Thursday, August 28, 2008


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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Dear Ryleigh,

Wow, in just 3 days you will be 21 months old! Where has the time gone? Pretty soon we will be having your 2nd birthday party. I will be the mother of a 2 year old!? You are such an amazing little girl. Evey day is a new adventure and you have taught me so much. Here I am supposed to be teaching you, and your teaching me.
You know what you want and what you don't want. That's for sure. You make it known that everyone else knows what you want as well. You have formed a very special bond with your "dubba" (blanket for those of you that are not fluent in Ryleigh yet). "Dubba" goes everywhere with us and is very rarely out of your sight. I'm trying to get you to take "little dubba" when we leave the house and keeping your big dubba at home. Sometimes you go for it, sometimes you put your little foot down and make it very clear that's not going to happen...hehe.
Your eating is improving some, but its not the greatest. Getting you to try new things doesn't happen very often. Usually it only happens when you initiate it. Most of the time you find out that what you have tasted, you actually like! Imagine For breakfast you eat things like Cheerios, Maple Brown sugar oatmeal, cinn. toast and a cup of milk. Lunch and dinner are usually just grazing here and there. When you tell me your hungry Ill give you a healthy choice like fruit, cottage cheese, string cheese, buttered noddles, mac n cheese, spaghetti or peas with butter and sprinkle cheese. Those are your favorites.
Your learning so much in the last month or so. Some of the things we are working on are: numbers, shapes, colors and animal sounds. You understand the concept of counting, but everything is 2 with you. You will through your bean bags in the bucket and say 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 for all of them. Its a work in progress I guess. Your colors, you know Yellow, brown, pink and green the best. Every once in a while you will get some others like purple, blue and red. Shapes, you know Heart, star, moon (crescent shape) and circle. We are working on Triangle and square also, but your having a hard time with those. Animal sounds you know, Cat (that's my favorite one you do), duck, cow, horse, dog, sheep and frog.
You love cartoons! Your favorite is Oswald. I have no idea why, but you love that octopus! You other favorites are Dora, Diego and backyardigans.
Your speech is amazing! You know exactly how to get your point across as to what you want. Your putting 3 words together now also. You are so polite too. You always say thank you. It makes me even more proud of you to hear you say it, cause it means that I'm doing something right as a mom. I love you more than you know. One day when your a mom and you look at your child and your hear explodes with love, then you will know how much I love you...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Company Picnic

Yesterday was my moms company picnic. I got Ryleigh to nap early and we headed over around 1pm. We had a yummy catered lunch! Ryleigh was playing with some other kids and they had a ball. She wanted it, but didn't want to play what they were playing. God forbid she *gasp* SHARE THE BALL. LOL So I went up to the car and got her ball so she would run around with them. We tryed to get her to throw it to the other kids so they could throw it back to her. But that involved letting go of the ball and another child just might take she would have none of that! After that we went and played on the playground, then took a paddle boat ride. She liked the boat, but HATED the life vest she had to wear. Ill post a pic of her crying about it. We had a great day!

If you look at the pic below you will see she has HER ball, and is trying to take the pink one too!

I dont know what she was doing, but she looks like such a big girl doing



Mad Ryleigh. She kept saying "done done done" and "Off Off"
Whats that?
Whats that?
My attempt at a pic of all of Ryleigh looks super thrilled!
3 generations

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Duck says WHAT??

Today we went to my MILs house. FIL has a little stuffed Aflac duck. When you squeeze it, it says "Aflac". Ryleigh was playing with it and laughing. I didnt thing she was really listening to it. Later I was asking her some animal sounds. When I asked "what does the duck say?" Her reply was "Aflac!" LMAO! She cracks me up!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Tiffany's Trinkets

Tiffany's Trinkets is now up and running on For this week I am offering a grand opening discount code "GrandOpen". With that you will get Free shipping this week only.
Come in and check it out. Give me some tips and pointers on what y ou like and what you dont like. Or what you would like to see in the store. If I use your idea I will send you a special discount code! Thanks!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Moment of Chaos

Let me set the scene for you. Ryleigh was in her bean bag chair watching her "toon toons". I was taking a a min to check email on the computer. The dogs were sleeping in the computer room beside me. There is a knock at the door. Instantly the dogs spring into action and tear towards the door barking like I mean the good watch dogs they are. This scares the living daylights out of Ryleigh and shes now terrified, crying, running down the hall screaming at the top of her little lungs "MAMA MAMA MAMA MAMA" I just up and pick her up. Go to the front door and tell them to hold on. I get one dog by the collar while holding a screaming, crying Ryleigh in the other arm and manage to get the dog in the bedroom. Oh and did I mention when I picked Ryleigh up that she was soaking wet because she decided to un-velcro one side of her diaper and peed all over herself and her clothes? So I grab dog #2 by the collar while im still holding a screaming, crying wet Ryleigh. I open the door to the bedroom while yelling "stay stay" and dog #1 runs back to the door. I put dog #2 in the back bathroom and go to the front door again. The guys laughing as I say for the 20th time..."hold on". So again I grab dog #1 and start to walk back to the bedroom with him. I step in the potty chair cup, trip, but manage not to fall. I bet the guy got a kick outa that one. FINALLY I get the dogs situated and go to the front door. Say "Im sorry" and let him in to clean the carpets. Ryleigh is still crying, but atleast shes a little calmer. I get a diaper and take her to the bedroom to change her. Then we watched as they cleaned the carpets and Ryleigh told them "bye bye" while waving ever 2 seconds because she wanted them to leave.

Monday, August 4, 2008


Today is my moms birthday! She is ___yrs old! (now did you really think I was going to tell you how old she is? She just might kill me for doing that...haha)


Tiffany, Bobby, Ryleigh, Harley and Chopper too :D

Friday, August 1, 2008

Tiffany's Trinkets

That is the name of my buisness! Ive added a few things to etsy, and Im going to start a store at hyena cart next. That will probally be sometime next week though.

So if your looking for a special birthday gift or christmas gift please keep me in mind. If you dont see what you looking for in my store, just let me know and Ill do a custom piece for you.