Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Jewelry Giveaway Time!!!

Alright, I am ready to do another giveaway of a Love My Baby Necklace of your choice! Just leave a comment and I will do a random drawing on March 1st or 2nd! I posted a couple of pics of some new necklaces I have done...

I made this necklace for my little 4 year old niece Abby and loved it so much I thought I could do this for adult women too! Fine silver heart stamped with the initial of your choice accented with two garnets on a sterling silver chain. If you want this for a little girl I can do 12" or 14" sterling silver chains - for adults 16" or 18". If you aren't a "heart" person I can do other shapes instead of the heart (circle, oval, or square). $25
I call this the "Family Jewels" necklace. This one is mine it has a C for me, M for Michael, and a W for Will with a sterling silver corrugated bead. These charms are smaller than the other charms I do, they are around a 1/4 inch in size. $35
I love this necklace and am going to have a hard time parting with it. A friend from college contacted me to see if I would donate some jewelry to a silent auction - so I did a Love My Baby Necklace gift certificate and wanted to do a fun chunky bead necklace! It is made up of my new favorite stone Kyanite (it has the coolest colors in it blue, black, gray), jet faceted glass beads, and large link sterling silver hammered chain. This isn't for sale but can be recreated if you like it or we can use some different stones...

This is also one of my new favorite stones...labrodite. Once again very cool colors in the stone that go with everything, grays, blue, green, almost irridecent. The labrodite briolettes hang from hammered sterling silver loops on sterling silver earwires...$16
Be sure to enter the drawing...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A Visit From Grandi and More Snow...

My mom came to visit this week and of course I didn't take near enough pictures! That always seems to happen!!! Oh well we did get some cute ones in the snow. Yes more snow...pretty, but overrated. I have officially decided I am a warm weather girl (only a few more months before we move! Yea!). I guess the cold isn't that bad, but the snow, the dampness, the gray sky (except for these pics), the slush, the ice to slip on and bust your booty...shall I go on? I won't because I think you get the picture I am painting here!

We had fun with my mom. The weather was really bad so we didn't get out as much as we would have liked, but we still had a good time. Will was spoiled rotten and so were Michael and I! I didn't have to give one bath, read one bedtime story, sing one song, fix one meal - not that I don't enjoy these things, I love being a mom - but it sure was nice to have a little break! Of course Will loved the extra person paying him SOOOOOOO much attention! He sure loves his Grandi, he will miss her this week. Thanks for coming to see us Grandi! We missed you Grandad, but will see you soon!!!!

These pics aren't in order. I am too lazy to organize them tonight and there are a bunch of them....

Will loves riding in his car...even in the snow. We take it to the mall now for short shopping trips instead of a stroller :) It is kind of loud and obnoxious, but whatever works right???
Will in his snow suit! He LOVED playing in the snow!
Will and Grandi. Shortly after this shot Will managed to knock Grandi down in the snow!
Will and daddy walking in the snow (which had a layer of ice on top of the snow so it sounded like glass breaking with every step).
Will REALLY wanted to check out the frozen pond! Yes I am in pajama pants...I really need some cold weather gear!
Family photo in the snow!
Grandi reading to Will. I bet she read him a 100 stories while she was here - Will loved it! He brings us books to read, it's so cute.
Will in his new snow bibs!

so overrated...but very pretty, I know.
Oh no more snow!
I just think he looks SO cute in these snow bibs. I don't think he knows what to think about them!
Checkin' out my ride...

Snow is yummy...

Monday, February 18, 2008

15 Month Stats...

Will went for his 15 month checkup today. I am glad it was already scheduled since he woke up at 3 am with a fever of 105!!!! Double ear infection and neon green snot...fun. Poor thing, I guess we know why he has been waking up in the night like he has. I feel bad now for letting him "cry it out." You know he never pulled on his ear or did any of those things you think a child would do if they had an earache. So anyway, back to the stats. He weighed in at 29 lbs. 2 oz. and 32" tall! By the way, he really does not like going to the doctor. He is such an easy going kid, rarely meets a stranger, but the minute we walked in the examining room he started crying - and didn't stop...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

How do you like my homemade cupcakes??? Just kidding. Everytime I go to Whole Foods I stroll by the bakery and look at these little creations....Just waiting for an occasion to buy them. Do you know how hard it is to let them sit on the counter until Michael gets home???? Actually right after I took this pic - I dropped the bird one and destroyed their beaks and eyes....guess I have to eat that one! I'll let you know how they taste!

