Tuesday, October 21, 2014
#1 a kitten i found last week at my moms that i wanted to keep so desperately i felt like i was on some soap opera, complete with pensive looks off into the distance, with head slightly tilted and eyes a little squinted. it didn't help a lick but it did make me realize pretending you're on a soap opera scares the general public.
#2 aria at the beach in august. i can't believe the summer is gone. it just went by so fast and i sometimes daydream about it just out of the blue like when it's cold and rainy and i'm in my house crying and looking out the window like an inmate.
#3 my baby boy. he was 1ish in that photograph and it is one of my favorites. that face. that face!
#4 me & my aria. "mama my friend" she tells me. and kisses me so strong, total mafia kiss. and hugs me as she buries her little face under my chin.
#5 aria dancing in the living room. i was in the kitchen and i hear "baweeena! baweeeena!" and hop over to see this. heart puddle!
#6 aria looking out the window
#7 my luke, so grown up! i snapped this while we were in the grocery store parking lot, he sits
in the front seat and talks to me while we wait for aria to wake up from her car nap. i love it.
#8 the little kitten again. purring by me. basically begging me to be its mama. but we gave it back to the mama and deep in my heart i know that it was bad timing and the right decision. it's just so hard to say goodbye to a kitten after you've bonded with it for 30 minutes and then witness it splash a puddle with its tiny little paw! do you even know how cute that is? well let me tell you, it's freakin' adorable!!
Saturday, May 3, 2014
so i want to move away.
out to more of a wide open space.
out to where i can wake up
& smell fresher air
& have a barn free of animals.
yes, you read that right.
i would love a little barn.
but animals? no, i can't do that.
i am a country girl deep down in my heart.
but i am not so inclined to be fetchin water
for chickens and cleaning up goat doodles.
no, that's just crazy.
i sometimes wish i was more of an
animal girl, but then i spot a really cute
dress and lose my train of thought so i
never actually complete the wish.
i like to visit working farms though.
you know, when you can laugh at that
obnoxious baby goat call and
run away in a giggling tizzy as the cow
dumps a truckload out right
in the middle of your best ice cream flavor debate.
i really do have an infatuation
with horses, i think
they are gorgeous and it is
on my bucket list to ride one.
i imagine myself riding upon one
just like those girls in those
perfume commercials. only my hair
would be a tangled rat's nest after about 4 minutes
and my eyes would be watering
and i'd probably
look like i was wearing
an invisible neck brace
from my nerves. and then the
horse would actually start
moving and i'd look even worse.
well, i have a boatload of stuff to do today
so i should go.
the weather is finally picking up so i am hoping to
get out and enjoy it.
thanks for reading all this.
Friday, April 4, 2014
it is so cliche to say "time flies" and then "gah! ... go catch it!"
hardy har har. cough. "oh look, a bird!"
but my baby boy is going to be 7 in 3 months. he is only 3 in the top
pic. and that's aria in the blurry pic above, looking at me so sweetly.
i swear she knew i was leaving her to go out for the night. i was only
a mile away and gone like 2 hours but she basically bawled the whole
time, and she was with her dad. and brother. maybe she just doesn't
like me having fun without her.
anyway, no birthday parties this year for my babes. nope!
we did both last year so we are skipping this year and just
going on a couple of birthday picnics out in a wide open
space. it will be loads of fun and the best part is,
neither of them care a lick.
i am ready for this weekend. also, gotta lot of projects
i'm working on. one is to finish up this book of mine.
i am a poet. don't worry, i am not going to kill myself
or cry at parties, but indeed, i am a bonafide poet.
i have been writing since i was 12. and i just love it
so. i kinda view my writing life as my alter ego.
but not in a creepy way. i don't wake up and go
(insert clapping hands twice in the air) "today
i am amy fairweather!" but that is my pen name.
here is the cover to my book. ;
i loved this shoot! went down to an abandoned house and got to be very not me.
well, anyway. this is one project i am trying to wrap up asap.
