Archive for January, 2010

Jonah Harrison – 13 Months big

Saturday, January 30th, 2010
Photobucket

To say this past year went by fast to me is an understatement. Other than just getting bigger and doing more, Jonah still has the same disposition of the best little baby. He is so laid back and happy all the time. We spend our days playing, pointing at our noses, making animal noises and lots and lots of standing. He has taken a couple steps but refuses to go much more than that. It is easier to keep up with Isaac and Logan when he bear crawls. He wakes up happy, goes down happy without a fuss and loves a good snuggle. He can color a picture while the boys are doing their homework and has decided it is easier to eat with two forks instead of one. And forget about just feeing him off of our plates when we go out. He needs his own full kids meal now. After dinner if we have had a good day Isaac and Logan finish up their dinner with some sort of frozen treat…Jonah insists on having his own too, he eats up the whole thing. Wearing shoes and hats these days are a treat for him, he loves it.

Photobucket
His latest thing is to stick out his tounge shift it side to side while shaking his head, he thinks it is hilarious, I need to catch some video of that…but this will have to do until then.

After going through the photos last year I realized that there are hardley any photos of me with the boys, I am always behind the camera not in front of it. And the truth be told any photo that I am in I can’t stand it, I’m too fat, my eyes are closed, bad hair day. The excuse list goes on. I do realize that no matter what I look like my kids love me the way that I am. As much as I don’t like it I realize that it is important to be able to look back and have the memories for myself and them. So I will try my best to be in a few photos with them, for their sake not mine. So here on a tripod I can still take the picture on a timer, while being in the photo as well..

Photobucket
And a few photo notes…all of these photos were done with my flash…off the camera. I have never really liked using it, it never gave me the results I wanted. Until I learned how to use it. If you’re a photographer and want to learn more, visit http://www.strobist.com/ very addicting and cool stuff!

Photobucket You can see where Jonah get’s his cool facial expressions!

We inturpt this program for a little….Play time

Monday, January 25th, 2010
Yup, still here.

The craziness of Christmas, Birthday parties, New Years, Play Dates & Back to School really caught up with the Grilliots. After finding homes for all the boys new toys on their shelves and overstuffed closets; getting back into the routine of school our schedule never quite went back to the way it was.

All my boys seems to be demanding more attention from me, which is perfectly ok. So instead of spreading myself thin among everything in life, I am trying my hardest to devote quality time to each one of them. Which means, the phone will not get answered, dishes sit a little longer in the sink, e-mail’s not returned on time and my camera sits waiting patiently for me in my camera bag.

Just a little much needed “play time”, and because it is never fun to post with out a picture…..
Photobucket

Long overdue…

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
I wanted to go back and share some images from our Christmas card that did and did not actually make the card (only because I did not have the room).

Photobucket

the only photo I got of all three of my boys not acting silly. It is NOT easy to get them all to work together. But in the end all you really need is one photo right?

Photobucket

my handsome little men, Isaac here was pretty excited to be wearing a tie.

Photobucket

Then there was Logan…he would not stop posing for the camera. Why can’t all kids do this for me?

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

and the little man himself…

Photobucket

and ofcourse here are some from his party and his actual birthday. Everything outside is pretty much blah for the winter so ignore my dead grass!

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

and the day of his party on his new turtle from Grandma and Grandpa..

Photobucket

Photobucket

A duck…

Monday, January 4th, 2010
in our front yard…

Photobucket

Little duck, are you lost?

We have had our fair share of strange visitors around here. This little guy greeted Jonah and I on our way out to pick up the boys from school. Not every day you see this. So like a good hostess, I gave him some of Jonah’s Cheerios from his diaper bag stash. I did not expect he would still be here when we got home.

Photobucket

Funny though when we got home he was like a little ornament in our yard just sitting there next to his cup of cereal. Our neighbor down the road just returned home from duck hunting and had several he was pulling out of a cooler from today…I think it scared our little friend. He will not leave! Does anyone know how to politely tell a duck to go home?

Photobucket

Jonah tried barking at it. I kept telling him it was not a dog.

He did not care.

He loved it, “Woof, Woof.” little duckey!

Happy New Year

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
2010 caught up with me pretty quickly, I am behind a post or two for Christmas and Jonah’s birthday…they are forthcoming. I wanted to be sure to post some pictures from today. We snuck down to Galveston for a bit with my Mom after visiting my brother in the hospital. (My brother is recovering slowly but all is well.)

Photobucket

It is possible to have fun at the beach even in 55 degree weather. It was windy and cold…perfect for Logan to fly his kite with Meme.

Photobucket

and collect a few seashells

Photobucket

The sun was bright and the sky was beautiful as was the beach itself. The clean up crews did a great job after Hurricane Ike.

Photobucket

Logan did manage however to run into the ocean with his shoes ON

Photobucket

And Isaac thought it was fun to dig in the sand like a dog…(you know with his hands throwing it between his legs!)

Photobucket
These were in a store..not on the beach…they were just so pretty though I had to share

Photobucket
Courtesy of my Mom…I have taken a shot like this several times for people and love it. I have always wanted one of Harry and myself. I love the ocean in the background.

We love the water, this is a perfect shot. Great Job Mom!
Back to the old routine after tomorrow. I will update the blog with more pictures soon!!
Happy 2010 everyone, I hope it is filled with many blessings for you all.