Thursday, September 16, 2010

Support a great cause AND shop for Pampered Chef!!

I'm having an online Pampered Chef show! 10% of the sales will go to benefit the Waner Children's Vascular Anomoly Foundation. Just type my name in as the host (Kristine Huber) and you're set to go!

The Waner Children's Foundation is a great cause and has been a great help and support to my friend while her daughter has gone through treatment for a hemangioma birthmark. For more information check out

Please consider helping me out with this very important cause! Thank you!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Almost there!!

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Our Lil Stinker

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1st day of preschool!!

Today was my baby's 1st day of preschool!! ACK! How did she get to be so grown up? She had a great first day (well, according to her!). She was a little overwhelmed at first - so many people! It was hard for me because you hug them goodbye and then she's whisked away into the classroom. I wish that I could have walked with her to her cubby and hung her backpack up or something. But I guess I need to get used to her doing that stuff without me, right?

Natalie's teacher, Mrs Peggy, is so sweet! She kneeled at the entrance of the classroom and gave each little kiddo a great big hug and told them how happy she was to see them. Natalie absolutely loved her, and the other teacher, Mrs Lori. From what I can gather...she hung up her backpack in her cubby, there was another Natalie in the class, there were also 2 Dylans (she got a kick out of that since her buddy at the babysitter is Dylan!), and Mrs Peggy played the guitar during circle time. They played with some playdough, ate cupcakes and goldfish crackers for snack time (interesting combo...), played with some toys, and cleaned up. And apparently she didn't talk to any boys - LOL!!!!!! She said she just wanted to talk to girls. Too funny!!

She was totally zonked when we picked her up. We took her out for lunch at Friendly's but I'm thinking we should have skipped that because she was EXHAUSTED and in a really goofy mood. AKA - driving Jeff and I BONKERS!!

All in all, it was a great day!

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My Little Model

Ava had her picture taken back in July for commercial photographer Rhea Anna.  Look at this beautiful picture!  I will certainly treasure this!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ava's Balloon

We got this balloon when we went to eat at Applebees. From the second she woke up the next morning, she would not let go of the balloon. Not even to eat breakfast.

Look at the death grip she's got on the ribbon! I couldn't get it away from her!

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Sunday, July 25, 2010


My children are playing together. NICELY. This is a monumental occassion.

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I know I shouldn't encourage her...

But she was just so stinking CUTE while pushing on the screen.

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Mom, are you freaking KIDDING?

Well, that's what it looks like she's thinking!! Sorry Ava!

YAY! Ava pooped on the potty! Well...not really. Not in the "potty training" sense. But she did poop in the potty! She's been gracing us (Jeff) with a bowel movement during bath on a pretty regular basis lately. So we decided it was time to see if she'd at least get it in the potty.

When Natalie was this age, she was doing the same thing. So, we tried sitting her on the potty and it worked! Within a few weeks she was consistently pooping on the potty either before or after the bath. I know people thought we were crazy (I know our pediatrician did!!) but I really think it helped with REAL potty training when Natalie was a little older.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Oh Ava...

You are going to be the death of me! This child is into EVERY.THING. And she thinks it is hilarious. She scoots up the stairs the second your head is turned - looks over her shoulder with a devilish grin, cracks up, and scurries up the stairs as fast as she can. She finds anything and everything that is on the floor and instantly puts it in her mouth. She is going to be my handful. Silly me!! I thought it would be my 3 year old!

Just look at her expression. You can tell she's up to no good!

Getting into the garbage can. Greaaaaat.

I wish I had gotten a better picture of this. I was unloading the dishwasher. I set her in front of this toy bin MAYBE 1 minute prior to me finding her like this. Of course I HAD to take a picture before I rescued her. LOL!!!!!! I cannot believe she actually climbed into the toy bin...and then got stuck.

She was none too happy when I pulled her out of the toy bin, so she decided to start chucking her toys all over the place. And this all happened before lunch. I'm tired.

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Pro Pics sneak peak!

I won a contest through a local baby photographer, SH portraits and we had the girls pictures taken right before the 4th of July. They turned out so beautiful! Here is our sneak peak from SH Portraits Facebook page.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I needed this.

After a craptastic sweet husband thought he'd make breakfast for dinner. Super French Toast topped with Whip Cream.

 need CREAM to make whipped cream. Jeff thought he'd try to make it out of whole milk.


Ava wasn't impressed.

And Natalie was very concerned that Daddy was messing up her dinner. Such a little helper. Sort of.