March 29, 2012

Thursday Thoughts



1. I GOT AN IPHONE!
yeah buddy.
Husband came home and surprised me with a new phone.
Actually?
He thought he lost his, so he bought a new one.
Then...
His friend found his old phone in his car this week.
So what does that mean?
Mama got a new phone!!
I was definitely a blackberry girl and I'm sooo not used to the touch screen, but so far I love it!

I'm now on Instagram, so check me out and I'll add you too, of course!
Username: bmfritz
I'm still new to it and I only have two pics so far.
Whoops.
(yes, I'm a work in progress!)


2. The Husband also came home a few days ago with The Hunger Games book so I could be in the loop. I seriously have no idea what the movie/book is even about... I'm sooo not cool anymore! Apparently the  Husband agrees with me not being hip enough these days... buying me Iphones and Hunger Games books!
I'm not complaining though :)

3. VACATION!
We leave on Sunday for Phoenix, Arizona to visit the Husband's family.
I'm so excited.
And.
I haven't even began to pack.
Blah.

5. The TWINS!
We haven't seen these beauty queens in what seems like ages due to the sickies. Tori is in the hosptial right now, (prayers please!) so Bella's coming to stay with us for a few days! Can't wait to see her!


March 26, 2012

Weekend Randoms // + GREEN Photo Challenge


~We are going on vacation in less than a week!
We're packing up and heading to Arizona to see the husband's family for a few days!
My mother in law is so excited for us to enjoy the Arizona weather, but hello!!!
We basically have that weather here... in Iowa... in MARCH!
Craziness.
But we don't have the pools.
So I guess she wins :)
Anyway, we spent most of the weekend outside, of course.





~ The Husband tore down the hideous, old, sick, gross shrubs in our front yard on Saturday.
(He asked for these pics, not me. He wants to be the "star" of the blog :)

~We went and looked at "flowers" according to the girls.
Really, we just went to The Home Depot and a local gardening store.
They had a blast though!

~Carly made us laugh... alot.
As usual.


~The husband came home with a gift certificate for my new running shoes!
So Lidia and I had a date at the mall where she proceeded to say,
 "I NEED to ride that beautiful train Mommy"

So she did just that...

...and in the middle of the store, Lidia spotted something....
"Look at that gorgeous dress! That's MY dress mommy! Thank you so much for getting me that dress!"
Then she proceeded to do this... in the middle of the store...so she could put on the dress she wanted....

hmmmmmmmmph.


~The girls are obssessed with playing "baby" and they take turns being the baby and the mommy.
I just love watching them actually play together!

~ Carly went to the grocery store with me.
I usually try to avoid going places like that with her because she NEVER SITS STILL.
But.
Duty called :)
And.
We found this glorious cart that made our shopping trip pretty awesome.

 ~ and finally...
I decided to link up with The Paper Mama for one of her Photo Challenges for the first time.
This weeks' photo challenge is GREEN.
Most of the pictures in this post have green in them, but I decided to choose this picture.
I just LOVE IT.
And the crazy part?
It's not even from my DSLR camera.
Shhhh :)

(Also, she may or may not have gotten stuck in those plants.
And it may or may not have been one of the cutest/funniest things I've seen!)

March 22, 2012

Carly is 20 Months Old!

Yesterday, I was looking back at old blog posts from around the time Carly was born. I know moms say this all the time, but I honestly couldn't remember when they were that young. I don't remember what they were doing at that point and I definitely couldn't believe how young they looked! SOOOO after looking back, I've decided to start doing monthly posts on the girls again! They are just growing so fast and doing so many new things, that I want this to be the place that I can look back and remember them all. Ya know, since I don't keep up with a baby book and all!

Anyway, I thought I'd start off with a monthly post on the "baby" of the family because today Carly is 20 months old! REALLY?!?! I mean, yeah she is defnitely a toddler, but she's still my itty bitty baby, right?


Carlyboo, Sis, Chunk, Stinkyhead, Love of my life....This is what you 've been up to lately:
(nice nicknames, eh?)

-Sleeping:
We had some issues this past month with sleeping. You decided you love cuddle. It was very random because you hate cuddling! (But I love it!) So we had a few weeks where you fought bedtime so bad! But you've come back around, and lay down at night just fine! You go to bed around 830pm and wake up around 7:30 or 8am. You take one nap a day, usually around 1pm and sleep for about 2-3 hours.

