Saturday, July 30, 2011

Blake turns TWO!

When trying to think of a theme for Blake's second birthday, we started listing all of his favorite things and quickly realized that they all began with B! So however scattered and random it may be, it made him very happy! That's all that matters...
A perfect invitation designed by Clementine Grace Photography.


Blake's favorite foods were represented with bananas, blueberries, blackberries, strawBerries, blocks of cheese, bean dip and brownies.



There was a bubble machine at the front door and tables around the room had some of Blake's favorite things...
His favorite booksA bucket of balls

Blake's buddies Bryan and Tate building with blocks.

Blake had a blast running around his friends, opening presents and playing with all his favorite things!

The guests brought home a bucket with a book, bubbles, basketball and water bottle.

Blake had a wonderful time with all his favorite "B" things... but perhaps his favorite "B" was announcing that he is going to be a BIG BROTHER in February! Here's to another fabulous year!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

FINALLY

A new post. It has only been a little over 5 months.
If you have ever had a toddler, you understand.

I have been searching for good photos to post, but almost every one of them is a blur- because that is what Blake is. A constant blur of movement. The only decent pictures I can snap are when he is stuck in a highchair or strapped in his car seat.

He is so sweet.
So silly.
So playful.

So suave. And he all of a sudden turned into a little boy! Where did my baby go?!
We have been loving the beautiful weather! We practiced hunting for Easter eggs at the Boys Ranch.
He and Bryan had a blast feeding the ducks there also.


We strolled Main Street with the family. I
Blake is a huge fan of the zoo! He wasn't so sure about the dinosaurs until closer inspection.
Every day is so much fun with Blake. We are so blessed!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Slacker Mom

Hi. My name is Nancy and I'm failing as a Mom.

Not only am I not keeping up with the blog, I blew off a Halloween costume this year. I had every intention to make something. I bought everything I needed for a precious Bamm Bamm outfit and it is all still sitting in the bag on the kitchen table. Instead, I took the slacker way out and used the costume that he made at daycare for their costume parade.
Blake was an M&M.
Which was super cute when they were all together... But it just didn't have the same effect when he was by himself.
Or when he was with his super cute spidey-cousin, Tate.

Yup. There goes my shot at the Mother of the Year award. Maybe next year.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Time Flies

I can't believe I haven't posted since school started. Actually, I can. We have been very busy! Please excuse the randomness of pictures... these are just a few of our Fall Favorites, in no particular order.

First of all, Blake's 15 month stats:
Height: 33 inches
Weight: 26.12 pounds
Head: 20 inches

Blake's favorite things:
Opening doors and playing with Jack.
His Cozy Coupe.

Pacifiers and putting on shoes.


Our Fall activities:
Blake loved watching the Rangers throughout the playoffs. He would actually watch the games and clap for the players. He would even get out his glove from the toy box. We were able to go to one of the games before tickets were hard to come by. World Series, here we come!


We went to the Pumpkin Patch with my best friend, Brandi and her son, Cade. The boys were very irritated about us trying to get pics. They just wanted to play!




We celebrated Mia's 60th birthday! Blake and Tate helped finish off the cake.


We took rode a train in Fort Worth. Blake loved waving at all the people and all the trees! He is a very curious little guy.

Our days have been spent chasing. It is exhausting but oh-so-much fun!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back to School!


Things went much better than they did last year. We are incredibly lucky that Blake's teachers from last year happened to move up to his toddler class! We all absolutely adore Ms. Kim and Ms. Megan. Blake was hesitant when we went in his classroom but Ms. Kim picked him up and started to show him around. He quickly forgot about me standing there and ended up having a wonderful day. I am excited to see what this year has in store for us!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Down the Drain

This summer has literally gone down the drain! We have been doing two bathroom remodels. We had the guest bathroom redone first, during which we encountered surprise after surprise. It ended up taking twice as long and costing twice as much as expected. When it was finished Todd and I moved into the guest room and started work on the master bathroom. It is still going and probably will be up until school starts. This all would be so much more exciting if I didn't have to chase a one year old around to keep him away from all the mess. And we have to stay in the house because there is someone doing something here every day. Plumbers, tilers, dry-wallers, etc. Blake now has an "Uncle Carlos" though!

That is my excuse for not posting about Blake's one year appointment.

Blake's one year stats:
Height: 31 and 3/4 inches
Weight: 25.8 pounds
Head: 19 and 3/4 inches

He is still off the charts for height and head and 90th percentile for his weight.
His allergies are getting better so we took him off medicine.
He can walk- when he wants to. He prefers to hold onto something but can walk about 10 steps or more from A to B.
He wants to eat/drink whatever Mommy and Daddy are having and will let us know by making a fish face at what he wants. He also likes to tell us to eat something with the same fish face:

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Random funny morning this summer:

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Yeah, we hang out in our pajamas. A lot.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Grand Slam!

Blake's first birthday party was a major HIT!
Fans received their commemorative ticket created by Muddy Road Productions.


They arrived at Post Field from all over Texas to celebrate!


The gift shop was full of wonderful gifts.

The concession stand was loaded with delicious hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jacks!
And of course we hit the "sweet spot" with yummy cupcakes.

The MVP spent time with his adoring fans...


while the All-Stars had a photo shoot for their baseball cards. We had a ball hanging out with all of our buddies.

After the 7th inning stretch, Blake called his next shotto the mound of amazing gifts!


The coach struck out with the baseball cake.


putting the little slugger in a foul mood.

The All-Stars were thrilled with their souvenirs. They each got a game ball and their own photo on a baseball card!

The coaches celebrated a victorious season with their Rookie of the Year!