Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lately!

We haven't been up to a to much lately, but I feel like we have been so busy!!

On Monday, I finally started feeling better and I tried to win a facebook contest for free appliques to make Merritt more shirts (using one of his pictures), I got 4th place and she only awarded the top 3. Devastating, especially considering I hacked my Momma's facebook to share the photo so her friends would "like" it (it's not like she knows how to "share" on facebook anyway HAHAH!) and made my Sissy and Cade-o share with all their friends too!! Obsessed much? Yes I am!! :)  We also went to Kindermusik, after Merritt only had a 45 min nap at daycare, I was not looking forward to the meltdown that I was positive would occur, but for the most part he did pretty good! During play time at the beginning of the class, he did decide he would rather play the drums, so he left the play area with all the other kids, walked over to where the drums are stored, picked the biggest one out, and toddled it over to the play area and just started drumming away....umm hello Merritt, it's not time for the drums yet!!!  You can probably guess what went down when drum time actually rolled around, then ended!! Tragic!! Anyway, that was Monday....

On Tuesday, I worked, worked, worked and Merritt went to daycare...pretty normal day..

Today The Farmer had to go to the Capitol to meet with the Governor and the Sec. of Agriculture, representing young cattlemen, to discuss the beginning farmer program, along with 6 other chosen throughout the state. So since the "cat" was away, the "mice" played!! Merritt and I had a picnic in the living room for breakfast and lunch, played a ton, and watched a little Shark Tale. When the Farmer got home tonight, Merritt got more fun playing time...check out the video for his latest "trick," he pants like a dog anytime you ask him "What's Dashie do??"  He is such a funny little guy!!




We have also been working on learning/sorting his shapes...sometimes he does really good and others he could care less or get frustrated and throw them in the air when they dont fit! Check out the video for one of those, not so successful times!! :)



Tomorrow, I have a photoshoot and 4-H. Friday, I have to get to packing/organizing for Branson (we leave early Thursday morning !!) then Saturday I have another photoshoot! Next week will be busy running around, but I am soo excited to see my family and for them to see all the fun new things Merritt is getting into!! :)

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Who Thinks my Tractor is Sexy?!?!

All I can say is... "oh my!"



For the record, I did not pose this :) I was changing his diaper and he got away from me and ran and got on his tractor....guess he thought he could roll away from me faster on it!! ha!!

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Shirt Crazy

Let me start by saying...I am so sick of being sick!!! At least its just a cold and not the stomach flu! Ok, that is all!

When Merritt got up from his nap, he went straight for one of his Easter shirts I had folded up in the living room. He thought it was the best "toy" ever! He was running around swinging it everywhere and babbling on and on. Finally I told him to put it on and wear it...it's safe to say we have different ideas on how shirts should be worn!! 









its a shirt not a hat, crazy baby :)

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Adventures in Coloring!

He did a few scribbles, then decided it was more fun to try to get the color out of the holder!





Then he decided coloring was no fun and hopped on his cow instead!



we love you little stinker!!

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Bucket Seat

And when he gets sick of putting the bucket on his head..he gets stuck in it!! Silly Billy  :)


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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bunny Foo Foo

How adorable are these jammies?!?!  Not sure why the bunnies are wearing glasses, but it just makes them even cuter!!



He is obsessed with the little bunnies on his feet..and lets be honest, so am I!! :)

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Bucket Head

Where's Merritt!??!! Just hanging out with his head in a bucket!! 





such a silly billy!!  :)

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This and that!

Just a few phone pics of what we've been up to!!

Mickey Mouse tractor jammies!!


LOVING his floor cushion :)


bunnies on his feet!!


Can you guess what this is?!?!
Give up?? It's tickets to the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo!! We are going at the end of July and I am SOOO excited!! We will only be gone 5 days, in Cheyenne for 2 and half, traveling the rest...can't wait for Merritt to see the huge parade and rodeo! I went with my family in 2007 and we had a blast, The Farmer and I have been wanting to go for awhile and this year finally it worked out! Can't wait :)

Little Boy Blue

I still haven't taken official one year portraits of Merritt...I have been waiting for a nice day to do them outside, but it just hasn't happened!! On Sunday, after church, I got some quick shots in his cute little blue outfit...to bad he didn't want to smile!!

My sweet angel....

my crazy little boy!!!
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Floor Cushion!!

I have been working on this poof/cushion since October!! I am SUPER glad to have it finished and so is my little man!! Here is the link for the tutorial that I found on Pinterest...where else?!?! http://www.livingwithpunks.com/2010/05/tutorial-land-of-nod-inspired-floor.html


He ran and jumped on it right away!

Then smooshed his face in it!

then picked it up and took off running!

where did my tiny baby go?!?!

view of the handle...

of course I put his name on it ;)



I think it turned out super cute, but I'm gonna be honest, it was hard and it is not perfect! At least it gave me the much needed practice with my sewing machine :)

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Mardi Gras Madness!

Honey sent us a fun package from Mardi Gras, since we couldn't be down in New Orleans with everybody else. He got all decked out in his Mardi Gras hat and must have thought he was the luckiest baby in the world playing with the beads...who needs toys?!?!






The book she sent is called Mardi Gras Bead Dog, and it is sooo cute!! I didn't even know there were Mardi Gras books, but this one is adorable and autographed by the author, so fun!!

Check out the video of our little Parade in the living room :)

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