Friday, March 29, 2013

Foto Friday

Before I get to the pictures, I just want to verify that I do know how to spell "photo." I just get this wonderful happiness whenever I get to use alliteration. It's the teacher in me. Almost as good a feeling as a jar of freshly sharpened pencils!! ;)

Ok, onto our fun Friday! I had the day off, yay, so I took Maddie to the library for Storytime. Turned out that we also got to see the Easter Bunny and do an Easter egg hunt, so fun!! And the row of funny faces you see- that's Maddie telling me about the "little bug" she saw. So funny!

Then Grandma stopped by to give Maddie her Easter basket (notice it's Elmo- props to Grandma!) Needless to say, Good Friday was very good!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sesame Street Live

Today has been one of my favorite family days to date! Each day Maddie gets older I cry a little she gets more and more fun. She's able to do and communicate so much these days, and her darling personality is really starting to shine!

Due to her obsession love of Elmo, we thought she would enjoying seeing Sesame Street Live. (See, every now and then Waco gets visited!) This is one of those times as a parent when you realize you made the completely RIGHT decision! She. had. a. BLAST!! They had a Play Zone set up where the kids could press buttons and Mommies could take pictures- and yes, this Mommy took a LOT of pictures!!
I love where she is making her Elmo push the cute!
Excitement- the show is about to begin...
This is basically how she spent the entire time- either like this or dancing!
After the show, we hit up Freebirds for lunch. We ate great, came home for a nap and then headed to the park for more fun!
Since the weather was so beautiful, we decided to eat dinner outside, and then start up a fire. And where there is fire, there must be marshmallows! No worries, she was not left unattended like it appears in the picture. ;)

So, was a fabulous day. In Brent's word, "Days like today make working hard during the week totally worth it!"

Most agreed!

Goodnight sleepy Madison, we love you more than you'll ever know!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Foto Friday

After a long week, nothing makes me happier than to spend a little play time with my beautiful baby girl. How did we get so lucky?! Adorable- check. Personality- check. Sweet and Loving- check, check. We are sooo blessed!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patty's Day!!

Were you wearing your GREEN today?? Maddie was...thank you Walmart for a cheap and adorable St. Patrick's Day dress! You never let me down! ;)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spring Break

1 week off from work? Yes, please! I've always loved Spring Break, but getting to spend the whole week with my baby girl makes it an even greater love!

We didn't venture out anywhere this year since Reid's arrival is so close, but we still had tons of fun! My dad came into town as a surprise, and my BF from Ohio came down with her adorable little "Bowbie"! (Her name is Colbie, but Maddie calls her Bowbie- it's super cute.)

Please don't take too long to realize that Madison is eating a lollipop while still in her PJ's. It was the first day...I was trying to earn some Mommy Brownie Points! The weather turned out to be pretty nice so after a short shopping trip we stopped by and got some yogurt, and then headed home for some backyard play (which you will see repeated over and over again throughout the week because I'm not very creative it's free!) She's a bit obsessed with "ice" (her word for outside and ice cream, ice, and ice water...we sometimes have confusion meltdowns.)

Lisa and Colbie came to visit us on Tuesday, and Maddie was sooo sweet with her. I love this picture of the two girls- you can just see all their future plans and shenanigans forming! Lisa- we might have some double-trouble on our hands! ;) You'll notice more outside play- this time with Grandpa, and some pre-bedtime cuddling with Mommy! I HEART cuddle time with my girl!

On Wednesday, I found a short (and FREE) library time less than a mile away. Madison enjoyed most of it until Toddler ADHD kicked in. Then it was time to head to McDonald's. While there, Maddie and Grandpa thought it would be a good idea for Maddie to venture the tunnels alone. That worked well until she got to the top, couldn't find the slide, had a meltdown, and Grandpa had to go to the rescue! Classic!

Ok, do you see that ridiculously cute face that Madison is doing?! She likes to whip out that look when she's been caught up-to-no-good or while I'm trying to get her to sleep. And yes- the adorableness usually leads to a Maddie win and Mommy loss.

To end a fun and relaxing week, we met "the girls" for lunch, Maddie and Colbie did so well eating and playing together while the rest of us got to catch up a bit. And yet another adorable picture of the future besties! Love!

All in all, though we stayed in Waco, we had a wonderful week!! I was thrilled to get to chillax with Madison, my dad, Lisa and Colbie...couldn't have asked for more!!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Entering the World of Etsy!

If you haven't discovered Etsy yet, and you either love to DIY or you love to buy DIY, you are missing out!! It is basically a place for regular 'ole people like me and you to sell the things we make to people who can't find our stuff in stores or like things customized. I decided that since I love making things on the computer, I might as well try my hand out at selling some of it.

I started up my shop a couple weeks ago, and I had my first sale on Monday!! Whoo hoo! Now, my hopes are high, but I don't anticipate becoming a millionaire off of a few invitations and baby signs. (cue sad face) However, I am always down for some "play money!" After chatting last night, Brent has finally realized that my play money is mine and his play money is mine....we should be smooth sailing from here on out! ;)

So, if you or someone you know ever has a birthday (haha) or attends a baby shower or just wants to donate money to me and my spending habits, feel free to visit my shop called Nikki's Nifty Nest at You can also search for "Nikki's Nifty Nest " from the homepage.

If you see this, you are at the right place!

Happy shopping! :)