The Hunt

Finding Easter eggs was not a laughing matter to her. She was on the hunt. And that's serious business, you know. And man, those tiny legs, that have grown so long. They are fast.

Handsome Dudes.

The neighbors pulled up from their Sunday service, while the chickadees and I were outside coloring our Easter eggs.  They asked if I could snap a couple quickie pictures of the boys in their Easter threads.  Uh, of course!

They don't get much more handsome than these two.  And let me tell you they have southern hospitality, like no other.

Dad said this was his smile.  I laughed.  He said "no really it is".  Being the proper lady I am.  I said something about his dog's farties.  Oh come on.  I would never talk like that.  To a nine year old boy.  To get him to laugh.

And Mr. H.  Can we say future heart breaker?  F'reals.

I am going to miss these boys.  A lot.  When we move. 


This boy.  He is too much.  I asked H. if I could take him and his brother with us to Arizona.  He said "no thank you ma'am".  Like I said southern hospitality, my friends.  I am going to miss that too.


Look at My Reflections

Like I have said.
Those cheeks.
Those lips.

Are hard to resist.


Tax Day.

Today my baby girl is one.  Can you believe it?  I sure don't. 

She's a sneaky one. You know by not crawling until she was over 10 months old.  Leading me to believe she was going to be my easiest baby.  Ha.  The joke's on me.  She is fast.  She is mischievous.  No joke, right now she is sitting on the floor emptying a brand new box of q-tips.

Look at this girl's form.  Plie.  Passe. Arabesque.  (Okay we are still working on arabesque).  Her new trick is standing up (using a chair, couch, wall etc) letting go, and seeing how long she can stand on her own.  She is mighty proud of her new trick.


Will you check out that cheeser...look at those teeth!  She has 12 teeth and four of her canines are coming in.  Most babies get their first teeth at 6-8 months.  Her first four came in at 4 months.  Molars don't normally come in until 13 months.  Her's came in at 10 months.  Baby canines come in around 16 months and hers are breaking through right now.  Her teeth come in quick and easy.  I never know she's teething.  A tooth just pops up.  Gonna be honest though. . . those teeth HURT.  Break the skin hurt.  {she still nurses} But that toothy grin is to.die.for.

Her lips.  Her cheeks.  I smooch them daily.  You would too.  No really, you probably would.  People can meet her without squishing a cheek, arm or leg.  No lie.  I try not to let it bother when strangers do it.  But I am a germ freak people.  Don't touch my baby.  Unless I know you.  Then it's all good.

Little Miss has our entire family wrapped around her little finger.  Big surprise right?  Love this girl to pieces.  All of us do.  She made quite the entrance into this world.  But man oh man, am I ever thankful she did!

Happy birthday baby girl!



Dallas World Aquarium.

Trying to soak in tx before we move.  We woke up this morning and spur of the moment decided it was a good day to try out the dallas aquarium.  It was expensive.  Very expensive.  Ugh.  {tip: we found out after we left homeschoolers get a HUGE discount.  Like under 8 dollars a person.  We would have saved 50 bucks.  5o bucks.  sigh.  Talk about big bummer.  Live and learn}.   We had a blast.  The kids started to beg to go back as soon as we got home from the aquarium.  And if we can get the homeschooling discount, we just might do it!