Monday, September 22, 2014

Heartbreak to pure joy in 30 minutes

My mom and I went to the Just Between Friends sale this weekend. We  went in with a plan to buy just a few things for fall, and a few things for winter. I don't want to end up with too many clothes that Sweet Pea doesn't get to wear. First world problems, am I right? Anyway, that was the plan... but they had so many cute things there! 

We got her Christmas dress, for $10! Most everything we got was either red, or pink. Except for two or three items, which were white. And they're all adorable, I can't wait for it to cool off so I can start dressing her up in this stuff lol 

We wash everything used that comes into the house, because you never know. Besides, one of the outfits smelled like cheese. So I threw everything in the wash, straight away. Can you see where I'm going with this? 

I pulled the wash from the machine, and out came my favorite off white sweater, with little pumpkins and bunnies, and red splotches?? Well shit! I was heart broken. I forgot about it when I threw it all in the wash. My mom read to do a vinegar soak.....it didn't work. What were we going to do? It was only $5, but I loved it! 

I threw the rest in the dryer. While the rest was drying, the sweater was still soaking. Mister grilled up some burgers and dogs and we ate. 

I went through all the clothes again, reminiscing about our awesome finds, when I saw it. Another shirt ruined. This time set in by being dried. I took it out to Mister, practically in tears for being so foolish. He took the shirt, and said he could fix it. Boy was he right!



He dyed them both!! They're still wet in these pictures, but aren't they just perfect? I think I love the sweater even more now! I wish I wad gotten before shots, but oh well. Oh! I just love them!!



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

I have a toddler

Sweet Pea has grown and changed so much. I know I say that all the time, but it's always true. She's a toddler now. I will always see her as my little baby, but she's a tot for sure. 

She has a mind of her own, is a spirited child and isn't afraid to tell us how it is. 

We went to the park a couple of times last week to get some pictures of her, because we had been neglectful in that department all month. We were letting her run around in the grassy area, to burn of some energy. By the time it was time to leave, the meltdown that was thrown our way was outrageous! Arching of the back, kicking of the legs. The whole nine yards. 

Sweet Pea can now say about 10 words, give or take a word. She doesn't say them in context really. Except "no". She's got that one down. And sometimes "Ow", like when she pinches us, or pulls my hair. Then she'll say "ow. Yes baby, ow. -_- 

Even on trying days, at the end of the day, when we snuggle up together in bed, my heart fills with joy. I'm so lucky to be her mama. Seeing her grow and explore everyday is so exciting. Exhausting. But thrilling, none the less.