Sunday, August 28, 2011


I am so so so ready for the Fall. I’m 100% over summer. We are in a serious drought…and it’s just too stinkin’ hot and yuck outside. I’m ready to smell the fresh Fall air…be able to sit outside and actually enjoy our new backyard (neighbors cat using our lawn and sons sandbox as a litter box aside) and just feel the shift of the seasons. Maybe even a little rain!

I've been seriously missing in action in the blogging world. Chasing around two kids, Photoshopping during nap and bedtimes, taking care of all the mommy duties around the house and still finding time to get an occasional work out in and some much needed date nights is TOUGH! I LOVE IT...but it's tough! ;)

While we were down in Phoenix this weekend for some photo shoots, I was introduced to this darling little vid from MrArturoTrejo's Channel on YouTube. This is totally how my son talks!! Thought this was super clever and had me laughing almost to the point of tears! Enjoy :D

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Wyatt is quickly approaching the age of two and of the 7 hours he's awake everyday (do I really have room to complain?) his "witching hour" just before bedtime is my least favorite! Usually when I open the door to Wyatt's bedroom, I hear an "uh-oh!" from underneath a mound of security blankets, security cars, security trucks, security stuffed animals...

A mound does not even begin to describe what is happening in this kid's crib! He thinks he's supposed to be attached to every blanket his Grandma Patti made him (there's 3...even though one of them was supposed to be a "loaner", it ended up being his #2 fav blanket followed by the one she made him to replace his all time favorite blanket on wash days) and to every car he owns. So now when we pick him up, we have to name all 3 blankets, 72 cars and 4 stuffed animals he slept with overnight before he'll even think about getting out of bed.

"Uh?" (as he points with his pudgy little finger to the truck in his hand)

"Yep. That's your white monster truck!" (you have to name the color too...)

"Uh?" (as he picks up blanket #1)

"Oooh! That's blankie!"

"Uh??" (as he picks up blanket #2)

"WOW! Two blankies?? Somebody must love you!"

"Uh, Uh!!!?"


etc. etc...

Then, when you are all done, he hands them one by one to you until your arms are bursting with miscellaneous toys and then he puts his arms up and wants to get out. Growing a third arm would be very useful at this point because I'm certain Houdini couldn't even figure out how to juggle toys while helping a child out of his crib!

We had to become pretty creative during playtime last month, since Steve was out of town quite a bit. Wyatt counts on daddy time at night to help him get all his wiggles out and pent up energy that mom can't quite help him with (I'm a clumsy person by nature and in most cases one of BOTH of us end up So, we made a lot of blanket forts and had a LOT of bath times ;)

I just can't believe how quickly he's growing! He's starting to loose that toddler look and is looking more and more like a big boy! LOVE HIM!!


Kisses for the duckie! xoxo


Friday, February 18, 2011

18 Months


Wyatt turned 18 months at the beginning of January and I honestly couldn't be more in love with this kid! This age is so freakin' fun!

Where do I even start? Let's see...he only loves to rough house with Steve. His clumsy mother usually ends up hurting him. (Story behind the story: Steve and Wyatt play this game where Steve will toss Wyatt face first onto the back of the couch and then he rolls off the couch and Steve catches him just before he hits the ground and starts it all over again...all the while, Wyatt is laughing so hard he's making little pig snorts! Well, one morning I got Wyatt out of bed and set him on the couch to watch cartoons while I made some breakfast. Well apparently that was his queue to roll OFF the couch...but mom wasn't there to catch him! So he face planted into the carpet and burst into tears with a look on his face like I had totally betrayed him!) He learned quick that if he doesn't want mom to fail the "Trust Fall", then he better save his energy for daddy ;)

He blows me a kiss when I put him down for a nap (I'll take that any day!).



He has probably 40 different cars which he loves AND PLAYS with every single one of them! Quirky part is that he only likes to play with cars of the same style at one time. So, he'll sort through them till he find two that are similar and pushes them around :)

He no longer wants to sit in the grocery cart when shopping...he'd rather push. So I now have to scramble to throw things in the cart or be left in Wyatt's grocery-cart-speeding-dust!


As you can tell, 18 month pics were a little difficult. Wy is always on the go, and isn't really in the mood to stop and say cheese. :)

He LOVES to read. Mostly he likes to point at the pictures and wants you to name off everything he points to. Which used to be easy, cuz I would just say "Yep, truck"...or "That's a duck!"...but if I'm not paying attention and I get it wrong, he totally calls me out on it! Like, mother, must I prove to you how much smarter I am than you all the time?? Get it together!


If we could bottle up his cuteness and sell it...I'm certain we'd be millionaires!

Monday, December 13, 2010

When to take the plunge?

We scored on a new toddler bed tonight. Couldn't pass it up...but the question now is...

When do we transition Wyatt from crib to bed?

I think it will end up being far more painful for me than for Wyatt...and I should totally just go for it. But, I'm putting the question out there. What's the best method? What worked for you??