Tuesday, February 28, 2012

gettin the itch

Feeling like I need  to redecorate the family room...
I blame it all on pinterest.
I must be some kind of animal because I am completely drawn by all the pretty colors.
Don't those rooms just a make you happy?
All of them are bright and cheery.
And I think the cottage just called for a bright and cheery re-do.
Challenge accepted.

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Friday, February 24, 2012


1. sleeping on our tummy  2. breakfast in bed
3. Remmie, Myer, and Monkey cuddling with Aunt Jessie  4.chatting with the baby in the pic
5.  Presidents Day aftermath  6. bedtime books with Dad
7.  chatting with another baby in the mirror  8. reading books with Uncle Oakley

He is so special.
He is the highlight of my day, week, and month.
Oh, and weekend.

Happy Friday.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

a letter


You're 11 months and guess what that means?? Another letter! (what I really wanted to say is that another month and you'll be ONE! But obviously, the math works out.  We'll save the excitement for next months letter.)

This month has been exciting all the same.  You've figured out that if you're loud enough, you can get people's attention.  When we grocery shop, you squeal at people walking by, and you gab at any kids you see.  Anyone who looks like a mom or grandma you want to be in their arms.  No stranger danger here.  But you do get timid around men.  It actually makes me feel good because you cuddle into me when you do get scared.

You are constantly blowing your lips making car sounds.  Constantly.  When you see a car, whether moving or not, you make car sounds.  When you see something that could possibly move, you make car sounds.  I get hysterical whenever I point out a truck, you lower your head but look up with those big blue eyes and make car sounds.  You carefully watch the wheels turn on your cars and when they don't roll, you get frustrated.  How do you know how they are supposed to move already?  And you like to push and kick balls around, with again, car sounds.  It's amazing to watch you play.

These past two days I've had a cold and you've been the best little boy.  Normally, you can't be in one room longer than 10 minutes, but you've been so content just to sit by me and play with your toys while I laid there like a bump on a log.  You kept patting me and placing your hand on my face.  It's like you knew we needed these quieter days. I loved it.

You are getting braver by standing on your own, but your cautious nature is getting in your way of taking that first step.  If we hold you and get you balanced, then you can stand on your own for a few minutes.  But then you realize what you're doing and you sit down real fast.  You are also communicating so much more.  You are trying to sign with us and the signs that I can make out are MOM, DAD, FOOD, YES, and your sign for your Uncle Oakley.  Other than that, you just wave your hands and point saying who knows what.  Seeing you sign with me truly gets my heart.  This is important and I'm so grateful you're picking up on it.

So my little red-headed boy, let's make this last month before you turn the big o-n-e the greatest.  And seriously, stop me from pulling out all your newborn clothes, socks, and pictures.  I really don't want this next month to be full of puffy red eyes so let's make it fun mmmkay?  Love you to the moon and back,


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

man of the house

Jake's new job is taking all of his time.  All.of.it.  He leaves for work early, comes home late, and even some weekends.  Especially this weekend he worked all through the holiday.  So Myer has been filling in as the man of the house and forcibly, my date.  Even though he is the best sidekick I could ever ask for, it's tiring.  I don't know how single moms do it.  My hat is off to you ladies.  There is no break from 7 AM, to when he goes bed at night.  And there's everything else you have to keep up with too-- grocery shopping, cleaning the house, paying bills, laundry, cooking, etc.  By the time M's bedtime rolls around I can't even pick up the house after.  I'm glued to the couch basically from exhaustion.  And it starts all over the next day.  I really shouldn't be surprised I woke up with an awesome head cold today.  Oh, and yes, there are no sick days either.  Oye.

Friday, February 17, 2012

glorified fast food

We tried out Lehi's newest hot-spot "Culvers" because I had a coupon.
(guys, I can't stop.)  
And it was definitely better than the popular food chains as freshness goes.
Chicken fingers, french fries, and shakes was what I ordered
and naturally Myer got a taste.

Fun to try something new.
I think we will eat anything though,
we just like to eat.

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

the v-day aftermath

 Myer got stripped pants and bubbles...


Jake got a special 52 card deck...
(inspiration from this post)

and Jake surprised me and Myer with a ticket to see my sister in New Mexico!
Going for a whole week ya'll!  Can't wait!
And lets not forget about the cupcakes. Naturally.

Probably my favorite Valentines.
Been wanting to visit my sister and Myer's cousins for a long time.
Jake read my mind.  Chalk that up to # 53...

I love celebrating love, with the people I love.
Happy Valentines!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

free and easy v-day crafty

I am not a craft person.  But I totally had to make this Happy Heart Paint Chip Garland as the supplies were free.  Free.  But, since sewing and I aren't friends, and mostly lack there of said sewing machine, I just hole punched the sides and strung the hearts together with twine. And presto!

I was so proud of myself I made two.  Head on over the Coterie Blog for the full skinny and run down.  And those of you with sewing machines, have at it.  I think this garland may even be possible with other holidays...I like it!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

swings and faces

still no snow.

Monday, February 6, 2012

buds, buddy, buddies

This weekend Jessie visited from Vegas 
and we just love it when she and her hubby come over.  
Myer loves Carson, we think it's because of his cool glasses
and they became buds instantly.  
Two peas in a pod really.  

Come visit more often mmkay?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

end of the challenge

16. My Morning  17. Water  18. What I bought: (all this for $15 w/ my coupons!)
19.  Sweet (the banner in my kitchen)  20. Someone I Love  21. Reflection  
22. Shoes  23. Something Old  24. Guilty Pleasure (Cookie Dough)  
25. What I made (homemade ham and swiss sliders) 26. Colour  27. Lunch  
28.Light  29. In My Fridge  30.  Nature 

On to February!