Tuesday, March 27, 2012

sticking to the point.

My mind has been busy lately so I am going to stick straight to the point today, bullet points that is:

-- The countdown to Scarlett's 2nd birthday is on! T-minus 10 days. I cannot even wrap my mind around the fact that my baby is going to be two, so I will go on. I am so excited about her party plans. We are going to be at the beach (again, I know!). One of the consolations to your husband being in school forever is -- SPRING BREAK! Holla! In keeping with the beach theme, her party is all about mermaids. I will be sure to post details from our celebration, but for now I am loving these little mer-people I got off etsy that will be our cupcake toppers:

-- Before Scarlett was born I always painted my nails. I just love the look of painted nails! That fell by the wayside very quickly after the reality of motherhood kicked in. But, just recently I have gotten my nail file back out and have been painting my nails. It is just a little something I sit down and do for myself. No big deal. Well, the other day I found what I believe will be 'one of my all-time favorite colors' and wanted to share it with y'all: 
OPI -- Most Honorable Red

-- I have said this before on here, but it is really important to me to teach Scarlett that it is fun to work and cook in the kitchen. That is something that my mom taught us and I want to try to do the same. One of my tasks in the kitchen at my parents' house growing up was putting away the silverware. I actually fell in love with this task because I thought it was fun to pretend I was the cashier at the grocery sorting the cash and coins. ha! Anyway, just yesterday I taught SJ how to put away the silverware. She picked up on it like a champ! Go girl. 

But then just this morning, when the dishwasher was already unloaded, she saw it necessary to re-organize. In an effort not to stifle her imagination, I let her go to work. I don't know if you can tell from this picture, but my silverware drawer is now in utter disarray ;)

-- Scarlett has become quite the little bookworm. She totally gets that from her Daddy. I am embarrassed to say I am not a big reader. 

As you may have heard in the video, she already has a favorite author -- Jane O'Connor who has written the darling Fancy Nancy series. 
We totally recommend the Fancy Nancy series... Nancy keeps Mitch and I in stitches, most days. When we read about her fancy ways going on 253 times a day, not so much. 

-- My final point, as we prepare to celebrate Easter... the greatest day EVER... when Jesus overcame the grave for YOU and me.... I want to remind you (as I am reminding myself today): No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 
How exciting is that? Be blessed today by those words alone. 

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  1. Look at the little worker bee! She seems so grown up. Where has the past 2 years gone?

  2. That's so sweet that you are teaching her to work in the kitchen. And how cute that you used to imagine it was a cash register!! I've never read Fancy Nancy. I'll have to check them out!!