Sunday, November 23, 2008

What you've been waiting for

Well, an update as promised. :) There's, sadly, not much going on with us. It's probably a good thing. Nathan and I have been organizing our closets and guest room. We are trying to not have "clutter" and things in our closets that are not used. Nathan's motto is if we haven't missed it or used it in the last six months, then there is no sense in keeping it. (unless it's baby stuff we are saving for the next one..i.e., bassinet, bouncer, clothes etc.)

We had some good progress today in our mission:organize. My parents had Wesley for the afternoon and Nathan and I got some good work in. It's been a very productive weekend. Plus Nathan's been busy working on some projects for the valet company. Did I mention to you guys that he's now an Operations Manager? :) He loves valet parking (crazy kid) and now handles a lot of the scheduling and other things. He still has his day job (which he also loves). What can I say? I married a man who loves business.

Speaking of business, my encouraging husband took my little rear end down to the Courthouse on Friday and had me become the sole proprietor of my business. So my photography business is real and in the "system". My business-lovin' husband is going to start taking a more active role in the "business" part (which I'm thankful for) and I'm really excited to see where the Lord takes this. I won't go on and on and on about my love of photographs. So I'll just leave it at that. ;)

This morning at church we began our time of Advent:Conspiracy. It was wonderful. I love the holiday season more than most and have already begun singing Wesley Christmas songs and telling him all about this season that I cherish. So it was very exciting to hear Steve sing a Christmas song. I was giddy! John's message was equally encouraging and I am excited to see how our God works this season through our church. Anyone up for a virtual high five, I'm excited! (can we say....neeeeerd!)

My friend Kate organized an online ornament exchange and I am so excited! I bought my ornament on Saturday and am planning on mailing it in the morning!! It is so perfect. Thanks Kate for organizing that! It's such a joy to my heart.

Ok: here are the videos you all have been waiting for. I know you've just been sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation. :)


This video is of Wesley in our kitchen. It's a little long, but I love watching him play. It's so fun.




Here is Wesley walking to me. I'm sitting at the backdoor of our casita. I love how he balances himself!




My brother was moving some living room furniture around so Wesley loved all the big empty space in his uncle BG's living room. What fun!

Ok. So there's my baby boy walking all on his own. These videos are a few days old, obviously he gets better and better every day. I can't believe how he just up and decided to start walking. He always knew there was a faster way to get around! He finally figured it out.

With these walking endeavors comes the obvious dangers of falling onto hard surfaces. I've done my best to protect him and keep him from harming himself. But tonight he was crawling very quickly (we're talking stealthy, spiderman moves) and he just tumbled over himself, smack onto his left forehead in our kitchen. He immediately began screaming and I sat him on the couch to check him out and assess the situation while Nathan gave him some yogurt snacks he loves. As soon as Nathan produced his "snack", the crying stopped and he started munching happily away. He acted completely normal and was cheerful even. He had a very exhausting day of fun with grandma and grandpa, so he'd been ready for bed already. I didn't want him to sleep immediately, so we gave him a bath and played with him and that's when I noticed his bump on his temple. It had a slight bruised look to it, but he was still acting very normal. I looked up head injuries and checked everything. He fell asleep around 9:30, so after 20 minutes of sleeping, I woke him up to check him again and he was very unhappy that mommy disturbed his sleep. But he was alert and didn't have any problems with "grogginess". And so daddy tucked him back into bed.

So that was Wesley's first bad tumble and he wasn't even walking. Gotta keep an eye on these munchkins. They are all over the place!

Walking

My baby boy is walking.
How the time flies.
Here he is 10 months and one week old.
And his smiles are a joy. :)

I was able to catch some footage of himself showing off. hehe
It is so much fun to behold.

I will post a video tonight!!
(with a more inspiring update, I'm sure...)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

samsung ramblings

i have a headache.
i wish i had something more for you.


but...
i have a headache.

and now i am going to bed.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Finally!!

The weather is changing!!! Finally!!!
I have 2 baby showers today. :) FOR GIRLS!!!

I love my boy, but I was excited to buy for little girls. :)

Time to go enjoy this crisp day in November!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Advent

Hey kids, remember that Advent Conspiracy I mentioned yesterday? Here's the promo video from the website www.adventconspiracy.org



check it out.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thanksgiving...Tis the Season

Mom and I went to little Rockport by the sea on Monday to look at some fun little places. We actually just stayed in one store the entire time. It was full of Christmas decor and little whimsical items. It was beautiful! I love pink Christmas trees. I am so old fashioned, I would never buy one, but I think they are so adorable. :) If we ever have a daughter, I think I will put a little pink Christmas tree in her room.

As for Wesley, I am making him a "travel" garland for over his window with lights and little airplanes and globes that dangle. I will post a picture of it when I'm done. As it is, I feel like I don't have the time to "craft" and paint. :) I wonder why? I just gotta squeeeeze it in. I'm excited about the Christmas art that will be hanging in Coffee Waves. :) I love Christmas.

