Friday, September 27, 2013

Ooh I like that: Imagination Library

While at Cider Days last weekend, my mother and I came across a booth for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Presenting by the United Way of the Ozarks and some other amazing community partners, the programs mails books to preschool children. And not just 1 or 2 books but 1 book every month until the child turns 5!! That's 12 books a year. It is completely free to join but right now it is limited to a few zip codes in town (65802, 65803, 65806 and 65807). Unfortunately, we are not in one of those zip codes but they did inform us that it will be moving into other zip codes soon and we were put on the list. The books arrive addressed to the child so they have something to look forward to each month! It is such a wonderful way to promote reading and spark their imagination through stories. All you have to do is go to the website, print and fill out the form and mail it in to get your child on the list. Make sure to share with all your friends with kids, there is really no reason not to do it! Print extras out for your friends, they will thank you!!




Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sawyer Gets His First Haircut

AH! We did it!! We cut the mop aka mullet that had taken over my son's head. I was very apprehensive just because I love his hair so much! Even if it was a hot mess, it still was adorable to me. Our friend Nick's family owns Walnut Street Barber, where John gets his hair cut, and we promised him from when Sawyer was born he would get the first cut. Sawyer was a little weirded out with the whole cape thing but once he popped a sucker in his mouth he was pretty good. He shed a couple tears at the beginning but as long as we kept him distracted he was a champ. I have to say he looks like such a little dapper young man and I can finally see his neck (I was starting to wonder if he had one). Nick did a great job, was very patience when he squirmed and he sent us home with a certificate for his first hair cut and a bag with a locket of hair. Thanks Nick, you have a customer for life!!

Oh and of course I took a ton of photos to commemorate the occasion, enjoy!


Thought about trying out Ole #24, maybe next time

---------------------GOING IN FOR THE FIRST CUT---------------------

Starting to look like a regular

---------------------AFTER ---------------------

We have a NECK!

Admiring his new 'do
He may hate this in 15 years but it is going in his baby book
love him! 

Look at those Handsome Young Men!

Weekend in Pictures: Birthday Celebration, Walk to End Alzheimer's & Showering Sydney

Yes it is Thursday and I am a little late in my post :) But better late than never.
Last weekend was so much fun, I had a wonderful birthday get-together with some of my closest friends. We had dinner at the new Cantina Laredo and then ended the night karaoking!! Nicole did funky cold medina (she rocked it) and then her and I did Nelly's "Country Grammar". It was AWESOME! Saturday I got to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Memory of my best friend Trina's father Jim. It has been 1 year since he passed and it was such a beautiful day to honor him. Glad I was able to be a part of it with my mother and Sawyer. Sunday I attended a shower for my friend Anna and her soon to arrive little lady Sydney. It was the cutest little High Tea brunch that her sister-in-law Logan and best friend Katy planned. It was a beautiful afternoon and Anna got so many adorable little things!
Flaming Apple Pie, yes please!!
My happy birthday dance!


Elliot helped me celebrate too!! Only 5 weeks left!
Krissy and me
my love!
Team Appelquist
Flower for Jim

Me and Trina
He wouldn't pose with me :(
Mom and me
Playing with Grace
coming in for the hug

a few of the Appelquist Foundation Committee members representing!

Anna with Megan, due dates are only 1 week apart!
so cute & delicious!
Adorable "Bow" tree

JuliRose and me

A Special Thank You Bonus!

Before the month ends, I wanted to do a little giveaway for all my faulous customers. Not only is there only 3 months left until Christmas but it is always a good time to give yourself something nice :)
So from now until the end of the month (Sept. 30), with every $75 purchase from my boutique you will get your choice of earrings from the ones pictured. It's my way of saying thanks for helping me have a wonderful first 60 days with Chloe + Isabel. I am having so much fun and it wouldn't be possible with all the lovely ladies (and a couple guys) who have helped support my new business. It means the world to me!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sawyer: 19 Months

Another month down and that much closer to being a 2 year old. He sure does already act like one. Tantrums are in full force and he voices his opinion on the daily. He has become speaking in sentences and is great at following directions. He has also starting saying "bye bye mommy, love you" in the morning when I drop him off. He almost pushes me out the door. I love sending him to a place he loves so much!



Length: 33 inches

Eating:  Becoming very picky. He eats one big meal a day and picks at the rest. His favorites are the same as last month. He ate a salmon burger the other day and liked it but it didn't seem to sit too well in his stomach. 

We have Mommy/Sawyer Saturdays...he is so sweet!

Sleeping: Still a great sleeper, averaging 10-11 hours a night. Naps during the day have been a little shorter during the week but still long on the weekends. Also still consistently falling asleep at lunch.

Clothing18-24 months in pants and 2T in shirts. Size 6 shoes.

Diapers: size 5

Sawyer with Rocco, This is how he poses for pictures now :)

Playing: Turning into a sports-fanatic. Loves baseball, basketball and football and just got his first Hockey set (thanks Aunt Jules & Uncle Scott). Anything outdoors or that involves running/climbing he wants to do. But on an opposite note, his current favorite activity is reading. He will sit and read with me for hours (no lie). His favorite books are Goodnight Moon, There's a Wocket in my Pocket, The Foot Book, Spot and Little Blue Truck.

he'll hang from anything he can find
Teething:  All the teeth he will have until his 2 molars. 

Talking: He is an amazing talker, I must brag on him for a bit! They tested him at school and he tested in language at 26 months!! Last night the parents as teachers lady came to do his 18 month screening and was very impressed with his development since she saw him last spring. He got perfect scored on all categories and he even showed off a bit with his language. He has also learned his whole name and understands the differences between hot, cold and warm. He loves seeing his shadow when we play outside and will say "Hi Shadow" and wave at it.
Some of his new impressive word combos:
"I don't like that"
"In a minute"
"I'm excited!"
"Airplane, Chicago"
"where are you"

18 month Screening Results!!!

Potty Training: Still sits on it but not really that interested

Other developments:  Still hasn't used a pacifier (mimi) and hasn't seemed to noticed. He is quite the tantrum thrower and we are trying to figure out ways to handle these (yes we will take suggestions). He has started to hit when he gets overly tired and most reactions from us just make him laugh. He does still feel bad after a while and will hug and kiss to make us feel better.

The Glow Run last weekend, Sawyer 1st Official 5K