Thursday, February 28, 2013

Valentine's Day {Late}

[Sadly this shirt was huge, so she didn't get to wear it to school.]

So when your husband brings you home roses on Valentine's Day, its a good day. But when he first comes home and hands his daughter one long stem rose and a teddy bear.... ::ugly cries::

It was a good Valentine's Day. We devoured a heart shaped pizza from Papa Murphys. This is how you celebrate when you have children I guess. :)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Courtney Weekly 2013 - Week 8

Courtney Weekly 2013 - Week 7

(I'm having issues with blogger uploading photos so I apologize that this is late)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013


Last year Courtney gave these to her friends at daycare.
After searching Etsy for some inspiration, I came across a cookie and milk themed Valentine printable. I loved it and thought it was perfect to give the kids some milk and cookies along with the card. Here is what I came up with:

Courtney Weekly 2013 - Week 6

Friday, February 8, 2013

Mike's dream trip come true!

At the end of January, we took a family vacation to Whistler, BC for some snowboarding, ice skating and tubing! We left on Thursday, January 24 for the 3 hour drive to the mountain. We live about 45 minutes or less from the Canadian border and got to Whistler at right about lunchtime.

Our hotel wasn't ready for us so we parked the car and headed into the "Olympic Plaza".

In case your head has been in the sand or you possibly don't watch the Olympics (Summer or Winter), Whistler was the location of the 2010 Winter Olympics. That evening we took Courtney to the Olympic Skating rink and let her ice skate for the first time.
(These photos were taken with our Canon point and shoot which has since sh*t the bed, so that explains why they look like crap.)

On Friday and Saturday, Mike and I got some time to go Snowboarding while Courtney "spa'ed" it up at the Westin Resort and Spa Childcare. We make jokes that she got the spa treatment with cucumbers on her eyes and a back massage in her pull-up.

Let's go back to Friday night. We rode the gondola up to the Coca Cola Tube Park to go tubing. The kids are supposed to be 3 but Courtney fit the age requirement. So up we went. It was so scary watching Courtney go down the first time, but she LOVED it. She rode it 4 times.
(That little black dot halfway down the hill, that's Courtney.)

Sunday was our last day so we did some shopping and then played outside in the snow for sometime before heading home.

Enjoy today, it will be over before you know it.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Ramblings of a Toddler v.1

Welcome to our first version of "Ramblings of a Toddler". This is just a way for me to remember some of the funny things Courtney says.

Courtney: (Holding up her V-tech digital camera) "Mom, say jingle bells."

Me: "Jingle bells." (while smiling)

Courtney: "Oh, you blinked."


Monday, February 4, 2013

Courtney Weekly 2013 - Week 5

Wonder what it's like to have a c-section?

I like to tell my friends who are expecting their first, "please do your research on what it's like to have a c-section." We all don't want to end up with a c-section. I didn't. I thought I would have the "natural" delivery I had planned. So I put on my blinders and skipped the chapter in my pregnancy book on c-section deliveries. Boy was that a mistake.

At 10cm dialated and a baby whose heart rate kept dropping, I was wheeled into the OR and being prepped for that damn c-section. Thank God for that since Courtney's cord was wrapped around her neck and a "natural" delivery could have ended much differently.

Here is one womans experience of her c-section and what came after.

"Things to know about having a C-section" By Scary Mommy contributor, Gina