Thursday, October 6, 2011

walk it out

the weather has been in the 80's all week (fall, where did you go?) so kingston and I are taking full advantage of being outdoors. I'm a little exhausted from work, this stupid cold I caught from d, and running around after kingston all night, so you probably know what that means...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

is it the weekend yet?

fall is my absolute favorite time of year, but it also makes me feel like I have to crunch in every awesome little thing that I want to do before the temperture drops to 0 degrees and the snow starts falling. this weekend d and I are going to take kingston to the apple orchard for some apple picking, picture taking and pumpkin buying. afterwards I'm going out with holly! it's been almost 2 months since we've gone out and had an awesomely drunken time together, plus I have tons of girl talk and gossip to spill that I obviously can't share on here or with any of my other friends. ya know? every girl deserves to have a friendship like I do with holly. she's just the best.

I haven't been around too much lately, and I'm pretty sure I haven't picked up my DSLR in about 2 weeks. I'm constantly taking pictures of k with my phone, it's just so much easier since we're on the go all the time. we've been going on as many walks as possible and hitting up the park for as many hours as we can. also? applefest parades and concerts, halloween shopping and decorating, playing at "gamma & papa's" house, wine nights (chocolate milk for k), and working on k's toddler room. among other things!

isn't he just the cutest stinkin' thing ever? ahhh. he makes my heart melt. "bye bye guys! see you shoon!"

Friday, September 23, 2011

15 random questions

1. what is a nickname only your family calls you? my family just calls me jaime, but my boss sonya has always called me j-bird. my brother in law randomly called my sister j-bird one day and the first time I heard him say that I was like, "how did you know?!"

2. what's a weird habit of your's? my toe nails have to be painted at all times, and I have to listen to my ipod when I'm in a car. I absolutely can't stand the radio.

3. any weird phobias? I'm terrified of butterflies. they scare the heck out of me.

4. what's a song that you secretly love to blast when you're alone? anything by alanis morisette and adele. I sing my heart out with those wonderful ladies.

5. what are your biggest pet peeves? I think I have too many. girls who act dumb or ditzy on purpose and rude people.

6. one of your nervous habits? I bite my nails. but then again I also bite my nails when I'm bored, so.

7. what side of the bed do you sleep on? the right side.

8. what was your first stuffed animal, and what was it's name? I actually don't remember. I'm guessing it was probably a monkey named bananas or something.

9. what drink do you always order at starbucks? I don't go often but when I do it's almost always a mocha coconut frapp.

10. what's a beauty rule you preach but don't practice? hairspray. if I'm doing a friend's hair I'll only use a little bit, but then I use a ton of hairspray on my own. not to the point of crunchy nastiness, but to where my hair is "secure."

11. what way do you face in the shower? both. I guess it depends on what I'm washing.

12. do you have any weird body skills? I can put my legs behind my head, haha. I used to be in gymnastics when I was younger and have always been pretty flexible.

13. what's your favorite comfort food that is bad but you love to eat anyways? pizza and sour cream and onion chips. yuuummy.

14. time to sleep, what are you actually wearing? a tee shirt and underwear.

15. what is a phrase or exclamation you always say? "balls." I'm known for always saying it. for example: if something goes wrong? balls. I also say "awesome" way too much.

Monday, September 19, 2011


I was browsing through pictures on my parent's computer over the weekend and came across these photos that were taken a few weeks ago while we were all waiting for dad to get back home. my mom loves trying to get a picture of all of us together. my mom, dad and duane are obviously missing from the picture but it's the best we can do. I love these guys.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

grandpa's little buddy

my dad and kingston have always had the greatest bond. it makes me so happy to watch them play, laugh and have fun together. even though my dad was gone for 11 months and missed a lot of kingston's first milestones, you wouldn't be able to tell when you watch these 2 together. kingston has my dad wrapped around his little finger.

Friday, September 16, 2011

friday favorites

happy friday and enjoy your weekend! here are a few links that I've been loving on this past week.

elsie's post on how to style a fishtail braid. so pretty!

I wish I'd had this kind of inspiration when I started kingston's nautical nursery. my love for anchors and anything nautical is in love with this room.

I've been searching etsy a little too much this week and am loving these prints: ship shapeanchorowl love, captain & pirate.

this wood alphabet and how it was used in this nursery.

Friday, September 9, 2011

kingston's fall shopping list

the other day I was going through kingston's dresser and closet and packing up all his clothes that he's grown out of these past few months and replacing them with 18-24 and 2T clothes. doing this every few months always reminds me of how fast he's growing and how big he's getting. his cute cargo shorts are now being replaced by cargo pants, and his go-to nike sandals are soon being tossed aside so he can wear his 1st pair of black converse (I squeeeeled with happiness when the shoe salesman slipped them on his feet for the first time). sometimes as I'm shopping for kingston I'll purposely buy him things in bigger sizes just to be prepared for when the weather changes from 90 to 50 degrees and when kingston has an overnight growth spurt. I happen to share this shopping habit with my mom, who constantly adds to kingston's closet - especially in bigger sizes. my old co-worker and friend, shauna, who has 3 kids under 4 has 2 older boys and is SO generous to come over with bags full of clothes for kingston. everything is always in awesome shape and pretty much brand new. her and I share the love of stores like old navy, baby gap, target and gymboree, which means kingston + old navy jeans & pants for free = happy mama!

I thought I'd share a list of items on kingston's fall shopping list. some of these I've already bought but most are currently on his (my) wishlist!

1. converse - he's going to rock the heck out of these this fall.

2. jeans & cargo pants - almost all of kingston's come from old navy, SO comfortable.

3. zip-up hoodies - old navy wins this too, they're ridiculously soft and cute.

4. waffle-knit tees - comfy and awesome for layering.

5. "prom king" tee - I can't NOT get this for him, right?

6. "sidewalk king" tee - and this. have to get this.

15. elmo/cars pajamas - he loves seeing his favorite characters & favorite things on his clothes!

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