Friday, July 31, 2009

Box of Books..Box of LOVE






WE LOVE BABY EINSTEIN!!
We always have...
Sammy simply adores the puppets..
They make him laugh uncontrolably
and they are a constant source of information that he seems able and willing to process...
he LOVES the books...
seriously LOVES!!!
he is carrying one right now..it has a dog and cat and duck and frog and bird and sun on the front.. as i type he keeps coming over to show me these pictures...and HE IS saying the words... Sun sounds like /sah/
and duck sounds like /guack guack/


MMMMMM! the sound of his voice is such a treasure to me.. so here we are on the blanket under the tree out in our backyard....with a box of books i pulled down from the attic... atleast an hour was spent looking at each and every page..the bright, captivating pictures are interesting to Sam now...he wants to know what the pictures are..he takes my hand and puts my finger on each picture as if to say.."tell me about this Mommy"...
Sam, not too long ago, had no interest in being told about anything in a book...he only liked to line them up and look at the back of the books...
Seriously...we are so blessed!
We are so grateful for the entire line of Baby Einstein products
It is single handedly our "Go to"
favorite for both of the boys...and the cds and music in the dvds are easy on the ears for the Mommy and Dada
and what could be better than hearing your little guys, who have such a hard time relating to this world....actually
become an active part in what they are seeing, reading, and hearing!!
L-O-V-E!!!
Have a Love-fully!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

I Heart Tree Huggers


Here is his favorite tree...the Mimosa...
a close second is the Magnolia a few pictures down


His favorite buddy

Okay...i may get in trouble for this one...
I DO let my kids go barefoot ALOT!!!
I prefer to be shoeless...and i think they do too..
it's summer...and we have seen ALOT of dirty, squirmy toes these days..
I just love these toesies...
I miss the tiny-ness of them when he was so new and fresh from my womb...
they fit within the center of my palm...i would lay with my first tiny guy on my belly, rubbing his tiny feet..all pink and rosey..perfectly wrinkly...delishishness....
You know the first!!( this tiny overall delight did not stop at baby one...baby two was simply yummy and surprisingly..there was so much more to give...you don't think there is...but God is so purposeful in His choosing of hearts we are to fall in LOVE with...) Everything seemed so intense with Myles ...so overwhelmed i felt, with adoration for this child of mine...weeping at the drop of a hat to sweet sappy music about Mommy's and their babies...and holding them all the time because one day they would be too...tooooo...BIG ...we aren't quite there yet...
but he IS rapidly growing...and those toesies are climbing trees now...
but i still love them...and



they take him places he likes going...
way up high..in trees that wish they were bigger and stronger...enough to keep up with this kid...

clearly..this Magnolia is not quite made to be a climbing tree just yet...but..
That hasn't stopped him...
I Heart my tree lovin', toe showin', crazy climbin'..baby of mine!!!
Have a Love-fully!!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

From The Hand of (MY) Babe

So....Smylie comes to me with his hand open...ready to show me his first treasure..
I was so excited..even if the treasure was a snakie...i was so ready to recieve this sweet offering!!
He had been playing at the bottom of one of his favorite trees...and crossed the whole yard to bring this to me...

Sweet ladybug..


Sweeter BOY!!


a little pat on the back...




whoops..



I can't wait to see what he brings me next!!
LOVE!!
Have a Love-fully day!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A breath of fresh air!!

This kid is going to be a Zoo Keeper one day!!
In our very last IEP meeting this past year..i was told that NEXT year..
KINDERGARTEN...
I would NOT be able to hang out at the school all day long!!
What....???
And that Myles will be a big boy...and that he will need to be responsible for getting himself into his classroom all by himself...yadayada..
and i was thinking of all sorts of pictures schedule/symbols to make the transition go smoothly..
like, taking pictures of his friend Charlie..his little elephant..in all sorts of new places at his new school..like the cafeteria...and the library...on the playground...and i was told by someone at that meeting...who makes me really nervous at all of these meetings by the way...that Myles may need to start "phasing out" of his love for animals...
What!!
I said...OUTLOUD...."Seriously...Myles might be a zoo keeper one day, because of his crazy love for all animals...and you are telling me he may need to start phasing animals out of his life..i mean out of his very HEART!!!"
Craziness!!
So...we went to the zoo on thursday...and oh my..this kid is no where near a phase out plan...
I need to go through all of our old zoo pictures...
most people have a growth chart on a corner of their wall at home...
we could measure Myles growth in front of that Elephant exhibit...
the guard rail/bar, keeps getting lower and lower on his body..
or he is growing into the little zookeeper he was made to be...
sigh!

