Thursday, July 30, 2009

Project 365: July 6 - July 12

Monday July 6 (day 187) Even though it is the middle of summer and HOT Noah has to take his favorite blankie to school/camp with him. 

Tuesday July 7 (day 188) Noah got his pillow and brought it out in the hallway and laid down in the middle of the hall. Not sure why but it was cute. 

Wednesday July 8 (day 189) Art from camp

Thursday July 9 (day 190) Mr. Hollywood

Friday July 10 (day 191) Signing Computer

Saturday July 11 (day 192) Playing on the computer at Grandaddy's house

Sunday July 12 (day 193) Magnet my parents brought me from the beach

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Attacked with Hugs

I left with my parents around 9 AM Saturday morning to go a couple of hours away to celebrate my brother's 30th birthday. Even though I was only gone a short time (I got home Sunday evening at around 6 PM) Noah and I missed each other terribly. He attacked me with hugs as soon as I got in the door. 

Monday, July 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Little Brother!

My little brother turns the big 3-oh today! I was able to spend a little time with him in Summerville, SC over the weekend and celebrate his birthday with him and my parents. Here's a little collage of pictures from the weekend!

Happy Birthday Andy!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Project 365: June 29 - July 5

 Monday June 29 (day 180)Installing the new headboard that J and I made

Tuesday June 30 (day 181) Noahie got a package in the mail from Nana. He LOVES packages in the mail!

Wednesday July 1 (day 182) A new month - Noah made this flag at camp. 

Thursday July 2 (day 183) Fireworks stand

Friday July 3 (day 184) Noah chilling in his American flag t-shirt

Saturday July 4 (day 185) Patriotic fruit cup

Sunday July 5 (day 186) Black and white tea cup from my tea cup collection-

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Heart Feet Week and We Heart Socks

Recently I stumbled upon a photography blog called I  Faces. Each week they have a different photography challenge and this week is "feet week" so I thought it would be fun to submit one of the many pictures of I have of socked feet.  

Have you ever wondered why I take so many pictures of socked feet? Noah and I (and my Mom - she really started it) have a thing for socks. We (including my Momma) all love fun socks. I can hardly get Noah to wear plain white socks anymore! A couple of years ago, my BFF and I were talking about "coffee table books." You know, photo books that sit on your coffee table and become a conversation piece. She mentioned that she wanted to make a coffee table book full of hands. Well once I started taking photos of myself and Noah in fun socks, I realized that I want to make a coffee table photo book full of photos of socks. Crazy I know - but it will make for an interesting conversation piece don't ya think!
I had a very hard time choosing what feet picture to use but ultimately chose the one below. It's definitely not an award winning shot but those are my second favorite pair of socks and were given to me by a dear friend and they are fun to look at fun to wear.  

Want to see more photos of feet? Check out the I Faces blog.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Quote of the Week: TV

"Life is never more exciting than a TV set. In life there are no re-runs."  ~ Unknown

Sunday, July 19, 2009

200 Days of Project 365

Today marks 200 days of taking photos for Project 365. I'm over halfway there! 

While I may be behind in posting them, I’m not behind in taking them. And hopefully, I’ll get caught up on posting them very soon. At least that is my intention anyways!

I haven’t been working on the layouts though. I think the way I originally set out to do them was too complicated and I just didn’t have time to keep up so I’m going to re-think that and try to come up with a layout that will be much simpler but in the end still have the same result – a completed book with all 365 photos. 

I’m proud of myself for sticking with it. It hasn’t always been easy and there are days that it has been hard to come up with what I should take a picture of and I will admit there may be a day or two I forgot to get a picture or the pictures didn’t turn out so I had to borrow a picture from another day. I’m glad that I have managed to stick with it and I know that when this project is all said and done it is something I will be proud of. 

Check out all my Project 365 pics here.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Project 365: June 22 - June 28

Monday, June 22 (day 173) Noah's new sandals These actually stay ON his feet without the braces and he doesn't seem to mind wearing them. I wish he could wear sandles year round!

