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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Kiddo Update

Blue Eyes will be 6 months old next on Earth did that happen so quickly? An update for you on all three munchkins (you can compare with  one year ago if you are the curious kind).

The Squirt
This is classic. My little melancholy man. It's still rare for me to find a picture of him smiling, although I promise it does happen a lot in real life. 

Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Superhero: Captain America
Special Skills: Turning anything with wheels into a tow truck, getting dressed all by his big bad self
Likes: Chick-fil-A, wrestling, buckling up, the Georgia Bulldogs and the recycling truck
Dislikes: Learning about letters and numbers (and we're planning to homeschool?? Hmmm.), smiling on demand, macaroni and cheese
Notable quotations: "When Daddy and I get bigger and bigger we're going to be firemen."

 Sweet B
Again, classic shot. Trying to smother someone with her love language of physical touch. "Hug Ben! Huuuuuuuuug!"

Favorite Toy(s): Play kitchen and "Yegos" (Legos)
Likes: Smiling, screaming, milk, bath time 
Dislikes: Nap time, bedtime, hair bows, foods that are not carbohydrates
Most Endearing/Annoying Trait: Need/desire to be in someone's lap or arms at all times
Needs Improvement: Inside voice
Special skills: Bear hugs, downward dog (not sure where she learned this), calling the Dawgs

 #3/Benny Boo/Blue Eyes 
This is me and my Benjamin. He's a smiley, happy baby with the tendency to spontaneously spit up when a clean shirt is within close proximity. Yes that's a pregnancy test my five month old is holding and no, I'm not pregnant. Phew! 

Vital Statistics: almost 6 months old, 16 lbs (on the light side now), blue eyes (woo hoo!), balding
New skills: Eating solid food, holding toys (or pregnancy tests), sitting up
Likes: Siblings, kisses from Dakota, the exersaucer
Dislikes: Bath time

Exciting living room project in the works this weekend...and no it's not the couch slipcover! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

A Bright Start to the Week

Yippeee!!!! I woke up at 6:10 this morning to the beautiful realization that I had not been woken up between 4 and 5am by little Benny Boo. What a blessing. I promptly hit snooze and rolled over for another 20 minutes of sleep in celebration.

I can't even describe how smiley this one event has made me this morning. You'd think it was my birthday. I'm having coffee, quiet time, granola and peace and it's pitter patter of three-year-old feet down the hallway yet either. God is hard at work romancing me this morning for whatever reason.

I placed a library hold on the first five books of the Little House on the Prairie series this morning. I read this book-centric blog and she mentioned today that her first book crush was on Almanzo Wilder and I was like, OMG ME TOO!!, then raced to our library's web site to put a hold on those books so I can re-visit the good times. Who knew Manly was such a looker??

And rounding out my already-amazing start to the week - I'm eagerly anticipating this weekend when we head up to the North Georgia mountains with our always-entertaining group of sophomores from Buckhead Church. I'm practically giddy at the thought. The weather is looking absolutely perfect - sunny days in the low 70s and 50s at night. A saint of a woman has VOLUNTEERED to come to our home and stay with our THREE little tinies ALL WEEKEND LONG so that we can go hang out with our students and be insanely blessed ourselves by the time away, the incredible atmosphere of Sharptop Cove, the space to spend time with God and (of course) the delicious food that I will not be cooking, serving or cleaning up. Mamas, you should really get involved with student ministry - these retreats are THE BEST.

Hope you're having a happy Monday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Short Stranger

Found these two pictures in my iPhoto archives today. They were taken about an hour apart.

Always trust a fortune cookie. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Must - Finish - Slipcover

I just haven't been able to bring myself to do it. In August (ahem - LAST August) I began this project of slipcovering this amazingly comfortable but very brown sofa in our living room. And then I got pregnant and was very tired and had a baby and was very tired and now I have two crazy toddlers and a baby and I'm oh so very tired most of the time.

Projects have all hit the back burner and around the house it's all I can do to stay on top of the laundry/dinner/dishes situation.

I'm quite used to the sofa as it is now. I've been trying to spin it off as quirky, this one slipcovered cushion thing we have going on. B Daddy has been incredibly gracious to me this past year, only bringing it up once or twice and very gently at that. Around the time Benny Boo was born I wrote the project off and started looking at new sofas online, but I really do like this sofa except for its color and I truly do want to finish my slipcover. My sewing machine is even out on the dining room table, awaiting orders.

So I thought I'd put it out there for accountability. I want to finish the slipcover. I will finish the slipcover.

Before Christmas.

I think.

I'll entertain any and all offers of help.

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