Monday, July 25, 2011

Bestest Cousins

They were both in heaven...just being together.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

An Emotional Train Wreck

So far this pregnancy has been completely different from when I was pregnant with Haylie.  With Haylie, I was sick 24/7 for the first trimester, then craved watermelon and Diet Coke like it was my job.  With this pregnancy and Baby 2, I haven't been sick at all (thankfully!) but I have been ridiculously tired where I literally have to take naps every day (and will probably continue for awhile).  I am also so hungry but the majority of the time, nothing sounds good and then I feel sick from hunger.  When I do want something, it's very specific.  Like sushi, peachy-o's, peaches, salt and vinegar kettle chips, fried chicken, list gets longer and more diverse every day.  And it's mostly junk.

Starting the 12th week (this past Thursday) has had it's ups and downs.  When I drink soda, it makes my stomach hurt and feel like I want to vomit.  And not to emotional bomb has apparently dropped on me.  All weekend I have been susceptible to spontaneously erupting into serious tears.  Just one little thing can set me off and it's downhill from there.  I'm not sure where this came from or why it's just now happening, but I feel sorry for anyone who crosses my path!!  Take this as your warning...

I've also been really bad about documenting things.  With Haylie, I have this book called "The Belly Book" where I could document feelings, current events, pictures of the growing belly, etc.  It's so cute and I had every intention of getting one for baby 2, but so far, I have yet to purchase one.  If I never get around to it, I'll just hide Haylie's just so Baby 2 doesn't feel left out.  That's fair, right?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It's Zoo Time!

Today we braved the heat with our friends Erin and Liesel and had a really good time.  Our zoo is phenomenal and has so many fun things for little ones to enjoy.  We just got our elephants back so that's always a must see.  This time we got to see them a lot closer than usual.

The baby is laying between the mom and aunt.

Then off to the splash park in the Children's Zoo!  This is always a highlight for H.

And then to end the morning, a quick swing at the playground.

Fun day!  If it weren't so dang hot, we'd be here a lot more. 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Retail Therapy

So I love being thrifty, especially when I can find things that I want or just need to have!  I've learned that not always paying retail price is the way to go.  I'm not sure if that's something that was passed down to me or something I've had to learn going from two incomes to one.  Either way, here are a few places around Edmond that are always good for a look.

Consigning Sisters - this cute clothing shop is definitely not an awesome place to actually consign your own clothes (weird customer service) but EVERY time I go in there, I find something I like!  The prices are about 50 - 75% off retail and are (mostly) name brand clothing.  You can't really go in looking for something specific though - odds are you won't find it.

HopeFully Yours - this is a great place because it serves a great cause.  All proceeds go to fund the Hope Prenatal/OB clinic and to buy staples in the food packages for clients.  They have good prices on clothes as well as maybe some household items too.

I recently had some great luck at Goodwill too! I needed to get a few more items for Haylie before the next consignment sales and I'm too cheap to buy new!  I found over 9 new shirts, a game and 3 books for less than $20.  You can't beat that at Target.

I know some people aren't into buying second hand.  To each his (her) own...but I'd rather save a buck or two - especially on the kid since her sizes and interests in toys are changing so frequently lately!!

Happy shopping!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Day for Missions

It's never a good thing when you are sitting in church, just passed your kid off to a friend and notice a big wet spot on your skirt.  Awesome.  I guess we soaked up every last inch of that diaper and then some!!  Anyway, today our church had a wonderful church service.  Once a year, we have everyone meet at the same time (we normally have to have 2 services) and although it's tight, it's awesome.  We have one contribution where everything goes towards missions for one whole year.  Although this year we were a little short (less than $1,000) of the $655,000, God is so good!!  Our church does wonderful things with all the funds it gives to missions all over the world.  I still think each year the goal is an enormous number.  My church back in DE would die to have that in a total of 5 years as a budget, not just one day of giving.  We have an amazing group of believers who are undeniably self-less when it comes to missions.  I am so proud to be a part of an amazing church.

I cried not once, twice, or even three times today.  I was just a steady flow of tears.  I was borderline with a nasty cry. I think it started with the two baptisms, then the videos of children singing, then the sight of our own MRCC kids singing in another language.  Justin got a good picture.  I think this is about the time where I came back in with Haylie for the third time.

Yep, it's packed!
Anyway, it has been a great but very busy weekend.  I'm ready for Monday to just relax a little.  Maybe it will get below 102 degrees?  I can only wish.  I didn't know I was now living in the Sahara Desert.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Old Friends

This past weekend we went on a roadtrip to Wichita, KS to see one of my oldest friends ever.  The Bonds, known as Ryan, Katie, Coralie & Madeline, welcomed us to their home and we just had a very relaxing weekend.  Their friendship is great to us - I feel like even though we don't see each other all the time, we can pick up exactly where we left off!

