Wednesday, March 28, 2012


like most of you, we are crazy busy right now. with tax season for jerry, golf for jacob, soccer for casen, t-ball for both boys and well, everything for me, i really don't know how i keep it together. and i know as they get older it will only get worse. i'm a little scared.

this is the first time we've had more than one sport going at once. it's a little nuts. this past saturday, we started with a the boys' first t-ball game in the morning and then on to casen's soccer game in the afternoon and a senior shoot for me in the evening. it was a busy day.

this, of course, is what mya gets to do through all the craziness...hang out and be held by whoever will take her. in this case, daddy. she loves him. (and in case i didn't mention it, she'll be one in TWO days!)

here's my baby boy at the pitcher's mound. he's the youngest on the team by a few months. it shows. :)

here's my big boy about to plow into that ball.

seriously. does he not look like a stinkin' teenager or something? (by the way, how do you like his hair?)
oh, and see the eyes of the catcher in the background? that's a girl. a girl from his kindergarten class last year who had a big crush on him. judging from those eyes, i'd say she's still smitten. :)

this boy may be small, but he hit the ball really well.

i can't get enough of this. he has short legs and a large head. add a heavy helmet and it's like we're in slo-mo. poor kid.


he's improved much since last season.


and we move on to soccer. this was casen's second game. i missed the first one for a shoot in midland.
this is the start of casen's goal run. he's about at the middle of the field here.

a little closer to the goal and he's about to kick the ball. this is a huge thing for him. all last season, he was not able to kick without stopping first.

and here's the ball heading for the goal. score!!

he was just as surprised as we were. cutie.

once again, the baby girl just hanging out. :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

she's almost one.

the boys are at my parents' celebrating spring break, so i thought this would be a good opportunity to take mya out to the golf course to do her one-year pictures. jerry and jenny came along also. thank goodness!

it turned out to be a little cooler than i had anticipated. and also a little windier. okay, a lot windier. it was down right ridiculous. as you scroll down, you'll be able to see why the wind was an issue. a teepee made of a sheet and some flimsy bamboo sticks does not hold up well to west texas wind. thanks to jenny and jerry for reassembling it...many times. :)

amidst all that, i think i captured my sweet girl's personality.

melt my heart.


i die.

one hundred percent her. mischievous and irresistible at the same time.

i die...again. i could stare at this image for hours. the eyelashes. the lips. the sweet hand. the hair.

and then came the cake.

we pretty much started and ended the cake portion with this look.

we may just skip this part of her birthday party. :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Eleven months.

i'm pretty much in denial about this month. especially since february didn't have a 30th day, i've been trying to just skip right over and continue with ten months. but alas, i cannot.

here are her eleven-months stats:
  • 18.1 pounds.
  • 28 inches.
  • sweepy, blonde hair with "wings" on both sides.
  • slate-ish eyes encompassed by dark blue.
  • still only the bottom two teeth.
  • naps! we've finally got something consistent going. of course, this all occurred as i contemplated joining the gym since she wasn't going to nap anyway. i'm gonna give it a go though.
  • the girl yells...ALL.OF.THE.TIME. she's developing more of a "casen" personality.
  • still not crawling the "correct" way. she gets on her hands and knees and lunges forward over and over...much like a caterpillar or something.
  • explores the house now. the boys have had to start closing their door when she's awake. too many small toys for her small mouth.
  • has begun to annoy her brothers. i no longer only hear complaints from them about each other. they've added mya into the mix. like, "mya is trying to get my food!" "mya won't stop following me!" "mya won't stay out of my room!" oh, joy.
  • is obsessed with the security alarm sensor thing. i have no idea why.
  • is also obsessed with the bottom shelves in the office and living room.
  • is still calmed by the singing of "her song". little miss mya sat on a papaya. then she squished it. squished it like a biscuit.
  • could be a gymnast in the future. you've seen the pics to support that.
  • wakes up happy most every morning...despite the fact that her diaper leaks most every night. grr...
  • is now less than one month away from turning one. holy moly. 

happy eleven months, sweet girl. love, momma.