Monday, October 13, 2008

Young Garrison.

Or as I call him - the Wee Gee lol. I am very , very late in making these introductions and my apologies to Deb of Land of Nod Studios for taking so long - but a big THANK YOU gifting me with this handsome little guy!
This is Garrison - Deb makes these guys and I was lucky enough to get one of my very own not long ago. My pictures just don't do him justice. Deb is a talented artist and there isn't a detail she overlooks - he's beautifully made , his ears are scruffy, his little eyes bright and inquisitive - and he's jointed too. Every stitch is perfect. I could never DO this Deb , and I'll treasure him always - thank you so much for sending me sweet G., and I think of you with a smile every time I see him. He sits at my computer with Sara and keeps me company every day.
Deb also makes great soldered pieces - she found an awesome lot of old bottles and has been making them for her Etsy shop non-stop. Stop by and take a look!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Baby steps

do you ever wonder how they grow so fast?

How do you get from this:

to this:

and from this:

to this:

The top photo features mine in the middle , and brothers Jordan (left) and Tyler (right) at a ballgame this summer.

I've been going through my digital's today and trying to organize them into some semblance of order - so far I've alphabetized from Ballgame's to Zoo. I've been doing this for hours now - I had no intention of anything of the sort when I got up this morning , but here I sit lol. In my jammies. It's now almost time for B. to get home from school and I haven't moved since he left, unless it was to grab another cup of coffee! (I'll get dressed soon and try to fake him out I think).

Anyway - multiple mama moments this morning. He was so tiny when we brought him home , just an itty-bitty baby -

and now he's destroying my home (w/lots of help from his friends) playing Rock Band and refining his cool:

And then there's me. There are very few pictures of me left , and I'll tell you why. Ahem. Here's a photo of me prior to child:

Now it's not a great shot - my eye's are almost always shut due to some fool's idea of that red-eye thing and it makes me blink - but I do have makeup on , and plus it's the only one I can find from pre-baby days right now lol.

All current pictures look like this:

This was taken at the crack of 5AM Christmas morning. Sadly , it's also the BEST one taken at the crack of 5AM Christmas morning. Christmas Eve was a lot of fun , but Christmas morning was a little rough . Brady took another one about an inch and a half from my face - all you could see was one dark circle and my pores. I have many more of me , taken by my husband who just doesn't seem to care what I look like EVER. I liked this one because Brady looks freshly hatched lol. It's the hair.

Uh-oh. Husband and son are both home - and I'm still in the jammies. Gotta go!