Long Overdue Photo Friday

Poor Photo Friday must be feeling so neglected. 

Life has been a little cray lately. 

D started crawling the weekend before he turned 7 months old. I just realized that was 7/7. This kid must have something for repeated numbers… D’s due date was 12/12/12.

D has yet again, been on a sleep boycott. And I’ve started one of my own. Insomnia sucks. Woman cannot survive on 5 hours of sleep a night and caffeine alone. Trust me, I’m trying. 

And life in general has just been busy. But who doesn’t have a busy life, parent or not? Yay, Adulthood! 

 

D’s crazy sleep acrobatics. Some of these really crack me up! 

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D has been so anti-nap lately that I needed to snap pictures of him sleeping to remind myself he actually does nap once in a while.

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B is a HUGE Notre Dame fan. B’s Aunt Di gave D his first Notre Dame hat as a Christmas present. Seven months later, it finally (sorta) fits! The onesie says Let’s tailgate! Party at my crib. (Bring your own milk.) Hilarious!

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A week and a half after D discovered his ability to crawl, he decided to pulling up on furniture, toys and people was the next cool thing to do. I swear, this child is a daredevil. He crawled over to the couch, pulled up to standing, crawled up in to my lap, crawled up me and started crawling along the back of the couch. The BACK OF THE COUCH! Mr. Adventurous was really proud of himself. And really pissed when I took him off and told him NO!

 

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My mother is doing some remodeling of her house and came across this gem. 

This is me. D definitely looks like his Momma!

This is me. D definitely looks like his Momma!

 

 

 

No big deal, just Daddy and D watching some sporting event sans shirts.

No big deal, just Daddy and D watching some sporting event sans shirts.

 

First time crawling over to Momma and standing up.

First time crawling over to Momma and standing up.

Mommy and Daddy had a night out for a wedding and D spent the night at G&G Vino’s for the first time. Too bad we didn’t get a pic of us together. But not really… B’s jacket was awful. I have zero idea why he thought a blue plaid blazer was going to be a fashionable choice. 

It's amazing what a shower, doing your hair and putting on some makeup will do to one's self esteem.

It’s amazing what a shower, doing your hair and putting on some makeup will do to one’s self esteem.

I’ll leave you with one of my all time fave D pics. He had an adorable, huge, gummy, cheesy smile going on. And then he saw the flash.

D is not a fan of flash photography.

D is not a fan of flash photography.

 

Yes, I am the mom who doesn’t dress her child unless going out in public. Totally cuts down on laundry. Plus it was so. stinkin’. hot. in Michigan this week. 

 

Hope you had a great few weeks!

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Photo Friday

D had a big week this week!

We went on a  grocery shopping adventure and D sat in the cart like a big boy. I’m too short to see over him in his car seat and there’s room for not a darn thing to put him in his car seat in the cart partI was going to wear him, but we got to the grocery store in the middle of a downpour that would. not. let. up. and I forgot the baby Bjorn  in my haste to get us out of the rain. Oops. D LOVED it! And I loved that the safety strap clipped right under his arm pits on the off chance he would lose his balance and couldn’t face plant in to the handle. 

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D is loving eating baby food and gets upset if I don’t give it to him quickly enough, but his toes are still his favorite snack. Yummmm, toe jam!

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Eating my toes is so exhausting.

Eating my toes is so exhausting.

 

D finally decided that napping was okay again. Thank goodness!

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His car seat is probably his favorite place to sack out. He falls asleep every. time. he’s in that thing. 006

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Meeting his new friend, Liam, really tuckered him out.

And the weekly performance of Sir D. Vino’s crib acrobatics.

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Practicing for school? I am SO not ready for that to happen!

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A complete 180* turn from how I put him to bed.

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Two nights in a row he’s slept with him bum straight up.

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How on earth is that even comfortable?!

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We had a fabulous time celebrating America’s birthday.

Red, white and cute indeed!

Red, white and cute indeed!

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D sees the food...

D sees the food…

And is not impressed with how quickly it is getting to him.

And is not impressed with how quickly it is getting to him.

D enjoyed his time in the pool with Daddy, too!

That is one sexy tan line B is rocking.

That is one sexy tan line B is rocking.

Grandma changing the HEAVIEST diaper evah.

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D even got some rather patriotic smooch marks from Tortilla’s red lipstick.

D loves his Tortilla!

D loves his Tortilla!

 

Summer is quickly becoming my favorite season. Getting to stay home with D and the summer produce is amazing in Michigan! Our fridge is filled with locally grown and organic corn, grapes, peaches, cucumbers, plums, strawberries, raspberries, watermelon and cherries. Healthy snacks galore!

