Friday, April 24, 2009

Getting Ready for Summer

Deep breath in...deep breath out...it's Friday.

I have lots of thoughts this morning.

First of all, I know I've said this before, but I hate anonymous comments. I disabled them on my blog many months ago and it's been great. People are much less careful with their words when their name is not attached. My feeling is, if I have to look at your butt, do me the courtesy of showing your face.

Second, I'm not cut out for nursing in public. The nursing room at church is as public as I get, and even then I feel awkward. I use my nursing cover, but I'm not very graceful at getting the baby latched on underneath it and then she's waving her arms about and making the fabric billow. I probably end up doing the very thing I'm trying to avoid by using it. I wish I could care less.

Third, I bought Jackson some boxer briefs and they're impossibly cute. Does anyone else find it humorous that you can buy underwear at the grocery store? 'Cause I sure did buy them at HEB.

Here are some pictures of Jackson getting blessed with ice cream after he was so good at school and took a marathon nap there for his teachers. In fact, he did it twice this week. That was a first! Good job, buddy!




Here's Annabeth after we did a little shopping to get her ready for the summer. Summer's already here, by the way. We've been in the 90's this week. Baby girl needed some shades!


Behold, the first bathing suit I ever bought for my daughter. I remember Melissa and I going round and round with our mom over bathing suits from a young age. Remember those suits that were like two pieces but they were connected? Despite our begging and pleading, Mom never let us wear those. Looking back, they were u-g-l-y you-ain't-got-no-alibi. In a few years Annabeth and I will have our own drama, I'm sure.


Bathing suit + hat.


Bathing suit + hat + shades.


Here she is trying on one of her cute new bows. I love this expression. That day I had been really tempted to buy some new bows at Gymboree, but I resisted. When Curt got home he had a fun package for us with several new ones in it. Yeah!


I'm anticipating a great summer. The absence of morning sickness alone practically guarantees it.

123 comments:

Holly said...

Clapping for the wonderful pictures!!

Y'all sure do have some beautiful babies, Amanda.

Praying for you today...for your sis, too.

Tara G. said...

I can just see Jackson in about 12 years holding a can of Coke or a cell phone (will those be around then?) instead of an ice cream in that last photo! Baby bathing suits? ADORABLE! By the way, Land's End is having a sale on all bathing suits- 20-40% off. My virtual model looked real cute in hers! ha!

E-dub said...

Number one, and I've thought about this a lot, is that you quite possibly have the best-looking children ever.

And B, I love "if I have to look at your butt, do me the courtesy of showing your face." That is awesome. And I'm sorry for my profile picture being my pretty dog. I'll work on that.

bethany said...

I always wanted one of those bathing suits too--my mom said no, thank goodness!
Babies in bathing suits and sunglasses-ADORABLE!! She's really so cute!

Sharon said...

Your kids are such cuties and beauties! Annabeth looks adorable in her new swimsuit! I'm digging her cool hat and shades!

Have a great weekend and stay cool in this oh so hot and humid Texas weather! I'm trying to do the same here in San Antonio.

Blessings,
Sharon

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

That swim suit is DARLING! I'm looking forward to buying one for my baby girl this summer - I never got around to it last summer, poor thing.

You know what's funny about expressions like that? You'll see them on her face...even as that face changes. At least, that's how it is with me. When I look at my daughter's baby pics, I'm amazed at how different she looks, but how similar her expressions are.

Mocha with Linda said...

So, so adorable.

And I'm thinking today Curt needs to go shopping for some moon pies for his FIL! LOL

Heather said...

Annabeth is ready for some pool time!
Both my boys(6 & 3) wear boxer briefs! They're so cute in them. Except they call them their SQUARE underwear! :)
After those pictures of the ice cream blessing, I'm suddenly craving me some Blue Bell! :)

Barr Family said...

Oh...I love the little swimsuit and shades. How cute! She is adorable. Have a fun summer!

beckyjomama said...

