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Marvelous Monday {# 7}

Hey there! I’ve got to be honest, lately I’ve wanted to blog but we’ve just been so busy enjoying summer, meeting new friends and hanging out with old ones that the time to sit down and write just hasn’t been there. As much as I wish I could be more regular about blogging, I’m ok with it  just being a thing I can do for fun ,whenever I like. My only hope is that you’ll enjoy the snippets of random stuff I jot down here on the bloggy when I do make time for it! If not, I’m okay with that too. 🙂 So cheers to fun randomness and oh yes, another Marvelous Monday!! ❤

MiMM

This weekend was pretty low key with some cleaning and lots of family time. ❤ (Weekends like this are my favorite!!)

Marvelous to me is…being completely lazy and watching cheap movies from Redbox.

movies(Neither was what we expected but both were equally entertaining.)

Marvelous is…a sweaty, post-workout smile along with a cutie who napped in his room like a big boy!

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Marvelous is…Enjoying some sweet Sunday snuggles with these too adorable guys!

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Marvelous is…swooning over these juicy peaches from the Farmer’s Market.

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Marvelous is…playing with this handsome guy, who lately has been making lots of smoothies and even makes the smoothie sound (=his interpretation sound of a blender).

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Marvelous is…lounging poolside with a darling friend of mine. ❤

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Oh yes, and Marvelous is…adding new lipstick to my ever-growing collection.

20130715-110135.jpg{I’m obsessed!!! Must have ALL THE COLORS! LOL}

Marvelous is…creating this tasty summer sandwich:

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{smoked gouda, fresh sliced tomato sprinkled with a dash of salt & pepper, avocado and mayo…SOOO GOOD!!)

Marvelous is…receiving these beauties from a sweet gal pal:

20130715-110145.jpg{YAY for beautiful birthday flowers!}

Lastly, Marvelous is…

My birthday (today)!!!! 😀 And..

20130715-105200.jpgAll the sweet birthday messages/photo collages from family and friends! ❤ ❤

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Although I’m a year older today, I’ve gotta say I feel no older than *23*!! That’s *my number*… I’ll forever be *TWENTY-THREE*!! 😉

Hope your Monday is Marvelous too!

❤ Alicia

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A’s Birthday Bash

Its so hard to believe but my little man is 1 already!! I remember the days when I would feel him kick me at all hours of the night while in my belly. ❤ It is hard to believe my wittle baby is less and less like a baby and slowly becoming a little man with each passing day!

For his *first* birthday we decided to stick with a basic theme, without any particular characters because he isn’t really into anything specific right now (except for maybe Elmo, which is just recently caught his eye). So with that we figured doing an *UNDER THE SEA* theme would be perfect!

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(Ocean Preppy Theme from Party City)

Besides the subtle use of anchors (which I adore), I just felt the color scheme was perfect for my little guy. I also loved the argyle and whale print patterns and felt they made the entire theme boyish and perfectly “preppy” as the title of it suggests! 🙂

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{the snack buffet area}

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IMG_3849{A’s photo collage}

waves{party decor}

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IMG_4176{A loved the dangling decor and the globes}

IMG_4180{apologies: this photo was taken after the party, hence the craziness!}

IMG_3893{party friends}

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IMG_3856{under the sea themed snacks!}

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IMG_3857{can’t forget the veggies!}

IMG_3880{tye-dye cupcakes!}

IMG_3875{They were SO moist and SO SO good!}

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IMG_3858{A with his GG}

IMG_3973{More deliciousness!}

IMG_4012{icing mustache}

IMG_4019{the “that’s some good stuff” face}

IMG_4080{presents galore!}

IMG_3895{our sweet friends family}

IMG_3916{He was clearly saying “I’m done with photos”}

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Happy *1st* birthday little pookie! ❤ We love you to the moon & back!

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A week of FIRSTS…

Just when I think I’m getting into a regular routine and plan on blogging more…BAM! something else pops up…..thus is life though right!?

So this past week has been a surprisingly fun, joyous and absolutely CRAZY and a bit hectic…but hey! we’re surviving!! (insert *I’m a survivor* song here! lol)

1. A sweet someone (A’s Momo) surprised us on Thursday night, flying in from TX just in time for little man’s birthday! 😀  It was TOTALLY unexpected; we are usually the ones doing the surprises, but this time we were the ones completely dumbfounded when we saw her at the front door.

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2. My little baby turned *1* on Friday and we had his sweet birthday party on Saturday! 😀 (More birthday pics to come!)

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3. Following his birthday party, little man got sick and when I say sick, I mean really sick! 😦 He ran a fever (for the first time ever) causing us to make a trip to the ER. 😦

4. It actually *SNOWED* but enjoying it was the last thing on our minds. Aiden didn’t care much for the snow the last time we got a brief dusting, so I figured this weeks snow wouldn’t be very impressive to him either, plus we were NOT willing to risk him getting even more sick, so the winter wonderland was no big deal in our casa.

IMG_3690{Jan 23 Snow}

5. After many doses of children’s tylenol and motrin, my little love bug’s fever subsided, BUT then he got this random RASH all over his body. Again, I FREAKED OUT and we rushed to the ER once again. Thankfully, they said it was just a side effect of the fever and should go away in a couple of days. (which it slowly is, thank goodness!) {first time parent over reaction  maybe!?….YOU BET!}

6. Mommy’s homework was been placed on the back burner since my little munchkin has been a nursing & snuggle bunny all week long, and you know what?….I’m not even phased by it. Baby comes first! School work will eventually get done.

7. I love love love breastfeeding; I’ve had my ups and downs with it, but I swear the ups have completely outweighed the downs and this week further enhances my adoration for it. I’ve nursed A more these last couple of days than I have in months. The only thing that would soothe him was me nursing him and with that, I’d nurse him at little ache and cry all day and all night. Although, I felt as though I was nursing a newborn, I loved that I could make him feel a bit better. ❤

8. And lastly, on a sweet note, yesterday was the first time I’ve had blue bell ice cream here in VA! 😀 The commissary nearby has started to carry BLUE BELL and a friend dropped some off to us last night!! 🙂 Blue bell makes me happy!

BB ice cream

(source)

P.s. Blue bell makes EVERYTHING better!

Now that my little honey bunny is feeling better, this mommy has to get back on her school work. Happy FRIDAY!! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! ❤

❤ Alicia

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