Saturday, February 26, 2011

12 Months

Karter had her 12 month doctor appointment yesterday. Overall, it went pretty well. The doctor said she looks healthy, two more teeth are coming, which we knew. She is strong. She is impressed with how fast she walks. It is pretty hilarious.

But she also said that we need to go in for monthly weight checks since Miss K is so tiny. She weighs 15lbs, 14oz. She's itty bitty. She has gained 9lbs, 10oz since birth. The doc did say that she isn't concerned, especially since she hears how much she eats everyday, but she is going to keep an eye on it.

Before her appointment, we tried out a new-to-us sushi place. It was fantastic. Karter tried Salmon Sashimi for the first time and LOVED it. She was reaching for more. Awesome.

Here she is reaching for more sashimi.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

11 months

How did my baby get so old? She is already 11 months old.

She took her first steps on February 16.

She isn't walking all over yet but if she is motivated enough she will walk to what she wants.

I. Can't. Believe. It.

This is the picture that we put on her birthday invites. She is so hilarious with this box. This is the cat toy/dog toy box and she takes all the toys out and sits in it. Totally cracks me up, so I thought it was only fitting for her birthday card. This is what she does now...

It is already starting, she doesn't want us to kiss her anymore. Just look at that look on her face, "not in front of the dogs, dad, geesh!"

"YOU CAN'T MAKE ME! I will not do this until I am 5."

Oh, yes, she will.

It is unfortunate that the only cute picture of her was super dark. Oh well, I lightened it and it will do.

Today I made her 1st year slideshow. Tears. It seems like it was just 11 weeks ago that we brought her home. And here we are, 11 months and 5 days later.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

7 of 52

I skipped some weeks, please forgive me. I am back at it now!
Week 7 - My puppy.
On a scale of 1 to 10, I love my puppy about 10,000. I am totally and completely obsessed. It is probably actually not very healthy. Oh well. She's cute.

She loves her ball.

I love this picture. Her ears flying in the wind. Cracks me up. They also float while she is swimming. Love it!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's been a month...

since I have updated. I suck.
We've been through some tough crap lately.

I lost one of my favorite people. He was there the day I was born. He taught me to ride a bike. He took me to every park in the San Mateo Area. He taught me to drive. He let me drive his beloved truck. He made beef jerkey for everyone every year but I always got extra. He had a pseudo road sign in his garage that said, "Ashley Place." He was at every one of my graduations. He traveled to my wedding. He walked me down the aisle. He was there the day that Karter was born.

He's my Papa. There will never be a day that goes by that I won't miss him, think of him, or just simply wish he was here.

This year he played Santa for a Photo Fundraiser that I did. He was amazing. He kept saying that he couldn't wait to come back next year to do it again. He was so proud when we won first place for our float. He was do proud that we raised over $100. He loved having the kids tell him what they wanted for Christmas. He loved the attention. He made the best damn Santa I had ever seen. He towered at 6'10''.

This girl was amazed at his height. She wanted her Santa Picture with him standing. So cute.

Four Generations with Santa Papa.
My Grandma is sitting next to him and my mom is holding Karter.

Papa loved Charley. He would always tell me he was going to steal her and bring her home with him.

Mostly, I am going to miss my number one fan. His kisses on the head. His giant bear hugs. He always told me, "you're the prettiest granddaughter I could ever have" or "you're beautee-ful." He believed in me no matter what. Whatever my crazy idea, he said, "what can I do to help?" It is just so sad.

And lastly, I am sad that Karter will never know him. He loved her more than I ever could have imagined. He had so many fun plans for her. He couldn't wait for her to recognize him - which she will, in pictures, but she will. He would have been the best damn Great Papa around. And Karter doesn't really have another grandpa, my dad isn't going to come to any of her birthdays and Timm's dad, well that is a whole other post. He was going to be her best grandpa.
We're going to have a Celebration of Life on May 1st. No service, he would want booze, blues, and a good time. So that's what we're doing. And on his birthday we are going to take a boat out and spread his ashes in Point Arena. He loved it there. He had so many good stories from there.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

10 Month Pic.

She hates to sit like this and refuses to smile for the camera anymore.

This is the best we could get.

Monday, January 17, 2011

2 of 52

K and N.

K = 10 months, well one day shy.

N = 4 months, well six days shy.

They are the same size. Actually N outwieghs K by about a 1/2 pound.

Friday, January 14, 2011

10 Months.

K is 10 months old.

holy cow.

I can't even believe how old she is.


She is cruising all over the living room. Still not crawling, but at this point, I think it would be funny if she went straight to crawling. I just hope she walks before her first birthday.

She gives kisses. But really they are open mouthed slobbery fabulousness straight to your cheek. Hilarious.

She waves bye-bye and hi. She claps when you say, "clap your hands!"

She holds our hands and walks. She started to really love doing that this week. And last night she started only holding on with one hand.