And Mother Nature has a sense of humor…

I laughed really hard when I saw this... And again when I put in the post. :)

I laughed really hard when I saw this…
And again when I put in the post. 🙂

 

Hope you all had a fabulous and safe 4 of July and a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Friday!

 

 

Photo Friday…plus some bonus Saturday pics because I fell asleep on the couch last night. Oops. 🙂

 

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This is around 1am Saturday. D has been fighting sleep all. week. long.

This is around 1am Saturday. D has been fighting sleep all. week. long.

This is what B found when he woke up around 3am in an empty bed. Oops.

This is what B found when he woke up around 3am in an empty bed. Oops.

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D’s first nap of the day. From 6-8pm. Oy

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Bottoms up! (Ignore the bald spot. It’s actually filling in quite nicely.)

D and Poppa crashed out.

D and Poppa crashed out.

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This is EXACTLY how I sleep.

This is EXACTLY how I sleep.

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Momma gave me a sweat mohawk.

Momma gave me a sweat mohawk.

These lips kill me.

These lips kill me.

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After 40 minutes of crying, D finally gave in and fell asleep.

 

D hanging out at B’s softball games.

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Hot stuff in his shades.

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Mom, I am not amused.

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D seems about as excited about the ball game as I am…

D was over the exersaucer. He just wanted to play one the floor with Momma.

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Baby smiles. He's doubled his lowest weight since birth, but he's still so skinny!

Baby smiles. He’s doubled his lowest weight since birth, but he’s still so skinny!

D started sitting up in front of the boppy billow…

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And this is where he ended up…

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House warming at Uncle Rob & Uncle Patrick's! D LOVED the pool.

House warming at Uncle Rob & Uncle Patrick’s! D LOVED the pool.

I learned that I brush my teeth way too hard!

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D graduated from physical therapy!

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D has been in PT for 4.5-5 months for torticollis. There is no such thing as a stupid question for the pediatrician! I was concerned about D not turning his head as far to the left as he did to the right. I left like an idiotic, neurotic, hypochondriac mom, but after my Mother’s Intuition kicked in the first time, I was not about to ignore it.  

D's first graduation ceremony.

D’s first graduation ceremony. 

 

 

Hope you had a fantastic week!

Love to you,

Lo

Photo Friday

Photo Friday has pics from the last two weeks.

I promise I had good intentions of posting last week. Friday morning I got a (mass!!!!) text from my MIL telling us that B’s Grandpa had passed away.

Yes, a mass text. Seriously? Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. Who does that?!? Call me crazy, but that isn’t something I want to find out in a freaking text message. 

The past week has been a whirlwind of out of town visitation, funeral and spending time with the entire extended family. Definitely sucks that Grandpa is gone, but he was very ill and his suffering is over. It was a wonderful, beautiful tribute to a father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be missed beyond measure. Love you, Grandpa. Give Grandma a big hug and kiss from us. Until we meet again.

 

My favorite picture ever. The only photo taken of the four generations of Vino men.

Grandpa meeting a 2 week old D Christmas morning and four generations of Vino men. <3

Christmas morning 2012. Grandpa meets D ❤

 

D’s crib acrobatics.

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D likes to cover his face with the blankets. I am not a fan.

 

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Ha, looks like he’s wearing a cape.

 

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Booty straight up in the air!

 

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Sweaty head. I uncovered him more than once but D was determined to be covered up.

 

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Covered himself with ALL the blankets.

Napping baby.

Knocked out.

Knocked out.

 

Totally sprawled.

Totally sprawled.

 

D would not let me put him down yesterday. Poor guy didn't know up from down after all the out of town schedule changes.

D would not let me put him down yesterday. Poor guy didn’t know up from down after all the out of town schedule changes.

I big puffy heart this picture.

They passed out during Daddy & D snuggle time. Thankfully B showered before they fell asleep. :)

They passed out during Daddy & D snuggle time. Thankfully B showered before they fell asleep. 🙂

 

Adventures in cereal eating. He’s a true Vino man… D loves to eat- anything and everything you offer him. Even the jalapeno chips Daddy loves. Yeah.

He isn't smiling at me. He sees the squash.

He isn’t smiling at me. He sees the squash.

 

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Seriously, Mom. Put down the phone and give me that squash!

Seriously, Mom. Put down the phone and give me that squash!

I will never feed D when he's dressed again. What a mess!

I will never feed D when he’s dressed again. What a mess!

