Friday, September 28, 2012

Hello, strangers!
No, I didn't fall off the face of the planet. We've just been busy living life! To illustrate this point, I have successfully figured out how to upload my billion iPhone pictures to my computer (you think I would know how to do this by now) and wanted to share a few of them with you all.
I'm MUCH better at Instagram these days. MUCH. Most of my pics are of Parker Reed, but really, can you blame me? He is SO stinkin' cute.

A recap of our week in Instagram pictures (from left to right, top to bottom):

1. My baby is adorable in his monkey hat at a home football game. Go Westerners!
2. Lunch at school with dad. We do this often so that Bryan and Parker can get in some time together.
3. Ha, okay I made a "Coach's Kid" onesie for the first football game. Parker was ENTHRALLED with everything about the experience. He is his father's son.
4. More football. We do lots of football in our family.
5. After our trip to the pumpkin patch (no pictures) I got crafty with our pumpkins. LOVE them.
6. Parker after a meal of cereal! YUP. He's eating big boy food. Or wearing it, whatever.
7. AND he's a complete pro at sitting up on his own! I find this hilariously cute. My little old man.
8. Mom had some fun in the dollar bin at Target. So Parker got some new ears. :)
9. We went to the South Plains fair as a family--accompanied by my mom and sister. Two Words: Fried S'mores.
10. Parker loved his first fair experience but was a little....overstimulated (to say the least).
11. My sister and I went to JAB fest. Texas country at its finest! Loved every minute.
12. I spent this week at LCU (our Alma Mater) doing floral arrangements for the events during Inauguration Week for our new President. It was good to see everyone! (I only managed to get one picture though.)
13. Aunt Julie was with us all week. And Mr. P looks great in a Rangers cap.
14. Parker the ghost. He is SUCH a blankie boy. It baffles me how much he loves it.
15. At Spanky's eating burgers and fried cheese. We found an ode to Parker.
16. Practicing the art of standing. Parker is a pro (as usual). my life is lots of baby, lots of football, lots of family. Lots of friends too, but I guess that's not apparent in my pics....I promise I have friends. I will work on that one. :)))

Anyways, if you want to see more of us, you can follow me on Instagram @katyleigh725.


Time to go, I can hear my sweet boy growling for me in his room. Nap time is over!

Have a wonderful weekend, friends.


Four Months!

Monday, September 10, 2012

My sweet, sweet, happy boy is FOUR months old! Time flies--way more so when you have a baby.
P.S. This post is two weeks late-- the pictures were taken on time, but what can I say, I'm a slacker at actually getting it up on the blog. Apologies.
Second P.S. This post was ridiculously long so I condensed it for everyone's sake. The long version is going in the baby book. :)
Length: 26.5" (97th percentile)
Weight: 16lbs 10oz (90th percentile)
Head Circumference: 17 inches (90th percentile)
  • You wear 3-6 month clothes and some 6-9 month clothes since you are so tall.
  • You have rolled over tummy to back several times this month!
  • You have rolled over back to tummy once.
  • You LAUGHED for the first time this month. Great belly laughs!
  • You started teething a bit this month. You suck your hands, drool a gallon a day, and have two little buds for your bottom center teeth. You're still not too bothered by it though, which is good.
  • You still nurse very fast! You eat 5 times a day right now and take about 8 ounces at each feeding (I think).
  • Your record for sleep so far is 11 hours! I was shocked the first time you did this, and actually had to wake you up, so I know you could have slept longer. Most nights though, you go to bed at 10pm and wake up at 8am. So you sleep 10 hours pretty consistently with 3-4 two hour naps during the day. You like to sleep :). Maybe that's why you're so happy!
  • You growl when you are upset. You very rarely ever cry, but you will growl or grunt when you are tired, hungry, or frustrated at something. It's really funny and strangers always think you are pooping. ;)
  • You love hearing funny sounds and you love to see other people laugh. You've gotten to where you are pretty good at imitating them too!
  • You are SUCH a ham and love the camera now. You definitely know when to smile!
  • You like to flirt. I don't know how I feel about this :)
  • You love to burrow into my chest when you are tired and also do that when you are feeling bashful. I think it's pretty adorable.
  • You are really liking touch and feel books these days since you can reach out and touch them.
  • You love people. No one is a stranger. Everyone gets a smile. And I love that about you :).
  • You still do not like to be off of your schedule.
  • You traveled most of this month. And you were a travel champ! You went to Denver, Monroe (LA), then drove through Missippi and Alabama to get to Altanta, then drove back to Monroe, then drove to Lufkin (TX), then drove to Houston to fly to Lubbock. Yes. Exhausting. But SO fun :). We LOVE our family!!!

Have an awesome Monday. I will be here drowning in the large amount of laundry that needs to be done :).

Paint Projects and Giveaway Winner!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hey hey! I know I said I would announce the winner of the Stella & Dot giveaway yesterday, but what can I say, life happened and I just didn't have time to sit down and write a post. My sister and mom just left after spending a fun Labor Day weekend with us. They were supposed to leave yesterday, but their car broke down at the beginning of the trip--which was actually a great thing because it meant that we got an extra day together! Turning lemons into lemonade.
Anyway....this is what our house looks like right now....
Notice anything different?? I decided I was tired of living in a "Peach Crayon" and that it was time for a change. It's amazing what being in your house all day everyday will make you see. We went with the Valspar match of Benjamin Moore's Camoflage--a very light gray-green color that I saw on Centsational Girl.
My whole house is now officially a shade of gray, green, or blue. And I like it. We still aren't done, but I'm hoping we'll knock the rest of this project out tonight. Right now though, the house is a mess and I don't even care.
I'm really great at making my home a constant contruction zone.
Also....I'm thinking of painting the cabinets. Yes. I know. I can already hear the gasps--What??? Pretty white cabinets?! Why on earth would you change them?? Well, because I live in Lubbock. And it's dusty and dirty and I am NO good at keeping them clean (I promise they look much cleaner in the pictures than they actually are). What do you think?? Suggestions? I like the white more now that we have the new color on the walls, but I'm still tempted to change it. I was thinking two-toned...dark on the bottom, light on top.
Now onto the fun! First, I want to thank you all for participating in the Stella & Dot trunk show and giveaway last month! I did the drawing via and our luck winner of the stunning Leona necklace is...
Brittany Fullwood!!
Congrats, friend! Catelyn Penick, the stylist for our trunk show will be contacting you to receive your necklace.
Have a wonderful, wonderful week, everyone!