She is still taking two fabulously long naps a day, 2 hours or so. Which is really fabulous for me.

She tries to copy our words but still only really says mama, dada, dog, and cat. But it is really funny when she points to something, you tell her what it is and she tries to copy you. Sometimes it sounds really close. If the item is too syllables she will make a two syllable sound. It is pretty cute.

Pictures to come

Last night I ordered her invites for her birthday party. I want to send them out by mid Feb. Now I have to grab a couple giant lollipops, make a list of food to make, eat, buy, and finalize the guest list.

I am trying to do this in stages so it isn't such a burden on the wallet come March.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Birthday Party Planning

In full effect!

I got an email from baby center yesterday and it said, "Hey, your baby is 43 weeks old!"

Um, excuse me.

43 weeks.

Aren't there 52 weeks in a year?


9 Weeks until her birthday.

So birthday plans commence.

And we got the store! Sweeeeeet!

Candy Shoppe it is.

I have so many ideas! Lifesized candy land, sundae bar, dessert bar, bright colored fruity beverages (spiked for the adults of course), cupcakes and cake, giant lollipops everywhere, candies all over the place. I just have to pick my faves and go with it. Keep it simple.

Have I mentioned that I have 1000sq to decorate. Oh jeez.

Friday, January 7, 2011

1 of 52

What is that face?

Miss Karter.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I am on a Mission, Bitches.

I am going to lose 30 pounds.

I am starting tonight.

Dieting might make my supply drop but I will try to take more Fenugreek to counteract my dieting.

Working out might make my supply frop but I am over the excuses.

So today begins my mission. I wasn't even really tracking today and only went over my limit by 100 calories. Not too bad for an off day.

I saw some pictures of me and I am disgusted. I knew I was big but I had no idea that I looked like that.

I am using this blog for accountability but it won't be all weight loss all the time. I will still have my regular ridiculousness going on too.

So, I am on a mission, bitches.


I have a good feeling about this year. I am not sure I can pinpoint it, I just feel it is going to be a good one. I feel like this year is totally unknown. Like anything can happen.

We have no plans to do anything. We have no vacations booked. I just think this year is going to be a good one.

There are so many different ways this year can take us. For the first time in a long time, I can't say where I will be in 5 months. That's crazy to me.

I feel like something big is going to happen this year. Something good.

I sure hope I am right.

And a picture because they're fun.

Karter sleeping with her guard dogs.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Birthday Party!

Now that K's birthday is only two months away, I am trying to get the big stuff taken care of...location and making invites. The rest will just happen.

So my original plan was to have it in a barn that a friend of the family has, she neglected to tell me it is up on a hill, on fire roads, people will have to take a 10 minute drive up the hill. Um, not going to work with my 20 cars minimum heading up the hill.

Soooo, on to another plan.

There is a general store that closed down that a friend owns. Well, he owns the building. I think we are going to be able to have her party there. Now I am thinking I need to change her theme from cowgirl chic to candy shoppe party. I mean, we are possibly having her party in a building that says, "General Store" over the door. How cute would it be to go along with the theme?

I am thinking desserts and candy gallore. Lifesized Candy Land game. King sized candy bars with personalized labels for favors. A Pinata. A candy/dessert bar. Colorful drinks - strawberry lemonade, lemonade, and maybe a blue or green drink. An invitation with a piece of candy of it.

This is too cute!

And these?! Adorable!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Project 52

52 weeks in a year.

1 picture a week

for 52 weeks.

Right here, on Fridays.

Bring it on.

This is not my first Project 52 submission but I feel it needs a photo anyway, so I leave you with our wedding.

Anika London Media

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Resolutions

My New Years resolution is to collect an entire set of Riedel wine glasses.

They really so make a difference when drinking wine.

I want a set of 8 of each red varietal glass.

This is a good resolution for a couple reasons:

1. it is a resolution I can actually keep.

2. it is attainable.

3. it will really enhance my wine drinking habits and make them so much more delicious.

Bring it on 2011!

2010 was a fab year.

I turned 25 and got a fab facial and pedi with my bestie.

The hubbs and I celebrated a fantastic first year of marriage.

The bitty baby was born.

Timm took 6 whole weeks off work to celebrate and bond with our newest addition.

I got to start drinking fabulous wine again.

We celebrated many weekends at the river, enjoying our fabulous home.

Miss Karter celebrated her first 4th of July and was in her first wedding.

Timm celebrated another birthday and we made plans for a fabulous birthday for him for next year.

We celebrated Miss Kiki's 6 month birthday.

We dressed K up as a sunflower.

We started feeding Miss Kiki fingerfoods so she could have turkey and mashed potatoes on
Thanksgiving. She liked it.

We went to Disneyland.

I can't wait to see what 2011 will bring us!

Fabulousness, I am sure.