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Monday, January 10, 2011

Hair Cut and Snow Days

Hair Cut and Snow Day

Brynlie got her first hair cut on January 7th, ummmmm.....yes I said first!  She's not ever had enough hair to give a second thought to a hair cut, but her bangs were actually getting long, and there some opinionated people in my family kept expressing how it was past due so I made her an appointment.  I had asked her several times in the week prior but she just kept saying she didn't want a hair cut.  When the day came I did what I do best....bribed her!  Told her we would go play at the park after she got a little trim.  She did great, but her baby doll Ava also needed a hair cut.  When went to the park for a little bit, but it was so windy that I decided to move onto Plan B since we were still batteling colds.  Plan B.....Helloooooo Chuckie Cheese!!!!  While there we reported a broken machine and when the guy came to fix it I guess it had been broken a while becuase the machine keeps a memory of how many tickets it should of spit out.  It was a ton, and the guy gave them ALL to Brynlile.  Yea, we get to move up a crap level in Chuckie Cheese toys!

On January 9th, it snowed and snowed and snowed some more.  Brynlie went sledding for the first time and completely shocked me!  She is usually such a scardy cat about everything, but she absolutely loved it!!  I could of sent her down a 3 story hill and the girl wouldn't of cared a bit.  We had so much fun laughing, sledding and attempting a snowman.  Best snow day I can remember.....ever!! 

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

After spending almost 2 days in bed I finally felt well enough to get up, get out, and get my baby girl!!!  We got dressed up to go see Santa on Thursday even though she kept saying she didn't want to see him.  I would say "don't you want to tell him all the new toys you want for Christmas?"  Her response was "no, I just want old toys!"  I said "what about the baby brother and real puppy you want for Christmas?"  She said "NO, I'm gonna ask Jesus for my real baby broder and real puppy!"  She's too smart for her own good! 
I thought I would bribe her with letting her go to build a bear for the first time.  She picked out a precious reindeer and Mommy tried to hold back the tears being in that store.  The last time I was there I was buying a Halloween costume for my month old preemie because everything else was too big, the time before that I was pregnant with her building her first teddy bear with her brother Preston.  He built her a rabbit, one of her favorite stuffed animals.  So everyone knows it's ridiculously expensive, but I guess your not paying for the stuffed animal your paying for the experience.  Since my eyes have welt up with tears in that store two times now, I guess it's a special experience for me.    A glorious $50 bucks later for a stuffed animal and we were on our way to visit Santa.  Yeah, right!  She was screaming as soon as we mentioned it leaving the store.  Luckily, for her, he was on his lunch break and there was no way I was going to fight it for 30 minutes waiting on him to return prior to standing in the line!  If you've lost track here's the most recent score postings:
Brynlie: 9, 312          Mommy: 3

A few more stops and we were on our way home to start wrapping!  I was happy to have her help, but let me translate that into Bryn's language......I hold the tape and give you a piece when you ask for one right after I'm done playing with it oh wait I want to put the piece of tape on the present in the complete opposite direction of where you are pointing!  I'm such a gooooood helper! 

We then went to Don and Marilyns to have Christmas with the Cousins.  Brynlie got a really neat ballerina that is her size, you can strap the feet onto Bryn's and they dance together, very nice pj's, a travel toy, a make-up kit, and 2 train cars.  After that semi-controlled chaos we were headed straight to bed (one of us anyways).

Nonnie woke us up when she came over and let us know that Santa had been there!  Santa brought Brynlie a huge train table and all the goodies that go with it and a Barbie doll house that is bigger than she is!  Mommy and Nonnie got her lots of Barbie's for the doll house, lots of movies, an art easel/desk, a Barbie convertible, and some more small stuff.  Papa and Grammy bought her a Leapster2 and game, hopefully these upcoming trips to Kansas can begin being a little educational instead of a straight moviethon.  It took 1 1/2 hours to open presents because she just really wasn't interested in doing anything but playing with the train set and doll house. 

