Monday, September 26, 2011

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.


In this case, I think two is enough.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

One of my favorite things

I discovered these last Fall and decided to bring them back this year.

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That is... the candles. Not the cute kid, horse or computer. This just so happens to be my view from my desk.

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My favorite candle smell from last year was called Autumn. LOVE. When Bath and Body Works had them on sale a couple weeks ago, I knew I had to go in and at the very least get some Autumn to bring on the season, but I found a new smell that I love equally as much.

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The new addition to my candle collection this year is called "Acorn and Fig". I was pleasantly surprised with how awesome it smells. Normally, it stays in the kitchen, but since I'm at my desk now, that is where it sits.

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I also got these cute little holders because I think they really dress them up, and I can't resist a good owl.

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So, that's what my house smells like this season, and no, I'm not being paid to say this... just thought I'd share the love. (Blake looked over at me a few minutes ago and said, "Are you blogging about candles?" Yes. Yes I am.)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Land before Time

I'm a little... or a lot... behind on getting these pictures online.  This was from the same trip as the previous pictures with the yellow truck.

One morning, we took Egan to see some life-size dinosaurs that aren't too far from where my parents live.  Egan had a blast, and even as I type this is RAVING about the dinosaurs. Truth be told, he was a bit intimidated by their large size and many teeth, but he warmed up by the end.

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The various kinds of dinosaurs were scattered around the landscape lining a walkway.  At each turn, there was something new to see.IMG 8938

Here was a family of stegosaurus.

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A baby something else.  (I truly can't remember all the names.  Some of them look so similar to me!)

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Egan even wore his dinosaur shirt for the occasion.

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This is the Jurassic Park version of the above dinosaur.  They added the colorful fins for dramatic effect.

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They had several dinosaurs surrounding this pond.  The colors here are true. Gross!

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This was Egan's favorite, the triceratops.  I'm not sure why, but every time I ask him... this is what he picks.

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... and finally the king of the dinosaurs, TRex.  Egan was very nervous at this point and didn't trust he wasn't going to come to life and "get him".

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It was a fun morning spent in the age of the dinosaurs, and one Mr. Egan won't soon forget.

Here's another fun thing from our stay.

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There are tons of deer where the grandparents live.  I mean they are EVERYWHERE, and a friend of my parents feed them, so we took egan to see some deer up close.

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They slowly came up after the food was thrown.

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One night we saw about 5, but I think there are normally close to a dozen!

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

"Tow Mater"

Since Blake had a super busy work week last week, Egan and I went out to hang out with his grandparents for a few days.  While there, we took Egan out to take  his picture with Grandad's truck.  I've been wanting to take his picture with this truck since I first saw it.  It was well worth the wait.

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I think this one below might be my favorite.  I think we have trouble on our hands!

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Egan has recently come up with this CRAZY fake laugh where you don't know for sure if he is totally laughing or laughing and crying.

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When taking pictures of two year olds, sometimes the best thing that can happen is a truck driving by. "Look, a truck!"

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We let Egan hop in the driver's seat of "Tow Mater" (as he calls it) to snap a few more pics and let him honk the horn although he declared it was "broken" and "needed batteries" when it was a little too hard to push.

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Having a two year old is never dull, but taking a picture of a busy two year old is a crazy adventure!