Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
I left his book fair with about 5 books in hand, a clip-on pen and a 3-way highlighter that smells. Trust me, I had to put some books and other miscellaneous items away because the cost was just adding up too quickly.
Their fair held games and activities for the kids. Little A played this floating duck game and won the "Grand Prize"--a poster. He picked out a Cardinals football poster with a Cardinals player that I know absolutely nothing about. I can't even remember his name right now either. But I guess anything was better than the posters that I saw some of the kids leaving with......a puppy with a pearl necklace, a horse galloping in the fields, a car....blah.
The best part about these school gathering is the fact that I get to chat with some of my favorite moms there. Nothing beats a few minutes of girl time while your kids are running around and playing games. It was great! I look forward to more of these fairs.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
He had to present a board full of 12 facts that he found out about his state. He dressed up as Paul Revere and he even brought in Boston Cream Pie donuts for his class. It was a big hit....but isn't having food around, always a hit?
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Seven years ago, I experienced the greatest memory of my life....giving birth to my first child.
It was a long labor.
A difficult one.
And from the moment I saw him, I was instantly in love. I can hear his first cry right now...loud and high-pitched. His arms and legs shivering because he was taken from his warm "home." I held him tightly in my arms and cried. He was beautiful and everything I could have ever wanted. I had hoped that time would freeze for me, and in some ways it felt like that. The doctor was stitching me up, my mom was taking pictures, Big A was shedding tears and making phone calls.....and there I was, in bed with my baby.
Time has certainly flown by. I hate writing that, but it's true.
He's in 1st grade now.
He writes on his own, draws up his own characters, reads and plays in sports. He has friends....several of them who just adore him. He eats some interesting foods, and dives into veggies at every chance he gets--raw ones at that.
He's goofy, and is always trying to make everyone else around him, laugh.
He is the sweetest boy I have ever met. He has the biggest heart and believes that everyone in the world should be his friend.
I love him dearly.
He's my baby.
He's my boy.
And he turned 7 today.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
and on a day like the one above where i just happened to not have a client to photograph the cotton was in full bloom
enter my son who wanted to go into the field
he posed for me