Tuesday, June 7, 2011


First off- I must say a big thank you to Eyris Photography for the wonderful job they did on our family pictures! They were awesome to work with and the pictures turned out better than I could have imagined- who knew we were that cute?! If you live in the C-U area and need photos done then please check them out at eyrisphoto.com, I highly recommend them!

I just wanted to put a few words on 'paper' about my boys' individual struggles for independence. Each in their own way, they are moving to new stages and leaving mommy behind a little more!

Eli is the epitome of an independent 3-yr-old. The list of things he does by himself is growing longer and is usually only limited by his size! He gets dressed by himself, he gets undressed by himself, he gets in and out of the car by himself, he wants to make his own PB sandwiches, he can play Wii, he can start his own movies on his DVD player, he'll fetch his own mimis, he'll even help mommy do his laundry!

Things I don't want to forget about this time in his life include wearing his underwear backwards so he can see the picture of Batman on his frontside....his demands for "privacy" in the bathroom about 75% of the time.... he repeats everything his mommy says with perfect timing.... and that kid can bargain like the best car salesman you've ever met!

Henry is moving from the sedentary baby stage with all of it's delicious thigh and wrist rolls to the moving baby stage. He is desperately trying to figure out how to crawl and will pull up to his knees on anything available. He continues to be a smiley, contented baby- a true testament to his mommy's argument for more kids! We recently rescinded his paci use, much to his dismay! In true Henry-style, he doesn't really cry in a heartbreaking way. It's more of an angry, growling babble. His grandma thinks he might be using some choice words that his mommy just can't understand!

Things I don't want to forget about this time of my little HK's life include his super juicy and still gummy smile (no teeth yet!).... his happy babbling that usually consists of a lot of Dadadada.... his occasional angry outbursts where he kicks his chubby little feet in anger.... and his utterly kissable cheeks!

Finally, I have to say that I have had to stop no less than 5 times in the writing of this short post to tend to one small child (changing, feeding, passing the remote/cellphone for entertainment) and that's with just one awake so far this morning.... it really reinforces why I haven't blogged in so long! Yeesh!

Our Family

Brotherly Love

Elias James

Henry Keith

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Updates coming!

So sorry to everyone who still occasionally checks in and finds NOTHING! Apparently 2 little boys make for little-to-no blogging time. We just had some awesome family pictures done and I'm excited to be posting them soon, so check back in next week!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Eli's Photo Gallery #2

Eli's Photo Gallery #1

Eli has become quite the photographer with my old digital camera. He catches our family in some of the best candid shots I've seen! I thought I'd honor his budding talent by including some of them on our blog :)

Best Buddies

It may not look like it now, but these two yahoos will be going to school at the same time- Cammie and I think they will be best buddies!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Henry

This is my baby just after rolling over for the first time!!

Crazy Bathtub Boy