Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cotton Candy Day!

My local Church had a Carnival about two weeks ago so Chris and I took the little ladies for some fun and Cotton candy of course. I wonder if we went because mommy wanted her girls to have a good time or because mommy wanted cotton candy? 
Hmm.. Eigther way it worked out just fine! ;)

Just a couple...

Disney On Ice!

A mommy we know was kind enough to invite us to Disney on Ice. We had a wonderful time i just wish someone would have warned me that my daughter and her ''terrible two'' phase should have stayed home! haha. She was well behaved for the first ten minutes after that she wanted to climb up and down the steps as well as sit in every empty seat possible! It was a long day but well worth it Hailey had a wonderful time with her bestie Amarya!.

 Not my best camera shots i had to constantly run after Leannah 
so i gave up and put the camera away before it would suffer any ''ouchies''. lol

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Random Pictures..

Today i went all over the place looking for hair products for my diva's. Luckily i found half at Sephora and half at Dillards. After we went for the girls physical. A littler later back home we went and of course the diva's were having a tea party and i sat in the garage taking pictures of random things lol. How else would i get practice?
So here are my random shots from today. :)

Little Sister..
                                                    Daddy's Car...

 I heart Bows lol..

Monday, March 14, 2011


Sunday morning Chris and I had breakfast and chatted a bit. 
I wanted to go take a stroll and visit a boutique i read about in a magazine while we were traveling.
It's a baby boutique so we really do not have the need to go as our children are ''big girls'' now although i wanted to satisfy my baby gear addiction. 
So since we had nothing to purchase there out of the blue Chris said lets go to best buy! I also have an electronic addiction, so Chris purchased a speedlight for my camera and a cute cell phone case. 
I was so excited i totally thought he was going to make me wait until Mothers day or My birthday. 
After we grabbed a bite and headed over to our friends house where the girls played and we chatted.

Their Faces lol


Cant wait to use it!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Cupcake Diva's!

Friday night Hailey and her friend Amarya baked cupcakes. The girl's had a blast including Leannah! We have a ton of pictures so here's just a ''few'' (haha).


Step 1 & 2

Step 3 & 4

Her face is too cute..


Baking time!

Everyone hard at work..


Leannah's Creation..

The masterpieces haha!

Time to eat!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My Hailey is the Greatest!

Today i picked up Hailey from school and told her that she needed to do her homework as soon as she walked in the house then she can have a snack while i finished cooking.

Well she always puts up a little fit however today, she went straight to the table completed all her school work had some grapes and headed to the shower and put on her Pj's!
 I was in some what shock!

 Chris and I went out so I told Hailey she needed to clean her room.
When i returned her room was SPOTLESS whaaaaat?
My kid knows how to clean and i've been doing it for her all along? I must admit she sprayed way too much Hannah Montana Body spray i could barely breathe but she actually did a pretty great job for a seven year old. I am one happy mommy :)
Saturday, March 5, 2011

Harmful Birth Control

This did not come from me it is information i read and thought i would share with you all. :)

The effect of Oral Birth Control..
Since the introduction of oral contraceptives in the early 1960′s, use of The Pill, as it is generally known, has soared to approximately 7 in 10 women of childbearing age.    Among young women ages 18-24, use of oral contraceptives is especially high, reaching two-thirdsin 2008.
The widespread use of oral contraceptives is a troubling issue because these types of drugs devastate beneficial bacterial flora in the gut leaving it vulnerable to colonization and dominance from pathogenic strains such as Candida Albicans, Streptococci and Staphylococci among others.  By the time a woman who has used oral contraceptives is ready to have children, a severe case of gut dysbiosis has more than likely taken hold.
Most people think that only use of drugs such as antibiotics cause gut imbalances, but this is simply not true.
According, to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, use of other drugs such as the Pill also cause severe gut dybiosis.   What’s worse, drug induced gut imbalance is especially intractable and resistant to treatment either with probiotics or diet change.
What does this mean for your future child’s health?   A lot, as it turns out!

Gut Imbalance Reduces Absorption of Nutrients

First of all, gut imbalance brought on through use of The Pill negatively impacts the ability to digest food and absorb nutrients.   As a result, even if a women eats spectacularly well during pregnancy, if she has been taking oral contraceptives for a period of time beforehand, it is highly likely that she and her baby are not reaping the full benefits of all this healthy food as the lack of beneficial flora in her gut preclude this from occurring.
In addition, beneficial flora actively synthesize nutrients including vitamin K, pantothenic acid, folic acid, thiamin (B1), cyanocobalamin (B12), amino acids and others.  In an imbalanced gut, a woman is missing out on the “natural supplementation” that these good flora provide to her and her growing baby.
Not well known is the fact that use of The Pill depletes zinc in the body.  Zinc is called “the intelligence mineral” as it is intimately involved in mental development.   As a result, it is very important for women who have been using oral contraceptives to wait at least 6 months before becoming pregnant to ensure that zinc levels return to normal as low zinc is associated with lowered IQ and birth defects.
It really is quite disturbing to fully realize the very real potential that use of oral contraceptives have to result in nutritional deficiencies!

