Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jameson's First Christmas!

Well our Christmas holiday started off with a "Bang" and not in a good way!  We planned to leave our house for the 3 hour trek to my dad's at 9 am on Thursday morning so that we would be there for lunch.  That didn't happen!

I woke up Thursday morning with pink eye.  I automatically knew where I got it and couldn't believe a simple hug would contaminate me!!  So no big deal right?  I will just run to CVS and see the nurse practitioner to get my prescription.  I go to the new CVS by my house and apparently they don't have a clinic, so on to the next closest CVS and guess what...they don't have one either.  Frustrated to tears at this point I drive to a CVS that I know has a clinic, get Jameson out of his car seat, walk in and there is a big sign hanging there "Nurse running late, ask Pharmacy for details".  I ask the Pharmacist "She didn't show up today so we are trying to find a replacement".

At this point, I have been driving around dragging Jameson in and out of the car for an hour!  I have a complete meltdown.  I am late for leaving town, I have pink eye, Jameson most likely will get it too, it will ruin his first Christmas because he can't play with his cousins and now I can't get medicine!  SO what do I do?  Go home and put Jameson down for a nap and sulk instead of packing to leave.

Another hour goes by and I finally get packed when the phone rings.  Zack wants to go see his Grandpa for Christmas before we leave town.  I figure we may as well; I am already 2.5 hours behind and there is a Clinic next to their house.  We go for a nice visit with his grandpa then head to the Clinic where I finally get my prescription.  Now 4 hours behind we head out of town.

We had a nice afternoon of traveling and visiting with my dad then went to dinner.  Dinner was delicious, yummy Mexican food.  Back to my dad's, put Jameson in bed, then at 11 we went to bed.  Jameson woke up at 11:30 screaming, nothing I could do would calm him down.  His teeth really were hurting him.  Finally around 1am he falls asleep and I return to bed.  I turned to Zack and said "that was the perfect ending to a horrible day" with much sarcasm.  Well I shouldn't have said that because 30 minutes later Zack sits up in bed "I don't feel good" then immediately runs to the bathroom.  He had what we thought was food poisoning from our delicious Mexican dinner and was up all night long which meant I slept very little.  Turned out to be the flu.
Zack wasn't himself all weekend which made the holiday not as much fun.

That was our first day of Christmas Vacation!  Really the rest of the day's went smoothly.  Jameson was completely spoiled and got a ridiculous amount of toys.
All his toys!
The most Handsome little Santa Ever!
Opening Presents
Crawling through the trash
Playing with his new toy from Aunt Ashley

I forgot to mention our visit with Santa!  Jameson was terrified!  This picture didn't turn out too bad but he cried the whole time :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Once again I am a slacker!  Life is just so hectic with an almost 1 year old that it is hard to find time to blog.  Maybe one of my New Year's resolutions will be to make time to blog?  Anyways, for now here is a quick update on us.

Jameson is all over the place!  Crawling, standing, walking along the sofa, up the stairs, down the stairs (even falling down the stairs).  Yes, you heard me, falling :(  Thankfully he wasn't hurt, he actually pushed the baby gate over and rode it all the way down the stairs.  Thankfully Ninja Mommy reflexes were fast and I caught him mid cartwheel at the bottom of the stairs!  I had a panic moment and blamed it all on Zack of course :)

Thanksgiving was a bit more eventful that usual.  Zack's grandmother passed away a few days before so between visitations, funerals and lots of family in town it was crazy but honestly I really enjoyed having all of the family together.  It made for a very successful holiday dinner.

Lets see...Jameson now has 3 teeth and still has 3 more coming in at the moment.

Jameson has the cute little Miss America wave again and his little personality is just shining through.  He is going to be mister social, I can already tell!  We went to dinner a couple nights ago and he was a hit with everyone.  People kept stopping and telling us how adorable he was and Jameson just smiled and waved.

Jameson met Santa yesterday and I was so surprised when he was scared of Santa.  He has never been afraid to go to anyone.  Hopefully the pictures turn out!

He turned 11 months yesterday!  Only 1 more month until the big day!!  I am planning a big frog themed shindig for him. I will be sure to post pictures of it.  I can already feel a panic attack coming on just thinking about my baby being 1!!  That should make for a good blog entry.  Here is the invite...



