Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sweet Hubs & Fun Weekend!

So, before I post pics about our weekend, I have to make a shout out to Dan.  I forgot to post about this before, so its a little late in coming, but it definitely deserves its spot on the blog.  You see, recently our small group has switched things up a bit.  Every other week we decided to have "family night" where we meet in a park or someplace fun for dinner and hang out with the kiddos.  The other weeks, we meet in a home and have Bible study and there is a babysitting rotation.  Yep, us parents have agreed (sigh) to rotate watching all the kids.  This saves everyone $$ and the stress of bringing the little tykes along to Bible study nights.  Sooo, this past Monday was our turn in the rotation.  And might I say that really we had the first real turn.  Mike & Cindy got the first week, but Greyson was the only one that showed up.  (He was definitely happy about having some alone time with sweet Brielle haha).  Anyway, apparently all the other kids heard that Brielle got Greyson all to herself and they wanted a piece of the dude.  Because on our night, we had all SEVEN kids.  Yes, SEVEN.  Ages 4 and under.  Most of the time I was running around like a crazy person, but I did manage to snap this sweet shot of my husband tending to four of them.  I love that he is feeding Colbie with one hand and has someone's sippie in the other hand.  Sweet Caleb (in the green) wouldn't leave Dan's side all night.  And there is Cambry making sure her sis is ok.  Seriously people, it was a crazy night.  We made it out alive and now Christin and Drew are prepping for their turn.  Muahaha.  :)

Ok, on to our weekend.  Well, Friday and Saturday weren't actually all that awesome.  I mean, I had 3 shoots in two days, which was great, just super busy.  But, today we got to hang out and spend some time together as a family.  It was a fun day.  Greyson took TWO 2+ hour naps.  I joined him for one of them, since I seem to have come down with a cold.  Then, we went to Costco to buy the ginormous box of diapers and then got their cheap pizza for lunch.  Then we came home and hung out around the house and went swimming for a bit.  Greyson loves the pool.  It is finally warm enough to jump in without losing your breath.  :)  After swimming and a rinse-off shower, Greyson took another 2+ hour nap and Dan went to church, so I vegged out in front of the computer/TV.  Probably the first time I've done that in weeks.  Then once Dan came home we had dinner and then went for a walk around the neighborhood.  Greyson loves the swings.  And now he is asleep and I am blogging.  For fun.  I like fun blogging :)  So, that was our day.  Thanks for pretending to be interested. Haha.  Alrighty, here are some fun photos mostly of the boy:

These are from a couple of days ago...notice the "I'm causing mischief" face

And now apparently Greyson's new thing is to bite on objects and the crawl around like a puppy dog (see my last post).  Today it was a water bottle.  I wonder what tomorrow will bring...

And this is our swimming/back yard adventure from this afternoon.  He's sporting his new super cool skull swim outfit from Aunt Amy.  Thanks Amy!!

And, for some more laughs, check out this post our dear friend Cindy made that's all about Greyson & Brielle's budding relationship :)  I love it!  Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Our Goofball

This is a snippit of Greyson's goofball side.  He cracks me up at least 10 times a day, so I thought I would share the joy.  :)  He has this baseball/bat set that was a Christmas gift from my sweet Aunt Susan and Uncle Gary (die-hard SF Giants fans!) and he LOVES the ball.  It is soft and squishy and just his size.  So, lately he has started sticking it in his mouth, biting down, and then just going about his business like nothing.  Like, crawling around with it in his mouth like a funny puppy dog.  What a goof!  Haha, enjoy :)

I know the color/lighting is off on this one, but I love that he is just chillin' looking around the corner like nothing is amiss.  :)  Silly boy.

Monday, May 10, 2010

More Nana, Mother's Day Dedication, & Swimming!

We've had a busy few days!  Friday, Dan's mom left after a week of hanging out with us and having her fill of the boy.  :)  And then Sunday was my first Mother's Day!  We had a great day.  Our church had a special baby dedication service for Mother's Day, so we were able to dedicate Greyson.  In the class we had to take before the dedication, we were encouraged to choose a life verse for Greyson.  We chose Proverbs 3:5-6, which is "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths."  We thought that would be appropriate for Greyson, just knowing what little we know about him already.  Also on Sunday, Greyson took a dip in the pool with daddy.  He went with me on Saturday, but we didn't get any pictures.  So, here is our weekend...

These three were dedicated together!  Brielle, Greyson, and Colbie.  Big sis Camby is along for the ride :)  These are our attempts to get a pic of all four of them...


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Zoo Fun

On Saturday, we went to the zoo for the day.  It was a beautiful day, and Greyson did awesome.  It was his first official trip to the zoo during the day (we went to zoo lights last fall) and I think he liked it!  He did look at the animals a little bit and seemed to have fun :)  Here are the shots...

He loved petting the goats, which was super fun :)

Life busy!  When I realized that I hadn't posted on my photography blog in over two weeks, I knew it was bad.  Lately, I've been working 7 days a week, we've been re-doing our entire backyard, Greyson is crawling, and Dan has been doing tons at work and church (and home).  This past week, Mari (Dan's mom) has been here, which has been a HUGE help, but still we've just been swamped.  On Saturday we went to the Zoo (for free!) which was fun, and we've been landscaping and photo-editing and playing and walking and, and, and... for weeks now!  So, I promise I have pictures coming, but right now my photoshop is batch editing a bunch of beautiful senior girls, so I've got to get those done before I can get Greyson pics up.  But, they're coming, I promise :)