Thursday, September 17, 2009

What a trip!

Down memory lane, that is.

It hardly seems like three years of blogging. I never expected it to become such a way to connect, or such a daily part of my life. I never expected friends to say something, then wonder aloud if it would show up on the blog. Or for my family to warn me, "that better not end up on your blog!"

Or for me to ask my kiddo to hold that pose one more second, so I could snap a picture for the blog... despite (or because of) him being covered in Sharpie, sticking his finger in his nose, or doing something that screams “PARENT FAIL”.

I went back to see what we'd been up to over the years at this time - and here's what the little guy was doing:

2006:  First year at the fair – as you can see, he was loving it.IMG_0874


2007:  Wanting to be like Daddy in every way.  Discovering camo.IMG_4648


2008:  Discovering a taste for coffee.  Naptime will never be the same.



2009:  Oh, that fair thing is actually kinda fun :)


Kiddo… I have no idea how you pull of that cuteness while needing a bath, but I’m so glad you’re OUR little dirt-covered munchkin.


Thanks for joining along.  Please check out the giveaway in support of our friend Amy’s son.  Remember, every question is an entry, unless of course you already know TOO MUCH about us already, ha.  Please oh please, don’t make me shamelessly beg ;)  Ends tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

As usual Rachel, your pictures are fabulous!
I'd enter the giveaway but the shipping to Canada would be horrendous if I actually won, so can I ask a question without being entered?!LOL!

Floortime Lite Mama said...

awww you and your family are the cutest

Foursons said...

I love the walk down memory lane. I was just wondering today- have your first readers stuck around, or did they blow the joint? Also, blogs you followed 3 years ago- do those people still have them? Wait. I'm gonna repost these questions on your contest post so ignore them here. :)

Kameron said...

Nate likes the taste of coffee too. If I turn my back he is all up in my iced coffee! My kid does not need any more energy! Happy 3 year blogversary!

Pam D said...

I love walking down memory lane with you. Of course, you KNOW I'd be the one to mention that in the camo pic? Look where Itty's hand is... (or sort of appears to be). Ah, yes... he wants to be like Daddy, alright. !
I haven't had a chance to really read all of the Lisa-comment hoopla.. glanced through last night and saw the pic that she labeled as "hottie", but I haven't been able to really sit and read everything and put it all together. But oh dear lawd, if she labeled Mr Daddy as a hottie without realizing it, then I'm afraid I might just have to .... well, .. agree! In that pic, he most certainly is quite hot... even whilst holding a dead and bleeding deer.
Why do I have a feeling that I'm going to regret this comment?

He & Me + 3 said...

I love walking down memory lane. He was so tiny. Fun to see how they change. He does wear dirt well:) So cute.

Kmama said...

3 years!! Great job. I love the pics as well.

Pam said...

Three years later and you have not aged a BIT, my friend! Wish I could say the same for myself.

And oh, how we love that little dirt-covered munchkin as well. I hate to ruin your Blogoversary, but we all keep coming back as much for him as for the humor that you and Mr. Daddy keep dishing out. (But you know I love ya, right?)

Don't feel bad about rolling past your big day, I'm pretty sure mine is coming up sometime really soon. Maybe I've got a shot at not missing it. Cross your fingers!

Unknown said...

happy anniversary to you! Have a great week-end Rachel!

Tina said...

Sweet memories! I ♥ the picture with Daddy & the camo. I really get this. . . I live with two boys (one being the daddy) that are CRAZY into hunting!! We are at the one month count down to bow season! :)

Liz {Learning To Juggle} said...

happy blogaversary!! I love the recap!! said...

awwwwwwwww, that is just so sweet. Happy blogaversary!! I am crazy about your blog.

I have something brewing for tst!

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Man- That boy is adorable...Messy face and all!!! I'm glad you stick out the fair! It gets better every year!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

Such a cute little guy! Its incredible how quickly time passes and how fast they grow. Trips down memory lane are the best...My girls and I just did that yesterday and they always bring a tear to my eye. :)

Rachel said...

And ahem... Pam D is a little stinker about the hand placement ;) His little fingers are resting on his LEG. Just sayin' :)

Unknown said...

That last picture is just great! :-) I LOVE it!!

Stacy said...

Awww...what a great journey down memory lane! That last picture is so very can you ever say no to that little guy?

Oh, and of course I love the camo photo. All boys must have a camo outfit. ;)

Lisa said...

LOVE the pics! The first fair / current fair pictures are too cute. Happy 3 years of blogging! (I can't believe you didn't post the infamous sharpie picture, though! LOL)

And, yes, Pam D., I labeled Mr. Daddy without realizing it was him. I am still hearing about it from my family. (Not that they didn't agree, mind you, but it was me who did the running of the mouth without knowing it.)

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

What a ride! ;0)

Mrs. Nurse Boy