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Playing Catch Up!


April 10, 2013

1. This past weekend, we had Caroline’s very first swim lesson at the YMCA…it’s just an introductory class that meets each Saturday over the span of a month, but it’s a great way to get her into the pool. Jeff was so excited for some daddy/daughter time, but of course I tagged along so I could take some pictures of our girl. It was absolutely adorable and she had a great time!

 I think her eyes say it all…I can imagine she is thinking
“do you think I’m getting in there?” 😉

2. Now that spring is officially here, we are trying to be outside as much as possible. This involves daily swing sessions in her new outdoor swing/slide, as well as early evening rides in her Radio Flyer Tricycle, complete with sunglasses of course. I know this mild/70 degree weather won’t last forever, so we are trying to take advantage!

3. CC’s Aunt Candice met us at Cheekwood on Sunday to take her 1 year pictures and it was such a gorgeous day…I think they are going to be FABULOUS because we had perfect weather, and of course the scenery there is gorgeous. The tulips were blooming and off course our subject was her usual self…smiles, giggles, and showing off that personality. I had no idea until then, but Little Miss Priss does not enjoy the grass at all. She wouldn’t move off her blanket-hahaha! P.S. If you’re in Nashville, go to Cheekwood soon-it’s so beautiful and perfect for a nice afternoon picnic, tour of the mansion, or letting the kids run wild! Here is a little sneak peak of one of her shots…

4. I can’t tell if it’s nesting or if I am in total spring cleaning mode, but our house is getting a major overhaul in the organization/cleaning game. I’ve made a detailed list of everything to cross of my to-do list, all the way down to organizing the medicine drawer…random, I know. I’m tackling little projects left and right and found myself using a lint roller on our dining room chairs at 7AM yesterday-WHOA!

5. If you participated in my closet blog sale last week and have sent me your PayPal invoice, your items are on their way via USPS so be on the lookout. For those that have yet to pay, please do so by the end of today, or else I’ve got some other ladies who would like to purchase these items. Today, I’m going through Caroline’s summer wardrobe so I plan to do a sale for her outgrown goodies next week!

6. A few weeks ago, I was in a baking mood and went to the trusty kitchen pantry to see what items I had on-hand to satisy my sweet tooth. When I realized I was out of brown sugar (an ingredient you need for most cookies, cakes, and such), I found the easiest and yet most amazing recipe for Almond Poppyseed Bread and decided to try it out. It was DELISH and of course we finished it off within 2 days…check out this recipe!

  1. Kelly-Belly says:

    It's great to see all the dad's with their little girls…love that.


  2. Meredith says:

    Definitely going to look out for your sale on some of CC's things, you have some very cute outfits for her

  3. Aw, those photos are going to be adorable! I can't wait to see her. Just pulled up the recipe for the poppyseed bread – thanks N!

  4. Jess Norden says:

    I love swimming lessons!!! How does she like them? I can't wait to see the rest of her 1 year photos. 🙂

  5. {Jessica} says:

    Those photos of Caroline with her daddy are just precious! Enjoy the mild weather – it'll be blazing hot before you know it!!!

  6. That bread looks divine!!! Thanks for sharing. I wonder how many Weight Watcher points that is. Thinking I might not care.

  7. Lauren T. says:

    That bread looks yummy! Not sure if you know, but you can add 1T of molasses to 1 cup white sugar to get brown sugar if you are out 🙂

  8. Nat says:

    She looks like she enjoyed her swim class! That bread looks delicious- now I think I'm going to have to make it!

  9. I love the pics at the swim class- they both look like they are having the time of their lives. The bread looks wonderful I love any type of lemon poppy seed recipe!

  10. Jessica says:

    Those swim lesson pics are SO CUTE. I swear she reminds me of Harper so much sometimes!

  11. erin vancura says:

    my husband is in charge of swim class for our babe too. and they LOVE IT together. its adorable!! i love her sneak peak 1yr pictures (hello gorgeous backdrop and cutie pie babe!). and your basket of cleaning tools is seriously genius. I need to do that ASAP!

  12. Andee Layne says:

    I'm just dying over the pool pics i have to get Ava enrolled! So glad she liked it!

  13. Shari says:

    I can't wait to see more of her Spring photos. She's too cute! And that backdrop looks gorgeous.

  14. Jackie says:

    Can you share your detailed list of everything on your to-do list, all the way down to organizing the medicine drawer? 🙂

  15. Lori Beth says:

    That little CC is adorable!! and that your hubby wore his hat in the pool cracks me up! 🙂 i am unable to see that receipe for the bread 🙁 but it looks so yummy!!!

  16. Megan C says:

    She is just precious! And that is great that y'all are getting her into swim lessons, I think it is a great thing for them to learn young.

  17. Samma says:

    Awww, we started swim lessons at the Y last Saturday too! They will be little fish down at the beach in May- we can kick, kick, kick those little legs together!

  18. Kelly says:

    YAY for a blog sale! CC has the CUTEST clothes!

    I am also doing some serious spring cleaning. Must be something in the air!

  19. Hannah says:

    the swim lessons look like so much fun! I'm not sure if CC thought they were fun, but she looked stinkin' cute in her little swimsuit 🙂

  20. Adorable!! That park looks amazing and she is too cute.

  21. Ashley says:

    Love that Jeff wanted to do the swimming lessons with her – those pictures are something to treasure, for sure!

  22. Angie says:

    I wish we had a YMCA close to us! Such a good idea introducing her to water early.
    I need some of your Spring Cleaning Energy. I have a million things around here that NEED done but I can't find the motivation 🙁

  23. Laura Graham says:

    I am doing the EXACT same thing with cleaning and making lists! Going room by room trying to get as organized as possible and finish all the projects on the to do list! How funny!
    Caroline's pictures from Cheekwood are gonna be great! Really cute shot.

  24. Jen Gordon says:

    the baby swim class looks so great!!

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