Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

Just a little recap of my mother's day 2011.
The day started off by Jay letting me sleep in. I was then awaken by a lovely rendition of 'Happy Mudders day to you' (sung to the tune of Happy Birthday) by Kate.
Next I was given a hand crafted card designed by Kate and Jay that revealed my for the yard/house and a trip to the zoo. Just what I wanted:)

We then attended church, went to brunch to celebrate with my mom and then capped off the day by having Jay's family over to our house for supper. It was a great day.

Me and the kiddos
Love them to pieces

Miles chillin on mother's day in the stroller

Jay, his mom and brothers

Grandma Vicki and her boys and grandkids

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Derby Party

A few weeks ago during the Kentucky Derby we attended a party to celebrate the occasion. There were tons of fun outfits and fabulous hats. It was one of my first times out post Miles and I have to say that I felt like a champ the next day (which was great since it was Mother's Day!). The only downfall of the party was having to go to the car to pump every so often. Oh the joys:)
To top the night off, our horse, Animal Kingdom, won! Woot woot! And here are some pictures from the event

Jay and I

Jay and Ben

Some of us ladies
Note, I am wearing like 4 inch heels
and still am incredibly short

Katie, Lora and I

All of the ladies

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Miles 6 to 8 Weeks

Its been so long since I've posted about my little guy. He turned 8 weeks yesterday and his personality is developing each day. Here's what Miles has been up to:
-Giving lots of smiles and even a couple giggles
-Still only sleeping 2-3 hours at a time at night. Spoiled me one night with 7 hours but that was short-lived
-Starting to sleep better during the day. Before would only sleep during the day when held and now will sleep for about an hour or two on his own but HAS to be on his belly
-Still loves to snuggle and take naps with me
-Acid reflux seems to be doing ok but will check again at his 2 month checkup next week
-Still a gassy little man with painful poos:(
-Is not a fan of the harmonic which his sister recently has taken up playing (thanks for the gift Magers, ha). I'm not sure if I'm a fan either although she is decent....just plays it a bit too much and a bit too close to Miles' face
-Overall, he's an easy-going little guy who is growing like a weed. Can't believe I go back to work in 4 weeks. *Sigh* But at least the weather is finally starting to get nice and we've enjoyed some lovely time outside.

And now, some pictures of the little bugger:

Still a ton of crazy hair
but starting to turn blonde

Snuggle bug

This picture makes me laugh
The look on his face....
he often sits with this face for minutes
without blinking

Again, chilling in the car seat
Happy little camper

Modeling next to the new blanket auntie Em
made him for Baptism
Not feeling the camera quite yet

Starting to crack

There we go
We love our new customized blankie!

And funny story about the blanket. So Emily was at the fabric store looking for the perfect fabric for the blanket. An older lady was helping her and was trying to steer her towards winnie the pooh and noah's ark not that anything is wrong with those selections but they are just not my style which emily proceeded to tell her. The woman then goes 'that poor child!' and then proceeded to basically tell Emily what a deprived child Miles was going to be because I was neglecting him of pooh and noah's ark. Ha. Emily, you made the right choice and I am IN LOVE with the blanket.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Easter 2011

Since Easter was forever ago and I can hardly recall much from it (other than it was lovely) I will just do a picture recap of the day:) Brace yourself, there are a no particular order

Easter at my parent's house
Kate and Miles and the infamous 'bunnies'

Grandma Sue, Kate, Cousin Blake, Miles, Papa Bruce and Cousin Brennan

Cousins with Auntie Em

Let the coloring of Easter eggs begin!

Sister Sister

Papa Bruce and Miles

Dye on the hands that would not come off

Probably the most intense easter egg dyer

Now on to Nessler Easter
Chrissy, Me, Andy, Liam, Miles, Grandma Vicki, Kate, Max
Jay, Grandpa Jeff, Scott

The 'children' of these two
Bunny and Monkey


Preparing for the hunt
Liam, Kate, and Max

Our House Easter
Let the hunt begin for baskets
And why wouldn't you wear a backpack containing your sleeping bag
while hunting for easter eggs???
Kate found a little sumthin, sumthin that Grandma Sue left for her
Cash money yo

Found the baskets in the tub!!

The loot

Easter Morning - Dressed in our Sunday Best

Both the kiddos

As close as we got to a family picture
Sorry Jay, maybe next year

And now on to Easter at my dad and Anita's
Look close at that swagger

See what I mean??

So sweet

And the grand finale....drum roll please....
My own 'Air Jordan'
Playing b-ball at his parents with a
fantabulous outfit he pulled together from his parent's basement -
So glad you never let your mom throw away ANYTHING
so you were able to pull out this sweet outfit to wear

Monday, May 9, 2011

Burp Cloth Winner

And the winner of the 3 burp cloths is...
Leah Garry!


Leah, you have 24 hours to email me at
to redeem your prize. Leah can pick her 3 favorite designs!

If you're interested in ordering some burp cloths for yourself contact Emily Lowry at or feel free to contact me for more details. Each cloth is $4.

Thank you to all who entered and keep checking back for more giveaways!

*winner was selected at random using

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


We recently had a playdate with my friend Katie and her daughter Audrey. The girls had a great time playing together and Miles, well he just was along for the ride. A couple cute pictures from the day.

Yawn....what's a boy to do

Kate (2 1/2), Audrey (1 1/2) and Miles (4 1/2 wks)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mother's Day Giveaway

In honor of Mother's Day this coming Sunday I thought this would be the perfect time to do a giveaway. The winner of this giveaway will win 3 burp cloths of their choice! Great for any mom with babies or moms to be!

I personally own 5 of these adorable designs and love them. Here's why they are so great:
-Adorable designs available for girls, boys or gender neutral
-Super absorbent
-Features a larger size so that your clothing stays mess free
-Machine Washable
-The perfect gift for any new mom or mom to be!

Giveaway Details:
1 Reader will win 3 burp cloths of their choice
Giveaway ends Sunday, May 8th at 11:59 p.m. (cst)
Winner will be selected Monday, May 9th and will be selected by using

Here's how to enter:
1) Leave a comment on this blog post saying why you love your mom/love being a mom (1 entry)
2) Leave a comment on this blog telling me which burp rag design is your favorite (1 entry)
3) Post about this contest on your facebook. Here's an example of what to put: I just entered myself to win some adorable burp rags! Click here to enter yourself! (and then post a link to this blog post (1 entry)

Good luck!

Interested in ordering these uber cute burp cloths? Email Emily at $4 per burp cloth.

Monday, May 2, 2011

If You're Happy and You Know it....

While celebrating Easter at my parents, Kate entertained us with a lovely rendition of 'If you're happy and you know it' - the quickie version. So many things are entertaining about this video:
1) Kate's choice of outfit. Obviously into picking out her own clothing these days.
2) The fact that she's wearing a tank top and the weather is 30-40 degrees
3) Giant scary bunnies in the background
4) Kate's enthusiasm/facial expressions

Enjoy:) PS - a look ahead to blogs to come this week: Easter and a giveaway which probably will be announced tomorrow...get excited!