|now that's team spirit|
|now that's team spirit|
|5k runners moments before the gun went off!|
|Curtis and Shevin|
Yesterday was officially "Big Sister Day" in case you didn't know. It was also Micah Rose Ybanez's birthday. More on that later. I took the day off yesterday to spend time with Keira while Matt, Aimee, Mom, Dad and Matt's parents were at the hospital. I got to their house before the sun came up, waited for Keira to wake up and thought we'd have a morning of play time before heading to the hospital to meet Keira's new baby sister. Let's just say things didn't go according to planned. As if you can really plan things like that anyway.
When Keira woke up we ate breakfast, "colored" baby Micah a pretty picture, read lots of stories, played with all of Keira's "babies" and, after a nap, got ready for Big Sister Day. I explained to Keira that she was going to be a big sister today and we put on her special outfit, complete with a tutu and hot pink shoes and her first pigtails! She didn't end up getting to meet her baby sister yesterday since Micah was born after her bed time, but here's what she did get to do on Big Sister Day:
Special Big Sister Lunch at Celebrity, where she sat in a big girl chair all by herself First manicure. She was perfect! Just sat and observed. We even taught her how to "dry" her nails.
Trip to Bebe and Dede's
Trip to Target to pick out flowers for Mommy
Movie date at my house watching Toy Story 3 (her fave)
Two trips to the hospital to see mommy and daddy
Dinner at Chili's with Justin and I
Special bed time stories and songs with Justin and I
Her first slumber party with me!
Here are some pics from our day:
And while you're out, if you don't already have some at home, swing by a craft store and buy some chalkboard paint and a paintbrush.
The plant markers are a great buy in and of themselves, the chalkboard paint just adds a fun touch. And it's quick and easy, even for non crafters. Just paint the message area of the plant markers (I used two coats) and voila. I think these little signs are perfect for showers to label food and drinks. They're also cute added to arrangements or seasonal decorations around the house. I put one in this little dish of bird egg soaps my friend Kelly gave me a couple of years ago. Get it? Fresh eggs. Ha. I humor myself.
That's pretty much it. Just wanted to share my fun little find. Happy crafting.
March 2011 is going to be a banner month for two reasons. One: January was a terrible, awful, no-good month and February wasn't much better. Two: (and most importantly) Three very special babies will be welcomed into the world. Trace Campbell kicked off the month, born at 11:30 a.m. on March 1. My life-long best friend Kinsey made me an "aunt" for a third time with the birth of her second son. I'm already smitten. I was greeted with this little face in a text this morning. Love.
My sister Aimee is due with her second daughter, Micah _____, due any day now. We are all anxiously awaiting THE call. I get to keep my niece Keira when Aimee goes into labor, so I'm especially anxious. I have lots of fun things planned for my favorite girl, including her first manicure. Ha! Good times ahead.
Last, but not least, my childhood friend Rick and his wife Bethany are due with their first son, Francois, at the end of the month. (His name isn't really Francois, that's just what they're calling him until they meet him. I love it). I'm obsessed with his nursery. You can see pictures here. Bethany has fantastic taste.
So that my friends is why March is going to be the best month. Babies, babies, babies makes for one happy aunt/"aunt".