Monday, June 30, 2014

happenings is it seriously the last day of June already?!?  I just love the summer months and a few weeks ago had a near melt down at Hobby Lobby with all the pumpkin decorations and Christmas garland going up.  Seriously?  Can they just give me till August so I can enjoy the 100 degree temps in peace before I start thinking the holidays. 

Also, my kid turns 1 in 18 days?  Shut the front door.  Thankfully, planning his party is a good distraction from curling up in a ball weeping about how big my baby boy is getting.  Is this a normal?  I'm just praying I can keep it together the day of his party.  Can't wait to show some pictures of his party planning.  I'm going with a Declan's 100 Acre Wood theme and it's turning out so sweet.  Can I just give a huge shout out to pinterest on that one!

Also, very excited Big Brother started last week.  Anyone else watching?  I do believe this is going to be a great year!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

pug turns nine

I remember people telling us how the pug's were going to take such a backseat once Declan arrived.  I was like, no way not my pugs!

And then Declan arrived.

And there may have been a day or two over the last 10 months were it's three in the afternoon and I can't figure out why I've got to pugs on my heels, while I'm pacing the house trying to sooth a fussy baby to sleep, looking at me so pitifully.  Oops I forgot to feed them.

Thankfully, their very forgiving.  Give them a treat and they'll pretend it never happened.

Which brings me to today, pug's 9th birthday, which I find it both a miracle that I remembered and that we are celebrating his 9th what with all this dog's craziness and daily shenanigans.

Pug, my fur-born, 9 years later you're still keeping us on our toes.  We love you dearly and our lives would be so boring without you.

Monday, June 9, 2014

ten months

dear declan,

my how the last ten months have flown.  i was laying in bed the other night flipping through my iphone pictures going all the way back to the day you were born and just amazed at how we went from there to here.  also a tad amazed at how we survived those long sleepless days too.

you're weighing close to 20 lbs these days and my arms are feeling every bit of it.  you're still in some 9 months clothes, but mainly 12 months now and are still in size 3 diapers.  you love food, just not from a jar.  wait i take that back you tolerate prunes and carrots from a jar, but won't have the rest of it.  i can't blame you some of that stuff looks so nasty.  i'm still pureeing most of your foods and we really started introducing "real" foods you can pick up yourself this month.  so far you're favorites are corn and chicken.  you love mealtime.  

you're now somewhat semi-mobile.  you figured out the crawling just not a fan.  you'd much prefer someone to hold your hands and let you walk around on your own.  i had my first big oops mommy moment when i turned around for a split second and you rolled off the sofa.  thankfully, you were just fine it just scared you more than anything.  i sent daddy a text at work letting him know not to bring home the mother of the year trophy just yet after that day.

you are the happiest baby with the biggest blue eyes.  we are constantly getting stopped out and about so people can comment on how happy you are and those beautiful blues of yours.  you just smile back so big like you know it.  i'm afraid you're already turning into quite the flirt.  where do you learn this stuff?

little man i love you more and more each day and feel so blessed to be the one you call mama!

lots of love,