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Archive for the month “July, 2013”

Zane…in grass

Ok, so to mark this very last day of my baby’s sixth month in life, I decided to try and take some pictures. I readied my camera and dressed him up in his little bubble outfit. I scouted out what I thought was an ideal location…outside, in the grass. I plopped the boy down, backed the required distance away from him according to my lens’s focal length, and prepared to make an absolute fool of myself in order to make him smile.

DSC_6423The grass, with the boy plopped down…

I called his name, repeatedly, which he repeatedly ignored…

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It turns out that he is fascinated with grass. He wanted to touch it, smell it, and perhaps eat it, but thankfully I intervened.

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I finally walked right up to him to get his attention…

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Which I don’t think he appreciated, because goodness, he busy playing with GRASS! I think the grass started to bother him a little bit, because I caught him making this face:

DSC_6480So I walked back up to him and reassured him that the grass is indeed ok, and that the photo shoot will be over soon:

DSC_6433DSC_6432Finally I tried one last time to get a decent picture of him with him smiling for the camera:

DSC_6427BAM! Decent picture of him smiling. 🙂

Here’s one more cute outtake, just because:

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Fun down South

We got to go and visit our family down South recently and had a great time. We stayed for a few days with my brother and it was the first time both of my boys got to hang out with my nieces. Nathan had a blast riding four-wheelers and Zane just liked the attention. 🙂

Then we visited C’s side of the family. I got to finally meet my niece (she’s gorgeous!). They also got to meet Zane.  Nathan played all day with my other niece (I have a lot of nieces!) and enjoyed it. Here are some pictures:

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Summer days…

Gosh…time sure is flying by this summer. I can honestly say that this has been one of the best summers of my life. What makes it so great is not that it has been easy (it has been the hardest, actually, since becoming a parent). It is not great because we have done anything extraordinary (though we did just visited family down South which was fun). What has made it so great is that I have enjoyed my boys so much, even on the rough, sleep-deprived days. One of my best friends came up to visit us and it was amazing to hang out with her. Also, we got to hang out with my side of the family which has not happened in forever. C is also happy and in a good mood and that makes for a happy family.

As for bad news, my job position is not available in the fall.  However, C’s job is sufficient for me to stay home for a little bit longer. We have also decided that it is finally a good time to move to Georgia. We have been talking about it for years but it was just never the right time.  We feel like all of the things that were holding us here are no longer there or relevant. I am just looking forward to finally being around my friends, family, and also upgrading our home. We need four bedrooms. One bedroom for each of us plus an office for C’s work-from-home job. I would like a bigger kitchen for goodness’ stakes! I think our growing family just needs a bigger house in general. Plus, where we are moving to has swim/tennis communities which the boys will love as they grow up. We just have to sell the home we have (after MUCH preparation) and then we will move. Fingers crossed!

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