She is the cutest stinkin thing in the WORLD!

(just had to delurk to tell ya that!)

Jessie said...

she is simply getting cuter and cuter as the days go by - and your young man is so handsome too!

Taylor said...

Oh my heavens! Is she adorable or what?! She's just too pretty for words and the bathing suit+hat+shades is so awesome!!

She looks like her cutie patootie big brother!!

ocean mommy said...

SO SWEET!!

Big brother looks so cool with his ice cream. :) He worked hard for that treat!! Precious...

Have a wonderful wonderful weekend...

steph.

3girlsmom said...

Annabeth is getting so squishy! I totally mean that in a good way. I ADORE rolls on a baby's legs and that double chin! The newborn chicken legs are presh, too, but nothing like a baby with rubber band wrists!

And Jackson is getting so big, too! Congrats on excellent nap times at school!!!

Praying for Melissa on her trip. I know y'all's fears are a little heightened right now, so I'm also praying for peace for you and your family.

Robyn

JottinMama said...

Such cute pictures, Amanda :)

I LOVE summer :)

Blessings,
Kate :)

Heather said...

The pics are great...loving Anna Beth in her swimsuit, hat, and shades! When I see my little guy in his "big boy undies" it gets me every single time!!! Have a great weekend!

Chris & AnnMarie said...

Annabeth is so beautiful! And, of course, that Jackson is beyond adorable!
Your mom's post on LPB today made me laugh so hard, I had a contraction and almost wet my pants.
Hope y'all have a great weekend! =)

~Holly~ said...

Little babies in swimsuits always make me smile!!! Thanks for sharing. Both your kiddos are adorable! :)

Tara said...

What a beautiful little girl, in her modest (and adorable) bathing suit, shades, and hat. Love it!

Praying for Melissa today- Can't wait to hear all about her trip!

Marla Taviano said...

Her little face in that last pic is sooooo cute!!

I never did step foot inside an HEB. Sadness. :(

Amanda May said...

Okay, I cannot stop giggling! That butt/face comment is profound. SO funny!! Well said! :)

And ya, I'm not sure there is anything quite as cute as toddler boys in boxer briefs...except, of course, little baby girls in polka-dot swimsuits!! ADORABLE!!!

Corrie's Blog said...

I just got done deleting a very rude comment on my blog that was left anonymous so that made me laugh! I agree. :) As for your pics...DARLING!!!! Isn't it funny how we want to show our stuff and don't care that out bellies hang all kinds of out when we're little and then when we get older we try and find any way possible to cover it all up?...at least I do! :) Enjoy the summer with your cute fam! :)

Phillips Family said...

I so remember those bathing suits you mentioned. My mom would not allow me to have one either. I thought it was quite the injustice of the world...however, I am now thanking her years later. Those things were anything but cute.

I love Annabeth's suit. Were you shocked by the variety in little girls swimwear when you went shopping for it? I have a boy and a girl and about fell over in Target when I saw (almost) string bikinis in toddler sizes. Um...no thanks. We'll stick with a pink and white stripped one with a turtle on it.

Traci said...

There is nothing sweeter than baby girl sunwear is there? Tell Jackson good job- you know summer is good for a boy- it tuckers them out- at least that was always the case at our house. Have a great weekend-

Becca said...

Adorable! Love the pictures!

Teresa said...

Love the pics of both!! Jackson looks like he is LOVING that ice cream and Annabeth's eyes in that last picture... BEAUTIFUL!!!

Becca said...

I LOVE the swimsuit!! Your Annabeth is just precious!

Marc and Charity said...

Oooh, love the swimsuit ensemble! Very cute!

Praying for your sister today, can't wait to hear from her on the blogs!

Big Mama said...

"if I have to look at your butt, do me the courtesy of showing your face"

This may be one of my favorite sentences ever.

Also, the kids couldn't be more adorable. It's just too much cute.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

What a beauty she is! Of course, with her mama and her bibby - she didn't have a chance to be anything but adorable!

thanks for sharing your life with us!

