Jan 31, 2012

Aaron Turns 40

When I met Aaron he was 25.  My my how time has flown.  He had just come back home from college when we met.  There was an instant connection between us and I knew that we would be together for a long time.  However, I never pictured him as a forty-year-old man.  I guess I was always the one to live in the moment and took one day at a time.  I was never that girl who fast-forwarded into our future and pictured marriage, kids, buying groceries together and celebrating big milestone birthdays.  At first, Aaron wasn't thrilled with the idea of a get-together.  I think it really boiled down to not wanting to face the fact that he is turning the big 4-0.  I am starting to believe that guys take this a little harder than gals.  But, I can honestly say, I'm not jumping for joy over it either.  Getting old scares me. Truth?  I don't care how far south my boobs fall or how flat my butt is at that age.  I don't even care how many wrinkles have shown up on my face or what I weigh.  As long as my kids are happy and my husband loves me unconditionally, I'd say forty would be pretty awesome.

Once everything started to fall into place with the invitations being sent out, picking his birthday location, etc., he eventually came around.  I received a text from him the day before stating how excited he was. In the end, he had a great time spending time with his friends and family.

This is the pre-birthday mini party with the boys.  Landon is goofy and fun.  I think we've established that by his personality I capture on a daily basis.  So, what does Landon (and Liam) get his Dad?  Gag gifts - old man glasses and a "snore pin".  I was kinda' diggin' the snore pin.  I think Aaron should definitely give that a try...for everyone's sake in the house.  Just sayin'.


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Welcome to the Fabulous Forties, hubbers!

Water Buddies

I find myself forgetting to take shots of the boys during their bath from time to time because I am so scared that Liam will slip and fall.  The last thing I need is for Liam to hurt himself and put himself back in a cast or the camera to take a nice swim.  This was the first time the boys were able to play a little basketball together (a new Christmas toy from his Aunt Suzie).  Liam wasn't so much into the game as he was popping the balls out of the basket.  Typical toddler activity, I suppose.  He was hysterical.  I really have to remember to switch to live view more often.

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There's nothing like a "pit fart" in the tub.  Landon recently discovered that it sounds SO much better when he's wet (and the echo doesn't hurt).  *sigh*





A Little Sneak Peek

After taking a nice little hiatus over the holidays and getting back to other things that are just as important in my life, I broke down and scheduled a family photo shoot.  The break was nice, I'm not going to lie.  But, there was a part of me missing during that time.

I've have said before that this particular blog is strictly for my family happenings and photos.  Well, I wanted to share this session with you because I thought it was worth the share.  How adorable are these kids?  And why did I wait so long to get on the saddle again?  I was back, baby...and it was beautiful.

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It was SUPER cold outside (more windy than anything).  I had to bundle the babies.







If you want to see more from this shoot or others I've done, you can visit my site.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Jan 30, 2012

Project 365 {2012}: Week Four in Review

January 21st

January 21st:  Dad plays Tickle Monster.  Liam loves to be tickled.

January 22nd

January 22nd:  Landon snuggled up to watch TV.

January 23rd

January 23rd:  Nothing exciting happened this day so I played with one of my lenses.

January 24th

January 24th:  Liam had Speech Therapy.  

January 25th

January 25th:  I caught Landon and Liam playing together.  I love Liam's laugh.

January 26th

January 26th:  It rained pretty hard and needed to snap a photo to try out a new action I made.

January 27th

January 27th:  One of Landon's chores is to help me with laundry.  He actually likes it.  Also, this day was Aaron's 40th birthday (he had to work).




Jan 28, 2012

My Wonderful Life in a Whopping 20 Minutes

Liam has been cracking us up lately.  He is always laughing at the goofiest things.  The other day he was chilling out in our bed with Dad and watched closely as I blow dried my hair.  Apparently, what would normally be dull, everyday moments to us are fascinating for curious toddlers.  As I was stroking the brush through my hair (flicking my hair was more like it) he laughed so hard he lost his breath.  I kept doing it because Liam has the best, most infectious laugh on the planet.  What a goofy kid I'm raising.  Then, just last night, I was in the living room playing with the boys when Liam's laugh caught my attention.  I looked up and saw Landon sticking his stomach out so Liam could smack it and nuzzle it with his nose.  This kid laughs at everything.  It could be a funny face, a funny sound, flicking hair, you name it.  

Oh, and in case you haven't noticed a little update section at the top right of my sidebar (which is where I think it would be easier to find out more info).  Liam's Chromosome Disorder test came back normal.  Very exciting news.  However, when we went back to the Ortho after being in the brace for a month, supposed to be getting the thing off next month, she says, "We'll see you in three months.".  Huh?  I may have my bad days, and Lord do I have them, but the math didn't add up.  She didn't specify as to why, nor did I ask.  All I do know is he's continuing to do fantastic and she's been doing great up until now so I didn't question it.  And, I don't think she would take these things lightly anyway.  So, as of now, it looks like another three months in the brace for Mr. McLiam.  Fingers crossed all goes well in the meantime.

By the way, my kids hate clothes.  Good Great news?  Laundry gets caught up a tad bit faster.  


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Everything these days is "ta da" with Liam.  He turns around, I turn around, I walk into a room, pass a room when he's in it, open a door, or play peek-a-boo it's..."ta da" (his version of it anyway).  Very cute.  And, it's clearly impossible for him to say it without smiling.


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I think it's safe to say that Liam's Indian name would be Smiles-A-Lot.  Yes?


Oh, and I would like to give a shout-out to my husband for his 40th birthday.  Happy Birthday, Aaron!

Jan 20, 2012

Up On the Dogs

Liam's moving at mach speeds.  I went from being worried about if he would walk normal again to "Holy crap!".  I blink my eyes and POOF.  The burning question in our house lately is, "Where's Liam?".  Not that I wish to go back in time when he couldn't walk, crawl, sit up, and so on, but I kinda' miss those "easy" days.  Just a little bit ago, I turned my back for about 10 seconds only to find Liam in the bathroom playing with our toilet paper.  What a mess THAT was.  When I discovered it, Landon said, "Oh yeah, Liam got into the TP."  You think, Landon?  Thanks for helping out, buddy.   Liam is walking so much better.  I've noticed that his limp is improving as he puts more pressure on his right leg.  He takes my hand for guidance as if he actually needs help getting from A to B.  I'm really proud of him for what he's doing.

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And, of course, the TP shot.  Little stinker.

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