Pathogenic Gut Flora Produce a Myriad of Toxins

Pathogenic, opportunistic flora that take hold in the gut when The Pill is used constantly produce toxic substances which are the by-products of their metabolism.   These toxins leak into the woman’s bloodstream and guess what, they have the potential to cross the placenta! Therefore, gut dysbiosis exposes the fetus to toxins even if the woman never eats anything but organic foods and lives in an environment with no pollutants whatsoever.
Indeed, an imbalanced gut has the potential to expose a woman and her baby to just as many or even more toxins than her environment through self poisoning!

Gut Dysbiosis and Anemia Go Hand in Hand

Most people with abnormal gut flora also suffer from various stages of anemia.   This is because some of the most common pathogenic strains of bacteria that take hold in an imbalanced gut are those that consume iron:  Actinomyces spp., Mycobacterium spp., pathogenic strains of E.Coli, Corynebacterium spp. and others.
Anemia during pregnancy is especially dangerous.  Not only can it deprive the fetus of oxygen (iron helps build red blood cells and red blood cells carry oxygen), but it is linked to low birth weight and pre-term birth and the many long term health and associated developmental problems.
Can taking iron supplements during pregnancy combat this problem?
In a word, noHow many women do you know who consistently battle low iron levels during pregnancy despite consuming iron supplements and eating iron rich foods? I personally know many such cases.
The reason is that the more iron a patient with gut dysbiosis consumes in either food or supplement form, the stronger these pathogenic, iron loving strains become!   The extra iron “feeds” them, so to speak, much the same as sugar feeds Candida Albicans.  The cure for gut dysbiotic anemia is to heal and seal the gut, not take iron supplements!

A Baby “Inherits” Gut Dysbiosis from Mom

A human baby is born with a sterile gut.  This means that there is no bacterial activity in a fetus’ digestive system prior to birth.   The vast majority of gut flora that a child eventually develops is inherited from Mom, so if Mom has gut imbalance, so will her children and probably more severely so.
Children with imbalanced gut flora are particularly predisposed to autoimmune disorders in the form of allergies, asthma, and eczema.  In more severe cases of gut dysbiosis, learning disabilities manifest such as ADHD, ADD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and others.    Of course, there is sometimes an environmental “trigger” which instigates these disorders, but it is crucial to keep in mind that gut dysbiosis is the primary underlying cause.

Think Twice Before Taking Oral Contraceptives

When considering whether or not to take oral contraceptives, women rarely if ever consider the long term implications to themselves let alone their children.  This is no surprise given that doctors rarely if ever mention this sort of thing when prescribing antibiotics let alone oral contraceptives to their patients!
Therefore, it is vital that women take responsibility for their bodies and fully inform themselves of the potentially devastating consequences to their health and that of their children – and likely even their grandchildren – before blindly submitting themselves to the gut damaging effects of oral contraceptives.
March of Dimes, pregnancy complications
Gut and Psychology Syndrome, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD

Mommy & The toddler bed.

Anytime I would go over a freinds house or Ideal Baby and Leannah saw a toddler bed she would make a run for it and lay under the covers, so i thought she was ready, maybe she will even sleep the whole night (a mom can dream right?).

 So i went to buy her a bed i did not want anything pricey or too fancy since we did that whole ''top of the line'' furniture set for Hailey when she was Leannah's age which def was not worth it we ended up having to pack up and moving her room so i told myself i will not splurge until i get our very own home.

So after going back and fourth i said what the heck? the girl likes Dora the Explorer now those of you who know me personally know how much I really dislike theme's however i went ahead anyway as i'm looking i found this cute Little Miss Matched set ( yes! i am a fan so darn cute) so i added that to my cart.

 So here i am so excited i KNOW Leannah is going to be ecstatic well guess what? The girl HATES the bed she uses it as my sister says her bounce house. She jumps for hours and now she ONLY wants to be in my bed and her sister who has her very own room with a full size bed now only wants to sleep in Leannah's bed.... What have i done to myself? Any tips please share. 

Leannah's Loopsy friends!
The ''Bed''