Apr 2, 2011

A little party post for you.

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Hi, I'm Kristina. And I want to party. Join me, won't you?

[Go here to join up and learn about this insane blog party. Meet other bloggers and even maybe win a prize.]

So, anyway, I'm Kristina, like I said. I'm a mama first and foremost, to the cutest little chub-cheeks ever. Her name is Adelaide. She's almost 3.5 months old (already???) and is the sweetest little piece of person ever! Our lives changed completely once I got pregnant, and I started this blog to document my growing belly. If you go back to the beginning, you can read all the letters I wrote to my child-in-utero, and see pictures of my ever-changing body. Adelaide is wonderful and my days are filled with her drool, smiles, and squeals.

[Adelaide not even two weeks old! I already can't remember her being that small.]

[And now at three months old. She's gotten so big!]

Our Little Lentil is pretty much about her, but sometimes I throw in a little about my husband, Kevin. He's a big guy who looks tough but is really sweet, with a soft spot for the little ladies in his life. That would be me, a foot shorter than him, and Adelaide, a whopping four feet shorter. He builds drums and makes music and tells silly jokes (all the time) and farts a lot. He's also really awesome at making me smile and cooking eggs.

And occasionally I'll talk about me. I'm an elementary art teacher, out on maternity leave until August (oh, I dread August!) so I get to be with Adelaide completely for her first 8 months of life! I love to create, and do so any time I get a chance, in between washing cloth diapers and bouncing a fussy baby. I love the outdoors (so does the little one, and the big one). I have 4 cats. I am vegetarian (the whole family is). I love art and photography and pretty things, including pink skies and polka dots and symmetry.

So that's us, in a nutshell. I can't wait to check out more blogs participating in the Ultimate Blog Party 2011, and hope to make lots of new friends!

Party on!


  1. It is amazing you get to be home for 8 months! Your daughter is beautiful.

  2. Party on! Have a great party - please stop by when you get a chance and have a cuppa joe!

  3. Hi Kristina!! Your baby girl is SO SWEET, and I just love her name! My little man Levi is a year old now, and I sure can't remember him being that small either!!! I'm excited to read more of your blog :)

  4. [Actuary Mom] Yes, I'm very lucky. It took a lot of saving up for this, because I only got 6 weeks paid. July and the beginning of August will be very tight months for us financially before school starts back, but it's totally worth it!

    [CoffeeLovinMom] Thanks for stopping by!

    [Kayla Sue] Hi! Thank you so much! I get teary just thinking about how I won't quite remember these days. Thank goodness we have pictures and video, right? :)

  5. Hi Kristina~
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I so remember the early days of motherhood. I got so tierd of everyone saying "It will go so fast" but...it really does! :) Even I can't quite believe my babies are teenagers.
    That's cool we share the bond of teaching! I really enjoyed reading about your little one! You're right...any financial sacrifice you make now is so worth it! :)

  6. Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. Your baby is adorable! Nice to meet you via the UBP11.

  7. Look at that sweet baby, not to be melodramatic but wow...I remember when mine were that small. My daughter towers over me by a good 7 inches now. How did THAT happen?!

    Stopped by from the UBP, nice to meet you, I'll be sure to follow.

  8. Your little girl is a cutie! How fun to be an elementary art teacher...well, fun and a lot of work, I'm sure! I'm a former teacher, though I'm currently at home with my three boys.

    Nice to meet you!

  9. Wow you're so lucky to get so much time with your little lentil. She is a doll :)

  10. [Kristi] I only wish I could stay home indefinitely!

    [Ria] Thank you!

    [Sheri] I'm wondering who Adelaide will take after: her tall daddy or her short mama!

    [Shell] You're exactly right: it's so fun but a LOT of work!

    [Natalia] Thank you!

  11. OMG! You are so cute + so is your wee little lady! Thanks for stopping by my blog...I appreciate your sentiments!

    I'm signing up to follow as soon as I hit "post comment"!

  12. Hi Kristina! Thanks for stopping and visiting my blog! Your little family is beautiful and so is your little princess. It's amazing how much our children change our lives and how much we love them before ever meeting them. Love the last picture also, I enjoyed BF'ing my babies! Great job mama!

  13. They do grow so quick... Cute pics! It would be fun to be an elementary school teacher, well that is if I knew anything about art.

  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your "little lentil" is adorable! They do grow up so fast!!!


  15. Love your blog!! Your baby is precious!

  16. [Caroline] Thank you!

    [Robin] Thank you! I feel so proud to be able to breastfeed, and I enjoy talking with other mamas about it. She really has changed my life for the best!

    [Jessica] Yes, it's fun, but at the elementary level it's a lot more about fostering the spirit of creativity and teaching process, so I bet you could do it!

    [The Gunny Sack] Thanks!

    [Kjersta] Thank you! I agree :)

  17. Hi Kristina. Visiting back from Mommy Masters. Thanks so much for coming by and checking out my blog. You can also visit Mommy Masters at www.facebook.com/mommymasters. It's a fun place to ask for parenting advice, get updates on my children's CD, coming soon, and participate in fun discussions. If you have a Facebook page, let me know so I can "Like" it back. LOVE your daughter's name. She is precious!

  18. Hey girl! Your little Adelaide is soooooo cute! It stinks that they grow up so fast! Thats so awesome that you're an art teacher! I took every art class I could get my hands on back in high school and went to design school in college for a while so I have a big ole' soft spot for great art teachers :)

    I'm visiting back from Sweet Southern Mama!

  19. Thanks for visiting my blog! you have a beautiful family! I'm also stuck with about 20 pounds of baby weight to lose (can I still call it that if she's 2??) I'm a new follower and can't wait to read more on your blog!

  20. you are adorable and so is your little lentil. seriously. i feel bad that you have to go back to work. that would be so hard to do. it will just make the time spent with her that much more special.
    good luck!

  21. [Ellie] Thanks! I found the name Adelaide as a title of a novel I was reading and we instantly knew that it would be our daughter's name!

    [Lauren A.] You know, I didn't take a single art class in high school, or even the last couple of years of middle school! I started college as an regular classroom teacher, but quickly switched when I found that I was totally comfortable in my art class!

    [Laurie] Thank you! Yes, if you gained it during pregnancy, I'd still call it baby weight! I'm finding it really hard to get the motivation to actually work out and lose those last few pounds though!

    [Kelli] Aww, thanks! :) Yes, it will be a tough transition, but somehow we'll make it through!


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