Thursday, August 28, 2008

show and tell...

we just can't get enough of him. playing with daddy.
our little man in plaid both of my boys... exhausted. and i just had to include this funny little video where scott lets me know how he feels about me holding the camera in front of his face all day long. (the last three seconds are the funniest.)

Monday, August 25, 2008

my mom is going crazy...

the other day i was getting scott ready for his bath. i took off his diaper, stripped him down and carried his naked bum into the bathroom. well, almost naked.... i got him to the bath (which luckily wasn't full of water yet) and realized i had forgotten to take his socks off! he looked so cute (and almost confused) looking up at me... that i just had to get a picture. (don't worry, i placed a rag over the sensitive areas.) drum roll please... we finally got a kitchen table! yeah!
before we moved to iowa one of james' goals was for us to buy our very own grill as soon as we got here. so we made the treck out to walmart one late and tired night and made the purchase. it cost $20 bucks and as you can see - can hold up to four pieces of chicken, two steaks and a couple shish-ka-bobs. i don't even remember the name of the girl in the picture. we had a big bbq on saturday with a bunch of D.O.'s and their wives and she happened to be flipping her food when i wanted to take a picture. i felt too bad to tell her that i didn't want her in the picture...
again, i just can't help it. he's just too cute.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

growing like a weed!

thought i'd share this little visual of how fast scotty is growing. both pictures were taken on the same boppy.

scott just a few months ago:

and scott just a few days ago:

Sunday, August 17, 2008

scott, scott, and more scott.

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The Iowa State Fair... this deserves to be capatilized.

for those of you who don't know just how famous the iowa state fair is... let me tell you, it is. and its held right here in our little des moines. the fair is big time and the food there is almost always on a stick! james and i both enjoyed delicious corndogs for a buck each. and since the iowa state fair isn't around everyday we decided we needed to indulge in yet another deep fried treat - funnel cake - which is "essentially a giant frenchfry covered in sugar."
we went to the fair with a bunch of other dmu students and their wives as pictured below.
L-R me, james and scotty; shalise and devin kearns; jamie, adam and their son caleb; allison and doug.

here's a cutie-pa-tutie picture of james and scotty. scott decided that he didn't love the iowa state fair. maybe next year.

here's a close-up of scott not loving the fair.

and here's a picture of him finally falling asleep. and the party begins!

okay, i just had to get proof of this. deep fried twinkies? how do they expect us to live past the age of forty!?
you know you're in iowa when...

you're staring at a 1,250 pound hog. poor thing couldn't even stand up for the picture.
and this wasn't even taken on the day of the fair. but seriously, have you seen a cuter little boy in your life?

Monday, August 11, 2008

chapter I, volume II

its real now. all those years of hearing the question, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" add up to this moment. and those endless games of M.A.S.H. when we'd anxiously wait to find out our future spouse/job/car/pet... bring us to this moment when james is offically starting his medical school career. today james had his first official day of medical school and though i've been a stay at home mom for eleven weeks now, it somehow feels more real today than it ever has. james is such a good medical student so far. he's in the other room studying his little heart out at this very moment. and though he's forgotten to take the lunch i've prepared for him every day since we got here... (do you think he's trying to hint something?)... i know that he's going to be the best student DMU has ever had! today is also the day that we finally got our computer all hooked up so that i can reunite myself with the rest of the world. don't be fooled however, iowa is a lot more hip-hop-happenen than you might believe. it has all the most necessary chain stores one might need in their day to day life. everything from babies r us to barnes and noble. we even have a Cheesecake Factory... which may be the total downfall to our so-called "budget". we've been much too busy - with james at orientation and me trying to find the carpet in our apartment beneath the piles of boxes - to take many pictures. but i will post some pics of our drive out here as well as a cute little video of scotti playing with his favorite toys. and just below this blog is a slideshow of scott in the past month. no pressure though, i understand i'm bogging you down with a lot of information. i'm just trying to catch up on the blog and clear my conscience. despite the fact that our stuff is piled to the roof of our car... scott's life was never in jeopardy. and a road trip wouldn't be a road trip if james didn't have his fresca, which thanks to his mom and sister amanda he had plenty to last him the whole 1,000 miles. here's some

The License Plate Game...
james was very determined to see as many license plates from different states as he could and i have to say he did pretty well. all in all he spotted license plates from 36 different states on our 1,000 mile drive along I-80. He was so proud of them that i just have to list them here in the blog:
alabama, arizona, arkansas, california, colorado, florida, hawaii, idaho, illinois, indiana, iowa, kansas, kentucky, maine, maryland, massachusettes, michigan, minnesota, mississippi, misouri, montana, nebraska, nevada, new york, north caroline, ohio, oregon, pennsylvania, south carolina, south dakota, tennessee, texas, utah, washington, wisconsin, wyoming
action footage of the trip:
my great aunt maxine was nice enough to let us stay with her one of the nights that we were traveling. she lives in olgalala nebraska and she showed us a good ol' midwestern time. here's a panoramic of downtown des moines. as you can probably tell... it's huge. james' school paid for us to go to the iowa cubs baseball game. scott was a bit tired and was cooperating even less than usual at holding his head up for a picture... hence my hand in the picture to prop it up for him. daddy and scotti watching the game. we're already true blue cub fans... even though they happened to be playing the salt lake bees that night. okay, i know i already have some older pictures of scott in this very towel, but everytime i give a bath i can't help but whip out the camera. he's so darn cute!

and last but definitely not least, a cute video of our little tyke. enjoy!

the past month or so...

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