Archive for June, 2011

Where has my little baby gone?

June 27th, 2011

My boy is now 7 months old.  And he has gone from baby to little boy overnight.

His crawling has gone into hyper drive, he can pull up into a standing position, and he actually climbed up 2 stairs yesterday!

I’m exhausted!!!!!

Let’s see what else…We lowered his crib last weekend as he now likes to greet us in the mornings in a standing position.  He is eating homemade baby food twice a day and has tried mangos, bananas, apples, avocados, sweet potatoes, pears and yogurt.  AND he has his FIRST, and almost second tooth!!

To Mr. vB’s dismay, vanny has become a momma’s boy.  If momma leaves the room without baby boy there is some whining, if momma isn’t the one to pick baby boy up after his nap there is some whining, if baby boy isn’t sitting in momma’s lap while playing- Yup, there is some whining.  I’m sure it is a phase, but it secretly melts my heart!

My boy knows me- my voice, my smell, and nothing else will quite do…

I am soaking this up, because I know it’s not going to last forever.

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Baby vB

Happy Father’s Day!

June 21st, 2011

So I have to share with you guys what I got Mr. vB for his 1st Father’s Day gift.

I enlisted the services of Mary Chiaramonte who is a good friend and an amazing artist.

{check out her site here.}

I sent her this picture…

and she created this painting…

Isn’t that awesome!!  I got chills when I saw it for the first time!

And Mr. vB loved it like I knew he would!

vannyB also made his daddy a painting of his own to hang in his office…

Love you Mr. vB!!  You are an amazing father and husband!!

Keep up the good work!

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Baby vB, Mr.vB

Watch me grow…

June 14th, 2011

I had forgotten that I had put together this little photo montage when my boy turned 6 Months… I thought it would be fun to show how much the little dude has changed.

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Baby vB

What a tease!

June 8th, 2011

I’m full of sneak-peeks this week!  This one is courtesy of the “back of the house” siding project…

Almost Done!!!  It’s been 4 long years in the making!!

I’m headed off to NYC bright and early tomorrow morning for a few days.  My god-daughter, Lee Shelly, is graduating from High School and I had to be there to help celebrate!

Mr. vB will be holding the down the fort until I return.

Let’s hope they BOTH survive!

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Back of the House Makeover, Home Improvement, Mr.vB

I Tamed the Dragon!

June 7th, 2011

The Chiang Ming Dragon that is!!

That’s right.. I finally finished one {of the two} pelmet boxes that I started months ago for the living room.  {more about that here} I’ve still got to finish the other one, then I will do the full reveal….  But here’s a sneak peak!

Also a picture of the cutie-patootie from this weekend at the pool!

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Gettin Crafty!, Living Room Makeover

On the move…

June 3rd, 2011

Check out this video we took of the boy last night…

He’s got the general idea of what he needs to do to start crawling.  He just needs to coordinate his arms and legs a little better.

Go VAN, but watch out mommy and daddy!  We realize life is gonna change big time once the boy is mobile!

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Baby vB

To the Rivah and the Pool…

June 1st, 2011

So we took van “down by the rivah” for the first time last weekend.  {Chris Farley reference anyone?}

He was a bit hesitant about the rivah…

even with Dad’s reassurement..

So we opted for the pool instead.

Winner Winner- Chicken Dinner! He loved it!

What a heart-breaker..

oh- and my baby too!

I love both those boys with all my heart and soul!

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Baby vB, Mr.vB