After Christmas Eve service we went to eat dinner with the Harmon's and open yet more presents!  She got lots of ADORABLE clothes and a puppy that she can really walk who barks and pants.   And a complete set of baby bed, stroller, bouncy seat, and play mat for her babies. 

It was an fabulously awesome Christmas, I enjoyed every single minute of it...and it flew by way too fast.  She's gone to spend Christmas with the other half of her family for the next week and I miss her already!  My to do list is purposely long for the next 8 childless days, this should make the week go by fast and enable me to hit the ground running at the beginning of next year expanding the clothing line and prepping for the Spring sale in Wichita. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

December Update

It's been a busy holiday month with lots of parties and lots of eating!  We've stayed busy getting Christmas orders steadily out the door, with the very very very (and I mean it this time) last one going out today!
Brynlie has been an absolute trooper staying home and entertaining herself for a lot of the day while I'm working.  I'm definitely looking forward to some time off this week to just hang out and play with my little angel. 
Unfortunately the week did not start off so great.  Brynlie has the worst ear infection, with a ruptured drum, I've ever seen and I have a cold.  She started complaining Sunday night and I didn't think so much of it until I hear her put her finger in her sounded like she put her finger in a bucket of slim.  EWWWWW!!  I took a look at it besides it being fire engine red she had a ton of drainage.  Within just an hour she was running a fever and her whole face was red.  We went to see the doctor this morning and even after cleaning out her ear she said it was still so full of puss and mucus she couldn't see anything.  Antibiotics and Ibuprofen for 5 days and hopefully we'll be on the mend. 

She picks up more and more and more with each day.  Here are the latest funnies:

She tells me, with arms crossed "I not happy to you!"  meaning....I'm not happy with you.
She tells me, "you the best in the hole wurld mommy"  I've got to get that on video!! 
"Canny Corn" = Candy Canes
There would be a lot more if my memory were better......

I'm really looking forward to Santa visiting this year, he's bringing some awesome presents!  Sometimes she likes him and sometimes she doesn't, sometimes she gets him confused with clowns!  LOL
Gigi brought her Elf on the Shelf this year, but she doesn't quite get the concept just yet.  We've been talking about being naughty or nice this year, and sometimes she just can't hold it together anymore, she folds and yells "I'm just going to be naughty, I want to be naughty!"  And boy has she shown me what naughty is lately!  I've been the mother that is holding her child up off the ground by one arm (yes, in a public place) trying to plea with her to walk while my other hand is full of bags, purse, keys, etc....., the mom that is prying tiny little fingers off something (particularly a pillow pet) in the check-out line while she's screaming, and the one who hands a toy to the lady in the check-out line (because I let the 3 year old walk around the store with it just to be able to get through the store) explaining in the sweetest Mommy voice that I can muster that we will be asking Santa for this super fabulous doll instead of buying today all while my child is convulsing with a look-a-like mini seizure in the basket! 

Ending on a "nice" note, she is still super sweet the majority of the time.  Wanting to snuggle on the couch, giving lots of kisses, always telling me she loves me and loves to help me do just about anything around the house especially cooking.  I'm not sure how this happened, but she has me convinced she has to sleep with Mommy in Mommy's bed to be "comfurtbaly"  
She's asked me several times this month if she could pleeeeease have a baby brother!  LOL!  I told her that she would need to talk to the big man upstairs about that request!  She has now decided that she is going to ask Jesus for a baby brother and a puppy for Christmas. 
I've gone back and forth several times about getting us a dog and still have not made a decision.  I thought now that I'm home I would for sure be able to get one, but we still stay so busy that I'm still not sure.
Here's some pictures from this month

This picture was taken for the website
 Christmas Party at Rock Creek

 The Rat Pack goes to the Circus!  She loved it!!
 Helping Mommy make "waukamoli" for Family Christmas Party
 Decorating the Christmas Tree

 When we were finished she decided the tree was missing just a little something......... :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Look What We Found!