Beth

The Silva's said...

Amanda,
She is so precious, and Jackson is getting so big!!! I am looking forward to letting Jenna go "swimming" too. Can you beleive the girl has 4 bathing suits???

Alexis said...

She is adorable! Love the new summer gear!

Cindy said...

Your kids are absolutely gorgeous! I absolutely loved the 'butt/face'comment. That's hilarious! Have a great weekend!

Tonya Gray said...

Oh my word! That little face in those shades, so ADORABLE...not to mention big brother with that grin and his ice cream! Thanks for sharing. I also had to hop over here after laughing so hard at your mom's post about the moon pies and ask you how good they were! That is THE funniest post I've ever read!

Nicole said...

Thanks for being real Amanda! You really crack me up. I have to say, I am itching to get my hands on that picture of J with the ice cream. It's begging to be lightened!

Audrey and Company said...

I love the bow with the letter A on it, so cute! Your last sentence was my favorite line of the whole thing. I have a bit of baby fever right now but the thought of puking all summer is enough to make me more than content with our little family of three. :) Love ya!

ThirtysomethingMom said...

So cute!!! Love the pics!
Have a blessed day!

maryvigil said...

I love your spirit! I totall understand the comment and nursing thing. Sadly, I work at a hospital and am still not comfortable nursing in public nor am I comfortable exposing any other area of skin that some think is fashionable...LOL!!! Thank you for blessing my day with your words!

Erica said...

Adorable pics of your little ones. I just love the matching swimsuit, hat and glasses! In fact, I still do! Good thing my girls oblige me!

Allyson said...

So adorable! That's the same swimsuit I got my baby girl. I bought the matching hat and matching sunglases too - I love Gymboree!

Kylie said...

You have just posted about two of my most VERY favorite things about my own children!! Little boy boxer briefs could not be cuter! And babies all dolled up in summer gear is THE best! We're excited about summer at our house, too :) Cute, cute pictures, Amanda. Love 'em :)

Colored With Memories said...

annabeth's thigh rolls...i could eat them right up!

Fran said...

ADORABLE!!! You know that already.
The glasses crack me up. :)

happy weekend!
Praying for the compassion team.
Fran

Sam McClure said...

l.o.v.e. the bathing suit on annabeth! i just wish that i could look as cute in one :) love you!

Laura said...

Jackson is SUCH a cute little boy! I want him to marry my daughter!!! And Annabeth has the biggest blue eyes I've ever seen! God has truly blessed you! Enjoy!

TAMMY said...

Cute pictures.
Boy, Annabeth sure is growing up.
Hope you all have a great summer.
Tammy

loud said...

Those pictures are adorable! I'm wondering where you get all of those super cute bows?!? Are they all from local boutiques or could I find any on the East Coast?;)

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

What a little doll! I love her bathing suit!

Kelly said...

That first paragraph is one of the reasons that I like you so much! :-)

Annabeth's suit is PRECIOUS!!! I am so excited to get Harper a bathing suit. We have a little pool and she likes the water so much - I know she will love it. We probably have to wait a couple more weeks here but I'm anticipating fun in the sun!

Kristin said...

Yeah Jackson!!

Love the sunglasses!!

Laughing at your "if I have to see your butt at least show me your face" comment!

Happy Friday!
~Kristin

Brittney said...

too cute - beautiful kids :)

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

I didn't see anything when we were in the nursing room and in fact, I thought, man she makes that cover look so easy!

Boxer briefs are the cutest. Sage typically puts his on backwards! I need to get some for Kolby.

Swimsuits and hats! Oh my. And the new bow. Oh the sweetness on that girl.

Kristie said...

I LOVE the summer pics! We are so busy trying to move into a new house/get the building of it finished...that I've yet to buy summer clothes for any of us, so all my kids have is lots of "gift" clothing from sweet grandparents...but your pics have me ready to shop!

