Saturday, July 31, 2010

What do you get...

When you go on vacation with 4 brothers?

Lots of pool time

Silly games



Rough housing

& Laughter

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Glimpse into our Vacation

We're back from Florida.

We had a blast!

More pictures to come soon, but I can't resist posting this now.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Just Chillin'

On our new floor!

Just a sneak peak of our new floor in the living room, dining room, and kitchen. This little man likes to squirm around on it.

Don't look too closely we still don't have the baseboards and outlet covers on yet.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Future Troublemakers

Soon these two will be getting into a lot of trouble together!

Don't they look like they are plotting something?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Identity Crisis

Sawyer is still trying to figure out his personal style.

Surfer Dude


Rocker (notice the little mohawk)



I don't know about you, but I think he looks cute in whatever he wears.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Projects, projects, projects...

I've got projects coming out my ears. I'm getting frustrated because I would love to complete these projects so I can show all of you, but alas right now life won't allow for me to complete any projects. So, I'm going to show you all the befores and then leave you in suspense. Maybe someday I will get them done :)

Foyer Table

Bedside tables...currently being used as a tool box in the garage

Master bedroom curtains & pillows

Living room pillows & curtains

plus a million other projects (baby changing pad, tissue cover, freezer paper stenciling, etc :)

Did you know I have not started one craft since Sawyer was born!? That is so unlike me. I am craving a creative outlet, but just can't seem to find the time with working, remodeling, and school work. Thus the reason I keep buying projects and never getting to them. Anyway all that is about to end because I have some projects I have committed too for a friends wedding and I can't let her down. So here's to hoping I still know how to work my sewing machine :)

I started this post a while ago and since then did get my sewing machine out and here's the result. A sample table runner for the wedding. Now only 23 more to go :) Joy, hope you like it!

And be on the lookout for the kitchen's so very close...but going slowly...hopefully before the summer is over...actually I think it needs to be done by August because then I lose my husband for 4 months and I really don't want to wait until December to finish this project.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Lately this has been Sawyer's disposition every time I set him down. Sometimes he calms down after a few minutes, sometimes he does not. Up to this point he has been a VERY happy baby, always smiling and content. So, what's going on? Teething? Separation anxiety? There's a white spot on his lower gum that could indicate teething, but he mainly cries when you set him down or walk out of the room. He has even been crying in his sleep. I'll hear him cry and go into his room. He has his eyes closed and head down, but he's screaming...

I'm not against letting him cry it out, but this behavior is very unusual for him. So, what's your expert opinion...teething, spoiled rotten, separation anxiety, just a passing stage, hunger?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

6 Months

Height: 24 1/2 inches

Weight: 14 lb.

Head 16 1/4 in.

He's holding steady at the 3rd percentile in height and weight.
Barring any huge growth spurt Sawyer will remain a little guy through his toddler years.

Current Sawyer events:
  • Wearing primarily 3-6 month clothes
  • Rolls over all the time
  • Babbles all the time
  • Likes to scream in excitement
  • Very close to crawling (he gets his legs under him and his arms up, but he hasn't quite figured out how to move once he's there)
  • Has eaten avocado, sweet potato, and green beans and likes them all
  • Constantly moving by scooting and turning circles
  • Cutting two bottom teeth (the tops are through the gum)
  • Sleeps from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am
  • Loves to play with the ball and in the exersaucer
  • Stands and has started "walking" toys around
  • Laughs at diaper changes, zipping up his pj's, eskimo kisses, and blowing raspberries on his cheek and stomach.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Steal Alert

Are these not the most adorable flip flops you have ever seen? Now guess how much they cost?


Don't walk, run to your local Baby Gap for a pair for your favorite little one. They had several different styles. I wish I had bought more...but really how many pairs of shoes does a kid who can't walk need :)

Disregard this post if you already received the memo. I haven't shopped in a mall in about 2 years, so I was blown away by the sale.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Half Birthday!

Some happy boy is 6 months old today!

He has a Dr. appointment later this week. I'll fill you in on his stats then.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Swim Lessons Take 2

Kyle decided to join in on all the swim lesson fun.

Kick, kick, kick

Splash, splash, splash
I think this picture is also the epitome of a redneck :)

Take a deep breath, under water we go

Blowing bubbles

Swim for it, you've almost got it

More kicking, wow this is a workout

Me w/ my little fish

And his first certificate :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Seeking Vacation Advice

We are leaving for a much needed vacation in a few days. I can't wait!!! However, I have never traveled with an infant. Any sage advice from all the experienced mothers out there?

Here's the baby packing list thus far:
  • Swimsuit x2
  • Rash guard shirts x2
  • Sun shade
  • Pool float
  • Pool ball
  • Pacifiers
  • Milk
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Towel

Stuff to buy when we get there:
  • Diapers
  • Baby food
Any supplies I forgot? Any fun activities you would suggest for a 6 month and a 1 1/2 year old?

And these pictures have nothing to do with vacation, but I knew the grandparents would yell at me if I didn't post pictures of Sawyer.

Cousin Gracie giving Sawyer a kiss

Sawyer contemplating which hat to wear

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Great Grandparents

Last week Sawyer's great grandparents (Papa & Tache) drove all the way from Kansas to see him. Literally, to see him as they barely said hi to us on the way in :)

They gave Sawyer lots of extra attention. Plus they helped with Gracie and even took in some swim lesson action.

Looking cute and cool in his new outfit from Papa & Tache
Papa reading to Sawyer & Gracie
Papa playing with Sawyer
Snuggling after swim lessons
Tache playing with Sawyer

It was great to see them!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Birthday Weekend

For Kyle's birthday I had one surprise...His brother Jake and sister-in-law Audra were coming for the weekend. They were going to surprise him at the evening BBQ. Everyone had kept the secret for weeks. On Friday morning Troy, one of Kyle's brothers, stopped by and on the way out he flippantly said, "See you at 6, we'll bring Jake and Audi." Then he walked out the door. Kyle looked at me. I didn't know how to cover it up. I wasn't sure if Kyle heard him or if he connected the dots. Then Kyle smiled and I knew it was all over. Oh well, he was surprised, just not at the right time :)
Friday, Kyle's actual birthday he went to work in the morning. In the afternoon he came home, opened presents, finished installing the pantry, and relaxed. In the evening we had a BBQ for friends and family. The boys stayed up late playing poker and smoking cigars in the garage.

Sawyer sitting in the new pantry daddy built

Saturday, the work began...On Friday our countertops and floors came in. The four brothers spent the majority of Saturday installing the countertops. The girls hung out planning vacation stuff and taking a walk. Saturday evening we all went to Outback and the boys went to play more poker while the girls watched a chick flick.

Gracie hard at work scrubbing the floors.

Oh, a real picture of Jake :)

Aunt Audi & Sawyer

Sunday we went to church, relaxed, and spent the evening with family.

Daddy & Sawyer in their red, white, & blue outfits

Our attempt at a family picture before church.

Me with my little man