Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Day at Home

Tuesday I had a day at home with my little man since I'll be working the Saturday football game.  I love when I have nothing to do all day and I'm able to just follow him around with my camera and be with him.  Those days are few and far between.  Here's what we did (some are iPhone photos so not the best quality).

You can't start a day off with anything else :)
Insisted on wearing his snow boots...

Ran around an played

Played until lunch

dad came home for lunch so we helped him cool it off
Then we all had nap time...and I needed it.  Jaris wasn't feeling well the night before so he slept with me all night long which means I hardly slept.  After he woke up we all did some snuggling :)  By far my favorite part of the day.

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Then we read some books and he pointed out every single duck on each page, it was so cute.  My parents had just come back from their trip to Napa Valley so we had them over for burgers and while Brett and I cooked he played some tee-ball.  He is really into lions and animals on tv right now and we have Disney's African Cats on demand and he LOVES it.  Every time he sees the lion he says "roar!"

My parents took an awesome trip to Napa Valley/San Fran over the weekend and they had a great time.  My family has the best group text messages.  We are quite hilarious and here is just one from my dad to all of us while on their trip...

Aren't they cute!?
 We dog-sat Remy for my parents and she wore Maisy out.

We had a great dinner with my parents and it was such a nice and much need day off to break up the work week.  The next few months get so busy for me with basketball season coming in and everyone wanting Christmas card photos so I cherish every moment I have.  I definitely ready for things to slow down!

I'll post about the Maple Leaf Festival soon but here are two shots of some horses at the Fortuity shoot. I love photographing pretty!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

This morning we headed out to Schaake's Pumpkin Patch.  My family has been going here since I can remember.  It has been a long standing tradition and nothing makes me happier than to continue that with my own little man.  Last year was fun but this year he actually got to walk around and enjoy everything about it.  We missed my sisters and the Ballard family for sure but the weather was perfect and we got some great pumpkins!  We had a lot of fun and I loved every second of it.  Jaris was so good and loved it!

Had to wear our boots of course!

Off we go!


Loves the animals!

Really wanted to pet the cow but just couldn't reach it!

Lets go get some pumpkins!

He was obsessed with the tractors and so excited to ride one!


All of our pumpkins! And pointing out the tractors...again :)

Love him.

Love these two!

sweet boy!

We love Schaake's!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

JT is growing so fast!

I can't believe Jaris is 17 months.  I think that means time to start crafting/planning for the next birthday :)  He has been sick with croup and holy smokes it is not fun.  His cough is terrible and in the middle of the night when you hear him gasp for air before he starts coughing, you almost have heart attack.  For 3 nights in a row his cough woke him up and he threw up from coughing so hard.  It was so hard to hear how bad he was and not be able to do anything.  He slept with us (and by us I mean on my chest) those nights and finally last night he slept through the night.  He is still coughing and is pretty hoarse but I think he is getting better.  I am ready for him to be off the steroids, they make him crazy!  It also doesn't help that he has 4 teeth coming in right now!  

He is growing so fast and amazes me every day.  He does things and says things every day that make me look at him and think, "when did you learn that?!"  This morning for example, he was eating a banana on the couch and the Mickey Mouse Club was on.  There were 3 or 4 ducks on the screen and he points and says, "ducks!"  I knew he knew what birds were but I had no idea he knew ducks specifically! He probably thought I was nuts when I starting laughing and yelling good job.  I had another crazy mom moment when two nights ago Brett walked out of the room and he said, "daddy go?" and put his hands up like this...

I was so excited to hear him connect two words, it was so fun to hear and he thought it was pretty funny to see my reaction.  Here are a few other things, something he's been doing for awhile and some are new....

-Loves watching animals on tv.
-Roars when he sees a lion.
-Points and says "bird" when he sees them as well as "dog."
-Asks for "nana" aka a banana.
-Hi and bye to everyone.  
-Knows toys specifically by their name (fish bath toys, football, basketball, cars, ect).
-Says mom, dad, Mayme (Maisy), ball, no go, nana, bird, bee (every bug is a bee :)), and boots.
-Still super loud.
-Loves to push things still, his lawn mower, his ride in car, anything really.
-There is no food he doesn't like.  Especially loves fruit, spaghetti, tomatoes.
-Loves books.
-Starts at the patio back door and says "GO!" and then takes off running.

There are just little things like when I tell him to go get his shoes and he does it, or to sit on his bottom to go down a step and he does, or to put his toys back or what ever he took out and he does (that's a little of mama's ocd coming out :)).  It's just crazy what they pick up on when you don't notice.  
He is such a little ham.  He makes us laugh all the time with his silliness.  I wish I could stay home with him and soak up every second of this age.  He tries so hard to be independent but he is still a snuggler and is still a mama's boy.

Sorry for the picture overload!

Love that dimple!

Still obsessed with cars.

Blowing bubbles.

Can't get enough of these two together.  He always lays on her.

Loves his boots!

Big boy!

Squirrel spotting.

Refused to let me take them off to go running...

I just want to kiss him all the time!

That's all for now!