That is the very truncated version of us.  So ta ta for now!
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (you know in case I slack some more)!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jameson's Blog

Mommy has been busy tonight so I decided I would help her out and tell you about my big day!  It started off when I woke mommy up at 3am cause I was a hungry little man.  I then woke up again at 7:30 like usual and daddy took me to grandma's house for the day.  I am such a big boy now that I have decided I don't have to take a nap today.  So I didn't!
(P.S. Mommy didn't get pictures of all events so I found some on the internet)


Then when mommy came to pick me up I decided to show her my new trick.  I stood all by myself and clapped to show them how proud I was of myself :)  Mommy, Grandma and Grandpa clapped too!


Mommy took me home and we played and I helped her upload a new picture of mommy and me to show off to her friends.


When mommy was done she picked me up and I had a big surprise for her all up my back and on mommy's hands.  


I decided to have a little fun with mommy while she changed my diaper so I wiggled out of her hands and got stinky all over mommy's foot, myself and my changing mat.  Once mommy wrangled me down I pottied in my own face and all over the floor.  So mommy made me take a bath.  


Then I ate dinner and played with daddy!


Mommy brushed my teeth.


Now it is time for bed, so daddy is going to read me a book.  Good Night!!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

Time sure has flown by in the last couple months!

Jameson is all over the place.  He is finally crawling on all fours and can pull himself up like a champ.  He has started shifting his weight from object to object but no steps yet.  I am not looking forward to the actual walking and then the running :)  He is already so fast, I don't know how I will keep up and he gets into everything!
Pulling himself up!
My birthday was last week and I really miss birthdays from when I was a kid.  "Grown-Up" birthdays are just no fun!  I worked all day, stayed late to work on the dress for the IIDA fashion show and then went to bed.  I did get a new watch, since I lost mine on vacation though.  It especially sucked since we didn't win anything for the show, so much time and effort and so little reward.

For those who don't know about the the show, basically each Firm is assigned an interiors product and you create an outfit from the material.  For example there are outfits made of carpet, wallcovering, upholstery fabric, tile, etc.  The first year we participated we were assigned Corian (yes counter top material) it was difficult, last year we had wall covering and this year we had fabric.  I have to say that this year was especially difficult (even though you would think fabric would be easy) because you had to sew it all.  In years past we sewed here and there and stapled, taped and clipped it together...LOL!  Here are out outfits over the years...

2008 Corian Punk Inspired (yes that is me)

2009 Wall Covering Dress

2010 Dress 1950's Inspired (Before)

2010 Dress 1950's Pinup (after)

My portfolio and website for Beauty by Baird are progressing rapidly.  Teisha is so easy to do make-up on she makes my job easy and I am really looking forward to seeing the photos from her shoot this weekend!  They are going to be the best yet!  I helped her choreograph a routine (though she did most of it) and she danced while the photographer took pictures.  With more shoots to come my portfolio will be ready soon.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Beauty by Baird

I have been having so much fun doing makeup for Teisha that I have decided to officially start my new business as a freelance makeup artist.  With the help of friends I have decided on the name Beauty by Baird, kinda catchy!  I am in the process of making a website, business cards and updating my portfolio.  I will reveal them when I am done!  Here are a few of my latest photoshoots with Teisha :)

Vacation Time

We just returned from vacation and WOW...I haven't been that relaxed in years!  We have decided that we are going to make a better habit of actually taking time off and enjoying life a little.  The last vacation we had was our honeymoon 4 years ago!!  That was way too long :(

We went to Estes Park, CO for a week.  I was really nervous about Jameson being stuck in a car seat for 10 hours straight but he did absolutely amazing!  He only got fussy twice and that was pretty much because he was tired.  We are truly blessed with such a perfect child, it makes me scared to have another :)  While there we visited Kristen (Sister-in-Law), went shopping, swimming, hiking, walking and just spent a lot of time relaxing.  

