Thursday, September 30

Embrace the Camera- September 30

do you have pictures of yourself, with your little people?
many of us are always behind the lens...rather in front of it.
SOMEONE has to take those punkin pie pictures!

some of you feel much more comfy behind the lens, and i get that.
Do you think i want pictures of myself in the 'Saturday Shirt' for the 3rd day in a row? negative.
well, i don't really want those pictures...but my kids do---or, at least they will

one day.
how many of you LOVE looking at pictures of your parents, when they were young{er}?
i don't have a lot of pictures with me and my mom from when i was younger.
i am off to change this for my kids. I am on a MISSION.
i want them to have an abundance of remind them of these days that we spent together.
embrace the camera.

Isn't he so cute and full of fun? This was him cheering for the dog on the birthday card he just got. The kid LOVES dogs. AAAAND love to cheer for things. So sweet and encouraging my son.

here are the official rules:

1. take photo with you and your child or your spouse and child.

2. blog about it and include the button (found here) to embrace the camera
3. link up your post to mr. linky on this cutie patootie blog. She came up with this maaaaah-velous idea.
4. visit others and share the love.
P.S. What is with the wacky spacing on this blog? DUUUDE. It wouldnt let me do anything different. So i guess, embrace the flaws of blogger too? eh.

Wednesday, September 29

do you know what this meeeeeeans?!

it is cozy hoodie weather and what little boy DOESN'T look
a-freakin-dorable in a hoodie?! Especially mine. PROOF:

This means that i get to decorate my NEW house that we move into in 3 WEEKS (EEEK!) with fall-ish crap. LOVE that.
OR i could be nuts and go ahead and get Christmas stuff out. I am just that wacko. BUT know my thoughts and my heart people: when one moves, who wants to store all Christmas stuff just to move it BACK out in a month?
Whatevs. I will rock it either way.
OK, stay tuned. I really do have birthday updates and pics coming soon. It was awesome.

Tuesday, September 28

moved & compelled...

there are some things we can learn ONLY from the weakest among us.

and then part 2

This is truly one of the most moving and powerful testimonies i have ever seen.


It is 100% nesissary to have all toys out at once.
and then crawl on them.
And drool everywhere.
AAAAND be completely irresistable in the process.
It's tough really. but, you know...

::advice from Davis::

Monday, September 27

somethin from nothin, then buy the real deal...

is there, like, a creative new parent of the year award?
Why am i so proud of this moment?!

So, my boy is a BOY.
He eats grass.
Climbs on things.
Climbs IN things.
Burps and giggles at them.
Opens and closes things for days on ends.
Shuts his fingers in doors and doesnt budge.
Farts like his daddy.
He eats sand.
He eats anything.
constantly has brown feet from dirt.
Hits his own belly LITERALLY like Tarzan.
Gives the sweetest slobbery open mouthed kisses to Mama.
Drools and doesnt wipe it up.
And doesnt even care.
Only snuggles with Mama.
Squints at ridiculousness.
And now he pull on his stuff.

So, we have to be creative with the space that we have. It is small. Take heart, we are moving ASAP.
BUT for the time being, we have to be mindful.
SO when i was at Target yesterday, i saw a $4.98 collapsable laundry basket.
I will say, it is VERY difficult to get a decent picture of said new toy when your child is quicker than Speedy Gonzalez and your camera on your phone is slow as molasses after the most recent update. Just a side note.

A new toy.
We put it over him and he laughs and trys to get out.
We put his water bottle IN it and he crawls thru it.
We put it BY him and he rolls it around.
All in all: it's a good time.

I mean seriously. He likes to roll around in a laundry basket and an empty ginormous box of diapers. Toys don't have to break the bank people.

BUT, low and behold they sell these things! What a cool cool present from our dear friends Jason and Martina for Davis' birthday. Now he can tunnel all day long.What a blessing! He LOVES it!!
sold at ikea.
What are some of your creative toys or games?

Thursday, September 23

Happy Birthday Baby! Now stop growing...

(stay tuned...i cannot find my 10, 11 and havent taken the 12 mon shot yet...OOPS for automatically scheduling this one before finishing!)

I can't find my 1 month shot but this one is from then:

Wednesday, September 22

funniest picture ever

If THIS isnt the cutest and funniest picture ever, im not sure what is.

Look at Davis:
IN CASE you missed that:
Thats all...

Tuesday, September 21

i've become a terrible blogger

i honestly wish i had so much more time to blog but i am in the midst of my busiest month at work all year long.
Long hours.
Early hours.
BUSY hours.
I know, i know, you don't want to hear it!
Work is getting in the way of my life.
OVA it. :)
But lots of big things are happening these days!
1) Davis' first birthday is on THURSDAY!
(Cue Usher "o o oo o o o oo o o o oo oo Oh. My. Gosh.)
And his party is on Saturday.
Let's just say:
Carnival. Corn Dogs. Cake. Cuties. Ckisses.
(Go with it.)
WOO HOO!!!!!!
B) We bought a house and move-in in 3 weeks!
Still haven't started packing. OOPS.
III) It's pumpkin season!!!!
4) Davis took his first steps! My lil punkin big.
Cinco) ok, thats it. But still...big things
More to come! promise. ;)

Thursday, September 9

Growing Up


that's all i have for now. While i do have about 3 blogs in the works, this takes precedence.
prayers appreciated. and NEEDED...

Get to workin peeps!

Thursday, September 2