Monday, September 27, 2010

My 12 characters of fame...

(I'm counting the space as a character)

:) :) :) :)

I wonder what LO they liked?

Nighty Night.

Friday, September 24, 2010

He is...


I turn around for one second and he is standing on top of the dinning table doing a little dance.


He always has a bounty of smiles to give anyone.


He will try so hard to do everything his big Brother does, like WALK up the stairs and is so pleased with himself when he is given praise.


He knows when he is not supposed to be near anything but does it anyways.


I am surprised by his "Ready, Set, GO!" and the other little sentences that come out of his 15 month old mouth.


His hugs and kisses are powerful and all encompassing. 


He has allot of bumps and bruises but he keeps on trucking.


This one loves the camera and knows how to smile.


About food, lint, bugs.....


Heaven forbid I have to stop him to change his bum, or get him dressed.


He throws all caution to the wind and dives into everything face first.


That makes me the most happy.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

August Project 12, the layout that took forever to complete

I saw this recently while reading Jennifer Johner's Blog and knew that it would be cool to incorporate onto a page.

Incidentally the sketch for August Project 12 had a tree in it:

It took way longer to complete that I had thought it would.


The tree is more of a focus than anything, so in the end I didn't add all the little stitching details and scallops that are usually part of the sketches.

And I didn't add as many pictures.

And I used flowery paper which I barely ever use.

I'm calling it good enough!!

Enjoy your day.

Mine is going to be spent buying a new car.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My nightly boomerang

After nearly four years of sleep deprivation I am happy to report that my littlest is edging towards uninterrupted slumber.

I have been waiting for this moment for... well for 4 years.

You see, when I became pregnant with my biggest I instantly couldn't sleep anymore.

I would be awake for hours on end in the night, only to start feeling sleepy when it was time to get up for work.

I was miserable.

My biggest bundle of joy didn't start sleeping through the night until he was 16 months old.

Ironically it was the exact date that I found out that I was pregnant with him.

I was already two weeks pregnant with baby J and had completely resigned myself that I was never to sleep again.

Gone were sacred Sundays spent on the couch, in PJ's, watching Nascar with hubs.

Gone were the days where I would wake from my nightly slumber, eat breakfast and go right back to bed.

Oh naps,  how I have missed you.

Now naps entail either sleeping with one of them or both of them. 

Nice but not quite the same as the pre kid nap.

Now one of them so much as sighs in their sleep,  and my spidey senses tingle and I shoot out of bed.

I'm pretty sure I haven't had REM sleep in years.

Which is why I am pretty darned happy about J reaching this milestone.

Or I was.

Until SOMEONE rained on my parade.

SOMEONE has decide that he now needs extra attention in the night, even though SOMEONE has been sleeping through the night for 2 years.

SOMEONE will not go to sleep at night anymore unless he has had a proper cuddle with Mommy and Daddy, In our bed, with all of his lovies, and his water cup.

SOMEONE has superior delay tactics that entail bathroom trips, whereby there is actual tinkle...hard to disregard that one since we just finished training.

SOMEONE 'S favorite tactic is running back and forth between his room and our room, laying in bed with us until he is tired, then makes his way back to where he started.

A boomerang if you will.

This boomerang child will go back and forth some 5 times.

Sometimes each interval lasts 20 minutes.

Sometimes he isn't getting to bed until 10pm...way too late.

Sometimes I want to lock him up in his room with the door knob thingies that I used to used but removed because I love a good cuddle.


I'm pooped.

I need my sleep.

He needs his sleep.

Never have I looked more forward to daylight savings to try and trick his internal clock into going to bed sooner.

That boomerang needs to find his way back into his 7:30.

Just like the good ole days.

So I can enjoy some ZZZZZZZZZ's

Nighty Night.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Run like the wind.

Every development should have a street under construction so every child can do this:

Built for speed indeed.

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Favorite pic...

11 months ago I snapped these pictures of the boys.

Little did I know at that time that catching them together in a  picture would be a rarity.

I hope you are enjoying the last long weekend of the summer.

We are.

Nighty Night.