Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The hat makes the man

....or does the man, make the hat?

My little man, is growing up so quickly. Before my very eyes, he is going through daily transformations. This season of life that he is in, is a constant state of flux.

Everything from his style of dress, to his desire to snuggle up to his mom on the sofa is changing. Rapidly. Almost a little too rapidly, if you ask me. If it was up to me, we'd pull the emergency brake on all of this growing stuff. We might even shift into reverse a little. But, that's just the selfish side of me.

Or maybe it's my aching womb.
Or it could just be the side that just doesn't want my baby to be leaving so soon. Like five more years to 18, soon!
Or maybe it's the intense baby fever that I have been battling, since the cutest little girl ever entered this world.
Or possibly I'm that mom that just doesn't want to let go. Can you say control freak? (Acknowledgement is the first step in solving your problems, people. I do know that. I'm working on it. )
Or possibly, I just want to smell the top of a new baby's head and squeeze the fat, rolled wrinkles on their thighs.
Or maybe, I am beginning to recognize that another woman will soon be moving into my territory. Cooking his meals, washing his clothes, picking up his stinky socks off the floor. Come to think of it, this might not be such a bad deal after all.

Regardless of how I feel about it though, he's changing. And there is nothing that I can do to stop it. No matter how loud I yell, "STOP IT!!!" (And I do that often.)

Griff and the fedora 6

On a recent excursion to the mall, he became adamant about findhing a hat. Something that was cool. Cooler than cool.

So, Coolio decided to try them on. Only there wasn't a mirror near every stop we made. Enter the iPhone camera. Lucky for you.

Griff and the fedora 5

Coolio wanted something that would capture his character. Something that would turn heads, but not draw so much attention that people gawked and gasped. Although, sometimes he likes to make people gawk and gasp when he drinks Dr. Pepper and belches in public.

Griff and the fedora 3

"It needs to be flattering to my face, mom. You know I inherited these big cheeks from you and although they are adorable and all of the girls love them, I need something that doesn't make my face look fat."

I've got your back, kid. I would never let you purchase something unflattering.

Griff and the fedora 2

Possibly the green would add just the right touch. A little fedora flare in green plaid? I like it. He doesn't. He says it screams "PIMP." What do you think?

All you need to go with this one is a pinstriped suit and some wing tipped shoes, big guy!

Griff and the fedora 4

"MOM, I have to have it."


"Yes. Pretty, please with sugar on top?"

But, I said I wouldn't let you go there and get something that didn't bring out your best features.

"But, mooooommmmm! I haaaavve to haaaaave it. Please, please, please. Think of how it will help when I mow the grass to protect my skin."

Sold, to the kid with the best character and sales pitch in the world.

Keeping it cool with Coolio,

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pep Talk for Today

Today is one of those days where I need a pep talk. My very own personal daily affirmation.

So, this morning after having my daily dose of caffiene, I proceeded to climb onto the bathroom counter and redmind myself that...

"I like my pajamas."

And of course, so much more.

Liking you always,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Favorite Moments

It's a good day. You know the kind of good day where a smile creeps across your face effortlessly as soon as you step foot out of bed. The kind of day that can't be reckoned with. One that you wish you could bottle up and save for those days that are the exact oppposite.

In celebration of this good and happy day, I have been reflecting on some of my recent favorite moments.

A couple of  weeks ago I got to snuggle almost the entire weekend with the Sweetest Pea in the world.
Snuggle Softly

Being with an amazing man, enjoying an incredible dinner at The Grove.
My love at the grove

Clapping (literally) in the dressing room when I found the. perfect. pair. of. jeans. Let's not discuss the price tag. That would just be a damper on the mood here.

Devouring a stadium hotdog with the cutest, sweetest (most of the time) pre-teen boy I know. Even if the football wasn't so great because it was the last pre-season game and all second string players. It's really all about the food, right?!

Every moment my Dreamboat stretches his hand out to grab mine without thought but with so much purpose. It's especially nice when our fingers are interlocked and I get a little squeeze. Effortless yet sincere- it sweeps me off my feet. Every. Time.

How about you? Any favorite moments in your lives recently? I'd love to share this party with you.

And if any of you know how to bottle up this good stuff to save for the not-so-good-days, please, please don't hesitate to share with us.

Happy Day,

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Today's Thoughts

On my mind lately...

1. Sinfully good chocolate chip cookies.

2. Ray La Montagne You Are The Best Thing

3. Love. Love. Love.

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken.
If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal.
Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements.
Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change.
It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” -C.S. Lewis

4.  The sweet smell of babies.

5.  Photo editing with Picnik tickles me pink.
Tickled Pink

Hope you are all getting ready for a perfect weekend!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Unfortunate Events.

I wrote a blog post. A very intriguing and long blog post. One which took up quite a bit of my morning. All in the name of cousinary (is that a word?) love.

Liz posted here. And I was going to copy her. Because imitation is the finest form of flattery. Haven't you hear?

After spending at least 45 minutes carefully responding to each question and editing font to the style of my blog I accidently deleted it all.

Yup. All of it.

Except this...

The End.


P.S. I promise a new and improved post in the very near future.