Not that you asked for my advice on the nursing thing, but...

It kinda limits your wardrobe for awhile, but they have some very cute nursing tops out (and I always thought it was more comfortable to still use an additional cover, but I didn't panic as much if it slipped if I had on a nursing top)

...and if you aren't wearing a nursing top, try wearing button-down blouses and unbuttoning from the bottom (keeping the top 2 or 3 fastened), then instead of just flopping out of the top's neckline, you can just lift up the bottom and tuck kiddo underneath. Don't know if that helps any, but I think I'm the least-coordinated female in Georgia, and it certainly helped me to "unbutton from the bottom" when I was nursing. :)

Oh, and one more thing, if you're out with Curt and you just HAVE to nurse in public because public nursing will make less of scene than a screaming baby will (especially if she's screaming enough to make mommy leaky), make sure he's aware of your discomfort and have him sit close to you with his arm sort of around you/behind your shoulders so that you sorta have a place to hide...and he can keep talking to anyone who passes by and doesn't know where to keep their eyes focused...that'll help to keep you from feeling so stared-at. :)

Cheri-Beri said...

I spent WAY too much money on my daughter's first bathing suit and matching hat. And here's what happened . . . . . I left my darling husband with the task of putting the bathing suit on while I took a shower. I came out of the bathroom and the suit was on backwards. When I saw what I saw, I gasped aloud. He asked me, "What's wrong?"

I replied, "Did you not notice her nipples were showing?" They were 100% uncovered. I love that man to death, but seriously!

Jennifer said...

Oh Amanda you are hilarious! I loved your one liner, "If I have to look at your butt than at least give me the courtesy of seeing your face!" I'm going to use that one!

I too was not a good public nurser. Always felt so awkward.

Your pics are ADORABLE!!! Annabeth is ready for a day at the pool - or the beach? (I'm definately a pool person. Love the ocean but am too afraid to venture in with my little ones... Or without them for that matter! Just the thought of coming into physical contact with a fish makes me want to hyperventilate!)

Love,
Jennifer

Mandi said...

I just love these photos of your two little ones. Annabeth's bathing suit is PERFECT...I really like polka dots!!! We live in Florida so I know what you mean about summer already making an appearance...it's in the 90's today. We're headed to Disney next week and I'm hoping for a little cooler temperatures. :)

Lynette said...

Cute pictures. Love the suit, hat and glasses combo. She looks like a little beach babe! I have a two month old baby girl also and I have to say I am excited about a summer with no morning sickness too. I felt like last summer was a total bust and I am excited to make this a fun summer with the kiddos.
God bless!

Haley said...

Way to go, Jackson! I LOVE that last picture of Annabeth. She's such a little dollbaby!!

Dionna said...

She is Prec-ious! I had all these little headbands and cute little hats for my second daughter and she hated them! Would just yank them off her head. Sigh. Hope Annabeth gets used to them now so she won't do that when she gets more mobile.
Oh yah - and can you send some of your 90 degree weather to Boise? It's 57 here. :(

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Annabeth is just the cutest in her summer look!

I bought my 3 year old son some boxers a few months ago and I think they are the cutest things. I have been thinking about the boxer briefs - I never thought I would think that little boy's underwear was cute.

connorcolesmom said...

I LOVE summer although I feel like it is already SO HOT!
I love the pics and the bathing suit is adorable + hat + shades = PRECIOUS!
And I love little boy boxer briefs - they are too cute!
Praying for Melissa and the Compassion trip!
Enjoy your weekend
Kim

KR said...

Great pictures! They are both so precious. I'm still laughing about the butt...although sometimes I used to leave anonymous just because I was too lazy---it makes me sad to think people would be ugly. My blog is only initials..not hiding, just wanted to protect medical privacy.
I am Kelly of Palm Beach Gardens Fla, I've been reading Baby Bangs since the beginning...and I am grateful to Amanda for sharing!

