Thursday, May 16, 2013

Calming Your Baby & Sleep Methods

Today I am linking up with the lovely  Kaitlyn & Jennifer!
Sometimes calming your baby to get him/her to sleep can be difficult. And then there are some babies that love to sleep and they have the luckiest mama's alive haha!

I kinda have a bed time routine with my baby girl that seems to help her sleep better. She's still waking up about twice at night but it really helps her go to bed quicker and more calm.

1. It starts out with a bath which this part is only twice a week because you really don't need to bath your babe every day ;) I rub her with some body wash and kind of message her as well. I don't rush bath time because it's not only fun watching her kick and make funny noises but she's also getting tired out from all that splashing. I pretty much let her play until she wants to come out!

2. Lotion rub down.
I've read in a parenting magazine that if you message your baby with a nice calming voice with a smile on your face it really helps calming them to a restful sleep and I have found that information to be really helpful.
3. Reading to her.
Reading to Evelynne is one of my favorite parts of the day. I can't wait until she can truly understand what I'm reading. But I know without a doubt she loves the quality time she has with me as I read to her. We have a Princess Bible we read to her and she sits in my lap and I read to her as I run my fingers through her hair.
4. Nursing.
Before bed I give her one last round. It's usually her longest nursing and it pretty much does the job to help her fall asleep. While she nurses I pray. I pray health over her, protection and sweet sleeps. She loves hearing mommy pray. I really believe she knows who I'm talking too!

5. & before I lay her down, turn on her giraffe and turn off the light. I kiss her precious head and I say "Dream big precious girl."  I've realized today that I'm not the only Mama who tells their babies that! I'm glad we'll have big dreamers in the future!!  

The Newlywed Game.

I'm actually  a bit early haha! But tomorrow I'm linking up with the funny, beautiful and gorgeous Karla  & Veronica. Come join!!

1.  Which one of you (you or your spouse) can go without a mirror the longest?
Haha, He will probably say me, but it's defiantly him!   He's so specific and particular when it comes to his appearance. ;)
Haha Me! Heather's always looking at herself. ;) 
2.  Do you have a picture of your spouse in a unique place (for example.. in the car, in the wallet, in your purse, in the bathroom?) and if so, where?
I use a lot of pictures of him as book marks haha! Like pictures you'd put in your wallet. I like to use them as book marks. 
Haha I have one in my closet!
3.  Complete the sentence.  "My spouse has more _________ than anyone else I know!"
Colognes!! Definitely!!He has so many for different occasions. He even has a certain cologne for his feet and another for his job. 
4.  Think back to your very first kiss with your spouse.  How do you think your spouse would describe that kiss in one word?
Indescribable! haha
Bodacious! <333
5.  Which one of these would your spouse say they are "ruled" by: Their heart, their mind, or their stomach?
hmmm.. If I had to choose I would say Stomach the man loves to eat!
Her heart def!
6.  What will your spouse say attracts the most attention toward you when you are in a large crowd?
The way I carry myself most likely. ;)
Probably the fact that I'm 22 and I still act like I'm 18 haha! I'm young at heart what can I say? X)
7.  Without looking it up or asking....what is your spouse's zodiac sign?
We wouldn't know cause we don't do that ;)
Haha gosh I have no idea! Leon and I aren't into the whole zodiac thing. X) 
8.  What is the last food item that you both shared in bed?
Well, I had Panera's Strawberry Poppyseed Chx Salad (My fav) & He had very bad Mcdonalds!!
9.  What would your spouse say is the first thing that you did on a date that showed them what you were REALLY like?
I bought her a very expensive dinner. hehehe! 
hmmmm... I was always very quiet and meek on our dates. That pretty much did it all. :)
10.  What did your spouse say they wanted to do more than anything before you were married? Anything?
 Go to a Michael W smith concert.
Bath in Jello.... Weird! haha

Come join in all the fun for this Link up!!! :) 

Three Things Thursday.

