Thursday, July 30, 2009

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


For those of you with kids out there

YOU HAVE TO GO TO THIS STORE!

They are having an AMAZING sale right now and it is adorable

Gabe has hit a huge growth spirt lately and is completely out of clothes

So, we heard a few rumors about this store and decided to try it

AND WE LOVE IT!

If you want to check it out, click here:


Saturday, July 18, 2009

READY OR NOT, HERE THEY COME!!!

Today I was, as always, looking at my adorable baby boy laugh
but this time, there was something different
something foreign
something that I have wanted, yet dreaded for the longest time

I am sure you know what I am talking about

TEETH!

oh man, my little boy is growing up!

Friday, July 17, 2009

IF YOU COULD TAKE IT BACK...

Have any of you been able to meet someone 
REALLY famous?

Have you ever thought about how you would act
 if you DID meet someone you LOVE to watch on the 
BIG SCREEN?

Would you be super shy and not say anything
but get those wonderfuly pink rosy cheeks
OR
 would you scream and say things you probably don't really mean like:
"I LOVE YOU"
or 
"YOU ARE MY FAVORITE EVER!"
and act like a silly little school girl.

Well, 3 years ago I had the opportunity to meet someone I think is a great actor
He is in my top 2 
(Tom Hanks is my #1)
And I thought 
"oh, he isn't that big of a deal, it would just be cool to see him"

WRONG!

I was just recently reminded of this clip that someone took and then sent me
and I just had to show it
I AM SO RETARDED!

The funny thing is, during this time I was also able to meet other amazing actors
Such as:
Orlando bloom
Keira Knightly
All the kids from the Narnia movies
Jerry Bruckheimer (who produces EVERYTHING)

But did I act this way with them?

NO!

So, see for yourself how utterly retarded I am when I see a celebrity!


video

Yes, I am the one saying
"YOU ARE MY FAVORITE!"
and I do have to admit
I think I even said
"I LOVE YOU JOHNNY DEPP!"
And my personal favorite
"STUPID CAMERA, WORK!"

Yep, I am officially retarded!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

PROGRESS

Do you remember when you were young
running outside to the backyard and playing 
soccer
or "house"
or just running through the sprinklers with your friends?

Or did you ever just grab a blanket and a good book and just 
lay outside on the grass
 just to be outdoors?

Or just sitting there on your back or front porch watching a 
thunder storm and hearing the trees 
blowing in the wind?

Well, now we can.




Thanks to some neighbor friends and my brother chase for helping lay the sod
(and my mom for watching Gabe)
we have a yard.
It isn't finished yet because they underestimated the amount,
but
WE HAVE A YARD!

P.S.  We do have a bib for the hose, I was just too lazy to clean it up for the pictures!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

THE PERFECT EVENING...


Its hard to find the perfect evening
Things always come up that need to be done
Or we are always too exhausted by the end of the day to really enjoy it

But tonight, we did
Sunday is the perfect day for a walk with the family
even though our family is small, we still have such a great time

we talk
we make gabe laugh
we sing
And we sometimes just let the noise around us do the conversation

So today after doing all of those things 
we were just rounding the last bend to our house
and there it was
one of the most vibrant rainbows I have ever seen
then Nate and I looked at each other and I know we both thought it

What a way to end the perfect evening...

P.S.  Sorry that you can't tell how vibrant the colors really are in this picture...but I promise it was beautiful!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Recommendations...

For all of you READERS out there
I know you still exist
PLEASE come to my aid and recommend a good book to me
I am DYING!  
I haven't read for at least 10 months now
because when I was pregnant it hurt my back
and then with a child who doesn't sleep
FORGET IT!
But now he is taking great naps
and ALMOST sleeping through the night
SO HELP ME OUT!

P.S.  I read anything.  I am not truly fond of the books that I call "self help" but if you found a good one, I am happy to try it!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

DIFFERENCE?

MY HOW LIFE CHANGES

Nate and I bought this robe when we were in Europe last summer
We loved it!
So we couldn't wait to put Gabe in it when he was only a week old
It was HUGE on him
You can't even see those cute little legs of his



Well, we found it yesterday...


When did he grow up?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

POOL TIME!

FIRST TIME AT THE POOL

For some reason, we haven't made it to the pool yet...
it could be the hurricane-ish weather we have been experiencing
or the fact that nate and I are crazy busy with our new house
but still, we finally made it!


Here they are in the pool for the first time!  Gabe isn't sure what do to yet.




After a while he started to get the hang of it.


Then we brought out his new pool toy!



BY THE END, HE LOVED IT!


Now time to dry off with daddy!
We will have to go back soon for sure!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

NEW DISCOVERIES

I am absolutely loving being a mom right now.

I love the way that Gabe smiles when he sees a new toy

Or the way he giggles when a dog licks his toes

Or how his head turns to a new sound, or just to the sound of my voice

I love how I come into his room after his nap and he kicks for joy to see me

I love to see his face when I turn on baby Einstein and the little caterpillar walks bye, his face always lights up into a smile knowing what he is about to watch

I love how he grabs the spoon out of my hand when I try to feed him rice cereal because he can't get enough of it

and I especially love how he cuddles into my arms when he is tired because he knows he is safe there

I love being a mom


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