Wednesday, August 24, 2011

md and mushy

we're in the metroplex seeing our favorite people: mattie and mush!!!

it doesn't take long for michael to make mush his most cherished person ever. md loves these people...almost as much as i do.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

my kid is addicted to the iPad.

Monday, August 8, 2011

pictures NOT taken with my iphone...

my friend, jenny, is an amazing photographer!  go to her sprinkle of grace blog to see the pics she took of md last week!

friend, you are a wonder among wonders! thank you so much for these special  pictures of my baby boy!

at least he has good manners

today, after lunch, MD and i drove nanny, mamo and tia toni around to look at a few houses. he was getting tired and was whining quite a bit. i got on to him once but after a little while, he started back up. i stopped the car, turned to face him with my "mom stare down" and said, "that's enough. do you understand me?" when a whine escaped him once more i asked threateningly, "do you want a spanking?"

my almost-two-year-old son looked me square in the eye and said, "yes, please."

as you can imagine, all four adults turned quickly away from the view of this ridiculous child as our hands flew up to disguise our shaking, silent laughter.

i decided, right then, to cut my losses. i took my foot off the break and continued down the road towards home.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

fun friday night!

sarah came over last night with supper, and the three of the biggest loves of my life. 

then, lylah slept while ellie, gray and md enjoyed swimming and popsicles!
 and banging heads on chairs while rush tackling cousins. ouch!
 
 and watching tv together, in the dark, after bath-time. 

i love me some sweet family love.

short stacks and bacon

at md's request: pancakes. yumm!

Friday, August 5, 2011

3 step program for a moment of silence...

step one: laundry basket


step two: ipad


step 3: child finds ipad, works ipad to turn on ice age 2: the meltdown, crawls into basket, sits quietly.
mommy is happy! :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

one more for the books...

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how could i resist this video when he's singing with his daddy so sweetly?!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

rising star

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md loves the zac brown band.  he sings along to many different songs, including "chicken fried", but above all else, his favorite is "free".  it's my favorite too.  how could it not be?!

Monday, August 1, 2011

first solo run

jenny and I won't be making our morning runs together anymore. her husband has to go to work at the crack of dawn. or before. not sure which, but it's pretty stinkin early either way.

today was my first run without her and I was determined to run at least as far as I've been able to run with her.

ran 2 miles. took a short breather for .25 of a mile and ran the rest of the way in. decent pace for myself too, as my first two miles were about 9:35 pace! i'll be running straight a full 5k before i know it!

to kylah: you CAN do what you set your mind to do. nice work!