Tuesday, July 31, 2012

18 Months!!

Yup!! That's right! My baby girl is 18 months already and I have no idea where the time has gone!!

Sadie is such a blessing to us and is so fun! She has such a great little personality and loves to ham it up and be funny for us.

She is also learning so much and surprises me everyday with what she knows. Her vocabulary is enormous! She knows so many words and is starting to put sentences together. Some new ones that she has been saying are: you're funny, I'm hiding, oh no!, oh my gosh! and so many more. She can name almost every animal and make all their sounds. We are working on the Alphabet and counting (she can count up to 3) as well as colors. It is so much fun being able to communicate with her and start to understand what she is trying to tell me.

Potty training will be starting soon. Sadie does come up to me and let me know when she poops (it's so funny cause she will grab her diaper and say poop and then sometimes wave her arm and say phew). We have been putting her on the toilet before bathtime but she has yet to pee in it yet. So soon we will be getting her a little toilet and actively working on potty training.

She has surprised me with her sleeping. Normally after bath we read a story and then I rock her to sleep but lately after I rock her she tells me that she wants to go in her crib to fall asleep on her own and I let her. It usually takes her a little while to actually fall asleep by herself and she usually plays for a little bit with her stuffed animals but it is nice to know that she is on her way to learning how to fall asleep by herself.

Sadie is such a great helper to me. She loves to unload the dishwasher, sweep, put laundry in the wash, put her towels away, help me vacumn and clean. I hope it stays this way!!! Haha!! We are working on her cleaning up her own toys before bath and she does a pretty good job.

We just recently upgraded her carseat to a "big girl" front facing seat and she loves it!! She loves being able to look out the windows and see what we see. Our car rides have also become a non stop talking ride for her. She just loves joining in on our conversations!

It is such a joy being her mommy and I love watching her grow and learn and discover new things. Happy 18 Months SadieBug!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A little 411


Today I am linking up with Becky over at FromMRS.to.Mama for a little info about me. Head on over to her blog, link up and share some info about you!

1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?
    I've been blogging for almost two years. I started blogging to use it as a way to share memories that we make as a family. Honestly, I don't think my blog has changed that much. I am hit and miss with blogging but I would love to be a better blogger.

2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?
    I went to two different junior colleges because of a moving situation and studied Child Development, in which I have my Teacher's Permit in order to teach preschool (I taught preschool for 4 years). I then went to a private junior college and received my Associate Degree in Medical Assisting.

3. Where have you traveled?
    I live in California and have visited a lot of places up and down California and I have also traveled to Oregon twice but that's about all the places I have been. I would love to travel more and visit other countries, especially Australia!

4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
    I would probably buy by dream house. It would be great to own a home and not have to make a monthly payment.

5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?
    1. Water all over the bathroom floor after someone gets out of the shower.
    2. When you're in the middle of explaining something and then someone comes into the conversation and wants you to explain the story all over again.
    3. Not rinsing of your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher after being informed that you need to rinse the dishes off first.

6. What is your favorite movie?
    My all time favorite movie is Speed. For some reason I just love that movie and can pretty much quote the entire movie!! The Sandlot and Twister are also up there as my favorites.

7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?
    I don't drink alcohol. Water is my preferred drink. You will always see me with a water in my hand but when I'm wanting something with a little more flavor I usually choose tea or juice.

8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
    I love to enjoy a good book or relax in a bubble bath. Sometimes I just like to do absolutely nothing when  I have me time.

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
    Ok honestly, I would have to say Ross or Target because you can pretty much buy anything and everything you need at those stores.

10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.
      Hmmm this would be a driving situation. I was visiting my mom at her work and I decided to park in the spot right by the curb and another car. I pulled in the spot but too close to the curb so I tried backing out and fixing my parking job. I got stuck!! For the life of me I couldn't get my truck to move or go how I wanted it go. People were starting to stop and watch me by then and my sister, who was with me in the car, thought it was funny. Finally this nice guy came up and asked if I needed help. It was so embarrassing but I said yes and he moved my truck for me. Let's just say that I'm cautious when I park by curbs now.

11. What day would you love to relive again?
     My wedding day for sure!! Getting to marry my hubby all over again!! Or the day my daughter was born, not that I would really want to relive the labor but that moment when she was born and your life takes on a whole new meaning.

12. If your life was turned into a movie... what actor would play you?
      Jennifer Aniston......just cause I love her!!

photo via: http://invazion.wordpress.com/tag/jennifer-aniston/

13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?
     I did a lot of baby-sitting in high school. My first real job was the summer after i graduated high school. I worked at an elementary school on the daycare staff. I worked morning daycare, lunch staff and afternoon daycare. During the summers, they put on a daycamp and I worked for that as well. I loved that job!! When I moved, I landed a job at another after school program. I then started teaching preschool and did that for 4 years, with an externship at a doctor's office while I was going to school for Medical Assisting. I am now a stay at home mom.

14. Show us a picture from high school or college.
 This was taken sometime during my college years......

15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
     Australia. I have always wanted to visit there!!

16. Show us the most current picture of you or you, or your family, or anything of meaning to you.

17. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?
       I see myself with another kid, probably still a stay at home mom, and just enjoying life with my family.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Wow!! It has been quite awhile since I've blogged! Not sure why I haven't posted, maybe just being lazy but we have also been busy the last month or so. Corey has been preaching a lot so we have been traveling on the weekends.

There's not much new stuff going around here. I'm still without a car and we finally sold/junked our car. Now for a new one!!

Sadie is growing like crazy and is so smart. She knows so many words and is such a talker. She talks all the time!! We are working on learning colors (she can identify blue and yellow), learning our ABC's and she can count to 3. She is so funny!! She repeats every word I say and surprises me with words I didn't even know she knew. She loves to help, she is always helping me with the laundry, making my bed, sweeping, dishes and vacumning. She has such a sweet little heart. We have been spending time in the pool and she just loves it!! Such a water baby!!

I'll leave you with a few pics from the past couple of weeks:

Photo: Spent some time in the pool, now enjoying a treat of ice cream :) http://instagr.am/p/My-14WwBzN/
Enjoying some ice cream after the pool

Photo: Happy 4th of July! http://instagr.am/p/MrrS-CQBxy/
Fourth of July!!
Photo: Daredevil ;) http://instagr.am/p/Md7HrlQB_S/
Photo: Enjoying some time by the pool :) http://instagr.am/p/MRqd64wB4D/
She wasn't as cold as she looks...the water in the pool was heated!
Photo: My loves <3 http://instagr.am/p/L8RVmKwBw_/
Feeding the ducks
Photo: She could care less about the picture haha :) http://instagr.am/p/LiskQ-wB64/
Me and my love bug!!