Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy Birthday...

My friend delivered her sixth child today in the very hospital we had Cannon.
Life with Fingerprints: One Year Old
A year ago I was in her position. I was holding a beautiful, squishy newborn. I couldn't believe all the hair he came with. My body ached, yet it was the best pain a person could feel. I had fears but at the same time I felt complete peace. I was anxious to get home and get a good nights rest (which of course didn't come for months). I had done this three times before and I knew what to expect, and it was the same excitement and love holding him for the first time. As if I knew him and had loved him long before. He was ours.
Life with Fingerprints: One Year Old
It's hard to remember that sleepy, squishy stage when you have a near toddler on the loose. Getting into things, gathering bumps and bruises along the way. Each stage is great and each has it's advantages. He screams at the top of his lungs but he also has the best surprised face out of all the kids. We see bits and pieces of his personality as it continues to develop and it's a fun process. Happy Birthday Can Man.
Life with Fingerprints: One Year Old
Life with Fingerprints: One Year Old

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

52 weeks...

We made it. 52 weeks. Every Tuesday. Making sure I had clean white onesies. Setting up studio lights. Coming up with chalk drawings...we made it.
Life with Fingerprints: Weekly baby photo, chalkboard prints, weekly onesie
He's just as smiley as ever and his four tooth grin makes my day. He's crawling all around the house. He's working on the stairs and can go successfully up and down them. Although we still use the coffee table to block the stairs until he's mastered them. He drinks milk from his sippy cup all on his own and eats most anything put in front of him.

He pulls himself up on the couch and walks along it but he still has some jello legs and he still won't walk holding my hands. He likes to dance, bends the knees, bobs the head. Baby Einstein movies are still my go to when it's the witching hour and I've got to get dinner made.

He has a high pitch squeal which is enough to curl your toes. He likes to use his voice loudly during church which lands me in the hallway a good portion of the time.

He's fun and growing so quickly. We sure do love this guy!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Birthday pictures...

One year older and taller too!
Life with Fingerprints: Annual birthday pictures with the family growth chartLife with Fingerprints: Annual birthday pictures with the family growth chart
Life with Fingerprints: Annual birthday pictures with the family growth chart
Life with Fingerprints: Annual birthday pictures with the family growth chart
He is exactly an inch taller than Hallie at the same age - and Bennett might beat them all!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The entertainment center...

Back in February, I took on the project of all projects building a 12ft by 8ft entertainment center with my dad. And after it was built, it sat empty because although I have crazy cool vision for creating a project, I never feel confident in the accessorizing department. Every once in a while I would come across something I liked and months later we have a semi-accessorized unit!

But lets start from the beginning, a couple months after moving in:
Life with Fingerprints: DIY Entertainment Center, building project, media center

A year later we finally got around to replacing the mauve carpet, painted the walls and hung drapes:
Life with Fingerprints: DIY Entertainment Center, building project, media centerLife with Fingerprints: DIY Entertainment Center, building project, media center
At the beginning of this year I flew my dad down and we spent the most exhausting 7 days making this come to life. I still look at it sometimes and I'm amazed that the drawing I made two years ago actually came to be. I learned so much in this process and I'm just sick enough that I would do it again!
Life with Fingerprints: DIY Entertainment Center, building project, media center
Life with Fingerprints: DIY Entertainment Center, building project, media center
Life with Fingerprints: DIY Entertainment Center, building project, media center

Here's our step-by-step process:
DIY Entertainment Center - Day 1
DIY Entertainment Center - Day 2
DIY Entertainment Center - Day 3
DIY Entertainment Center - Day 4
DIY Entertainment Center - Day 5
DIY Entertainment Center - Day 6
DIY Entertainment Center - Day 7
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