Thanksgiving Was Perfect

posted on: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thanksgiving was perfect.  It was wonderful, simple and full of quality time with my family in Texas. My parents got to really fall in love with Cedar and enjoy all of Kael's new passions and his always exploding personality. His obsession with animals and impersonations of them is the latest. haha. The slow, stealthy "tiger walk" with growls and his pretending to sleep and snore are my favs. 

While at my folks house, my dad was the baby whisperer, hands down. Any time Cedar seemed discontent, my dad would pick him up and in 2 minutes or less, this is what I would see. I swear, almost all of the pictures I took of my dad over the whole week that we were there, looked like this: my dad, holding his littlest boy, all snuggled sleepily on his shoulder...

posted on: Sunday, November 18, 2012

I'm so thankful for my boys who make up our little, growing tribe of sweet and crazy. 

Coconut Oil

posted on: Friday, November 9, 2012

I love coconut oil!  I use it for lip balm, lotion, cooking and several other things! It's pretty much amazing. It's anti-inflamatory, anti-microbial, anti-viral and helps you to absorb more nutrients from your food. You can use it for moisturizer and even deodorant.   Kael thinks it's pretty awesome, too.  He wanted to put some on his lips yesterday, so I let him. Then, I just watched as he continued to rub it all in his hair and eat finger scoops of it. He must have been listening to me earlier when I was telling Sam how good it is for curly hair...haha.  I figured the mess would be minimal and he was having fun experimenting with the texture. Needless to say,  Kael smells like a tropical beach boy. =)

Have you ever used coconut oil? Here is an amazing link that tells you over 100 different uses for it! CLICK HERE  Do you have a favorite recipe or usage for it? I'd love to hear! 

Kael Tales

posted on: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My sweet pajama boy. Some days you just stay in your jammies all day, right?

Last week, I had one of the sweetest highlights that my momma heart has had in this chapter of toddler-dom. I took Kael to school, last Tuesday.  There, in the parkinglot that morning, were some tears that we were trying to work through.One of my dear friends, Kim pulled up behind me and was getting her little boy, Oliver out of the car. (Kael gets to go to school with 3 of his best little friends and it's precious.) Kael's chubby cheeks were still wet and he had a scowl on his face, but the moment he saw Oliver, his face lit up and he ran over to his friend with his arms open. They hugged each other and started giggling without our coaxing.  I yelled at Kim to look, before the moment was gone. It was the cutest thing. Then, they tromped into class together. Seriously, I'm living a childhood/teenage dream, taking my kid to preschool with his friends, who's moms are some of my best friends. My heart bursts every time.

Kael, you're dang cute buddy and you love life with all your heart.