Friday, September 11, 2015

Five On Friday

Decorating Progress

I'm just keepin' it real when I post that top picture because that has been my reality for the past 3 months or so.  Who can even work in that?  Especially someone who tries their best to be creative.  Don't didn't always look like that but it did way too often.  And poor Darren has had to work in it 3 nights a week.  Whew.  So last weekend, thanks to Darren and my mom's help, we made a few baby steps in our decorating.  Thank the Lord for color on these walls!!  I still have a long way to go but it's already 100x better than it was.  The color is a little off in the picture... it's more of an aqua than it shows here.  It's a very happy color :)  It's amazing what some paint and decluttering and furniture rearrangement can do to a space.
Charlotte Area Fall Mini-Sessions
I've got some mini session specials going on now.  If you are in the Charlotte or surrounding area, this is a great opportunity to get pictures for Christmas cards and gifts! Check out my facebook page or website and contact me now.  One of my dates is already full.
 I can't post a Five on Friday without posting this sweet face.  This was the other night at the park down the street.  He's just so sweet :)
I don't have a picture for this yet but I'm in the process of designing a few planners (downloadable and printable).  I'm excited about it.  I much as I love Emily Ley and Erin Condren, I can't imagine paying $50-$75 on a planner that I could potentially spill something on.  Also... I can't stand to have a ton of white-out on my pages so I like the option to reprint a certain page if needed.  So stay tuned! I'll be putting them in an etsy shop for a very reasonable amount. I'm hoping to have them done in the next month or so.
I Remember- September 11, 2001

 I'm sure everyone has shared their stories about 9-11 so here is mine... I was in my senior year of high school and sitting in my AP French class.  I'm sure we were probably in our fourth round of Lundi Matin (kidding...) when the other French teacher came running down the hall yelling in French for my teacher to turn on the tv because a plane had just flown into one of the towers.  So we turned the tv on and watched the tragedy ensue.  I will never ever forget that day.  My prayers go out to those who lost loved ones that day or in the days to follow.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Maddox {Ten Months}

Nine Month's Weight: I'm going to guess and go with 28-30lbs.    
Height: 28in maybe more by now.... idk
Size: 18 months clothes.  Size 4 diapers.  It's crazy how fast he grows out of clothes! I can't keep up!

I'm so late on this! He's like 10 and a half months now but I'm trying to keep up with things accurately.
~Claps his hands when you sing "If you're happy and you know it".
~Trying to give him different foods... lima beans, green beans, broccoli, chicken, cheese
~5 teeth
~Started crawling for real and not just an army crawl
~Makes a smacking noise with his lips pursed together like a fishy face.

I'll have more in the 11 month post in a couple of weeks because quite a bit happened between turning 10 months and now.  He's growing SO fast! It's fun to watch and experience but man it's bittersweet.

July 21, 21, 23

July 23, 24, 24
*Definitely wish the snuggly fall asleep in my arms thing happened a little more often!  It's very rare.

July 26 (all 3)
-Somehow I put the bunny back.
-The car was parked and off and we were in a neighborhood.

July 28, 29, 30

July 31, 31, August 3
*I love a sleeping baby!
*Isn't that the coolest swing ever?!
*Such a big boy! Got a new seat this month.

August 4 (all 3)
I love this kid....

August 5 (all 3)
He has the biggest yawns lol

August 5, 6, 6
-Darren snuck this one of me reading to Maddox

August 7, 7, 9
-Took a trip to Petsmart.... free entertainment :)

August 11, 11, 12
-He's serious about his puffs
-He gets in the weirdest positions

August 12 (all 3)
-He was so proud of himself for standing up.  He wasn't pulling up at this point though.

August 12 (all 3)
-I got a little camera happy that day apparently

August 14, 14, 15
-I try my best to keep his toys picked up and he enjoys pulling them out of the basket in the mornings.
-Wants so bad to pull up (at least when this picture was taken)

August 15 (all 3)
Bedtime snuggles.... usually means rolling all over me in the recliner and stopping for a second to lay his head on my chest or shoulder.  I have to breathe in deep and just soak up that split second that he stays that way before he starts squirming again.

August 18 (all 3)
-He loves books and likes to turn the pages.
-Who needs toys when you can have a box?
-He always turns his Tonka truck over and plays with the wheels.

August 18 (all 3)
-Loves touch and feel books.

August 18, 18, 20
-Just capturing whatever I can get.

August 20 (all 3)
-He's not always amused by my selfies.

August 21, 21, 23
-On the mornings that Darren has to take Maddox to my mom's because I have to be at work really early, he always sends me a picture and says "good morning mama" and if that doesn't brighten your day a little...I don't know what will :)

August 24 (all 3)

These were all taken around August 28 so technically a little late but oh well... I'm just glad I got them done.

He really is a beautiful baby.  I get told that ALL the time by random strangers.

Who doesn't love Pat the Bunny?!

I can't handle the cuteness :)

He does this all the time! And things it's funny when you do it back to him.

Slow down baby boy.... you're growing TOO fast!

These should definitely be on the walls but who has time for that? I thought it was sweet that he crawled over and put his hand on picture Darren.  It's like he was sayin' "Hey Dada".

That's all I've got! The past couple of weeks has been a little crazy.

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