Thursday, September 22, 2011

birthday party hole-in-one!

(cheesy title? i think so.  and, for that i apologize.)

is what my son looked like on his last night of being 1 year old.  he looks super long in his crib.  and super happy.  :)

the next day, he was awakened ever-so-sweetly, by a beautiful rendition of happy birthday by his two very loving parents.  evidence (please ignore the bad singing):

then, pancakes and lots of playing before a 2 year old haircut!

that evening: party time! a golf party with one of his best buds, and cousin, grayson.  they both had a blast and both of our families felt blown away by our friends and family that came to share the occasion.  there are about a million pictures that follow, including the awesome golf course my husband created in our back yard.  it seemed to be a hit! almost as much of a hit as sarah's delicious, chocolate cupcakes.  the girl came bake a sweet, let me tell you.  oh, and the pics, it seems there cannot be a single picture taken of the birthday boys together that isn't blurry.  stinkers!





Monday, September 19, 2011

watchin' "tangeled" together...

while eating fruit snacks.
i love this child so much.

donuts in the morning...

Thursday, September 15, 2011

school spirit!

md's school shirt goes down to his knees! 

but that doesn't make it any less cute!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

the non-napping two year old...

for the past four to five months. I have not been able to make my child nap. he used to go to sleep so easily. now, if he does sleep, it's for an hour after about 1.5-2 hr sing/play/cry session and possibly a spanking.

it's frustrating. I have no idea why he won't sleep.

today, I looked and saw this happening.

I think I've figured it out. he can't sleep because he's in there secretly choreographing a dance routine.

ah ha, it all makes sense now.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


and everyday, I will never forget.

thank you to all the service men and women who lives their lives protecting mine.

we will never forget.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

pictures are worth a thousand words...

michael learned to take pictures on my phone. 

i think he could have a career in photography. loads of vision, this guy.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

generational gap...

brought together by technology.

my pawpaw (79) and my son (2).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

checking in...

my friend, ashley, picked her son up from school at noon. she swung by and looked in on michael.
being the thoughtful friend that she is, she took this picture and sent it to me.
thanks, ash.

kid's day out=mother's day crying

ok, not really. kind of. but, really.

i woke Michael up this morning by singing the song my mom always woke us with. it's really exciting and it goes like this:

good morning, good morning, good morning,
it's time to rise and shine.
good morning, good morning, good morning,
  ihope you're feeling fine!
wake up, wake up you sleepy head.
wake up, wake up get outta bed.
good morning, good morning, good morning,
it's time to rise and shine.

except, unlike my very morning person mother, i whispered my song until michael smiled, opened his eyes and slid his feet to the floor from his big boy bed.

i excitedly said, "today is your first day of school!"
"i want it!"
"you want what, baby?"
"my birsday party!"
"no, baby, it's not your birthday! it's your first day of school!"

we both laughed. i guess the only other time i've woken him with such excitement was on his bday. that's not sad, because it is a steady rule in my house to not wake a sleeping baby. or a sleeping two year old. anyway...

he went potty and then brushed his teeth while i combed his hair. i dressed him in the clothes i laid out for him last night and carried him to the kitchen and ate breakfast.

we loaded in the car and headed to school. I prayed over him on the way there. speaking good things and peace over his life today.

when we got out of the car, i put his "satchel" (he's been watching a lot of "tangled") on his back and handed him his lunch box. then we held hands and i tried not to cry as he chattered easily on the walk inside.

 we made our way to his class where mrs. luann hung his backpack and i showed him where i wrote my name to be the one picking him up. then, i showed him where his backpack was and where the potty was. i handed him to mrs. luann for a picture.  i showed him the picture and then got a hug and kiss.

mrs. luann, still holding my baby boy, moved away to look at the toy trucks. he never looked back. i made my way to the door and walked away smiling.

i'm sure i will not stop thinking about him all day. i hope he has an amazing time and is happy to see me when i pick him up at 1:30.

Monday, September 5, 2011

busy bee.

we've been a busy little family lately.  we've been out of town and hosting in-towners and hanging with friends and family the past couple of weeks.  i haven't had time to post anything but i have several things with which i need to do exactly that:

  • md's 2 year letter
  • md and gray's 2 & 3 golf bday party
  • the visit to mattie and mushy's house
  • house pictures, before and after
  • md starting school (it starts tomorrow!)
  • and??? some more stuff i can't think of right now :)
maybe i'll have some time in the next week to get caught up on posting and continue on!