 

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I can't believe my baby is 6 months old already.

I can’t believe my baby is 6 months old already.

Just hanging out with Momma.

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Hanging out at Daddy’s softball game.

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Happy (Grand) Father’s Day!

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Vintage Father’s Day.

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You’re welcome. 🙂

 

Hope y’all have a fabulous, safe, fun-filled, relaxing weekends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Friday… on Saturday

There was a awful stomach virus that ripped through the Vino family this week. Nothing says classy like being dressed up for a wedding puking your guts out on the side of the busiest highway in the state… 

Thankfully, D didn’t get the Both Ends Bug like B and I did, but he did get nailed with an awful upper respiratory infection. D was almost as needy as B. B tends to get man sick. Oy.

There was also a virus that decided to invade my computer. Hence the Photo Friday on Saturday. Oops. But, here we go, Photo Friday Saturday!

Seriously, what is with this kind and Über weird sleeping positions?

Seriously, what is with this kind and Über weird sleeping positions?

D has a tendency to sleep with his left eye open a smidge. It kinda freaks me out.

D has a tendency to sleep with his left eye open a smidge. It kinda freaks me out.

Why would I want my pipe in my mouth when I could just shove this blanket in there?

Why would I want my pipe in my mouth when I could just shove this blanket in there?

My grandma died two weeks before B and I got married I stole these peonies from her yard before her house sold and transplanted them in our yard. This is the best they have looked in the four years I've had them. I miss Gram like crazy and I love having her flowers. Makes me feel like I have a part of her.

My grandma died two weeks before B and I got married. I stole these peonies from her yard before her house sold and transplanted them in our yard. This is the best they have looked in the four years I’ve had them. I miss Gram like crazy and I love having her flowers. Makes me feel like I have a part of her.

Only a 90* rotation from how I put him in bed.

Only a 90* rotation from how I put him in bed.

D figured out that if he rolls from front to back over and over again he can move around the living room. D rolled himself right under the coffee table and got stuck. I'm a bad Momma. I laughed and took a picture before I helped him out from under the table.

D figured out that if he rolls from front to back over and over again he can move around the living room. D rolled himself right under the coffee table and got stuck. I’m a bad Momma. I laughed and took a picture before I helped him out from under the table.

Poor baby feels like garbage. He didn't move an inch.

Poor baby feels like garbage. He didn’t move an inch.

D crashed out in the car on the way to D's softball game. And he's rocking his adorable new hat from Tia.

D crashed out in the car on the way to B’s softball game. And he’s rocking his adorable new hat from Tia.

He's holding on to the corners of his blanket, just like his Momma does.

He’s holding on to the corners of his blanket, just like his Momma does.

Poppa (my dad) spent the first day of summer vacation snuggling his grandson. I'm one of four girls, so Poppa loves the Man Time.

Poppa (my dad) spent the first day of summer vacation snuggling his grandson. I’m one of four girls, so Poppa loves the Man Time.

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I promise, I do change D's sheets. He has at least 2 sets of the same sheet.

I promise, I do change D’s sheets. He has at least 2 sets of the same sheet.

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D is ready to score some great deals at the neighborhood garage sale with Tortilla. Too bad we didn't see the sign that said Friday 6-9pm. Oops!

D is ready to score some great deals at the neighborhood garage sale with Tortilla. Too bad we didn’t see the sign that said Friday 6-9pm. Oops!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Friday

There aren’t a lot of pictures of me as a baby. Even though my father was, at the time, in the middle of a career change to photography. Can we say irony? 

In the age of cell phones and digital cameras, I have a crap ton of adorable D pics and our Vino life, but I haven’t printed them. I want to make sure they are somewhere D can see them if and when he wants to see them later in life and I get to relive the memories.

And Photo Friday was born!

Them are some angry looking clouds. And an indicator of the holiday weekend.

Them are some angry looking clouds. And an indicator of the holiday weekend weather.

Holding a sleeping baby was more important that doing housework.

Holding a sleeping baby was more important than doing housework.

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I shaved the callouses off B’s feet. That, my friends, is love.

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This child sleeps in the strangest positions.

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Yep, Chinese food to celebrate an American holiday. Our plans for grilling got rained out.

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D rocking the comb-over and looking adorable.

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Daddy and D watching the Heat lose to the Pacers. Wahoo!

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D took a selfie.

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Just kicked back and relaxed.

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Another strange D sleeping position.

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So fresh and so clean! I no longer have poop up my back…Hallelujah!

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Rocking the faux-hawk

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Oh, to be that flexible! How do those toes taste, D?