Thursday, October 30, 2008

Backyard fun

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I have been wanting to learn how to do these photo collages on Picasa and I thought some pictures of Landon in the "backyard" would be fun to use. After downloading Picasa 3 we had some fun. From the collage you can see that trying to get a photo with a six month old with you and he both in it is not so easy. (Oh, and ignore my lack of eye makeup:) If you want to see the pictures larger just click on the collage.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Picture tag

So my friend Alissa tagged me and for this tag you are suppose to go to your picture files and select the fourth folder and then the fourth photo inside it. Well my fourth folder was of a wedding I did so I didn't want to use their pictures as they were a client, so I skipped to the fifth folder. And low and behold it was my graduation picture taken when I graduated from BYU-Idaho. (Man, I miss my longer, blonder hair!) It's kind of ironic because I keep meaning to print this photo out so I can put it in the nice frame my mother got me when I graduated. So now I remembered, thanks Alissa. As part of the tag, you are suppose to tag four people, but I've noticed a lot of people have done this on their blog already so I'm just going to say, If you want to fine, if you don't that's fine too.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Day in the grass

I took Landon to the park and let him enjoy some time on the grass. Of course, I put him on a blanket because if he takes after his mother he would be allergic to the grass, and not to mention the bugs. He really enjoyed crawling around and smiling for me, until he found the grass. He even tried to put it in his mouth a couple times. I love the last photo because it shows him starting to drift off to sleep, being one with nature:).

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tagged, four things...

I was tagged by my friend Michelle. This was a fun one.
4 Random Things I Love About My Husband
1. He always helps me when I ask (I just have to remember to ask)
2. He loves to cook and most importantly doesn't mind that I don't.
3. He is so loveable and hugable.
4. He is an excellent father and loves to play with Landon.
4 Jobs I've Had
1. The Standard Journal
2. Basic American potato factory (ugh.)
3. Gorman's IGA
4. Oh, yeah. Stay at home mom.
4 Movies I liked but never watched more than Once
1. We are Marshall
2. Runaway Jury
3. Sense and Sensability
4. Count of Monte Cristo
4 TV Shows I Watch
1. Grey's Anatomy
2. House Hunters
4. Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (with Ben).
4 Places I've Been
1. San Diego
2. Las Vegas
3. Jackson Hole, Wyo.
4. Harrisburg, PA
4 of My Favorite Foods
1. yogurt
2. swedish pancakes (made by mom)
3. cabbage casserole
4. and yes, pie!
4 Places I Would Like to Visit
1. New Zealand
2. Italy
3. New England
4. Nova Scotia
4 Things I Look Forward to in This Coming Year
1. Ben completing his first year of graduate school.
2. Landon taking his first steps.
3. Visiting family at Christmas
4. Seeing how my three younger siblings do this year at college.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Six months old!

Landon is six months old.

Height: 27 inches.... 75%
Weight: 17.7 lbs.... 50%

Aunt Lindsie was here to celebrate with him. He got to look at the ice cream cake, reach for it and drool on it, but he didn't get to eat it. (I know, we're so cruel, but he did get his yummy squash)
I can't believe that my baby is already six months old.
Here are a list of some of the cute things he does now:
* constantly rotates his ankles in circles
* almost crawls. He gets his legs going, but can't quite get his arms to move too.
* sleeps through the night (I only have to get up a few times to pat his back and put his binki back in for him to calm down back into a sweet slumber.)
* mumbles a few baby sounds (one of which sounds like mum, mum.)
* holds his own bottle when lying down
* and of course, give the cutest smiles ever

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A visit from family

Ben's family came to visit us in Murfreesboro, and we also went to North Carolina to see Ben's grandparents. Aunt Lindsie came at the end of the trip to spend a few days with us.

Big boy bath

All by himself. He was a bit unsure, but he figured it out.
A little help from mom and he was clean from head to toe.

And here he is a snug as a bug, make that frog, in his towel made by my friend Emily.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Landon Laughing

His first laughs caught on camera....

Landon has been laughing for a month or more, but everytime we crack out the video camera he stops. So this is his first documented laughing, and the funny thing is he is laughing at his Grandma Davis coughing. Since it got him to laugh, she obliged us by continuing to cough until we filmed him. Thanks, Grandma.

Monday, October 6, 2008

This one's for Lindsie

Aunt Lindsie bought this cute outfit for Landon when he was just born, and now he fits it. I had to take pictures to show how grown up he looks in these "big boy" clothes. And his little sandles only added to his maturity since he usually just wears socks or goes barefoot.
The little guy strikes a pose, "Yeah, that's right. I am all that and a bag a chips." The kid cracks me up. It's Ben and my favorite pose of all his "fashion" shots we took.
All that posing made the little guy zonk right out. What an angel. Thanks Lindsie for the cute clothes.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy Birthday, Ben!!!

My wonderful, amazing, sweet, husband has now caught up to me in age. He turned 25 today, welcome to the club. Happy birthday, sweetheart, and don't worry just because you are now a quarter of a century old, you're young in my eyes.(You'd better say the same about me:) The best thing about being 25 is now Ben can rent a car and we have lower car insurance! He is truly an adult. For his birthday we went out to eat at Red Lobster Friday night where we had the all you can eat shrimp. Thank's grandma and grandpa Kjar for the gift card. And Saturday morning Ben had one of his most favorite foods his mother makes, an egg and ham casserole. (Bonnie, thanks for sending the recipe to me and walking me through the preparation steps.) And then he opened his presents. Unfortunately being in graduate school he was a little too busy to spend the whole day celebrating, but he enjoyed his birthday "moment."
Oh, and no, we didn't have cake, but he did get his own pint of caramel and chocolate Dove ice cream. I only stole a few bites:)

My two good looking men celebrating Ben's birthday in style at Red Lobster.
Eating the "All you can eat shrimp." It was yummy, yummy.

Landon, a.k.a. Bubba, offered to get the check, although he doesn't exactly look thrilled about it.
And here is Ben on his birthday preparing to eat his wife's attempt at his mother's recipe. (It turned out pretty good).