Friday, May 29, 2009

Stephen at three months, take 2

Today I went back over and took some more pictures of my nephew Stephen. This time our mother in law watched the three kids and that made things MUCH easier. Stephen was very happy and smiley and super cute. We got tons of great shots so I had to share some of them (well a lot of them, haha) :)





















Thursday, May 28, 2009

Flowers of all sorts

Tuesday was a rough day all around... one of those days where nothing goes your way. When Matt came home from work he brought me these:
A beautiful purple orchid :) What a sweet hubby. I appreciated his sweet thoughtfulness at the end of a rough day. They definitely brought a smile to my face. Now if I can keep them alive that will be great. I seem to have bad luck with orchids.


Yesterday I was feeling crafty and finally got around to making a couple of flower pins. I found this tutorial and it only took me a few minutes to make each one. I plan on making a few more in different colors. I want to pin them to plain tank tops to add a little oomph.



Several of my daylillies in the front yard have popped and I always think they are so pretty. Here are three different plants:



I have a gardenia bush next to them and it has tons of blooms this year. They smell heavenly!

Lastly, remember my little garden.....
It's not so little anymore! In only a few days I should be able to pick a few of my squash. There are little green tomatoes and cucumbers that will be ripe in several weeks as well :) I can't wait to eat them!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stephen at three months

This morning I went over to my sister in law's house and snapped a few pictures of my nephew Stephen, who is now 3 months old. Unfortunately Ethan was extremely cranky and made things quite difficult for me, so we had to leave earlier than I would have liked. I was surprised that I was able to get as many shots as I did with Ethan screaming/crying and throwing himself all over me. We're going to try to get a few more good ones another day :) I posted some of the best ones here. Babies are so fun to take pictures of, and it gives me good practice for the little one we have coming :)










Stephen was pretty tuckered out himself.... and fell asleep after about a half hour :) Ethan also fell asleep as soon as we got into the car.


Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

We had a great Memorial day weekend. Here is a little recap:

Friday night we enjoyed dinner with the Flores family. The weather was beautiful and we ate on our back patio. We had some very yummy pork tenderloin. Unfortunately that night Ethan was up for three hours in the middle of the night which resulted in Matt and I being VERY tired on Saturday, but we survived. We're not sure why he was up as he wasn't sick, but I wondered if it was due to hitting his head pretty hard right before bed time.

On Saturday Matt got some painting done in the morning. After Ethan's nap we went over to Matt's parents house and had some yummy BBQ and swam for a bit. This was Ethan's first time in the big pool this year and he LOVED it. It was pretty cold so we didn't last very long, but he had fun none the less.


I got him one of those swim suits with a built in life vest to see how he'd do. It was a tad big for him and kept sliding up.


This boy LOVES the water!
While we ate dinner Ethan played on Grandma and Grandpa's rocking horse. He loves to climb on and rock, especially now that he can do it all on his own.
However being that he is a little stinker he has to try to stand on it....
I am telling him no here, yet snapping a picture. Don't you love that look he is giving me? That is his "I know I'm being naughty, but I'm testing you anyways" look :)
He thinks he's so cool when he does this, however he doesn't think the spanking that follows is so cool.
After dinner we took Ethan over to my mom's house. She offered to take him for the night so we certainly didn't turn her down! Of course he slept wonderful for her and didn't make a peep all night :) Matt and I enjoyed staying in bed as long as we wanted and lounging around all morning. That is a very special treat when you have little ones! We even enjoyed lunch at Martha Green's alone. Later that afternoon we went back over to my mom's and she made us some tasty carne asada. It was such a relaxing day. Thanks so much mom, you are the best!

Today Matt fired up the smoker and smoked us a delicious pork butt. My brother came over to enjoy it with us. Here he is teaching Ethan how to spin the soccer ball on his finger.


Lastly here is what I did today in between chasing Ethan around:
I made myself a "Hooter Hider" for when I have the baby. It is a nursing cover. My favorite feature is that it has boning up on the neck so it stays open so that you can peek down at the baby while you nurse. The best part is that it cost me a fraction of what it would to buy one. I was quite proud of myself :) It felt really good to sew and create something (although I did follow a pattern I got from Sarah.. thanks Sarah!). It really wasn't hard to make at all.

Hope you all had a great weekend! We are so very grateful on this day for all of the brave service men and women who serve our country.