I Finally got my necklaces in the shop..no really i did....
here's one...


oh...and smell this...a gardenia...ahhhhhhhhh!mmmmmmm!


here's another....my fave!!




and another Fisher Price appearance...getting some fresh air after a long stay on the bottom of the toybox!!
ahhh...i think she cam smell that gardenia..she looks happy!!
Okay friends...
Have a Happy...Love-fully...Joy-fully day!!




Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 233rd Sweet America

Just lounging by the (baby)pool today celebrating!!

Hubs is hard at work and the boys and I are holding down the fort...What a day!!

First, it is so beautiful today!!

The Boys are happy!!Mommy's happy!!and we have much to be Thankful for!!I put this new song by Lee Greenwood on my playlist for today..I remember the first time i heard it..

It was on one of our family vacations as a teenager...
I actually liked when we would go away...it was always far, since we lived in Ft.Lauderdale, Florida...so just about everything was a good distance...anyway...on our way back home from a trip to Kentucky, we went to Stone Mountain in Georgia...
Oh My!! We were like the fourth family there...which was SO great...let me set this up a little better...we were there to watch the Fourth of July Light show being cast off the side of the mountain including fireworks..and oh, tens of thousands of other families that arrived after us..remember, we were family #4!! We picnicked, we became surrounded...it rained...
we laughed...a lot...under garbage bags...
and then the sun went down...and the laser light show began!!
This was when i first heard the song "Proud to be an American"
As a teenager, well, a person on the whole, i'm kinda sensitive anyway...but, as a teenager, with heightened senses...I WILL NEVER FORGET THOSE MOMENTS!!!
I have never been able to hear this song again without tears gushing from my face...and it is so true...
...Where at least i know i'm free....
my Home away from Home....
sometimes, as i lift my face from the bathroom sink after brushing my teeth,and never have a thought about how much water will be available to me... and see my face...a face among so many like Gabillion faces...and mine has always had the privilege of American freedom...the freedom to spend the day with my baby boys, snapping pictures of them as they go about their day...
The freedom to tell those i love how incredibly wonderful they are to me..the freedom to Love my God without fear...
My America...My Home away from Home...
I will always remember "STANDING UP" next to all of those other thousands of families during that Fourth of July..
Now as a Mom...an actual grownup and all....I am immensely grateful to all of the men and women who have and are putting themselves...their freedom, on hold for ours...for our America..
Thankyou, deeply, from just another family...who you help keep Free!!!
MY God will Bless you...
Sweet America!!


And another thing i whipped up....
my CRAZY YUMMY necklace!!!


I'm sorry i didn't get this one in the shop in time for The Fourth of July....but i am enjoying wearing it today....
I made the first of these necklaces over the course of probably 3 months!! Okay, not start to finish, no sleep for me, fingers to the bone...but it does have many steps to it!!!
I bought a couple sweet rings from Sara Mincey at Sara's art house..and she sent me a small stack of little circles from some of the paper SHE paints to create her masterpieces....
I carefully looked at each of them, wiping drool as i admired the tiny pieces of art in my hands..I envisioned this necklace immediately!! I had to wear the art!!!
and i now have four more ...3/4 of the way done...
look for them in the shop Monday, Wednesday and Friday of this next week!!!
Please go have a Love-fully Fourth!!!
I'll proudly stand up next to you....in the line for watermelon and American flag dessert!!!
You go first....
LOVE!!




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Smylie

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