Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Eat. I EAT Everything!!

Tuesday night, Davis and I had date night. Just me and him. There is an amazing Thai restaurant right next to the hotel that I absolutely love, so we went there. Especially since it was pretty early, there were only a few other people there. So, just in case the baby demon came out, there wouldn't be too many witnesses. I ordered my little chunky monkey Pad Thai Noodles and he slurped them up. Literally!!!
It was so cute watching him dig through the noodles. Pile them in his mouth. And sluuuuuurp them all up. I have to say it was a wonderful date night with my little man.
I love you, Davis!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

MASSIVE Online Trunk Sale!!!

As the end of 2010 is coming to a screeching halt, Stella & Dot is rolling up the red carpet on some of our amazing items from the Fall/Winter Collection, to make room for Spring/Summer!I know what you're thinking, it was JUST Christmas! Well check out these prices first. Maybe you should treat yourself for all the hard work you did this year! I am offering to you, my OWN prices. Right now, we are having a BLOWOUT SALE with certain items up to 75% off. And on top of that, an extra 20% off.

Well, I am beating those prices, just for you! If you see anything you like, just let me know and I'll have that item shipped to your door pronto! Just check these beautiful items out!
Sadie Link Necklace Original $79


You Save: $39

Charlize Bib Necklace Original $79


You save: $44

Maltese Brooch in Coral Original Price: $44


You save $29

Mini Bloom Necklace Original Price $26



Fiona Headband Original Price: $24



Saveena Flower Ring Original Price: $49



Kelly Cuff Original Price $89



Be sure to check out all of the other items for sale here. See something you like? Let me know and I'll wrap it up for you!!

Happy shopping!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Santa Came

Although I don't have but a few pictures from Christmas this year, it has to be one of my favorites yet! Seeing Davis' eyes light up when he would stare at all of the lights on the tree was just adorable. Tapping all the ornaments, but not taking any of them off, observing them just hanging on the beautiful limb. Watching him explore all the Christmas goodies. The presents, the train under the tree, even all of the little Santa Claus' that were lined up on the stair case. He didn't touch much, just observed with curious wonder. Being at my dad's house for Christmas was perfect for us seeing as how we are STILL in the hotel. Our normal traditions that Michael and I like to do got put on hold this year, due to not being at our house for the past TWO MONTHS. Like Christmas cards, for instance. We always sends cards to everyone and this year, that unfortunately got put on the back burner. With our entire house sitting on an 18 wheeler as I type, this are a little stressful to say the least. But that didn't stop us, though. We still made my grandmother's famous spritz cookies which we all loved as kids. The little trees, wreaths, and stars sprinkled with red and green that of course you eat more of since they are so small. I still have my Mimi's cookies gun that she used when she made them every year. Biting into those tiny little cookies always makes me think of her.
This year seemed like the first Christmas that we can remember that was laid back and not rushed. We had such a great time just relaxing and playing games together. We played Taboo and had the best time, laughing in the kitchen.
Here's Michael trying to give clues and of course the girl won! All I have to say is that he is special.

But my favorite has to be watching my little man. Of course, as usual, he wasn't interested in opening the presents, but the boxes that they came in.
He got these new slippers for Christmas and could care less about the new things that were on his feet, but the paper that was wedged inside of them. My little 16 month old is in full force of discovery and mischief these days. Getting into everything and challening us and himself as he is trying to bolt up my dad's staircase. We can't block it off fast enough before he has become Superbaby and is half way up the. And speaking of Superbaby, he is becoming warp speed flying around everywhere. We let him walk around the halls in the hotel and now he is at a slow jog. Davis found a orange on Christmas day and decided to take a bite.
Bitter. Tangy. Hmm...different. But he kept on eating.
So as 2010 comes to an end, this year has been beyond amazing. I am ready for a new and amazing year, to learn and grow with my beautiful family. And as things settle down, I will have more of a normal routine going on and actually be able to blog :)
Hope each and every one of you had a very blessed and joyous holiday with your family and loved ones.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Spokes Baby

Dear American Crew,
You always make my dad's hair look oh so nice, I think I will start using it now, too. Maybe you should come out with a baby line. That way I can be your spokes baby! I am rather cute, you know.

Thank you,
Davis AKA American Crew candidate

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Style For A Steal!!

As the Stella & Dot winter/fall collection is coming to end, I am excited to extend my STYLE FOR A STEAL with you! I am offering my samples at a fraction of the price. Some pieces even 50% off! How can you pass that up?!? Wrapped and boxed to your door.

Treat yourself to a beautiful new piece of jewelry, or what about your little princess? If there are any gorgeous items you are interested in, just let me know and I will get your shipping info and get it to you ASAP!

