I am now the mother of a one year old. It feels so weird because she doesn’t seem look like a one year old to me. Our first year with her was fantastic, and I know this year will be even better!

Has anyone heard of the htc sense cell phone? I haven’t, and I was surprised to see it’s one of the Android phones. I always thought the Droids were shaped like the iPhone, but this has a slide out keypad. It’s an interesting phone. I’ve actually been thinking about switching to the Droid because I’ve had so many problems with my current phone. I guess I need to go ahead and decide soon.

Toys, Toys, Everywhere!

Our house is FILLED with toys now that Lucy’s birthday party is over. Joe suggested we only give her one of her new toys a week but I feel like they’re her birthday toys so she should get to play with them now! And now with Christmas and Hannukah coming up, she’s going to have even more toys.

It’s time for us to take all of her newborn items to our storage unit (think playmat, swing and bouncer) to free up more room. We plan on turning her little nook where her diaper caddy is now into a play area. I think that will help free up more room.

Happy 1st Birthday, Lucy!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Lucy!
Happy Birthday to you.

Dear Lucy,
Today you are one year old. One year. It’s still hard for me to believe that a year has already gone by. You are such a joy to be around. You constantly make me laugh, and I love all the time we get to spend together. Yesterday, we celebrated your birthday at Sabbath School, and you were very interested in the plastic cake with the flaming candle that were put in front of you. You were very well-behaved, though, and didn’t try to touch the candle!


You’ve started doing high-fives. We hold up our hands and say, “High five!” and you respond by touching our hands and saying, “I fi”. It is the cutest thing EVER. You never get tired of doing it, and you look so proud of yourself.

You are still completely and totally obsessed with Tigger. And, of course, you had a Tigger birthday party! Every night after we read to you, we show you Tigger, and you go CRAZY with excitement. You wave your hands and squeal like you’re a teenage girl at a boy band concert. It’s hilarious.

You love to eat. It’s your favorite thing besides Tigger, yet you don’t gain a lot of weight. Mommy sure wishes she had that problem! You’re still wearing mainly 9 month clothes with some 12 month clothes sprinkled in. Your 9 month jeans are starting to get a little snug on you. Maybe you’ll be out of them by the time you turn 13 months old. 🙂

This last month, you finished your first ultramarathon. Of course, you didn’t START the race, but you did cross the finish line with your Daddy. It was the one thing he’s always wanted to do with you, and it made him so happy to run across the finish with you. You were really proud of it, too.



Lucy Jane, you are the light of my life. You make every day so much happier (even when you frustrate me!), and I can’t imagine my life without you. This first year has been such a great year, and I know year two will be even better. I love you more than life itself.


Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Giveaway Winner!

The winner is ….

Amber! Congrats! I will be sending you an email to get your info. My next giveaway is a great one for moms of young kids, and it will be coming up in two weeks. I’m taking this coming week off from giveaways since it’s Thanksgiving week.

We have two more days until Lucy’s birthday party. I’m so excited yet so sad at the same time. It’s going to be a fun day!