(UPDATE! Matt read my post and had a little insight to tell Miss Carly... Enjoy :)
"Your mom didn't tell you the reason you stopped being a good sleeper... You figured out that if you threw up in your crib that your mom would take you out and couldn't put you back in until we washed everything. Your mom became obsessed with cuddling with you and would take you out for any reason she could think of, you throwing your milk was her favorite excuse. Now we've finally let you cry for an hour for a few nights and you go to sleep like a good girl again. :-) 

-Eating: YOU EAT EVERYTHING! You are an amazing eater, and there is nothing you won't try! Of course, you have days where you won't eat a ton, but for the most part, you do great. Your favorite foods are spaghetti, chicken nuggets, fries, poptarts, eggs, mac n cheese, hotdogs, milk, popsicles, and if you are really lucky... Donuts! You are ALWAYS asking for donuts! Silly girl.


(and no, she doesn't always eat sweets:)

Favorite Toys: baby dolls, balls, anything your sissy has... you want!

Favorite Activities: hands down... being outside. You LOVE to slide, but HATE to swing. You love climbing anything and everything whether it be at the park, on our couch, the beds, etc.


Clothing: 18 months -24 months/2T.

Stats: about 60 percent for height, weight, and head circumference. You've always been right in the middle/average percent for your cute little gymnastic body!

Words: Well since your vocabulary has taken off like a weed, I'll just name a few of your favorite sayings:
"back to work?" (when I drop them off at school, they always say this)
"I don't want to!"
"Ew! yuck! that stinky!"
"I yuv you" (I love you)
"No bailey! No!" (our dog is Bailey ha!)
"What doing?"
and so much more. I honestly can't believe how much this girl talks for 20 months old! I thought after Lidia, Carly would be the quiet one! I guess not.... :)


What else have you been up to???
-You can recite your ABC's. No joke. My baby can recite the ABC's better than Lidia. Ok, maybe not BETTER than Lidia, but definitely more often.

-Speaking of, you are our little singer. You are ALWAYS singing something. A few songs you know are; Twinkle Twinkle, The Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Baby Bumblebee, and many more.

-You are completely off the bottle!
(I know I mentioned a little after her 1st birthday that she was OBSESSED with her bottle, but at 18 months we took it away cold turkey and never looked back. She did great!)


-You've never ever taken a pacifier, so we don't have to worry about taking that away like we did with Miss Lidia.

-You are an amazing jumper. I know that's weird to say, but you can jump with both feet up in the air instead of just one. Lidia couldn't do that until a few months ago!

-When you make your "evil face" I die. Seriously, you put your head down, and then looks up with this glare. It.Is.So.Stinking.Funny. That's when I know you are really mad! Well besides when you hit, kick, push, and throw a full blown fit. These tantrums are new... oh the joys of having toddlers!

-You call every color PINK!

-You can count to ten... with help. Usually it's just to three on your own. We are working on it!


-You and Lidia have "wrestling matches" all the time. You usually win :)

-You take your diaper off any chance you can.

-You love to color and play with Play-Doh.

-You just recently became interested in watching shows. The only shows you will sit down and watch for more than 2 seconds are: Dora, Clifford, and Calliou. And that is usually only in the morning when you are waking up or right before bedtime. Otherwise, you are always on the go!

ANOTHER MATT UPDATE TO OUR SIS! hehe gotta love him :)
"You also, literally, run every where you go. If it's to get a toy or to find your sister, you are sprinting at full speed."

Carly,
It's pretty obvious that I love you to the moon, stars, planets, and back again. You are so sweet and so fiesty at the same time. Your bright blue eyes, hippy baby hair, and gymnast body are so beautiful. Your smile, laugh, sassiness, and happiness is amazing. I love you baby girl!
-Mommy

March 21, 2012

To Whom it May Concern + {Giveaway Winner!}


To Whom it May Corncern OR to Self at the gym:

To Whom it May Concern OR to every parent who has a daughter:

To Whom it May Concern AKA EVERYONE!

To Whom it May Concern OR my thirteen year old "embarrassed by everything" sister

To Whom it May Concern OR every mother. everywhere. Forever and ever AMEN!

To: My babes.

and finally....
Dear Self, You deserve these shoes....

So you can work your butt off and look hot in a number like this....

and just because they are so stinkin' cute....
You also deserve these!

Andddd... The ThirtyOne Giveaway winner is....

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