Tuesday, December 29, 2009

fiesty little kid...




Let me just tell you we've got our hands full with this kid...
He's got the funniest personality.
He's still into this screaming/squealing thing...
He has been OBSESSED with our Christmas tree.
He could have cared less about Christmas presents.
He LOVES his red wagon & loves to go for rides in it.
He's giving tons of kisses to everyone but has to add a little "bite" to it.
(It hurts like crazy!!!)
He loves to carry around his drumsticks.
He won't keep his socks on, but does ok with his houseshoes.
He's figured out how to feed Kristy.
He pulls hair really hard.
He'll pull your glasses off too.
I have to sneak open the refrig b/c he wants to stand in front of it when it's open.
Same with the freezer
He'll open the dishwasher if Mommy doesn't have it locked.
He still won't sit while getting a bath. He never has.
He's a rough & tumble kind of guy.
He's always sporting bruises & bumps.
He's obsessed with cleaning. (mops, brooms, vacuums, etc...)
He loves to eat & suck on leaves.
He still loves baby food.
He LOVES his milk. (whole milk now, yay!)
He's actually underweight.
I wonder why? Could it be that he never sits down??
He's adorable....
and
He's a MESS!!!
I love him just the way he is!











Oh, and I just finally had to take the tree down tonight. I just can't stand him getting into it every night anymore. Here's a look at it before I took it down & outside.....





I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did and the celebrating keeps going...Dan turns 31 this Thursday. Old man!!!! Happy birthday Buddy!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Can you see those curl's coming in????





I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope he get's curl's like his mommy! Since he doesn't look a thing like me at least he should have my curl's. :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

this morning...


my child is now dust mopping. :) I think he's going to go into the cleaning business when he's grown. :)










this is a random picture I took this morning. This is my favorite spot to read & try to get some rest. It's our guest bedroom, so cozy...


and here's Finn resting after his hard work of cleaning the floors...


Have a good Monday!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Oh, the life of a dog...


I wish I could do more of this....


and this...


and finally this..


I'd say Kristy's got a good life!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FINN!!!


My little dude is 1 today!!! This past week I have been reminiscing a lot about this time last year. Now I can understand why my mother would always say on our b-days, "I remember the day you were born...." b/c I feel that same way! I am just so happy that I have this little guy in my life & I truly feel very blessed. Words can't describe how much I love him...

So today for his b-day I took him to McDonald's for his 1st happy meal. Of course, he liked it! I think he liked the ginger snaps I brought from home for dessert though the best. :) I posted those pics on facebook.

But here he is tonight as he was playing with his mickey mouse balloon. Some of the pics are blurry, but I just kept snapping away. Enjoy!!














Sunday, December 6, 2009

mommy's little helper

Finn has always been obsessed with the vacuum cleaner. So yesterday Dan & I were busy around the house. He was in & out of the house as he was getting rid of stuff & cleaning out the garage. I was FINALLY taking down my fall stuff & putting my Christmas things up. Dan turned the vacuum on & handed it over to Finn & here you go.....



he turned into mommy's little helper. I seriously think I use this way too much as Finn actually KNOWS how to vacuum. He was switching hands & everything. I obviously use this too much & should cut back some, don't you think? HA! I do use it everyday though b/c with a dog......well you know. Anyways, he literally vacuumed all around the house until he ran the battery dead. Then he got mad. Oh well, it's fully charged today for him to go at it again!! :)

Yesterday we went & got our tree. Our nice friend Erik picked us up in his truck & took us up to Home Depot to pick one up. We had already decided to get a very small tree seeing as Finn will be 1 on Tuesday & will probably end up tearing the whole thing up anyways. So we went straight to the 5-6 ft ones & Dan picked out one that was already wrapped up in the plastic stuff. The lady that worked at Home Depot couldn't figure out why we wanted that tree.

She said "Don't you want to undo the string & open it & look at it?"
We said "no".
She said "Wouldn't you like a little fuller one, that ones not very full?"
We said "no".
She said "Are you sure?"
We said "We have a 1 year old."
She said "Ohhhh....I see. :)"

Too funny. Anyways, here's our tree.

I don't think it's too bad. It is the smallest one we've ever gotten, we call it our Charlie Brown tree. :)

This morning when Finn woke up early & I brought him out to feed him his bottle I had all the lights out except for the tree lights. He just looked at it in what I would say was wonder. Then he wanted to touch it. UH OH!!! Here we go........


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This child..



This child of mine has been doing this lately...




screaming/screeching/squealing at the top of his lungs...especially at restaurants. Lovely. Any advice on how I can stop this? It's too loud to ignore(especially when you're out in public) and he thinks when you cover his mouth it's a game. HELP!!!!



Monday, November 30, 2009

so sleepy...

