Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Getting to know God

CJ has some very strict rules about what books he wants to be read to him. We have a routine at bedtime, he picks out the books, usually 4 or 5 a night, and we plop down on the floor and read them. His typical favorites are books that have 3 or 4 sentences a page, and big bright interesting pictures. Anything that requires us to stay on one page for too long and he's done, on his way to find another book. However there is one book, 'My Little Golden book About God', that he seems to love. It's pages are not as bright and colorful as his others, and most pages have a lot of words. But he sits and listens, looking over the pages carefully, very interested in this book. It always make me smile when I read this to him.

Maybe I am the type who looks for signs far too often. But when I read to Little Man about God, he always seems to listen with such interest, I have to wonder if it's because somewhere deep down, he knows how important it is. We do not go to church, but that doesn't mean that we don't have our beliefs. Religion is an important part of my life, and I hope that it is for Little Man as well. It is my intention to teach him about faith and hope and forgiveness. Compassion and humility. The power of a prayer, and believing in something bigger than this world we know.

I enjoy reading to my Little Man, and enjoy it even more when I know he is learning something so important.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Little Man's 1st haircut

Little Man's hair has been full of wild curls for a while now. And for a while now I have been telling my husband how badly I wanted to have his hair trimmed... to which I always received the answer "no". After baths and combing his hair, the back would make a perfect rat tail, it almost looked it like had been cut like that. When it dried it was a curly mess. Lately even combing his hair had become a task, trying to comb out the tangles was difficult between his crying and my not wanting to hurt him.

Yesterday I finally talked Jimmy into getting his hair cut. Success! We headed over to Pigtails and Crewcuts. This place is awesome and I would recommend them anyone with a kid for haircuts. Our stylist was very patient and gentle with CJ. He never cried, though he looked on the verge of it a few times. I on the other hand, did cry. For a split second I thought maybe this was too soon, and then tried to remember where the last 17 months had gone. But I gained my composure and watched as my little baby's hair was snipped into a cute little do'. We put some of the hair into a little baggie as a keepsake, and I can't wait to put it along with the pictures in his baby book.

CJ's hair before                                                                        CJ's hair after

Thursday, March 10, 2011


I don't update this blog enough.

I'm working on that...

In the mean time enjoy an original art piece by Little Man himself, done today on my kitchen wall.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mommy's day out!

Me and my sister went to Wilmington this past Saturday to do a tour of the set of one of my favorite TV shows- One Tree Hill. Here are some pictures from the trip!

Me and my sister Tina- on our way!

World Guy, walking for diabetes awareness. You can find information about him at www.worldguy.org

Arriving in Wilmington, beautiful sky over the water...


We saw no gators, but the sign was a nice touch!

Rivercourt and the views
Basketball hoops are gone...

Screen Gems Studios- some of the vehicles used on the show

House they used for shooting exterior scenes for Nathan and Haley's first house

Peyton's house

Lucas & Karen's house, and part of my sisters face. She was laughing because there was a huge car load of girls on the other side of the street running up to the house and taking pictures. I decided to play it safe and stay in the car... lol  :)

Clothes over Bro's ! They were doing some MAJOR work inside.

The trees in Wilmington are gorgeous

Over the bridge heading home :(