Enjoy the pictures!
We Saw Big Elk
We went Hiking
Mommy's turn to carry Jameson
He talked the whole hike!
Daddy and Jameson Played
We made it...so Beautiful!!
Along the Hike
Pretty

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

8 Months Old

How time flies!  Jameson turned 8 months old on September 4th. It is crazy how much he has changed, crawling, talking, clapping, giggling, joking, teeth, table food. Oh did I mention...Sleeping ALL NIGHT!!

There are things about my pre-baby life that I miss.  Of course there is always going to be the something, being able to run a quick errand, sleeping in, going out with the girls, but sacrifices have to be made.  Life is crazy and busy and I have very little time to myself but every time I get stressed about it I just wait for that beautiful smile from my little boy and it is all so worth it.

8 months in review...
January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010

First Words

Jameson has been babbling the normal things for a while, mama, dada, baba, etc. but never said them purposefully.  I am officially calling his first word "Hi"!  Rae Jean (Grandma) told me that when they were at the doctor office the other day that every time someone walked through the door he would wave and say Hi.  I refused to think that he was really saying Hi because I wanted to hear it first ;)  So that night Jameson and I went outside and sat on the front porch, every time a neighbor walked by he would wave as hard as he could and say "Hi"!  I was thrilled.

He still babbles mama and dada (mostly dada :-( )and I'm not sure if those are real yet.  It also sounds like he says kitty-cat or maybe it is his way of saying Makiko (Kiko).  He loves Makiko and she loves him much to my demise.  I can't keep her away from him.

Crawling

I really thought that Jameson would be one of those babies that skipped right over crawling and start walking.  Not only because he has always hated tummy time and loved standing but also because I pretty much skipped it.  Boy was I wrong!

He started out scooting here and there to get a toy or pivoting on his belly.  Then progressed to what I will call "fish out of water" it looked like he was trying to swim but not getting far :)  Now we are full on Army Crawl and boy is he quick.  He hasn't quite figured out how to crawl on hands and knees but he can get up on them and will rock back and forth.  I feel so sorry for his little arms and knees though; he has crazy rug burn :(  I have been putting pants on to help with the knees but it is just too hot for long sleeves right now.

Now I need to start baby proofing!  In addition to picking up every little fuzz, leaf and piece of paper and constantly vacuuming!  I have a lot to do :(

Watch him go!

Baby Teeth

After several months and a couple of hard weeks of drooling, crankiness and acidic diaper changes Jameson has 2 teeth!  I think he is working on the top teeth now but I can't get my finger in there to see but he has his little lizard tongue going.  He bites if I go anywhere near :)  This week I was checking out his teeth and noticed they looked rotten and of course the overprotective mom freaks out.  I called Grangie, our new nick name for Grandma Angie (hehe), since she is a dental hygienist.  Of course all my worry was for nothing, just stain from the iron in his vitamins.  After a polishing and a couple brushing's his teeth are once again pearly white.

It is so hard to get pics of them but here they are!



Slacker

Wow...I didn't realize that it had been a whole month since I last blogged!  Zack told me when we first started dating that I would grow to hate the month of August in his family.  He was so right!  There are 5 birthday's within a month of each other and boy does it make for a super, crazy busy month.  You add weddings 4 weddings on top of that and there is just no time left.  We are on the down hill now, one wedding to go then VACATION TIME!

We are going to Colorado for a whole week :)  Zack and I haven't been on a vacation in 4 years and it will be Jameson's 1st.  I am really looking forward to the time away but not at all looking forward to the car ride.  Jameson is great in the car but 10 hours in the car is not going to be fun.  I have had a couple recommendations to get a dvd player and some Baby Einstein videos.  So I will have to try that out.

So now onto the the last month of news since I was a slacker!  So many big things going on with Jameson :) I am going to make a few different posts.  I know I hate reading long posts and end up losing interest :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sheer Miracle Follow-Up

I wanted to follow up on my previous post about Sheer Miracle makeup.

I purchased a sample kit which contains any 4 samples for $9.50 and have now been using it for a couple weeks.  For my samples I chose Mineral foundations in Light Warm and Light Cool and Finishing Powders in Glow and HD.

The Mineral Foundation
The foundation provides excellent sheer coverage and you can easily build the coverage.  I also used it as a concealer by just layering it on thicker in the areas needed and it worked great.  I love the radiant look that it gives my skin.

