Monday, August 2, 2010

Big News and catch up

For those of you who aren't my facebook friend, or an actual friend from real life, I have BIG NEWS to share with all of you.


Some of you might have guessed due to my preggo widget on the side there.  I am currently in the beginning of my second trimester and it has flown by!  Its probably due to a couple of reasons.  A) this is my second baby, therefore I don't have the luxury of pondering and examining all the little new discoveries of pregnancy, and B) I have been SO swamped with life.

What have I been up to lately?  What haven't I been up too is the question!  2 months ago it was the whirlwind month of baby birthday parties.  Bradyn has a very full social calendar and must keep up with all of her little friends of course.  And more importantly, we were celeBRADYN my baby's 1st birthday!

 Here we are on her actual birthday living it up at the "Happiest Place on Earth".  Disneyland of course!  As a native southern California girl, there really was no other way to celebrate my wonderful daughter's first birthday.
As you can see, she is decked out in the latest Disney apparel and accessories.  Our friends who went with us (who are self proclaimed "Disney Freaks!"), made sure she was sporting the best Disney could offer.  And let me tell you, my daughter is no fool, that (currently) life size Minnie Mouse was not out of her hands for a moment for nearly 2 hours!  She sure does love her stuffed animals and babies.

Next was her actual birthday party.  We went with a classic Teddy Bear theme and it worked out beautifully.  Here is the cupcake/cake I made for her.
Too cute right?!
Now here she is pretty unsure of what to make of her chocolate cupcake....
And folks, I believe we have a winner!
Word to the wise, if you have a baby celebrating their first birthday with a chocolate cupcake, I HIGHLY recommend just stripping them down to just their diaper.  Let's just say that Bradyn had a full bath immediately after in the sink because she was so dang messy.

Not only were we in party, party, party mode, we were also in work, work, work mode with my inlaws in town.  They came to love up on their grandbaby for her big event, as welcome a new addition to the family.  My brother in law and his wife welcomed a brand new son just a few weeks before Bradyn's birthday.  There was much to celebrate!

The working was due to my husband's attempt at converting one of our bedrooms into an actual recording studio.  Granted its still a home studio, but when completed, it will be able to do all the fancy things a big studio can do.  Which means my retired engineer father in law was a big help in thinking through all of the crazy ideas Jeff has to vamp up his studio space.  Believe me, there was more trips to Home Depot, Lowe's and Wal-Fart than I'd like to count!  My in laws stayed nearly a month to help and visit. 

Oh and let's not forget that I am currently in a workshop/show and its been nothing short of absolute insanity trying to get ready for our performance this coming weekend.  I'm tired just thinking about it!

So that's the craziness that has been going on around here at Mommy On the Mic's place.  What's been going on in your world?