Sunday, April 10, 2011


This year, I have never been so happy for Spring to come. I don't know if it was our rather rough Winter, or the feeling that Winter would never end, or the fact that I need to get this toddler of mine out and let her play in the sunshine! Finally, Spring has indeed come! Today, April 11th, it hit 80 degrees here in Dayton, Ohio! I know it will be cool again before Spring comes to stay, but right now I am just basking in the moment, and enjoying my little bit of sunburn on my arms and chest. :)

Last year about this time I did a post titled "Happies". I thought it was such a great idea when I saw it on a friend's blog. A fun way to count your blessings. :) So today, in my chipper-spring time mood, I walked around the house and captured some of my Springtime Happies. Sometimes it's the simple things that make me smile...

  • I am LOVING the signs of Easter throughout my house...

Paisley's Favorite Easter Decoration. She swings the bunnies, and loves the squirrel!

  • And a few non-Springtime Happies. This tray was a birthday gift from my sister in law and I LOVE it. It's the perfect touch to a corner in my kitchen. Matches perfectly, and add a daisy to anything and it makes it Spring-y!

Random? ABSOLUTELY, but boy oh boy does this make me happy! Tyke has always had major barking issues that started really driving me nuts once Paisley was born. I went back and forth about a shock collar, and ultimately couldn't do it. This precious jewel here, transmits a high pitch noise (only he can hear) when he barks, that basically distracts him and he stops barking! PERFECT for nap time especially! I have even been known to lay it at my neighbor's fence line during Paisley's nap time to "distract" the constantly yapping pup over there. Works like a charm.

And of course, my all time favorite "Happy". The angel that makes me the happiest in the world... I mean, really, have you ever seen anything so sweet?!?!

Bringing her Momma flowers! Ugh this girl has me figured out!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fun at Gigi and Poppa Ron's!

Paisley and cousin Carson had a fun playing with the car when we were in TN a couple of weeks ago. Carson was so great to push her around in the car, and was so patient while she got in, and out, in and out. :) Paisley loves her cousins, and playing at Gigi and Poppa Ron's!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Trip to the Zoo

While in TN last week, Jason, Paisley, and I took a quick trip to the Chattanooga Zoo. We had a great time! Paisley loves animals, much like her Momma, and enjoyed every one we saw. She would make the different animals sounds and studied each animal. Once she had looked long enough, she would say "All done! Bye-bye!"

We bought a Cincinnati Zoo pass for the next year and we look forward to many more Zoo trips with our Little Miss!


Not a fan of sitting on the animals yet, but she was very happy to ride with her Daddy in the Monkey Sleigh :) then pet the animals afterwards!


Paisley loves to YIDE! (slide!) And play on any playgroup equipment for that matter! We took her to a small play area while in TN after we went to the zoo. She had a great time yyyyyyyiding!

Lady Vols!

Jason and I went to see the Lady Vols play last Monday night in the "Elite Eight". It was so nice to get out and have some sort of a date, and so thankful for the tickets that were given to us from one of Jason's attendings, and for Carrie coming to keep Paisley while we went! We had a good time, despite the Lady Vols playing efforts... :)

P's New Favorite Place...

I have mentioned it before, but it's worth saying again, Paisley is a CLIMBER. She has recently learned to climb on the couch by herself. And the bed. And the high chair. And so on! It really wouldn't be an issue, but the couch in not quite high enough, she wants to get on the top part of the couch, so she stands up and tries to continue to climb. So, as you can imagine, you can't take your eyes off of her these days! She also stands up in her chair and on the ARM of her chair, and I just had to move her crib away from the rocking chair in her room because she was putting her foot through the slats, and standing on the arm of the rocking chair! What am I going to do with this child when she starts climbing out of her crib?!?!

I read an article one time about containing a "climbing toddler" and it said that you may at times feel as if you are living with the likes of a mountain goat... Indeed, Paisley. Indeed.