Sunday, October 27, 2013

2/3 of a year!

Mae is 8 months as of Friday! 8 months out of 12! 2/3 of a year! Time slow down! We are loving life as it is flying by! Every day we catch ourselves saying how fun Mae is, how we couldnt imagine life any other way, and how God IS so good!

This past month, Mae has changed so much! 
-She is talking up a storm! She said 'mama' on Sept. 25, 'dada' on Sept. 29, and also says 'nana', 'baba', and recently 'lala'. If we are in loud places, restaurants, etc. She will start talking REALLY loud with everyone to be grown up! It is hard to tell a baby to sshh....ha!
-My mom (Bonnie) goes back and forth on what she wants to be called. She has been Granna, GranB, Bon Bon, B. Maw, and now she is recently Nana, since Mae can say it, ha! We think we probably need Mae to just start calling her something and we with go with that! 
-On Oct. 1 she got her 3rd tooth, the other top tooth. On Oct. 2, a mere one day later, she got BOTH of the teeth to the side of her two top teeth! She has SIX teeth now! My friend Amy sent me a tooth chart to expecting your child to have teeth and when. Mae is like an 11 month old with her teeth! We like to say she is advanced! ;)

-She pulled up for the first time on Sept. 30th. Now, she is pulling up all over the place and standing when and wherever she can! She gets so excited when she does it, because she is so proud of herself! 
-She still loves her crib and has started to realize she can play in it, other than sleep! She will sit up, roll over, crawl, pull up, fall down, and do it all over again!
-She still LOVES her bunny lovey, that our friend Kristen and Carter Mae gave us in the hospital! She has slept with it every night! She loves to play with tags and hold her lovey close when she sleeps!

-On Oct. 4, she learned to Clap! Granna taught her! We have it on video because we thought it was short lived, but she claps ALL the time now!
-She still sleeps 7-7 each night, and naps less than an hour in the mornings and 1-2 hours in the afternoon. We have officially dropped the 3rd nap unless we get off schedule one day for some reason. Thankfully, she thrives on a schedule, but is also very flexible if we get off! Thank the good LORD!

-Stood up in crib Oct. 9th and never looked back! Its so funny because she looks like she is in jail when we go in to get her! She laughs and thinks its hysterical!
-We then lowered her crib on Oct. 11 at BB and Bucks, our house, and Granna and K Paws. 


-We laugh at how Mae Mae crawls. She only crawls on her right leg, she uses her foot on her left leg to push her off each time! Ryan thought she was handicapped at first! He about gave mama a heart attack!
-We have started some table foods: black beans, cheerios, cut up green beans, a few bites of yogurt, mandarin oranges, potatoes, and a few bites of mamas cheese off her pizza once!

-On Sept. 27 (Harbucks) and Oct. 5 were the first nights she spent the night at her grandparents house without mommy and daddy! She loved it! So did Mommy and daddy!

-Mae watched Mommy play tennis for the first time Oct. 12th! This is a big deal for our family, as mama has grown up playing tennis and so has Granna. Mama played with Granna in a tennis tournament at the country club my parents belong to. It was so fun! Mama's team got 1st place and Granna's got 2nd out of 8 teams! Mae was our good luck charm and won us some $$$$!

-Oct. 21 she got her first REAL diaper rash. I document this because I am shocked we made it this long. It was BAD. She screamed the hardest we have ever heard her scream and hated to have her diaper changed. Butt paste, a warm bath with baking soda, and some water bottles helped us get through it within a day, thankfully!

-Because of all of her pulling up and standing up, we have started to have some first boo-boos! Its so sad to see her hurt herself and she not understand! She will do the same thing over and over again bruising herself up! Poor girl!
-This weekend she started doing a fake cough when her BB would cough! She thought it was hilarious and we would cough back! Its so fun to see her personality come out!

We love you K. Mae to the moon and back! Happy 8 months!

Pre-Halloween Festivities

Halloween isnt even here yet and we are already loving this fall with our sweet Mae! We took her to her fist Zoo Boo Friday night! We had a blast!

