Welcome to my blog. . . .

I am pessimistict, my husband hates it and sometimes it takes away from the happiness I have all around me and so. . . this blog is dedicated to finding something good in each day and being optimistic.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas. . .

I'm still getting cards out. . . sorry if you didn't get one yet. P.S. there is another post if you scroll down. . . Elizabeth turned two!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My baby is 2

My sweet Elizabeth turned 2 on December 10th!! What a big girl. Last year on her birthday I was already pregnant with Reed and felt sick and didn't really get to focus on her special day but this year it was really sentimental for me for some reason. I kept thinking about that special day when she entered into our family just 2 short years ago and what a special time it was. How perfect she was in every way and how great it was to be a new mom. I am so thankful for this little girl and the patience she teaches me ha ha. . . She really is a blessing in our home. Here is a little about Elizabeth at 2 years. . Elizabeth loves. . .

1.Bryson Bryson Bryson, her BFF
2. animals, any and all
3. coloring in the bath, on paper, on her cheeks, anything
4.singing songs and learning new songs with actions
5. family home evening, she adores our game at the end hungry hungry hippos
6. cuddling with mom and watching movies
7. I dont know why but she watches the grinch everyday and loves this movie
8. stealing anything little brother has. . .binky, blanket, toy,anything has to be hers too
9. mac and cheese
10. her dog jack
11. her sippy cup is by her side constantly
12.jewelry, especially long necklaces she can take on and off
13. baby dolls, they always have to be naked though?
15. her pink cowgirl hat
16. swinging
17. walks
18. and of course her mommy and dada

Elizabeths latest accomplishments are:
1. she knows her colors including pink,brown,white. . .
2. she knows her shapes and sounds adorable when she says octogon, but its her favorite
3. she can count to 13
4. she can recognize and call out numbers up to 10
5. she san say her abc's
6. she sleeps in a big girl bed
7. she eats really well with a fork
8. she can do a summersault on her own
9.she is begging to speak really clearly and is starting to put words into sentinces

About a month ago we went to some cheap blabla bertos joint and we got our food and porter and i started eating right away just to have Elizabeth fold her arms in the middle of this restaurant and say,"prayer". It was so sweet to have this little innocent girl as our example that evening. Elizabeth is a sweet girl with a desire to do good. She is strong willed and watch out if you are not on the same page as her but she really is a joy to have in our home.
We celebrated her birthday by going to brysons for the day to play ( thanks jamie for the cake!) and then porter, reed, Elizabeth and I went to Olive Garden for dinner and toys r us after where she picked out a pink broom to take home that day. Happy Birthday Elizabeth girl, we love you!!

Here is a video of her counting 1-10 with one of her favorite books. . .

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Oh the holidays!

I have not been able to keep up as much as I like to lately but we have had some great memories thus far this holiday season. . . .

Thanksgiving. . .
Was wonderful to say the leaste. We woke up that morning and our little family of four just layed in our little queen bad and watched the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Elizabeth loved all the characters and it was wonderful just all four of us being so close. The day before I made my first homemade pie!! One rasberry and one apple. They turned out good too:) Thanksgiving Day we first drove to Ports brothers house for dinner (can you call it dinner at 11am?) and enjoyed being with all the Williams whom I just adore! Next was my family at 3pm and an entire meal again. My wonderful aunt Katie ( my dads sister) came in from Chicago and spent the week with us. It was just perfect being with family the entire day. The next day I went to lunch with all the Williams sisters and in laws. I love these women and they are all such good examples to me and so fun to be around, they truely are like sisters to me. The following day my aunt wanted to celebrate Elizabeths birthday while she was here so the Koldykowski family all went to Rain Forest Cafe for dinner. . . Thanks Katie!. Afterwards we all went to the Temple to see Porters dad sing and experience the lights. Elizabeth was much more observant this year vs. last year and it was such a wonderful way to welcome this Christmas season.

Well Elizabeth is pulling at the laptop so thats it for now. . . .p.s. my baby girl turns two tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

shopping cart covers!!!

I found these adorable shopping cart covers on etsy and just love them!! this lady can make any of her covers into a double cart cover. I think they are great especially with all the germs that are on those shopping carts. . . just thought I would pass it along. New posts soon with current williams events. . . to see her etsy site with these covers click here!