Life last week & weekend, via my iPhone & Instagram

Learning how to use a spoon, not quite there yet.
Smiles for mama.
Celebrating every moment I do my hair & make-up (it's an accomplishment, people!!)
Making herself laugh.
Saving tons of time & energy by shredding chicken in my KitchenAid! (Do it when chicken is hot, right out of oven, use paddle attachment, speeds 4-6 for 30 seconds. Lifesaver!!)
Loving toy cars & learning to share with cousin Tadd.

Watching Elf while sick mama sleeps.
Seeing my beautiful friends sealed to their sweet twins (And I still take credit for them getting together. Met at a birthday party I threw! Me! I introduced them!! Look at them now!)
Rides through the canyon to put a babe to sleep.
Costco trips.
New hairstyles! She finally sits still long enough for me to get it into a little top-knot nubbin!
Great friends with Great-Grandma.
Happy to be in Idaho with family!
Mesmerized by Angry Birds (she loved Aunt Lynn's iPad!)
 Taking her first steps!! Who knew the motivation she needed was just an iPad playing a Toy Story story?
Shoshone Falls. Mama freaking out even though I knew baby's head was too big to fit through those slots.
Hat tolerator. These were precious moments when baby actually kept the hat on.

So glad I finished this post. Now to go curl up in bed and get some more rest while babe's still sleeping! Being a sick mama is not fun. Thank goodness for PBS kids and our stand-by babysitter, Elf the movie.

 

25 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness, she is just adorable. I loveeee her hair. I can't wait until Aria has enough hair that I'll be able to do something fun with it -- if she'll sit still long enough to let me, anyway. :)

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    1. Thanks! It is so nice to finally be able to do something with her hair. I remember in December when she barely had enough to pin with a barrette and I was ecstatic!

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  2. She looks a lot like Eric!! Feel better:)

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    1. Oh goodness. When you see them together, they look like twins! I feel like I need to carry around a baby picture of me so people can see she had my coloring back then too. Haha!

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  3. I agree, make-up is an accomplishment! There is one picture where he really looks like Eric.

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    1. Twins! We get that all the time. Especially since my hair is dark now.

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  4. Just wanted to stop by and say hello from the hop. Your little one is beautiful and I can really learn a lot from you :) I'm a new follower and if you'd like please follow me back at www.nerdymomfitmom.blogspot.com Thanks!

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    1. I'm so sorry it's taken me forever to get back to you. Thank you so much for stopping by! Love your blog!

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  5. Thanks for joining the snarky mama group! :) look forwars to following you! You have a beautiful little girl!

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    1. Thanks! I was so excited when I saw the name of the group. Fits me to a t sometimes!!

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  6. Hey Tracie,
    Thanks for commenting on and following my blog. I'm following you back now. Your blog is great, and these pictures are absolutely adorable. I love the hair clips and ponytails. My daughter is 8 months old, and her hair is ALMOST long enough for hair clips. Can't wait. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you how I really admire how honest and open your blog is. It's great to read about the experiences of another new mom, and to know that someone else goes through the exact same things. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
    -Laura

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  7. Beautiful photos, love the makeup! Yay first steps :D x

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  8. Hi there,
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful site on the blog hop. Beautiful family. I am not following you. Hope you will come over and visit as well.
    Cynthia

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  9. She is adorable!! It's so fun when they start walking. :)

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  10. Love your pictures. Ive used instagram before but never had any sucess like most people do.
    Now that your lil one is walking, enjoy the chase! lol.
    New follower from blog hop
    http://www.greatfamilyadventures.com

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  11. It was so good to see you! What a fun day, watching family get sealed! And P.S. your baby is as cute in real life as in the pictures. What a doll!

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  12. Found you on the blog hop! Beautiful pictures...take as many as you can! Life never slows for later :)
    Jennifer
    http://www.jenster-notjustanothermom.blogspot.com

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  13. Hey there! I know you came by and commented on my blog a while ago, and I truly hadn't meant to ignore you. Things have just been so crazy lately I'm still playing catch-up!

    Anyway, super cute pictures! Kids are so fun!

    I also looked over you PPD post. I've had lots of friends who've had it and written about it. I did too after one of my kids. I think more and more people are getting a little more vocal about it. So good for you for sharing your experiences. I'm sure it's helped someone out there!

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  14. So adorable! Love your pics and post. :)

    Just followed you on google friend connect. Hope I get a follow back. Thanks!

    themommist.blogspot.com

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  15. What lovely pics!


    Great shots and great post.

    Claire

    http://www.teachlovewrite.blogspot.com

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  16. what would we do without our phones. i seriously love that we can document everything now. love the post. found you via morning letters.

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  17. Love your blog! Just became your new follower. Thanks for following me as well! (Something to Call my Own- jenniferabergman@blogspot.com).

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  18. She is the cutest thing ever! oh my goodness! and you are beautiful!

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  19. What sweet pictures. I love those first sweet steps!

    OvertiredMommy.com

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  20. Super cute blog!! New followers from MBC :)

    www.highheelsandhotdeals.com

    We'd love more followers! :)

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