Monday, April 16, 2012

Amazing love

Tonight when it was Miss E's bed time, we sat on the bed and had a real conversation. We talked for probably a good 45 minutes about everything from how the Easter Bunny had left her a basket at our house & Grammie's house to how much she loves dance to what she wants to be when she grows up. That's right, my 27 month old told me tonight that she wants to be a doctor. I have no idea where that came from, but I love it. I love everything about her and that is no exaggeration. I am so unbelievably blessed to be this awesome little girl's momma. I never imagined that I could unconditionally love someone with all of my existence. 

I wish I could freeze time and keep her this age. Don't get me wrong, I love watching her grow and I look forward to seeing who she becomes. But there is something so special about toddlers. They are so pure hearted and innocent. She looks at the world and everything around her and see's nothing but good. When she see's someone, she doesn't see color or race or sex, she just see's a person that could potentially be a friend or someone to play with. She loves unconditionally as well. She doesn't care what anyone looks like, how much they weight, what their hair color is, etc. There is no hate in her heart, just pure innocence. I envy that in her and want her to hold on to that forever. I would love to see the world through her eyes for just a day. 

Having her has really changed me a lot. I don't look at things the way I used to and I have become a lot more tolerant of things because that's how I want her to be. I want her to be a good person.  A non judgmental woman of God. I want her to be accepting and caring. I have such high hopes for her and I pray for her every night. 

I am so proud of that little girl and the person that she is becoming. No, she hasn't had to overcome any hurtles such as a language or developmental delay, but that doesn't make me any less proud of who she is and what she accomplishes every day. She works hard and is so smart. I can't wait to see what awesome things that God has in store for her. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I don't really have too much to update. We are still working on the front yard, but it is really close to being done. We are seriously going to have a HUGE yard, which is what I've wanted for a really long time. I want a place where we can run & play with Miss E & our future kids & that is what we are finally going to have. We are going to have a swing set and a garden with a cute little turquoise mini picket fence around it. I am really excited, I can't wait to see the final product. 

We finally got Miss E's loft bed/playhouse in her room, so today I rearranged her room around it. It is really cool & Miss E just loves her little house. We aren't quite finished with it, we still have to add the shutters and stairs and some other cosmetic things, but I'm really impressed with how it turned out.

It is going to look amazing when it is really finished. I told Miss E that this is extra special because her daddy hand built this specially just for her & now she tells everyone that she has a house that her daddy made just for her. It is really cute and she just loves spending time in there. Oh and you better not leave the door open bc she will tell you real quick that the door HAS to stay closed. I raised her well!

I am in an organizing, cleaning mood today, so that is what got her room done. I love being in these moods! I love really getting into something and getting it done. I think I'm going to attempt to move some furniture back into our bedroom today(it's still in our dining room & kitchen). We aren't moving everything back in there, but I would like what is going back in there, to be in there. I might try to move the desk and tv stand downstairs, we will see on that one.

I was thinking of having a little get together when all the renovations are done, a way to say thank you to the one's who have helped us and been here through out this stressful process and as a way to say screw you to the one's who have disappeared and haven't been around, not even a text message or anything. I'm still toying with the idea, the last time we had a party here, I said I would never have another party here. If we do, it will be a no alcohol thing(we don't believe in drinking around Miss E or any kids, well we don't drink at all anymore). I guess that's another thing we will have to wait and see about.

Monday, April 2, 2012


We have had an extremely busy weekend. Miss E spent Sat-today at her Grammie's house, so we had time to get stuff done. Saturday I painted our bedroom (finally!) and it looks awesome! I was afraid of how the color blue was going to turn out on our accent wall & turns out, it is perfect. I'm so in love with how it is coming together. While I painted, Brandon worked on Miss E's loft bed/playhouse. Sunday, we both worked on her bed, I got all the pink & white parts painted, so today I'm going to paint all the purple parts. Then when Brandon gets home tomorrow night we can finally get it in her room and get it put together! I am SO excited since this has been in works since January. We still have to get the crack in her wall fixed from the tornado, and then I can finally get her room back together. 

Once her bed gets done, our next project is our bed. We have decided not to put it on the old frame & posts since it is so high. We took it down when Miss E was born for safety reasons and decided we want to keep it low to the ground(but not on the floor like it is now) to keep it safe for Miss E & any other future kiddos we have. So Brandon is going to build us a platform bed & a headboard. Oh and matching nightstands as well. I'm very excited about how our room is going to come together.

We should be finished clearing the trees in the front yard this week. Then we can start the grading work and hopefully get sod down within the next month. Then we have to start the back yard. We just have to take it one day at a time, as frustrating as that may be sometimes. 

Miss E is doing awesome. She decided to go ahead and have another growth spurt, so now she is in 3T/4T shirts (she has some 4/5 that fit as well) and went straight into a 7.5 shoe. I can't keep up with her growth spurts & it gets expensive quick! 

Right now, life is good, just busy, but I'm enjoying all the progress we are making!