Mommy Monday: The Baby Tree & Ten Month Update

December 22, 2014



Well what an excellent start to my week. I was informed by a reader that almost all of my photos had suspiciously disappeared. I'm not sure if Google is at fault, or perhaps I've been hacked? All I know is I was super annoyed I had to re-upload a ton of photos this morning. Has this ever happened to anyone? Any advice? 

I apologize for the mini rant. This blog is very important to me. I'd hate for something to happen to it. 

Today we've managed to reach the twenty-second of the month. Like every month before it this past year, I have dreaded this very day. Well, I guess dreaded is a harsh word. Obviously it marks as a happy day, but also symbolizes the fact that time is indeed out of my hands. 


Sorry about the screen shot. This was snapped from a video of her riding Dumbo at Babies R' Us on Saturday.

If you haven't the slightest idea what I'm talking about, Penelope turns 10 months old today. Just like last month I cant believe I have a baby that much closer to a year old. She's adventurous, brave, and a fast learner. I cant stress how much a baby changes monthly, even daily. It's fascinating to me. 
 Her monthly accomplishments include:

Mastering walking- Yes she walked at 9 months old, but she was very clumsy, always falling, and couldn't turn. She didn't quite have her sea legs. Now she can turn, carry things, etc. She almost never crawls. 

First pair of shoes- Obviously she'd had shoes before. Boots, ballet flats, etc. These are her first pair of walking shoes. You know, those chunky soled Spice Girl look a -like shoes that walking babies sport? Well, she rocks them. They were $15 at Pay Less.  

Six teeth- Those two initial bottom ones were almost instantly joined by four top teeth. Though I am extremely happy we've managed to surpass the fever portion of teething, I'll be happy when she stops trying to eat her crib. 

Penny has been busy getting ready for Christmas. She has been so excited ever since her daddy bought her a white tree with pink and purple decorations. It serves as a night light in her room, turning her white walls pink as she sleeps. 



Candy cane ornament from Walmart. 



Of course a bow to finish it off. 


Just a bit more wrapping tonight and we are all set for Christmas! I haven't been this excited since I was little and the only thing on my list was a Furby! I just cant wait to watch her tear into that paper and be totally uncaring at what's inside. 

Have a Happy Monday all! 
Are you ready for the holidays?
Do any last minute shopping this weekend?
Have you ever had a tree of your own in your room? 

xo kiki

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33 comments

  1. Oh my gosh, I am so sorry to hear about all your pictures! I wish I had some advice to give you! Time definitely goes much too fast! I love that you gave Penelope her own little decoration...that is such a great idea.

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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    1. It was fun putting them all back up. (; Thank you for the kind words!

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  2. Ahhh what an adorable tree! :) Motherhood sounds so special!
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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  3. i have the same bow..i like your christmas decorations
    kisses

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  4. I love your blog sweetie. I follow you , hope you follow me back. ♥
    http://lyinyou.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll be sure to check out your blog! (:

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  5. Oh no that's awful about your photos! Try to check how much space you have on google drive? Maybe it's full? On a positive note, sounds like some good progression with your daughter and love your ornaments!

    <a href="http://www.rdsobsessions.com'>www.rdsobsessions.com</a>

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    1. I think it was a hack situation. I had a email about activity over the weekend that I clearly didn't know about. It wasn't fun. But they are back and well. Thanks Rach! (:

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  6. Yikes! Losing your photos sucks. I'm not on blogger so I'm not sure what could have happened. That said, if you don't self-host your blog on Wordpress, you do stand to lose your content at any point. My friend Hayley (a seasoned blogger) switched from blogger to wordpress recently and I love what she wrote. Feel free to check it out: http://www.abeautifulexchangeblog.com/blogger-wordpress-migration/

    As far as your ornaments and cute little Penelope, I'm so pleased for you! What an exciting time for her! I'm pretty sure I took ages to walk, but I was an early talker ;) I love these little updates. I hope your week improves, Kiki!

    <3 Daisy

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    1. I've always been curious to the pros and cons of Wordpress to Blogger. I'll def give that a look into.

      Babies are amazing because they do everything so differently. It makes everything so exciting! (:

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  7. Such a cute little girl. I can't wait for my daughter to grow up..lol Love her white tree!
    www.effortlesslaSt. com

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    1. Dont wish too soon. I miss my teeny tiny babe. (;

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  8. Unfortunately I don't have any advice to give re the photo situation ): Maybe it's google related? Otherwise it was so cute to read about your updates! Time flies by!

    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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    1. It was a hack. Google cleaned my account and I just had to change my password. Should be fine now. Thankfully I have them all backed up. (:

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  9. Love the baby updates! Such adorable photos! Sorry about the picture situtation, that's really strange

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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    1. Right?! I wasn't too thrilled. Thankfully I have them all backed up. (:

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  10. YES! SO GLAD YOU SHARED THE BABY TREE!! P's tree is too cute for words, I love it! Hahah shoutout to wanting a Furby..!! I know that excited feeling! Hope Christmas Day is everything you are hoping for AND MORE!!

    Much LOVE!!

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    1. haha I was hoping someone would catch that. (; Technically that Christmas I had two. Because my sister got one from Santa also, and lost interest within an hour. Thank you so much Stephanie and I hope you and Spencer have an excellent holiday as well! (:

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  11. I'm sorry about your pictures! That happened with my comments recently. So frustrating. On a brighter note, so happy that you are soaking in all the mama moments! She is beyond precious.

    Heidi D.
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    1. Dont people have anything else better to do than hack some ones lifestyle blog? (; I mean really. Hopefully that was the worst of it. Being a mother is the most amazing thing! (:

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  12. Aww, such a shame with the photos! I've read something somewhere about this recently, but I can't remember where! I think it had to do with the permissions in Picasa, there's an album for your blog and if you accidentally change the permissions it does something to the pics? Shouldn't delete them though, just make them stop working. I guess if you put the pictures up again it couldn't have been that anyway.

    Your daughter is so cute, and I know exactly what you mean about it being an odd feeling when they get a month older. It passes by so quickly!

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    Away From The Blue

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    1. It's so weird thinking in two months she will be a year old. It's gone so fast. I cherish, as I know you do as well, every second of it. (:

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  13. love the little tree! did you run out of storage? i had that happen when my blog was getting updated. nightmare.

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    1. Google tech support said it was a hack. /: Hopefully all is well now.

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  14. Awww sooo cute! That is such a bummer about the photos? So like all your old blog pictures? Did you figure out what happened... it is so scary we really dont have any control!
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    1. Google helped me recover them. But it was awful. Hopefully I'm ok now!

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  15. Dude, I would freak out if all my photos disappeared! I'm sorry you had to mess with that. :(
    Penelope is the cutest!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. Wow, goes to show that a lot can happen in 10 months. She's so advanced. I really want to see her baby shoes.

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