Monday, August 30, 2010

Please Pray for Alyson!!!

I have been thinking the last few days that I need to make a blog post about the baby shower we threw for our dear friend Alyson at my house a few weeks ago. It was such a joy! It was so much fun for it to finally be her turn to be the “Mommy-to-be” after her long journey of becoming a mom. I know that many of you have looked at her blog and started following her story. She is a true example of faith, in my eyes.

Up until the last week or so, she has been moving along with her pregnancy so well. She is 28 weeks and 4 days today! However, the last week has been tough for her. She has had to make multiple trips to the hospital because of bleeding and contractions. Well, as of Friday, they put her on permanent hospital bed rest. And today, she received some news that was really hard for her to take. It turns out that her cerclage that she traveled to Chicago to have done, has broken…which is just unheard of. She is now being watched very closely just in case she goes into labor. You can read more details on her blog by clicking here:

Please pray for Alyson, her husband Justin, and the babies, Will and Jack! Thank you!

“And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matthew 21:22

Now, I will leave you with pictures from our wonderful “double” baby boy shower! It was a blast!! You can click on any of the pictures for a closer look!

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Good Bye Cece!

We had such a great visit with my mom! It was sad for all of us when we dropped her off at the airport. Thanks Mom for a great week! We love you!!
~Michelle & Addie :-)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fun Times with Grandma Cece!

What a FUN week we are having with my mom in town!  Lots and lots of girl time!  Addie is enjoying the extra attention and love she’s getting too!  Here are a few pictures we took yesterday.

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Oh, and check out Addie’s new KICKS!  Last week when we saw Rylee, she had on Twinkle Toes and Mommy just fell in love with them, so we copied her and Grandma Cece bought the same pair for Addie!  Thank you CECE!!!

Imitation is the best form of flattery right?  It makes me think of my former third graders who liked having the same shoes as their bff!  Thanks Ry for the style-inspiration! :-)


On Saturday Addie finally got her CHAIR she’s been wanting!!   Every time we go to playdates where her friends have these she spends the WHOLE time sitting in them!!!!  A great BIG thanks to my sweet friend Lynsey for giving us a gift card to use on this special treat for our girl!  She was sooooo excited when she got up Sunday morning and saw it.  It was like Christmas!  You have to see all of the pictures below to get the full effect!!
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We’re going to have to work on standing in it…but that’s another story for another day, friends! :-)


Love to all!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

One Big Pony Tail in Back

I have been dying to try out a cheerleader pony tail in the back of Addie’s hair to get it all up at one time….so I tried today and look!  It worked!  It’s a little crooked, but you get the idea…I think it makes her look like such a big girl!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Addison Berkley 16 month Update

I thought it was high-time for an update on my precious little Addie B!  She is growing and changing every single day!  I cannot even put into words how much fun Addie is these days.  She is VERY busy and into EVERYTHING, so she keeps me on my toes for sure!  Since this blog is serving as our “baby book”, I wanted to catch a glimpse of everything she’s into right now.  And of course it’s a great excuse to post some fun pictures of her taken lately!

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She now RUNS wherever she goes and plays really hard!  She is now officially down to one nap.  She dropped the morning nap around the end of July and hasn’t looked back.  It has changed our lives to be able to go and do things in the mornings!  And she sleep so soundly when she’s down…she wears her little self out!

Here is an Addie Run-down:

Weight: 22 pounds

Favorite Foods: Cheddar crackers, watermelon, animal crackers, broccoli, cheese

Favorite Things to Do: Play “chase” with Daddy (see picture below), dance, sing, read books, love on her babies, swing at the park, swim

Favorite Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear (she could listen to this over and over and over)

Loves to say: OH TOODLES!  (From the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Show)…she doesn’t watch a whole lot of tv only because she won’t sit still long enough, but she LOVES this one show to be on in the background.  She dances and sings when the clubhouse appears at the beginning and when they do the hot dog dance at the end.

Baby Signs: Milk, More, Please, All Done, Eat (Won’t sign Thank you, but says the words, so I guess that’s ok!)

She also loves to say “puppy?” when she hears a dog bark.

Words: Mama, Daddy, Puppy, Baby, Thank you, Oh, toodles!  Ok!, hmmm…drawing a blank on any others.

She sits so still when I do her hair, but won’t stay put for a diaper change to save her life….

She loves to put things in the trash….like her video monitor!  LOL!

She loves, loves, loves her bath time and this is when we work on colors…she has purple and red down, the rest are foggy.

She knows where her nose, ears, eyes, mouth, belly button, and feet are!

And WHAT is she looking forward to!?  Grandma Cece comes this Friday for a nice, long visit and we can’t wait!!!!!!!!!

This little girl melts my heart!  She just gets to be more and more fun each and every day!  Everyone keeps asking when she’s going to have a little brother or sister and my answer is that for now, we are just really enjoying this stage and there are no immediate “plans” for another baby Harmon any time soon! :-)



Chelle Belle Baby Business Blog Launch!

I have decided to create a blog to dedicate to my little business and so that I can keep this blog to family stuff.  Please take a moment to check out my new business blog and let me know what you think!


Love to all!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

To My Teacher Friends

This is a special post to all of my friends who are teachers.  It’s very strange to me to not be gearing up for school tomorrow so I can’t help but get all of you off my brain.  To all of my friends who start back to work tomorrow, (whether you are looking forward to returning, or not…) I just want to encourage you!  You are heroes!  I just know that God has hand-picked children for each of your classes this year and He is preparing your hearts and your classrooms and your families for you to do BIG things with those kiddos this school-year.  Every single one of those children will be SO BLESSED to be in your class this year.  You have the greatest privilege of being in the world’s most incredible profession—the opportunity to affect eternity!  Sometimes you will be the only hug some kids receive in their day. 

So, in the famous words of Dr. Seuss,

…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea,
you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!

Go get em!  And know that I am here!  If you want to talk, cry, laugh, or vent…I’ve been in your shoes and I will be there for you! 

I love you all and send virtual hugs your way!   


Friday, August 13, 2010

It’s a little “hairy” around here…

Addie sure does a number to her hair during her nap!  I thought it would be fun to get a few pics of her “post-nap” hair-do today!  It started as pigtails this morning! LOL! :-)

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Even more sewing fun!!

My embroidery machine came on Monday and I have been having SO much fun this week!  Brandon is worried his underwear are going to monogrammed soon!  LOL!  Here are a few of the things I have had fun personalizing:

Machine arrives!
(You should have seen me getting this upstairs by myself!)


Within 1 hour of arrival, I had done this:


Then it was time to get more creative with fonts/colors!

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I love this machine!! It is so user friendly and fun!  Now, still working on……………….

that etsy shoppe courage! :-) Love to all!