Our Journey Through Life, Laughter, and the Adventures in Parenthood.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Paper Mama; Green

Paper Mama's challenge this week is Green and with St Patty's day it was good and bad because I had quite a few to choose from! I love this photo though, Quinten just looks content and is oblivious to dad playing soccer behind him :)

The Paper Mama

St Pattys, Food, and Naked Babies

Happy BeLated St Patty's Day! We had a fun time around the house for the green day. Our household has plenty of Irish heritage from Mom and Dad so we love to celebrate the day! So we all wore our green...

Played some soccer and enjoyed the sunshine...
And I baked up some delicious Stout cupcakes. I bottle of Guinness, some sour cream, butter, flour and the other goods, and oh my oh my they were so good! We may have enjoyed a beer or 2 ourselves that day as well :)

Quinten is getting pretty talented with his utensils, and by the looks of this photo I think he liked the beef stew as well. I can only imagine what he would have looked like had he not used a spoon...
Sometimes though, a spoon just doesn't do the job fast enough, and then, the hands will do.
And a cute little naked baby enjoying his bubble bath, because, who doesn't!

But... the bubbles didn't taste as good as he thought they would ;)

Have a great day!

Where The Heck Did I Go?

I think I may have temporarily fallen off the face of the earth. My creativity has been down the toilet. Stress of life has filled every pore of my body. Ugh. I wont bore you with the details. But really, sometimes life is just 'so.' We are so lucky and blessed by our family and friends who support us, and help us out. Really I know we couldn't make it without them. All that to say, while I have been 'missing' our little man has grown a ton! He is now 18 1/2 months old, WHAT. No way... :) He is running at lightning speed, climbing on anything he can lock his little toes on, and talking up a storm. Now when I say talking, I mean rambling in his own little language. He has his chunk of real words that he says but he just loves to jibber jabber a whole conversation with you. He went through a no battle sleep zone where naps, and bedtime were a dream. No fuss no muss, just take him in turn on his teddy songs sway a bit lay him down, cover him up and blow a kiss at the door and he would go out on his own. But like all good things, it sorta came to an end. Bedtime is still easy, he doesn't fight that one, puts himself to sleep with his music playing. And although he still puts himself to sleep at nap time it doesn't come without a little fight. But really I'd think he was kinda weird if he didn't fight sleep sometimes :) He is still super strong willed, and stubborn. Qualities I think will be wonderful when he is older, but is challenging as a toddler. Being a toddler doesn't come without its bumps and bruises. We had our first black eye thanks to our Toy Story shelve. It won as you can guess. Taking him in public was a little different. Some people... I mean am I really going to beat my child and then take him in public? C'mon! He is such a joy, he's learned the art of the cheesy fake laugh which is hilarious! His personality just keeps growing and I love it! Shannon and I are doing well, same ole same ole. I started my 2nd photography class, and he is riding his bike whenever he gets a chance. I wish I had more interesting things to talk and if you made it to the end, props to you :) Hope you're all well, and to end it here are some photos... I'm ba-ack! :)

Family park day:

Wearing my Uggs
Riding in the golf cart with Grandpa at their place!
And you know, playing in the dirt. What else!?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Simple Beauty...

The Paper Mama

I find simple beauty in so many things. A good family breakfast, a sunset, raindrops. You name it :) Paper Mama' s challenge for the week: Simple Beauty. I love this shot of my little man, the simplicity, and complexity, I wish I knew what was going through his head :)

The Paper Mama

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Little Humor For The Day...

This is a story, proving how fascinating the mind of a six year old is.

They think so logically.
A teacher was reading the story of the Three Little Pigs to her class.

She came to the part of the story where first pig was trying to gather
the building materials for his home.

She read 'And so the pig went up to the man with the wheelbarrow
full of straw and said: 'Pardon me sir, but may I have some of that
straw to build my house?'

The teacher paused then asked the class: 'And what do you think
the man said?'

One little boy raised his hand and said very matter-of-factly...

'I think the man would have said - 'I'll be a son of a bitch!! A talking pig!'

The teacher had to leave the room.

Oh Kids....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Oh Elmo...

How do you get your kid to mello out for nap time?? Well here in the Cowan house we turn on a little Chuck the Truck and then this happens... :) I know I know adorable right??