JayCee said...

Annabeth is so adorable in her bathing suit + hat + sunglasses - too cute!!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

What cute babies! Well, you actually may not appreciate me calling Jackson a "baby"...which he technically isn't any more, hence the new boxer shorts! :) But when you're a "GanMamma" like I am.....all kids under 10 are "babies"! I remember when I was in my mid twenties and had an infant, an 18-month old, and a 3-year old, someone said to me..."My goodness! You have THREE babies!" I thought...oh no....my 3-year-old is SO grownup! She's NOT a baby! But now as I look back and as I look at others with multiple babies I totally agree with her....I did have three babies! ha And WHERE did the time go???

Thanks for sharing the adorable pictures of your kids!

Marilyn

annalee said...

the first picture and last picture on this post are too much for words. those kids are too cute for words. and as for the "a" bow and swim gear, their cuteness are right up there with your children.

Becca and Dee said...

Oh my goodness! Where did you find that bathing suit for Annabeth, if you don't mind my asking? My niece is only a month younger than she is and we've searched EVERYWHERE for one! Please let me know if you don't mind. Thanks so much! Too cute!

Rebecca alradavis@yahoo.com

Teri said...

HEB is great! My family & I don't call HEB by the letter name H-E-B like it's supposed to be called; we say "heb" (like a regular word that rhymes with the name Deb)... Guess that's what is to be expected from Northern grown folks. We lived in Texas several months before someone told us we were pronouncing the store's name wrong! We still say "heb".

Jackson and Annabeth are precious!

God Bless ya all and have a great weekend!

Rebecca said...

Amanda,
I love that the bathing suit matches all the blankets!

Sharon said...

Oh Amanda,

These pictures are awesome!! Thanks for sharing them!

Much love,
Sharon, NC

Cindy- My Life HIS Story said...

ADORABLE- both of them!!!

McKenna's first suit was a lot like this one only it had the face of a bunny on it with the ears on the hat and the tail on the little bottom.

Thank you for letting us live vicariously through these sweet ones!

Moose Mama said...

Ok, just when I thought Annabeth couldn't get any cuter...you put her in sunglasses and the hat and she POSES for you!! Unbelievable!

I love the polka dots.

Here's to a fun summer!

Moose Mama said...

Oh and BTW...it's been snowing here all day!

Landon Andrew said...

I LOVE the new pictures! SO ADORABLE!

Patty said...

What cute pictures! I loved Annabeth's new bow and her cute bathing suit. Ya'll are going to have so much fun at Disney World!

Have a great weekend and I have been praying all day for Melissa.

Have a great weekend!
p.s. it's summer in Nashville, too!

Georgia Jan said...

Amanda: I couldn't love you more - you have made my day. I too hate anonymous comments - anonymous letters - anonymous "callers" (I work in administration at our local Board of Education). But I've never known quite how to verbalize why I hate them until TODAY!!! I've always just called them cowards - but now I know...If I have to look at your butt, do me the courtesy of showing your face!

LOVE.LOVE.LOVE.IT!

Your babies are gorgeous -

Georgia Jan

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

OK, the one of Annabeth in the hat with no shades is SO Jackson at her age! She is adorable in her swimsuit. And Jackson is so cute eating his ice cream!

I did have one of those suits that connected. Hope you're not too jealous!

ginger said...

What I thought while I read your post:
1) Never thought I would miss the days when I was slightly embarrassed to nurse in public;
2) Awww, now I've gotta dig up pics of my oldest in her sunglasses when she was a baby;
3) Little boy boxers? They ARE adorable!
Have a great weekend!

Tara said...

So fun!!! I love Gymboree!! I just got my little girlie a huge sun hat and some big ole white round shades from there, just today! Don't you LOVE how they coordinate everything? It's fun but so hard to control yourself too!!! Sale racks, sale racks!! :)

He is getting so handsome! My little guy turns two on Sunday and they just start looking so much like big boys! They aren't babies anymore :( But every stage is wonderful! :)

Blessings in this lovely summer heat we are already having! It's pool time!!

