Thursday, May 24, 2012

snow cones!

Banks loves snow cones just like his Mommy and Daddy.
Bad parents?

Monday, May 21, 2012

off to grandma's house we go...

This is what happened at Grandma's house today.
Banks...naked, in a basin of water = most fun he's ever had in his life! 
oh ya...can't forget about the pastry brush.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

One Cool Cat

yo Auntie Carrie!
It's yo Birthday today. You're one cooool cat. Maybe one day I will be as cool as you.
Probably not...a kid can hope though.

Happy Birthday!
Dope Show Banks

Friday, May 18, 2012

green bean teether

Banks is cutting some more teeth and out of desperation the other night, I handed him a frozen green bean. He kept that sucker in his mouth for a good 15 minutes till it was limp.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

singing time with daddy

Banks LOVES when Michael plays the guitar. 
I usually have to put it on the bed so he doesn't push it over when he's cruisin around in our room.
The other night was no exception. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

a big day

We close on our house today!
As of noon today we will be homeowners...crazy!
Excited for/dreading the move, but at least it's only a few towns away, not states.

Monday, May 14, 2012

thoughts of mine

Yesterday I celebrated my 1st Mother's Day as a Mother. Most of the day I kept thinking how crazy it seems sometimes that I am actually a Mother. I've kept Banks alive and happy for almost a year now and for that I am proud indeed. 

While in Paris this last week I realized something else about being a Mom. I realized that what I do every day with Banks is actually more fulfilling and exciting than anything else I've ever done. That good old routine, for me, is and was more enjoyable than any of our time spent in Paris. Don't get me wrong, we had a blast but there's nothing Paris has to offer that can trump my life as a Mother. I seriously mean that. 

I love having those "aaaa haa" moments. Experience is the greatest teacher. I probably won't be begging Michael to take me abroad for awhile...probably not till those blessed teen years of our children. 
Till then, I look forward to livin the good life that I have in Utah.

paris montage

Sunday, May 13, 2012

a dream

We made it home safe and sound. 
I am still attempting to get all the pics in order but here is just a taste of the greatest that was our 
Parisian 5 year wedding anniversary extravaganza.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

more crawl man

Aaaaaannnnd he's off!
Aaaaaannnnd we're off to Paris on Friday!