Little Moments

A couple little moments from this week: 

This week we’ve been working on a better bedtime routine. Amelia has
gotten in the habit of waking up at 3 am and then staying up….It has
definitely been making for a tired momma. Amelia loves baths, so we’ve
been trying to fit one in before bedtime…she is big fan of the bubble
beard.

This week the weather has been sunny and pretty warm, so we’ve been taking her baby bike out to check the mail and do wheelies in the driveway. She loves this Sofia the First hoodie she got for her birthday. It’s the one thing she will keep on her head. 
Other little moments: Playing at Toys R Us, eating lots of blueberries, saying “baby”, watching Frozen, eating cheese quesadillas at a restaurant, getting her big girl car seat.
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This weekend we took Amelia to a pumpkin patch….she hated it! It may have been a combination of the outfit she was wearing was too hot, and it was too close to nap time. We sat her down by a big pumpkin and she cried, but she liked the tiny pumpkins she could hold. There wasn’t a single smile from her in any picture.

This weekend we have plans to go to the corn maze with friends. I’m hoping we can get around early enough for her to enjoy it. There will be pumpkins, a small petting zoo, and hay rides. I can’t wait to eat some grilled corn!

Have you ever been to a corn maze? I mostly go for the food…

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Amelia is a sassy girl with a super funny personality. She has started walking more, but not consistently. She enjoys talking, especially to her dad. I think she’s telling him about her day when he’s at work. She also likes to think she’s picking things up and eating them, like light and freckles. It’s hilarious. I can’t believe she’s going to be 10 months old in a couple weeks! Stay tuned for lots of fall fun with Amelia. I can’t wait to share my favorite time of the year with her!

Just For Fun Quiz

I saw this quiz on Lariats and Lavender, which was linked from Little Chief Honeybee. I miss the good ole blogging days of meme’s, blog buttons, and what’s in your bag posts. So just for fun I thought I’d play along!

1. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

There is lots of Amelia cuddling, because she’s a morning person and is pouncing on me and talking non stop. I ask her if she will make me some coffee, and we head to the kitchen where she beats on pots and I make coffee (because she’s only 9 months and can’t reach the coffee maker yet lol).

2. What is the 3rd picture on your phone? Share it!

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My cuteface husband from 2011. I’m pretty sure he just got a haircut, which doesn’t happen often. I always take a picture afterwards lol…

3. What TV show are you most excited about returning this Fall?
Once Upon A Time! I’ve gotten addicted, and so have my friends which is a good thing. I get to go over to my friend T’s house and watch it, instead of waiting for it to come on Netflix in a year. I also follow all the actors on Twitter, and live tweet along with them. Yes, huge dork right here.
4. What is something really popular that you secretly (or not so secretly) loathe?
Breaking Bad…sorry entire universe I’m just not into it.
5. Do you have any pets? Tell us about them! Bonus points for pictures.
Loki
I only have one puppy now 😦 My evil one, Loki. He’s a mini wire haired dachshund. Loki thinks everything pink or Hello Kitty is his, will drink your beer, and likes to cuddle but hates children….
6. If you could put together one outfit that represents you perfectly, what would it be?
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This is an oldie from my Polyvore, but it’s pretty much my go to. Flannel. Cats. Red Lipstick. Mocs. Vintage. Coffee. Hat. Also now that I’m a mom and at home I do the most awful thing….I wear leggings ALL THE TIME…I’m iffy about wearing them out in public, but I might get there eventually.

7. What is your favorite adult beverage?
I love Woodchuck cider, the Sophia Coppola wine in a can, and a good ole Bloody Mary.
8. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Buying expensive nail polish, listening to Paramore and Taylor Swift…hurts my hipster status just admitting that LOL
9. What are 3 positive words to describe you?
Quirky, Geeky, Creative
10. What is your favorite Friday afternoon/evening activity?
My days tend to bleed together, but I enjoy a good bubble bath with some wine and a good book if I get some alone time.
11. A day in the life: What does you typical day look like?
Amelia wakes up about 6am ready to play! I feed and change her, try and get Clint up to go to work, while I make his lunch. About 7am Amelia and I go back to sleep until about 9:30am and I make coffee while she watches Sofia the First in her high chair waiting for me to make her oatmeal. Next it’s mostly Tinkerbell and MLPFIM while she jumps around and plays and I check Twitter, IG, and try to catch up on a few blogs. I take pictures of her for the family to see, sometimes Facetime my sister, and talk to my mom on her lunch break. Around noon Amelia eats and gets into her swing for a nap, I try to blog and drink more coffee, work on dolls and other crafty projects. Sometimes I do laundry and dishes. When Amelia wakes up we play play play, then she naps around 4 and wakes up when Clint gets home around 5:30. I make dinner, we watch something on Netflix, and get Amelia ready for bed. We always read Lucy Ladybird, and then put on Tinkerbell until she falls asleep. I usually go to sleep too because playing all day is exhausting.
12. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
Japan! I love the culture, the food….everything!
13. You’ve got a whole day to yourself…what will you do?
Wow…I would drink lots of coffee, eat lots of cupcakes, hit up the thrift store and Hobby Lobby. I would get a mani and a pedi, eat sushi, go to the local anime/manga store, hit up the little boutiques downtown, have more coffee and probably froyo. I would probably fit in a nice bubble bath with some wine and a full nights sleep uninterrupted. A girl can dream….
14. Dream job?
To be a voice actor for Funimation or do a voice in a Hayao Miyazaki movie.
15. Least favorite chore?
Doing the dishes.
16. When do you most feel like a rock star?
When I wear eyeliner…not kidding. I have small eyes, so I don’t wear it often, but it makes me feel like a badass.
17. What is something you are currently trying to improve within yourself?
Finishing what I start…always a huge problem with me. I get distracted easily and have too many ideas and things I want to do.
If you play along, leave a link in the comments for me to check out!

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Yesterday we went grocery shopping and just had to take pictures in front of all the pumpkins. Amelia got a little pumpkin that met an unfortunate end in produce, by the potatoes.

We tend to buy our pumpkins a little later in October for two reasons: 1. Neighborhood hooligans like to steal them out of our yard. 2. I want to get to carving, and they get all gross before Halloween. A few years ago, we had an awesome Halloween party where we all dressed up and carved pumpkins, that would be fun to do again this year.

I can’t wait to take Amelia to the pumpkin patch and the corn maze. I’m thinking for Halloween she might be Lucy Ladybird, from her favorite bedtime story. I already have a cute ladybug costume, I would just need to add some colored spots.

Amelia had a cute play date with baby Lucy today. They were just too cute!

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What are you going to carve into your pumpkin? I’ll provably do Hello Kitty like I do every year.

Lucy LadyBird

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I’m always looking for fun interactive books for Amelia. She seems to do better without paper to eat right now, so I’ve been getting apps and books on my iPad. We recently bought Lucy LadyBird by Sharon King-Chai, who used to design album covers for musicians like David Bowie and Blur. I was drawn to this book because the illustration on the cover reminded me of Eric Carle, who was one of my favorites to teach when I taught art lessons.

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Amelia enjoys giving Fred Frog kisses, and the cute folksy song by Kristy Almeida and John Ellis that you can download on the website.

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Lucy Ladybird is a wonderful story about friendship, sharing, and acceptance. Lucy takes her journey through the seasons, learning a valuable lesson on being different and the kindness of friends.

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The artwork is beautiful, and the story is perfect for teaching. Amelia has to read this book before bed every night, and loves all the interactive features. You can learn more about Lucy Ladybird and get your own copy here.