Tuesday, May 21, 2013

more zoo days

we watched the elephants eat their breakfast and take a bath....
we played on the play ground

Monday, May 20, 2013

birthday boy!!

After a fun lunch with dad we headed back home.
We spent some quiet play time...just mama and j-duggie
our j-bird played in his new t-pee we got him from world market.
and then we read some books.  
it was the perfect day...
And suddenly, you are one. And I turn one today, too, in a way. Because like that saying goes, "when a child is born, so is a mother."  When I didn't know what to do, when I felt like I was a little lost and not sure how it all worked, I remembered that we were both learning, we were both on that same exact path, from the very beginning.

There are so many amazing moments from the past year that I couldn't even begin to summarize them into a paragraph, a page, a novel. But what I will say is this: when I first saw you, when your Daddy held you up next to me so I could see your sweet face, I felt my entire world shift to make you the center.

You laugh hard and smile often. It's hard to believe it's been an entire year since you made your way into this world because you've already touched so many lives and brought smiles to so many faces. You're truly our light and I thank the Lord every single day that He chose me to be your mama.

Happiest birthday Jamison, I am so lucky to call you my son.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

i scream, you scream, we all scream....

so i always wondered how babies ended up sitting amid piles of cherrios
and secretly thought those photos were staged by the parental units.
until....last night,
Charlie was finishing off some ice cream and threw the lid into the trash.
A few "too-quiet" moments later we started to wonder where our little monkey went too.
J-bird had opened the trash can and fished out the lid.
this is what we found in the kitchen 
someone is ready for his birthday cake! 

Iluminarium - Exxopolis

baby boy and i had a color-filled afternoon in downtown houston...
we visited a hand-made structure filled with luminous color.
Jamison was amazed by the color and lights ...
we spent about an hour exploring the place 
jamison looked so much like a smurf under the blue lights
it really was incredible! 
and we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. 
pretty neat if i do say so myself!