October 28, 2011

What I hope for A

I saw this article the other day about a high school student who carried an injured student for the other team a half mile. Other students ran by ignoring the student writhing in pain. This guy brought the injured student back to the starting line and then started the race all over again.

This is what I hope A would do if he is ever in that situation.

I hope that he will be compassionate and strong.
I hope that he will be kind and considerate.
I hope that he will be smart, thoughtful and happy.

I hope I can be the kind of mother to raise a wonderful son.

October 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

my little guy - he's been in the outside world now as long as he was inside me. i love him.

October 25, 2011

Day 25: Something Pink

Oh yeah, going to Hawaii next week. I might even be brave enough to wear my pink bikini!

Three Wonderful Years!

Happy Anniversary to my husband! He is amazing...I am so lucky to have found him :)

In the last 3 years, we got married, got new jobs, moved across country, bought our first house, and had a baby...and that's just the tip of the iceberg!

Some highlights :)
Our Wedding


The Equator!

Towel art in our Galapagos "stateroom"!


Moving Cross Country...


Babymoon in Baja

Moose knows his life is about to change
Our Newest Adventure

 I'm such a lucky girl - thanks for being a wonderful husband!

October 24, 2011

Day 23: Sunflare

Taken a few weeks ago...not getting home early enough to take pics of the sun :( I love this picture of A though!

Day 24: Animals

Totally cheating on this since the pics are from 2009...but I just wanted to take the chance to share some of the coolest animals I've ever seen. These are from our Galapagos trip!


When your baby is young, it's all about milestones.

People are constantly (and I mean every conversation you ever have) asking about what it is your child is now doing...and whether he is early or late or right on time.

The real answer is - My child is right on time. He is always right on time, because each child is different.

However, when I answer what he is doing, it never fails that I get a response based on relative time. So far, he is way ahead of the game in crawling, standing, walking...People congratulate me, like it something I have won. Now, I do admit to shamelessly loving the fact that he is so far ahead in these areas (I am a little competitive). But do I deserve congratulations? no.

What I do deserve congratulations for...the following milestones...

Early propensity for modeling

Jungle gym prowess

Extreme Laundry Skills

Light saber skills
Next step - light saber while standing (foam piece for practice)

Early Entrepreneurial Spirit

No, but in semi-seriousness... since I have been accustomed to him picking up on things early...I am now overly worried about his waving ability. Yes, that is right, my son is 9 months old and doesn't know how to wave. A minor thing, you say? Why yes, but also the newest question that I must ALWAYS answer.

Is he waving yet? "Bye, Bye" - oh wait, he doesn't know how to wave? Can he clap yet (no)...oh, I'm sure he will soon.

Did I mention he is working on walking? At 9 months? I think his mental capacity is all being used on important things - like walking? Waving, that is only for babies (oh wait, he is a baby)...

...you can see how this can spiral out of control rather quickly. So officially...

My child is right on time, each child will meet milestones in their own good time!

(now off to work on waving....)

Thanks to Mama G at Growing up Geeky for the milestone idea!

October 22, 2011

October 21, 2011

The weekend

...is here.

For some reason this week was the longest week ever. I am not sure why, but it dragged.

I am so happy that the weekend is here. I feel like I want weekends to last forever now that I have my little guy. I want to enjoy every moment. I want to hug and kiss him now, because soon enough he won't want me too.

A 2 day weekend just isn't enough!

Ready for some weekend fun!

Day 21: Faceless Self-portrait

Fun with mirrors :)

October 20, 2011

Day 20: Bokeh

Day 19: Something Orange

Subject: babies in books and tv

I have to be very careful what I read or watch anymore. It is pretty amazing how many tv shows and books have sad baby themes. They come out of nowhere and the tears start flowing.

I was reading a book about lepers in Moloka'i, thought it was safe, lepers, not babies. Yet in the middle, she has a baby, and she is not allowed to touch her own child. She visits here child for a year, behind glass, and then watches her child leave on a boat to be adopted. This made my heart die inside.

I'm watching Grey's Anatomy as I write this. They took away the child that they are trying to adopt. I can't even imagine losing a child just within your reach. My eyes well up just thinking about it.

How is it that books about lepers and medical dramas have story lines about babies being ripped from their mother's arms? How can I know that I am safe to read/watch something anymore? I don't want sadness...but it seems inescapable!

Make it stop! I want to read books about happy families with perfect babies. Shouldn't that be easy enough?

October 18, 2011

Day 18: My Shoes

My favorite shoes. I live in them. I love flip-flops. I love that I live in a place where I can live in flip-flops all year long. I even love that they have pink lobsters on them (I am not a pink kind of girl!)

October 17, 2011

Nine months!

My little baby is growing up way, way too fast. He is already 9 months old!

He is standing...

  and taking a few steps all by himself!

making adorable faces and smiling all the time...

talking up a storm and even growling...

 never, ever sitting still....

and laughing up a storm. He is adorable, fun, amazing and incredible. I can't believe he is mine :)

Day 17: Technology

Already addicted to remotes!

October 16, 2011

Day 16: A Long Exposure

My little guy that never stops moving...


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