Hello beauties!! Today I'm linking up once again with the lovely Myranda & Kristyn for TTT!! Come join in all the fun today as we discuss today's question.

                        What are 3 of your Favorite Quotes
I'll start out by saying this is gonna be extremely hard for me to just choose three because I'm like the quote queen. I have so many I love and adore so this is gonna be haaard!But here we go!

1.  Acts 20: 24  But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

This scripture is probably one of my tops! I just loves it so much and it's a constant reminder of who I'm really living for. Not myself but my Sweet Jesus. He's the one worth living for! If it wasn't for Him I would be nothing. I would just be existing. Nothing more. He has taught me how to really live!

2. Being a woman doesn't make me a different kind of Christian. But the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman - Elizabeth Elliot.

This quote just makes me smile, and I think all her quotes are so beautifully and well said! I really do strive to be that different kind of woman and I pray people notice that Jesus difference! :)

3. Luke: You killed my father!   Darth Vader: No, Luke, I AM your father!  Luke: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 
The most epic seen from Star wars  for "The Empire strikes back" Yes, yes I am a nerrrd!

What are your favorite top 3 quotes?? :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How to make Butternut squash for your munchkin.

Before my little piglet was born I decided in advance that I was going to make my own baby food.. There are just so many benefits to making it at home. It's not only more fresh, but healthier and even cheaper! It also doesn't contain as much sodium, sugar, corn syrup that other baby food products carry. :)
 And there you have it! I hope this recipe helps. :) I find it to be a fun recipe to make and Evelynne absolutely  loves it!

 Have a very blessed day dear Friends!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Kayaking with my Handsome.

One thing I LOVE about being married is that my husband and I love to have fun together.  We both love to laugh with each other and occasionally at each other haha!

We definitely have a rare sense of humor together which is one of the reasons why I think we're so meant to be. We laugh at things I feel as though no body else would. We're pretty crazy and immature at times. What can I say? We like to have fun!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Over Coffee.

It's been getting so warm here! Like 80 degrees here people. And for the first time this year I had Iced coffee instead of warm.. I always get the Iced Carmel  latte with whip. It's so good! I think everyone in Panera bread has recognized me by now due to me going there for coffee. Yep, I got a gift card for my Birthday!

If I were having coffee with you today I would ask you how your Mother's day was? Did you do anything fun? 

I was blessed to actually have a Mother's day weekend. On Friday my husband took Evie so I could have a Mothers day out at Panera Bread and do some writing. I also was blessed to encourage an older woman by telling her Jesus loved her. She looked at me like I had four eyes and said "Thanks" But I believe deep down she was blessed by it and I know I blessed Jesus by obeying Him which makes it all worth it! Did you know Jesus loves you dear friend?? Because He does! More than you know. <3
I must have been smoking hot that day too! Because I've noticed quite a few guys checking this MARRIED mamma out haha! I even had to tell this one guy who looked in his mid 30's  I was married. I honestly don't know what it is about ladies in Sunhats. It just turns their heads! haha

On Saturday my loving husband made me these rocking pancakes!! I ate like three! (I bet you can guess it was a lazy day after that haha!) It was full of "Lost" series and eating junky yummy stuff!
I honestly can't tell you just how blessed I am to be a Mamma! Some people dream of being famous singers, or actors and maybe even comedians. But not this girl! Being a Mamma is my dream come true. When you're a mom you're really all those things and much more. I mean my baby girl thinks I'm the funniest person ever!! Okay maybe second to her Daddy. He's pretty funny! Especially when he does "Jim Carrey" Impressions. 
Evelynne's really getting into this whole eating solids thing. She loves food and shows so much excitement. She's now eating breakfast, lunch and dinner and nurses on the side for snacks. 
And did I mention she's wearing a size 3 diapers. Man they grow quick! 

If I were having coffee with you, I'd tell you that "Mommy hood" is so much better when you have a helpful Co-worker  that's a goof ball! And did I mention he's cute too!?! Because He is!!
This is what I would tell you if I was privileged to have your company. What would you tell me?