Tara
Corpus Christi, Texas

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

The Butt Face remark was classic. I'm totally writing that one down. :)

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD said...

HI AMANDA THANKS FOR REAL WITH US SEISTAS , THANKS FOR SHARING THAT IF I HAVE TO LOOK AT YOUR BUTT DO ME THE COURTESY OF SHOWING YOUR FACE THAT CRACKED ME UP. THE PICTURES OF ANNABETH AND JACKSON ARE SO CUTE LITTLE SEISTA WITH HER SUNGLASSES ON TO CUTE SHE IS ADORABLE JUST LIKE HER SWEET MOTHER AND HER SWEET BIBBY. YOUR MOM POST TODAY CRACKED ME UP I ABOUT FELL OUT OF MY CHAIR AT WORK, THE MOON PIES ARE GREAT AND I KNOW YOU AND CURTIS COULD'NT HELP BUT EAT THEM THEY ARE TO GOOD TO JUST SIT THERE AND LOOK AT THEM.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND PRAYING FOR MELISSA AND TEAM HAVE MY TV OFF FOR A WHILE SO I CAN BE PRAYING FOR THEM AND YOU ALL AS WELL.
LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU ALL.
CAROL ALBUQUERQUE NM

Lynn said...

Oh my -
baby girl + bathing suit + hat + glasses X little boy + ice cream bar = IMPOSSIBLE CUTENESS!!!!

Thanks for sharing the sweetness!

blessings,
Sister Lynn

katiegfromtennessee said...

Summer is coming, and I'm looking forward to it, alright:):) That is funny, underwear from the grocery store:) Annabeth's expressions are priceless...these closer pics of Jackson make him look like Curtis! Oh yeah, clothing drama might be in the future...protect that purity!!! Bless your heart, Little Momma

katiegfromtennessee

The Bargain Shopper Lady said...

Annabeth is sooo cute!
Yay for a great summer!

Annie said...

Oh my gosh, I have a SERIOUS bathing suit addiction... I have GOT to quit buying them for Annabelle! But how cute are baby girls in bathing suits??!?!? Also LOVE sunglasses! The Gymboree ones fit better than any others we've tried... Glad you got the pacakge I sent! The bow is ADORABLE on your sweet girl! I enjoy your blog lots--and the part about anonymous comments and the butt & face...HILARIOUS!

CJ said...

"if I have to look at your butt, do me the courtesy of showing your face"

LOL!! You crack me up....pun absolutely intended

Your kiddos are as sweet as can be.

Becky said...

Love the bathing suit and hat!

Susan said...

Hey Amanda! It's Susan (Schulke) from Cy Falls. I found your blog from Leyla's. Just wanted to stop by and tell you your kiddos are so cute! Love Annabeth's bathing suit/hat/sunglasses combo.

mattmatt11788 said...

Where is her bathing suit from? Please email me at mattmatt11788@comcast.net if you get a chance.

Maddison

The Reardon's said...

Amanda, I'm cracking up at the nursing comment... those cover ups never work... except with Uriah he's moving his face around like a mad man trying to get the perfect latch... you get the point! Jackson is ADORABLE. Looks so much like Curt and I'm starting to see a bit of J in AnnaBeth! Blessings Girl. xo

Faith said...

Oh my, she is way too cute in that bathing suit with her hat and shades! Soooo adorable!!

screamofcontinuousness said...

beautiful.!

Ok WHERE are you getting all the cute bows? The best place I've found for bows is Baby Bling Bows but they are in HOUSTON and I'm in Atlanta and it just makes me want to cry!

Shelly said...

I am cracking up over your first few opening lines. I've never heard that in my life, and in my blondness, it took me a moment to get it.

Jamie said...

What a little doll Annabeth is! I LOVE it!

Leslie said...

