Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Family Pictures

A couple of weeks ago I came across a half off session with a local photographer.
It was a good deal and since I have never had Levi's picture made (bad momma) and it had been years for Jacob, I thought it was about time.  I even had the guts to get in on a few of them, and Kris too.  :)

It will be about a week after all the sorting and editing are through, but here's a tiny sneak peak.  
We found an abandoned barn and used it as a backdrop - love this look.  

I'll be honest, we were roasting.  We did this around 6:30pm and it was H.O.T!  
It took Levi a little bit before he cracked a smile, but I think she got a few.  
But when he was done, he let us all know.  I don't blame him though, we were melting.

Can't wait to see the rest!  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Jacob always wants to help feed Levi.
He was feeding him Jello and actually did a really good job.
Levi is like a little bird with that mouth open.  


Hey mom!

Levi loves bath time!  And he loves the spout cover.
Don't you just want to squeeze him?!  I do!!!  And I do!! :)

I slicked his hair back.  I think it changes his looks.

Here's his innocent look.

Between the flash of the camera, the duck and water, he couldn't contain his excitement!

And Kate got her Levi fix the other night when they dropped by.
She's such a sweet little girl.  

Monday, July 25, 2011

Puppy Love

When I was a kid, every other summer, my mom, sister, aunt, cousin and I would drive to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to visit my mom's family.  
{Then the following summer, they would drive to Arkansas to see us!}

I vividly remember my dad giving me a $20 bill for one of the trips.  Like that would last long - HA!  
However, I saved my money and when we returned home I bought something I always wanted - a Pound Puppy!
Do you remember those?!?!  I believe the year was 1986.

I nicknamed my Pound Puppy from a boy I had a crush on at church camp - Clint.
Clint (the puppy) followed me everywhere.  He became an extra pillow in my bed, so much, that I got used to it and when I moved out of my parents house, Clint went with me.  Then I moved to NWA, so did Clint.  
Then I got married and had to introduce Kris to Clint.  :)  

Clint now has a new name - simply, Puppy Dog.
And he has a new owner. :)

Jacob proudly sleeps with him and even during those nights when Jacob climbs into our bed at 2am, he's got Puppy Dog with him.  :)  Puppy Dog looks like he's been around the block a few times.   
He's like 175 in dog years! :)

I think it's so sweet to think back when I was 11 years old and using Puppy Dog as a pillow watching Smurfs Saturday mornings and now seeing Jacob playing with him.  :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

It's Fun to Learn

I always tell Jacob, "it's fun to ______."  
{learn, be nice, take a nap, etc... }   :)

When the local Boarders store was going out of business, I went over and got a few educational books for Jacob.  He loves to learn and is always asking questions.  

This particular book came with an erasable marker, so you know it's his favorite :)
It's for learning how to write letters of the alphabet.

Out of 26 letters, there's just 4ish that he needs help with.  Momma is so proud of you Jacob!

In related news, Jacob came home this week with a few papers from VBS they had been working on.
At the top of one of them was the name Jimmy (I guess his got into Jacob's pile by mistake).
Jacob looked at it and said, "that's not my name."  

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Little Helper

Jacob wanted to help me water the plants/flowers last night (in pajamas and all!).
He did a really good job!

He did spray himself by accident :)

Then he wanted to get the watering can  :)

Which then reminded me of the picture below taken over a year ago

Little man is growing up :(

Friday, July 22, 2011

Are You Pinning?

So the latest internet craze is Pinterest.
Have you heard?

I joined the bandwagon this week, because so many were talking about it on blogs, twitter.
It can be quite time consuming, so be ready to spend a good hour or more browsing.

What is it you ask?  It's a virtual Pin Board allowing you to organize and share all the wonderful ideas you find on the web.  So instead of saving as a bookmark to your browser, you will 'pin' the site to a board.  You create multiple boards - for example:  home decor, party ideas, recipes, clothing, kids, etc...  Basically it keeps all the ideas in one centralized location.  

So here are a few I found that I thought were neat.
(and I just realized all the pics I saved are blurry!)

Look at this CUTE onesie!!!

Oh why didn't I do this with my babies?

This is a neat father's day idea - if you have enough feet :)

I loved this!

How neat is this?!?!

Try this at your next party!
Just gut the watermelon and serve your favorite drink!

What a great idea!  Taking a picture in the same spot.

And this just made me laugh!  So cute!
I can see my niece and nephew doing this! :)

Pinterest is current invite only.
So if you'd like to join, leave me a comment with your email address and I'll send you an invite!  
Happy Pinning!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cousin Fun

The other night we went over to Beth's house and the kiddos had fun riding around in Luke's new truck.
I got the biggest kick watching him drive and making turns and squealing his tires:)

I mean look at his face, he's serious!!

