Friday, April 27, 2012

A Special Gift From Mommy

What in the world do you get a one year old for her birthday when she already  has everything?  I have been racking my brain trying to think of stuff and all that comes to mind is clothes.  Riley has way too many toys as it is and I know family will get her more, but what should I as her mommy get her?  For some reason I feel like it should be a special gift.  Any thoughts or ideas?  I'm truly lost on this one.

Andrea :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I Think We Have a Winner!

Adam, Riley and I toured another daycare this week, Childtime.  We loved it!!! The facility was clean, professional, we liked the teacher to child ratio, the teachers seemed very nice and much more!  I think that we have a winner!  Riley will be starting in June, but we might put her in before hand so we can ease her in to the process.  Is that a better idea? So far we really like Childtime and I will have to let you all know what we think when Riley actually starts there!  We are super excited!

Andrea :)

Planning, Planning, Planning!

Well, I just sent out the invitations for Riley's FIRST birthday party!  I have a feeling she is going to be so excited!  I did decide to go with the theme that I posted previously.  I saw the cutest idea on Pinterest where you string 13 circles together, like a banner, and put a picture of your baby from newborn to 12 months on each circle.  I already ordered the materials, and now I have to choose the pictures!  I think that will be a great focal point for the party!  Also, I have been thinking about outfits!  I want Riley to be comfortable, so I have decided on a white onesie that will be personalized and a tutu to match that can easily be taken off.  Below, I have attached my ideas.  The name would obviously change to Riley on the onesie, and I really like this tutu, but will have to get it made without the top.  What do you all think?

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Daycare Search Is ON!

It is officially time for Riley to start daycare in the summer.  Both my husband and I will have busy work and school schedules.  I am so nervous!  I just had my first tour with Kindercare today.  I thought it was okay but I am definitely keeping my options open.  We have a tour scheduled for Monday at Childtime.

Ever since day 1, I have stayed home with Riley and done the housewife thing.  Now that I am graduating in December and expenses are soaring I need to focus on work and providing for my family.  So daycare it is.  I have a very long list of expectations but I would love advice from other parents when it comes to the daycare setting.  What should I look out for and what questions should I ask?  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Have a Fabulous Friday!
Andrea :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


SO my dog, Shaye, has fleas...I have treated her with medicine on her shoulder blades, I've given her a bath with flea shampoo twice, and I have sprayed her with stuff that is supposed to kill fleas.  I keep finding them on her here and there.  I have vacuumed the entire apartment and I just don't know what else to do!

I bought these "bombs" that are fog bombs intended to kill fleas and flea eggs.  I haven't used them yet because I am afraid for Riley's safety.  The bomb is poisoness and we would have to be away from the house for at least 3 hours or so.  I am so afraid because I don't want Riley crawling around on the carpet if the stuff is going to get her sick.  Does anyone know of anything I can do to get rid of the fleas without using the bomb?  And if I use the bomb will it be safe for Riley?  NEED HELP!!


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Planning the PARTY!

Riley's FIRST birthday is coming up!! I have brainstormed numerous ideas and I think that I have finally decided on a giraffe theme!  It is super cute.  I am not the most creative person ever and would love some tips on DIY decorations that will add to the party!  Below is the theme I have chosen!  If you have any party secrets please share! I will keep you all updated on the planning :)

Friday, April 13, 2012


Riley is officialy teething at 11 months....she's a late bloomer!  Anyways, she is quite cranky and I have been freezing teething rings to give her.  They seem to work well for only a little bit though.  I have tried orajel and haven't seen the best results either.  Are there any secrets to helping your baby get through this process?  She is very restless at night and I feel so bad for her!! Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Happy Friday!
Andrea :)