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Friday, June 30, 2006



So i abandoned my boys last night and went to a conference in San Fransico. I was really worried and anxious about leaving. This was the first boys night without me and i didnt know how things would go, if they would run out of milk, or if Mason would keep his dad up all night. By the fact that Bob made it to work this morning I think its safe to say they survived.
As for me though its hard not to be an emotional wreak. Starbucks put us up at the Hilton in the city and walking to the nearby Sbux locale, I realized that the hotel was on the corner of O'farrel and MASON! i was so excited and tried to be artistic in my photo taking. It made me feel better looking at that each morning!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Father's Day number 2





so we went to gma lytle's house for a combo father's day and Glenda's birthday party. We had a great time. We visited with everyone including Ira who had come for a weeks stay. The big pooches were not about to be left out. Bowser and Suzy took over the house with their whacking tails and monstrous bodies. Since i haven't seen them in awhile they seemed even larger than normal. I tried to share the guacamole with Mason but he wasn't having it.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

our two little angels




so I hosted my little sister's baby shower at my house today. Alittle crazy alittle hectic the same way all those types of functions are. I was trying to juggle the usual party hosting jobs and a screamin cranky baby. we made it through and had not too bad of a time. As usual we saw the opportunity for a photo shoot and took many photos of the two new babies in the family. Soon we'll have three. bring on the babies!!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

friends at last



so unfortunately with the coming of Mason came the downfall of bailey's reign. Poor dog she was once the center of the universe and now she stands neglected in her basket. No I really dont entirely neglect her, but she definitely doesn't get all the lovin' she used to. I was actually afraid of how she would react to the baby when we first came home. Her tense muscle shaking (think dog standing outside rat cage) when she got near him at first was enough for me to banish her to the far reaches of our tiny backyard. She eventually learned that to ignore was to be ignored with the ability to be inside with her peoples. So now we've come to a truce. She still cries when i go for my almost daily walk to Starbucks in the morning with out her (she barks and drives everyone mad when i tie her up outside) but she still loves me with the undying affection that only a dog can express. She follows me around the house a sits eagerly on my every word even though i hardly direct any words towards her these days. I became jealous for awhile because she began bonding with my husband, but i realized she would take the attention wherever it came from. Not to say attention from him was sub-standard but i had always been the favorite. So lately ive been letting my "kids" get to know each other in little doses. Everything so far good on the homefront....we'll see how it goes when mason begins tugging on her ears and tail. right now she blissfully sleeps at my feet under the computer desk while mason cries in the other room. Score one for the dog.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

blog

ok so i realize i have been using this blog site to shamlessly show pictures of my baby because i think he is the cutest thing in the world. I have, however, been inspired to actually use it to log thoughts and such. I clicked over to my brother in law's blog (bohblog?) and realized how much more a blog can really be. I think I will continue to plaster my baby's face everywhere because i just can't help myself, but perhaps i actually add a few intelligable words alongside.

back to work


So i officially go back to work next week and i am torn. I am looking forward to it because it means i have some "me" time even if its making lattes all day, but then i will be leaving Mason during the day. I am sad that i might end up missing his special moments. I love our mornings together when he wakes up and smiles and coos. I will miss having the time to hang out after bath time when he sings along to "give said the little stream" (one of his favorites) with me. It'll be hard and i know i will still have alot of special moments but not the constant togetherness that we've had. I guess the limited time will make the little things all the more special. Thank goodness for wonderful grandparents who have volunteered their time to spend with him during the day. I dont know what we would've done without them. i can't trust a face like that to just anyone!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Father's Day




So we spent fathers day with the Murphy clan. Unfortunately all the pops got ignored because we had so much baby action going on. Only one more to go.

No more jungle




so for those of you that have been to our home its unlikely that you missed the wonderful former owners jungle motif. We have finally gotten around to removing the lovely tropical theme. Unfortunately we still have our friendly parrot, but what are you gonna do??? we still have a little cleaning up to do, but harrah for the green being gone!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

neglectful



ok so i have the new little guy who takes up all my time, but i still have bailey and she seems to get ignored sometimes. I decided to put up the photos i have of here to be somewhat fair. I dont know how to switch that photo so you get a sideways veiw

Friday, June 16, 2006

stuck on a bubble




So the other day Aunt Tarly decided she wanted to try out the bijorn. It probably would've been more comfortable if Mason wasn't sitting on his cousin.

What a poser


No i did not pose him...he did all by himself. I think hes a natural

ok so im addicted.




Ok so I admit that i am addicted to taking pictures of me baby. I cant help it. Hes just so gosh darn cute. i am to the point where i tell myself only one more, but then a few clicks later and i have like 40 photos. help anyone???

heres a few i took today.... see what i mean?? adorable.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Updates



Back up




For those of you that haven't been updated...which shouldn't be many of you heres a little update. Bob and I purchased a home in April of 2005, got married on September 24th 2005, went international for the first time in October to Italy, and welcomed a bouncin' and drooling baby boy into our lives on March 21st 2006. Whew what a year. Its been fun but having things slow down a bit is good too.

Back up




For those of you that haven't been updated...which shouldn't be many of you heres a little update. Bob and I purchased a home in April of 2005, got married on September 24th 2005, went international for the first time in October to Italy, and welcomed a bouncin' and drooling baby boy into our lives on March 21st 2006. Whew what a year. Its been fun but having things slow down a bit is good too.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Showin off




So we've been watching too much UFC and Pride on TV and the little guy is catching on.

Humble Pie


So I thought that becoming a mom would be easy. The kid pops out and everything is hunky dory...right??? well not everything is as easy as it seems. We don't all get to be the beautiful j-crew martha stewart moms that we dreamed about being. Even now i am practicing my bouncing baby while typing technique. anyhow i have decided that no matter how many stinky days spent without a shower or how many nights of sleep missed by being up at 3 am watching the family guy, its all worth it to see the smiles. (See he's the cute one, im the one who looks half drunk...i swear im not!)