Monday, March 28

scenes from the weekend

this weekend was all about love.

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my loves.

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my man has had some changes take place at work which mean that he is actually home with us a few saturdays a month. can i tell you how good that feels? can i tell you how blessed i feel? sundays are always full with church in the morning and family dinners at night. i wouldn't change one thing about sunday. it is my favorite day of the week, after all. but, saturday… who knew you were so sweet? a day where we can bring the boys in to jump in our bed first thing. where we laugh at our morning breath and at the things brody comes up with. a day where we take pictures, take time, wrestle, make our own pizzas for dinner, and just love.

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and maybe even pop into a museum.

one with a carousel, of course.

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at the museum during story time, the "story teller" kept saying that mama seagulls throw up in their babies' mouths. and asked do any of your moms throw up in your mouths? to the kids.

i almost wet myself.
i think caleb did wet himself.

i'm kidding.

but she wasn't.

could you have used a different term for that, lady? brody already likes to play the i'll bring a bucket over to you and you pretend to barf in it game with everyone. we don't need to make it any worse.

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a couple other random things happened as well.

my mom and i attempted to grocery shop with both boys on friday. i think it was friday at least. foster refused to eat all day so when we got the grocery store he downed a nutrigrain bar, cookie from the bakery, and a whole bag of veggie chips. while eating those same veggie chips, brody legit choked TWICE in the middle of the grocery store. like face-turning-red-stick-my-finger-down-his-throat choke. i love when things like that happen in public and people stare in shock, and maybe a little disgust, too? choking party at hannaford. all are invited.

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three people referred to brody as she. but that's nothing new.

and two people in jcpenney told me i should really get a cart to push my massive sixteen month old in. i know, people. did you think i was carrying him around for fun? he would be in cart if he would stop screaming at the top of his lungs and failing himself out of it every time i sat him down. but, thank you for your push your baby in a cart advice. don't worry, i didn't say that to them. the Holy Spirit worked in me, i smiled and said thank you.

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one more thing.

guess who took their first steps this weekend?

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PTL for camera phones.

38 comments:

  1. looks like an amazing weekend :) you and your family are gorgeous!

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  2. we really just relished in each other as a family this weekend, too. we are always busy rushing around and we just needed to STOP.
    you are beautiful and always have on lovely lipstick. i like it. :-)
    go fost on walking!

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  3. i am one of your newest followers and i just LOVE this post. thank you for sharing your weekend and family with us :) it looks like fun was had by all!! lets hope you guys have a fabulous week as well, take care!

    katie

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  4. i love the pics of the nys museum :) and i love the shot of foster taking his first steps :) so many working moms miss those precious moments, i'm so happy for you that you get to be front and center for those extra special moments :)

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  5. aw man, the cuteness! i can hardly stand it.

    oh boy. it's been SOOO long since my siblings have choked. i remember doing the hook-finger a couple times....heh. not fun memories.

    ....um. throwing up in the babies mouth? children don't need that term on their imaginative little minds! hahaha!

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  6. Hooray for first steps!
    lovely weekend, y'all are so cute!!
    xo

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  7. maybe you won't get that PT talk at the doctors after all:)

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  8. Good Lord at your hair. You could hide another kid in there ;) guess who is eating table food? Me! No, as you predicted, jack. And we proceeded to be "that" family last night at dinner. Oh well.

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  9. Family time is priceless!! What a great weekend. And congratulations to your little walker! Way to go, baby boy!!

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  10. What a fun weekend! And first steps? Simply awesome:)
    XO,
    Sarah

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  11. Girl, I've still got to carry my 2 yr old around. Why do they hate the cart so freaking much?! I love all the drama that goes on with your two little boys and I like that you share it.

    Ps: so glad you get to enjoy the beauty of a Saturday!!! Huge blessing for sure.

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  12. YAY for a wonderful Saturday! & YAY for your sweet little man walking!

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  13. Sounds like a fun weekend, choking and all!!! :) My nephew refuses his stroller or anything where he has to sit - he always has to be held!

