Friday, November 13, 2009

This was a year ago!?!

So I was just yapping with a coworker about her little one, who'll be walking soon. She asked me if I remember when Layla started walking and I had to take a look back at the trusty Sherman blog.

Layla took her first steps on October 22, 2008, but here's a glimpse of how well she was moving around on November 13, 2008.

She is soooo grown up now compared to this. She runs so fast I can hardly keep up with her! How did she grow up so fast in just one year!?!?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stupid Blogger - scroll down

I'm not sure why blogger does this, but if I draft a post and don't post it until after another post, it lists the older post below the newer one.

Anyway, scroll down for pics of Bean from Halloween!

Monday, November 9, 2009

32 and lovin' it

Happy Birthday to me, today! I'm the big 3-2 today and lovin' it (or so I keep trying to tell myself). Each year, my birthday gets more uneventful and less of a "to-do" than the last. Probably because I'm starting to understand what it feels like to get old and I don't want to celebrate that, and probably because the really important thing in my life is my little girl and hubby - who take up all my spare time and energy (in good and bad ways). ;)

Here are some things I've learned this year:

1. It's not selfish to think about yourself before others every once in a great while.
2. Coloring your own hair is easy and cheap. I am not above it!
3. It took me 31.75 years to grow up the courage to have someone besides my mom wax my eyebrows. They did not fall off and they look just fine.
4. I've learned to accept the things I cannot change and change the things I can (although, I don't always know the difference).
5. People who ask for advice over and over and don't take it, don't really want your advice. So, when those people continue to ask me for advice, I am going to start talking in gibberish to see what they say.
6. Glee is the best show to hit t.v. in like 32 years.
7. When it comes to kids - nothing is permanent - good or bad.
8. When it comes to kids - each day with them is better than the day before.
9. Friends who are far away and busy with lives of their own are always near and dear to my heart.
10. Family is the root of all happiness. And Zen, well, Zen is when I look into Layla's big baby blue's see all that she's learning and all that she'll learn from us.

Happy Flippin Bday to meeee!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Halloween n' Stuff

Awe... our little bumble bee. Er, Whinny the Pooh dressed as a bumble bee, that is.

Layla and her buddy Buzz Lightyear, I mean Ryan (the bee costume was his when he was little).
Proud whinny the pooh bee.
Hey, you like my punkin?

Really daddy? Really?

A little late, and out of sequence, but you know what they say about that... Better late than, well, you know how it goes. ;) Halloween at the Sherman house went off without a hitch. Layla dressed up as Whinny the Pooh, dressed up as a bumble bee. The costume was courtesy of the Roemer's (Ryan wore it when he was younger). Layla was very proud of her costume and wore it almost all night. The only time she wanted to take it off was towards the end of the Roemer party when she had been playing for some time and was getting "too ott" (too hot).

A few nights before the party, we carved the pumpkin that came from Grandma D and Grandpa Ice's house. Layla made all the decisions on the face and daddy did the carving according to her requests. Don't mind the beads in her mouth in the shots. Daddy gave her Packer beads and now she's obsessed w/them. Hence them hanging out of her mouth in some of these.

Halloween was Layla's first real exposure to candy. Wow. Now I know why parents are so over the top when people try to give their kids candy. It was like someone fed Layla cocaine with a spoon. We really tried to regulate her intake, but geeze, it was Halloween and there was candy flying at her from everywhere!! We paid for the candy intake starting at about 2:00 a.m. on Nov 1. She was up from 2:00 a.m. on and it was not pretty for mommy and daddy, who stayed up until almost 1:00 a.m. Nice move mom and dad!!