Friday, October 30, 2009

Grandma came to visit!

I really don't think I need to explain why she's wearing this

She truly IS humored by me

Where in the world is Maryn?

Grandma Cummings has come to visit for a week! She has been soooo helpful watching Maryn and spoiling Bode! Us girls took another trip to the pumpkin patch in search of a VERY large pumpkin...more to come on that:)

So, remember our last trip to the pumpkin patch? Maryn was wearing a hat & wrapped in a fuzzy blanket, I was wearing jeans and a sweater??? I spoke too soon regarding the cool crisp weather because on this was 90 degrees!! Hence, the sweat beads on my face. I mean seriously....I was wearing a skirt, flip flops and sweating like a pig while picking pumpkins! That just ruins the mood.

But this tasty treat makes life simply perfect!

It really is quite scary

Do you see where Maryn gets her good looks from?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Costume clue #4 & Keekaroo

Fourth and final's also a plug for Maryn's future college fund. You see, my dad recently retired from Scotts Company, they own Miracle Gro, and I know he's still got some stock in the company:) Buy Miracle Gro...send Maryn to college!

After many months of agonizing over which highchair to get Maryn, we finally decided on the Keekaroo!! And it was seriously the best child rearing decision yet. I know this decision shouldn't have been half as difficult as I made it to be but I'm so weird about highchairs. I hate them. They are kitchen eye sores and just monster pieces of furniture. I really love the old school wood ones but their footrests are so low that Maryn's short legs would have been dangling for months. I also needed a chair that would pull up to the kitchen table so that she could be included in our meals...which she loves! It also had to have a tray. I found only a couple that met my requirements and we decided on the Keekaroo. Not only is it a fun word to say, but it's so functional AND looks good.
Maryn is so proud when she sits in it...such a big girl! She's also big enough to sit in a highchair at restaurants which is really fun because instead of sitting in her carseat, she can actually sit and interact with us. We use the shopping cart cover. She's so nosey and always has to be included.

breakfast is served: leg of Sophie
Already banging her plates! She is now drinking about an ounce of water with each meal to help wash things down and to help with the increased load on her Super Baby's an awesome book! She drinks from an open cup but we're working on the sippy cup...she can't quite figure it out yet. No water in a bottle...we save those just for milk. Mac drank from a bottle until he was like 5 years old so we're nipping that issue in the butt early, eventhough she only drinks from a bottle about 4 times a week.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Let the pumpkin pictures begin & costume clue #1...

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year...particularly the month of October. Growing up, October in our house was so much birthday was the 9th and my brother's is Halloween!! My parents always decked our house out in halloween decorations, including a handmade coffin, real life cemetary with tombstones and flying ghosts. My oldest brother, who is 11 years older than me would lay in the coffin or sit on the porch in full scary man costume to scare the kids....people would drive to our house just for the entertainment. Although the weather down here isn't as cool and crisp as it is up north, we are currently enjoying a cool front and actually had to take our jackets out of the closet and turn off the air conditioning. My poor friends in Boston had to shovel snow this week :(
Let me begin the slew of pumpkin pictures that will inevitably be taken of my poor daughter

Last weekend we went pumpkin picking...and Mac promised we would go again! I just love it!

Our juicy little pumpkin

We had to pick out Maryn's first little pumpkin and it had to be perfect!

I think she loves it as much as I do

The home is scented in cinnamon candles and I've currently got butternut squash baking in the oven for my Mare Bear

Welcome Fall!

And of course...she had to do a little walking

Her cheeks are the size of those pumpkins in the background

And since Halloween is full of dark secrets and is clue #1 of Maryn's costume!
Take a guess!

There was a little boy who was due to be born on Halloween this year, but he decided it would be such a loss if he didn't get the chance to dress up!!! So, he made his arrival into this world yesterday!! One of Maryn's aunties, my friend Raz (Lauren) and her husband Jeff welcomed their son...who's gender was a surprise!!!!
Charles "Charlie" Morris
on October 22, 2009
12:43 am
5lb. 9 oz.
18.5 in.
I cannot wait to kiss that 'tiny' little boy all over his tiny little face!! Oh, he is so precious and will be prearranged to marry my daughter in 26 years!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

On the catwalk...I shake my little tush on the catwalk..

I've had requests from friends and fellow blog stalkers that I should submit Maryn's picture to the Gap casting call. I'd never heard of it so I checked it out and once I realized that I (I mean, WE) could win $1000 shopping spree at babyGap, I was sold! So, just for fun, I entered Maryn's picture. The public can vote once a day until November 17 for a favorite and that winner receives a trip to see The Lion King in New York or Las Vegas and a Caribbean vacation but the real fun is the Gap photo shoot that 20 children will be choosen to do (I might learn a thing or two from the professionals). And then from there, you vote for a finalist who will have their precious little face plastered on the walls of your local babyGap store. We all know she can really strike a pose. Just think...if Maryn wins, that's more fuel for her Daily Digs.

If you'd love to say "I knew her when...", slap her a couple votes. You do have to sign in so that crazy moms don't vote every other minute but they don't bother you with advertisements or anything. Just go to this link and type in, re.cummings, to search for her entry:)

Check out her portfolio...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Maryn is 6 months old!

I was just telling my girlfriends that time seemed to go so slowly when we were in school and now it's flying by at the speed of light and my sweet, delicious, happy little babe is not getting any younger. Watching Maryn change so much each and every day just amazes me and puts me in awe of God's creation. She learns so much, every moment she is makes me feel like I need to learn something new every day. She inspires me to be a better woman, a better mom, a better wife, a better person. I wake up each day soooo excited to see what HER day will bring her. It is no longer about what MY day will bring me. Every single thing I do, I do for her.
Maryn Amelia is 6 months old and that is hard for me to swallow.
She is a strong little chick. She's already pushed herself onto all fours and I'm sure will be scooting around the house real soon...which means I'm going to have to vacuum more frequently :( She's just about mastered sitting up...only an occasional tumble. She grabs at everything in front of her..I can't make her breakfast while holding her without tiny little fingers dipping themselves into her bowl of squash or change her diaper without tiny little fingers grabbing my necklace with a little 'm' on it for 'maryn' and 'mac'. She giggles in hysterics when I kiss her belly or the fat rolls in her neck...and I giggle in hysterics when she rolls herself across the room to be closer to me. I really do like her a lot!
Nanny bought her this handmade pillow dress from a festival in is sooo adorable!

Look at that sweet peach fuzz on her head...we have a drawer full of bows if anyone wants to borrow them :)

She could be the happiest baby I've ever met

She thinks I'm funny and I like that :)

Oh my Lord...we love her so much it's pouring out of our ears

Happy 1st Birthday, Sydney!!
Last Saturday, we went to Sydney's 1st birthday party!! Why are these children growing up so quickly? It seems like yesterday that little Kristina was ALL belly with this little girl!! She is so stinkin' cute! Maryn and Sydney are exactly 6 months apart, both born on a Wednesday, both weighing exactly 7 lbs, both measuring exactly 20 inches and both Kristina and I were just shy of being 38 weeks pregnant when these two little girls were too smart for the womb and wanted OUT!!! We didn't complain :)

No cake for Maryn just yet...just a couple bites of Sophie

She loves her books...she sits and actually turns the pages

I posted this one because I want you all to see her 'gut' hanging over her pants!

Yup...she's our little princess!