Tuesday, October 25, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

planning ahead pays off for a change. Here is my latest:

This urn and pedestal used to be up every summer, and was a focal point of my garden. I would take it down in the winter so it wouldn't fall apart. I tried to take exquisite care of it. But then a neighbor kid stepped on the pedestal and broke it. For three years it languished in the garage, waiting to get repaired. Right before Theo was born, I got the epoxy out and used it. Pedestal fixed. But, I didn't even do potted flowers this year, so it was empty in the garage all summer. But finally, after having TWO babies, I got it placed and filled, and I think it is lovely!


One of his first smiles for me. He smiles at everyone else, but for me, he wants to eat. Just this last week he has been smiling and laughing, but there isn't a camera in sight. But today, I caught one!!

I still think it is funny I have book end boys, eighteen years apart. And a very ironic part, is Theo loves his oldest brother the best. His face lights up, he smiles and gets so excited when the oldest is in the room. And of all my boys, these two resemble each other the most. I get de ja vu frequently, when Theo reminds me so much of a baby I was caring for so long ago.


And here it is, our annual "Picture Tree" photo. And this year with a new addition. There was some fighting about who would hold Theo, but the biggest boy won.

For more {p.h.f.r.}, see Like Mother, Like Daughter!


Blogger Melanie Bettinelli said...

Beautiful. Love those baby smiles. Theo is such a cutie. And the bookend boys make me smile.

October 27, 2011  
Anonymous Analisa Roche said...

I LOVE the brother picture, and the family photo is gorgeous. Way to go, mama.

October 27, 2011  
Blogger Bethanne said...

You have a beautiful family! And way to go fixing the pedestal. I can see how that would have been the focal point of the garden. It's lovely with the mums. Thanks for sharing.

October 28, 2011  
Blogger priest's wife - S.T./ Anne Boyd said...


October 28, 2011  
Blogger Lisa said...

Lovely photos - all of them!

October 28, 2011  
Blogger Mother Mayhem said...

What beautiful blessings! :o)

October 29, 2011  
Blogger kim said...

Renee, you're family is lovely! You are blessed. Hope one day to see you again! Love, Kim Bennett Weber

November 08, 2011  
Blogger Renee said...

Kim, I would love, love to see you. Seriously! Let's really try to work something out in 2012, ok?

November 09, 2011  
Blogger Jen said...

I love the tree picture!

January 14, 2012  

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