April 29, 2013

a quick trip...

we made a quick trip to dallas this past weekend--these trips are never long enough.  we never get to spend enough time with the people we see and we only have enough time to see a handful of people.  i'm ready to go back and spend a week there!  
he's still a fan of the page's pool

i always have these grandiose plans of capturing all the details of our trip/life on camera, but i always seem to fail. 

moments i wish i could have captured:

the ridiculous number of tumble weeds and dust devils that joined us on our drive
t pushing mc in the swing
baby jax's blue eyes and sweet smile
the perfect little touches to baby bowen wright's nursery
taco pizza--yep, as good as it sounds! picasso's people!
the giant stuffed giraffe that mclain fell in love with
a baby bump pic of baby girl and baby bowen wright
how lush and green dallas is--i'm talking tropical rain forest compared to lubbock 

happy monday y'all! hope it's a great week!

hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, bg, m, b, b, t, b, m, bc and t

p.s. what are your secrets to not forgetting to grab your camera and capturing it all? since all my pics are taken with my phone, do i need a phone strap? like most people have a strap for their cameras.  i'd wear my phone around my neck if that would help.

April 22, 2013

dinner at the white house

not at the white house....at our house. see what i did there? ;)
we usually work on our eyebrow raise at the dinner table...sometimes he's up for it, most times he's got other things on his mind--like eating.
(you might want to turn it up, the volume on my phone is broken. :/ womp.)
doesn't that look appetizing? who's ready to join us for a fine dining experience?

happy monday!!!

hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, bg, b, b, t, m, m, b, bc and t

April 18, 2013

24 weeks....

24 weeks....
  • baby girl does not have a name....and probably won't until i see her face.
  • baby girl is a night owl...she is movin' and groovin' to her own tune just as i am getting ready for bed.
  • baby girl thinks we should change the name of our blog.
  • baby girl has quite the leggings collection already. as well as quite the shoe collection courtesy of her pops...surprise. surprise.
  • baby girl has been hinting at a new ride for her and mc. seen here :)

seriously!?! she has more shoes than leggings!?! another point for pops :/
hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, bg, m, t, b, b, b, m, bc and t
p.s. 6 more weeks until i'm a stay-at-home mama!!!!

April 16, 2013

a snippet of our weekend...

saturday morning, i had the opportunity to hang out on a nearby farm. it is my dream to one day own a (very small scale) farm, even though i have a healthy fear for large livestock. and by "healthy fear", i actually mean "they terrify the begeezus out of me".
for lunch, we met up with some of our favorite people at one of our favorite eateries.
***lunch with littles is so very different than lunch without littles....one of my profound acknowledgements after becoming a mom.

^^^this face is becoming one of his favorites :/
pops put mclain's swing up...and mclain seems to be very satisfied with the results :)
^^^also, buddy (the turtle) seems to be enjoying himself as well.
hope y'all had a great weekend!
hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, bg, t, m, b, b, b, m, bc and t

April 12, 2013

the happenings of our life...

the happenings of our life according to my camera (iphone camera that is)....
hope you have the best weekend! filled with lots of sunshine and fellowship!
hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, bg, b, m, t, b, b, m, bc and t

April 10, 2013

"your hair is sooo long."

"your hair is so long." when someone says this to me, i have no idea how to respond. are they complimenting my self-discipline in not chopping off my hair? or the effectiveness of my prenatal vitamins? or are they noticing the terrible split-ends and subtly hinting that i need a hair cut? i'll be the first to admit that for having long hair, i desperately need to take better care of of my hair. it had been 9 months since i last got a haircut. now that i no longer color my hair, the only reminder i have that i'm in need of haircut are those dreadful split-ends and the anxiety i get when someone tells me my hair is getting so long.  i will often notice my split-ends while sitting at my desk, hard at work. and i think, these office scissors will do the trick. i know, i'm only fooling myself. yesterday, i finally did myself a favor and got a $12 haircut at great clips....not my first choice, but girl's on a budget. i also made a mid-april resolution to get my hair trimmed every 8 weeks, i even put it on my google calender to remind myself. then, i talked myself into purchasing some quality hair products at tj maxx (i can justify anything if purchased at tj maxx). i figure, if i'm not spending money on hair color and getting the cheapest haircut possible, the least i can do is invest in some quality hair care. so to the 3 of you reading this, i'm asking that you keep me accountable in my mid-april resolution. please and thank you!

^^^thanks to hollyhocks for my head scarf-thingy. i got it for 75% off last week and didn't think i'd get to wear it so soon :)

hugs and kisses~s.

p.s. how would emily post respond to "your hair is so long."? she probably never had split-ends.

April 8, 2013

eight on 8

eight new fun facts about mclain

1. he is obsessed with any fan/light combo....i mean "obsessed".  the first thing he does when i walk in his room every morning is point to his ceiling fan. and he doesn't understand why a ceiling fan would ever be turned off.

2. yesterday, he insisted i share my grapefruit with him...what one year old likes grapefruit?

3. he has become quite the copycat.  he likes to brush his own hair. wipe down the table after he's done eating and the hardest thing for him to mimic is the eyebrow raise.  he can't quite grasp it, but it's the cutest thing to see him try.

4.  he loves to be chased. "i'm going to get you." is music to his ears.

5. he loves to share his food with bianca. a lot of times it's just him teasing her, but she doesn't seem to mind.

6. he loves to talk. i may not understand his jibberish, but i know that what he's telling me is very important.  i look forward to understanding our indepth conversations when he's older.

7. this morning, he took out all of my nail polish and then proceeded to stand them upright and place them in a straight line.

8. eight more weeks until summer! eight more weeks until i'm a stay-at-home mom! eight more weeks!

hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, bg, t, m, b, b, b, m, bc and t

April 4, 2013

baseball is hilarious....didn't you know?

in honor of opening day at the ballpark at rangers stadium....
(you should probably turn the volume waaaay up)
isn't his laugh the best?
happy friday! have a great weekend!
hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, bg, m, b, b, t, m, b, bc and t
go rangers!!!

April 2, 2013

it's a.....

it's a.....

i had these grand plans of a cooperative photoshoot. mclain would hold blue balloons and pink balloons and depending on the news we heard, we'd post the appropriate pictures.  unfortunately, mclain was more interested in watching the balloons fly away than posing for any pictures.

so, without all the hubbub, we're having a.....

and her pops has already made her shirts....

isn't she beautiful?
hugs and kisses~m, s, mc, b, b, t, m, m, b, bc and t

p.s. the fun 'it's a girl' sign was a gift from nonny