Monday, November 28, 2011

Appreciating the experience can pay off.....

Our days of fishing as a family have been few and far between lately due to, well, life I guess. But, we all managed to sneak out today at a "secret" fishing spot just upriver from our place. It's a bit of a cliffhanger, but Forrest, aka "mountain goat" was as sure footed as ever.
I was just looking forward to spending some time by our beautiful river on a warmish day with both of my kiddies and Alex, I was also hoping to get some good family shots for a possible holiday card. Fish or no fish I was happy!
And wouldn't you know if Alex hooked two. The first, a small half pounder or "baby steelhead" Forrest got to reel in, probably his 3rd or 4th fish ever. But the second hook up was an adult! And a somewhat bright adult that Forrest man, (or toddler?) handled as well as you can hope a 2 year and 8 month old to do.

It was a fun and beautiful day, not without toddler meltdowns as you will see........:-) But all in all we are so very thankful for the great opportunity to life in the gorgeous place we do and have the property we have, (and let me tell you sometimes we need every inch we have with these two boys!!!)

A behind the scene shot ;-) Watch out Forrest...Santa's elves are watching!!!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

First baby girl....

The two Terri's....(Terry, and Teri) the best mom's around!

Cousin Amy is having the first girl in this next generation of kiddos. She timed her shower to be the day after the big wedding so myself, as well as other family members, could make the wonderful event. Amy's sister Sara was in charge of the big event and the grand master planner could not have put on a better shower. Yummy food, great drinks, fun games, and wonderful little girly gifts, (that I have so much fun giving given my two boys....;-) filled the afternoon.....

yummy treats, iced tea, sangria, and this was only a fraction of it!

Baby Talin, again the life of the party....besides of course the guest of honor Amy!

Little baby Kalea is one lucky and loved girl!

mama and 3 sisters....:-)

The cutest little tutu for baby Kalea!

Baby Talin giving Great Grandma Sheila smooches!

Loving being with his Aunt Megan

And, when the shower was over...some one on one time with Great Grandpa!

weddings and babies!!!!!!

I've got a lot to catch up on here in the Fulton Clan, but figured I would try to stay current in at least ONE event this year and post about cousin Kyle's wedding and cousin Amy's baby shower that Talin and I had the pleasure of attending this weekend.
That's right....just Talin and me, solo mama and solo baby. I'm loving it, getting one on one time with my little happy charming Talin. He was a champ on the plane and other than some car sickness issues, (my poor little guy has my soft stomach....) he's been a happy little guy.
Of couse we started with Talin getting all gussied up for the occasion....

Jen and Kyle, the lovebirds!

Best cousin friend Sara!

smooches abound.....:-)

The sisters, back together again :-)

tearing it up on the dance floor with Uncle Jesse!

Baby Talin was the fav dance partner!

The best date ever....(besides my #1 Alex of course...miss ya hubby!)

The parentals, tearing it up

And this picture, well.....the party was just getting started with cousin Ryan!
And next post....Amy's baby shower! Stay tuned :-)

Friday, November 4, 2011

A 4th little foodie is now in our house!!!

MMMMMM, avocado with Grandpa.....

As of yesterday, officially 1 week before my baby boy's 6 month milestone, we have let him try his first delectable bites of food! He had his well child exam on Monday and we got the go ahead to do it....his official stats you ask? Well, at nearly 6 months little Talin baby is just shy of 16 lbs, (25 percentile), and is in the 45 percentile for height, though the actual measurement has left me at the moment. His head however remains huge at the 99th percentile....that's my kid! Matching Forrest pretty well when he was this age.
None the less, we got the go ahead to start solids. Talin has had nothing but good ol' mama milk up until yesterday. I'm very proud of this fact, but it is getting very tough to keep up with my growing boy's appetite. I therefore am more than happy to start feeding him some yummy delectables from our garden and perhaps...just perhaps...get some more shut-eye at night and calm the voracious appetitie my little boy has?????
One would hope...;-)
But, for him, a whole new world of flavors has opened up....
And he is more than ready for it, at times lunging at the food, and trying to grab at the spoon. Pretty funny to watch!
"Wow Mom, these carrots are so good, I'm gonna leave some on my nose for a snack for later!"

We love our little foodie and even though he'll be mostly on breast milk, (I hope!) for awhile longer, this food stuff is pretty fun...:-)