Sunday, August 29, 2010

7 (Seven) Months!

Penny Lane

At 7 months Penny...

• Is 25.5in (90%) and 15lbs (37%)!
• Sleeps 9pm - 8:30am - Dream feeds at 11pm and sleeps straight through the night!
• Sleeps in her big girl crib in the girls' room!  
• Crawls everywhere! And she's fast! She likes to chase the broom when I sweep.
• Drinks 4-5 formula bottles a day.

• Sits up on he own.
• LOVES to play with her sister. Lucy has figured out she's a playmate and LOVES it!

• Is the happiest baby ever! LOVE to smile and giggle!
• Pulls up on everything to stand. She is very strong and is starting to cruise a little bit... Oh, no!
• Loves to listen to music.
• Said her first word!! "Da-da!" Daddy was ecstatic!
• Eats EVERYTHING! She has such a good appetite. She loves salmon! Ha!
• Love to jump in her bouncy seat. She thinks its hilarious!
• Loves to be outside!

• Love to be in the pool :-) 
• Has 2 teeth!!
• Fits into 6mo outfits! 
• Still fits in size 1 shoes!
• Is wearing size 2 diapers.
Is the prettiest, smartest, happiest, friendliest, most loving baby in the world!! Just like her sister :-)

We are SO lucky!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Did you know...

Did you know that...

I have still yet to take pictures of my new living room? And that I have still not charged my camera battery? Go me... Blerg.

Penny is 7 months old today? And that she is crawling, pulling up, and saying "dada?"

I'm obsessed with my iPhone 4? Especially the fun photo apps that you can get...

I've been tracking my calorie intake and exersise daily and I should be losing a lot of weight really fast... But I'm not? Trying to figure that one out,  something is outta whack. I'll let ya know what they figure out.

Lucy can count to 6 in English? And 4 in Spanish? And 3 in Chinese? :)

Oh, and that she can say hello in Spanish (Hola)? And Chinese (Ni hao)? And Powhatan (Wingapo)? <- She learned that one from Pocahontas! Its pretty funny when she goes up to other kids at the park and says "Hola!" "Ni hao!" or "Wingapo!" and they just stare at her. Ha!

My birthday month is September? 

Or that I'm going to do a giveaway A WEEK in September to celebrate?

Did you know these things?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Whatcha got in there?


Welcome to the SECOND "What's in Your Fridge Friday?" I absolutely LOOOVED peeking around in your fridges last week. It totally satisfied my nosey-ness for the week. Can't wait to see what you've got in there today! Question: Would you guys prefer to do Fridge Friday every week or every-other-week? Let me know! Oh, and do forget to Link-up at the bottom, so everyone can invade your fridge!

So, I think I'm in a food rut. My fridge looks way too similar to last week. I guess we like what we like! Ha! My favorite comment last week was, "you guys sure are a thirsty bunch!" Haha! Yes, we like our liquids :-)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Colors, Colors EVERYWHERE!

So I'm trying to decide on a color for the walls of the new bathroom. Wontcha help me?? Its a black and white bathroom: black cabinets, black & white tile floor, white vanity top, white tub... You get the picture. I was thinking like a french blue for the walls, but when I went to look, I found other options too! Wouldn't ya know... Anyway, dear friends, what do you like? I realize I'm asking you to use your imagination on this one (no pictures yet), but I know you can do it! You can do anything ;-)

** Check out Nanny's blog :-) **
*** Don't forget about What's in Your Fridge Friday, I'll be posting in the AM. ***

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My Beatles Nanny

So, pictures of the new living room will have to wait just one more day... I have exciting news to tell you!!


My darling baby cousin, and my girls' fantastic nanny, Kate, has started a blog! She is going to  be sharing all the fun time she has with my babies. I hope you all take a second to check out My Beatles Nanny. I would certainly appreciate it and I know Nanny would love some followers. And BONUS, you get to see more cuteness that is my midgets :)

You know, cuteness like this:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

You all...

...Are hilarious!

I love that you guys love "What's in Your Fridge, Friday?" That cracks me up! I am so nosey... HA!

Well, I am happy to report that the living room is finished!! YIPEE! I will post some pics tomorrow. My camera battery is dead. I know, I know... I very happy to have that project behind me. But, we diving right back into it with the bathroom remodel that starts this week!!! YAY! I'm super excited to have the bathroom all new and shiney!!

