Start The Journey @ The Beginning

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Monday, May 31, 2010

My First Movie! ~ Day 38

We had such a pleasant holiday weekend.  Mommaw & Poppaw Nichols came into town to visit.  Today we took Dell to see his very first movie! 
Dell enjoyed some time on the couch with Mommaw after the movie.

At dinner Dell got a little restless, so I took him outside for some fresh air & a change of scenery.
 I just love little baby boys in overhauls!  I think he looks just adorable... especially standing up on his "own"!

Days 37 & 38


Here Dell is looking so grown up watching his big brother play video games.
Napping in our bed after a busy afternoon.

(OK, I must confess here.  I am cheating a bit on this one.   The first picture is actually from Friday.  I know, I know.  Terrible of me.  If I can "cheat" on my kids blog, what else can I cheat on, right?  Let me explain....I didn't include it in my post that day because I had already put up my post for that day.  However, I thought is was too darned cute to leave out completely!  So there.  I feel better now!) 


Sunday was a HOT day & we decided it would be best to spend it in the water!  Dell is a little too small for the wading pool that his sister uses because he can't sit up on his own yet & it is too deep for him to lay down in it.  Our solution was to bring  his bath tub out to the deck & let him "swim" in that.
As you can see, he is just relaxin' & enjoying himself. 
 Looks like his "milk belly" is still filling out!

It doesn't take much to make this kid happy.
  A change of scenery every now & then & someone to talk to!

Playing with some linky letters.

Looks like his fingers found his mouth.... AND his nose!

Little man, big world.  Everyday is a new adventure!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Family Fun

Linking up with Linkie Lueville for a photo challenge.  This weeks theme is: Outdoor Family Fun.

This is a photo taken of Dell's sister that I just love.  Of course Dell is in the photo too, enjoying the breeze & beautiful day with us!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Blue Elephant & New Friend Friday ~ Day 36

The Girl Creative
Jumping in on New Friend Friday today over @ The Girl Creative.

  • Add a link to your main blog
  • Visit the blog of the person whose name is above and belowyour name in the list and comment on their blog.
  • Visit as many blogs as you can and leave comments telling them you are visiting from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative.
  • There is no obligation to follow everyone who follows you. Please just follow the blogs that are of interest to you. :)
  • Family Friendly Blogs ONLY please. Explicit sites will be removed.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Before & After

Joining in on a Monica's   blog hop.

This is my first time ever.  The challenge is to post a photo that you shot SOOC (straight out of camera) & then post the edited version of your photo.

This is a picture of my son Dell I took one day last month.  I wanted to get some super close shots to capture his changing features & his beautiful eyes.  I love this photo.



I am really new @ editing my photos so basically I was just playing around in Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0.  I really liked how it turned out though.  I think it really pulls out his gorgeous eye color! 

My camera?  A Canon Digital Elph

Binky Envy ~ Day 35

Looks like someone has a case of Binky envy!
And I'm not talking about Dell...
Looks like she can't decide between blue & green.
So sweet of her to share his Binkies with him, isn't it?
More musical binkies here!
Finally I think she decided he looked best in blue!  Dell is such a good sport & so patient with his big sister. He didn't get mad about the binkies being taken even once!
*edited to add*

This is not the first time dear sister has had binky envy by the way.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Day 34

Under Construction

Please bare with me as I try to make some changes to the structure of my blog!  I have no idea what I am doing, but that doesn't seem to be stopping me from trying! 

I have made my template bigger so I can make my pics bigger, however now my words are spilling over onto my pattern.  Any ideas are appreciated!  I'll be putting my hubby to work on it with me soon!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

RAW(e) ~ Tattos

Linking up with Sailor & Co for this weeks RAW(e) challenge: Tattoos!

Here is mine. 

I had this done when I was 25 and I am happy to say I have never regretted it. Dance is something that is a part of me... This tattoo is also unique to me as it was hand drawn by the tattoo artist. It used to have a lot of nice shading in it... some grays and white... time has faded those, and added a freckle! The freckle there on the dancers leg didn't used to be there. Imagine my surprise when I took the picture and saw it.

Wanna join in the fun?  Here's how:
Post your UNTOUCHED photo to your BLOG.

When you do,

link up to THAT POST here!

Have fun doing it!!!

First Bite ~ Day 33

Today was another gorgeous day.  Did I mention that it was a gorgeous day yesterday??  If not, I should have.  After tiring Dell's sister out, she laid down for nap as he arose to play with me.  He's trying more and more to sit up.  He's kind of leaning on the ball here.  Cutie!
Looking so serious after his 2nd nap of the day.
At dinner tonight Dell didn't want to stay in his car seat, he wanted to join us @ the table. Look @ him eyeing that rice
We let him try a bite and he did really well with it.  It was so cute watching him chew!  So Spanish rice was officially his first taste of food.  How'd you like that?  Not many babies can say that I bet!
"Hey there Mommy! I see you!" My upside down boy. We were sitting on this blanket outside in the shade and he kept looking back @ me like this. It was just the funniest cutest thing!
He is getting to the age where I am starting to play Peek - A - Boo with him.  So after his bath tonight we did that with the bath towel for a little while.
He enjoyed it quite a bit!  Looks to me like my little man is getting blonder, and maybe a hint of a tan?  Don't worry... I've started using sunblock and am sure to keep him in the shade.
This little man has captured my heart like I never dreamed possible.  Who knew there was so much room in Mommy's heart for love?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Shades ~ Day 32

Can you spot big sister in his shades?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Weekend Fun ~ Days 30 & 31


We had a fun filled weekend.  Saturday we had a birthday party to go to.  As you can see, Dell was the life of the party!
Once Saturday evening approached we decided it was time for Dell and his big sis to have their first bath together.
Kensi was loving every minute of it!
Dell had some fun too, even though his sister prevented him from getting to kick and splash around as much as he wanted.  All in all a success I think!
I just love my water babies!!


Today we enjoyed a  HOT wonderful trip to the zoo.  Dell's Papa was in town for a quick visit.

Here they are gazing @ the Mommy & baby elephants.... Or @ least they were supposed to be.  Looks like they are checking out the ground??
Here's what they are supposed to be looking at!

Big sister Kensington
What a beautiful & strange bird the Flamingo is.....
Random cuteness.....
Dell & I enjoyed rocking in the big chairs while Kensi & Papa rode the carousel.
Our "Lil' Tuffy"
Mr. Moose taking it easy.
When we returned from the zoo we decided a dip in the pool was needed!  This was Dell's first ever pool experience.  I just love baby boys in swimming trunks!
Although he doesn't look very amused, he truly did enjoy himself once he got used to it.
My happy boy!!