Tuesday, April 26, 2011

big boy

from this: (taken on 3/16)

to this:

how did this haircut age my son to look like such a big boy??  learned my lesson about the haircut, yes i did.  never walk away from the supposed "trained stylist" that is cutting off all but the military length of your son's hair.  because apparently that's what saying "just clean it up a little around the edges and leave it longer on the top" will get you.  i've gotten used to it and still think my kingston is the cutest little guy around, but i just wasn't ready to see him looking like a 4 year old.  he's 2!
speaking of big boys--our big boy learned how to climb out of his crib.  so, we were forced to begin the toddler bed stage.  and needless to say, it isn't going so well.  those of you that know us know that kingston has never been a stellar sleeper.  we've had some mirage-like glimpses of a full night's sleep here and there but we travelled a whole lot last year with it being our first year back in texas (there was a lot of friends and family to see!), and so perhaps kingston never got truly "used to" his own room.  with the travelling we started some bad habits and now here we are, with our big boy 2 year old that would rather sleep with us than in his own room.  don't get me wrong, i love to snuggle, but for us, i think it's important that kingston sleeps in his own bed.  so, we are in the process of sleep training all over again.  and it's been rough.  tips, hints, pointers and empathy all gladly accepted. :)

far behind

soooo it's been a few weeks since i've posted.  oops.  we have been busy settling in to our new home in austin, tx!  trying to get everything "just so" and yard work, ooooh the yard work.  the yard has definitely kept me busy.  i think we've got a handle on it now so that is good news.  let's just say that the yard was not a priority of the last tenants.  the yard, IS, however a priority for us. :)

kingston has been such a good helper. he loves to dig in the dirt and water the flowers.  as for me, i have never done so much yard work IN MY LIFE.  exhausting but hopefully very rewarding as we watch the grass grow in and make our yards a place to enjoy.  

Monday, April 11, 2011

i heart faces: shadows

this week's theme is shadows and this is my son kingston creating a watercolor masterpiece.  :)  be sure to head over to i heart faces to check out the other entries.