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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Duch and Kodi

Even Duchess and Kodi got spruced up for the grandparental wedding last weekend.
I pinned some flowers on Duch's collar.
She's 15 and having trouble getting around sometimes, but I'm should I would at 105 years old, too!

Kodi got a bow tie. It wasn't exactly a "black tie affair," but he looked dashing nonetheless.
The bow tie didn't slow him down annihilating a dog toy, either.
He's fat 'n happy in Kentucky now.

I'm glad these two have each other. They sure are some wonderful dogs. :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

I just have a sec but wanted to show proof of the curls. :)

BigBoy is lovin the crawling, by the way. He's always trying to help her do it better.
Today I walked in on him lightly stroking her cheek and saying "I so proud of you, Baby Girl." (Melt my heart.)

I have a feeling he won't be so sweet the first time he finds his light saber wet with slobber.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I have quite a few pictures from our trip to TN/KY. I'm going to have to break them up into different posts so I have time to get other things done.

These two caught my eye:

It seems that Sally and BabyCakes are in cahoots already. I was the one taking the pictures and I know she (Sally) didn't plan for them to come out this way, but they did.
I think I should be scared.

Only a few short days after these pictures were taken, BabyCakes became a new woman! She's now a curly-haired Crawler! Yes, CRAWLER. Her hair is officially curling and she's officially crawling!

Let the baby-proofing begin.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We're home.

That's all I can muster after a long week day in the car.

At least there were no fires this time.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm in stitches

I found a couple new things for BabyCakes' nursery recently.
One was this thrift store find that was $10. It might as well have been $100, the way I felt parting with that much money at a thrift store. I really liked it for her room, though.

Next I found a quilted pillow sham I loved. the back was even yellow like her crib bedding. What use would I have for one quilted sham, though? When I saw the 25 cent price tag (yard sale), I decided it was coming home with me and we'd figure out the rest later. I loved the design and the fabrics used... it was just so sweet.

I stuffed it with a pillow and propped it up in her rocking chair. That's when it hit me: put the cushion inside the sham! (an exclamation point may seem a bit unnecessary at this point, but that's how excited I was!) :)


I used the ties on the back of the sham to attach it to the chair. See? It was meant to be


I think it looks cute like this until Baby Cakes has a twin bed and I can use the sham as it was intended.


Have I mentioned how much I love her room? :)

P.S. We have a lot of things planned for the next week or so, so I won't be posting... just wanted you to know.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Taking pictures of babies is hard.

I thought I'd be a good daughter and take some pictures of my children together for the grandparents. BabyCakes was in a post-meal good mood and BigBoy was performing for popsicles like a trained seal.
I literally threw the clothes on them, grabbed my stuff, and rushed to the back yard.

Hmm... not feelin the cheese today. Come on, kids, ham it up nice for mama!

So hard to get pretty "grandparent" pictures that aren't posey at this age.
Oh well, I tried.

(I promise hope this is the last of the white rocking chair you will see for a while.)

Grandparents, the real BigBoy and BabyCakes is going to have to cut it.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

This morning we went to see Biz and LadyBug (and Miss Rachel, of course!).

BabyCakes enjoyed slobbering all over playing with LadyBug's toys. This is the only picture I have of her from this morning. I tried some outside but by that time she was ready to go home for a nap.

LadyBug was super-happy and smiley today. I'm glad my camera doesn't scare her anymore.

BigBoy didn't quite know what to think of the hammock but Biz was quite comfy. Don't you love the tutu?

I love that he has a ball in his hand (while holding onto the hammock for dear life) and she has Disney princesses in hers. :) This is so them right now.

Biz, he would only do this for you, darlin.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Oh well, fork it

After a few dozen pleads for "big cupcakes and little cupcakes" from BigBoy this week, I broke down and decided we'd make some. Our next door neighbor just had a baby so I used taking them some as a partial excuse, but really, when do you need a reason for a cupcake? I know they are fashionable right now, but when did they go OUT of fashion? I mean, come on. Cupcakes are just cake without the need to wash a fork afterward.

BabyCakes supervised as usual. She was a gracious overseer until she realized the food was not for her. That's when my third arm would have come in handy. Baking cupcakes, cooking dinner on the stove, and feeding a baby at the same time? It wasn't as hectic as it sounds. The squeals, whines, hand mixer, and oven timer were like the calming roar of the ocean.

HA! Not.
I'm not THAT mom. My cake mix was from a box and my baby food and pasta sauce started in jars.
I'm that kind of mom.
A ponytail-wearin, chippy-toenail-polish-havin, "Victory in Jesus"-singin-while cookin, barefoot-runnin-to-the-mailbox, kind of mom.

Think BigBoy got enough sprinkles on there? I found a stray one embedded in the bottom of my foot earlier from a sprinkle mishap last night. (We won't go there.)

Earlier today BigBoy simultaneously asked me for a cupcake and tried opening the cake-carrier they were in, and the inevitable sticky disaster ensued.

Oh well. I suppose washing a fork isn't the worst thing in the world.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

This afternoon we spent a little time outside. Let me emphasize little.
Humid-Southern-summer = lots-of-indoor-play. I felt sorry for BigBoy, though.

I also felt bad because he didn't know how to play in a tree!!??

He picked it up quickly, though.

This child will do anything with you. He just wants to be doing something with YOU.
It doesn't take much.
And when he spontaneously says things like "Mommy, I love you forever always," it makes air conditioning suddenly seem very over-rated.

Well, maybe just a little. It's still the South. ;)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Carpet Coaster

No roller coaster necessary for fun here. Just a laundry basket... and a mom that wants a workout.

Neighbor James & Noah

This morning while BigBoy was at VBS and BabyCakes was playing with Miss Stacy, I got to take some pictures of neighbors Noah and James.

Such a big boy... his first day of Kindergarten is Wednesday.

Look at those eyes. I'll have to keep BabyCakes away when they get older. ;)

Best buds.

A brother is a friend given by Nature. ~Jean Baptiste Legouve