Monday, July 27, 2009

July Birthdays

We recently attended a couple of birthday parties. Let's just say they were very similar, yet very different.

Here are the stars of the 1st party.

And the stars of the 2nd party.

These were the activities at the 1st party.

And the activities at the 2nd party.

I'd say this is a clear representation of how birthday parties change over the years! Hmm...I can't decide at which age the parties are more enjoyable?!? I'd say that the stars of each party enjoyed themselves equally :-) BUT I can also say that the adult birthday guy and gal were not feeling as well as the kids were the day after their party.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

"Mom! Take a picture of me!"

A rare moment in which the child is asking me to take a picture of him rather than me working my butt off to get a halfway decent picture of him :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

County Fair

The word of the evening being whispered under Bo's breath was "Wow..."

He was impressed with the bullriders skills of being knocked off the bull and then running for their lives.

I was impressed when he jumped right into the petting zoo and started tenderly picking up baby animals left and right. His tongue out shows just how engrossed he was when his daddy set each new animal in his hands.

His tongue out in this photo shows just how unimpressed he was with our decision not to let him climb through the fence to pet these much bigger animals.

But he cheered right back up when we offered to let him ride this minituare pony.

And I'd have to say that by the time we made it to the rides,

the kid was in Heaven.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Let the Countdown Begin

I'm so glad July is here! I'd be even happier if I could say August is here...but I'll settle for July for now. These past few weeks have sped by. Our month of July is full of activities so hopefully it will follow suit with June. Sleepless nights have made me start counting the days until this babe's due date. I remember having problems sleeping when I was preggers with Bo, but that was more like I'd wake at 4 am and not be able to get back to sleep. This time around I'm waking at 1 or 2 am. My rule is to lie there for about an hour and try to get back to sleep, but I usually feel even more awake by the end of that hour. Then I'll get up and watch my DVR'd shows such as Tori and Dean, or Denise Richards: Its Complicated. I usually eat a bowl of cereal at this time too...hence the advice my sis gave me to get back to sleep easier. After about 2-3 hours of tossing and turning, watching tv, and eating cereal, I'll head back to bed around 5 or 6 am and sleep until Bo wakes up - which has been no earlier than 9:30 lately - thank goodness. I'm SO glad I'm not working right now! I'm always a sluggish crab all day after one of these sleepless nights and HAVE to have a nap in the afternoon. So, I'm counting the days to a different type of sleepless night, 6 weeks and 2 days to be exact. I may continue to have sleepless nights at that point, but at least I'll have a babe in my arms to share the time with.