It's been awhile. I usually do a post every weekend but I just haven't gotten to it yet.
My parent's were here over Thanksgiving & we had such a good time with them. Thanksgiving was great & my dad & I did our early shopping on black Friday. We were at Sear's at 3:45. Crazy!!! But, I got my vacuum cleaner I wanted.
Anyways, and then Finn's party was on Saturday. His b-day isn't actually until next Tuesday but since the family on both sides were here we wanted to have it then. It turned out great & Finny was probably over stimulated by everyone, but I think he loved it. Anyways, I'm rambling b/c I am so tired & sleep deprived....and I'm on call at work tomorrow & I'm going to have to work really late. I am NOT happy about that. See...I'm rambling. Good night!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

weekly wrap..


So this morning I woke up feeling like crap. I'm afraid I've caught a cold. I was wondering why I was sneezing a lot yesterday. I just hope I get over it very quickly b/c there's so much going on this week. I have so MUCH to look forward to.


My parent's are coming Tuesday, Thanksgiving is Thursday, shopping with my dad on Friday, and Finn's 1st b-day party on Saturday. So, you see? I can't afford to not feel well with so much excitement going on around here.


This has been a lazy weekend for me so far. Yesterday I didn't even leave the house till dinner time & that was to just go pick up some food. Finn's been a little cranky the last 2 days. His nose is running uncontrollably & he's got some major teeth coming in. He has 8 already & I guess more are on their way. He's been having so much saliva in his mouth he's having a hard time eating soft food. He's literally gagging on it. Poor dude. I feel so bad for him. Yesterday for lunch I toasted that new round bread & spread a little peanut butter on it for him. It was easier for him to eat & he loved it. Any tips on this from anyone??


I got a new headboard yesterday for our bedroom. I've been looking for literally months for something on craigslist & haven't found a thing. I was at my friend Jackie's house last Friday night for dinner & as I was leaving I saw a headboard propped up in her garage. I asked her if it was for sale & she said "that? you can have it!". So, I got it. :) Dan borrowed a friend's truck yesterday & went & picked it up for me. It's just a headboard, not the headboard/footboard that I was looking for, but it matches & even better it was free! Can't beat that. If I decide to make my bed today, I'll take a pic & post it.


Well, I can't do a post without a few pics so here are 2 of Finn I toke yesterday. He woke up from his nap with some serious "bed head". I thought he was just too cute. I can't wait for his party next weekend!!!!!!!!!!




Sunday, November 15, 2009

ready for the holidays!


I'm so ready for the holidays, aren't you??? I LOVE Thanksgiving, I think it's my most favorite holiday of the year. It's like a prelude to Christmas, which is right up there too as one of my favorites. Finn is at such a fun age right now so that makes me even more excited! His b-day is coming up(which is hard to believe) & his b-day party is in less than 3 weeks! My parents will be here in a little over a week & I just can't wait. Can you tell I'm excited?? I just love this time of year. I have SO MUCH to be thankful for. Friends, family, a home, a good job, a wonderful husband, an adorable son....the list could go on & on. I hope this week goes by quickly so my festivities will begin soon! :)

I can't leave without a pic of my little one. I took him to the playground this afternoon & here he is playing. I think he had fun, what do you think??


Sunday, November 8, 2009

the weekend




So I had a busy Saturday this weekend. One of my best friend's Rebecca came down from Macon to stay for 2 nights. A college friend of hers who is from Jacksonville got married last night & I went as Rebecca's date. :) But, before the wedding we headed on up to Atlantic Beach to my friend Barbette's house to check out the air show. Barbette lives 4 blocks from the beach so we all walked over & watched the blue angels above us. I'm not sure why but I LOVE airplanes & I especially love the loud noise as they fly literally right over us. I'm completely amazed at how those 6 planes can fly in such a close formation as they do...Can you tell I like planes???



After the air show we headed back to Barbette's to get ready for the wedding. She was so sweet and had out appetizers for us & we had such a great time chatting & hanging on her back deck.Here's a picture of us all ready for the wedding, which was great by the way. The reception was also very nice & we had a great time. Rebecca got to chat with old friends and I got to people watch. :)




And on to my cute little guy. Here he is letting us know that he wants to watch Baby Einstein. He LOVES it now & it's so cute when he's ready to watch it. He is 11 months old today & tonight I've started on his b-day invitations. I'm using construction paper & doing them by hand. :) He spent all day yesterday with his daddy & I am so grateful! Dan does a great job with him & Finn definately loves his daddy. and I enjoyed an unusual day off.




So now we head back to work tomorrow & start another week all over again. How I love my weekends! The only time we get to be a family... By I'm ending my weekend good. I'm eating 2 pumpkin donuts & drinking coffee...yum....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

check out my new houseshoes!

My son has his 1st item now from llbean.. I LOVE llbean & get a lot of things from there & now Finn is too. :) Thanks to his granny he is enjoying warm footsies in his stylin new slippers. How do you like his outfit by the way?? That's how we roll here in FL.





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