.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

I met up with the Bond family and took family photos. There were 26 of them and we did 8 different groupings. It was a fun morning.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Hailey had her 6 month check-up with the Dr. that morning.
This is Hailey & Daddy waiting in the lobby before the appointment.

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This is Hailey pre-shots as she is sitting on the table.

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Doesn't she look like a little terrorist?

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I can't help smiling at this one though. Is this a glimpse into our future?

This is right after shots and after her screaming. Big tears in her big eyes.

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Baind-aids post-shots. All calmed down.

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And she's a happy girl again.

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You can see her stats HERE.

That evening I hosted a Norwex Party. You can learn more about that HERE.

One of my BFF's, Kayla, was there and brought her son, Dylan. Hailey and Dylan are exactly one month apart. He's getting so big.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

We had my brother's blessing ceremony at our Church this morning. He is currently sharing the Senior High Director position with another guy from January 15 - April 12, 2012, while Paul is in Peru on sabbatical with his wife. It had to be approved by the board and is a huge deal, thus the blessing ceremony in front of the congregation. This an excerpt from the website:

"Anthony Grillo and Ross Stager will be serving as Interim Sr. High Ministers at Immanuel while Paul is away on sabbatical.  Anthony and Ross are long time members of Immanuel, having been a part of the confirmation program and attending several mission trips along the way.  Their ministry gifts and talents will be a blessing to the congregation and the youth of Immanuel"

I am so proud of him and this journey he has taken.

Friday. January 27, 2012

Tonight we went and visited my cousin Beth. She had just gotten a new puppy that week. A yellow lab they named Hunter. So we wanted to go meet him.  Isn't he precious?

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This is only after about an hour of playing that he finally calmed down a bit. We wore him out.

Me with Hunter.

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They also have another pup, a yellow lab named Riley, so we were so excited to go see both pups. They got Riley last year, but he is now one big boy!

Me with Riley.

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Love the puppy kisses.
Sunday, January 29, 2012

Today we went and had lunch at the Horton's house. We met their new dog, Mufasa.

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He liked Hailey and Hailey liked him.

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We hadn't seen them in awhile and it was a lot of fun.
P.S. Hailey LOVES puppy kisses if you can't tell.

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Target Tuesday {02.28.2012}

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Go link up with Tara!!

I purchased these two tunic tops from Target online and have received them, but have not worn them yet. I actually don't know yet if I will keep them or not. I'm undecided. I love tunics. I love wearing leggings or tights with boots. I just love it all. Lately, I have been trying to look and buy things that I can wear with my grey and brown tall boots that I got for Christmas (not from Target). I figured I could wear either of these tunics with my grey boots.

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 But then what color tights? Black? Navy blue? Grey? I'm just not sure.


I bought it in Saracelle Teal.
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And also in Expressive Plum.
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Maybe you can help?


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Monday, February 27, 2012

Oscar Fashion! {2012}

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Last night was the Oscars and I love all the award shows and this time of year because of it. I usually watch E! for any pre-show of an event, cause I LOVE all the fashion talk. I especially love Giuliana Rancic. Speaking of Giuliana, let's start there.

These are all looks that I LOVED.

This is what she wore last night and I loved the whole look.

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Doesn't she look stunning?

Cameron Diaz. Flawless. Love everything about it.

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Emma Stone. Love it all. I have a major girl crush, what can I say.

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Ellie Kemper (from Bridesmaids). Love everything from the clutch to the jewelry. 
She is a complete package.

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 Gwyneth Paltrow: Stunning in white with minimal accessories. I'm not loving the jacket. I think it looks like a cape, but everything else is perfect.

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 Octavia Spencer.This dress REALLY flatters her figure. I wish Melissa McCarthy would have done something like this, but I'm so glad Octavia won!

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Viola Davis. Love everything about it. I wish she would have won over Meryl Streep.

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Penelope Cruz. So gorgeous!! Another total package.

