Saturday, June 29, 2013

Be Happy Challenge: Something I'm Proud Of

Already wrapped around our fingers before she even left the hospital

Despite the odds, despite my history, I have a beautiful HEALTHY baby girl. That's something to be pretty damn proud about.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Be Happy Challenge: Note to Someone

Hey not-quite-a-baby Baby Girl.

You, my dear one, amaze me every day. Where has the time gone? Almost 16 months have passed since we held you in our arms for the first time and almost TWO YEARS since we learned you were joining our family. 

You somehow possess most of your daddy's good traits and a couple of mine, as well as a few not so good traits (Stubbornness. Hello?). You've taken over our house with your smiles, your laughter, your chaos, your kisses and your toys, and I wouldn't have it any other way! You are saying more understandable words and phrases every day. You walk as slow as a turtle, unless I'm trying to grab you and then, boy, can you run!

Strange little one, you don't seem to like most convenience foods to the misfortune of your mother who cannot cook. I've recently discovered you like spaghetti-O's (Annies brand) though. You also like fish, both the kind that swims in the ocean and the kind made out of cheese. One day, you were given a choice between mac and cheese and jambalaya and you chose the spicy jambalaya. Perhaps you take after me more than I realize!

I could go on and on about your fabulousness because, girlfriend, you are. You are wonderful. You are fabulous. You are smart. You are beautiful.

And I am so lucky you call ME(!) 'Maa-maaa'.

I love you, bunny. I sure do.


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Be Happy Challenge: Three Things I Love about Summertime

1. I love love LOVE the heat.

2. I love not having to wear sleeves and pants and jackets and socks and shoes. They make me feel claustrophobic.

3. I love taking the little outside to discover new things and new places. :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Be Happy Challenge: My best feature, shown off in a photo

Honestly, I don't know what my best feature is. I also don't think all features can be shown off in a photo.

Still, I'll give it a shot.

Notice a trend*?

*I also noticed that several of my friends and family members do this as well. Strange. ;)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Be Happy Challenge: Pick a Pin, Do it and Share

Not difficult and it tasted pretty good, but the cool whip didn't want to stick. It may have tasted good, but it wasn't the prettiest when I did it.

I would advise not carrying this in a warm car to a picnic in the hot sunshine. Refrigeration seems to be handy.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Be Happy Challenge: Something Sweet

This little waterbaby is certainly sweet.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Be Happy Challenge: Three Songs That Put Me in a Good Mood

Of course this one:

Or the original (clean) version. Whatev.

How about my song for my girl:

And this one will always put a smile on my face because of this special guy I know (and I also happened to marry):