Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Sawyer Sings

There are certain moments as a parent that remind you why you wanted to be a parent, the first time they smile or say "luh you", start to walk or laugh out loud. It's moments like these that bring tears to your eyes and make any hard day worth it. Last night was one of those moments. As I was singing our normal songs for bed, Sawyer started to sing along. And not just to one song, but all the songs I sang...Jesus Loves Me, Take Me out to the Ballgame, Peace like a River and Twinkle, Twinkle. So I decided to get it on video so I will never forget it. I honestly cried like a little baby because I loved it so much. This is mostly for me but I thought I would share because he is such a little sweetie pie. Enjoy!
**please ignore my singing :)***

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ooh I like that: Baby Scarves

This is the cutest thing ever!
I am discovering this product way too late in the game and am pretty bummed about it! Sawyer doesn't have the teething drooling problem any more but I remember how the front of his shirt was always soaked while he was cutting teeth and the only solution was to wear a bib all day or change his shirt constantly. Well, yesterday I discovered Baby Scarves. I saw an image on Instagram of the cutest little girl wearing a scarf and just had to find one for my bestie Megan's little girl Elliot (who is due tomorrow!!). Of course my first stop was Etsy and I found a TON of cute ones and quickly learned they aren't just for looks!

I find they have three purposes:
1. Fashion statement, duh!
2. Neck warmer during the cold months, easy to put on but hard for the kiddos to get off
3. Drool catcher: Since they are machine washable you can leave them on all day and have the same functionality as a bib without looking like they are wearing a bib. Boys can even wear them! I found some masculine patterns plus solid colors.

This pattern reminded me of Megan

I am somewhat of a pattern junkie so I was drawn to Juniper Holiday's scarves plus her price was amazing. I also fell in love with her turbans, they are so retro and cute! She even made me a custom order for Elliot. She has two styles, The "Livvy-Blythe" (my favorite) and the "Lucille"

The "Livvy-blythe" Turban, this picture sold me!

So don't worry Megan, Elliot will be ready this winter with scarves and turbans :)

Check out her shop here:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall Family Photos

I have the pleasure of working with a wonderful friend Cheryl who happens to also be a very talented photographer. We were wanting a few photos taken for our Christmas Card but didn't want to do our normal big session until Sawyer turns 2 (in 4 months!!) so I asked if she wanted to do a little session with us. She gave me the disk yesterday and I was blown away, she captured some of my new favorite photos of Mr. Sawyer. The lighting is fabulous and his personality just shines through. We shot them at Rutledge Wilson Farms right around dusk and despite a pretty bad spill into the wagon at the end, I am beyond impressed with her "little session" she did for us. Thanks Cheryl!!

Here are a few of my favorites (I have way too many), see all the pictures here:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Weekend in Pictures: Sawyer's 1st Mizzou Football Game

What a game!! Mizzou faced Florida last Saturday in Columbia for Gold Rush and we were lucky enough to get tickets from John's Grandparents. John's two favorite college football teams are Mizzou (of course) and Florida so he was super excited. Plus, we were able to bring Sawyer for his first Mizzou football experience. Mizzou dominated with a final score of 36 to 17. Luckily we were in the President's Suite because it was pretty chilly. Our friend Kathy and Mike were kind enough to let us crash at their house. They have an adorable little girl Ella who is just about 8 months older than Sawyer. We invited over the Carter's (Anna, Clint, Keller and Zane) for a night in of pizza, beer (adults only), instruments and movies. Boy, how things have changed!! And what makes the weekend even better, after the win, Mizzou is ranked #5!!!
1st Tailgate, well sort of
The players coming out on the field
Even sat in his own seat!



After the win
snacks with Ella 

Kisses for Ella, looks a little aggressive!
Playing on Mike's drums, John almost gone hit!

cushions for bouncing! Notice Sawyer on the keyboard

Keller enjoying the cupcakes
And when we got home, all he wanted to do was watch "Ralp" and play hockey!