Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Obsession [uhb-sesh-uhn] - noun: the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.

If you hadn't noticed, I am a tad bit obsessed with taking pictures of Hunter and Baylor. Every chuckle, every roll, every bite, every smile... I'm there, with my handy little camera, right in their faces. (I know they'll thank me one day, right?) There are actually days when I feel as if I'm not taking enough photos! Crazy, I know. But, I think it's because every part of my being loves them unconditionally and I don't want to miss one moment of their lives. Whether it is something small or big, I want to capture it all before I forget what just happened! They seem to be growing up so fast. So fast, that I'm actually starting to forget how it felt to hold them when they were so itty bitty. And it breaks my heart to feel this way...
In just one week we will once again take them to the doctor for yet another routine check up. But this check is not just any check up... it is their SIX MONTH visit! What am I going to do? In another 6 months they'll be a year... next Christmas they'll be a year and a half, walking/running and talking........ (insert BIG SIGH here).
When they are upstairs taking their naps, I find myself looking back at the thousands of photos that I have taken. I look at pictures of me while I was pregnant and miss those moments when I could feel them move and kick. I look at the first few days of Hunter and Baylor's lives in awe and wonder if that was really me carrying those two beautiful, little angels. Sometimes, to this very day, my life still seems a bit surreal. I feel like I am luckiest girl in the world to have such healthy, beautiful, radiant little boys to cherish and love.

Here are some of my favorite moments

I never plan to stop taking pictures and I hope to get better at it. (I'm better behind the lens than in front, I think.) To me a picture is priceless and can freeze a moment in time forever. So, I'll never forget these moments and they'll never be a distant memory for me, David or the boys as we all grow older. I am one lucky mom and I want to show the world just why...

Over the River And Through the Woods, To Grandmother's House We Go...

Our first Christmas as a family! I felt so blessed to be with David, the boys and my family this year. Although Hunter and Baylor did not understand what was going on around them, it was the best Christmas I have ever had.
Christmas eve was spent at my grandmother's and boy were they spoiled with hugs and kisses! Hunter was so incredibly adorable with his Great Grandma Georgia. He was constantly giving her kisses! And she loved every slobbery munch of the cheek!

The best gifts of all...

Finally, a family photo!

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing...

Did I mention that Hunter is getting better at sitting up on his own? It happened one day while we were "practicing". I let go, slowly backed away... and presto! He's actually sitting!!! I was so excited that I couldn't stop taking pictures. And, of course, Hunter's looking at me as if I'm crazy for leaving him alone to do this.

Sitting up on their own will open a whole new chapter for them! Not to mention it would make my duty as entertainer of the day much, much easier! Baylor has not quite gotten there yet. But, his auto-reflex of rolling over as soon as he touches ground makes for an interesting day. To him it's the best thing since squash!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Here are the photos I promised... :)

Some beautiful pics of Hunter...

and Baylor

Check out this pose

They're like our very own little GQ models!

Hopefully this coming up week David and I will actually be in the pictures...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

No "Theme" Title Here... Just Random Moments

The past week or so has been one wild ride! Baylor and Hunter turned another corner and are now 5 months old, they are now eating squash, Aunt Jackie came to visit, and the following weekend my mom visited! And coming up.... CHRISTMAS!!!!! I cannot wait! I love Christmas, but this year it is extra special to me because I have Baylor and Hunter to share it with! :) Baby's 1st tree, ornament, stocking, meeting all of my family, and hopefully snow! We had a few flurries the other night, but nothing to brag about.

With Aunt Jackie


"I. Can't. Eat. Another. Bite."

Video of the little boogers eating their squash (2nd day)

Here are a few fun pics of the boys

Rocking tummy time!

I still have a few more photos to post (once I take them!). So stay tuned...