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  14. My beautiful daughter was bald until she was 2! People always told me I had a cute son, even when she was wearing pink! I usually just smile and tell someone their baby or their child is really cute so I don't make a mistake!

    Good for you for holding your tongue. I was in a craft store once with my very colicky screaming baby in a front carrier. I was in line trying to check out and get out of there when the woman in front of me turned around and sneered, "What's wrong with that baby?" I got tears in my eyes and told her I didn't know, that he cried and screamed all day and we had no clue why. It was awful. Now I am WAY more sensitive to parents with crying children, etc. Once you've been there, done that, you are more compassionate! Hope you have an awesome week.

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  15. What a fun weekend! Love all you cute pictures and yay for your little walker!

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  16. great pics and i love the one of you in the last post too! pretty girl!

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  17. Fun times and such cute little ones!

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  18. first steps!!! hooray for the peanut! they do get big...

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  19. Your weekend looked glorious!!! and you look, stunning as usual!
    Glad I'm not the only one who has to choose to walk in the Spirit towards over opinionated people, its hard not to snap back sometimes. YAY for walking!!!

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  20. I LOVE the last picture. Foster looks like he's about to break it DOWN.

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  21. me and scotty are both really sick and we just wanted to go for a drive yesterday to get out of the house. so we went to a starbucks drive thru and ordered salted hot chocolates. no salt. they said it was seasonal. we were devastated. so we went thru 2 other drive thrus. same thing. no salt. one guy said, "there's a wendy's across the street. they might have salt you can pour into it." really? anyway, my heart is deeply saddened by this news.

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  22. what a great weekend! that pizza looks heavenly :) yum.

    yeah for first steps big boy!!!

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  23. family saturdays are the best. yay for his schedule change.
    i was so looking forward to spending sat with my boys and hubby but he got called into work... grrr

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  24. what an eventful weekend! so much fun! that pizza looks so good it's almost enough to convert me back away from veganism ; ) almost.

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  25. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! you are amazing to be able to capture it all...what fun!! the throwing up in the mouth question really made me laugh; i've been there with the child choking in the store (fun!!) and advice from people in JCP? ugh! nice job keeping your cool, mama! :)
    and first steps? wow!
    p.s. nys museum is the best!!

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  26. amen for walking in the Spirit! what is wrong with people?! lol

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  27. such an adorable family! aw!!

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  28. Your weekend pictures are awesome! Sounds like a lot of fun ;) Your little boy first steps.. Priceless!
    Have a great week!

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  29. go foster go! he'll be running in no time, you just watch. :)

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  30. holy... NYS museum looks pretty burly and lumberjack like.
    ha!
    we're headed to our 'local' museum tomorrow too.
    spring break... hope we're not headed into crazaaaayness with the nerdy kids on holidays! ;)

    ooooh... those first steps are way too precious!
    love that you got 'em on camera! smooches to foster!

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  31. seriously, I'm so thankful for my camera phone too! yay for walking!

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  32. Dude you family have the adorable factor on lockdown. Sink picture, frame it ASAP.

    xoxo

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  33. Pizza...awesome...weekend fun...awesome...first steps...awesome...throw-up quote...AWESOME and will now be stuck in my head the rest of the afternoon!

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  34. what a fun post.
    :)

    once annie threw up in the shoe isle at walmart.
    and i scrambled and didnt' know what to do....so i reached out and....
    caught it in my hands!
    UGH.
    that was the wrong choice.

    public places are not fun for crazy behavior.

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  35. i LOVE your blog! i've been reading for a while, but thought it was time to stop creeping and show my face! can't wait to read more!

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  36. Can I just say how happy I am that your 16 month old is just now thinking about walking?!?! My 15 month old screams when I try to make him walk! Here's to hoping he decides to like it soon!

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  37. I love the NYS Museum. We had some of our wedding pictures taken there just over 6 months ago (time flies!!) at the carousel.
    http://kerryandscott.blogspot.com/2010/12/couple-wedding-pictures.html <- check out the first picture!

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