I have before pictures... And I'll, obvi, take after pictures. You know for a little before and after exposé :)

Hubs kindly reminded of a fun little fact this weekend... Lets for one moment reflect on the fact that I have NOT been pregnant for 7 months. This is a new record for me. HAHAAHA!

Happy Monday, oh crap, TUESDAY, y'all!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Whatcha got in there?

So, I was visiting a friend the other day and I realized that every time I go to someone's (close friends or family, only... not randoms! ha!) house the first thing I do is look in their fridge. Not because I'm hungry... Just because I want to see what they've got in there! I guess I'm nosy :)

Anyway, it got me thinking about a little something fun I wanted to do on the ol' blog. 



I would love to take a peek into your life fridge! I think you can learn a lot about a person by what's in their fridge. (Can you tell I put a lot of stock in food ;) HA!) So, participate if you like, I think it will be hilarious!!

Go go ahead... If you dare. Show me your fridge!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Going Nuts...

I am being driven batty by this construction in my house. And this is just a MINOR project compared to the MAJOR addition we are going to be doing in a bit. UGH. Sorry, my dear friends... I will be back full force very soon!

Right now, I'm going to go dodge the guy in stilts, who is painting my new ceiling, and try to get to the front door... We shall see how that goes!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A BIG Mess and a Winner

So... Why has it taken all day for me to get around to posting the winner of my giveaway?? Well, lets just let these pictures do the talking. This is what's going on at my house right now:

Why does my living room look like this, you ask? Perhaps because my 60+ year old lath and plaster ceiling was falling in. Neat. This was just at the beginning of the day... the ENTIRE ceiling is gone now. Nightmare. But at least I'll have a new and shiny ceiling (hopefully) tomorrow!


I added everyone up, separating out everyone's comments and tweets and ended up with 49. Plugged that into the handy dandy randomizer and VOILA! I have a winner!!

Katie, please send me your address, soon, to mybeatlesbabies [at] gmail [dot] com and I'll ship your radical new Itzy Sitzy to ya!!

Again THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! This was too much fun! I love doing giveaways! I think I'm going to have an other giveaway soon in honor of National Breastfeeding Month. So, stay tuned :)

Also, don't forget to check out my BLOG SALE below. You can get a little something cute for yourself and help out my sissy at the same time! Win, win!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Help a Sista Out...

My sister that is :)

My darling baby sister, I introduced you HERE and HERE, is wanting to unload a few things. You see, as many newly weds discover, sharing a closet is NO fun! So, she asked if I would see if any of YOU wanted to benefit from her OVER-FLOWING closet :) If you would like to purchase any these items, please leave a comment below with the number you want to purchase (so other people know its sold) and email me at mybeatlesbabies[at]gmail[dot]com and I will forward it on to her!! Thanks, lovies!

1. Jessica Simpson Black Heels - $35 size 7.5; VERY GOOD CONDITION, worn a couple of times.

SOLD! 2. Jessica Simpson Black Buckle Heels - $35 size 7.5; VERY GOOD CONDITION, worn a couple of times.

3. Jessica Simpson Brown Slingback Heels - $30 size 7.5; GOOD CONDITION, worn approx. 4-5 times, very high heel.

SOLD! 4. Forever 21 Dress - $15 size Medium; NEVER WORN.


5. Banana Republic Jeans - $50 size 8; NEVER WORN, straight leg.

6. Mossimo Leopard Heels - $15 size 7.5; GOOD CONDITION, worn several times.

If you have any questions or want to make an *offer* email me at mybeatlesbabies[at]gmail[dot]com and I will forward to Olivia.


Monday, August 9, 2010


Thank you all for your comments and emails of encouragement and understanding over the anxiety I was feeling over that over-whelming question of to move or not to move... Well, after some serious soul searching and a realistic look at the (gulp) money, we made our decision and we're stickin' to it!

