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New year, new baby, new nursery!


After the new year hit, it hit me that I have limited time to prepare for a New Baby! The girls will be sharing a room, and for the first time ever, I get to really decorate a real nursery! I’ve spent many nights, like tonight, staying up way too late, browsing the internet, looking at photos of nurseries for inspiration. I have seen some absolutely fantastic ideas. I’m also doing this on a budget, but every so often I can be pretty creative!

After changing my mind 600 times, I found a crib bedding set I love, on clearance at Target for just $27. Add the crib skirt for $7, and viola! Cheap bedding! I’ve been debating to get a 2nd crib or not, but Bethany is only a year old, and I don’t think she’ll be ready for a big girl bed for at least another 18 or so months. So I’ll be purchasing a 2nd set of crib bedding to match. Luckily, the cost won’t break the bank.

I haven’t even started the nursery-well, Dan just finished building an armoire for it, and I bought half the bedding, and I’ve thought about wall colors, but for now, nothing is done. I can’t wait to get started on it and share photos! For now though, the above photo is the bedding I bought (from the Target website. My crib looks nothing like that)!

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Daniels (almost) 17 month update




I thought I should give a little update about Daniel and his developments. Daniel will be 17 months on the 10th of this month. He still doesn’t walk, although he can, it just isn’t his preferred method of transportation. He has this silly crawl, if you can call it that, where he has one foot flat on the ground, knees bent, in a kneeling position, and then he drags the other leg behind him. I actually tried to imitate this the other day, and its very painful, I have no clue why he does this!

He has 16 teeth, we haven’t seen any new ones for almost 3 months, and I’m enjoying the teething break.

He is enjoying learning new words, his favorite seems to be “hi!” with a backwards wave (waving with his palm opening and closing facing himself). He doesn’t talk in sentences, but is enjoying repeating words he hears often. He has been saying “mommy/mama/mum” since 8 months, and added “dada/daddy” to that about 2 months later. But now he’ll say “coo coo” imitating the clock at my parents house, he says “thank you” and “poo poo” which I accidently taught him when changing his diaper. The other day we took him to a park with a lake and ducks, and after I said “duckies” a few times, he started repeating it back. When he tries to say his name, it comes out as “Naniel.”

He is enjoying trying to play catch, hiding from us under a blanket, while we ask “where’s Daniel?” and he loves toys that make noise. (He enjoys banging on the piano when we take him to “Mimi’s and Papa’s house”). He loves swinging on the swings at the park, and is starting to enjoy sliding down the slide on his own. He also loves the water, so hopefully I’ll get him in a swimming class when the weather is hot enough.

Daniel is absolutely fearless of dogs, which is probably both good and bad, but I wish we had one for him to play with.

As always, he is so much fun and he makes Dan and I laugh daily!

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Disneyland!

Today my mom and I took Daniel, and my niece Keilah to Disneyland. Technically, it was not Daniel’s first trip to Disneyland, but it was the first time he was able to enjoy it. And he had a blast! He only got fussy when he was tired of being in the stroller. Once we let him loose in Toontown he was great. He was exploring everything. Keilah had a great time too!





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Park Day



We moved into a new house with a park literally just around the corner. Daniel loves it, and I love that he loves it!

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Black and White

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My Growing boy!

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