Friday, October 23, 2015

Dallas Arboretum Through the Eyes of Munch

I love that Munch likes to grab our point and shoot and take his own pictures. 

He isn't always steady and his photos aren't always straight, but it't always exciting to see how he views the world. 

Here are my favorites from our trip to the Arboretum for his birthday. 


I can't wait to see what he photographs next.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Munch Turns Seven

Yesterday, Munch turned seven. We opened presents, went on a family field trip,  and ate good burgers and ice cream cake. 

Yesterday marked seven years of being Mama and I am so proud of this sweet boy who first called me that name. 

Munch has always been my laid back boy. He is mostly easy going and is a natural at helping others.
He joined the Boy Scouts last month and he is so proud and excited about it. I love seeing his face light up when he talks about it. 

Munch LOVES to read. He will read anything he can get his hands on. His current favorite is my Doctor Who Encyclopedia that he picked out for a Mother's Day gift. which makes sense. He LOVES The Doctor.

This year he is making plans to be an Egyptologist when he grows up....but also a Dad. 

He is an awesome brother and adores his little cousin, Juliet. It's really wonderful watching him interact with them.
Munch really is a blessing and while I often wish he would stop. I love watching him grow.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Throwback Thursday and a Deep Freeze

I  have joined a no buy challenge for all things scrappy. It's mainly for the month of October, but some (me included) are going into a deep freeze. My goal is to not buy anything scrapbook related (other than prints and maybe adhesive) for 3 months.

I have a pretty large stash of stuff that I haven't looked at in forever. After having Munch, I moved away from traditional scrapbooking and into digital, but kept all my old goodies. Then when I started Project Life, I started buying stuff again. I usually just buy a little at a time, but it's added up. 

So NO shopping until January. 

My first layout of the month fits well with Throwback Thursday. .The papers are a good 8 years old and the picture is of my sister and I in the 80s. 

It's fun looking through my photos and searching my hoard of supplies for the perfect items to use. I'm really looking forward to getting everything down to a more manageable level. I'm going to reevaluate in January and if I can, I would love to go six months. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

And Then Nox Turned Five

My sweet and crazy Nox turned 5 today.  

He has the best crooked smile, which I realized the other day is almost exactly the same as my sister's smile. He just lights up a room.
 He loves Spidey and adores R2-D2. He's a Lego addict and will talk Mixels with anyone who listens, even if you don't listen. 
His favorite snack is "Rock Carrots" aka raw carrots and he'll down gallons of lemonade if you let him.
He loves to sing and I could listen to him all day. 
 He is a roller coaster. A crazy ball of ginger and freckles. He is stubborn and smart and impossible and amazing. 
And he's mine.
Happy Birthday, Nox! We love you. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Currently: Happy

Currently Happy is...

Waking up early

Enjoying our morning walks with Kaiser.

Picking up any bag he can carry and giving out air kisses. (Just like Daddy when he leaves the house for work.)

Loving his I'm a Little Teapot book. He makes me sing it a dozen times a day and his "thank-you" smiles are precious.

Dancing on tables and laughing like a maniac as Mama and Daddy run to "save" him.

Doing whatever Daddy and the Bigs are doing, whether they want him to or not. (He is, at this moment, "helping" put together our new vacuum.)