Tuesday, February 1

round these parts

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do you know my second born? his name is foster but, we like to call him baby dinosaur, baby dino, or steggy. or even, kong. as in king. he growls, plows, and chucks stuff. it's pretty much his claim to fame. he likes to spastically fail his arms at whatever is in front of him. toys, food, people…watch yourselves. his current fetish is climbing up on the train table and throwing his body off. mind you, he cannot stand on his own. i usually catch him in time. however, this was not the case last night.

something along the lines of this

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resulted in this.

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and that was immediately after. you should see the bruiser now.
i have a feeling i may be seeing this child with a black eye very often.

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on a more cheerful note, he loves to cruise around the place. and in the past few days has learned to turn the walker on his own. can i get a hallelujah?

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fost and mama before the incident.

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this weekend my hubby went away to a men's retreat with eighty other men. i am excited to see how the Lord will work in his life through this study. right now he is still sore from sledding down the hill on a toboggan with five other men at 2AM. we headed to my grandma's for the day while he was gone, and my boys got to love on their great grandma. i'm thankful for this special relationship that they get to have. i never got to know any of my great grandparents and i count this a great blessing that they have her in their life.

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we have been making hearts of all sizes. and having lots'o bedhead.

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my boys love to roll around in lanundry, or in brody's words climb the mountain.
at least someone's having fun with it.

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would you look at what my girlfriend brought me yesterday? you're too good to me, jess.
i may have drank a cup as soon as you walked out the door.

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here is the nail polish that some of you asked about. big props for noticing my chipped thumbnail! after i got my pedicure i was on the prowl for sparkles and this was the big $2.99 target purchase to satisfy my craving.
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and here is a little exciting announcement: all through february i am going to be featuring love stories from some of my favorite bloggers. february is the love month after all, isn't it?

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i'll close things out with some sweet morning light in my room. illuminated icicles, if you will. and, now, excuse me, i am off to watch 2 and a half feet of snow fall on us today.

30 comments:

  1. My son has been doing the same, climb climb climb and he always thinks there is someone there to catch him {which there is}. Hes crazy, runs, jumps on the couch and doesnt realize that if I werent there he could totally crack his head open!

    I didnt know that Starbucks had the actual powder to make your own salted caramel hot chocolate...Im going to have to pick some up! Im in love <3

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  2. awww...poor foster...he is a crazy boy!!! I have one of those too. Maybe its a little brother thing, always trying to keep up with the big bro!

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  3. my list for you today.
    -Charlie is king of clumsy and crazy. i have taken it with grace, though my heart still skips a beat when i hear those thuds. hope his little battle scar heals quickly.
    -what is it with these boys and laundry. we had a a romp on the mountain this morning.
    -stay warm. high of 70 for us. what?!

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  4. A boy through & through. Poor little man, that doesn't look like it feels good!
    OMG.. I did NOT know that you could buy that powder from Starbucks. Need some. Like, now!
    I love the pics of the kids w/your gma, that's the greatest! My kids even have a great great gma.. but she's not all "here", she's 102!
    Enjoy the snow.. I'm jealous!

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  5. oh I can't wait to read the love stories! I LOVE love :)
    Also our younger son Rylan is a bruiser too. He always has a bruise of some sort on his face ALWAYS. makes them tougher...or at least that is what I keep telling myself to make me feel better haha!!

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  6. Thank God for giving us angels to watch out for our children when we can't! I'm glad your little guy didn't get hurt worse! And how fun to read love stories! Can't wait.

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  7. I am so jealous of the cocoa!

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  8. Holy cute you and your fam are adorable! Great blog, thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. ah, that window picture! beautiful!

    aww, the poor little dear. boys are so adventurous!! jumping, falling, climbing...oh boy.

    i love that your friend got you that hot chocolate, and the sweet pictures of grandma with the boys! sweetness!

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  10. Your boys are too adorable. Digging both of their hairstyles!

    We're meeting up with friends from B Spa at the Sunset Cafe this weekend - I first noticed it on your blog but they know & love it - so excited to see the orange walls / purple ceilings in person!!

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  11. what? why don't i have that cocoa? i will NEED it to sip while i weep over the love stories you'll be posting. can't wait!!

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  12. boys are something else, aren't they. and ok, working on my story. i keep changing it. i think i'm just going to pull the one from my blog. do you care?

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  13. so i'm at work and being bad, reading your blog, friend :) my very favorite part is brody in the knit cap... he's so stinkin cute... and he's becoming such a little boy (as opposed to a boy toddler... but you know what i mean!) :)

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  14. How cute is your little guy?! Jack is a chucker, too, but thankfully he hasn't started chucking himself...yet...what is it with boys?

    fav pic of the day (or two):
    painting hearts and morning light :)

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  15. love that nose kiss photo!! so sweet.

    and the those icicles in sun...they are amazing and little scary all at the same time. stay warm friend.

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  16. Adorable pictures! What a cute family.

    Annnd you are really freaking pretty. Like, ridiciulously-not-fair pretty.

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  17. do give a review on the hot coco... i thought about trying it the other day but went with the usual:)

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  18. It's not nice of you to post a pic of that cocoa at a time when we'll be snowed in for a few days and I can't just go out and get me some.

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  19. oooo foster is gonna be a heart melter!!! and you are so darn pretty :) seriously.

    nearest starbucks is 50 minutes away :( guess i should get the hot cocoa so i have some on hand, ey?! :)

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  20. Looks like your staying warm and enjoying the winter. Your little guys are so cute!

    And thank you for your sweet comment. It will be nice to catch up one of these days... Until then - still enjoying your lovely blog!

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  21. Aw...poor little guy! He's a tough one! Loved this post friend & goodness gracious I need to get me some of that Starbucks stuff. Looks amazing. Loving the last picture. Snowing here like crazy too- thinking of you! xo P.S. The pic of you and Fost is too cute. You rock that lipstick girlfriend- you rock it.

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  22. That is my absolute favorite hot chocolate!! Would be really good right about now.

    We call our baby girl Bruiser because she's a little bit rough-and-tumble, but nowhere near your little man!

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  23. you'd really come to kansas if i did a craft retreat? my house is little. i have green linoleum in the kitchen, and only 1 bathroom. but i still kinda really TOTALLY want to do it. do you need a year's notice, or just a few months? (just thinking...)

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  24. foster is an amazing name, I love it...these photos are all so cute :)

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  25. D-
    I Love your blog...just saying:)!! We were in Youth Group a Temple together a long time ago...So glad to see you doing so well:)!!

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  26. hiiiiiiiiii. i will be on a hunt to find the salted chocolate today. i have told anyone and everyone about it. you have really started something. maybe good, maybe bad. i'll let you know.

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  27. A.) Sorry about "the incident"
    B.) You're gorgeous. For realsies!
    C.) That hot chocolate is the best!!

    xo,
    Heather

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  28. Awww so sorry your little one fell! I LOVE your pictures. You are so pretty! I need to go get some of that nail polish. Purple and sparkly are two of my favs. Try to stay warm in all that snow!

    I'm your newest follower!

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  29. Awww poor little guy! Hate it when they hurt themselves. Such a cutie! I loVe the picture of you two. So sweet!

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  30. you have such and adorable little family!

    so glad i found your blog :) love it!

    blessings!

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