In other news:

I officially have a "pre-toddler". Just this morning I was sitting at the kitchen table and I looked down and Wesley stood up and walked 4 steps to his toys and sat down. I screeeeeeeched "Wowww! Look at you Wesley!! Way to go! What a big boy, you are!" and he (very startled) just looked at me and smiled. I am teaching him sign language and I am under the impression that, to Wesley, the sign for "more" is also the same thing as clapping. So he is starting to clap when he wants more food. It's pretty cute. My baby is almost 10 months old! Wow!

I am just giddy with Holiday Spirit. It's rainy and yucky outside, but I am playing Christmas music (Shane & Shane's Glory in the Highest...you gotta get it! It's awesome!) and telling Wesley silly Christmas stories and I even bought him a Christmas present today.

Now our church is very supportive of the Advent Conspiracy and Nathan and I both agreed to not go nuts with presents for our little guy. So I bought him one little gift and maybe I'll fill his stocking with a few special things, but that's it. I want to teach Wesley about the celebration of the birth of our Saviour and that we should give to those in need all year long.

YES, I adore twinkle lights and candy canes and peppermint hot chocolate, and I want Wesley to love all those things too....but I want him to love to give and I want him to love to share.

It's funny, sometimes I still surprise myself, that I'm a mommy who has the responsibility of loving this child that the Lord has shared with me and teaching him all the things that he needs to know to live a life that honors God.

And I am still very excited to decorate our house with lights. :)

Oh, and I'm participating in an online ornament exchange, does anyone here in town want to have an ornament exchange? We can have a little get together at my house, girls only. :)

I have TWO baby showers on Saturday!! How fun is that? Both for little girls. I will post pictures from those later. :)

Ok that was a very random post. Time for lunch!

Monday, November 10, 2008

50D & Me :)

So I've decided to invest in this: Canon 50D. I am so excited about it. I was going to buy it yesterday, but the sale had ended and so I am just biding my time until a better deal comes along. It's the holidays and I know there is going to be at least ONE good sale on this baby soon.
I've been dreaming about this camera for the last 2 days since I decided to invest. It's pretty silly to put so much joy into something so material, but photography is my one passion outside of my faith and my family. Seeing life captured in little moments here and there is just such a precious gift to me. There are moments when I can stare at a photograph and just feel such peace. Like music, photographs can capture your heart and flood your mind with memories. It's very beautiful.
So with the holidays fast approaching, if any of you want some family photos done, let me know! I love this time of year. :) So magical.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Fire Breathing Dragon!

Well, it seems we have ourselves a new presidente. I have read so many articles, blogs, opinions, ideas, judgements, etc. on this matter that I'm now politically stunted. :) No, I'm proud to be an American, but I grow tired of trying to predict the outcome of the next four years and beyond. I will do my duty and support my leadership and pay my taxes and vacuum at least once a week so my allergies dont go nuts, but I won't get into any spiritual, moral, political debates. I'm just too tired for all that. :) I have been feeling under the weather still.

I do feel a surge of excitement about the fact that I am living during an historic time. I put my voting sticker and i.d. tag in wesley's baby book along with headlines and my thoughts on it all, but that's about it. Wesley was born during a difficult time in our country, but I like to think he was born for such a time as this and that with mine and Nathan's guidance, maybe he too can change the world. Is that too cheesy a thought to have? I don't think so. Our children are the future of this nation and I long to teach them integrity and how to honor our great God who supports us with life.
On another note, I finally uploaded pictures of the Wes Man in his Dragon costume. :) I know you must be so thrilled. ha! But I have been sick, you see, so I'm a little behind on the upkeep of my photos. Ohhhh well. You can see ALL the pictures on my facebook or myspace!
Is anyone as excited about Christmas lights as I am?



Saturday, November 01, 2008

November Musings

Well I'm not feeling my best. :( I have a harsh cough and drainage down my back. My nurse Jamie gave me some meds so we'll see how I feel after that. Jamie also happens to be a pretty good nanny :) and has taken Wesley shopping this afternoon while I rest. (is this resting?)

We had a fun first Halloween with our little guy. (even though I was feeling ick) We dressed him up as a little dragon and took him to see his great-gram at her house and had some pie and she showered him with beautiful little books to add to his library. Books are truly my delight and I pray that it is something that he comes to love. It's okay if he doesn't, for not all little ones truly enjoy the magic within books, but maybe he will appreciate it. Who knows. :) Right now he just chews on them and laughs at my impressions.

We stopped by and saw Wesley's Aunt Patricia too and then we mosied on over to my parents and showed off our little dragon. I'll have to post some video of him crawling around in it, with the tail sticking up, it is just too cute.

I'll post pictures later, time to lay down. Happy November, dear friends!