She looks so gorgeous in that last one! Where is the bow from?

Hayley said...

Love the comment about anonymous comments :)
Both your kids are beautiful. I'm nursing my 3rd and this is the first one I've been comfortable with - not sure what the difference is other than the cover. I use a baby-au-lait and it's great! Would LOVE to know where the bow with the A is from! Thanks for a great post! I love reading your blog!

Lindsee Lou said...

This post and the LPM post made my day. And seriously, that 'annonymous' comment, SO STINKIN' FUNNY! I've only recieved 2 mean annonymous comments, and I just about didn't know what to do with myself. I hate that people are so rude to you on here. Or that they have been!

Also, I just showed these pictures to my Mom they were so cute. I am loving the bathing suit + the hat and sunglasses. Too much! I love that you play dress-up with her.

And lastly, your Mom inspired me to write a post, complete with my own pictures, about Moon Pies. They are simply the best!

http://lindseelou.blogspot.com/2009/04/because-moon-pies-really-are-bomb.html

Have a great weekend!

Musings of the Mrs. said...

She is so adorable. And, yes I totally remember those bathing suits. I know I had one and probably even have a picture. I almost want to go find it cause I cannot imagine what it looked like now.

Jen said...

Wow, she is looking like Jackson! I love the suit, hat, & glasses picture because her hand is out and she's just lounging.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Oh, my word, you got some gorgeous babies.

Tabaitha Kaye said...

I love Annabeth's shade and swimsuit! I can't wait for our little Taylor to get in the pool this summer. Btw, I completely understand about nursing in public. I love my cute nursing cover, but since I don't use it at home, it's difficult to keep her and me covered while trying to get her latched and situated.

Allison said...

Love the yellow lady bug shades....I should not tell you about the darling yellow patent sandals they have at Nordies thatwould match perfectly...dern it...I did tell you ;-)...seriously, it would be so stinkin' cute! J and A are dolls. Thanks for sharing!!

Bobbie said...

Annabeth's bathing suit makes her the definite Ms. of the summer--she's adorable and Curt did a great job on his bow!! Love the 'A'! BUT, her ladybug shades are awesome. I love me some little red bugs...and I have to agree...you do have two absolutely beautiful children! Enjoy your summer.

I noticed that Melissa posted on the LPM blog (regarding the Moon Pies). Are they already in Kalkuta? I know they left yesterday but tho't it would take longer to get there. Can't wait to get her first blog! Praying for them!

Lauren said...

Oh honey, you're right--you don't have any morning sickness this summer! I know you were so sick last year.

Does that girl have some blue eyes or what?! Such a cute swimsuit, too! I really need to get Noah a hat, but I haven't found one I like yet. Nathan wants to get him a Red Sox cap. :)

Haley Frederick said...

Oh good gravy, the bathing suit, and hat, and sunglasses are just too much! I haven't seen anything that cute since my little girl (who's Jackson's age) was that little. Absolutely adorable!

Melissa said...

Okay ... I so can hardly stand the cuteness of your kids! How do you get anything done during the day? I'd sit around and stare at them all day long :)

Love the bathing suit, hat & shades ... solid choices. And kid + ice cream = happy memories ...

Bring on summer!

With joy,

Melissa

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

First, I have to tell you that just this week I disabled my Anonymous comments, too. I've always hated them, so I figured it was stupid to keep it as an option.

Second, that sweet baby girl looks so much like your Jackson in that second bathing suit pic (the one with the hat)! SO ADORABLE!!

And finally, I am praying for Melissa. Hope y'all are able to keep in touch with her while she's there.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Do you think it would be appropriate to include your PRICELESS "if I have to look at your butt..." sentence on our church bulletin comment forms?

Kelli said...

Someone let me an anonymous comment the other day and it hurt so bad, I wish that I at least knew who left it.

Jackson eats his ice cream VERY clean! :)

Annabeth's eyes are gorgeous! Those babies of yours have beautiful eyes! I love that look she is giving!

