Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My Birthday Present

My sister had such wonderful intentions for a birthday present for me:

1) a trip to the nail salon to have our toenails painted &
2) a trip to a local little boutique where I could pick out any dress I wanted

The ideas sounded lovely!

BUT...

1) the nail salon was closed when we got there

2) the boutique was fun but I tried on a lot of little dresses none of them were "me".

So instead, I picked out a high chair from the antique mall.

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I know it's pretty laughable that I would pass up a manicure and party dress for a high chair! But I'm not normal.

Monday morning I put him in it.

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And was confident that I made the right decision.

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He ate really well and I nearly ate him as he sat in it like a big boy!

Then I put him back in it for lunch. He was thrilled.


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He did his best ostrich impersonation.


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I cracked up.
He cracked up.

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And then with all the excitement...

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he had to POOP!

Have I mentioned that I love kids?

44 comments:

Mary Michael said...

He is such a doll!

blair said...

know what i love about you girls? you keep it real...an antigue high chair for your 'hornet' is a gerat gif, toenails schmonails...you gals are so sweet to one another! happy belated birthday to you both!

kdurec said...

He is so stinkin adorable! I love the ostrich impression!

Very cute highchair, too. You made the right decision, although I did ask for a breast pump for Christmas the year that I had my little girl. (Talk about making your brother-in-law uncomfortable.) :)

duchess said...

He is too cute.
I'm still waiting for a haircut tutorial - my Gracie really needs a trim.

christy said...

A girl after my own heart. :) I would have probably done the same thing. You really have three of the cutest little ones on the planet. The little JM is such a doll!

stewart and james said...

he is PRECIOUS!
kristen

Love Being a Nonny said...

I totally would have chosen the high chair. Hands down! And the baby in it.........oh my! What an absolute doll!

Miranda said...

I would have picked the high chair too. I LOVE that picture of him with the squinty eye. You have adorable, adorable kids. I so love your photography!!

pam said...

cute little tike!

Jamie said...

He is a gorgeous little guy! Great highchair too!

kate said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you and Erika! I loved the pics over your weekend at the beach. John Martin is ADORABLE (even when he poops)!

Abby Maddox said...

HE IS SOOOOOOO CUTE!!! Oh my goodness.

erika said...

hilarious!!
love these pictures, even if he's doin' his business on your birthday present!
XO

Kasey Hunt said...

Those were great pictures. I'd probably would have done the same thing as you did. Get something for someone in my family instead!! Happy Birthday.

LOOK WHO'S MARRIED!!!! said...

Darby, JM is gorgeous!!!

Ashley said...

I Love this post! You think it's a little obvious you're kind of fond of being a mama? :) I LOVE IT! I hear ya! These little children are pretty dag-um fun! (DOESN'T HURT A BIT either when they're THAT cute!!!!) Wow-wow-wee! You could make a killing off of that little boy's looks! REALLY! CUTE! LOVE YOU, D! Glad y'all had fun! That was way nice of Erika too! Sweet Sister!

Susan said...

Great pictures, especially with the lighting. I LOVE his animals onesie, though most anything would look cute on him.

the brown's said...

goodness, he's cute!!

collard green queen said...

we call that last picture of John Martin the Gangster Lean- no one can poop sitting flat!!! Love the toofies coming in- I swear he is edible!

andi said...

We need to go get a manicure and a massage!!! LOL!

Anonymous said...

ok you made me laugh out loud. love that!!!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

He is such a cutie!

The 5 Bickies said...

He's even adorable while pooping!
I love this post and your new chair is a wonderful find! I am sure you will have it a lot longer than a dress. Enjoy

Annmarie said...

Those photos are GORGEOUS!!! It's not easy traveling with the munchkins., but WHAT an awesome weekend!!!!

Laura said...

ha! i'm laughing so hard my coffee might come out my nose. too early to laugh so hard. love it.

Tara and Felix said...

Blair does her poopy while she is eating too! Makes for a beautiful face when your out at a restaurant!

Becky Brodbeck said...

John Martin is so cute!! what an adorable face!But He is not going to appreciate the pooping picture 10 years from now:-)

Erin said...

Cute high chair and precious baby boy!!

Jessica said...

The ostrich picture made me laugh out loud right here alone in my office. Too funny!

Melody said...

LOL! This was great...made me smile. I LOVE kids as well! Can't wait to have more! : )

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for making me laugh first thing this morning!

paula said...

too funny. For mothers day my husband said I could get someone to clean the house, well she was a no show. Now I would like to use the money for a steam mop.

Shireen said...

I KNOW you well enough to know that you truly 'invested' WELL in the high chair, RATHER THAN on your feet, hands or on clothes! :) And anyone who reads your blog KNOWS you LOVE kiddos!!! ;) I LOVE that about YOU! You are transparent with your love!

Have a great weekend, and Happy Daddy's Day to Justin!!! :) We're off to the beach today! Woohoo!!

Jessica {lovely jubbly london} said...

I love it! You're right it is perfect, just look at that face!

Momofgirls said...

What a precious boy! Great photos!

You made the right choice...love the high chair!

Ruth said...

Most def the right choice....(I msut share that reading your blog is my reward for getting a certain amount of work done)I love your pics......ahhh inspiration...

MEGAN said...

EEEKKK! His little teeth...his sweat smile, and hey, we all gotta go sometime! : )

Joy said...

I love that shot of him making a "gift." You totally have bribery material for his teen years!

The Harris Family said...

Ha! Lovin that last pic!

Karen said...

He looks like Brad Pitt.

J said...

You're cracking me up!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see a pic of the high chair! You have the most adorable, cute, sweet (he looks so sweet) little boy that anyone could ever ask for! Blessings- Carol

Tara said...

I LOVE a poopy face! My daughter is 6 months old and I keep trying to catch her in the act, but can't get to the camera in time...love it!

Mary Frances said...

You made the right choice! The high chair will still be around when John Martin is a grown man, and the manicure and dress, though lovely would be long gone!