this was a very random post but hey, it's friday!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
looking at each other as sweet as can be on Valentine's Day!
art! lots & lots of messes but so much dang fun!
one breastfeeding view . & i know, dirty dust boards. & she's getting weened next month, right before she turns 2. my boobs are already celebrating. don't get me wrong, i love it, wouldn't change a thing, but yeah, it's been a while!
old pic of me & my husband.
little aria, reading. she just loves it,
(hand waving bye) - amy.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
so as usual, i have all these cute little photo ideas for me and my babies.
but as usual, only a couple turn out.
aria gets tired of photos pretty quick. at this
age, luke was way easier. he'd let me take photos of him
and with him till the cows came home, which worked out
great since we have no cows.
but hey, i got a few cute shots of us.
i promise i have a husband but he is never
around when there is good lighting and then
when he is around and there is good lighting
and i ask him if he wants to take a picture
he looks at me like i just asked him if he'd like
to try naked aerobics. it's a picture! a cute fun
picture, why doesn't everyone share this love affair
with photographs that i have?
well, right now luke is at school and aria is on the
couch "reading" to herself. little legs stretched out
with a giant book on her lap, tiny inflections that sound
like a flower talking in the midst of the pages crinkling
as she turns them. sweetness galore.
Monday, January 27, 2014
i am a summer girl.
so is aria.
i know she is not yet 2 but i can tell.
i am not the one who swoons over
the up and coming sweater weather.
or gets excited at the prospect of
warm cocoa by the fire.
that's right, i said pleh.
sure, it's cute.
but it isn't cute enough for me
to wish summer away.
winter.is. too. long.
so i guess tomorrow i'm gonna
take out my camera and have a
gigantic photo session indoors.
i just gots ta.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
aria loves to lie on her belly and color. her little masterpieces all over the place. but when i try to put one up on the fridge she quickly waddles to it and says no while taking it down. i guess she's one of those more private artists.
& that shoe. that lovely mint way too high of a heel for me to do any sort of good dancing in - shoe. i did love you when i took you out of the box. but when your zipper got stuck and i thought i might have to cut you off my foot or else take a truly fancy bath while wearing you, i realized we were not meant to be. i mean i'm really stubborn & so are you, everyone knows that's a bad match.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
aria was 18 months in november.
i thought this up & decided to do it before i forgot.
just love her little shoes! her favorite ones are the
kitty ones from h&m. she will go in my closet (we
share a closet) and get them out and try to get her
chubby little foot in there all on her own. she hasn't
succeeded yet but she tries so hard, it's adorable.
can't believe she is 20 months now.
come on. what the heck.
the thing about me with posts is that
i usually don't know how
to end them. i mean i don't wanna
be like "ok, bye!" and i used to
do the xoxo thing, but it seems
like everyone does that & i don't really
wanna kiss&hug anyone in this flu season
so i feel like it's pretty fake.
so i guess i can just end it like a book...
photo one. a date with my baby boy @ starbucks. such a fun time. he is so easy going and very funny. he loved that he gave himself a hot cocoa mustache so he kept drinking it in a manner to make it thicker. ha!
photo two. aria on the phone with grandma. just moments before this cute pic she was crabbin, hanging on my leg very annoyingly. and then boom, i put her on the phone with grandma and she's a soft spoken little cherub.
photo three. aria & me right before we left to go pick up luke from school . wearing my favorite pink lipstick from h&m so i had to really emphasize my lips as you can see.
photo four. aria LOVES to read & i LOVE to read. so i just get so tickled when i see her go get a book, sit down and proceed to page thru it all on her own. it is so darling.
photo five. luke headed back to school on monday after a looooong winter break! when i asked him a couple days before he had to go back "so honey, are you excited to go back to school?" he replied "um, i kinda like my life right now" ha ha! he loved the "relaxin" he said.
photo six. aria with her beloved dolls. she probably has too many dolls for her mere age of 20 months, but i gotta say, she does not take them for granted. she loves each and every one of them. she is a really good mama. aside from when she gets in a trance while stepping on their head.