Monday, May 31, 2010

Baby Liam :)

The other day I met up with Heather and her youngest son, baby Liam at the park. Heather and I go way back, back to elementary school days, but had lost touch with each other from high school on. Now, thanks to FB and our moving back to G'boro, we have caught up a little bit more and spent some time together. Hence, I was really excited to take some pics of baby Liam- isn't he adorable! He has the most intense eyes ever for a baby!
And here is the face that he gave me most of the time we were together!
He tried really hard to sit upright, but just couldn't quite make it all the time!
Did I mention the raspberry face above?? Yep, here it is again from another angle. :) But how cute is it that he is studying his feet here. Or maybe the grass? Or both. Yea, let's go with both.
Love it!
My favorite kind of family portrait. You can just see how much Heather adores her little boy!
Practicing his walking skills.
And a nice little portrait.
Maybe next time we can get Liam and his older brother Evan together?? Cuteness overload anyone?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mickey er Minnie Kitty

Last week, someone dropped off a box of four little kittens by the back door of my school... for the third time this year. I, being the sucker that I am, offered to foster the kitten who did not have a furever home by the end of the day until one was found for him. How could you not be sucked into a face like this?
Skylar was overjoyed to have this little kitty in our house and relentlessly played with him. She wanted to call him Minnie (as in Mouse), but we tried to compromise with Mickey instead. However everytime we called him Mickey, she would correct us with his real name... There is no compromise with a two-year-old!
How precious is this little face!

Mickey er Minnie really enjoyed Grey's toys, most especially his floormat with the overhanging bars. Those were great fun to climb and chew on! As you can see- he was a great little climber. When I would walk around the house he would climb up on the back of my pants leg and just stay there for the ride!

You are going to be jealous of the next two that I got on camera. I just know it. I mean, who else has a ninja kitty!

And Ken? Well, at first he was a little upset that I brought home another animal home (this would be the third? fourth? time). However, he was definitely the first one to grab up the little guy for snuggle time on the couch. And you know where Mickey slept? Curled up on the bed in between the two of us! And the best part... when I sent him a text saying that the kitty had a new home as of the next day.. his answer, "Nooo! Not my snuggle buddy!" So yea, Ken is now a kitty guy. Rock on.




Sunday, May 23, 2010

Jesus loves me, this I know

Lately we have been singing a lot of songs at home. Skylar has become quite the little performer and loves to sing all day every day instead of just at night-time. Her favorite song of the moment is Jesus loves me, this I know; and it is quite possibly the cutest thing ever!

It is also very touching for me to hear her sing this song in particular because this was the song sung at my father's funeral two years ago this June.

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P.S. Don't judge us for not making her put her arms through the straps of her carseat... it's an on-going battle...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Cheyanne- for real or imaginary?

This is my niece Cheyanne... not to be confused with Skylar's imaginary friend named Cheyanne. As in, "Skylar do you love Mama?" "Nope, my wove Cheyanne." Or, "Skylar did you have fun at Nana's today?" "Uh-huh, and Cheyanne too." ... Or, "Skylar did you paint that picture!?" "Uh-huh, and Cheyanne too." ... Or, "Skylar, do you want to go to the store with Mama?" "Uh-huh, and Cheyanne come too?" This last one is interesting, b/c in these type of scenarios, Skylar will actually look to her side as if Cheyanne was really there.
Really, honestly... this is how Skylar answers about 98% of questions asked of her. Oh, and she also continues to call her "Shine" most of the time. I'm not sure if I should start to worry, or just accept that Skylar loves Cheyanne more than anyone in the world.