finger lickin’ good

Yesterday afternoon, Jay took this (vanilla pudding finger paint)

and made these masterpieces!!

He was one heck of a mess by the end of it but a good time was had by all!

slowly getting into his groove
realizing that it was edible AND tasted good!
asking for more
his concentration face (his Daddy has one too)
love his face in this one
a fun mess
"show me your hands"

the big four

Today our fuzzy ball of pitiful goodness turns four- Happy Birthday Piper!!  Not exactly sure how that happened since I can remember anxiously waiting for her arrival like it was yesterday, but it did.  Honestly though, she has been such a wonderful addition to our family and continues to melt my heart as I watch her turn into Jay’s best friend…

Here’s to many, many more Piper hugs sweet girl!

the birthday girl assuming her standing role as kitchen clean up crew
playing with Jay
best buds
taking a much needed and deserved rest- yes, she really does sleep like this occasionally


Our little guy loves, loves, loves to climb in your lap and read a book.   Some days we read the same book over and over again and some days he will pull every book we own off of the shelf and have you read them all.  Either way I don’t mind- it’s great cuddle time and honestly the only time he sits still anymore…

I got these photos of him curled up with his blanket and book a few weeks ago, not sure why it’s taken me so long to share them.  He’s precious, just precious…

I also managed to take a few of us reading together, this is what my lap looks like so frequently…

books, babies(or big boys), blankets and the occasional kitty...

The blanket in the above photos is his baby blanket that I finally finished just shortly after Jay’s first birthday (better late than never) and I thought that it might be nice to grab a few photos of him with the blanket.  Ha!  Who was I kidding?   This kiddo is not going to sit still for that any more…

remember how I said he never sits still...

happy monday to you

This photo is a few weeks old but I love it and had to share!  Jay crawled up the ladder all by himself (don’t worry Daddy was standing right next to him) and had a blast just hanging out.  He really is growing up before our eyes!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and happy Monday to you!