July 30, 2010

Helping Daddy

Every Friday night we have been going for a long walk around the neighborhood and finishing it with some yard work, sidewalk chalk, and a Popsicle. Makayla looks very forward to her Friday night popsicle, but we make her work for it!! (just kidding) She is a great helper and loves to work outside in the yard. We trimmed the bushes and she helped to get it all put away in the trash can.
She and her Daddy are the best (and cutest) lawn service you could ask for.
Helping Daddy rake the leaves

Popsicle face
picking up the branches to throw in the trash
"help Daddy"
These 2 are so cute

July 24, 2010

Good Bye Baby, Hello Big Girl

For the last few weeks Makayla has had a really hard time sleeping. She was coming into our room all through out the night and waking up super early. She was grumpy all day and seemed tired all the time. At first I though maybe she was having a growth spurt. Then I realized she wasn't sleeping well. She has been in a toddler bed since about 20 months. So since I just redid her room 4 months ago I wanted to stick with the same theme.

One day I called Steve and said "I can't take it anymore she is getting a big girl bed TONIGHT" So now Makayla is all comfy and cozy in a full size bed. Since night 1 she has slept through the night and is even back to sleeping in, in the morning. It's so nice! It took us a while to figure out how to fit everything in her room but it fits and looks great. Above all Makayla LOVES her room and her new bed!
I stayed with the same Owl theme just moved some things around. And bought the bright colored quilt so I am hoping it will stay even if we change the theme later on down the road.
This is her book shelf that holds some of her books but she only wants to read Fancy Nancy right now. She is Obsessed with those books!!!

" I hope you like my new room! I sure do! Thanks Mom and Dad. Love Makayla"

July 23, 2010

2 year Dr. Appointment

Can you believe this girl is 2??? I still can't. We go for her 2 year Dr. Appointment tomorrow. Any guesses on her hight and weight???? Back in January when she was 18 months she was
22.6 lbs and 34 inches long. I will say the last few days she has been cranky and eating NON stop. So I am guessing she is going through a growth spurt. Or at least I hope so because if she keeps eating like this not only is she going to out grow this house but we won't be able to feed her for to long. We wanted to make Makayla's birthday as special as possible. We blew up balloons and filled her room so when she woke up on her birthday morning she had a birthday surprise.
She LOVED it!!! She played in them for days, until I couldn't take them all over the house and 1 by 1 they started to pop! Oppps. We will defiantly be making this a tradition. It was fun and she is still talking about it.
Leave your guesses in the comments below!!! Happy Guessing

July 11, 2010

Veggie Frittata

So for the last 6 weeks or more Steve and I have been eating No or Very low carb. We are both doing very well. My sister and Mom have also been eat low carb as well and together we have lost the amount of Teeny Bopper Teenager who wears her shorts to short and her shirt to low cut! Away back to eating low carb. My sister and I invested in the South Beach Diet Cookbook to get ideas, books.jpgand Wow there are some good ones!

I took the Asparagus and red pepper Frittata with Goat Cheese and made it my own the other night. It was so good, I will be making this one again for sure. Remember you can change to whatever veggies you want!

1/2 can of artichoke hearts (in water) sliced

2-3 roasted re peppers (in the jar) sliced

1/2 green bell pepper diced

Mushrooms I would say half a small pack (take the stems off and slice thin)

1 onion chopped

Garlic chopped

Goat Cheese

Egg Substitute (or you can use real eggs but it was quicker for me this way)

Melt a little smart balance butter in a non stick oven safe skillet Saute the onions and garlic

add the mushrooms and cook just until soft.

add in the artichokes and roasted red peppers cook just until warm

add in the green bell pepper and cook for a minute or two

Poor in the egg substitute until in covers just to the top of veggies, dot with little pieces of goat cheese on top.

Cook over medium heat without stirring until the egg sets about 12 -14 minutes

and then put in the oven on a high heat(450) for about 3-5 minutes and then under the broiler until the top is set and the cheese is browning and bubbly. Take it out of the oven and let it sit for a minute or two and then divide into 4 big slices.

We ate ours over plain baby mixed greens. It was delicious and filling and even better left over.

I hope you try it. It was really good and super easy.

Remember to change it out to whatever veggies your like. You could even add Canadian bacon or cooked chicken if you like.

Here is a picture I took with my phone. It's not a very good picture but at least you can get the idea.

Hope you enjoy!

July 10, 2010

Professional Photos

Now that Makayla is 2 and never lets me take her picture anymore we decided to take her to get them professionally done. She didn't do great but we did get a few good ones! Hope you enjoy.
Being silly
This one is my favorite

July 5, 2010

Happy Birthday my sweet girl

2 years ago today at 8:10 pm our lives changed in a way I never thought it could. We were blessed with a perfect 7 lb 12 oz 21inch baby girl. Life has not stopped since, and I wouldn't ask for anything different. Makayla was great as a baby. She ate well, and slept well. She was an easy baby. I wanted to share some of my favorite pictures from the last 2 years.

32 weeks pregnant
6 days old
Miss M just a few days old.
Her first baseball game
Her first road trip to my Dads

almost 1 learning how to walk
what a sweet angle
at her 1st birthday party
Family photo at her 1 birthday

First plane ride

Playing at the beach (about 16 months)
First Bucs game
Toys for Tots drive (18 months)
One of my favorite pictures (20 months)
Eating an apple in the car (24months)
4th of July (2 days away from being 2)
2 years old
Wow has 2 years flow by. Makayla is so active and talkative. She is more then I ever thought she would be. She is super smart and so much fun. I could not imagine my life without her. For a long before I got pregnant I always thought about what my child would be like or how it would be to be a Mom. Its nothing like I thought and everything I could ever want. Life gets crazy and some days are hard but the last 2 years my dreams of being a Mom have come true. I am so blessed to have a daughter and to be celebrating her 2nd birthday.
My baby is no longer a baby but now a very active toddler with her own opinions, thoughts, likes and dislikes. I am amazed at her everyday. She is a true light in my life. Happy Birthday my sweet angle. I love you more then you will ever know. You are a blessing and a dream come true. I love you to the moon and back!!!

Happy 4th of July

Can you Believe this was a year ago? Every time I think of July 4th now I think Wow Makayla is almost another year older. Her birthday is just 2 days away and my baby is going to be 2. The first 2 pictures are from last 4th of july.
Such a baby face
The next 3 are from this year. Wow has she grown! She is such a kid now, and so much fun. I just wish I had half of her energy so I could keep up!!!
Playing in the rain
Yes we spent most of our 4th in the rain. It has been raining here all week and we need to get out of the house. So yes we played in the rain for about 45 min and even went in the pool! Don't worry there was no thunder or lighting. We grilled good food and just relaxed. The rain finally stopped around 8:30 just in time to do a few sparklers and watch some fireworks. Hope you all enjoyed your 4th with family and friends!