Saturday, March 30, 2013

New Blue Blanket!

Rykers New Baby Blanket!
So i decided that i wanted to put my old crochet (dont really know how to spell that) skills to use and make ryker a baby blanket.
im kinda late on it seeing that he is now eight months old but i dont think its ever too late to try something new.
Introducting the new crochet blanket for ryker!
I started with the only thing i knew . . the single crochet but now when i was half way done with it i realized this is going to take forever!!!
but i kept plugging away at it little by little everyday and now two months later... im Done!!

Now its time to do a girl one just in case i have a girl one day!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Surviving Motherhood

This Post i wanted to share some secrets i have learned as being a mother. Many of my friends and even some of my family are either pregnant or have just barely had there baby! Very exciting times! And even tho haveing a baby is very exciteing and deffinetly a very happy time in your life it can also be very stressful! Being a new mother is hard and i wanted to share somethings that have helped me get through the day to days of motherhood.

1.) Learn to make your self happy.
I have learned that a happy mother is a good mother! i Have learned to just find happiness in simple things. I believe that i have had a good day if i get to take a shower and go on a stroller ride! Doing those things make me happy! Find something that makes you happy and do it!

2.) Eat healthy.
I have learned that if the first thing i do when Ryker goes down for a nap is to go grab something HEALTHY to eat. Forgeting to eat sounds rediculous but when your taking care of your baby's every need you often tend to forget your own.
3.) Read your scriptures everyday.
Somedays i have found that if i forget to do this simple act i start to loss focus on my heavenly fathers plan for me and my family. It is very easy to get depressed with all the crazy hormones and no sleep and new life style. but if i remember to read my scriptures my day is significantly better.
4.) Do not stress over the little things.
I wanted to start feeding ryker baby food as soon as he was allowed to have it. i heard from many people that they will start sleeping more threw the night when they are on a more solid diet. So i stressed myself out by trying to get some baby food down him! he is now eight months old and will still not even finish 2 ounces of baby food!
and i honestly dont care any more! its not a big deal if he doesnt get the hang of it right now and i have been a happier mother by not worrying about it constantly.
You will learn your own tricks as a mother that work best for you and your kids. I find confidence in the saying "It never gets easier, you just get better".

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Break

This Spring Break was alot of fun mostly because daddy had three days in a row off!
We had alot of fun and got alot done on the house!
Most of the pictures i took during spring break are of Ryker. . . Sorry but that probably wont change!
He was in a happy mood when we were working on the yard it was such a pretty day he just stayed in his stroller!
This is one of his new outfits that i just love so much i had to take a picture!

During the middle of spring break i decided to put him in a forward facing carseat and obviously he loved it!

He's Such a Cheese!

This is a little side table that broc made me to match our kitchen cabinets! took him a while but he got it done during spring break!

Here he is again being a nerd! so cute tho!
This is another thing we got done during spring break we made a flower bed out side the front of our house!
(I will show more of this in another post)

One day during our spring break it rained really hard and we waited in the car for it to stop raining!

This is a picture my mom sent me when she was baby sitting him so that me and broc could go play sand volleyball with some friends! he looks like he had fun!

We always go for a little sunday drive on sundays!

This was my first attempt at cupcakes EVER! I made them on St. Patricks day and gave them to family!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Spring Wreath #1

Spring Wreath #1
This spring i wanted to make a wreath!
We have been living in our house since last July
so i figue the project is a little over due!
. . . .Opps!
I love the wicker wreaths and i found one at Wal Mart for $2.00!
Yes i know pretty cool! so of coarse i bought it and have been so excited to use it!
Well i am not finished with it but i couldnt wait to post it!
This was my ending result for right now!!
I just used an old tee shirt that didnt fit me any  more and cut strips and made the flowers!
and used some lace doilies just folded and glued!

i used a ribbon to tie it to the door and bam! done!

This post is to be continued!
i want to add some turquise in there somewhere!