Tuesday, October 23, 2012

5 Years!

This past weekend the hubs and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary! To celebrate, the hubs and I headed to fabulous Las Vegas. I had the best weekend ever! We hadn't been in almost 3 years, and I was preggers with Isabella. Oh, but this time was sooo much better! We got into LV on Saturday afternoon. We had a nice dinner planned at Emeril Lagasse's restaurant Delmonico and a Cirque show after. Our dinner was amazing, and I tried pâté on a crostini with micro greens. It was really good but so rich. I couldn't finish it. Our steaks were delicious. The sides...yum! For dessert, we had complimentary sorbet, it was so fresh. Yum, makes my mouth water thinking about all the good food!

After dinner we then headed to our Cirque show, Beatles Love! Coincidentally, this year is also the 5th anniversary of Beatles Love! It was a great show and exactly what I expected from Cirque. This was our 4th Cirque show, and we try to see one when we are in town. I like the Beatles but I think I like them even more now!

If all that wasn't enough, we also did some outlet shopping, hit up our favorite Mexican spot, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, and a comedy show at the Laugh Factory. It was a fun filled weekend!

And, the hubs got me my first Michael Kors bag and wallet! I have been a long time lover of Coach, but I wanted something different and a little more sophisticated. I love it! And while I was in Vegas, I was also on a mission to fix my Louis Vuitton bag. She's old and her leather zipper pull broke, but it was a no-go in Vegas. Oh well. South Coast Plaza here I come!

I had a fantastic time celebrating our anniversary! I love my hubs dearly. He is truly my best friend, partner, and the best father to my kids. Here's to many more years! Thanks for everything, baby! Love you!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

King of the Jungle Baby Shower

I recently had the opportunity to put together an adorable baby shower. The theme picked was called king of the jungle and it's all about a little lion king. I'd also found this theme when I was on a search for a theme for the blue & brown baptism I put together. This is a super popular theme, and you can find tons of adorable ideas all over the web.

For this party I designed the centerpieces and the candy table. I love the way everything came out. But I think my favorite item that I used was the banner I made. And, can I just say, I *pinkpuffyheart* love Cricut craftroom. I don't think I could have made those cuuute little lions faces or those little onesies without it. Well, for free at least. I love the way everything came together and I can't wait to do it again.



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Isabella & Potty Training

A couple weeks ago, I decided, cold turkey, to potty train Isabella. I was just so tired of diapers, and I thought she was ready. She did really well the first week. She was pretty much PT, but then the following week...things changed. She started peeing outside of the toilet. Yes, outside. I thought this was only a boy problem, but according to my research, and a google search, it is not! So, because of this, Bella kind of regressed. She started having accidents. I also blame preschool. She does not go potty at preschool because of the comfort of her pull-up. But, I get her into her underwear as soon as we get home. And start the training process all over again. Oh, and forget about #2. I'm also using the same techniques that I used for Jacob - a potty chart with stickers and M & Ms. I upped the ante with #2 and offering a cookie. I'm thisclose to giving up. We'll see how long it takes us to get to the end of the potty training road. At the rate we're going I feel like it's going to be a year. They say girls are easier to PT, but Jacob was easier. 3 days and he was done. This girl is trying my patience.