Monday, February 28, 2011

Mommy advice

One of the best pieces of advice that I can give to moms/moms to be is...

buy your diapers from Amazon!


Let me show you...

Take a package of newborn diapers. I started using pampers because thats what was given to us in the hospital and they seemed to work the best.  I remember the first couple weeks, Makayla went through about, hmmmmm...10-13 diapers a day I think.  Thats a lot.  Cornell and Grandma Wick spent many days driving to and from Walmart for us. I think we own stock in Pampers now.

Pampers Swaddlers Dry Max Diapers, Size N, 84 Count

So at Walmart...this pack of Pampers swaddlers newborn is about $19 or $20 dollars(last time I bought that size).  Now at Amazon it is listed for $18.76.  But here is the catch...if you sign up for "subscribe and save" and "amazon mom," you get 15% off for each program for a total of 30% off.  Plus free 2 day shipping!  So for this box of diapers, it comes to $13.15 plus tax...That's way better than any coupon.

The free 2 day shipping also applys to everything else you buy that is fulfulled by Amazon.  So if I order a book or DVD from amazon, I don't pay shipping and I get it in 2 days.  Could it get better?! Lol.
I also order our baby wipes the same way...

Sidenote: I've been researching baby wipes and am slightly scared by my findings... so I think I'm going to try making our own wipes(as soon as I get all the ingredients).  More on that later.  Anyways, tell your friends, sister, coworkers, etc.  It really is a good deal and can save you quite a bit of money over time!

And I am all about saving money!

In other news, Makayla has been really stressed out lately.. as you can tell from this picture...

Just chillin. Watching a little Baby Einstein. In her walker.

Life is rough :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Makayla's new trick...

Can you tell what they are? Oh yes...teeth marks.  On her crib.
She has started to get her second tooth(on the bottom too) and decided one day after a nap that she would just chew on her crib railing!? I came in the room when I heard that she was awake and found brown stuff all over her mouth.  Yes, gross!  I washed out her mouth immediately, obviously freaked out that she would ingest some of the paint and become sick.  She is fine but now the crib is wrecked.
Any other moms ever experience this?

Lil stinker :)

Have you seen these necklaces all over blog world? I finally made one the other night...just did it baby sized :)  So easy.  Only problem is that I only had black felt which you can see coming from behind the rosettes.  Makayla actually kept it on while I took a few pictures of her.  Usually she rips off anything I put on her that is not a shirt and pants!

And I saved the best for last...
Makayla and I get to come home next month to Minnesota! My parents are having a double birthday party for Noah(turning 2) and Makayla(turning 1).  I'm so excited!  Maybe it will warm up a little bit for us. :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Walker movement

Short video but it shows how Makayla figured out her walker today :)

And here's one per Grandma's request...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy happy love day

I can't say it enough...I love Valentine's day.

But what I really really love is this guy...

Yes I am cheesy and put that heart around our faces :)
So we did our Valentines stuff this weekend since Mondays are such a busy day for us both.

My wonderful husband surprised me with a great gift...

Toms shoes.
Have you ever heard of them? They are awesome.  Comfy and cute, but the best part is for every one pair that you buy, they give a free pair to a child in need! Doesn't get much better than that!  Cornell got a black pair for Christmas and he loves them.  I also surprised him and got him a cream colored pair.
Great minds think alike.
+ Two become one.
=getting each other the same gift for Valentines day.

 We had a super yummy breakfast yesterday.  Ate it so fast I didn't even get to take a picture to put up.
It's called "strawberry stuffed french toast" and it is awesome.  If you like all things french toast-cream cheese-strawberries-powdered sugar...than you will love this.  Here's the recipe.

I also did some cupcake baking but will write on that later :)

Here is my other valentine...

Yeah, mom.  Your crazy if you think I'm gonna wear this thing.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Makayla turned 10 months old on February 6th! Few things that are going on in her little adventurous world...

  • Busy little bee.  She goes none stop. Crawling and pulling herself up on everything.  Favorite things are mommy and daddy's cellphones, remote control, pulling dvd's out of the cases, picking up miscellanous lint/loose particles on the carpet, ripping up kleenex/paper towel/toilet paper to shreds.  Fun stuff right? :)
  • Waving bye.  Well not really a wave, but a hand up in the air.  
  • Gives some nice, slobbery, wet kisses.  If we say "Makayla, give mommy a kiss," she will turn and give us a smooch, open mouthed.  Haha.  Only something parents would get a kick out of.
  • She loves Charlotte.  Charlotte does not love her. Seems to find her a bit annoying at this stage.  Charlotte is constantly getting up to move if Makayla comes near her.  I think she got her ears pulled one too many times.  Luckily, we never have to worry about her nipping at Makayla or anything.
  • Has reached the 20lbs mark.  Which means time for a new car seat!
  • Plays her own game of peek-a-boo by turning her head to the side and then back to you real fast, laughing at the same time.  Adorable.
  • Laughs at herself while she's playing.  It makes me laugh too. 
  • Still just that one tooth on the bottom :)

    Saturday, February 5, 2011


    Hi gals!

    The winner of the BAGGU bags and coookies is....

    Random Integer Generator

    Here are your random numbers:


    Timestamp: 2011-02-05 18:59:35 UTC

    Which is Kim! Yay! You will love your bag(I got one too)!

    I know I said I would mail out this morning, but that didn't work Monday it will be :)

    Thanks for comments/tips/entries girls! Fun!