Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monkey PJ's

Snow Day

Usually here in Michigan we get pounded with snow during the winter. This year...not so much. Seems the East Coast is getting the majority of it! I like snow...I don't have a problem with it...if it is going to be cold out I would rather there be snow on the ground.

Last night we got about 10 inches of snow. Riley had not been out in the white stuff yet so we decided to see how she would like it. We spent about 10 minutes getting her dressed....and about 2 minuted out in the snow. Oh least we got some pictures!

Happy Birthday Riley!

On Sunday January 31st Riley had her very own first birthday party.  We did a Winter ONE-derland Theme and if I do say so myself it turned out super cute! A few of Riley's baby friends showed up and of course there was a TON of family!

Being the dainty baby that she is....Rileys "smash" cake wasn't exactly smashed. More like dug into one finger at a time. It was very cute.

And since pictures say more then you go!

Birthday Girl
Hot Chocolate Bar!

Cheeseball Igloo and Olive Penguins :)
Riley...a year in the life

Baby Goodie Bags
Baby appetizers
Feeding Daddy Birthday Cake

Eric also made Riley a first birthday slideshow. If you have about 9 minutes to spare check it out. Its super cute!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy Birthday to the Babies!

Today was the big 1 year group birthday party for our hospital group. It was so fun to see all the babies and how much they have grown! They had so much fun playing AND eating cupcakes. Yes...Riley got her first bite of sugar today. I know it was not her "offical" first birthday but hey...all the kids were doing it :)


Friday, January 8, 2010


When Riley was born we were offered the opportunity to be placed in a new parents group. We had heard amazing things from friends about it so we quickly signed up. When the babies were around 3 months old a group of about 12 parents and babies began to meet every other week. It was a fabulous hospital sponsored program and I felt so lucky that it was available to us. Not only did we meet a great group of people but we also learned a ton of information.

Tomorrow we are having a 1 year group birthday party for all of the babies. 1 YEAR!!!! I cannot believe Riley is almost a year old. Wow.

Anyways....tonight I am making cookies for this par-tay. yummmmm....

These are my "Go-To" cookies. They are amazing...and its really hard to just eat one. If you are interested in making some of your own go here: You can thank me later :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I want my living room back!!!!

When I was right out of college I decided to make a "smart" decision and buy a condo (instead of renting an apartment). What seemed like a smart decision at that time has been a thorn in my side since then. The place was great for a single girl out of college. But now...many, many, many years later it is NOT good for a husband, wife, baby and crazy puggle. With the Michigan economy how it is right now its next to impossible to get rid of this thing. So here we are .... In a tiny condo .... making good use of every single square foot.

We do have things in the works and hopefully sometime in the very near future we will be in a real house, with a real play room and plenty of room for this crazy family.

Until then....the *tiny* living room is currently the "playroom"...... ugh.