Gigi found this one lone lost paci under her bed the other day and thought it would be funny to bring it to her....well it's obvious she didn't forget what they were!  I didn't even know she had it in bed with her and I went to go check on her during a nap and this is what I found!  HA

This morning while fixing her hair I said "Brynlie, please quit being so dramatic" as she was being a little over the top about me hurting her "hair".  She replied "Mommy, quit being so bossy!!"  It's so hard to get on to her when everything she says is hilarious! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Halloween and Holiday House

Bryn was a super hero for Halloween.  Gigi taught her how to say dant-ta-da-daaaaah when she put her cape on.  It was a really cute (hand made by Mommy) outfit!  We had a week long event of getting candy!  She got candy at dance and gymnastics, went trick-or-treating at school, a carnival with cousins and 2 round of trick-or-treating that weekend.  The girls fought so much over who was going to ring the doorbell each time we finally broke them up and let them go on each side of the street!  I took a gallon size ziplock bag of candy into work to give away!

Maddison, Mallory and Brynlie


Go Brynlie Go!!  I LOVE this picture!

She was so excited to see the Madhatter!  He was so sweet to stop and let us take a picture.

On November 1st I officially became 100% self employed.  It's been a HUGE blessing and answered prayer to finally be working at home with Brynlie.  That in itself did not come without it's own challenges.  Keeping a 3 year old entertained and happy while trying to run a business out of the house is....well, ummmm challenging!!!  I am so very grateful though that I am here with her, I get to eat every meal with her, read her not only a nite nite book but one for nap time as well too, and can take a break to play outside, paint, or just hold her in my lap.  Now that the NWA Boutique show is over I'm hoping to get us on a somewhat normal schedule.  We did absolutely amazing at the NWA Boutique Show!  We've got enough work to keep us busy through Christmas then it'll be time again to plan for another RL sale.  I'm already looking forward to how much more I can put into the sale now that I'm not tied down to corporate america!!

On November 5th she got her first case of the stomach flu, first time she's ever thrown up!  Since I don't do vomit so well, I can't say that I'm not thankful she was at Nonnie's for the worst of it.  I got to her after she had already thrown up 5 times and she couldn't even make the 12 minute trip home before she threw up again in her carseat.  It was the most pitiful thing I've ever seen.  It literally broke my heart every time she got sick.  She threw up 10 times in just one evening. :(  It took 4 full days to completely be rid of it and I guarantee you she won't drink pink milk or eat spaghetti for years to come!!!  I sat down to eat lunch with her one day (a couple weeks later) with a plate of spaghetti and she said Mommy, is that going to make you sick? 

Brynlie has been her usual funny self and I wish I just walked around with a tape recording in my pocket to catch all this stuff but here's the latest ones I remember.

*I overheard her telling her baby that she was going to teach her how to say holy crap.  I said "Brynlie, what did you say?"  She replied "Anything!"  I said "What did you tell your baby?"  She replied louder "ANYTHING!"  She was trying to tell me "nothing" but gets her words confused....I asked her a couple more times because it was hilarious to hear the attitude while she was yelling ANYTHING!!

*Her favorite cereal is "Yucky Charms" (Lucky Charms)

*I am the bestest and coolest mom in the ever world.....for now anyway :)

*After not eating for 4-5 days I was trying to get her to eat some scrabbled eggs and bribing her with a stroller ride when she was done, really just trying to get her to come on with it so we could get the 3 miles done for the day.  Anyways, she had decided she had eaten enough, let herself down from the table and walked off yelling "Meanness!"  I asked "what did you say?"  She replied, "I'm the baby girl and you the meanness!"  Hmmm....pretty sure 5 minutes before she told me I was the coolest mom in the ever world!  Such is life with a daughter!!!

*She's had a horrible habit of picking her dang nose.  I've tried everything to get her to stop to no avail.  In the car one day I said something about why, don't even remember what I said, but she replied with "cause you got a daughter pickin' nose"  wish I could of remembered the whole conversation because it was hilarious! 

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving and some time off!!  We worked 14 hours a day everyday for 3 weeks leading up to the show.  I feel like I'm recovering from a mini Rhea Lana's sale!  I'm excited to take her to a movie and "play" with our Christmas tree's as Brynlie puts it!

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Family Farm Fall 2010