The last few times we've left from over there, the Pittman kiddos climb into the back seat.
And now they ask if we'll drive them around the block.  I fall for it, every time :)
Only one looks thrilled, but I promise you they were having a good time ;)

Funny story:
Jacob HATES, I mean, HATES to get his toenails cut.
Throws the ultimate fit!  We put it off as long as we could (yes, it takes us both) and during the meltdown Jacob says, "let's pray!!!  I need to pray!!!"  So we stopped, bowed our heads and he said, "thank you for toys, thank you for tv, thank you for eyes, thank you for ears.  Amen."

What in the world?  I could not hold a straight face!  What goes through his head?!?!  I'd love to know!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I'm loving Wednesday

Here are a few things I'm loving:

My new phone :)

My new print from Etsy.  Me + Etsy = A bad thing!
{that's a glare in the corner}

When brothers play well together :)

Watching Levi explore

Jacob's homemade Chef's hat (from another VBS)   :)

The new smile Levi gives

Jamba Sorbet & Yogurt bars
Oh sweet heaven!  These are delish!

Hope you're staying cool!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Vows and Smiles

Saturday night Kris and I attended a wedding of my friend Misty.
She and I met 6yrs ago when we worked together.  
I was so happy to celebrate this day with her!
Ironically, she married a man who Kris works with.  Small world!
{please excuse my ghostly-white skin - I blame it on the flash}

Her colors were so pretty.  I wish I had gotten a picture of her bouquet - so beautiful!

Cute groom's cake!
Thank you Aunt B for watching the boys!


Levi has been giving us a new smile, and we LOVE it!
He is such a little ham and he knows it!

Love my little cherub!

Friday, July 15, 2011

God is Wild About Us!

I can't believe it's already Friday.
Now that I'm not working the weeks just FLY by.  Why is that?

Jacob completed another round of VBS.
Since he's not in daycare anymore, I'm trying to keep him entertained.
This one was at a larger church, in fact, over 600 kids attended each day!
For the last month or so, Jacob has watched Kung Fu Panda about 500 times.
When I noticed this church was having a Panda themed VBS, I had to enroll him!
He has been singing the VBS theme song all week, so cute!!

Sidenote:  I just have to brag on my Jacob.
This little fella is not shy.  He walks in, says goodbye and never looks back.
I'm so happy that he is comfortable making himself at home and fitting right in.
This was his 2nd VBS at a church we do not attend.  In fact, we're trying to find a home church and we've visited a few lately and each time, he walks into his class, and never looks back.  
Thank you Jacob for not hanging onto my legs as I did my mother at your age! :)

They gave each child a bandana and he has enjoyed wearing his name badge too.

Meanwhile, Levi has come down with a nasty diaper rash.
I let him go "free" around the house and let me tell you, that little monkey had 3 accidents!
It's like we have a puppy in the house!!  And one time he went #2!  TMI maybe?  :)
Jacob loves to wrestle with Levi.  I'm always telling him he's being too rough and to leave him alone.
Levi doesn't seem to mind though, he just goes with the flow.  I tell Jacob just wait until Levi gets older!

Have a great weekend!  The hubs and I have a wedding to attend tomorrow night.
I'm excited about a little date night!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The boys

*sorry for the unoriginal post title*

Happy Tuesday!

Jacob is attending his 2nd Vacation Bible School this week.  He already has a new song stuck in his head :)
I figured since he is not attending daycare M-F anymore that these would be good for him to get out of the house for a bit {even though he gets a little confused}.  Just wait until he starts a new preschool next month, then he really won't know where he is!  HA! :)

After VBS, Kris took him to get a much-needed haircut!!!!
I asked him to smile, this is the best I got.  Still handsome to me. 

Jacob refused to eat his plate of spaghetti the other night, so even though Levi had already ate, I was curious to see what he would do, so I stripped him down and let him have it.  I figured he would've made a bigger mess, but I'm sure it's because he wasn't that hungry.  Oh well, still got some good pictures.
when I can't decide which picture to post, I just make a collage instead :)

*if I can get the video of Levi walking loaded, I will post.  so cute!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Little Mimic

Levi took not 1, but 22 steps in a row last night!!!
We are so proud of him!!  We may have an official walker on our hands soon!!!

OK, back to this post :)
I caught little brother trying on big brother's goggles.
So cute that he knew what to do.    :)
*thank you again Sharon for the pajamas :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Little Piggies

Can he be any cuter?!
I know I've said it before, and I'll continue to do so...
It takes all I have not to take a bite!
I just want to squeeze him to pieces!

Can you blame me?  :)

He was cuddling with Daddy, and I was out of the room and I came around the corner hearing this interesting sound.  He was sucking on those toes so loud!  :)