Friday, January 16, 2015

Five on Friday

(1) I'm hosting a Young Living Essential Oils 101 party at my house tomorrow!  I'm really excited to learn about this product! A friend of mine will be leading it and answering questions.

(2) I will be taking Madison to see Frozen on Ice this Summer. I bought tickets last weekend. She will have a ball, I'm sure and that one on one time will be nice since it's pretty rare.

(3) Alan is now coordinator over a volunteer event at our church. It comes 1 week per quarter and this is the week it's happening at our church. He's done a great job with it and I'm real proud of him. I went and helped a bit last night with it and it's great to see him hard at work. I know it fulfills a spot in him too. He's great at that kind of stuff.

(4) I finally got Madison's 2 year photobook ordered. I now need to work on her 3rd and 4th year and Riley's 1st year. I need to get busy! I use Mixbook and I love it! I love that I can customize everything in the book!

(5)The sun is finally out today! It's been gray all.week.long! It's amazing what the sun does for your mood, even if it's not warm out.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Playroom reveal

Sorry it's taken me so long to post pictures. We have been adding things here and there and I waited on some items from Ikea forever and then I finally cancelled it and bought replacements elsewhere. The room isn't completely done but for the most part, it's done and we all love it! I will try to link as much as I can but bear with me. It's a lot of stuff!

We kept going back and forth on the color. I was scared pink would make it look like a Pepto-Bismal bottle. We finally decided to just do it and decided to paint the place at the windows(on the left) the darker shade on the paint swatch. We love it. It looks great!
Art hanger, end table, cubby unit from IKEA (we bought 2) 
Slipcover from Amazon
Pillows from Target(discontinued)

I love these dry erase tags. I wanted to label the bins but needed something that I could switch out easily. I added numbers at the bottom to help Madison. So when I say "Go put your food back-Look for Number One" It teaches her her numbers and also what cubby is what and it makes it kind of fun for her to clean up.

Dry erase tags from Target

We left 4 cubbies open for books and games. If we ever add a bookshelf in the room, I will buy 4 more storage cubbies.

Table and chairs from IKEA
Chalkboard decal from GroopDealz
"Exploring" decal from Target

The items I cancelled were the 3 buckets to hang on the rail. These items got "lost" twice and IKEA was a pain in the rear to deal with. Long story short, I waited over 2 months for these items and ended up cancelling them and found these glass jars at Hobby Lobby. I don't like them as much but they work and they are smaller than the IKEA buckets which mean I can fit more on the rail. Moral of the story, never order from IKEA. Only shop in the store.

 Rail from IKEA
Glass containers from Hobby Lobby

Art from Hobby Lobby
Curtains from Walmart

Art from Hobby Lobby

 Pendant from Lowe's

I made this felt board by wrapping felt around a foam poster board and stapling it to the back.
I then attached it to the wall using 3M velcro strips.

The felt nursery rhymes are seperated by story in a binder.
The slips of paper have the rhyme on it.

The white table was a Christmas present. It has a huge drawer on the other side where we keep all of their "people". 
Madison loves PlayMobil so she mainly uses the table for that.
Train table from Toys R Us

 I could not keep this water table clean outside. So I converted it into a sensory table. It came with a slide to be used as part of the water table and it had holes under it, so I found some fun scrapbook paper and covered it up. I found some fun spangles and poured them in. Throw in some measuring cups, whisks and scoops and Madison really likes playing with it. Using it as "tea" or "coffee". It can be a mess sometimes so the bigger spangles work better.


Monday, January 12, 2015

First Birthday Fun

I posted on a local board on Facebook about places to go and someone recommended this playground that I thought would have been perfect for the girls. We needed somewhere Riley can crawl around and Madison would have fun too. Plus a mid-week trip to the mountains is always a plus. After picking up Madison from school, we met Alan and made our way. We stopped and ate lunch and got to the Mountain Play Lodge around 2:00.

 The toddler area

The bigger kids play area
The little houses on the left side are play houses that include a Fire Station, Salon, Doctor Office, etc.
The big castle had a slide in it and they all had accessories and dress up outfits and everything.

Racing Madison on the big slide

Taking a break

Getting a a mermaid, nonetheless.

Playing in the castle

Daddy attack

This girl had a blast


Happy Birthday to youuuuu
(To view video, click HERE)

We had a fun time. Both girls had a really good time and this place is close enough that we will try to get up there every few months or so. The day was really good!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy 1 year, Riley!


What a super fast year! I can't believe you are already a year old! You have completed our family in ways we didn't know we were missing. You are super easy going, laid back, happy, funny, beautiful and sweet! 

You love your sister with everything you have and it shows. You love playing with her and she loves playing with you, talking to you and making you laugh. I can't wait to see ya'll together when you start walking. That will be be a whole 'nother level of fun!


Loves giving everything kisses


 To see these videos, click HERE

Laughing over Rapunzel

She loves music!

Best toy ever!
Thank you for completing our family and for being our last baby. We couldn't have picked a better baby for us and sister for Madison. We all love you so very much and can't wait to see what the next year holds! Happy Birthday, sweet girl!