10.05.13

AUDREY IS ONE TODAY!

Today we flew home from Las Vegas to see our birthday girl! Audrey is one today. WOW! We landed in Colorado and it was cloudy and 40 degrees yuck! It was so terrible to leave somewhere warm and sunny for freezing Colorado. The trees had also changed!

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But you know what’s funny, the first snow we got last year was the morning after Audrey was born. We woke up the next day to see the ground covered in white. It was special because we got to see the first snow with our new baby girl, born at 5:25pm on October 4. She was a whopping 8lbs and 20 inches long. I was so excited to see our baby, and I couldn’t wait to get home! Unfortunately she was napping when we arrived so we had to wait for an hour. But once she woke up we went right in and got her.

Audrey had the cutest bed head going on from her nap. She stared at us for 5 minutes before she started warming up to us. But eventually she started talking and laughing. She definitely got bigger while we were away. She grew about an inch and really started to look like a toddler.

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Audrey’s aunt sent her a present! She was so cute trying to figure out how to use this new tent. SHE ALSO STARTED WALKING!!!!! When we got home she took about 7 steps. OMG! This all happened so fast. I can’t believe we have a toddler! We love her so much. She was also showing quite the attitude when things didn’t go her way. I hadn’t seen her for a whole week so it was cute for today………. Hopefully it won’t get worse, BUT SHE’S JUST SO CUTE!

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Awwwwww I wish we had more time to spend with her today. It went too fast. I think I am going to roll her birthday onto tomorrow too so I can feel like we got to spend enough time with out one year old.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our precious baby girl!

10.03.13

Hi From Las Vegas!

We have been in Las Vegas since Friday. We left Audrey with her grandma for the week and they have been having a great time. She’s getting spoiled because her birthday is TOMORROW!!!! I am so so so so so so so saaaaaaaaaad. Well not really, but I definitely will miss the before ONE phase of having a baby. This year went so fast. We definitely miss our little baby with blonde curly hair. She is SO cute.

Here we were at the airport waiting to hand the baby off to grandma

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We’ve been enjoying the beach here at the Madalay Bay. Our first room felt a little over used, but they moved us to a room with a king size bed. This room felt less abused, but definitely needed an update. Over the weekend the beach was extremely crowded, but its been empty during the week. We stopped by the Coca Cola store and took a picture with the polar bear.

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Saturday night we went to the Mirage to see Daniel Tosh do a standup show! IT WAS HILARIOUS! He was just great. Some crazy drunk lady tried to walk up onstage and when he saw her coming he said “I’m positive you’re not going to make it!”. The timing was perfect and it was so funny. This lady ended up causing other problems throughout the night and Tosh didn’t miss a beat. We ate at a burger place before the show and tried FRIED OREOS! They were so unhealthy tasting. They tasted like oreo flavored donuts.

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Monday night we had a black tie event to go to. Obviously we have been busy here! But it’s been a nice vacay away from our little baby. The weather has been great every day and I may even come back to Colorado with a tan!

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09.27.13

Too Attached

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Today I met a couple who had been together for 2 decades and just had their first child. As I was getting to know them I couldn’t help but be glad I wasn’t them! I think a lot of parents get too attached to their first baby and they let it really change their lives. I notice lots of first born children having some kind of social issues by being raised like this. It’s like the baby and parents in a plastic bubble. Their baby was about to turn one and they had not been away from him for even 1 hour. They were talking about how life ‘used’ to be and how they were able to go out and now they can’t. They have lots of options for babysitters, but they have never accepted. They sat there and spoke about how nice it would be to get away from their baby to feel “normal” again. I told them to just DO IT because it was important for all of them.

I went on to tell them about our trip to Scotland when Audrey was 8 months old and that we were leaving her again to go to Las Vegas tomorrow. Believe me, it’s hard when you first leave your little baby but once you get to your destination its wonderful. I knew from the beginning that I did not want to be the type of parent who creates an unhealthy attachment between myself and my child and vice versa. I think new parents tend to do that with their first-born, but once the second baby arrives things change. And for a family whose life revolved around that one little baby, a second baby can shake things up drastically. I want to be able to continue my life as ‘Sarah’ and also as ‘Mommy’. If I just become ‘Mommy’ what will happen to me after my children are all grown up? I adore Audrey, but I would be doing her and myself a disservice to teach her that my world revolves around her. I want her to grow up secure in knowing that Mommy and Daddy love her, but to see that we are also ‘Sarah’ and ‘Tom’. One day she’ll have her own babies and I hope she learns how important it is to take time for herself by our example.

Ah speaking of time for myself, bed sounds just wonderful right now.

09.18.13

Fall Is Around The Corner!

Every year I see the trees start to turn and I cling to what’s left of summer. I want to wear as little clothing possible until I have to pull out that big down jacket. Over the last week it was somewhat cold and cloudy everyday so I got a little taste of winter again. It was nice to bring out the boots and thigh high socks, BUT I can only stand to wear boots so long. I GET SO BORED with the boot look since I am a flip flop kind of girl. Every winter I get into my closet and feel sad that I have to wear boots again. My open toed wedges and True Religion jeans are calling my name! But lets be real, what a disaster that would be on icy walk ways and snow.

I think this year my plan of attack will be to wear boots with everything, shorts, skirts, leggings, and of course the skinny jean staple. I need to buy a pair of comfortable boots with a heel. That way I can get away with looking girly and also stay warm. Last year I just had Audrey so my focus was comfort and well, whatever would even fit me!

Audrey and I took a walk yesterday and we took some pictures of the leaves for you all to see.

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This spot of water is the last bit that we have left over from all the rain. Northern Colorado got it really bad. I can’t believe how destructive the rain was for us. Last year the LACK of rain was bad and this year it seems like the opposite. Somethings always going on in this state. We are popular for too many reasons lol.

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