Traci said...

I agree with Lisa that the Butt Face remark was priceless. I will write it down! Of course I don't have to worry about annoymous comments though because no one ever looks at my little blog :-(.

Ugh, hate to admit my mother let me have one of those hideous swimsuits. What on earth were we thinking?? My daughter sure never will!

Michele Helms said...

Boxers on little boys are so very cute!!! Why is that??? Sort of like when you put a tiny pair of blue jeans on the for the first time!

valerie said...

I don't think I've ever received an anonymous comment, but I totally agree with what you said. I've read some on others' blogs and sometimes they are just down right rude. Enough to make a person want to quit blogging. {I hope I never get one of those} ;)

Your kids are adorable. Way to go Jackson for taking a nap at school. That ice cream is looking pretty good.

Annabeth is beautiful and so darn cute in those little sunglasses. Y'all are gonna have a lot of fun this summer.

Kim ~ Kay Kay said...

Thanks for sharing! How adorable she is!! That bathing suit is so cute on her. And Jackson, he's growing up Mom!! Hope your summer is a good one.

Spicy Magnolia said...

That was a blast from the past when you brought up the swimsuits with the hole in the middle...boy, I wanted one of those so badly as well. The year I finally had the nerve to possibly try one on I couldn't find a single one...and that was the Lord's saving grace over me! He watched out for me big time on that one; it would not have been good! ;)

I love Annabeth's first swimsuit...it is so cute! I can't wait to take Brennan swimming for the first time. And your Jackson: oh Amanda, he looks like such a big boy. It's delightful to see how much he was lovin' that ice cream.

Can't wait to read about Melissa's journey to India. Oh, did you take a picture of the saliva art?? Have a blessed Sunday, sister!

Darlene R. said...

Oh girl. Be ready, because it will take all the strength you have in you to not buy ev-er-y-thing that you see in Gymboree for little girls. (I like to hit the clearance racks!!)

This is probably my daughters last year in it...we might be able to squeeze one more year in...but that all depends.

I have loved their clothes for the last few years and I am going to miss it. My husband and our checkbook, on the other hand, will be thrilled!

Amanda said...

Little girls in bathing suits are just the sweetest esp. when they have rolls on the back of their thighs. Now my rolls are another story - not so cute :) I have another anonymous annoyance: when people say "Someone said" or "People are saying" and unload criticism and when you say "Who?" you get the whole anonymous rundown. I'm a minister's wife and faceless words are hard! You made me smile with the "if I have to look at your butt..." statement. It was so awesome. You have such a knack with words :)

Amanda

Amanda said...

I found her bathing suit at Gymboree. They have such cute girl stuff there!

Sally said...

Amanda, Have mercy on me, a former anonymous and "old lady" who didn't know about the "blog world" when she first found the LPM blog and then yours. It has been a tremendous blessing but when I first began, I was in such a hurry and knew noone who "blogged" and the easiest thing for me to do was just post anonymous. My intent was not to be sneaky or secretive. I'm just untrained and discovering this on my own. PLEASE FORGIVE!!

Amanda said...

Sally, it's only a problem when people use it to be mean, which is definitely not all the time. Sorry about that!

Lindsey said...

I love her bathing suit! AdOrable!

pinkmommy said...

I feel like a total hippy because I breastfeed in our nursing room at church. alone. with my cover over me. Hey, what's wrong with being modest?

lori said...

I agree about annonymous comments!!

willblogforshoes said...

Oh my... she looks SO much like Jackson. This is the first time I'm really seeing the resemblance!

And bathing suits, I haven't owned one in YEARS and Bug's already got 2! What's up with that?!

Jeff, Sarah & Lydia said...

I love your blog! You've got the cutest little kids! Adorable! =) I have to ask...where did you get the little bow with the "A" on it? My little girl is 13 months old, but has no hair, so I'm always looking for cute headband bows for her!