Thursday, May 31, 2012

my current life

I think I have overwhelmed myself with projects this summer so that I can prepare for the new addition coming up here pretty quick. I feel like this pregnancy is flying by and that there is not enough time to get all the things that I want in order. Some things I have done;

Baby bedding, I have the polka dot skirt done and the bumper ties made!
Deep clean my house ( the nitty gritty deep cleaning that happens MAYBE once a year ) / make sure anything we need is bought and put away.
Paint the entire bathroom so all the paint matches. I did that last night and am feeling it today.
Bought all new bathroom stuff. Curtain, floor mat and towels. This is expensive and I am not doing it again anytime soon.
Wash ALL blankets in the house. Stored or not.
Re-painted a mirror for Jocey and Vivi's room.
Sorted through Jocelynn's room and toys.
Finally after almost 3 years of living here, planted a garden.

 Projects I am working on and will hopefully get done by August:

Vivian's bumper bedding.
Jocelynn and Vivian's matching sheets.
Jocelynn's new pillow cover.
Picking out the new crib and double dresser for the girls room.
Getting Vivian's blessing dress made ( more of a goal by the end of September )
Making Anna's curtains for her exciting new apartment!
Getting my Petunia Pickle Bottom bag, that my grandma paid half for! Thanks grandma :)
Make all new headbands for Vivian/ buy.
Finish me and Andrew's room!!!! ( this should be my first priority but I just love doing baby stuff )
Find a RED or GREEN Bumbo. (we ended up getting an aqua colored one)
Get a small blanket with Vivian's name embroidered on it.
Canvas prints of me and Andrew's sealing pictures.
2 Nice scrapbooks for baby books + 2 plate holders to put them on
Make Vivian a car seat cover, this time with NO velcro and only ribbon ties.
Make binkie clips
Dye Jocelynn's old bed sheets

I am sure there is more but, I think this may be all that my brain can handle right now.  If anyone know's an easy CHEAP way to make headbands or flowers OR know's somewhere where they are cheap enough to buy please please please comment. Same thing with the Bumbo. And the embroidered blanket. Oh and if you know where to get canvas prints! I figure if I can get all this done before baby it will be best. Especially since she will be born literally right before 3 major expensive/ time consuming holiday's.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jocelynn 29 months / 2 yrs. and 5 months

It has been a while since I have updated on little Jocey so here are some things going on.


  • Jocelynn is an excellent talker for her age. She is referring to herself as me, I and my now. No more Jocey wants or Jocey needs. The only time she uses her name is when she is referring to something that is hers, as in an item.
  • She also sings a plethora of songs and rhymes and thinks she are worth singing about.
  • She is very vocal when you ask her questions. S:  " Jocelynn it is time to clean up."  J: " Ummm.... OK!"  or " Jocey would you like some more dinner?" J: " No thank you"
  • Jocey is also very good at correcting her language when taught to her and does it almost immediately. Such as diction, pronouncing, identifying etc.


  • One day I was doing my usual routine while cleaning our house and Jocelynn decided that is was time she helped as well. So now every time I clean she is right by my side actually helping.
  • The other day Jocelynn had dumped her toys out by the T.V. and to my surprise when she was done playing she put all her toys away WITHOUT ME ASKING! Awesome.
  • In nursery she apparently is helpful and kind to the other kids. She also repeats other people when they are saying the prayer.


  • Jocelynn hates any intro to movies other than the Universal Studio's opening. She will hide every time with any other opening to a movie.
  • Jocey is now afraid of the vacuum . Weird. Only because she has never been afraid of it until now.
  • Jocey goes CRAZY when she finds out JoJo, Anna/ Rem, Tricia or Ogie are coming over. She also takes this opportunity to boss them around because they tend to give her whatever she wants, we're working on that.
  • Jocelynn is a CLEAN FREAK. My sister-in-law Nicia has witnessed this first hand. She HATES being dirty especially if  you do not help her right away. 
  • Jocelynn has crazy black lady hair! Seriously it is getting ridiculous to tame in the back.
  • Jocelynn makes everybody and her babies food all the time. She is really turning into a mini me and I really like it.
  • Jocey rubs my tummy and lifts up my shirt and gives her baby sister a kiss everyday. She does this on her own and is really trying to learn the baby's name

Well those are the main things. We really love and appreciate this cute little girl.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I want to be that person who always looks nice.
I want my kids to be the kids you want your kids around and not the ones who are always mean and you never know as the opposing parent what to do.
I want to be an amazing seamstress.
I want my husband and children to be proud of who I am.
I want my friends to know I am always there for them even though sometimes I can be flaky.
I want my extended family to know that I care for them deeply and wish the best for them even though I do not say it enough.

These are my goals. Hopefully not ones that are too far from my reach.