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Early morning

Beckett woke me up at 5:30 this morning by crawling over and laying across my back. I’m assuming it has something to do with teething, because my other likely options for a wakeful, cranky baby are 1) about to come down with the flu or 2) about to come down with strep throat.

I tried to get him back to sleep for a little longer, but it didn’t work. Instead I used the extra time to cook breakfast instead of something cold or having Finn eat at school. Since the weather was nice we walked, freeing up more time usually spent in the car. We even had time to play at the park.

Haircut and 9 months


Why is my big brother crazy?

About to do “Chucky eyes”. (Who let their 6 year old watch Chucky?!?!?)

Outta here.

Tricked into a semi-normal shot to show off his new, non-mom haircut.

Nine month old chubchub wondering what the heck he’s gotten into.

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Back to work

With Beckett getting better at entertaining himself for a few minutes, I’ve been able to make some new items for SubEarthan Cottage. After getting them listed this morning, I realized it’s pretty clear they have a “new mom” theme. Click on any of the images to see all similar items shop.

First, we have the coffee cozies, because, duh.

Is it just me, or does that look like a fried egg in the middle of the big flower?

Then we have bibs, because occasionally kids have to wear clothes while eating.


Finally, we have rice packs, because after bending over for the 5,740 time to lift your little ton of bricks bundle of joy, your muscles need a little soothing. Pick your favorite fabric!

My attempt at artsy.

And, of course I had to share a pic of my little model.

Doesn’t everyone wear a bib while sitting on the bedroom floor?

All items can be found in my Etsy shop:

Walking to school

With the weather finally cooling off (it’s only supposed to be 93 today!) I’ve started walking Finn to school. I  hope we have enough good weather this school year to walk most days. Both boys enjoy it and it makes our mornings much less hectic. It also lets me put my cool Joovy thrift store find to use. (BTW, if anyone has a stray snack tray for it they want to part with, let me know. I could just order one from the website, but that would kill the whole second-hand vibe. And they cost more than I paid for the stroller.)

Ready to go.

Needed more coffee. And a more flattering angle.

Happy Beckett.

We are entering the perpetually messy face phase.

Shadow totally took advantage of my photo preoccupation to give icky face kisses. At least  B thought it was funny.

Long overdue trip photos

Here are the long awaited (or not) pictures from our Panhandle trip.

Sleeping in after the 7 hour drive

Fun at Grandma’s

Couldn’t resist…

This is what was supposed to be in the box.

Aunt Bobbie, Grandma, Beck and Finn.

Fun in the pool

Who is he squirting……

Uncle Josh!

The babies. Mr. B is 10 months younger and about a ton heavier.

Cool alien-looking wind generators. Odd, the panhandle doesn’t need help generating wind……

With Grandma before heading home.

Bed sharing….

How much space could a 3 month old take up in a queen sized bed?

About half the bed, apparently.

Shopping with Beckett

I needed to pick up a prescription refill and some birthday cake supplies from the grocery store this morning. I was pretty sure that the pharmacy didn’t open until sometime after 8:30am, but I really didn’t want to go home just to get Beckett back into his car seat one more time then necessary. I killed time by stopping to top up the gas tank and then top up and change Beckett in the parking lot.

By the time we made it to the store, we still had about 25 minutes until the pharmacy opened. My plan was to shop slooooowly. Of course this meant Beckett decided to get fussy about the same time we walked in the door. I use a ring sling for shopping that usually keeps him happy, but he was starting to get tired and cranky. With some of the horror-ish stories I’ve heard since the whole “Mom Enough” TIME mess, I’ve been on guard when I’m out with Beckett. I half expect someone to feel the need to tell me what I’m doing wrong since I’m obviously one of those crazy babywearing, breastfeeding, attachment parenting weirdos. Probably a case of lingering postpartum paranoia, but whatever. A happy sling baby is harder to argue with than a cranky sling baby.

Luckily all the comments we got today were either sympathetic or of the “aww, how cute” variety. Beckett had one lady particularly entertained by smiling at her while continuing to share his displeasure with me by growling. Yes, my baby growls when he needs to complain without full-on crying.

It only took 10 minutes to get everything we needed and Beckett’s growls were starting to turn into cries. The pharmacy was still deserted which probably meant I’d have to wait for them to get everything up and running after waiting the 10-15 minutes for them to open. Beckett wasn’t going to make it, so we bought our things and left.

In the five minutes it took us to get home, Beckett went from fussy baby to this:

If only he had fallen asleep in the sling, I could have gotten everything done. Oh well. On my way out, I noticed Blue Bell is on sale, so we can stock up when we go back later today. 🙂

Mother’s Day Weekend with Grandma and Grandpa

Happy baby!

Happy strategically clothed baby with grandma.

Ok quality pic with weird facial expressions

Blurry pic but happier faces. (except for B. shoulda been expecting the IHOP crankiness from that face.)

Grandpa, Finn, Spidey and Grandma at IHOP.


Me and Bubble Blowin’ Beckster after fresh air run #2 at IHOP.

Mini walk in the yard with sling baby

Look, chinless baby…

There’s a squirrel in the tree.


Silly baby, squirrels are fun!


I used to make fun of people who had trouble telling their children’s baby pictures apart. I apologize. Here’s why:

See if you can tell who’s who.
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