Friday, July 24, 2009

beach, birthdays & MORE!!

So little-by-little, inch-by-inch i am catching you up!!

Here are TWO count-em....ONE and TWO posts!!! hehehe.

Click into the link for our annual st. george trek to the beach!! AND see below for a bonus post!!

Gavin turned 2 and we headed for a fun birthday party at the grandparents and then to the Yellow River Game Ranch. All the kids LOVED it. Jay especially--I admit, i was slightly partial to him with the camera---He loves watching all kinds of animals...bugs, birds, bunnies and of course ABBY. So i was super excited to see him explore all the variety of animals first hand. He liked the pigeons too.

Monday, July 20, 2009

On Your Mark my comeback into the bloggy blog world started out strong...and I'm racing to keep up. Let's see if i can keep it up on a weekly basis.....

Last week I died out---and with good reason.... i was on a shoot out of town last week.

So, you'll have to take me as a light walking blogger. for now keep the update on my I.O.U. tab. guess there are worse kind of tabs out there.

Friday was joe's birthday!!!
and boohoooo.
wahooo to celebrate joe and boohooooo that since he is a year older, for cryin' out loud so am i.

so we celebrated with a nice family day. it really was nice and i have to say i haven't enjoyed a nice family day in a while like that. we went to waffle house in the morning, joe took them swimming (while i napped!) & we went to Marietta Pizza for dinner where the kids got balloons from an animal guy making balloons.
And we came home for CAKE. YES, homemade by yours & yours truly....Elise & Carrie.

How to bake a cake.... CRACK 3 EGGS



more to come......Especially Birthdays!! Gavin turned 2 (our nephew) and we went to the petting zoo...i will load those up this week too. Also--I've asked Joe to create a post about his Grand Canyon trip. Please encourage him to do so!!! I think everyone would love it.

have a great week & i hope you are all enjoying your summer!!!!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sippy Cups Have Parts

Today I packed up Jay's last bottle. Now, for those who truly know me...I am not the sentimental type. But for some reason packing the bottles made me think and for the first time in more than four months I found myself here.

FIRST. We are totally onto sippy cups. wahoo!

This is the last time I will ever pack up bottles because my child is growing. They are changing everyday and I swear to you at least once a day I stop and enjoy it. I've never once taken their health and perfectness for granted. Yes, of course the everyday shit can be a pain in the ass----but at the end of the day I know matters. We are not planning for a third, so as i chase all of Jay's "Firsts" and now "Lasts" it does make me feel sad, sentimental and so lucky in the same breath.

This blog. Not necessarily for the entertainment factor or the reader per se, but that the reason I began this blog was for Jay and Elise....a documentation of the different parts of their lives. I don't know if the URL will live forever and when they are running for President and Vice President of the USA, TMZ and People will totally need scoop or they might want to show their friends......I don't know where it will end up in 20 years is my point. But if it does survive they will have all pieces of their life that I wanted to remember or collect for them in some small way. They will always know what I enjoyed about them at that moment and how much they are loved. I can't shortchange them or myself as a parent and for that i'm sorry and I want to try & update more frequently.

That's it for the sap. Show is over. Moving on......

I will do an update fill in the __________ post in the next week. We've obviously been quite busy and on the move. For right now, here is a picture of each of them. I took it this morning the second all of this dawned on me.

Enjoy summer!!