I've been working hard at getting my new life in order and let me tell you, Baby Love is just as lovely as can be! This past week we worked on Sleep Training and that has been a complete success. We were co-sleeping and that was working fine until it wasn't anymore. She would have a difficult time going to sleep for the night, she would wake up multiple times throughout the night (& i would nurse her back to sleep each time) and really was just not sleeping well. NOW she sleeps through the night 10-12 hrs! It was difficult at first as she yelled at us for 90min the 1st night, she was pissed! But it's gotten easier every night and tonight she only fussed for 4 minutes.
A couple weekends ago, me and Baby Love went on our 1st road trip 5 hrs away along the California Coast and met my best friend for the weekend. We had met the exact place 6yrs ago, i had taken Lil Rev on our 1st road trip & we made his 1st birthday invitation. So to keep traditions alive we met again and assembled her invitations. I haven't mailed them out so i can't post pictures yet but they turned out really cute!
Today i finally was able to put a little photoshoot together for the finishing touches for her invitation. The theme is "Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice" Polka Dot style. It's getting harder and harder to photograph this curious, mobile one!
Super organizing (&purging!) make me super happy! ! These were once filled with "stuff", but stuffed no more! ! I've been going through my house & organizing EVERYTHING & today I'm enjoying the fruits of my labor. #100daysofhappiness #100happydays #happyrevilleville
Today's happiness is brought to you by Dutch Bros! They make me smile every time I go; great energy, fabulous customer service, delicious coffee and MUFFIN TOPS! Well since I want to loose MY muffin top, I skipped on theirs. Thank you Dutch Bros for the smile (&caffeine) today
Well after a couple days of some pretty intense criticism and self doubt, Im happy to report i had a great day today, whew!! A friend came over and watched Baby Love so I was able to volunteer in Lil Rev's classroom. I mailed off our taxes to our CPA, I wrapped up some other really important paperwork and EVEN created a Profit & Loss statement for my business, organizing all receipts, expenses and sales order forms. I took Lil Rev to his baseball practice - ON TIME aaaand even dropped off Hubby's clothes at the dry cleaners. I gotta say, today was a good day!
Legacy of an Adopted ChildOnce there were two women who never knew each other.
One you do not remember, the other you call mother.'
Two different lives, shaped to make your one...
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.
The first gave you life and the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love, and the second was there to give it.
One gave you a nationality, the other gave you a name.
One gave you a seed of talent, the other gave you an aim.
One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears.
One gave you up ... that's all she could do.
The other prayed for a child and God led her straight to you.
And now you ask me, through your fears,
the age old question unanswered throughout the years...
Heredity or environment, which are you the product of?
Neither, my darling neither.
Just two different kinds of love.
While walking home from trick or treating with my family; hunky hubby, lil police man & precious pumpkin, we told Lil Rev that he's going to have to share his candy with us. He protested and whined "NOOOO WAAAAY!"... And the following convo took place:
Me: it's called a Candy Tax
Lil Rev (LR): what's a candy tax?
Me: Daddy, tell him all about taxes
Hunky Hubby (HH): well a tax is when the government takes 1/2 your money.
I jump in: NO, NOT HALF. like 30%
HH: income tax, sales tax, your mama tax
Me: yeah, you're right, OK continue
HH: So the people work and make the money and the government takes the tax.
LR: OK, got it. I'm the government & you're the workers!