Today, we got to take Mae to her first Pumpkin Patch! We are loving introducing her to all of the fun! We went on a hay ride, picked out two pumpkins, rode on a tractor, touched corn, saw cows and goats, saw pigs and sheep, and played hard!

Such a wonderful season of thankfulness! God is good! We are blessed! Happy Fall Y'all!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

When in doubt, monogram it!

As most of you know, I love to monogram! If you need a happy for someone, wedding gift, or baby gift these might be the perfect thing!

Bib and Burp Cloth set: $15 each
Bib: $6 each
Kitchen Towel: $12

Shippping: add $3 (unless in Bham or Montgomery where I can deliver!)

*Right now I am only monogramming these things, and not personal items for people. I am no professional so I would hate to mess up something of yours! Let me know if you would like to place an order specifically for you or someone you love!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Boo to you!

Leave it to me to get crafty with Halloween decor, the week before Halloween. I will say, to save my tail, that I have had Halloween decor up at our house since Oct. 1, however its been the same stuff I put up every year and honestly it was the corny stuff I accumulated from my sweet students at each holiday season that they would shower me with! So today, I went to Hobby Lobby, for the 100th time. I think they know us by name there. They have seen Mae in her PJ's, one too many times this week! So I started with some stencils, some old burlap leftover from my front door project, and got to work!

I have decided it would have been easier to cut each letter stencil out next time. I will do that soon for another banner project. 

I added some twine and viola! 
(I was so patient this time and didn't have to get out the trusty hair dryer for it to dry! Yay, me!)

I added some orange burlap bows on the end to cover up the twine ties. 
(Disclaimer: I did nail in two nail tacks to the fireplace top to secure the twine. sshh, dont tell our landlords or my hubby! I told you I dont like this house, so whats one less 'oops'! ;)) On that note, hoping to find out soon if we will stay here (buy a house) or be transferred somewhere else! So anxious to here!

Now, we get to enjoy it for let's say....a WEEK! Next year I promise to get crafty earlier! 
Now, to think about Thanksgiving decor. Gobble, gobble!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Booth!

A lot of you have asked for pictures of our antique booth at Eastbrook. Here you go!

It is missing an old sewing table that Ryan and I redid because it SOLD, (along with some cute vases and another wreath by Rachel) and also a pretty blue kitchen table I painted because I have added it since the pic! Excited to see what this venture has in store!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lions, Tigers, and Bears, OH MY!

Mae's first trip to the zoo! She had so much fun!

Making the best of our new city! Hoping to find out in the next few months if we will be here for a few years or just a few more months! Who knows! Living on the wild side like these animals! ;)

Monday, October 7, 2013

Some more re-do's

Mom, my friend Rachel, and I hit up a few neighborhood garage sales for some furniture 'bases'. I say bases, because we are going with a 'rustic chic' look in our new antique booth! So we are finding good pieces with great 'bones' and giving them a makeover and a new look! We are having fun with it and just have had the booth for a week! I miss having mine in Auburn, mom has hers in Birmingham, so I found a partner in crime to do it with in Montgomery, and here is another project I started on! At the yard sales, I found a coffee table with a broken leg (5), a coat rack (3), a glass dome(1) with base, a cross (1), and a side table (10). Mom found a chair, some trellis, and some other odds ends. Rachel found a shelf, 2 tables, a bowl, and an awesome secretary! Needless to say, we had room for the furniture but not for us!

I started with a base of white for this coffee table after fixing the broken leg. PS. I scored this beauty for 5 bucks! It needed some love:

Of course, Mae monitored in her diaper:

I then went over the white with a light gray, seal point, and then sanded away, and Voila!

I am pleased with the final product. Put a price tag of $52 on it. Will take a picture of the booth to show yall soon! 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Furniture Rehab

Ryan and I found this beauty at a thrift store for $20. We asked if they would take 15 and it was SOLD!

Painted it and voila:

Now it is for sale in my antique booth! I marked it at $75. My friend Rachel and I have started a booth here in Montgomery! We are so excited for this fun venture! Check us out at East Brook Flea Market and Antiques!