Another tid-bit, I am sitting here listening to Will grit his teeth. He has been doing it a lot today. When I tell him to stop he laughs - like it's a game. Have any of your children done this? What did you do????

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More snow...

Another reminder we aren't in Jackson anymore - we actually need snow boots here!
Checkin' out the snow!

As you can see he couldn't get enough snow. Here he is trying to go back outside after he threw a big fit :)
More snow as you can see. Just a couple of inches, but enough to keep us in for the day. Which I have decided makes for a very long day... We have serious cabin fever around here. I am DYING to take Will to a park and let him run around outside! He loves being outside, but it is just TOO COLD, ugh.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

A must see...

I am starting parent/child swim lessons with Will this month. I was talking to Casey about it and she sent me this AMAZING video. If you have kids you HAVE to watch this! I can't believe they can teach 6 month old babies to do this! I hope Will will learn this in class....


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Growing so fast...

I found my shadow!

I took these pictures today and when I looked at them I wasn't looking at a baby anymore!!!! Will is growing so fast and doing something new everyday. He is so much fun. Trying at times, but nobody said being a parent is easy. Right now his favorite things to do are climbing the stairs, throwing things down the stairs (over the gate), throwing everything (overhand), playing with his trucks, messing with the blinds, running around and going where HE wants to go, reading books, getting in the refrigerator, and did I mention throwing things? He did have me in tears last night. It was storming and about 11:00. Michael and I were going to bed and Will wakes up. I go in there lay him back down, he pops back up...so okay maybe the lightening is scaring him. So I took him in our room to lay down until he fell back asleep. Didn't happen. Put him back in his bed he screams, throws bear-bear and his pacy out of the crib, go give it all back, lay him down. He doesn't want to lay down screams, try to rock him, didn't want to be rocked, wanted down. We go through the whole cycle again. Daddy comes in reads a few books, lays him down, he screams and pops back up....do you see where this is heading??? Well he did this one other time last week. He woke up around 12:45 and didn't fall back asleep (neither did we) until around 3:30...I attributed it to teething, a few sips of daddy's coke at dinner, and maybe getting sick. Didn't happen again, until last night. So I decided he just had to cry it out. Then I worried because I couldn't hear him, blah blah blah. Anyway, I was so frustrated and was really losing my patience and started crying (we have been so spoiled because he has always been a great sleeper). I don't think I have cried from that kind of frustration since he was a newborn. Michael comes in sees me crying and saves the day. Somehow Will decides he wanted daddy to rock him and he fell asleep around 1:30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So my theory is....he woke up and since I took him in our room and we talked to him etc. he got more awake and felt like he had just had a nice 4 hour nap. So he was ready to go!!!! Anyway, we are keeping our fingers crossed for tonight - hopefully it won't happen again,this week anyway. Have any of you experienced this and what did you do????????????

Friday, February 01, 2008

drum roll please...

Okay we have a winner or winners actually! SO many people commented so I decided to draw two names...this was SO fun! I think I may do this every month or two and maybe for different pieces or gift certificates for http://www.lovemybabyjewelry.com/. I said to Michael last night, "it will take me forever to write out all of these names for the drawing..." he said, "why don't you just write out numbers and do it that way..." Duh, what would I do without that man???;) So commentor numbers 14 and 28 you are the winners of a Love My Baby Necklace - which if I counted right is Michelle (lincoln) and Melody Duncun. SO drop me an email ckwjmw24@yahoo.com and let me know what you would like!

I also am doing a VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL by dropping the $5 shipping charge on each item. So the price you see on the website for the jewelry will be what you pay! I will do this from Feb. 1 - Feb. 9. I have also added a few new thingsso check it out!