Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Smarty Girl Love

I have been slacking on the love posts, but I fell in love today with my new Smarty Girl Book Bag. The pattern is by one of my favorite creative minds, Heather Bailey. Check her out! Her fabrics are delicious! I whipped up the bag today and LOVE the results. Like how I said whipped it up? Makes you think it took me 20 minutes with zero lovable baby interruptions, right?

Don't you just LOVE my model?

I know, I am a horrible photographer. Working on that next...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Strange Stranger Love

Like I have said before, I get it, babies are cute. But often when a stranger is doting on my little one I find it awkward. There is this moment when someone is talking to G and asking him cute questions when I am just not sure what to do.
Do I answer the questions they ask in that baby voice as if I am G? Or do I just let the question go unanswered, since they should know that he isn't actually going to answer them. Or do I just answer as his mom?
I don't want to seem rude, but I am not a stranger engaging kind of gal in the first place. Before G, I was already awkward if someone tried to start up conversation in the grocery line. I am definitely guilty of gushing over other people's babies in the past, but now as a mom I often find it strange.
Yesterday, we encountered some strong and definitely strange stranger love. It was made even more awkward because I was trying to order lunch and the man behind us was having a full conversation with G that was attracting a lot of attention. Do I continue to order, do I stop and talk to the man? So awkward!
Even though my response is uncomfortable I do appreciate the LOVE.

Closer to 1 than 0

Wow! How fast 7 months can fly by. Our little man is over the half way mark and is officially closer to being a 1 year old than he is to his birth. Ha!

Here is what we, his blessed parents, are loving about 7 months.
-Personality -Oh, how it reveals itself more everyday.
-Learning - You are soaking it all in and watching you learn to feed yourself is such a joy and mess!
-Sit and Play - Everyday you grow stronger and now love to sit and play with your toys. Sitting brings so many new experiences with it (swings, shopping carts, high chairs, etc) and it is great watching you enjoy them.
-Expressions - G you have had the funniest expressions since you were born and they continue to delight us.
-Sleep - You sleep so well through the night right now. We feel rested and we thank you!
-Interaction - you love interacting with us, family and your friends.
-Mornings - you never wake up on the wrong side of the crib and you have the sweetest sleepy morning eyes.
-Gentle - you used to pull my hair every time you got a hand full but now you have a gentle way. You like to just touch. You are also becoming quite the snuggler, loving to push your head into the crook of my neck. It is heaven for your momma!
-Teeth - your dimply grin is growing teeth, it might just push me over the happiness edge. If you were any cuter...
-Noise - It seems you learn to make a new noise constantly. Usually when you figure out a cool one you will hang on to it for a couple of days before trying something new. I have tried to get them on video, not all too successfully. Lately you rattle off, hey dadadadada. Or at least that is what it sounds like.

I love you G, my sweet Bug!

Blocks were a good idea in the early months, but getting much more difficult...

Like Father, Like Son...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Covered in LOVE

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

For the Record Books

Well, It is official. Yesterday was a day for the record books. We had the most snow that DFW has ever received in a 24 hour period. 11.2 inches, seriously, 11.2 inches! This morning, we woke up to beauty and destruction hand in hand. The trees covered in white contrasting a brilliant blue sky - Breath taking! But the weight of the snow has caused damage across the metroplex and our poor little trees are showing the sag. Better go shake 'em. Here are some shots we took around the neighborhood...

We are fueling up on french toast and bacon before the work day begins... There is so much fun to be had today!

Snow Day

Yesterday was the biggest snow day I have ever seen! It did not stop snowing for one moment from the time I opened my eyes until I closed them again at night. I wish G was old enough to appreciate and play in it. He is beginning to think snow in Texas is normal. We relived my childhood and made Snow Slushies. I think we probably only had these once, since there usually isn't enough snow to make one.

During G's nap, I made a Valentine Snow Girl.

When she caught a glimpse of G through the window it was LOVE.

With the blinds open (so we wouldn't forget the beauty outside) and the fire lit, we enjoyed games, laughs and even a little indoor snow ball fight (thanks to Matt). Oh, How I LOVE a true snow day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Love List #2

books that make you laugh out loud or cry alligator tears
Uncle Julio's fajitas
taking walks
watching movies while it's raining
driving with the windows down
a child's persepectives

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love Fail

So I have officially failed at the LOVE challenge given by Mrs. CauseyChitChat. I promise it was for a good, I mean terrible, reason. We were passing the stomach bug around our little nest. 24 hours of misery for me, followed by 24 hours of misery for Matt and trying to keep G happy through it all.

It feels like we are all back in good health now. As a gift of LOVE to you all here is G cracking me up, yet again.

Watch for the second bite!

Lunch with G from Callie Newton on Vimeo.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Watch and See

One of my favorite things to do with G is give him something new, sit back, and watch and see. I LOVE watching him learn, what a gift!

Here he is with his new food strainer-ma-jig.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Love Languages

One of my favorite designers and bloggers is MadeByGirl. Here is one of her fabulous new designs!


Thursday, February 04, 2010

Love List

long dinners
great coversation
red wine stained lips
deep belly laughs
game night
cinnamon ice cream
hearing my grandmother singing
the smell of fresh linen

*these loves are in no particular order.
**I don't actually LOVE these things I just really enjoy them. I actually LOVE the people that I enjoy them with.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

My Love is a Light

Right now, in the space that we are in, this song feels like love, pure and simple.

Keep You Safe

Quiet your heart
It’s just a dream
Go back to sleep

I’ll be right here
I’ll stay awake as long as you need me
To slay all the dragons
And keep out the monsters
I’m watching over you

My love is a light
Driving away all of your fear
So don’t be afraid
Remember I made a promise to keep you safe

You’ll have your own battles to fight
When you are older
You’ll find yourself frozen inside
But always remember

If you feel alone
Facing the giants
And you don’t know
What to do

My love is a light
Driving away all of your fear
So don’t be afraid
Remember I made a promise to keep you safe

- by JJ Heller

This is the only place I found online so that you could hear her precious voice.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Love Challenge Day 2

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Janos Arany

Star Struck

G got to meet his first Dallas Cowboy last weekend and he was star struck! We could tell by the drool!

Drew Pearson was doing an appearance near our house, so Matt took G to meet him. G added another signature to his Dallas Cowboys Ball and Drew even let G hold his Super Bowl ring! After a dead camera battery a thoughtful couple snapped these pictures and emailed to us. So thankful, since the only memory G will have is in pictures.

Monday, February 01, 2010

It is Official

We are teething! I had been suspicious that a tooth was on the way and yesterday it officially broke through the gums. The first one came fairly easily. Yesterday morning Matt and I both noticed the extraordinary amout of slober. G is a slobberly little man, but yesterday it was pouring! He was fussier than normal last night, but still slept through the night. Funny how in moments like these I feel so proud of him, but already feel that newborn slipping away. Teeth are for big kids and I know he is going to be there before I know it.

Love Challenge: Day 1

In honor of Valentines Day, I have been challenged by Mrs. CauseyChitChat to blog about love everyday for the month of February. There is nothing like a good challenge to get your creative ideas flowing, so I eagerly accepted. I am looking forward to a month devoted to LOVE. What better subject could you think on? I am sure this challenge will include many turns down deep and superficial, cheesy and sentimental paths all covered in love. Hopefully, it will bring out the lover in us all.

Court- Since I used the word love 4 times, does this count?