Sunday, January 25, 2009

we've moved!

I won't be posting here anymore.
Come on over and check out the new digs.
p.s. when I comment over at your blog, I won't be listed as Mia's Mama anymore

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Operation Cupcake

The night before Layla's big party, Jenni called in the troops to help with cupcake duty. We came armed with cupcake pans and cooling racks...she supplied some beer. We had a super fab time decorating and hangin out. When my area was full of decorated cupcakes, I'd call out 'Cupcake Removal!' and someone would whisk the decorated ones away while someone else brought in more cupcakes that needed to be iced. Stephanie and I did most of the icing (I did notice that my area was a disaster and Steph's was says a LOT about us), Christen was an Ace with the sprinkles. Mel blew up a bunch of those punch balloons, and Jenni was running around mixing and baking. It was a BLAST!

The next day at Layla's Cowgirl party, all the cupcakes were displayed in all of their confectionery splendor....we were proud and at the ready for any other cupcake emergencies!

this awesome shot of me was taken by processing,

I cropped my allergy swollen eyes me, it was needed :)

I decorated this lil mini cupcake, and for some reason I grew kind of attached to it.

Isn't it purdy?

We don't hibernate

Not in Austin, Texas we don't! We're barely aware that it's January...Winter in these parts. Just take a look at today's weather forecast: Sunny. Warm. High of 81f. We are aware that there's snow somewhere up North and stuff, but it really doesn't affect us. In fact, the other afternoon, Heather and Ryland got a group of us together at a super fab park to play hopscotch...or as Mia sometimes refers to as popscotch.

I don't mean to paint a picture that it's all a bed of roses down here...Cedar Fever has hit..and hit HARD! For two weeks, my eyes have been swollen & itchy, nose clogged or runny...and the sneezes? Forgetaboutit! So, many of us are taking our antihistamines and braving the outdoors by hitting the pollen head Oh, on our beautiful sunny day? The pollen count is estimated to be High (1,499). So, we'll be hibernating :)

For more Theme Thursday shots, head on over to The Land Of K.A.

Theme Thursdays

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Cowgirl Layla!

YEEHAW! Our friend, of the sweetest little girls in the whole wide world...turned 5 years old! Her parents threw a righteous cowgirl bash in her honor...complete with petting zoo and ponies! There was entirely too much fun going on...which often leads to me taking too many are some of my faves, then some compilations of more super fun shots, too.

there are many more shots on my flickr

You've gotta look closely, there's a LOT of fun going on..don't want ya to miss anything!

Happy Birthday sweet Layla!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Snapper!

Our lil baby is three years old today! It's been quite a ride so far and we're loving you and your spirit. Some of the things about you that I truly cherish, are your empathy and loving heart. Oh and your love for animals :) Mia, you're so much fun and make us laugh till we're crying. You are the best thing your dad and I have ever done. We're in awe of you and all you do everyday. I love your voice...well, not when you whine. You pretty much talk any chance you get...showing us the world as you see it. Lately, you've been calling me 'mom' and daddy 'daddy-o'. You're very aware of everything around you and are super get concepts that we can't believe. So, sometimes it's hard for us to think of you as only three years old. You're super fab, baby and we love you!

here I am a couple of weeks before you were born

with your daddy on your birth day...about 20 minutes old with me the following day

our baby at a year old! at your first Daddy Daughter dance

I thought you were so grown up at two!...and so did you :)

here you are at three...or a few days before. your smile makes my heart happy
Happy happy birthday sweet girl!