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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Please Don't Hate Me

Please don't be mad at me. I know I have been a thorn in your side when it comes to my blog address.  But, this is very good news to me.  So, I apologize for you having to change everything, yet again.

But...we are back at our old blog site!  I am SUPER excited. You know, you like all of your memories to be in one place - at least I do. I am in the process of moving over my postings from this last month into my old site.  Plus the other site is linked to my monogramming site, so this is much easier for me.

I happened to tell my friend Bryan about my picture situation.  He showed me how to host my pictures at another site so this way, it won't matter how many pictures I upload. And guess what, it worked!! YAY for smart friends like Bryan.  

So this will be my last post at this site.  Please join us at our old site: for future updates.  Again, I am so sorry!!!!

And for your patience with is the last picture of the little guy on this site:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Texas Winters

The past few days have been just beautiful.  I must say, there are times when I ask my husband, "why did we pick this place to live?!" I say this often during the summer and the heat is unbearable.  However, seeing my cousin's most recent post, I am very thankful for our wonderful Texas winters.

The past few days have been unseasonably warm - and thank goodness because Rhys and I have had a bit of cabin fever.  As a cure, we headed to the park.  Here are a few shots of our fun time in the tunnel.

I'll wrap things up with this, Rhys' new fun pose...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cousins Weekend

We traveled to Lubbock this weekend for my great aunt's 80th birthday party.  I was so excited to go to the party because Rhys was finally going to meet his cousin, Connor!  We don't have much family close by, so I jump at any chance Rhys has to hang out with his cousins; I think it is so important for him to be surrounded by family as much as he possibly can.


I just love his momma (even though she is an aggie!) - you should check out her blog.  The two little boys didn't quite know what to do with one another.  We had them pose for a few pictures...can you believe that Rhys is only three months younger?  We need to start feeding him spinach and bulking him up so that one day, he can be as big as Connor!

Poor little Rhys has been cutting molars, four to be exact. He couldn't keep his fingers out of his mouth the entire night because of these lovely newcomers!

Rhys has also been spending a lot of time working on his walking skills.  He has been walking for months now, but he is really starting to be able to walk places other than between mommy and the couch, ect.  Here he is strutting his stuff:

And just because I love his smile:

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Toddler, Say What?!

I receive weekly emails on the development of my baby from  I started subscribing to these emails when I was pregnant and Rhys was smaller than a little raisin.  This is the very place that I learned he was smaller than a raisin and as big as a cantaloupe, ect.  These weekly emails inform me on my baby's development and they assure me every time I start to question and compare Rhys to other little ones that are around us.

Today I received me weekly email and they have officially stopped calling Rhys a baby.  He has graduated into the toddler world. What?!  A toddler?!  This guy isn't a toddler...

Maybe they are right.  Even though it pains me to say it, he does act more like a toddler - even a big boy at times - than a baby.  He is starting to want to do things for himself, things I never thought would be possible after the fits he threw. 

For example, this little guy l-o-v-e-s bath time.  And we can even take a bath without a swim diaper on now! Whooohooo!  He splishes and splashes all over my freshly mopped floor.  But this momma doesn't mind one bit.

He took an ever so brief time out from playing with his toys to glance my way.  You can tell how much fun he was having by the current in the water below.

I know I have posted about these letters before, but Rhys just adores his magnetic letters.  Maybe even more than baths.  Oh how I hope he continues to love letters.  

They are our first stop every morning, even before his breakfast - a banana, or "na na na na" as Rhys calls it these days.

And I will leave you with a picture I just adore of my baby, toddler. :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Recipe Up!

Just in case you missed my previous post about the recipe blog that I am contributing it is - with a new recipe that I just posted! Enjoy! Midland Morsels {Italian Chicken with Artichokes}  And, just for all you momma's out there...Rhys ate it up and cried until he got seconds!

Baby Shower

I helped host a baby shower this weekend at my mom's for one of her dear friend's daughter-in-law.  I adore throwing showers; all the planning and decorating gives me such a high.  The only problem is I want to plan everything and control everything.  I know, I sound like a really fun person to host a shower with, huh?!  Anyways, here is the diaper cake I made for the event:

One of the girls made these corsages; I wish I had this kind of talent.  But I know if I attempted it, my fat fingers would just get tangled up in the wires. I better stick to embroidering.

And the hostess, most are my mom's teacher friends:

These same sweet ladies, threw me one of my baby showers.  It was fun to be on the other side this time!

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