My 365 Project

I have never been one to like my picture taken. I've always been the one behind the camera. My mom passed away ten years ago and I have very few photos of her. Only a handful of photos of my youth exist. I have my memories and no one can ever take that but for my kids, I want lots and lots of photos. My husband laughs at me sometimes because I take so many pictures of the kids. I don't want to miss a single milestone. They grow up too fast and if you're not careful you'll miss something important. My friend Girl is an amazing photographer and she did a 365 project last year. She's an artist and was very creative with her pictures. It was inspiring to watch her from afar and admire her work. She inspired me to take photos of myself with my children. It is going to be really hard and often times very boring but I WILL take one picture a day for the next year. I WILL do this for my children. I'm not an artist but a picture a day with one of my beautiful children should be a doable task. Wish me luck!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Building Robots

Sister and I built castles and robots with our building blocks. She loves to play with the building blocks but really enjoy it when she has someone building things with her. She tells me which block to use next and we build all sorts of cool things. She couldn't wait to show off our cool robots but when Bubba got the camera out she refused to look.

Enough with the Drum

If there ever were a mommy girl, Thumper is one. She plays fine by herself until she sees her mommy and then she just can't help herself, she's gotta hang onto me. I sat in the floor to play the drums with her and she just couldn't stay away. At times, it's very flattering and I treasure it, but other times I wish that she would not be quite so clingy. I try to enjoy it because I know it won't always be this way.

Second Place

So proud of my boy!! The Nac Nitro got 2nd place in their first tournament of the new season. They played well and came home with a trophy. I'm so proud of my boy!!!

Coaching From the Stands

Once a coach, always a coach. Once you've been on that field and coached it's hard to completely step back and let it go, especially when you know your kid and his abilities better than anyone. No matter how good the coach is, he still doesn't know your kid like you do. I know when he's doing something wrong and how to easily correct it. I can just say one or two words and he knows exactly what I'm talking about. I'm so blessed with such an awesome kid!!!

Kisses Turned Into Giggles

Those sweet night time kisses very often turn into giggles. It's funny how girls, even at the infant stage, can be so giggly. Those night time giggles are awesome!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hanging Out at the Ponds

Thumper and I had to drive the truck today while Daddy and Bubba seined. Sister was a big help too. The Snugli is not very comfortable at all, especially since Thumper has gotten so big. I have a Moby and I truly love that thing but didn't think about using it until it was too late. The boys caught the fish they needed and the girls and I stayed bundled up. All in all, it was a good and productive day!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Corn on the Cob

She's never been much for puree's. She's more of table food kind of girl. Tonight while we were eating she kept getting excited and grunting every time she saw someone with the corn on the cob. I finally decided to let her give it a whirl. She doesn't have any teeth so she can't really bite it but wheres the harm in letting her suck on the cob and enjoy that wonderful sweetness? She loved it! She gnawed on that cob until she sucked all of the pure sweetness out and then she was happy! :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Standing Alone

Milestones are so bittersweet. It's so exciting watching her hit each and every milestone. She's learning and growing so fast. On one hand, it's amazing, but on the other hand, it makes me sad. My baby isn't such a baby anymore, she's growing up. I already miss her being an infant. It is so important to me to hang on to every memory and every step of her journey. Before I know it she'll be walking and talking.

Couch Potatoes

It's very rare that she gets still long enough to enjoy couch time but tonight she was game for a little while. Nothing like sweet baby snuggles while watching the news.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Her Computer

She sees mommy and Bubba on the computer all the time and she always wants to join in on the fun. She's helped herself to my computer more times than I can count. For Christmas we bought her a pink computer of her very own. She loves it and plays with it all the time but it hasn't kept those little fingers from mommy's computer. :)

Pink Tractor Ride

She's getting so big so fast. She loves to be pushed around on the pink tractor. It's kinda funny, when you stop, she turns around and looks at you as if to say, "Get to pushin'!" It's so much fun watching them grow and learn.

Good Night Giggles

Good night kisses turn into good night giggles. When she gets really tired and sleepy she gets really silly. Those smiles and giggles are worth a million bucks!

Lego Time

Building lego castles with my girls is so much fun. Sister enjoys building things and Thumper loves trying to eat the blocks, lol.