Sunday, May 4, 2014

We're Still Here

My posts the past few months have been spotty… at best. What can I say, Iv been a little busy. I would love to get on my soap box about being able to be home more but this is a blog and not a novella so I will move on.
So where do I start???? Since my last post, the lenten season began. I gave up Pinterest… this was not an east task. I pretty much avoided the computer at all costs (hence the lack of posts). Also,

Layla began swimming class, which she absolutely loves!

We prepared for Easter. 
Layla inspected all the Easter eggs.

 She went for her first ride on the swings….

...wore her first pigtails...

 ...learned how to give kisses (they are like slobbery cheek french kisses but Ill take it)... 

...turned 5 months...

…learned to slick her tung out (which she is totally proud of)...

 ...began sitting up on her own…

...and turned 6 months!!!

I have some more updates planned in the next few days but for now… back to work.

Monday, March 3, 2014

4 month update

This month can be summed up in one word… SUCK. 
Ok, I'm just kidding but somewhere in the last 4 weeks Layla has decided that absolutely everything belongs in her mouth. Her cloths, her toys, her car seat, her mommy's cloths when we are out in public so I always have a big beautiful drool mark. I know its completely normal and I heard my girlfriends share similar stories when their kids were little but I never really realized the magnitude of the word… EVERYTHING. 
In all seriousness though, I can't believe my little baby is 4 months old. I tell her to stop growing and stay exactly as she is almost everyday. Layla has the best temperament. She is always smiling and laughing. She is comfortable with most new people. Tim and I love to see other peoples reaction when she smiles and talks to them, like she makes them feel so special.
Weight: 13.4 lbs
Height: 25.5 inches
Likes: Swimming in the bathtub, talking, putting absolutely everything in her mouth, Television (as much as we try to keep her away, she practically breaks her neck to catch a peek any time she has the chance. Dislikes: Being startled. So let me explain this one, Tim and I are not running around the house trying to secretly frighten our baby!!! Sometimes she gets startled with random noises like clearing your throughout or sometimes when you speak to loud. Accomplishments: Started eating table food. Her 1st vegetable was sweet potato which she liked… spiting out several times. 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday Favorites

Spring is here and its time to clean out the old and bring in the color. Although Layla is to little to you to notice, I made the commitment to start decorating for the holidays (and take it down in an appropriate manner. We aren't going to be one of those houses with a Christmas tree in May).
Iv found a few DIY Spring/Easter ideas on Pinterest (aka the reason for my insomnia) these are some of my favs
Somebody find me a home with a fire place in south florida so I can hang this easter egg garland! Thank you. That is all. 

This egg wreath is adorable. I would love to make one for the door of the baby's room.

I really really love this monogramed wreath but have little to no faith in my ability to make it. Thankfully its for sale. 

It is important to remember the reason for the season. I love this printable chalkboard sign. 

Love these bright and colorful sofa pillows. They are so inviting and cheerful. 

Definetly will be making is adorable Easter bunting. Layla has a little bunny butt pajama so naturally the entire house much match my daughters butt. Duh! lol

Saturday, February 22, 2014

We've Missed You

It's been a few weeks since Iv been able to post. These days have been flying by. So I figured I would share our what has been going on in the Berrieum household in the past few weeks iv been Blogspot.MIA. WARNING: most of the following pictures contain heartwarming cuddles. If you are not interested in heartwarming, wonderful, fantastic, cute, loving baby cuddles then you may way to seek professional assistance... And do not read any further. 
Mommy and Layla time

Daddy and Layla time. 
Big girl trying to hold her bottle all by herself

First time tasting sweet potatoes. 
"Nasty mommy"
"May I please have more?" 

Baby Too Cool. 

Scratching herself in the face (mommy cried more than she did)

Snap chatting lol

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Daddy & Daughter Valentine's Date

I love the idea of a Daddy Daughter date. Date nights are a great way for father and daughter to bond, for him to show her how future suiters should treat her and gives mommy a chance to get her nails done uninterrupted (works for me).
Being that it is our first Valentine's Day as a family, I think it would be special for Layla and Tim to have their 1st date night. Soooo, I might have to take a back seat for a little while  but I can enjoy my flowers and chocolates (hint hint) solo until the baby goes to sleep. Here are some cute ideas for daddy daughter Valentine's:

Im also completely in love with these Valentine's Day Card holders from Pottery Barn. Im definitely ordering them! Poor future children. Hopefully Pottery Barn keeps them in stock for a while. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

3 month update & Happy 100th Day Birthday

Tim vetoed the half naked baby pics of his little princess so I figured, if we must wear cloths... Accessorize. 

Weight: 12 pounds
Likes: Bath time. Kicking her play gym, her changing station, her parents... pretty much anything within leg reach. Watching TV (as much as we try to keep her away). Her nuk pacifier (oh yea, she's brand bougie) 

Dislikes: Tummy time on anything but mommys tummy

Accomplishments: Starting to form teeth! Tasted prunes, grapes, watermelon, carrots and sweet potato. Can sit up straight for several minutes (still need some pillow support). Started laughing out loud. Started pronouncing "g" sound and beginning to attempt "ow" sounds. Slept through the night 8:00pm-8:00am. 
*Layla talks and moves in her sleep. You put her down facing one direction and she turns around, hangs her feet out of the crib, and usually we find her on the complete opposite side facing the opposite direction. 

* My baby thumb sucker. This month Layla learned to suck her thumb. It was a long and frustrating process for her (as well as Tim and I as we are endlessly trying to keep her hands out of her face). She wanted to suck her thumb so badly she would spit the pacifier out and literally hit herself in the face trying to get her finger in her mouth. "That freaking hand won't stay still!!!" 
One day, she's laying on her play gym while I'm doing a quick chore around the house and I notices it gets really suspiciously quiet. I look at her just in time to catch her thumb find its way into her mouth.... Hallelujah! She was so received (until I pulled the thumb out and threatend to find the mittens) 
Let the battle begin. 

I can't believe my tiny baby is 100 days old. As much as I can't want to see her reach her milestones, I wish I could freeze time and have her stay this little forever. Happy 100th Day Birthday Layla-Kay

Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Favorites

This weekend is all about getting my house ready for Valentine's Day. Here are some DIY V-Day decorations that I <3. 

Valentines Day Mantel by Landeelu

Love Yarn Letters by My Sisters Suitcase

valentine's Day pillowcases by Brit+Co

Little Gold Hearts by Style Within Reach

Iv Got a Crush on You Printables by Yellow Umbrella Designs

 Valentines Heart attack by House that Lars Built

Scratch off Valentines Cards by The story of Pat and Lindsay

Valentines Day Subway art by The Tomkat Studio

Button Burlap Heart by Southern Lovely