photo by Smilin' Down Photography

Monday, October 21, 2013

For the ones I love...

I'm raising money for a very important cause: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is an important organization to me because both of my grandparents suffered from blood cancers and as someone with Psoriasis I have an increased risk of developing Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

My family will be participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk. The goal of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to find better treatments and cures for blood cancers so patients can live better, longer lives.

If you would like to help me support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society you can make a tax-deductible contribution! Please use the link in this post to donate online quickly & securely. You will receive an email confirmation of your donation as soon as it is made. I thank you in advance for your support which will make a difference in the lives of thousands of patients battling blood cancers.
I really appreciate your generosity!!


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Saturday, September 22, 2012

2 Links Remain

We have been counting down the days and somehow in a blink of an eye, we are down to 2 days until baby brother arrives.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Brag A Little

Just a quick update

  • consistently spells her first and last name correctly.
  • can identify her first name in print.
  • can identify all the letters of the alphabet (even in a random order)
  • counts everything and can count to 29 (when she gets to 29, she says 29....20! She doesn't believe me that the next number is 30)
  • knows her birthday.
  • is obsessed with birthdays and always wants to know whose birthday is next.
  • will take her clothes to the laundry room.
  • will clean up her toys, but needs a lot of encouragement.
  • is always up by 6:30AM.
  • goes to bed between 7:00 - 8:00PM.
  • likes to look at books and understands that the letters on the pages make up words. (When I ask Sadie to read to me she says, "But I don't know the words!"
  • likes to help with laundry. (Sadie helps sort laundry, load the washing machine, and pushes the buttons on the washing machine.)
  • loves the Chipmunks and sings Vacation (all the time)
  • is a mover and a shaker.
  • can put her shoes on the correct feet.
  • likes to pick out her own clothes in the morning.
  • will not jump in the pool at swimming lessons or at her Grandparents' house.
  • loves to snuggle.
  • enjoys eating popcorn and watching movies. (At home or at a theater)
When I was looking at pictures today while working on her Shutterfly album, I was so surprised at how grown up she looks now versus last year. It is amazing the change in one short year.

Sadie will soon be a big sister and I think she will be fabulous! Her brother is one lucky baby to have her as a sister!

Picture from July 2012 - Lola the dog and Sadie

21 Links to Go

The countdown has begun. We have 21 links to go until baby boy Jones arrives. To help Sadie understand how long we have until her baby brother is born we have created a chain of links. Each link equals one day and every day we remove one link and talk about being one day closer to the birth of baby brother.

Photo Book

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Click here to create your own Shutterfly photo book.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

While on Vacation

So we have been on vacation for a week and I have only pulled out my camera one day! I am usually so much better at documenting our vacations and the fun that Sadie has with her cousins. But this time I just didn't do a great job. I still have a few more days so I will try to do better!

Sadie and I went to the Children's Museum with my dear college friend Stephanie and her daughter, LP. Sadie loved the museum and getting to play with LP. They had a blast and were not happy when it was time to leave.

Playing in the farm house.

The cow you could milk. Sadie was not interested in milking this cow.

Fun Slide

Hard at work.

Water Play

 At the end of a busy day, still smiling for some family and individual photos.

Sadie has had a great trip visiting with her family. She loved jumping on the trampoline with her cousins and having cousin M put make up on her.

The best times are the simple acts of friendship and kindness we share with each other.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sadie Sleeps in A Big Big Girl Bed

Sadie is currently sleeping away in a full size bed. I just can't believe that we are done with the crib/toddler bed. Over the weekend, Sadie picked out a great bedding set. The sheets are multi-colored polka dots and the comforter is multi-colored hearts. It is very cute. I'll try to take a picture soon. In the meantime, here is the bedding set as pictured on target.com.