How We Went Paciless

July 22, 2010 in Kids - 7 Comments
Jayden at 5 months (October 2008). At 23 months, we hid them. And he didn't even notice. Hold the applause :). Kiddo number two probably won't be given one. -- I'm taking a trip down memory lane through photos of Jayden I never edited or photos I feel need to be re-edited. His first year… Read More »

Still A Baby In My Eyes

July 18, 2010 in Kids - 12 Comments
You're growing tall and that scrumptious face of yours keeps maturing. Some chub's still present. Belly. Knobby knees. Curled legs. Last year's swim diaper still fits, but for how long?What are we going to do? Read More »

Good For Somethin’ Point And Shoot

July 16, 2010 in Kids - 5 Comments
Last night before bed, I grabbed my point and shoot off the dresser and started tinkering around. Truth is, I avoid it like the plague because I'm a DSLR girl. Not only did I dare to take pictures with it, I used the flash. That built-in source of artificial light. Only 'cause I didn't wanna… Read More »

A Gift To Him & Us

July 8, 2010 in Kids - 5 Comments
We're still cosleeping and it's great when we aren't trampled in the process. We have the toddler bed right next to ours. They are both now about the same height which makes it easy for Jayden to make his way into our bed. We did this for convenience, but our plans for good have started… Read More »

My Toddler LOVES Him Some Sukey’s Circle

June 19, 2010 in Kids
I had received an invitation to a puppet show in NYC and since we live in Chicago, I was unable to attend. Receiving invites to events in NYC is nothing rare. I usually just brush them off. Sometimes I'll ask to be contacted if that same event comes to Chicago. Well, that's what I did… Read More »

We’re going on a trip…

June 18, 2010 in Kids - 9 Comments
in our favorite rocket ship, Zooming through the sky... Little Einsteins! It has taken Jayden a while to accept TV as a form of entertainment, but he has finally found a show (besides his Sukey's Circle DVD) which he has become fascinated with; those little guys up there *points up*. Little Einsteins has taken over… Read More »

Not a grumble.

June 1, 2010 in Kids, Life & Quirks - 7 Comments
Jayden and I fell asleep on the couch last night. He woke up because he began to itch. I rubbed him down with soothing cream and by then he was screaming because he hates being itchy and sitting through being rubbed. I grabbed a sippy of water from the fridge and stumbled up the stairs… Read More »

Toddler Reset

May 25, 2010 in Kids - 11 Comments
Our boy child has been such a handful lately. Yes, I said boy child. He had been sick from Wednesday through Saturday with a runny nose and off and on mild fever. During that time, he received extra special care; especially from Daddy. He melts when his little guy isn't feeling well. Boy child got… Read More »


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