Friday, January 22, 2016

Hello Again

I tend to fall off the face of the earth after I have a baby.

For these last two months I've pretty much done nothing but snuggle this little bundle of love:

And change lots and lots of poopy diapers.

But since I'm back to work now and have rejoined the human race (in a manner of speaking), I thought I would fill you in on some of the other fun we've had since Brown-Eyed Baby was born.

Halloween - the first year we didn't throw a huge party at our house because, remember, I fell off the face of the earth.

The GIANT fish I caught at the river by our house.

Christmas cookies - the frosting is the best part

Mr. Brown Eyes decked out his ambulance in Christmas spirit

 Making a gingerbread house

A cozy winter night - and our living room full of baby gear


The dog is my husband. All I can say is I love him.

 Christmas Morning! Ok, this was actually Christmas Eve because Mr. Brown Eyes worked on Christmas. So we celebrated a day early. As you can see, the kids really hated that.

 Baby's first Christmas. All she wanted was milk.

My New Year's kiss

Baby days are so bittersweet, so full of joy and struggle. But I wouldn't trade a second of it.

At the same time, it is good to be back, human race.

Off to change another poopy diaper,
The Brown-Eyed Girl

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Happy Birthday, Blog!

My blog celebrated its fifth birthday while I was on maternity leave.

Happy birthday, Blog!

Unlike my son's fifth birthday, there was no cake, no ice cream, and no presents for my blog.

Poor Blog.

But I have a present for you!

Because I read this book on maternity leave, because I fell in love with it, because I love Shannon Hale, and because I love you (if there is anyone out there), the first person to post in the comments the date of my very first blog post will receive their very own copy of Dangerous.

You will love it.

Happy five years, Blog!

Cake and ice cream next year, I promise.

The Brown-Eyed Girl