Saturday, July 27, 2013

georgia's new bed

We transitioned Georgia into a bed not too long ago and it has gone pretty well. She was a terrible crib sleeper. I probably didn't sleep train her like I should have, but an hour of solid screaming is the most I could handle so for 5-6 months she was in the bed with us every night (I know, don't judge please:). I really needed her out of our bed so we decided to go ahead and get her a big girl bed and thankfully she has done great. There have been a few nights where she has come to our room, but I walked her right back to her room and a few nights where I have squeezed in her bed, but for the most part it has gone well. It is a little strange when she walks in our room in the morning and says, ' mommy, downstairs now'. She loves her room and bed though. Luckily I was able to find bedding that matched the current grey and coral/pink in her room. I found the buffalo check bedding at Ikea.The only thing in her room I changed was the bedding. I'll add things along the way that are less 'baby' and more 'little girl Georgia', but for now I don't plan to change anything else. Here are a few pictures of her sweet little bed without the bed rail that is usually up. Please pretend that the sheets and bedskirt have been freshly ironed.

I was taking pictures and then someone spotted the flowers and had to check them out. 

...And one walked away.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

happy 2nd

Happy 2nd Birthday Georgia. Your second year has been full of many memories and even more laughter and fun. You are the sweetest little girl who never wants any baby to be without his or her paci or mommy, you always want to kiss everyone's boo boos and make them better, you love to dance and sing, read books, play the piano, color, blow bubbles, play with your babies and change their diapers, wear mommy and daddy's shoes, swim, play in the bathtub, snuggle in the morning and blow kisses. You have taught me a lot about patience and focusing on what's really important in life - not everything has to be perfect and it won't be. Your smile and giggles melt my heart. I love you more than you know. We have many fun adventures ahead of us! 

Georgia phrases:
'Hold you me' - will you hold me
'No want some' - I don't want any
'Want some' - I want some
'Sicle' - popsicle
'my ipad' - play game on ipad
'Go park' - I want to go to the park
'Thank you welcome' - Thank you - she takes care of the 'your welcome' for you
'Chocolate milk' - I want chocolate milk
'Sit down here' - play with me
'I show you' - I want to show you something
'Nakey' - I'm naked (by I'm, I mean she is:)

In My Arms by Corrinne May

You are all I’ve dreamed of
Everything I’ve longed for
Little babe, so beautiful
Cradled in my arms

My heart was made to love you
My voice, a song to soothe you
I will be your warm cocoon
You’re safe within my arms

Sleepy stars are blinking
So close your eyes my darling
We’ll play again in the morning
till then, rest in my arms

You close your eyes in slumber
My world slows down to a whisper
Nothing else could matter
When you are in my arms

For now just let me linger
Your hand wrapped round my finger
My heart is filled with wonder
Your world within my arms

Every passing hour
You blossom like a flower
A few short years
to hold you tight
every moment God provides

Someday you’ll be a mother
And cradle your own daughter
Perhaps then you’ll remember
When you were in my arms
I loved you in my arms

Saturday, July 20, 2013

it was sweet

We celebrated Georgia's second birthday this morning. I decided to keep things pretty simple this year so we had a sweet, small breakfast with family at our house to celebrate Georgia. We enjoyed waffles with berry toppings, eggs, sausage, bacon and mini smoothies. I made a cake from scratch too, which I may never do again! The actual cake part turned out fine, but the homemade icing was a disaster. I quickly scraped it all off and ran to the store to buy icing. Note to self, I am not a baker. The party was fun! Georgia had a blast and has enjoyed playing with all of her gifts today, especially her new tricycle and slide. Here are some pictures from her party. 

I still can't believe she is two...

She's now prepared for all the rain we've been having. Maybe this will jinx it?!?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


 Whenever I hear the word CANNONBALL my mind immediately goes to the 'pool scene' in The Sandlot. It is such a great movie isn't it?! If you've never seen it, you need to add it to your list of movies to see.

I've been keeping my eyes open for a bed for Georgia and spotted an American classic cannonball bed on craigslist for $45 and I had to have it. The twin bed is perfect for Georgia. The original color of the bed frame was honey. I wanted to love the color and leave it as it was, but it didn't go well with Georgia's bedding so we painted it. I'm pleased with how it turned out. Here are two pictures of just the headboard. I will share more pictures of the bed once we get everything set up in her room. 

Here are some other beautiful cannonball beds. I love the two at the bottom from Ethan Allen. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

looking back and linking up

I've been looking back thru some of our photos over the past week. Georgia turns 2 this week and I can hardly believe it. Some of the photos I was looking thru were pictures of her nursery. We just recently, as of a few weeks ago, switched Georgia over to a big girl bed and said goodbye to the crib. It makes me sad. She's just growing up so fast. Her room basically looks the same other than her new bed and bedding. We are still working on a few final things for the room (painting her bed, having pillows made, etc...). I hope to share some pictures soon though. I'm linking up to Emily Clark's blog today and taking one look back at Georgia's nursery. Emily is having a Kids' Spaces link up party. You should hop on over and get some inspiration from her fabulous blog as well as other readers that are participating. You also have a chance to win a $500 pottery barn kids giveaway! 

Georgia's nursery

Sunday, July 7, 2013

almost 2

I can't believe that Georgia will be 2 in a few short weeks. Our July is busy so I decided to take her to a spot down the street from our house a couple days ago to capture some pictures of her. What a fun stage she is at. Yes, she throw tantrums and some days are challenging, but she is a joy and is such a sweet, smart and funny little girl. Here are a few images I captured that day. I think they really show her personality.