Friday, May 15, 2015

Project Life - Week 13

Welcome to Project Life 2015! If you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you will stay a while. I'm Jessica, wife to Juan, mommy to 3 year old Maddie. I am also an electrical engineer by day and I am participating in Project Life, a different way to record our lives by taking one photo a day. This was inspired by the fabulous Becky Higgins.

I am using a digital kit on Shutterfly. This digital version is SUPER easy to use! See my completed pages for 2012 using the Shutterfly - Project Life Turquoise Edition HERE and my 2013 album using the Shutterfly - Project Life Childhood - Mayfield Edition HERE I will hopefully be posting my 2014 pages soon.


And finally, my POTW (pictures of the week) - 




Thursday - Maddie is ready to move out of her toddler bed and into a big girl bed. Her crib is supposed to be convertible and allow the headboard to be used. Unfortunately they discontinued the footboard conversion piece. The do make plates to allow a twin or standard size frame to be attached to the headboard. So this week I ordered a twin bed frame, a mattress, and the plate kit. It all arrived and Daddy put it together this evening. It was a disaster! The mattress fell right through the frame, it needs a box spring. We even tried putting boards across it below the mattress. Then when we connect the frame to the headboard, it looked ridiculous. The headboard was about the size of a queen bed and the little twin mattress was horrible. I decided right that minute we were going to go buy her a real bed!



Treeland Nursery delivered and planted the magnolia tree today. It is a 9' to 10', 45 gallon Little Gem Magnolia. $490.37 Hopefully it will be enjoyable for years to come! Maddie loved it as much as Juan did.


Monday - Maddie's Easter party is coming up for her class at school so we started making bunny friends filled with M&M's. Maddie helped a lot today but we will have to finish tomorrow.






Tuesday - I really goofed up. I dropped Maddie off at school today before a meeting and quickly realized that they were gearing up for their Easter egg hunt and party. Not only were her little bunny friends not finished, we hadn't signed up to bring anything and didn't have Maddie's Easter basket. I ran back home for the Easter basket, but couldn't do anything about the other items. Maddie's class seemed to have a wonderful time hunting for eggs. Maddie is almost an entire head taller than the other kiddos in her class.






Wednesday - Maddie and I finished her bunny friends. They turned out adorable and she did almost all of it. She even put the pipe cleaners in for the little bunny ears. So stinking cute. A pinterest idea, of course.

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Project Life - Week 12

Welcome to Project Life 2015! If you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you will stay a while. I'm Jessica, wife to Juan, mommy to 3 year old Maddie. I am also an electrical engineer by day and I am participating in Project Life, a different way to record our lives by taking one photo a day. This was inspired by the fabulous Becky Higgins.

I am using a digital kit on Shutterfly. This digital version is SUPER easy to use! See my completed pages for 2012 using the Shutterfly - Project Life Turquoise Edition HERE and my 2013 album using the Shutterfly - Project Life Childhood - Mayfield Edition HERE I will hopefully be posting my 2014 pages soon.


And finally, my POTW (pictures of the week) - 




Thursday - Maddie has been practicing her cutting and gluing at school. She is getting good at both.













Saturday - Today we got Maddie's pictures taken in her Easter dress. I really love these and we also had Easter cards made to send out to friends and family. Tomorrow is our 6th Anniversary so we made reservations this evening at Abacus. I was so excited, it was the first nice dinner Juan and I have been out to since our anniversary dinner last year. My mom came over to babysit and I was pumped to leave early to have drinks. Unfortunately they were ready for us when we arrived, so our relaxed dinner with pre-drinks turned into drinks with dinner. This quickly turned into the worst anniversary dinner EVER! During our appetizer Juan commented that he measured our bedroom and the new desk we bought him last weekend wasn't going to fit so he was taking Maddie's playroom. This is an argument we've had numerous times in the last couple of months. It usually ends up with me very upset that he wants to take over her playroom when we have a huge open office area in our bedroom and he frustrated that he feels he is the only one without a room of his own. Why he thought our anniversary dinner was the best time to bring up this sore topic yet again was beyond me. I ended up in tears, the food terrible tasting, and we were home by 8pm. There were no movies playing that we wanted to see and Juan wasn't open to taking a walk or spending time together. I was extremely upset and slept downstairs. I left his anniversary card and a note telling him of his gift on the kitchen table. I got him a Magnolia tree. The 6th year gift is wood/iron. He has been missing his ever since he moved out of his Serenade house years ago. We've been talking about wanting another tree in the front yard, but we don't want something too big. I thought a "Little Gem" magnolia tree was perfect. It is supposed to get about 20' tall and bloom 8-9 months of the year. He left the house early Sunday morning to go to Starbucks and study. He came home later and had bought me a card and said my gift would be arriving in a few days he ordered it from Mexico. We tried to make up a little bit, but feelings were pretty hurt and will be raw for a few days. I doubt I will ever be able to return to Abacus for a meal.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Project Life - Week 11

Welcome to Project Life 2015! If you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you will stay a while. I'm Jessica, wife to Juan, mommy to 3 year old Maddie. I am also an electrical engineer by day and I am participating in Project Life, a different way to record our lives by taking one photo a day. This was inspired by the fabulous Becky Higgins.

I am using a digital kit on Shutterfly. This digital version is SUPER easy to use! See my completed pages for 2012 using the Shutterfly - Project Life Turquoise Edition HERE and my 2013 album using the Shutterfly - Project Life Childhood - Mayfield Edition HERE I will hopefully be posting my 2014 pages soon.


And finally, my POTW (pictures of the week) - 
















Thursday - It's Spring Break so Maddie's been home all week from school. I decided to take today off work and Nana and I took her to the Dallas Zoo. It was packed! Juan even surprised us and showed up for a bit. I think Maddie had the most fun in the kids area. They had an obstacle course setup. They got to chose a fake bug and try to keep the bug balanced on a part of their body while completing the obstacle course. Maddie did it about 4 times with different bugs. It was another fun day!












Saturday - Today we attended Kaitlyn's 6th birthday party. It was also the first time we got to meet baby Alyssa. She is about 5 weeks old now and so precious. There was a bounce house, a pinata, and even a kid sized car. Maddie had a blast in the car with Colby. Then Mr. Michael let the kids up in the boat to play. Maddie loved playing pirate and looking for sharks. She definitely was not ready to leave. Danna, Sarah, Abby, Janet, and I were all in attendance and we thought it would be a good time to get a photo of us all together.


Sunday - We've been trying to clean out the garage for weeks. We took a carload to Goodwill this afternoon and finally made some progress.




Monday - This evening Maddie and I made "Leprechaun Lunch" for her little friends at school. She loved shaking the sprinkles and used the entire bottle! It was popcorn with white chocolate and sprinkles on top and m&ms thrown in.





Wednesday - Maddie brought home a lot of art projects from school today. We hung the stained glass cross in our front window.

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