Friday, January 30, 2009

Pure happiness.






Little Crew. That first picture is pure happiness. He has been such a content baby this week as he's discovering his toes and becoming so aware of his surroundings. I think he likes it here. =) His giggles and smiles and squeals and all those little baby wrinkles just melt us and make us all happy to have him in our lives. He gets smothered with kisses- and doesn't seem to mind them at all. (See more of Crew in his colored hats by clicking this link.)
Today breakfast went smooth and everyone was ready to leave the house on time. Despite the snow that was falling and the fact that Chip was flying to Florida today. I think happiness peaks on Friday around here. =)
So, Chip is gone for a few days, and I am actually taking it all in stride. I've got Wall-e in the dvd player and all 5 kids in jammies and ready for bed as soon as the movie is done. Then, my plan is to have them all stay in their jammies- at least for a couple of days. It'll save me the trouble of extra laundry, and knowing my kids the way I do, it will likely earn me points toward " Best Mommy of the Year" award. Which is why I let them eat Easy Mac, apple slices and Trix rainbow yogurt for dinner. Yep. I'm realizing that happiness for kids is sometimes so easy. I'm the one that makes it hard by cooking chicken and vegetables for dinner. =)
Here's to happiness and extended stays in pajamas. Feel free to join us and relax all weekend too!

17 comments:

Shelley Burkett said...

Fantastic idea, Jody - wish I could join you :)

Memaw Barbie said...

Sounds like my kind of weekend. Too bad I have to work on Saturdays!! Be blessed

MiMi said...

All your children are precious but that Crew just gets cuter by the minute.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jody, those pics of Crew are delightful. He is scrumptious. Yum.

Love,

Jane

Dana said...

oh Jody, he just keeps getting cuter and cuter!

Lauren Kelly said...

That's my kind of weekend!!! Relax and enjoy!!! :)

wife.mom.nurse said...

He is growing soooo fast! So darling. Truly one of my favorite things about following blogs is looking at darling baby pictures. Enjoy the jammie weekend Mommy of the Year ")

Karey said...

These are my favorite pics of your son so far. I have one of mine playing with his toes. I stuck his big toe in his mouth (soon after he discovered it) and every time his socks were off thereafter the toe was in his mouth. Good memories since he is now 21.
Have a great weekend!

MandieGirl said...

I love his 'wrinkly' look. So sweet. :)

Jan (Magpie) said...

Perfect illustration of the yoga pose called "happy baby" (legs in the air, holding onto toes)!

BW 12 said...

He is so cute. I look at your blog everyday. YOU and YOUR Family are so amazing. Thanks for that you do - blogging with kiddos is hard I know but you are one AWESOME person. Thanks. MWaldrep - Mississippi

Kris with a K said...

I'm on the same page as you, for Mommy points! We have MTW off next week, and it's Lazy Days for us, even with older kids (17, 14, 12).

My mom used to let us stay in jammies and eat popcorn in the afternoon on snow days...as a kid I thought it was so cool, but now as a mom I see the reasons! lol!

Make sure they make a 'tent' in the living room by putting blankets or sheets over chairs!

Jenn @ Casa de Castro said...

Pure cuteness!!

Thanks for sharing these.

Lisa A said...

Hi Jody,
I am a regular reader of your blog and have been for quite a while now, That first picture of Crew is absolute happiness, he is so contented...Yoghurt for dinner, I might pop over one day for dinner I love Yoghurt

michelle t said...

Jody, I've been reading your blog for over a year. I usually lurk but these pictures of Crew have drawn me out. He is adorable!!! I can see why everyone is smothering him with kisses. I'll be right over!

Nieman Family said...

That baby of your's makes me want one again. Well almost. :) I enjoy checking in on you!

Nuts in a Tree said...

Toes! How adorable.