Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mr. Benoit

Happy 1st Birthday to our sweet Ben!  

Best Buds

We love you, Ben!

Love, Dach, Nana and Emmet!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesdays with Emmet

Good Morning!

This morning was a beautiful 66 degrees with a slight breeze and a little overcast... it was wonderful! Emmet and I went outside to play (him) and drink coffee (me). And the natural lighting was too perfect, so mama-razzi had to get some pictures.
"Mama-razzi" is what Chad calls me, and I think it is hilarious. I don't know if he coined that term or not, but I'm going to look in to a trademark ;) 

Emmet and Lily. "Gentle"

This next one is my favorite!!! Such a sweet smile!

And a little peek of our pumpkins, or "mumpy" as E calls them!

Welcome to Texas, Fall :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Love for Mama

Emmet has been really attached to me lately, and I LOVE IT!!! It is probably because I am home with him two days during the week now, which has been so fun! 

The first year of Motherhood is hard... sleepless nights, feeling unsure of yourself, trying to get your body back, reconciling expectations and reality (read this)... I know none of this is news. It was harder than I thought it would be (even with all those people telling me about it!), but I feel like I am now finding my mother-ness. I feel capable of being this little boy's Mama and am starting to feel more comfortable in it all. Of course, the terrible twos are just around the corner, so this may just be the calm before the storm - but I am going to soak it up while I can!

My absolute favorite Motherhood experience so far has been him running down the hall to find me yelling, "Mama, Mama!" in his sweet little voice. It melts me. 

Watching the "dee tra", mailmen, school buses and big kids walking home from school in the front yard. 

Bouncing in the bounce house!

My little strawberry eater! I craved strawberries all through my pregnancy, so I have just been waiting for him to love them too!


Sweet kisses for Mama


He is my heart.

*Also, CONGRATULATIONS to our friends Field and Chelsea who found out today that they are having a BOY!!! Welcome to the club :) 

Happy Labor Day!!

We had a bustling Labor Day weekend! Emmet's social calendar filled up with TWO birthday parties! First up was Natalie's First Birthday - with a petting zoo and bounce house.

Emmet was not a fan of the petting...

But he LOVED the life-sized Elmo balloon

...and the birthday girl's cake...

...and the bounce house!

"Bouwce, bouwce"

Next up was Dalton's 3rd Birthday Party with DIRT and TRUCKS (which are his favorite things right now!)

"Dee Tra"

Playing with Shayne, or trying to steal her toy...

Learning to mow

The Birthday Boy and his CAAAAAAKKKKEEE!!!

On Labor Day we went over to Zuzu's for swimming and grilling and yummy dinner!

The Blue-eyed Babes

More truck playing

Chad manning the grill!

Carlyle and her Mommy swimming!




The Belly!