Wednesday, May 30, 2012

7 months!

Damn, I have been bad about keeping up with monthly updates about Landon! I've been good about doing pictures, but I wanted to document his monthly stats so later on I can transfer it to his books...hope my memory holds out! Anyway, Landon has begun to show quite a little personality lately...

We were out of town when he hit 7 months, so I didn't have his cute little monthly stickers he poses with, but I remembered to get his picture! He's currently 18 lbs of pure...drool?! Haha, and of course love : )
He's got one teeny tooth trying to poke through and he's exhibiting all the signs of teething. Some fun, some not so fun : / but either way, quite the adventure!
He still doesn't seem that interested in rolling over and will do it every now and then. However, he sits up unassisted now, although he's not 100% steady and sometimes will just flop over! He's not crawling, but does 360's on his tummy trying to reach his toys. He is mesmerized by the dogs and wants to be BFF's with them, even though the dogs don't seem too interested in him just yet. He reaches out now when I go to pick him up and loves to chow down on his banana in his mesh feeder. 

And we wear bibs ALL.THE.TIME to catch the bucks of drool!

We have begun putting together the playroom! I want to add some more stuff, but I'm running out of room! Guess I need a bigger house ; )
Of course I find tons of ideas for the playroom on pinterest, but will slowly add more as I go. For now, this is perfect for him!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Does anyone else feel a sense of renewal and accomplishment whenever you read the last line of a really good book? Or smile when you close the book after you finish it and just stare at the cover? Or when you put that finished book on your bookshelf, next to all your favorites, and let your hand linger on the spine for a brief second? No? Just me? Alright.
I crave that feeling I get whenever I finish a good read, especially one that has so much meaning to it, and I feel like I just got a weeks worth of therapy out of a $20 book. Let me tell you about one of those books folks...


I've followed Kelle's blog for a few years now. I have no idea how I stumbled across it, but the very first post I read of hers was her daughter's birth story. Wow, if you want to cry your heart out, read her birth story. Not only did her post make me fall in love with her writing, but her pictures started off my love of photography. She's an amazing writer and photographer, and lucky for us, she put it all into a book.

It's a beautiful book. It's about exactly what is written on the cover...finding beauty in the unexpected. It'll seriously make you laugh and cry, but mostly cry : ) Seriously people, go out and read it!