Sunday, November 28, 2010

Modern Stoneage Families


So, I really wanted Cannan to have a Halloween costume this year and I racked my brain trying to figure out something fun to do. Well, after talking with my friend Heather, who is the queen of resourcefulness, not to mention she has mad sewing skills, we decided to go with a Bedrock theme.
We decided making our own costumes would be the way to go and thanks to Hancock's fabulous October discounts we found everything we needed for under $20!!! My sweet Barney and Bam Bam's costumes were a piece of cake even for this amateur seamstress, which, using the term seamstress is actually a huge overstatement but I couldn't think of another word. Oh well. It was Betty's ensemble that was a bit more tricky, yes, leave it to [ancient] women's fashion to be all complicated right?! Well, Thanks to Heather, her mad sewing skills and her enviable ability to whip up a stylish Betty Rubble hairbow in less than 2 we were fully dressed in our stoneage digs....

MEET The Flintstones & The Rubbles!!!
A.k.a. Noah, Heather and Allie Grace Oldham and us Flummer's :-)

My sweet little BamBam...

Cannan & Allie

First Official Family Photoshoot in Tower Grove

Family Photoshoot in Tower Grove! I have truly been blessed to have an amazing photographer in my life who is willing to take our family's pictures because trust me, we aren't always the easiest subjects. Thankfully, God puts people in our lives who understand our quirks. This was our first "official" photo shoot as a family of three. We headed out to beautiful Tower Grove park with my dear friend KellyBeth of KBK photography and had a great time under the beautiful old trees kicking up leaves.
As you can see, the colors were breathtaking!

Also, I think our little man is a total ham for the camera. What do you think?

KB has got some cool little props. Love this chair! Cannan was having a good time hamming it up for the camera as you can see. His balance was pretty good by this point so I wasn't too worried...until we all watched in slow-mo as he tumbled head first to the ground....oops! He didn't seem to be too concerned though. He was quickly over it and ready for another take. He's all boy so I've already started preparing myself for what lies ahead. Can a mother ever really prepare for this really?

Cannan's a Crawler!

This month (September) Cannan learned to crawl! Once he figured out that he could get a whole lot more accomplished if he could just get across the room to those objects he was eyeing, I was one busy mama! It was a rough month for us. Cannan, was finding out the hard way that hard wood floors are rough on the knees and hard on the head when he'd lose his balance and take a tumble. I was afraid people were going to start talking...and I wore out my running shoes chasing this little crawler and re-babyproofing for the 5th time. I thought I had everything covered, well guess what?! Apparently babies can find things in the strangest places and books are no exception. Who needs ALL of the pages anyway. You get the gist..right!?!

Apples & Pumpkins and Eckerts Farm

There have been several Holidays and events over these past few months that I haven't posted about so let's start with Fall. By the way, I love Fall, especially Fall in St. Louis! In September my friends KB, Heather and I headed out with the babies to this cool place in Illinois called Eckerts Farm. They have apple orchards as far as you can see that you can pick apples from and pumpkins that are bigger than my kitchen table!!! Which actually is not really saying much but, really, they are huge.

Cannan did not love apple picking but he did like to taste them and gum on the big chunks that I'd bite off for him...

We've been trying to photograph these two together since birth and so far, this one seems to be the best yet, obviously we've got our work cut out for us as you can tell. I am sure Heather is standing behind KB doing something that resembles an African tribal dance to get these two to even look in the general direction of the camera at the same time. The whole thing is pretty entertaining really.

My serenade to you...

Everybody needs a little time away
I heard her say
From each other
Even lovers need a holiday
Far away
From each other
Hold me now (not literallY)
It's hard for me to say I'm sorry
I just want you to stay
After all that we've been through
I will make it up to you
I promise to
And after all that's been said and done
You're just the part of me I can't let go
Couldn't stand to be kept away
Just for the day...

Okay okay I'll stop, but I hope that swooned you a little, maybe?

You should know that I don't recite 80's lyrics to just anyone. You must know you are loved. Truly.
So, I really want to share with you a few bits and pieces of what has been going on in our small corner of the world over these past few months. As always and since I am not (yet) an amazing storyteller, I am working on it though (not really), pictures are the best way to give you a small glimpse of the times we are enjoying as a family. So, stay tuned, I have several posts in the works...

To Grandparents house we go!

Cannan got to meet his Grandma & Grandpa Tolmie!!! One Friday afternoon Matt and I realized we had Saturday wide open with nothing to do, so Kentucky bound we were. We hopped in the car and to grandparents house we went! We got there just in time for lunch and mom had a roast and vittles ready for us. Since we were in Kentucky I feel that it's okay to talk in a Hillbilly manner, although, there is truly nothing Hillbilly about my family but save for the sake of location if you will. Anyway, we had a great visit and we even got to see Apollo who lives just a hop, skip and a jump away, that is if you can hop, skip and jump for 2 miles.

Don't mind Cannan's skeleton outfit that's just the way we roll. Actually, this was taken the weekend before Halloween and my friend Anna sent me the sweetest care package of digs for Cannan. This was in it and we loved it right away! Do you see the little heart??? I LOVE!!!!

The Fam

I loved that Dania and I got to spend a lot of time chatting and catching up on the trampoline.

I think he likes them!

My Beautiful Sister Miss Dania Kay Tolmie...