Tuesday, June 23 (day 174) Good thing I had my ID with me, eh?

Wednesday, June 24 (day 175)My Mom made this little jewelry box a couple of years back with shells from the beach in Charleston. It sits on my nightstand and I keep my rings in it while I sleep since I can’t stand sleeping in rings.

Thursday, June 25 (day 176) Noah and Daddy looking out the window

Friday, June 26 (day 177) Just my silly boy being silly

Saturday, June 27 (day 178) Is it really odd that I don't mind ironing?

Sunday, June 28 (day 179) A watermelon card Noah and I made 

Friday, July 17, 2009

An “All Star” with CP

On Tuesday night, we were all watching the beginning of the All Star game. Before the game started, the announcers announced that People Magazine and the MLB had teamed up and were honoring and recognizing thirty people (out of thousands across the nation) as “All Stars Among Us.” One person representing each team and each person being honored somehow makes a difference in the lives of others in his or her community. 

We got excited when we noticed that one of the “All Star People” being featured was in a wheelchair. We listened and watched as we learned a little bit more about this special boy. Tears filled my eyes as I learned that this seventeen year old young man named Gary Lynn,  who was in a wheelchair and in many ways resembled my Noah, had cerebral palsy and had started a foundation of his very own to raise money for research and education for cerebral palsy. Gary is from Houston, Texas and was representing the Houston Astro’s. He’s raised over $12,000 for CP research to date. 

When Noah first saw Gary in his wheelchair, he got excited, as he often does when he sees people in wheelchairs. He identifies with them and I think he automatically feels a sense of kinship with them. It’s something big that connects them. So, he did get excited when he first noticed the wheelchair. Once J and I figured out what it was all about, J pressed paused and we stopped for a minute to explain to Noah. I wanted to be sure that he understood that the people that were walking (or wheeling in Gary’s case) onto the field were being honored. I wanted to be sure that he understood Gary had cerebral palsy too. I knew it was a good teaching moment, an opportunity to show Noah that nothing, not even cerebral palsy, can stop or define him.  It was a good moment, very neat to watch and I felt so proud of a young man I don’t even know. Be sure and check out The Gary Lynn Foundation

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Sleeping Child

I just love pictures of sleeping children, especially my own.
So peaceful.  So sweet. So quiet!
(This is at nap time, sleeping on his new Sponge Bob sheets.)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Quote of the Week: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow."
- Albert Einstein

Friday, July 10, 2009

Project 365: June 15 - June 21

Monday June 15 (day 166) Cute brown polka dot latte cup Holly gave me

Tuesday June 16 (day 167) Our Shoes 

Wednesday June 17 (day 168) The boy loves him some (caffiene free) Coke.

Thursday June 18 (day 169) Noah - Up close and personal

Friday June 19 (day 170)

In the car

Saturday June 20 (day 171)

Memory Jar we made for my Dad for Father's Day

Sunday June 21 (day 172)

Noah hugging his Daddy on Father's Day.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Secrets

Noah loves it when I tell him a "secret." Usually our "secret" consists of something like,  "Momma loves you sooooo much!"

Monday, July 6, 2009

Favorite Blankie

Even though it's going to be in the 90's today Noah can't go off to camp without his favorite (fleece) blankie!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Project 365: June 8 - June 14

Monday June 8 (day 159) Sound asleep

Tuesday June 9 (day 160)

J and Landon (Landon, our nephew, spent the night and we babysat him for his parents.)

Wednesday June 10 (day 161)

Noah and Landon

Thursday June 11 (day 162)

Upside down stop sign I found humorous. I know, it doesn't take much to make me laugh. 

Friday June 12 (day 163)

Heading out the door

Saturday June 13 (day 164) He just woke up here and is signing “love”

Sunday June 14 (day 165) J on the computer – Noah took his picture with my help