Saveena Flower Ring
Original Price: $49
My Price: $30

Charlize Bib Necklace
Original Price: $80
My Price: $45

Sadie Link Necklace

Original Price: $80

My Price $45

Kelly Cuff

Original Price $90

My Price: $45

Go ahead! Style yourself!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa Baby!

I couldn't help but post both of these pictures together, showing how much my little guy has changed in the past year. In the blink of an eye, he is getting so big and learning so much. Oh, he melts my heart!

I of course can't resist dressing him in costumes while I can. It's the right of passage of being a parent! Right?!?

Things are slowly but surely getting back into a routine. I haven't been able to blog as much as I would like right now, but I'm getting there. And wouldn't you know every night when I go to bed, I think of the most wonderful post to write about. If only my brain had a printer.....
Then the next morning I forget everything I wanted to talk about!

But isn't he just the cutest little thing, ever?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's A Charlie Brown Christmas

If you live near, in, or get to visit the DFW area, you MUST go to the Gaylord Texan and see this years ICE. Every year, they come up with a new theme, and this year is Charlie Brown on ICE. All of the characters, sets, props, EVERYTHING, is made out of ice. Despite the fact that is was a chilling 9 degrees and they have to give you parkas to wear, it was absolutely amazing! We had such a great time. We bundled Davis up in about 3 layers, so he stayed pretty warm....for the most part.
Just look at some of these pictures! Don't they look like the real thing?

Yeah, so we could see our breath, and after a while, I couldn't feel my fingers, but I felt like a kid again. I'm ready to go back! Just drink a lot of hot chocolate!

*I'm trying to upload more pictures, but my computer is hating me....I'll keep trying :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Baby Down! BABY DOWN!

I have been so bad about getting Davis' pictures done lately. I mean, reallly bad! I haven't had any done since February, and even those were family pictures. So I was determined to get some done for the holidays. I found the cutest little pj outfit and sweater for the little occasion and of course I was so excited! I could also tell Davis was just so excited, too. (I am actually shocked he didn't try to pull his hat off, so we did good!)

Yesterday was the first time we had pictures taken since he is mobile. And by mobile, I mean all over the place, into everything, and does not want to sit still. Did I really decide to do this? If you are a mom to a toddler, you know exactly what I am talking about. Whew! Good times. Well, let me tell you, Davis did really well. Really well for a 15 month old that did not want to sit still. It was so hard choosing which pictures as there were such adorable ones to choose from. I wanted ALL of them! But what in the world would I do with 100+ pictures?! I can only keep so many!

After the pictures are snapped and captured, we waited until our pictures were being processed. (If there is a Portrait Innovations near you, I highly suggest it!) Davis was playing with other little kids on the Lego table and it was so precious watching them all together.

Look at him! So big! About .5 seconds after I took this picture, the awful happened. I don't know who is more traumatized. Him or me. While he was walking back up to the table, he did a face plant right on the edge. I did the usual, 'you're okay, just get back up!' Then I noticed blood on my hand. Why is my hand covered in blood?!? Oh hell! Running to the bathroom and trying to stay calm myself, I looked at his chin. Lord, there is a huge gash in his chin. He is of course kicking and screaming, and I feel like I may cry. There was a doctor in the building that came over and helped us, telling me Davis may have to get stitches. Wait! Stitches. Deep breath, calm down Jessica. Where is Michael when I need him. He always calms me down. The nice doctor tells me about the urgent care place down the street and I rushed to get there. If I had gotten pulled over, I was rehearsing the speech in my head, or would have just had the police officer follow me to urgent care and plead for mercy. Thank goodness that didn't happen :) Although it was a fairly large gash, they were able to glue his chin back and avoid stitches. Ahhh...relief! If he does bust his chin again in the next couple of days, he will have to get stitches. Is is possible to wrap him in bubble wrap for the time being?

We went back to pick up our pictures and I was thinking about how good Davis had been for the entire thing. He stayed pretty calm when they had to open it up a little and clean it up. I just wanted to hold him like a little baby and tell him he'll be okay. I wanted to give him a treat for being such a good boy. Just as we were about to get back in the car, the heavens made me notice the bakery next to the photo place. Yes, Davis NEEDS cupcake! So, I got FOUR! After dinner last night, Davis got to devour a little cupcake and it was absolutely adorable!

He's feeling much better, but I can tell his little chin is hurting him pretty bad. So take a look at some of the pictures we had made yesterday! Aren't they just the cutest! I just want to eat him up :)

Friday, December 3, 2010


Gramps is magical!

My dad and Jamie watched Davis the other night and obviously had a great time. The house is ready for Christmas and I don't know who is more dad or Davis! Since we won't be in our house this year, Gramps' house is the next best thing. Tree lit and ready to go, train tracks set, and lights up on the house.
So far, Davis has been really good with the ornaments, and just goes around touching them with looks of amazement. I am so excited for this year since it will be his first Christmas he will some what know what is going on.

'Tis the Season!