Friday, November 30, 2012

November Happenings

Some snap shots from another month gone by.  These little things get me a lot of attention while we are out and about....Can capture a stranger with their smile so quickly!
We visited a random farm in hopes of a hey ride...not so much but led to a funny story.
More swapping to be done...except this time it included craft items, too!  Got a little Christmas shopping done!
Modeling a piece from the first swap!
Mommy out and about meant Daddy daughter dinner...with extra cheese!
Look who's loving the baby food!
My little mini me (Zo) with her controlling spirit likes to tell me where to go after I put her down to bed.    When I leave she shouts out the command of where she thinks I should go next (Ex: "Go in mommy's room!").  One night, when Beach tucked her in, she told him to "Go in the wiving room and sleep on the couch!"  I have no idea where this comes from, other than she loves to tell others what to do.  These little two better watch out!
8 and 9 months!
My little helper really enjoyed helping me make power balls....she was steady on licking the bowl for about 10 minutes!
I know....more pictures of Shiloh sleeping....I just can't get enough of that sweet face!  The most time we spend together seems to be while she is sleeping...I just really try to soak it up!
Sister Lauren was here and went with us on a beautiful day to the zoo.  
It was a treat for all of us!
Shiloh ended up stealing Lauren's hat and wearing it most of the was funny, so I kept it there.
I love her!
and theses series of pictures (I may or may not have acted like the paparazzi).
I like this picture, as it reminds me of the moment.  How life usually is.  Zoe being crazy, which at this time meant that she was not wanting to get her picture taken (not even for a bribe). Shiloh just hanging out and me looking a bit frazzled, mommy-like and odd.  
Shiloh really was a good I don't know what I would do without my beco!
I'm not such a fan though, of when I smile and show every one of my teeth and gums!  But sis and Shi are cute so I will suck up the embarrassment in this picture!
We got to spend some time with Beach's extended family for Thanksgiving. 
They are so warm to invite us into their family!  But I never seem to remember to take many pics.
Daddy's "GG" was there (great grandma), and Zoe was full of faces for the occasion.
 There is just something special about great grandmas.
And then later that day we hosted my family at our house....
Sister made an awesome dish and Beach, got some fun coffee treats!
Zoe enjoys not sitting in a high chair now...even got to eat from the china this year!  The "jelly" was her favorite by far - homemade cranberry sauce with wild orange essential was awesome if I do say so myself!
A full (in many ways) day...can I please just say again how I love living with an amazing barista!
I nice fall day led to a long walk downtown with friends. 
Did you even know Columbia had a Sally the Salamander find?  What?  I know it was fun and worth the adventure.
Zoe found her spot...they just dont' spell it the true Greek way.
 We had some fun rides....Zoe is almost big enough to ride her Harley. 
 Shiloh gives us a challenge in finding ways to get things done with another baby who loves to be held. 
I love SC weather, which throws in 70 degree temp days throughout the fall and winter.  We try to take advantage of them!
Our fall has been magnificent we celebrated by creating a pininterest canvas.  My little who doesn't care to get dirty did not mind this in the beginning and it turned out well.  I love creating with them and NEED to do more of it!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Let the fall festivities begin

So it has been awhile, life is busy.  And when I say busy I mean non-stop, somebody slow this train down so I can breath busy.  While the busy is important, it also is very hard.  Thus, yet another delayed post - this time about the month of October - in randome order because it's better then nothing. 

I've been feeling kinda down about myself, with the lack of time for self-care.  So I was really looking forward to a hair cut.
I get my hair cut less than once a year (I know - it just cost too much though!), and my hair dresser lead me to go ahead and chop 10 inches, so I could donate it again.  Might as well let someone get some use out of it.  Side note...he pointed out that I've been going to him for almost 20 years.  What???!!!  How did I get that old. 
At any rate I did feel a bit better to start of the fall season with a new doo. 
I love how much more Shiloh is able to interact now. This girl is so happy to be able to sit up by herself!  How she loves to look at that beautiful face. 
It is amazing living in such a beautiful place.  Sometimes I need to just stop and appreciate it more...trying to do so in all things.  Also, I really wish that a camera could capture what the human eye can see.  This was the huggest most amazingest (yes I just said that) sunset I had ever seen but my camera phone won't let you tell that.
Yep, fall means football and cheering on the Gamecoks.  A night with friends and this was the best pic we could get of them all together (and you can't even see Zoe back there).  
How I love this beautiful weather and playing with the girls outside!
(Zoe hates getting her picture taken right now and tries to make sure I can tell in every photo - that's my little charmer.)
We enjoyed the last movie day at the park for the year.
A swap is always in order....this time with the yummy addition of pumpkin bread!
And I came home with a loot myself....I mean I love this idea!
Since Shiloh is big enough to sit up now, the girls get the car grocery cart.  Yes, now I get to drive around this bus, trying not to hit anything, as if a screaming babe didn't bring me enough attention.  Later on during our first trip like this, Zoe bit Shiloh's hand (Shiloh did put it in her mouth) and she burst out crying.  When I picked up Shi to comfort her, Zoe started screaming that I had moved her.  Sigh...somehow Beach had managed not to be around at this moment and I wanted to cry and scream too.  
This is often the view I have at night before I pull Shi in her room. 
Guess who got sent their own first card.  Thanks Grandpa and are the best at these!
We get beautiful sunsets on our front porch and Zo enjoys pointing  them out.  
She liks to just sit and watch them. 
How cool is this pumpkin our friend made is the year of LOVELAND COFFEE for sure!
We had our own hand at carving a pumpkin this year!
Zo's favorite story right now...
It turned out pretty good for our first try...and Shi was a good sport to watch. 
But she did get a bit tired just we striped her down and let her get into some of the action.  I mean, really, I could eat her up!
This is an out take pic...I think it is so funny!  The pumpkin was so big that I had no idea it would be an issue to fit my huge 7 month in it!