My Lil’ Red Riding Hood

I totally forgot to make a post about my cute Lil’ Red Riding Hood.  I guess better late then never?

I decide to make Lainey her Halloween costume and immediately came up with the idea of Red Riding Hood.

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I thought it would be a great idea since it’s usually pretty cold out by then and I could have her wear tights and her coat under her cape and still look cute!  I wasn’t sure the type of dress to make her so I did some research on Pinterest and found the cutest pattern here.  I was excited that I could get the pattern directly from Etsy and just print at home.  Take a look at her other patterns, the dress is too cute!  I even found some fabric from the same fabric line at Fabric.com.  This is my new favourite fabric store because there is so much selection.  And if you are ordering to the States you only have to spend $30 to get free shipping!    The white little shoes she was wearing were mine when I was a lil girl and thought they would be perfect for her outfit.  The basket I picked up from the dollar store.  And the cape I made from left over fabric from my Mom’s fabric stash!  Anyways, here are some cute pictures of my lil red riding hood 🙂

The Best 12 Months!

0741_Baby%20Foot%20Prints  A moment in my arms forever in my heart

One year ago our sweet little girl was born.  I still remember that moment like it was yesterday.  Everyone says they grow up so fast.  It is so true!  I can’t believe how fast this year went.  I can’t believe she’s going to be a toddler!

I fell in love with that sweet little girl, the moment I saw her on our 10 week ultrasound visit.  She has been a true joy since the moment we brought her home.  I couldn’t ask for a more peaceful baby.  Even though I was up feeding her every 2 hours the first few weeks.  What can I say she’s always been one hungry girl 🙂  Now that she’s eating solids, she still eats a ton for such a small little girl.

We are so blessed to have such a wonderful little girl.  We are so lucky to have a LO that LOVES to sleep.  From the moment we taught her to fall asleep on her own, she almost begs to go for a nap or to bed.  I think she gets that from her Mom 😉  That and her love for soft blankets.

Her favourite things right now are: her blankets, kitties, books, clocks, num nums (food),  Bubble Guppies, baths and Mommy and Daddy’s phone.  I know your thinking, clocks? She is obsessed with clocks!  This is actually her third real word.  It started a couple weeks ago as soon as she see’s a clock she won’t stop pointing and babbling about the clock.  When we went to meet cousin Kinsey in the hospital she was in her glory with all the clocks.  When you walk down the halls there is one like every 20 ft maybe, and she couldn’t get over how many clocks there were.

Right now I just love sitting back and just watching her play and discover things on her own (when she lets me).  It is so fascinating to see the world through your child’s eyes.  As the days are nearing that I won’t get to spend every hour of every day with her I’m cherishing all these little moments with her.  In the beginning we would take hundreds of photos as well as videos of her.  Now I just like to sit back and take in these moments I spend with her.  I saw this quote on another Mom’s blog awhile back, and then stumbled upon it the other day on Pinterest:

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 Sometimes it can be so hard to just leave things, for me this is so true.  Having our house up on the market makes it tough sometimes as I feel like I’m always having to make sure the house is tidy and in order.  With a LO you all know this is tough because they constantly have everything all over the house.  I find she changes so much right now.  And teaching her how to walk is so much fun, along with other skills she is learning.  I just can’t believe this it’s been a year.  Where does the time go?

To our sweet Lainey:  You bring your father and I so much joy.  We couldn’t imagine our lives without you.  You fill our days with so much joy, each and every smile and kiss we get.  We pray that we can be the best parents we can be for you.  Though you may not like us at times and will most likely have tantrums and test the limits, we will love you unconditionally.  You will always be our baby girl and for that we are truly blessed.  We love you.