Monday, January 31, 2011

Computer Update

So we took in my computer Friday morning to Apple to get a diagnosis and see how much it would cost to repair it. Turns out the LogicBoard (MotherBoard) broke (or so they think) and needs to be replaced. It costs almost $500 to do so, which is definitely a big chunk of my bank account. Luckily for me, Apple seems to be super awesome and they are going to replace it and fix it for FREE!! Super stoked on this. Oh and as far as they can tell all of our photos and videos will be just fine!! Thank God!! So truely blessed by this outcome. Now it's just the waiting game until I get the call that I can go the 1.5 hour drive to pick it up!

If you are curious as to what happened to my computer in the first place, you can read about it here!
So until then, I won't have any fun posts up which means no Movie Monday this week. :( Hope you all have a wonderful week!

P.S. Do any of you have an iPhone 4? I'm getting one this week but can't decide between the 16gb and the 32gb...Any suggestions?? I have an iPod Nano that is 16gb and only has 4gb of space left because of all the music and videos of Roweyn that are on it. I would love LOVE love any input ya'll have for me!! Thanks a bunch!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Computer on the Frits

So back in December I talked about how my computer cord died and had to get a new one. Well this time, my computer died! Kinda freaking out! I had it on yesterday for about 10 minutes when all of a sudden I heard a pop, saw some smoke and then it shut down. It smelled like smoke and it wouldn't turn back on. It's still not turning on and I'm really hoping it's not something major. It's no longer under warranty and ALL my photos of Roweyn are on there plus new videos and I haven't backed them up onto an external hard drive for a couple months, which I am now really beating myself up over because I just had a feeling something was going to happen with my computer soon. It's been working perfectly besides having my cord die and then the occassional me not realizing my computer is dying and then it shuts off and I freak out till I realize that it's just dead. Yeah don't worry, I double checked and that's not the case this time. The battery is actually completely full, so I know I can rule that out.

So today it is being taken to the Apple store that is almost an hour and a half away from me to get looked at. Crossing my fingers that it was something really minor that can be fixed easily so that I have all my photos, videos and it doesn't cost me half my bank account to get fixed! Please send good vibes my way as I am going to be stressing about this until I find out what's wrong.

So until it's back with all my photos and videos on it (thinking positive thoughts), my posts will be very limited. So bear with me. Thanks!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy 13 Months Roweyn!

Today, my darling girl, you turned 13 months old! And what a fun month it has been!

I swear your New Years Resolutions were to start walking and talking twice as much as in 2010. Yes, you did start taking steps in December, and you have been talking since 6 months old but now you are doing it non stop. You walk EVERYWHERE now! And it's your mission to get into every. single. thing. that you couldn't get into before. I feel like we've entered new territory because now when I hold you, you squirm in my arms and you want to get down so you can walk around and play. This is so new to me! You want to open every cupboard and drawer to see what's in them and what you can take out. It's so fun to see this new side of you, but so exhausting for me to chase you around and pick up twice as much after you. Everyone is so surprised by you when they see you walk, you are still such a teeny little girl weighing only 15lbs 10oz. But you have gotten taller which helps! You are now 29 1/4in!

You seem to have developed a whole new personality. Especially with the new words you have learned like "Stop" and "Don't". Sometimes when you are getting into something you are not supposed to be in, I will tell you to stop, and you will look at me and point your finger at me while "yelling" and pretending to be mommy. I know I'm not supposed to laugh at this, but it's just so funny that it's hard not to. And of course, I don't yell, I just talk sternly. :)

Besides exploring all the new places you couldn't get to before you walked, some of your favorite things to do right now, are walk Cyder on her leash, pretend to put make up on like mommy does, climb the stairs, and read books together.

You have 8 teeth now, with 4 on their way in. You got your first owie the other day. You were trying to reach for something, lost your balance and hit your mouth on the corner of the table. You split the inside of your top lip but you were such a trooper! Only cried for a minute and you couldn't even tell just by looking at you that you had even gotten hurt. You are getting better about going to bed earlier and falling asleep in your crib. It's still a work in progress but I am so proud by how fast you have learned that it's okay to sleep in there by yourself.

I can't wait to see what this year has in store for us, I think it's going to be a very fun and exciting year! Thanks for being the best thing that's ever happened to me! I love you so much!!