We are staying put! YAY!!! I love our house :) Its just getting a wee bit to small as our family gets bigger. So what do ya do?? Expand, my dears... expand. Now, I am no architect and I don't not pretend to be, but I have spoken to one and we are going to have plans drawn. I wanted to put my ideas in tangible form to share with all of you, because I'm that excited!!! So here you go! *Note, these are not actual plans... Just me playin. But its close to what were gonna do :)



Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!! You know you want a super rocking awesome Itzy Sitzy... Go on... Do it! You have til Wednesday!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Little Snapshots

Daddy's away, so we will play :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Baby's Food

It has been a while since I posted a recipe for my favorite kitchen companion... Beaba's BabyCook! But since little Miss Penny has entered the exciting world of baby food and the BabyCook is once again a permanent fixture on my counter top, I thought it was time. As you know, I don't really cook with recipes, so please excuse my "measurements."

Creamy Cheesey Broccoli

                2 Handfuls of Broccoli Florets (I use organic frozen broccoli from Whole Foods)
                1 Handful of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
                1 Pat of Butter
                Salt and Pepper to Taste

Put the appropriate amount of water in the BabyCook (to the "3" line for frozen veggies). Put the broccoli florets in the steaming basket and let steam. This will take about 12 minutes. When the cooking light goes off, take the steam basket out of the BabyCook and pour the "Steam water" in to a little container, you will need this in a minute. Pour the steamed broccoli into the blender basket and add the cheese, butter, and salt & pepper. Begin to blend adding the "steam water" a little at a time until you get the desired consistency. Let cool and serve to your baby.

Bon Appetite, Little One.

Thank you to EVERYONE who has entered my giveaway so far! I hope you are laughing at my random, incoherent ramblings on twitter... I'm embarrassed.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

An Itzy Ritzy Giveaway!

Yesterday, I gave you all a hint as to what the little nugget of joy I am offering on my latest giveaway...

If you guessed a SHOPPING CART COVER, you got it right!!! I had lots of good guesses, but it is a shopping cart/highchair cover from ITZY RITZY!!!

I love Itzy Ritzy Products! I have a shopping cart/high chair cover for my girls and use it all the time! I once read a statistic that 8/10 shopping cart handles have traces of (this is gross, sorry) fecal matter on them!! I barfed a little in my mouth... My girls put their mouths on everything and the thought of them getting that nastiness in their little mouths is revolting. Gross. I also have a few of their other products, like the "Wet Happened?" bag and "Snack Happened" bags.  I love them all. The patterns are so cute and I love that they are green. I get all my Itzy Ritzy products from Ding-Bats

Itzy Ritzy is a great, eco-friendly brand; I love that they love the earth :) They strive to make functional products that are stylish and FUN! You are a person of style and as such your children are “Born Into Style™! Just because you become a parent doesn’t mean you lose your coolness. In fact, as a parent, you are still very much aware of fashion, art, style and the world! As such, we created Itzy Ritzy to deliver exceptional and hip baby, toddler, and adult products designed with beauty, style, sophistication, function and fun in mind. And at Itzy Ritzy it is our mission to deliver our darling and unique products with excellence in quality and customer service. Thanks for making Itzy Ritzy a part of your and your loved ones’ lives! (site)

The shopping cart/highchair cover is one of their best selling items. There are lots of brands of cart covers out there... But I happen to think Itzy Ritzy is the cutest :) So for you, my dear friends, I am giving you the opportunity to win one all for yourself!! This one to be exact:

That's right! Your very own Itzy Ritzy Cart/Highchair cover in the super rockin' Black Licorice pattern. Squeal! There's just a couple of rules:

1. You have to be a follower of my little ol' blog.
2. You have to be in the US.

Here's how to enter:

1 ENTRY - Be a public follower of my blog
1 ENTRY - Follow me on Twitter @jessmodestlyrox
1 ENTRY - Tweet about this giveaway (be sure to "@" me!)

Make sure to leave me a separate comment for each one of your entries. I'll count them all up and randomly pick the winner at NOON on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11th


ps - thank you for all you comments and emails of encouragement on the moving predicament... I'll keep ya posted :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


So, I'm having some major anxiety over a life change descion we might have coming up... To move or not to move, that is the question... Any of you have the answer? Cause I could sure use the help :)

On a different and exciting note... I'm hosting yet another giveaway!! What little nugget am I giving-away this time, you ask? Well, you'll have to wait til tomorrow to see but here's a sneak peek!