Thursday, September 29, 2011

Life according to my cell phone.

Oh, hey there. Did you miss me? ;) I hate not being able to blog but alas my computer still isn't fixed and I just haven't had the opportunity. Thankfully, however, my friend Cayla has let me borrow hers for a few days (to work on her own blog, not mine haha) and I've finally had a moment to pop on over here! Hooray!
Things have been ca-razy over here lately. First, I've been working NON STOP for the past two weeks trying to squeeze in as many hours as humanly possible before the store I worked at closed. Which it did a few days ago and I'm officially a one job woman, which is both good and bad. I also caught the fucking flu somehow and was screwed for days because of it. I missed a ton of work and was generally miserable; it sucked. But it hasn't been all bad over here. I've been spending a shit load of time with my sweet baby, and boy is she growing fast! She seems to be doing more and more daily and I'm loving being able to spend this extra time with her in-between jobs. We've been squeezing in as much family time as we can, as well, and it's just been great. I'm feeling the love hardcore over here, guys, and I couldn't be happier. :) Anywho, now on to the reason all of you come to this little blog of mine in the first place (admit it!) Some photos of Kaetana, among other things:

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The A-Z of Me!

Don't mind me while I jump on the bandwagon....

A. Age: 22.
B. Bed size: Queen.
C. Chore that you hate: Doing the dishes, but I get stuck with them most of the time anyways.
D. Dogs: I'd like one. Preferably an English Bulldog. :)
E. Essential start to your day: Coffee! I can't survive without a cup of coffee.
F. Favorite color: Purple, usually.
G. Gold or Silver: White gold.
H. Height: 4'11" Yes, I'm really short!
I. Instruments you play: I played the flute and piccolo all through middle/high school. I still know how, but I haven't in a few years.
J. Job title: The hardest job there is, being a MOM! Oh, also, I'm a waitress and a sales associate. I have three jobs. :/
K. Kids: I love kids. I used to hate them, and always said I'd never have any. But since having Kaetana I can't get enough - they're so adorable and hilarious.
L. Live: Prescott, Arizona
M. Mother’s name: Ronna (pronounced Rah-Nuh.) I know, it's weird, and it means 'frog' in Spanish.
N. Nicknames: Mandy is a nickname ahha I'm technically Amanda. The most popular have been Manditron, Mochi, and Mandybear.
O. Overnight hospital stays: When I had Kaetana.
P. Pet peeves: When people use improper grammar. And when they can't be bothered to write out the entire word like 'tho' instead of 'though' or 'ur' instead of 'your/you're' I mean, really? So much laziness.
Q. Quote from a movie: "You're a wizard, Harry." <--- I'm not sure why that's the first thing that popped in to my head, expect maybe for the fact that I'm a psycho about Harry Potter. :/
R. Right or left handed: Right. I can't do shit with my left hand.
S. Siblings: 2 sisters; one younger, one older.
U. Underwear: I wear boy shorts.
V. Vegetable you hate: Beets. Yuck.
W. What makes you run late: Kaetana.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: I've had my arms, chest, and head x-rayed.
Y. Yummy food that you make: Tater tot casserole. Mmmmm.
Z. Zoo animal: I honestly haven't been to the zoo enough times to have a favorite. I guess maybe like the big cats, because they're pretty.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Kaetana - 9 Months

Hi, there! This post is comin at you a little late (5 days to be exact) because sadly my computer is still broken. Which is also why all the photos are from my cell phone. Boo.
I am truly shocked that 3/4 of Kaetana's first year have passed, and we are that much closer to having a toddler on our hands. She is already an absolute handful - her crawl has gotten lightning fast (when she's not being lazy) and she's so good at cruising along furniture, too! Her personality has really begun shining through, as well. She is a ham if I've ever seen one. She loves to make us laugh, and is always doing the most ridiculous things. She's also turned in to quite the adventurer. It's getting rough keeping her out of everything and anything, she wants to know what it all is right now! She still absolutely adores being outside, too, but it's getting harder now because the weather's turning foul.
At the doctor's
 We took Kaetana to the doctor on her 9 month birthday (the 7th) and it went really well. We had to discuss her legs with him because they turn more than normal, but he said not to be worried about it too much for the moment. Her shin bone on her left leg is twisted outward, and her femur on her right leg is as well. It's definitely an issue if it doesn't self correct in the next 6 months or so but for now we're kind of just ignoring it.
Her stats at the moment are:
Weight - 18.13 lbs (63%)
Height: 27.25 in (32%)

This month Kaetana:
- pulls up to standing on furniture/the wall
- eats more solid foods than ever
- gives kisses on command
- is still sleeping through the night (10-12 hours)
- started saying, 'da-da'
- is becoming quite independent, unless she's hurt then she wants her mama :)
- is still mostly in 6-9 month clothes, but can fit some 12 month shirts
- still only has two teeth

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Well this sucks....

I'm writing this from my phone because yesterday our computer crashed and burned. :( Which means I'll probably be MIA for a little while. This is a huge bummer for me and I really don't know when we'll be able to afford a new computer because I also found out yesterday that my work, The Childrens Place, is closing down on the 22nd of this month. So I'll be out of work starting then (besides my weekend gig at the restaurant which def won't pay the bills around here.) So yeah, yesterday fucking sucked for us!
Anyways that's what's going on at the moment and I'll try and sneak in an update or two when I can but don't expect to see me much for a while. Love you all and see you later!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Words to live by.

I seriously love everything about this quote. I can't believe I've never heard it before, either, since it's by Bob Marley and all. Oh well now I have and I'm in love. I think every woman needs to stop and think about this fro a second. I think we're all a little too harsh sometimes, and hold unrealistic expectations (I know I do on occasion.) This just seemed like a nice little reminder to stop and appreciate what you have - if you have it. I know I do. :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Life according to my cell phone.

Learning to drive. Chunk in a skirt! Post-nap crib time. Finally let me put a headband on her.
A wonderful gift. New play mat. Cutie in a beanie. Learning numbers and letters.
Outfit from Grandma. New shoes. Naps on Mama. Pigtails and shopping.
My handsome date. Fili-b's for the win. My two loves. Waiting to go out.
Bows are the best. My adorable breakfast date. Playing with Grandma. To die for Mousse.

Friday, September 2, 2011

What She Wore v.4

This is Kaetana's outfit from yesterday.
I love, love, love that skirt - it's my current fave.
It's also size 3T which means it's kind of very long on her 
but it just reminds me of a little baby maxi skirt!