Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Things that make me smile

When we switched Ty over from his bassinet to the pack n' play, Tia left the room for a few minutes and came back with this homemade mobile to hang on the side so Ty would have something to look at.
It was one of the cutest things I have ever seen.

This is my baby in his church attire.

Isn't he dashing?

During Hayley's quiet time she will often sit at my window and watch whatever is going on outside. On this particular day she saw a woman walk by and slip in the mud.
This is her giggling about it.
And finally, a plug for my girls. Long story short: Hayley and Tia each found something at Border's bookstore that they reeeeeeally want to buy, but I told them they had to earn the money for it. They have been doing extra chores around the house to earn a quarter here...50 cents there...all in an effort to reach their goal amount (around 13 dollars)
Well....Hayley came up with the idea of starting her own business.
A necklace/bracelet business.
She and Tia have been beading like crazy over the past week and have asked me to tell everyone about these awesome necklaces that are now for sale. (Actually that was the whole story. Nothing short about it.)
If you'd like one, they are selling for 50 cents each, and make a super colorful addition to any outfit. ;)

Plus, they're made with a whole lotta love.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sugar and Spice

A friend and I laid our babes next to each other to compare their sizes.

I didn't expect my son to eat her alive.

Easy there kiddo!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Repetition is key.

Hey Buddy! Hey Buddy! Hey Buddy! Hey Buddy!
Who's my big boy? Who's my big boy? Who's my big boy?

Can I have a smile? Can you smile for Mama? Can I have a smile?

Are you mama's boy? Yes you are, you're mama's boy. There's my big boy.

Look at you Buddy! Look at you. Just look at you!
Look how strong you are.
Hey handsome guy. You are sooooo handsome.
Can you pleeeeease smile for Mama?
(Really high-pitched voice)
Ahhhh yes! There it is. There's my smile!
There's a good smile.

THANK YOU! Mama loves you! Mama LOVES you!
SUCH a handsome boy.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Soooo grounded

Doesn't he look so sweet and innocent?

Don't be fooled.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August thus far

Early morning dance party.

At the movies watching "Zoo Keeper"

At a burger joint called "Cheeburger" The kids meals came in a little cardboard car.
How cool is that?

Enjoying another concert in the park

Monday, August 1, 2011

Late night baking (cracking myself up with these genius titles)

I love my husband. So...I'm staying up past 1:00 am making surprise cookies for his very special/stressful day tomorrow. (I'll fill you in on the details another time)

When women want to serve but don't know what else to do, we bake. It's just our way.

Ty laughed today. It was a real solid chuckle that made my entire week. I love that little boy so much. My favorite thing is waking up to him in my arms (because I often forget to put him back into his bassinet,) and watching him sleep so peacefully. Often times one of his little hands will be resting on my belly. Then as he slowly awakes.. he'll just stare into my eyes, and charm me with his smiles. It's a sweet moment that I look forward to every day.

We took a long walk this afternoon and found a house that we reeeeeeally want to buy. We fantasized about it for a while.
It was a good time.
Off to taste-test a cookie...then to bed :)