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 Maria Menounos. Love the color and style.

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Tina Fey. I'm not really a fan of hers or what she wears, but she looked stunning last night with her choices.

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Most of these ladies I liked for the most part or didn't really care either way. I was TORN.

Michelle Williams. So gorgeous from the front, although I didn't like the pink clutch.

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I also hated the back. No nude please.I think it would have been so much better if it were all the same color.

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Kelly Ripa: Love most of it, but it seems a little too long and a little too blah.

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Mara Rooney. Not sure how I felt about this dress. Again I like it a lot from the front, but not from the back. She did way better than her sister, Kate. See below.

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Rose Byrne (from Bridesmaids). This did nothing for me in either direction, but I do love her hair.

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Glenn Close. She is one beautiful lady and I love everything, but the jacket.

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Kelly Osbourne. I love the dress, but I still don't care for the hair.

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Melissa McCarthy. At first I really liked it and then I really hated it and now I just don't know what to think. Not sure if it's the color or what, but something is off.

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Bernice Bejo. I like the mint color, but was underwhelmed by this choice. I expected more of her and was disappointed.

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Sandra Bullock. From the front I didn't like at all. It looks too baggy and not fitted or flattering.

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But then I see it from the back or the side and then I love it. So it completely throws me for a loop.

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Jessica Chastain (from Bridesmaids). I love her and think she is adorable. Although I don't think this dress is horrible, it's not my favorite and I feel like she could have picked something better.

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Melanie Griffith. Love it and her, minus the tattoo. Ugh.

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These were all DUDS for me.

Meryl Streep. This did nothing for me. I was actually disappointed. It looks like she just took a bunch of fabric and tried to twist it like a toga. I did love her acceptance speech, although I was rooting for Viola Davis.

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Penelope Ann Miller. Too teeny bopper for me.

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Kate Mara. Rooney's sister. I like her, but did not like this dress. It looks like a mess and she looks like she is slouching.

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Shailene Woodley. I LOVE her, but didn't like this choice. She is 20 years old and this is too old of a look for her. I like this dress, but on someone older.

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Judy Greer. Hate it.

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Anna Faris. Hate it.

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Wendy McLendon (from Bridesmaids). Love her hair, but not the dress. Too messy and too blah.

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Kristen Wiig. Love her, but not her choices. I think I would have liked it better if her hair was up. This look for me is too casual for the Oscars and especially with her being nominated and presenting.

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J.Lo. I am not a fan of hers, so this doesn't surprise me. To me this look is not glamorous, but slutty. I also hate that there was nipple slip talk. Gross.

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Maya Rudolph. Again, I'm not a fan of hers, so I didn't like this at all. It looks too heavy.

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Melissa Leo. Hate it.

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THE MEN

The men get overlooked quite a bit, because let's face it, they all usually wear black. One standout for me was Jonah Hill. I also love that he brought his Mom. So sweet.

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Another standout guy is Jason Segal.

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COUPLES

As far as cutest couples...George Clooney and Stacy Kiebler take the cake. Love them both and she is stunning!

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Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann. I am a hug fan of both and they are adorable!! 

I love everything about Leslie's look.

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Benjamin Millepied and Natalie Portman. Super cute. I actually loved Natalie's dress and choices of accessories.

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Christpher Plummer and Elaine Taylor. They are adorable. I loved that he won and I loved his speech.

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Jean Dujardin and Alexandra Lamy. I don't think he is that good looking and I am not sure how I feel about her dress or purse. I thought they were just OK.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. One word. Hate. I don't hate Brad so much. I just hate them together. But I do totally hate Angelina. I think she is way too skinny and this whole leg out thing is just stupid. I know it's for the dress, but then pick a different dress cause you look stupid.

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So that's my loves and hates of the Oscars. Did you do an Oscar fashion review? If you did, leave me a comment and a link for me to check-out or just leave me a comment below as to your opinions.

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