Wednesday, May 25, 2011

long time no see...

With a VERY active 15 month old, school, trying to sell our house, and pregnancy, I have had a hard time getting the dishes done, let alone write on my blog! Anywho... Lawson is growing so fast and amazes me everyday. He is learning new words everyday and his new favorites are tree, book, duck, and shoe. Well it's really "ree", "boo", "duh",and "sooh"... so cute! He has learned how to ride his powerwheel and how to pick "bahs" (balls or tomatoes/strawberries). Anything round is a "bah" and we must play with it! He loves playing vacuum too... he finds some toy, such as a bat, and walks around the house pushing it on the ground and making the "mmmmm" sound. I think I need to teach him how to use the real vacuum; if only there was a way to keep him away from the cord! Lawson loves to eat anything and we found out recently that he LOVES carrot and raisin salad... crazy, I know. I had never made this, but they have it at Chick-fil-A where he tried it. When I found out he loved it, I quickly found a recipe (shredded carrots, raisins, crushed pineapple, a lil mayo, lemon juice, salt/pepper, and a lil sugar) and made it for him and he gobbled it up! Today he fell asleep in my arms while we were reading books before bed, which he hasn't done since he was probably 5 months old! It was so sweet and I just wanted to hold him forever and not put him down!

Adam graduated in May and we are so proud of him! He has worked full time, supported his family, and earned his degree all at the same time! He starts his new job next Wednesday and we are super excited! I'm glad he is finally going to have some weekends off! He also is going to be loving what he does. I believe that one should enjoy what they do... if you are not happy with your job if will reflect in your life. No matter if you make billions of dollars or just enough to get by, do what makes you happy! 

Our cousins have moved close by and we are enjoying spending time with them. I hope Lawson will grow up to be best friends with them! They are teaching Lawson so much and he loves playing with them. School is going well and I am loving the summer semester. Campus is not crowded and you don't have to fight for a parking spot. It's only 10 weeks longs and I will then be one semester closer to being DONE! Hooray! I have lately been appliqueing a bunch! I have made Lawson 3 shirts to go with some hand-me-down shorts made by my sister. I think I have decided that I love little shorts and shirts that go together. They are super cute and are easy to get on and off... no buttons or snaps! I appliqued a helicopter, sailboat, and crab shirt. They all turned out super cute and only took a few minutes! Already having the shorts made for a cute new outfit for Lawson. 

Sorry for the rambled post. So much has happened lately and I didn't want y'all to miss out :)! Hope everyone is doing well! Anyone got any good chocolate recipes?  I've been in the mood to try some different desserts! Here are pics from our recent trips to the strawberry patch and GA Aquarium.