Sunday, September 27, 2009

"I want that..."

I don't quite know what it is, but I love cowboy stuff. From hats, boots, art, music, and movies...I love it all.

This is my recent find. Old Gringo vintage cowboy boots. Retail price: only $499.99...A girl can dream, right???



Monday, September 21, 2009

A much needed cut

Oh Oliver. He has the funniest hair that I like to blame Luke for. It seriously stands straight up making his head look even bigger. We have been testing out the growth of his hair to see if it will get any better, but no, it hasn't gotten better...infact, it looks worse the longer it gets. So, we made the decision to shave it all off...

BEFORE
He's so happy to be in his bumbo, ready for a haircut.

DURING
The happiness has worn off and now he's just sitting still wondering what that buzzing and vibrating is.

AFTER

Olivers happy to be done, Luke's happy that he doesn't have to take any more pictures, and I'm happy that my boy looks so good with his buzzed head.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The past 12 months

On Saturday we celebrated Oliver's first birthday. I kept saying to myself, "I can't believe it has already been a year" or things like "I year ago I was..." and I'd go talking about what life was like a year ago. Oliver has been so much fun to have in our lives. He has taught me more about myself then I think I ever knew. He has strengthened me and mostly, has made me see life in a whole new perspective. I feel so blessed and honored to have him as my boy.

Here is a look back on the past year...


SEPTEMBER

Minutes old. Weighing in at 6 pounds 2 ounces. Can you believe he was once that small???


OCTOBER
First photo shoot


NOVEMBER

Getting chubbier



DECEMBER

Oliver in his blessing outfit.


JANUARY

All bundled up for the cold weather. Gotta love his chubby face!



FEBRUARY

Having fun playing on his own.



MARCH
Loving bath time.



APRIL
Showing off his teeth. Cutest little teeth I've ever seen.


MAY
Eating puff puffs...one of his favorite things.


JUNE
Loving the sun.


JULY

Having fun playing in the grass.



AUGUST
So happy to be camping



SEPTEMBER

Happy Birthday Oliver. We can't express enough how much we love you and all the joy, happiness, love and all good things that you have brought into our lives.


AND THIS IS HOW WE CELEBRATED...

We had a cowboy themed party with about 18 little kids running around. We had some pizza, a horse pinata, Funny hats and sherrif badges, a cowboy boot rainbow chip cake, ugly singing, loads of presents and a great time. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us. Oliver is sure lucky to have all of you in his life.

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Well, he didn't like our singing, maybe next year???

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Please do not feed me...

Cottage Cheese!

There isn't much that this boy doesn't eat, so when I fed him cottage cheese and he nearly threw up, I was a little surprised.




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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pool party baby...It was a cool party...cool pool party!

I love my YW group! They are so much fun to hang out with. Sometimes I feel like I'm a YW myself, when I'm with these girls. Last night we had a pool party to say goodbye to our old leaders and to welcome our new ones.


We played water volleyball.


Watched the "sunset".


Took loads of pictures. (Kristin is always up to doing this with me)


Had some killer jumps!

Tried to learn how to make a kissy face...I failed miserably!

I realized yesterday at this party how much I love my calling and how much every single person that I have served with and get to serve has impacted my life. Thanks gals! It was a great night!