Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Family Photo Shoot!

We scheduled a photo shoot to get some professional pictures of Mark in his dress blues...then decided to do some casual family pictures too. Am I glad we did!

Mark's Dress pictures still aren't up, but should be in the next few days.

View the "preview" on Theresa's blog, here.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lovely Blog Award

My friend, Myra at Happy Housewife Living Life, gave me this award (Thanks, Myra!), and I wanted to pass it on to:

My sister-in-law, Laura at Five Little Arrows, who recently got a fun blog-makeover!

My friend, Ivy at Sweet Tea by the Baltic Sea, whose pictures of her two little girls always make me smile (and my ovaries itch for a girl :)

My friend, Nikki at Nikkis Notes, who recently made a special announcement about an event that will happen in approx. 8 months! Congrats!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Just gone for a bit :)

Hi friends,

Just wanted to let you know I hadn't fallen off the face of the earth! My Mom and Dad are here for a week-long visit...so I probably won't be on much this week either, but I may come post pictures for my sister's sake (luv you sis!) since she wasn't able to come visit this time around.

Be back :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Week of Milestones!

The classic military joke is that it's only when the husband leaves that the car breaks down and the kids get sick. Thankfully, the car did not break down, but Mark has been gone all week in the field (the last one, yey!), and wouldn't ya know, we've had a busy week! WOW, talk about milestones:

1. Potty Training

Monday morning, Graeme sat down on his potty and peed. Just like that. And he's still doing it! Hasn't gone #2 in the potty yet.

I wasn't "ready"! Kids don't wait for us to be ready, though, do they?

2. First foods

Cole is eating avocado and seems to like it fairly well, don't you think?

3. Adventures of the Toddler Bed

Graeme is experimenting with the wonderful freedom he's discovered: no crib rails! It's been a bit of a trying week at times, for me, as I attempted to discern what was teething issues and what was an issue of the will - as the week went on, I realized this was a battle of wills. Last night and today were better, thankfully!

4. Toddler Molars

Graeme's baby-teething was remarkably "easy", but I think he's making up for it with his toddler molars. Extra fussiness, not wanting to eat as much as usual, more nursing than normal, messed-up sleeping patterns...you get the idea. I think the bottom two are done erupting, but the top two are just beginning (sigh).

He's got a beautiful smile, though, doesn't he? :)

5. Cole's first tooth!

At long last, we have a tooth. One of the bottom front erupted last night. And as is appropriate for my laid-back fellow, he did nothing unusual (let's hope all his teething is that easy LOL!)

You can't see it yet through a picture. But Cole willingly posed for me anyway.

Cloth Diaper Giveaway!

You need to head over to SimpleMom's giveaway - several great cloth diaper companies are offering giveaways! View her reviews on her favorite diapers, and the giveaway here.