Summer Must Haves

EDITED: I needed to edit and add a few things because I forgot some major summer must haves on my list!

So I thought seeing as it is Memorial Day and it is the unofficial start of summer I would do a post on my summer must haves for both myself and Zane! Hopefully we will have a summer... we are still waiting for that warm weather to hit here in the PNW. I see next Saturday is supposed to be 76 degrees but that could change very quickly here. But this is my hopeful list for that summer to hit so we can go outside and enjoy it!

For Muah:
Some very colorful tanks

A basic black skirt to go with all those wonderfully colorful tanks

An adorable flowy dress
Some bright nail polish for my fingers & toes
A great pair of sunnies
A way cute floppy hat
A fabulous pair of sandals

A gorgeous "mom" suit
A hot pink tote for the summer essentials
(when we actually make it to the pool or beach)
For my little man:

A pair or two or three cargo shorts
Some little baby flips
A very suave fedora 
A few absolutely hunky muscle shirts
Some really cute polos
Way to many plaid shirts
Of course some cute graphic tees
adorable swim trunks
 For the both of us:

For me
For Zane
Scalp guard for me
(I burn VERY easy on my head)
A totally fun pool for the backyard
A cute little water table
And of course some great mags
(for mommy to read while baby plays)
A water bobble for me
(important to keep me hydrated)
A cute canteen type water bottle for my little man
(important to keep him hydrated, too)
And what's summer without some great music? Here is a summer playlist for my boy & me to listen to while playing outside in our pool and water table that he got for his birthday.

Sunshine & Summertime - Faith Hill
Summer Girl Jessica Andrews
Summertime - Kenny Chesney
Summer Nights - Rascal Flatts
Summer Young - Rascal Flatts
Nothin' Like Summer - Carmen Rasmusen
Time for Summer - Samantha Jo
Summer Nights - Lil' Rob
Crazy Summer Nights - Hope Partlow
Summer Sunshine - The Corrs
Summer Girls - LFO (yes I LOVE this song! I know weirdo!)
Summer Love - Justin Timberlake
Summer Guys - Nikki Cleary
It's Been a Summer - New Found Glory
That Kind of Day - Sarah Buxton
All American Girl - Carrie Underwood
Photo Booth - Carter Twins
That Song in My Head - Julianne Hough
Got a Good Day - Carolyn Dawn Johnson
The House Rules - Christian Kane
Bad For Me - Danielle Peck
Johnny & June - Heidi Newfield
Barefoot & Crazy - Jack Ingram
Girlfriends - Jamie O'Neal 
I Love My Life - Jamie O'Neal
Johnny Cash - Jason Aldean 
Livin' Our Love Song - Jason Micheal Carroll
Joyride - Jennifer Hanson
It's a Girl Thing - Jesse Lee
Boy Like Me - Jessica Harp
Come On Over  - Jessica Simpson
Girl Next Door - Julie Roberts
Red High Heels - Kellie Pickler
American Honey - Lady Antebellum
This One's for the Girls - Martina McBride
Kerosene - Miranda Lambert
Days Like This - Rachel Proctor
Up - Shania Twain
Passenger Seat - SheDaisy
Tim McGraw - Taylor Swift
Red Rag Top - Tim McGraw
Skinny Dippin' - Whitney Duncan
Sk8er Boi - Avril Lavigne
I Want it That Way - Backstreet Boys
Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas

And there are tons and tons more I just cannot list them all here! It would be never ending pretty much!



Our Saturday Morning so far

This is what my Saturday Morning has looked like so far... hubs works on Saturdays now so Little man & I are here to do what we want and this is how we have chosen to spend this morning. 

Drinking his milk and watching Rachael Ray
(he is not a fan of cartoons yet but Food Network he LOVES... I know weird kid!)
Nap time for baby & SATC time for mommy... while she does this:
Folds MOUNDS & MOUNDS of laundry!


Giveaway on LMM

Little Miss Momma's Blog is giving away a $100 gift certificate to Modtots shop and they have some of the most adorable canvases for little kids.

My two favorite that I would for sure want to get are these two.

William the Messy Monster 

Pierce the Giraffe


One Year Letter

Zane -

You are one year old and your momma is still trying to grasp that fact! I can still remember May 21st of last year like it was yesterday. I was so excited when I found out that I was indeed in labor and would be admitted to the hospital to have you... I have never felt so much joy, until you were in my arms for the first time that is. I cannot explain to you in words how happy you make me every single day of my life. I cannot imagine my life without you. Your daddy and I talk about how we don't even remember what we did when we didn't have you. It feels like you have been here forever. You learn something new every day and I love watching you grow and learn new things. You get so excited when you do something correctly and we say "Yay, good job," you always stop and start clapping for yourself and it is the cutest thing in the world. You truly are amazing and have changed everything about my life and I couldn't be happier about it. You make everything more fun and more exciting. I couldn't ask for a better baby boy. You are my baby soulmate and I love you more and more every single day. I pray for you and ask that you will be a God loving, family oriented man when you have grown. You mean so much to me that I hope that you turn out as wonderful as I think you are. I also pray that I can be a good momma to you and that you will love me for everything that I do for you in your life. I want you to be safe, happy & healthy. Those are my three wishes for you. I love love love you my sweet little man. Thank you for all that you do for me every day.

Your Momma

Your Stats:

Weight: 25 pounds 6 ounces (85%)
Height: 31.5 inches (90%)
Head: 46 Centimeters (40%)

Words you are saying:

Baa = Ball
Num Num = Eat or Food
ei - ei - ei = eieiei-O (Old MacDonald)

What you understand:

Where's your binks? = binky/pacifier
Where's gramma, dadda, momma, poppa?
Cup = sippy cups
Do you want some food?
Where's your kitty?

Things you do: 

Blow kisses
Give kisses or loves (you do this constantly & momma loves it!!)
Touchdown or So BIG
Feed yourself with hands
Drink from a straw or sippy cup
Wave buh-bye
Play peek-a-boo
Put things inside you BBQ
Rolls your balls
Throw toys over the gate
Bang toys together
Play your drum with your drumsticks
Push your truck, Thomas train, lawn mower, & Mickey airplane around the living room
...These are just a few of the things you do that I can think of off the top of my head. You are a very busy little boy. You are always moving, you don't sit still for a second (even when your sleeping you are moving).




Went shopping with Grammy today and on our way home this is what my little man ended up doing... using his lovey blanket 'Gaffy' as a pillow. He is so sweet and adorable when he is passed out. I love my little one year old so much! Still trying to grasp the fact that he is ONE YEAR OLD!



My loves

I'm loving that my hubs is home for good now... no more leaving for the week and coming home on the weekend.

I'm loving my freshly, professionally cleaned carpets, they look so beautiful again, like when we put them in.

I'm loving that The Bachelorette just started and that some of the men {especially William} are VERY nice to look at!

I'm loving this little man the most.

Getting his first taste of sand... I'm not sure if he liked it or not.


Wordless Wednesday

This is what has been going on in my house the last two days. Tantrums constantly about absolutely NOTHING! Does this mean we are entering the Terrible Twos early?!

I will get a post up about Mr. Man's 1st Birthday as soon as I get the pictures from my photographer. She said she'd get them done as soon as she could. I am very excited to see them and see how they all turned out! They will be amazing I am sure and I definitely recommend having someone else take pictures at your kids first birthday because that way you can enjoy the entire party without having to worry to get pics of everything! So as soon as I get those I will post a Birthday post!


Wordless Wednesday

mommy - baby snuggle time... i love every single second
(very rare in this house. he's
WAY too busy to want to snuggle with mommy!)

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