Archives for the month of: October, 2014

I think it should have been expected that Halloween would have been the theme for this week’s weekly portrait.
This Yar Miss E dressed up as a scalawag Pirate Captain! I don’t have much to say about the night. We went to our church’s Harvest Festival but we didn’t actually do anything. Eisley seemed overwhelmed by the whole evening so we didn’t play games and she’s one so…. I didn’t put any effort into getting her some candy. But everyone loved her costume that I made out of some old clothing and one of my nighties I never wear.



Oh, and I went as some pop-art comic chick.


There is a group at the dog park that we meet up with daily. It’s a nice group of people with cute dogs that love each other. It’s such a nice thing to look forward to in the mornings. The best part is that everyone there loves Eisley. All the people get excited when she comes and interacts with her and remember stuff about her and what she likes. Even the dogs love Eisley. They like to play with her and give her lots of kisses. It’s one of her favorite parts of the day.

I had so many makeup gigs his week I forgot to post a weekly portrait in a timely manner. But I don’t think I do anything “timely” so you’ll have to accept that and move on. Maybe pray for me 😉
I think it has become a world-wide truth that Eisley is the most gorgeous little girl! Aside from her obvious beauty, Eisley has of late become a nudist. She loves taking off her diaper and running around the house naked. That might end up hurting her if we end up moving to a colder climate. San Diego is finally getting a bit chilly in the mornings and evenings which prompted me to add to Eisley’s dwindling sock collection. I found these adorable socks at old navy that have the days of the week written on them. YES, I did buy the matching day-of-the-week undies.

If you know me, you know summer is NOT my kind of season. I’m a cold-weather gal, hence Eisley’s middle name, Winter. There are, on occasion, those perfect summer afternoons when sitting in the shade of a tree you realize all is as it should be. Even if for those brief moments.

I snapped these photos a week or two ago of one of the last days of our summer. I’m pretty surprise they weren’t posted sooner than this because they are perfect. My perfect little ones chowing down on a giant peach, backlit by the afternoon golden haze.



Eisley is a girl of ever-changing habits. This week she has taken to messing up our bed by going under our covers. She never used to like blankets so it’s pretty hilarious to find her all tucked away under ours. She does it throughout the day and mostly just lies there with her Jelly Kat or repetitively kicks the covers off and then recovers herself. Maybe it’s finally getting cold around her.



First of all, nineteenth is a weird word isn’t it? I don’t know, maybe it’s just one of those days where everything sounds/looks weird.

I didn’t exactly make an effort to take a picture this week of Eisley. I snapped this right before posting. The good news is that I asked her to stay still and say “cheese” and she did it. Melted my heart right up! She also said “I kiss you” this morning. I asked her, “you kiss me?” And she nodded and gave me LOTS of kisses. Pretty much the most “winning” a morning can be.

Eisley has this weird, new habit of digging through our dresser and putting a bunch of clothing over her face while “zombi-ing” around the house. It’s quite adorable as much as it is annoying that she is making me fold clean clothes multiple times. She thinks she is hilarious.



Sometimes this little girl is so captivating, it’s hard to believe she is mine. We’ve been having a challenging time working on discipline. She is getting so ornery sometimes. I can see it in her eyes that she is intentionally pushing my limit, which is normal, but maddening. I’ve had to pray a lot to love her like Jesus loves me whenever I’m disobedient. During my time with God in the mornings I’ve been going through a prayer list before I read the word. It’s just a list i hand wrote of things I want to pray for daily. Sometimes I forget certain things so it’s been a big help. At the top of the list is patience. Patience is something I’ve struggled with my entire life. I even speed and don’t fully follow recipes because I can’t stand to do anything slow. I pray each morning for patience because I know I can’t fully trust God without it. I pray for it also because a loving wife and mother is patient and kind. It’s really hard and on my own I know I can’t do it. It’s awesome that God helps me and I am reminded that he is always with me.
This week’s portrait was taken in Target during one of our “outings”. There isn’t much that Eisley and I do during the week so it is nice to get out and just look at stuff (and occasionally BUY some stuff.) I ended up getting this brown hat which later a homeless man named Boxcar told me was awesome. Definitely a win.



This weekend we dyed our couch! From previous posts you might have noticed our couch was a bright rocket red. Here is Eisley modeling the old color.

We bought a black dye knowing it would most likey make a brown or a purple.

It wasn’t all that difficult and the results were fantastic! It came out to be a deep plum color. I am in love with it. Plus it hides the stains Eisley makes way better than the bright red did(nt.)


(In case you were wondering, our couch is the Klippin from Ikea. Sometimes if you wash your slip cover it can get wrinkly so I just take my iron to it after I fit it back to the couch. The dye we used was Rit Black. We used 5 boxes with 9 gallons of water and one cup of salt. We soaked it in the dye for 30 mins agitating constantly. It cost a lot less than the price of a new slip cover.)

I took Eisley to the mall the other night out of boredom and a lack of plans. That pretty much guarantees we bought something. I decided to get her new pants because all of her old ones are too tight and she can’t bend in them. She is nearly 16 months and I ended up getting her size 2T. They don’t fit her yet, but I am able to make them work for the time being. It is nice to know that’s he won’t be outgrowing these pants any time soon. The other plus side is that I got them for $7 at The Children’s Place.