Saturday, March 28, 2009
I titled this blog post Aged to Perfection for a reason. Life has been good to a certain man in my life. It was my dad's _ _th Birthday. He may not want me to fill in the blanks, so it will be a guessing game for all those who think that would be fun!
We wanted to do something special and fun for him since he has not had a surprise birthday before. This was not quite a surprise, but to him he just thought the immediate family was getting together at my house to eat hamburgers. Little did he know, Mom, Debbie and I got up at 4:30 a.m. to go blow up balloons at Wally World. They didn't know what hit them when we walsed through the doors to blow up balloons. "How many balloons!?" was the response we so warmly received. Let me just say that I didn't think 4:30 a.m. existed on the clock! Wow...I was dysfunctional the rest of the day.
We blew up the exact amount of balloons of how old he was and tied $5.00 bills to the end of all the balloons. How much fun right!! We put them all in my kitchen and what a surprise it was to him. Everyone came, family and friends, to celebrate a wonderful day...and what a great time we had. Dad was sooo excited and just smiled the whole time, which made us ecstatic that he had a special day that we all could celebrate with him.
Ya'll are trying to count the balloons aren't you... shame on you!! Ok, I would probably do the same thing.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!! WE ALL LOVE YOU!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I just wanted everyone else to see what goes on at our house on a nightly bases. If you could see my hand I am holding up 1 finger representing Brodie, and my other hand is spinning around it; thus Brodie and the world spinning around him :) Craziness I know, but this sweet craziness just works for us.
He is so lovable when you have just run him slap silly and he is simply exhausted where he tries so very hard to keep his eyes open just just can't seem to make it happen, making him the perfect cuddle buddy.
Just melt my heart
Sunday, March 8, 2009
This was right before his first bath. He looks pitiful and sleepy! He was sleepy, and then he came home and I became sleepy after waking up with him every two hours! Maybe I don't have baby fever anymore when I remember those months in our lives :)
AFTER: This is my little man all grown up and about 55 lbs. The quail hunting master, antelope jumping, stuffed animal loving, dirty sock addict, and dishtowel enthusiast. Brodie absolutely loves his daddy. He is not happy unless he is right in Jamie's lap when he naps on the couch. Preferably on his back with his legs being flung straight into the air after a hard day of running and playing.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
The absolute joys of motherhood. OH, baby fever.....oh the baby fever!!! WOW, did I say I have baby fever. When you see this little munchkin oh you just fall in love! But are able to give them back when they start crying....that is the joys of being an aunt!
This is big brother Charlie...I wish the picture wasn't so blurry because when you see him you want to squeeze him even harder. The chubby cheeks and little chubby thighs just get me every time.
I use the word Love to much, so I absolutely adore this picture for so many different reasons. This captures the essence of each child. Go figure it has to snow for me to capture the essence of my in law siblings. J/K. Jamie is the rugged manly man whom I love and adore for many reasons to long to list with his full head to toe camo attire, scruffy face, and carhart jeans; Lacey is the cute rugged outdoorsy girl that has a love for life and will try most anything, and can pull off an abundance of different outfits, cowboy boots with sundresses for instance, head to toe camo even with camo overalls and a cutesy pink toboggan...who would have thought; and last but certainly not least the oldest who has lived in CA, NY, and hopefully will come back to B'ham one day is just full of adventure and open for anything, with her multicolored toboggan on, stylish black jacket, and even has her pants tucked into her boots, which she totally pulled off. I just love this family! Me, I am just a mix of all 3 :)