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Project 52: Week 24: My Date

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Project 52

You know, it always amazes me when I look at some photos of him, how much he has grown. How much he has matured. I mean, even a year ago, I would have been leery of taking him out to eat in a restaurant. Because he couldn’t sit still for long, his attention span was short, and frankly, there was never anything on the menus that he COULD eat, let alone WOULD eat. It’s amazing how in just a year, not only has the world changed in terms of more gluten free options in restaurants, but how WE have changed.

I’m no longer too worried about going out to eat( I take that back, not worried as MUCH as I used to be). I have a list inside of my head of all the restaurants that have gluten free options and what he can eat in the ones that don’t. Pookah, while still not too adventurous in his eating habits, is starting to be open to trying “at least one bite” of something new and can sit still and have good manners for a restaurant meal.  And me. I’m not so worried anymore if he will eat, what he will eat and if something will have unsuspecting wheat in it.  The world has finally gotten on board, and lots of restaurants in Atlanta have gluten free options now that actually taste good.   While life is not easy and it’s not perfect, we have options. He and I can enjoy a simple brunch date at a cool new spot.

I’m glad I had my camera with me to capture this simple everyday moment for this week’s Project 52 photo. Because years from now, I’ll want to remember when going out to eat started to be normal.


Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

I mean because carrying a Rescue Bot around is a normal everyday boy thing right? Don’t your boy children do this???


This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge – www.iheartfaces.com
Photo Challenge Submission

Letters to Our Sons: May

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Dear Pookah,


It is amazing to me that next Friday, you will graduate from Pre-K. Your first graduation.

I’m just stunned that already,we’ve reached a milestone.

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I”M NOT READY! And I’m so sure that I’ll cry!

But oh how you’ve grown in the last year. When I thought they were pushing you too hard, you were learning and soaking it all up.  When I thought you were falling behind, you were just going at your own pace.  I’m amazed and how much you’ve matured in one school year.

Most of the time….

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But you are still my Pookah bear baby, even though in a few short months, you will be entering Kindergarten.

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But right here, right now, Mommy is so proud of you.

Love you.



This post was a part of my Letters to Our Sons Photography Blog Circle where each month, we write letters to our sons. Follow the circle around to Lisa J Deering of Lisa J Photography in Las Vegas 


Monday, November 4th, 2013

Ahh Fall….

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Our weekend was….dull…in a GOOD way.

I know I know. An oxymoran for sure. But as I’ve said before, weekends are MARVELOUS. And I am enjoying having them off. This weekend, I even had the pleasure of having THREE days off.



On Friday, I dropped Pookah off had breakfast and then stared at my to do list.

And realized that I didn’t want to do anyting on it.

I turned off the TV, I turned off all of the lights.

And I got back in the bed. And slept for 4 hours. It was GLORIOUS!



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Saturday, I would have been content to stay in the bed all day again or at least lounge on the couch all day, but Cdub and Pookah decided I needed to get out of the house to fly a kite. It was chilly, I would have rather been in the house with my fuzzy socks and a large cup of coffee.  We kept Pookah up late because CDub just swore that that would make him sleep later.  Yeah….right…..



Ahh, the end of daylight savings time or National Sleep in Day for people who do not have children.  That boy woke up at 5:30 AM.  I talked him into going back to sleep in my bed where he snored for the next two hours.

Sigh. We did brunch at IHOP ( not my first choice, but the line at The Flying Biscuit AND Egg Harbor Cafe were around the corner.  ) But it served its purpose, except, no gluten free restaurant review THIS week. :-)

Another few hours  at the park to try to wear the child out…..
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And that was my weekend.

I am on day 9 of my 30 days of black and white challenge. Don’t forget to check that out.( just click on Everyday Eyecandy in the menu bar and follow ya girl over there!).   Also, on my 4th day of NaPhoPoMo which you can see on this Flickr stream and my 4th day of my 365 which is just everywhere.

And of course, this is day 4 of NaBloPoMo!


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