Thursday, November 29, 2012

Photoshoot Teaser

Here are two of my favorite shots from Saturday with Molly Catherine and Elizabeth Shay at the farm. 
Cuteness overload!!!

Happy Thursday! 
This week is flying by.....probably because my to-do list is as big as Texas! 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Beckett Chatter

Here's the latest installment of what comes out of my child's mouth. 
I'm not making this stuff up, I promise. 

Beckett:  "The monster gonna eat your purse"
Beckett:  "The crock-o-dile gonna eat my seatbelt"
Beckett:  "I want to 'fy' on an 'air-pane'"
Chad:  "Where do you want to go?"
Beckett:  {without hesitation} "New Jersey"
Beckett:  "I like your shirt, mommy"
next day
Beckett:  "I like your boots, mommy!"
Me:  "What would you like for Santa Claus to bring you this year?"
Beckett:  "TOYS!!!"
Me:  "Well, I figured as much, but what kind of toys?"
Beckett:  "A backhoe"  (yeah, Chad's child!)
Beckett:  "Nonna, you want 'sumpin' to drink?"
Nonna:  "huh?"
(Beckett walks over to mini fridge, pulls out a Natural Light and hands it to my mother)
Nonna:  "I have to drive home in a minute, bud, no thank you"
(NOBODY taught him this, I SWEAR!!)
Chad unhooked the DVD player in the bonus room and I've been asking him to fix it.  After 30 minutes of attempting to hook it back up properly this is mine and B's convo... 
Beckett:  "What are you doing mommy?"
Me:  "I'm trying to fix the dvd player, bud"
Beckett:  "Why?"
Me:  "Because your daddy broke it"
Beckett:  "I have an idea" (look of concern on his face, pauses with finger on his chin as he's thinking).  YOU fix it mommy!
After his bath...
Beckett:  "Mommy?"
Me:  "Yes?"
Beckett:  "You're my favorite girl!"!!!!
Beckett:  "Mommy.....hey MOMMY! you want a green bean, Mommy?
Me:  "No thank you, I have a salad, buddy"
Beckett:  "Trrrryyyyyy it, you'll liiiiiiike it...."
Me:  "No thanks, bud"
Beckett:  It's got BUTTER on it!"

Last night 
Beckett:  "Daddy, will you come sit on the couch with me?"
Chad:  "Sure, B!"
Beckett:  "I missed you OHH so much!"

Happy Wednesday! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Country Boy

Saturday night before the beatdown USC gave to Clemson, we headed out to Fort Motte to hang out with friends.  I did a mini photoshoot with Molly Catherine and Elizabeth Shay, so Beckett and Chad met up with Mr. Darby to ride on the tractor.  Beckett was in heaven!
I didn't necessarily intend on dressing him like Marty McFly.  I promise.
I just love a puffer vest, I can't help it.  
Marty McFly?  Back to the Future?
Look familiar?
Evidently it runs in the family.
This is my brother, early 80's 
That's a LOT of pink on a big John Deere tractor.
They were right at home though! 

Forget about getting him to look at the camera when there is a giant tractor within eyesight.  

There go the girls and their daddy. 

He did NOT want to see the tractor go!  
Do you see those big crocodile tears welling up in his eyes?
I NEVER in a million years thought I would be hauling my child to the country to see his
face light up when he saw farm equipment.
Whatever makes this boy happy!

He plays so well with these girls!  After we took photos and rode tractors, we headed back to the
lodge to watch the game and let the kids run around and play.

What FUN!! 

At half time Beckett was ready to take it to the house, so we got in our time machine, and 
drove 88 mph (only kidding--Back to the Future humor) 
home to watch the rest of game.

I'll have a few pics from the girls photoshoot to share soon.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Kickoff to the Christmas Season

How was your Thanksgiving weekend?  Whew!  We were buuuuuuusy.  Sick kid, sick daddy, sick mommy, traveling to Manning and back, 2 year old well visit, put up the monstrosity of a Christmas tree, did a tiny bit of shopping, cleaning, a photo shoot, photo editing, and watching USC beat Clemson....AGAIN! GOOOOOO COCKS!!!!!!
I'm beat and December hasn't even arrived yet.  Every weekend there's something plannned, so bear with me.  I'm trying to wrap up the rest of the Christmas decor so I can do a post soon!  

We have a new visitor at our house this year. Beckett has yet to come up with a name for him. 
He keeps wanting to call him "Dino Dan" but I told him that's just weird.....we're still thinking on it though.

Back to the old grind today! 
Happy Monday. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Beckett's Birthday Weekend

Good gracious!  Has it already been a year since Beckett's big first birthday bash?  This year was a tad stressful when it came to October/November festivities.  Beckett caught a stomach bug the weekend before his birthday and kept it for 5 days, so a small wrench was thrown in my party planning.  This year we kept it smaller.  Just a little bit of 'boy decor' here and there, a few close friends and family and of course lots of cake and ice cream.  
Also, in advance, thank you to my sister in law for bringing her camera and letting me load her pictures so that I had more! I'm not very good with making sure I get all the pictures that I want these days!   
I love a mantle banner.  If you go through my archives, I seem to have a mantle banner for every occasion.
This is what you call LAST minute decorating.
Beckett loves any type of vehicle so I threw this together.  
67 cent wooden cutouts from Hobby Lobby.
I looped a small ribbon and hot glued it to the back of the cars (and trucks)
to make a small hanger, then strung them on a larger grosgrain ribbon.
I may do a small Christmas tree this year for him so these will
play double duty as ornaments once I add a small hook.
Ice cream cone zone.
My aunt (the cake genius) fell and suffered major damage to her achillies tendon
on Friday afternoon before the party.
As you can see, she STILL came through though! 
Beckett had his own cake mini cake too.
He loves trucks and tractors, so the dump trucks served as a serving station
Chocolate 'rocks' 
The cake table centerpiece
Underneath the Easter grass I had decorative river rocks holding the balloons in place.
But I was worried that kids (or even adults) would mistake the river
rocks as chocolate like the ones I had in the truck above, 

so I raided my Easter stash for some grass to cover up the rocks. 
Aunt Amy and Uncle Pat came on Friday night to stay for the weekend.
Beckett got to open up his gift from them early Saturday morning. 

"Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site" is definitely a new favorite book.
He's already memorized the first two pages and reads it to us! 

He made Uncle Pat read it too.
Uncle Beau came a bit early to give him his present.
The tricycle turns from a "rocking bike" to a push bike and,
eventually, the back piece comes off so he can peddle on his own.
He LOVED it! 

Weston wanted to try it out too.
Hope these two will be friends in the future like their mamas!
Playing cornhole with Doc

He had to show off his skills on his pedal-less bike for everyone too. 

Cutie Weston
Me and Amanda
Old friends are the best kind.
The cake is here!!

Waiting patiently on cake. 

Forget the fork!
Weeks before his party I would ask him what he wanted for his birthday and
his answer was always simple.

Finger lickin' good! 
Nonna sneaking him some more.....
Nonna and Poppa gave him a Cars laptop.

Oh my dear baby boy, you sure aren't a baby anymore!  I can't believe you're already 2!  
Happy Birthday Beckett!!!