April 28, 2011

A very cultured Makayla

Owning a business, having a 2 year old, and daily life does not give us the opportunity to travel very much but thankfully enough my Dad has to travel ALOT for business and he always sends Makayla the most special items from the cool places he gets to travel too. She loves when there is a package at the door and she gets to open it!!! She always looks up and says is this from Paw Paw??? For me???  She loves it!!! His last package was a kimono and matching FlipFlops. She wears her Kimono as a robe almost every night before bed. 

Here are a few pictures of her opening them

 How cute are those flip-flops???
 Trying it on for the first time
The other night we had a little fashion show with some of the cool outfits she has from around the world.

 Her VERY cool outfit from India 
 With Matching bracelets that she play dress up with all the time

 So Cute
 My fired Melissa got her this little red dress from Korea last year when her husband was stationed over seas.  
Though we don't get to visit these places in person, it's nice for Makayla to be able to experience different things from around the world…. We may live in a small town but we have a cultured  lifestyle!!!! HAHA

April 27, 2011

Easter 2011

We had a wonderful Easter…Saturday night we colored our eggs, Sunday we enjoyed brunch with the family, M got to open her easter Basket and hunt down lots of Easter eggs. It was so nice to have a day to relax with the family and just enjoy each other. I hope your Easter was has relaxing and enjoyable as ours. 

Opening her Easter gift from "ReRe" Maria a very dear friend of our families
 It was filled with all kinds of fun things…sunglasses, a harmonica, silly string, homemade egg bread that Makayla adores, and lots of other fun stuff!!!

 Makayla was very intense about coloring her eggs…she did a great job and was very proud

 "Daddy I'm busy I don't have time for a picture"

 Concentrating very hard
 Look at all of her beautiful eggs
 Easter morning find all the wonderful things the Easter bunny left for her
 Cookies, and lollipops, Sidewalk chalk, bubbles, a bathing suit,
 Cotton candy, Tangled, goggles, jelly beans, Hair bows, 
 a bouncy ball, toothbrush, money, and chocolate bars

 Time for the egg hunt
 looking for eggs

 Found one
 Posing with all of her eggs
 Shea and Makayla with there eggs
 The 2nd hunt is on
I hope your Easter was filled with Joy and Happiness.  Thanks for checking in!

April 25, 2011

A birthday Suprise

Last Sunday my Sister and my Mom kidnapped me and whisked me away for a girls day at the Spa to celebrate my turning 30 a little early. Little did I know they also invited all of my closet friends to help celebrate the day. I was treated with a warm herbal wrap, a facial, bright pink toes, an afternoon by the pool including a few drinks, all followed up with a sea salt glow and glass of champagne. It was a wonderful day to just be ME. And to enjoy most of my favorite people!!!! Thanks again for everyone who was able to come, I enjoyed my day more then you will ever know.

Me arriving at the Spa
 All the ladies before our treatments
 Relaxing by the pool
 Bridget and I 
 Jen, Jenn, and Me 

 They even decorated my locker 
Leaving…it was so very sad i could have stayed for a few days
 After the spa Steve, Makayla and I went to listen to a band play It was a nice ending to a perfect day

April 18, 2011

No more cheese….

Thank goodness Makayla is a lover of fruit & veggies and she can always go for a good steak. So now that she is Dairy free feeding her really isn't that bad but we all have our favorite foods and for M cheese is big one. Thankfully we have found a rice cheese that she really likes. A milk and a selection of yogurts and ice cream treats that she has really enjoyed. She knows now she is not allowed to have "milk" only special "milk" that won't hurt her belly.
To be honest I thought this no dairy transition would have been much harder but she is doing really well and back to eating like a champ. I do however feel like I have become more giving with the "junk" or "snacks" to make up for the dairy free, but to tell the truth I don't think it's been that much of a drastic change in her world.

 Almost all chicken nuggets are coated in a milk bath before there breading. I was lucky enough to find these that are really tasty, MILK FREE, and Makayla loves them. No Mc Donald's, or chick- fl- a for us anymore.

I searched high and low for a mac & cheese that was dairy free and I FINALLY found one! Its good and Makayla likes it not as much as Kraft of course but its a good substitute.

April 16, 2011

Words to live by!

Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of what you can't change. Love deeply and forgive quickly. Take chances. Give everything and have no regrets. Life is to short to be unhappy. ~ Author Unknown

April 15, 2011

I can't wait….

To fill Makayla's Easter basket with these adorable Hair clips I got from a new site I found on Etsy.  Little Hailey
Hailey The Little Blue Owl with Her Pink Bow Hair ClipPrincess Crown Hair Clip
Lillie The Little White Owl Hair Clip
Black Sequin Minnie with Her Big Bright Pink and White Polka Dot Bow Hair Clip

Little Lavender Chick with Sitting in Her Cracked Egg Hair ClipLittle Bunny with Blue and Pink and White Polka Dot Bow and Swarvoski Crystal Hair Clip

The Easter bunny will also be bring her Tangled, bubbles, a bathing suit and few eggs filled with jelly beans, lip gloss, goggles, fruit snacks, cotton Candy, chalk, a lots of other fun Bunny stuff!!! What's inside your Easter Basket???  Ohhh and don't forget to leave out the carrots next saturday night!