Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Grass. So simple. So natural. So my baby boy's new favorite thing.

He loves to touch it, walk in it, eat you. You know, the basics.

It makes him so happy, thus making me so happy!
What's even better is when p-tail comes outside to visit with Rody. I wish I could capture the joy that is on this boy's face when p-tail is around. But, please, no offers for puppies just yet!
Wibble, Wibble, Wobble, Wobble, Walking, Walking, Toddle, Toddle!

Night night!

Friday, March 27, 2009

A Birthday Celebration

What a wonderful birthday celebration! The rain cleared out in just the nick of time and it was so much fun!
Randy grilled the burgers while I got the rest of the food together and we couldn't have done it without help from our sweet neighbors, Jerry and Ocscar!
Here is Jerry and Rody...they have a sweet relationship. She gives him crackers. When he goes to her house, he points at the kitchen and says "cacker"
Cake the second go around....

Here were all of his "friends" at the little party...Javan, James (who is getting his head and face touched by Rody), Rody, and Elijah)

Needless to say, Randy and I were both out at 9:45pm last night- a rarity for both of us....exhausting, fun, and memorable!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

There are 2 kinds of people in this world...

Those who were meant to bake cakes, and those who were meant to just eat them....

You think it looks good so far? yeah, that is all I am going to show you. My attempt at homemade frosting, coloring it blue, and making a frog on a lillipad on this cake turned sour very quickly...so quickly I didn't even get a pic of it! I guess I was just meant to eat them...and I'm OK with that!


However, I can bake other things. I tried this egg/cheese/gritt/sausage casserole this morning...YUMMY!

It was very different from Rody's usual oatmeal and fruit breakfast...

But, it looks like he approved!
We are enjoying our birthday morning...Randy surprised me with an afternoon at the spa for my 30th birthday which I am going to this afternoon--deep tissue massage and some sort of facial...relaxation here I come!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Rody!

I had this post all figured out, then I tried to load pictures in order...but because you can only load 5 at a time, they didn't load quite the way I wanted. I am way too tired to try to do it over again...so here you have it...a picture of Rody each month leading up to his FIRST Birthday!! (March 26th)
11 months
10 months

5 months

6 months

7 months

8 months

9 months


1 month

2 months

3 months

4 months

Wow! I cannot wrap my mind around it quite yet...Rody is 1 year old in about 3 hours (1:36 AM to be exact...)
Happy Birthday Baby boy!

Monday, March 23, 2009

This is what I look like....

When I just get up from a 2 hour nap!!

OOhhh....I could just eat 'em up!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy "EARLY" Birthday Part IV

Part IV...other parts below...
Some final shots of the fun day...
Opening presents...Rody actually helped some and started to look in the bags...pulling out everthing and playing with toys...Thank you to everyone who came and brought gifts...your thoughtfulness and kindness is overwhelming at times...we appreciate everything!!!
Rody had a fun time on this Mickey Mouse Train...

I just love this picture---it makes me want to go in his room and wake him up right now...he changes so much so quickly--I want to soak it all in!!!
Baby boy we love you so much!!

Stay tuned for more posts during the week. I am off for Spring Break. I have a wonderful 10 days off...whoo hoo! I am loving it! We will post pictures of his actual birthday on Thursday as well...as for me, I'm off to bed!!

Happy "EARLY" Birthday Part III

This is Part III...for cohesive purposes, I urge you to read Part I, Part II. then Part III!
The cake plunge continues....

Whoa...that is a big piece!
Happy family!
He ate the whole thing! Well, a few pieces fell onto the floor, but the majority went into his little tummy....

Ready for the video??? Good...check here
Cake Part I

Cake Part II

Happy "EARLY" Birthday Part II

This is Part II....Read Part I below first! (well, if you want to...I'm not being bossy or anything!)
I've thought about this moment many times in Rody's 11.75 months! I wanted to soak in every moment, every memory and really live it...I know these sweet time are fleeting....we weren't sure how he would respond to his cake...
A little apprehensive at first...which is typical Rody...if he doesn't know you, he will give you a good look over before he approves....
He must of thought it a was a game at first...he would touch the cake, then clap...this went on for about a minute...
I actually made him this little cake and sprinked on the sprinkles in the shape of a number 1...did you see it???
Finally, he gets a taste of the goodness that is cake and icing, and he starts to dig in...like totally focused, digging in...
Trying to put as much in his mouth as he can....

Happy "EARLY" Birthday Part I

We went to South Carolina on Thursday for a little visit at the front end of my 10 day Spring Break. I knew that we were having a little early bday party for Rody (with all of Randy's family), but what I didn't know was that it was also a little "Surprise" early 30th party for me...
My dad got to come! It worked out that he was in town and my mom was across the big pond in Europe...it was good to see him!

The cake was of course delicious!
And, the "birthday pair" had a wonderful time!
I got this little outfit made for him...I actually ordered it on ebay!
Like daddy's long hair? He actually brushes it very nicely and looks so handsome, but here is some "hat hair"...I told him he looks like a frat boy now with hair coming out of the sides of his hat...this is the longest it has been since I've known him!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Don't be scared

I think...I think my mom got a make-over in England
Not sure if she was going for the scary, multi-colored hair Qeen look...
But if she was, then this hit it right on the head!

Sorry, mom...just had to share from a pic on Caleb's fb...