Friday, November 25, 2011

Sorry it's been a while

I have been so slack with blogging since coming back from holiday, but I do have an excuse.

We decided it was time to move Mikayla into her own room when we got back and she hasn't  been sleeping very well ever since. She has been waking constantly and sometimes for hours at a time. I do think teething is also to blame for this backwards step in sleeping.

Though there is hope. Last night was the first night Mikayla has slept through a full night in ages. I wonder how tonight will go. Was it a fluke or is it the start of her sleeping through again? We shall see.

Anyway, lots has been going on lately. We are preparing for Mikayla's first birthday party which will be in 2 weeks!!! I can't believe it has been a year already. Gosh it goes so fast. I can't believe my baby girl will be 1 soon. It feels bitter sweet to be honest. I am excited that she is growing up and doing lots more things and becoming such a beautiful little girl, but also a little sad that that little baby I held in my arms not so long ago is growing up and is no longer a baby any more and never will be again. Ahh the torments of motherhood, lol.

We will be having a small get together at our house with just close friends and family. I have decided to go with a rainbow colour scheme for the party, so have been busy crafting things for it. I even made Mikayla a rainbow tutu for her to wear in a photo shoot I wanted to do for her birthday invitation. I am really happy with how it turned out. What do you think?

This is the photo I took for Mikayla's birthday invitation

I am really looking forward to it and am hoping it will be a great day and that Mikayla will enjoy herself too. Lots to do in the mean time though.


I also wanted to share some photos from our holiday at the coast. We all had a great time and Mikayla was an absolute angel. She slept most of the car trip there and back so that was a relief. She loved the beach and spending lots of time with Mummy and Daddy.

Mikayla enjoying herself at the beach

Splashing in the water

Crawling around in the water

Mikayla and Daddy at the beach

Mikayla and Mummy at the beach

Mikayla's first sand castle
First time in the waves
We visited Nanny (Alex's Mum)
Riding on Daddy's shoulders

There is so much more I would love to share, but it will have to wait for another day otherwise this post would be huge! Have a wonderful day :)


Serena said...

Mikayla is so photogenic....very cute and her smile is beautiful! I love the pic you chose for her birthday invitation!

I can hardly believe she will be one very soon. I'm so proud to be her Grandma and I love her SO much!

Love to all,
Mum xo

Rita said...

OMG! Has it been almost a year already?! She is growing so fast! Looks like you all had a wonderful vacation. Be sure and take birthday party pics. The one you took of Mikayla for the invitations is darling! :)

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Michelle,
Wow it has been ages since I have heard from you! :(
But I am so happy to know that you and your family are doing well. Wow, I can't believe that Mikayla will be turning ONE soon. How time flies, right?
She is such a precious beautiful little girl. God bless her!
Loved seeing the photos and please keep well.
Lots of hugs

Where the Heart is said...

Yes Mum, she is very photogenic! I love her to bits.

Yep Rita, a year, I can't believe it either. I will definitely be taking lots of birthday pics and will be sure to post some.

Thanks Norma!