I was getting ready today listening to music just like I always do and a Taylor Swift song came on. I completely lost it; the funny thing is I put this song on replay, needless to say I have been crying all morning.
I have the best family in the whole word. And more specifically MY MOM and DAD ROCK!!
You can watch the video if you want, but be warned...
Yesterday our little fam went with our neighbors to Grand Haven, a coastal city here in Michigan. It was AWESOME. The weather was not wonderful, but I think that there were less people on the beach because of the weather. We will take what we can get when Chris is able to put down the books for an entire day to play with us. This has happened only one other time during a semester.
We started out at the beach, then once "the kid" turned blue we decided we had better warm up a bit. We then went out to eat, which we only seem to do when Joyce and Jim are around; they sure do treat us well!!! Then once we were warm, we went back to the beach and walked out on the pier to the lighthouse. It was all fun and good right up until we read the memorial that said "for the people who died on this pier and for the people who tried to rescue them." Funny thing is...we read the marker, and then continued walking. I did make sure to tell the kid she couldn't get out of the stroller unless she was with mommy or daddy. Once we made it to the end, I made Chris and Paiter stand near (not very near, just kinda near) the edge so I could take a pic with the water splashing up and over them. Yeah...it was that kind of storm coming and we continued to truck it out there with a toddler. Not very smart really, but we did get some good pics.
Paiter woke up and the very first thing she wanted to do was play with her doll house. I told her the only way she could was if she would smile pretty for the camera...this is what I got. I thought it was cute.
Somebody told her that she had to close her eyes and make a wish. As she was closing her eyes she started saying "I-touch, I-touch, I-touch". We are in big trouble unless we fall into a large sum of money-SOON!!!
Princess Paiton with her princess cake(its a castle, incase ya couldn't tell) Her very first b-day cake was a white teddy bear (who looked like he had, had a stroke). This cake may not be pretty, but it does look WAAAAAYY better than that poor teddy bear.
Here is Paiter's birthday present from Chris and I. We turned her old bookshelf into a little doll house. What do ya think? I actually haven't finished it yet but since we are already celebarating her b-day late it will stay like this for at least a few more days. The best part is, if for some reason she doesn't like it, we will sell off the furniture on ebay and have a house-looking bookshelf (just like the one I saw at Pottery barn).
Dollhouse? I don't see a dollhouse... I have it all wrapped up and hiding behind here so she won't see/find it until I am ready.
This is what we have been up to lately. Some fun things...and some NOT SO FUN things. Oh well, at least it seems to be that the fun things are happening more often than the not so fun things: ] This is Paiton staying up WAAAAYYY past her bed time singing country songs with her dad. Thus the pulled apart cowboy hat. (she had hidden a bag of chips and was caught red "faced")
She has decided that she can dress herself now...it could be worse. I LOVE the high heels with shorts look. She spent most of the morning "walking" (falling flat on her face). It was pretty cute/funny.
Our AWESOME friends the Finlay's moved this morning bright and early, so we had them over for dinner last night. This is their daughter (Paiter's bestest friend) and Paiter playing on the i-pod with Chris. This is the girls playing some more, while the rest of us finished up our dessert-I made homemade cinnamon rolls--They ROCKED-if I do say so myself.
Last...and I hope least...the flood. A week or two ago we had a really big rain storm, and this is the damage it did to our basement. Kinda crappy. Oh well, it could have been worse (this is my attempt at a positive attitude). We had 1 1/2 - 2 inches of water throughout our whole basement. Chris and I have decided that if it ever came down to it and we all had to get onto an arc in order to survive we would have to take one for the team and sit it out. The minute we jumped on board, the arc would leak and we would all surly die. So just know that we believe-and water is attracted to us, wherever we live. Enough said...
Chris and I have been married for 7 AWESOME years!! We were blessed enough to have Paiton, the most "spunky" 2 year old ever. We are currently living in Michigan, where Chris is attending law school. He loves school and loves learning. Hopefully our children will inherit this trait from him.