Now as most of you probably know I am extremely fair skinned which is why I chose the lightest colors available.  However, I wish I had gotten a shade darker.  I feel very washed out and have to layer bronzer to make me not look like a ghost.  So I recommend when first trying this to purchase two different shade levels.

Finishing Powders
I absolutely love the HD finishing powder; I think it is my favorite of the samples.  Not only does it give my face a flawless look but it feels amazing too.  My face feels super smooth after applying it.

The finishing powder in Glow I am not a huge fan of.  I chose glow over the matte because I like that dewy look every once in awhile but I feel that glow should be called shimmer instead.  It really is too heavy of a sparkle for my taste.  It will make a nice highlighter on my cheek bones so it won't go to waste.

Overall, I am satisfied with my purchase.  When comparing Sheer Miracle to other mineral foundations that I have tried I am impressed.  It seems to take less product for each application so maybe that means it is a little more concentrated and it gives great results.  I won't sit here and say that it is the only makeup that I will use because I still feel like there is something missing but it could just be me the perfectionist.

If you are interested in trying Sheer Miracle they have an offer you can't pass up.  Write a post in your blog, on your Facebook, or twitter about them, send them the link and they will give you a $10 credit towards your next purchase.  You can find more about this offer on there website.

Happy shopping!  I would love to hear what anyone else thinks about the product as well.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

To My Readers

I have had some really positive comments about my blog recently and I just wanted to take a moment and thank everyone that takes the time to come check it out.  I always wondered if anyone actually read anything I posted and come to find out, at least a few people are :)  That made my day!  

So a big THANK YOU to everyone!

Monday, August 2, 2010

One of those days

We all have them.  The days that for no particular reason we just aren't ourselves, nothing goes our way and you feel sorry for yourself.  Those days tend to come and go and not only is it dreadful to go through but even worse to drag others along with you.

I am going on a week of "those" days and I just can't seem to pull myself out of this rut.  I have no reason to feel this way.  All is well on the home front and I am starting to see little Jameson's cute personality come out but yet something just keeps nagging at my emotions.  Zack keeps asking me what is wrong and I am afraid he thinks I am hiding something but honest and truly when I say " I don't know"  I really don't know.  I think I am dragging him down with me.

Maybe it is hormonal?  My hormones have played a role in many mood swings over the last year.  What ever it is I just want it to end!  I am tired of feeling sorry for myself for no reason at all hopefully things start to turn around soon.

Anyways, just a little rant...thanks for listening :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sheer Miracle

I stumbled across a link awhile back on one of my friend's blogs to Sheer Miracle.  I have been wanting to try mineral makeup ever since BareMinerals makeup came out but it was always so expensive.  So when I came across this website I was excited.  Sheer Miracle sells premium mineral makeup at prices I can afford.  It is also Bismuth Oxychloride free which causes itchy skin and breakouts (which may of the other brands include), so big bonus to me since I have sensitive skin.

A little background information on me.  I was a Clinque consultant for many years and at the time loved their products.  Towards the end of working for Clinique I felt that they no longer cared about the client only making money and adding more and more products for them to slather on their faces which none of them needed.  I have since moved on trying different makeup lines still not finding the right one.

I am embarking on a new possible career in makeup starting this weekend and look forward to the challenge.  I will be a freelance makeup artist.  For now I will be using makeup the model brings me but hope to purchase a full line of Sheer Miracle and to even start selling it.

I hope this new found Sheer Miracle will be the answer to my needs.  I will let you all know the results!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

First Tooth!

After a week of fussing, clinging, screaming and not sleeping we have a tooth!!  It is his lower left front tooth and you can barley see it but can definitely feel it.  Hopefully we can all get some sleep now.  I am tired of getting up 3-5 times a night.  I will post pictures once it is in further and will actually show up in a pic.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jameson's 6 Month Photos!

Once again my friends Sarah and Kyle Smidt at Clashing Collaborations out did themselves.  Jameson was utterly uncooperative during the photo shoot so I figured we would only get a handful of decent photos.  Was I wrong!  There are over 100 amazing photos :)  You can check all of them out here and I included a few of my favorites below.  Enjoy!!




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