Katie and I met when we were, what, 5 years old?  Our parents became instant best friends when we moved to Delaware and therefore, we had no other option.  We didn't mind though - we had so much fun when we were little girls.  We spent summers, church vacations, family vacations, and weekends together. Mostly, we just annoyed our big sisters by being so cool.  Our families were inseperable...until Katie's family moved away by a job transfer.  I'm very proud that Katie and I have kept in contact over the years, thanks to email and most recently Facebook and blogs.

Here is the second (third?) generation of the Cornett/Peterson best friends in the making.

While we had a fun weekend, we were not without a time out or two.  This is the face she makes while in time out...I'm sorry we annoyed you so.

But I think the worst best part of the weekend was when Justin discovered their new Honda Odyssey.  I think he fell in love and now thinks we should own one.  I have a HUGE mental block when it comes to owning a mini-van, but riding in a few lately, I might be swayed...with a lot of convincing.  I do admit it would be nice to have more room, and to me, this one doesn't look exactly like a van...but who knows what will happen?! 

Thanks Bonds for the great weekend.  Please come to Oklahoma soon!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Worm

"The Worm" is my new nickname that the Hubby has given me.  Endearing, I know. 

It all started with "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers recommended by my friend Amy.  This book is AMAZING and left me in tears several times.  It's the fiction version of the biblical book of Hosea, where a man marries a prosititute (led by God) and the trials of that relationship.  This book will definitely give you a new outlook on love for your spouse and love for God. 

Next was "Something Borrowed" by Emily Giffin.  This is the same book that is based on the movie.  Haven't seen the movie, but I was disappointed by the book.  It was a lot of sex, scandal and back-stabbing.  You do want love to prevail at the end, but I think it's a horrible way to get there.  After I finish with my current trilogy, I will be reading "Something Blue" which is the sequal.  I'm willing to give it a shot.  Hopefully to redeem the first one.

But right now, I'm completely obsessed with "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins.  I read the first of the trilogy in a couple of days.  It is intense, it is gory, but it is good.  You are rooting for Katniss, the main character and are just hoping her strength prevails.  It's a book in the future, with the current state of North America completely obliterated and all that remains is the Capitol and 12 districts surrounding it.  There was a 13th, but that district had an uprising and was taken out by the Capitol. To ensure the people of Panem don't forget who is in charge, they hold the Hunger Games in which 1 boy and 1 girl from each district are taken to an arena to fight to the death.  Currently I'm in the middle of the middle book and I have the last one to get to.  P.S. It is much better than Twilight.  You heard me.

In between a few of those, I read "Ever After" which is based exactly on the movie.  It was a good, simple read that I picked up at a garage sale.  I wouldn't immediately rent it from your local library, but if you are ever needing something to read and it comes your way, I'd give it a chance.

I'm off to worm it up.  I've got to finish that trilogy!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Funniest Kid Ever

It's been awhile (in my mind at least) since I've had a "Haylie" post.  She is getting pretty hysterical to be around lately.  She's been putting things down her small bubble containers that make her look...boyish.

She insists on feeding herself with "adult" utensils, no plastic baby forks allowed!!  Once she gets out of her highchair, she climbs immediately into another chair at the table and wants to eat whatever is there.

She still has the paci, but can go longer stretches without it.  Thank the good Lord.
Every morning, she gives you everything out of her crib - 2 blankets, 2 bears, 1 pillow before she herself will get out.  It all has to go on the floor or else she will come back later and cry until you help her get them out of her crib.

She says, "Ohhhh, okay!" or, "Ohhhh, noooo."

Time out has become interesting - the other day Justin put her in time out and she usually screams and cries the whole time.  This last time, she just stood there in the same place with a smirk on her face.

She can unlock child locks.

Whenever she talks to Caramel the cat, she says in a really high pitched voice, "Hiiiiiiii!  Hii Co-co!!"  She LOVES Caramel and is so excited to see her every. single. time.  She is totally my daughter.

When she is "on the phone," pretending to talk to someone, she starts out saying "Hi" and then ends her conversation with a "Bye" and puts her finger on the phone like she is clicking the button to hang up.

My mom is trying to teach her sign language for "I love you".  She can't get the hang of the finger position, so she just crosses her first two fingers and points them in your direction.  That's her version of I love you.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


My mom, sister and I decided yesterday to take a day trip up to Enid to see my fabulous Aunt Barbara.  We left early so we could meet for brunch and then off to see her cute beauty shop where she works.  This is my first time to see it - it's been a long time since I've been back to Enid.  I need to go more often just to see my Aunt B.  All of the girls - all 5 of us! - got hair cuts.  My sweet niece Evie got hers cut for the first time.  My mop top kid Haylie got hers trimmed, even though it will still be twirled around her paci much to my dismay.  Here are some pics of Haylie's cut.  I didn't get any before or afters of the adult cuts...that would have required thinking ahead.

All done!  First time to get a lollipop reward for sitting so still!

Thanks Aunt Barbara for your generosity today!  We had a lot of fun.  Hope to see you again soon!!