Thursday, March 27

my BIG proud 30th moment

he found a gecko... my moment #30

This past year has been full of 'proud' moments in my son's life. And this day (last Saturday) he was beaming!!! I took so many pictures that I had to just stop. But who could help it. The night before... we had been outside, me doing some much needed weeding around the yard, Corbyn comes running with his chalk box (an old utility type tool box) 'there's a lizard mom... a baby lizard inside' .... so sure enough... inside was this tiny little thing. Corbyn, never really touching such a thing... DID not I repeat... Did NOt want to pick it up, so I did and put it in his little bug house.

The next morning goes something like this..(I have forgotten about the bug house on the patio)... I'm folding clothes (its Saturday morning routine) and the back arcadia door I leave open for the kids to roam in and out... (cats are locked up in our room sleeping most likely) and here comes my little 'co-bin' very quietly he says..."mom...look"... and he had it in his hand...

his little buddy

he was grinning from ear to ear... and ALL his dimples were showing.

For about 2 hours or so... this little gecko and my son were the best of friends. Co-bin took him out near the fence (only here do we call a cement block wall a fence) to look for bugs (he thought he might be hungry)... the little gecko climbed onto his shoulder and went around his neck to the other shoulder. Corbyn loved it!!!! He spoke only 'softly' and when Myla would yelp out in excitement he would calmly tell her not to scare the baby gecko.

When he held it in his fingers, it grabed on like he was going for a ride... several times he put him in the chalk box to only return to see that he was still there. So he enjoyed him some more... later he went out near the lemon tree and let him go. I could hear him telling the little guy to go eat that he must be hungry.

This was my final moment in the tiny 30 moments bit... and not only am I proud of myself for actually following through with this... I am so very proud that this was our 30th moment!!!!

Wednesday, March 26

brother and sister... moment 29

moment 29

What do I love about being a stay at home mom? things like this. The mornings in our home are quiet peaceful (most of the time anyway). They usually start off just as you see here. One of them wakes up and we always go to the couch (sometimes Co'b will request to go cuddle in my bed and watch cartoons... Pie never wants to do this in the morning...ever...) but mostly the morning routine starts with sitting or laying on the couch. Pie is always hungry when she wakes and on the other hand Co'b rarely eats upon waking unless he didn't eat enough the night before.

I have been meaning to take a pic of them both in footed pajamas (one of my favorite on all size of babies and kids) and finally I did.

brother and sister

Corbyn had been hugging her and she is trying to get away... laughing the whole time.

They are both sweet and adorable and I just can't believe that they are both mine. ALL MINE!!!

Monday, March 17

Happy St Patty's Day... moment 28

Happy St. Patty's Day...moment 28

just adding a few moments...

Since in the future I plan to print this blog out as our families journal along the way... I am playing catch up with a few photos.....

moment 27
moment number 27

moment 26
moment 26

moment 25
moment 25.... farm play

moment 24
windy day.... moment 24

moment 23
moment 23... one of the only ones of them together...

Monday, March 10

its been a while...

It seems so much has happened since posting about the orange juice making. I uploaded my pictures for tiny moments and had to play catch up.

moment 21...

Since getting my camera I have taken it everywhere with me... this was taken coming home the other day. It was around 72 degrees and absolutely beautiful. Underneath the poppies are little purple flowers. In a couple months I will be cursing the state we live in, but for right now... it is my heaven.

l love this little artist: moment 20

this is my little dude. He is a little boy who naturally doesn't care about video games. He prefers to draw and color. He likes to wear hats these days, he even wears a warm wool blend beanie when its 75 outside. He also has a black cloth wristband. Hhhmmm... oh and he went the other night to Kindergarden round up and was so excited. He came home and told his dad that he was going to be a kindergardner'... he will represent class of 2021. ((WHAT??))

this is mya' punkinpieya'... moment 21.5

This is my little big girl baby. Enough said. She thinks she is big... but really she is not. This picture was taken earlier today. I had bought this soft little ponytail holders hoping that she would keep it in... I even bribed her with 'robin eggs'... but what is interesting to me is that the last time she had her hair up, she still looked like a baby to me, but today, in shorts (one of the first since last year she was a baby and looked completely different) and with her legs showing she looked all big. She still has baby rolls and I squeeze them daily. We have this thing where we call each others name back and forth, in a very sweet and songee kind of voice. She even says (her attempts) eye brow. She loves pointing things out and and naming them.

Oh and before I forget... last week we toured the racing track in town and though I'm not sure how much I believe that this might be right, the kids had a wonderful time and the people we talked with had a love for the horses.

moment 18: holding hands, watching horses swim...

Oh and before all that we had taken a family hike up the street. Everything is in bloom. Out of all the days we went that week, it was cold. The poppies were all closed up. Click on the picture for the rest of that day. It was still beautiful.
moment 17