This evening, well it was quite an adventure in our house. Anabelle got a hold of some markers. And in less than 2 minutes, she colored herself. From head to toe. Clothes and all! She looked like a rainbow threw up on her...
She proudly came out of the bathroom. Where she had painted herself. And told me, "Momma, I look pretty." I about died! But I had to burst out laughing. She was a "Hot Mess!" So clothes and all, I put Anabelle in the bathtub. After I snapped a few pictures. I can see myself pulling those out on the night of her prom. :)
But we got her cleaned up. It took a little scrubbing. But thank goodness, they were Crayola markers. ie Washable! Her clothes, well they're in the washer right now. I'm hoping for the best. I'm still trying to figure out where she got these markers from. Because I never buy markers. I guess I can just say, it was another adventurous night of parenting. <3
Cakies is hosting a great giveaway. For a headband, hair pin, and ring from this shop. Everything is so cute! I really want to order a few hair pins for Anabelle. I think they would be perfect for Spring and Summer! I'm really in love with all the beautiful colors! Go enter for your chance to win! <3
It's nearly Mother's Day, and all I can think about is my mom. The pain is still fresh. Because she was taken from us so suddenly. so unexpectedly. I hate that Anabelle has to grow up without her Grammy. There are still days that I reach for the phone, wanting to tell my mom something. And then I realized I can't. It's tough. I would have never expected that last year would be our last Mother's Day together.
I still remember how excited my mom was to come visit Anabelle and I. My dad said that she shopped for a month before they came. And they stayed with us for a month. In my tiny apartment, we all just enjoyed each other's company. When I'd go to work, my parents would watch Anabelle. They did everything together!
My mom bought Anabelle a little apron. And they'd sit there cooking for hours. Anabelle laughing at the goofy faces my mom would make. My mom soaking up every second of being Anabelle's grammy.
This year, I feel so empty going into May. I just pray that God gives me the strength to get through this month. To be able to make it through Mother's Day. If not for me, for my mom and Anabelle. I want my baby girl to have good memories of us together. To remember that Mother's Day is to celebrate. Not to cry. It just seems like yesterday, we were all safe in my little apartment... <3
The wonderful ladies at Newly Wife are giving away this Garden Set. Isn't adorable. I was just thinking how Anabelle and I should try to grow some things. I was thinking some pots out on the balcony with herbs, flowers, and maybe some veggies. But this is such a neat set to get you started. Go enter for your chance to win! <3
Wonderful Trina over at XOXO Trina, is hosting a scarf giveaway. If you hurry up, you can still enter too! I just did! I am in love with this scarf. I had to go watch her YouTube video for the full effect. But I am crossing my fingers and my toes that I win!!! <3
The Mama Manifesto blog is having a giveaway for this necklace. I would just love to have one. Either with my mom's name or Anabelle's name. I would just cherish a necklace like this.
If you want to enter, go to the blog. And you have to leave a comment about your most sentimental piece of jewelry.
My most sentimental piece would have to be my mom's wedding ring. Shortly after she passed, my dad gave it to me. He knew I needed a piece of momma with me. I wear it every sing day. It's on a simple chain that she gave me after Anabelle was born. With a little baby shoe. The little shoe now sits right inside momma's ring.
I think jewelry that has a story behind it, those are the most precious pieces. Regardless of the cash value, if it has sentimental value, it is all worth it. Like Anabelle's baby shoe and my momma's wedding ring. Something like this necklace from Isabelle Grace Jewelry is timeless and sentimental. <3