Love,
Your Mama

(P.S. Photos to come later once my comp. is fixed!)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Roweyn's 1 Year Check Up | Wordless Wednesday

So on Friday, the 21st Roweyn had her 1 Year Check Up! Check out her stats!


Stats: 12.5 months
Weight: 15lbs 10oz
Height: 29 1/4in
Head: 17in

So since Roweyn's weight recheck back in the middle of November she has gained 8.5oz. Since her 9.5mo check up in October she has grown 2 1/4 in!! I'm pretty excited by how much height she has gained! But once again she has dropped down on her growing curve for weight and will have to go back in a month to be rechecked. The Dr. said that if she hadn't grown in height then he would be worried, but since she has, everything should be fine and its just the same situation as back in October. He did suggest though to keep giving her fattening foods and to try even more if we can. Roweyn and I both seem to be having issues gaining weight right now, so we are going to work together to try to gain some! And next month we will go back in to see if she gained some weight and gets back up to where she needs to be on her growing curve.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Roweyn's First Birthday! | Part 1

I thought I would share how we spent Roweyn's First Birthday, I'm a little late, but better late than never! I'm going to break it into 2 parts, there's so many photos that I think it will be better this way! Her First Birthday was on December 27th, only two days after Christmas! So crazy to think about, and if you've been following me for a little while, you'll know how I feel about them being so close together. But we did it and it was great! There were toys and clothes galore from having both days to get so many gifts and it took me a little while to get everything organized but I did it!


We spent the morning pretty much like any other morning, got up, ate breakfast, played, took a shower and then we decided to make a Birthday Cake!



Watching the cake bake!

After the cake was all baked we decided to go to the park to enjoy the nice day! Roweyn hadn't been to the park since summer so we thought it would be a fun trip to take on her Birthday. She loved swinging, opening a couple presents, playing on the slide and watching the other kids that were there.




My parents, younger sister, Roweyn, and me!







I'm going to end Part 1 here! I'll begin Part 2 with us back at home, icing the cake, opening presents and Roweyn playing in her smashcake! Stay tuned!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Movie Monday: Week Fourteen

Happy Monday! This week we have our last video of Roweyn in her 9 month stage. This was taken a week before she turned 10 months. My mom found a walker at a yard sale and got it for free....I was opposed to ever letting Roweyn use it because I have heard some negative things about putting your child in one. But all the kids in my family used one when we were little and we were fine, so I decided to let it slide and see how it goes! As long as you monitor your child, don't use it for long periods of time and make sure they are never in it around stairs, then there shouldn't be an issue! 


Roweyn loves her walker. She started going in it around 9 months and started taking steps on her own in December at 11 months. She loves being chased by us in it too! Who knows if the walker helped her at all, but it certainly didn't hinder her like some people have said they can do, and Roweyn is now fully walking but still enjoys going in it for short periods of time.


Try to excuse how ugly the walker looks and the sounds of our voices, (Haha, this camera has a terrible mic on it) and just enjoy how much fun Roweyn is having in it!

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

A New Way to Follow

I know some of you may not be into following my blog or any blog through Google if you don't have a blog or don't use Google often...So I joined NetworkedBlogs on Facebook. A super easy way to follow my blog and many others....it's just an application similar to others that Facebook offers and it sits in that sidebar to the left on your Facebook Homepage. All you have to do is click on it to open it and it will take you straight to the blogs you follow. Then all you have to do is click on the post and it takes you right to the blog post! Super easy!!


So if you would liked to follow my blog through NetworkedBlogs on Facebook you can either scroll down and look to the right of my blog under Google Followers there is a NetworkedBlogs Follwers and all you do is click Follow this Blog! Easy peasy! Otherwise just click on any of the words NetworkedBlogs in this post that are colored grey and it will take you straight to my page!


Hope that you guys will like this option! Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Our Christmas

So I know I'm a little late with this but I still want to post up photos from Christmas and in another post, Roweyn's Birthday since both of them were her First and I feel it's important! We had a wonderful relaxing day filled with family. Roweyn was very loved for her Christmas and got some wonderful gifts that she LOVES playing with! So here are some of my favorite photos from Roweyn's First Christmas!


This was a few nights before Christmas.

Christmas Eve! Opening up our pajamas!



These 3 were our presents from Santa and our Stockings!


