Sunday, July 15, 2007


So tonight after a long day out and about my baby boy passed out on my bed. He looked so sweet and innocent....which normally is untrue.....I decided to take pictures of him. I had always wanted that deal from Sears where they take photos then piece them out to individual parts of the body then frame them. I am unsure if that even made since. Ok they will have a frame with about 9 holes and in each hole there are "body parts"...nose, smile, eye, hand, etc. Isaiah HATES having his pictures professionally done and always has since he was about 6 months old. Literally everytime we would take him he would flip out and then all the pictures he was either crying or was redfaced from screaming so long. Now the second my mom or I get out the camera he is a complete ham so even though he is older than they normally are when they do those sets I decided to go at it on my black & white! I love these pictures!

The funny part is half way through I realized he had ketchup on his face and like all little boys no matter how hard you try to keep their nails clean it just always seems they attract dirt under their nails. So I stopped the photo shoot then cleaned and trimmed his nails! Sad but true and he slept right through it all!

Sunday, July 08, 2007


Well Elijah lost his first tooth yesterday! Actually he didn't lose it, Martez pulled it. It was so funny! He realized it was loose on our trip to Iowa and refused to eat for awhile unless it was noodles. Eventually he got over that and it was really loose and Martez really wanted to pull it but he would barely let us touch it. Yesterday he decided or I should say "bargained" with daddy to let him pull it. If he let daddy pull it, then he had to take him to Toys 'r Us and buy him a toy and of course Martez was all for that. But when it came right down to it he was scared and I was watching grossed out. Loose teeth and pulling loose teeth totally disgusts me! Everytime Martez would get ready to pull it Elijah would shut his mouth and bargain or ask how bad it would hurt. Martez would pinch him a little and say this is how it will feel and that didn't hurt, right. They went back and forth like a hundred times and I still stood there with the camera gagging everytime I would even think about it. Eventually Martez said he was going to "shine" it aka dry it off since it was too slippery and just yanked it out! Elijah started to cry then saw the blood and went into a complete screaming frenzy! He hates blood! Martez said see that didn't hurt show me how it felt. Then Elijah proceeded to hit and pinch the crap out of his daddy to show him how it felt! Too funny! Now I bet Martez will never get to pull another one! I can't believe my baby boy is losing teeth and going to start kindergarten this fall!!! Time flies!! Well then it was time for the tooth fairy and I asked Martez for a dollar and he said I have a twenty! What kind of tooth fairy gives twenty dollar bills?!?!?!?!? Hello! Then he said well I have a ten so I went with it in hopes that Elijah would just see "one" dollar bill not realizing it was worth ten dollars!! It worked! That is until my entire family told him the truth about my plan and switching it with a one dollar bill!!! They did this because my mom and I made tooth pillows for the youngest grandbabies to match their rooms and I wrote "Nothing less than $10 accepted!" with a paint pen on each pillow. My nephew Nehemiah decided that he was "either getting jipped or the toothfairy can't read"! Isn't that hilarious!! Needless to say he got his toy and now he'll be lucky to get a quarter. I guess all the tricks I played on my nieces and nephews will come back to me "ten" fold!!

Thursday, July 05, 2007


Happy July 4th to all! Hope you all had a safe and happy 4th! We went to my nephews' Noah and Nehemiah birthday party and watched the Rhema fireworks. On the 4th we had friends over and did our own little show! Zaya is afraid of the fireworks now that he can actually hear them....he used to love them but then again he couldn't hear then.