And these were a couple of our favorite presents from Uncle Trevor and Sierra!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Movie Monday: Week Thirteen

Today we are looking at 3 videos of when Roweyn was 9.5 months old. I seemed to have taken quite a few videos that month! Just a couple of her playing with her toys, being silly and the last is when she was just learning to pull up onto furniture and walk around it! It's so weird looking back, seeing her just learning to cruise around the couch and now when I look at her she is walking circles around me! haha
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Hope you have a great week!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Roweyn's First Birthday Party

We had such a great day on Sunday for Roweyn's Birthday Party! It went so smoothly and was a great success. I couldn't have done it without the help of my Mom, who did SO much and even my younger sister Tayelor, who helped watch Roweyn and clean the house. I owe her a trip to get some frozen yogurt now! 

We did an Owl Theme with the saying "Look Whoo's Turning 1" as you saw in the sneak peak, it was so cute! I invited around 14 of Roweyn's little baby friends and had a great response with almost everyone rsvp'ing that they would be coming. The day of the party we had 5 people cancel, saying they were sick and a couple no shows. I was totally prepared for that to happen though so I wasn't worried at all and completely understood. As we all know, babies are very unpredictable. We had 7 babies come and it was the perfect amount! The ages ranged from 9.5 months up to 13.5 months. It was a great age span and they all played so well together. We didn't even have any meltdowns, besides the occasional baby beating up on another baby. Haha. We had lots of playtime with a couple breaks in between for presents, snacks and then cupcakes and the smashcake. We got wonderful photos too, there were so many cute ones that I couldn't leave many out. So I hope you have fun looking at all of them! We also took a few videos which I posted on Movie Monday that are hilarious to watch!
In the background of the last 3 images you can see some photos of me when I was young.
In the last one, the photo in the upper left corner is me on my First Birthday!
I made both the cake and the cupcakes and customized the frosting colors.
Roweyn's highchair got run into and that's why she was so upset.
I just had to take a picture though!
This last one is definitely my favorite. 
She started licking the cake and it was so funny to watch!




Monday, January 10, 2011

Movie Monday | Birthday Edition!

So yesterday we had Roweyn's First Birthday Party, so I figured we would show a few of the videos from the party!

Up first, the darling girl having the Happy Birthday Song sung to her!
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Next two are Roweyn having a blast smashing her smash cake! The last one listen to Roweyn talk about it!
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sneak Peek

Just the beginning of what it's going to look like at Roweyn's First Birthday Party tomorrow!






Monday, January 3, 2011

Movie Monday: Week Twelve

First Movie Monday of the New Year! This is when Roweyn was 9.5 months old. She loves playing with her cloth diapers almost as much as she loves wearing them!


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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year! | Top Resolutions

It's so weird to think that it's 1/1/11! But it's even weirder to think that Roweyn has lived in 3 different years even though she is only a year old! Born in 2009, we celebrated new years only 4 days after she was born, we had all of 2010 together and now we have all of 2011 and every year after together!
Roweyn celebrating her 2nd New Years

Here are a few of my top resolutions for this year in no particular order. I usually never have resolutions because I've never been good at sticking to them, but I feel like since I am a mom there are things that I need to work on, such as:


Making myself more of a priority.
           I need to take care of my body better, by remembering to eat even when I don't feel hungry (which seems to be all the time). I need to try to gain some weight so I can continue to breastfeed Roweyn.


Having my priorities straight.
         I'm pretty good about this but I want to be even better. Making sure I do what needs to be done first before sitting down to something less important.


Being more assertive with certain people and with my job.
        Making sure that everything I need to say gets said, so I can make sure I'm doing the best I can for myself and for Roweyn even though I'm afraid of it backfiring (although it probably won't). Try to put more effort into furthering my career, start really taking clients and really learning what I'm still unsure of.


Getting Roweyn on a better schedule, mostly at night.
           (She was doing pretty well with going to bed at a good time, sleeping in her crib most of the night and not waking up often. But since about November she has been going to bed later and later and I haven't done much to fix it, probably because I've been so busy preparing for all the holidays and birthdays and have been too tired.)
            So I'm going to work with her to get her to bed earlier, sleeping more in her own crib again and be better about sticking to it.


That's about it for me. Do you have any resolutions? If so, what are they? And do you have any suggestions to help me with mine?

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