Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Return of the Monkey {Mattox}

This post title may or may not be especially for my blog friend, Natalie, who appreciates appropriate and creative post titles.  While my previous title may have been appropriate, it may have been a little lacking in the creativity department.  This one is for all of our Star Wars loving boys.  Ha!  And you may also remember that I do have an affinity for monkey themed apparel for my kids.  Mattox the monkey first appeared here at about a month old.  I apologize for all of the cuteness overload posts this week with the pictures of last week's 20 week photo session and now this week's 21 week monkey themed session.  I actually waited several months to get these pictures in this outfit, and he is really filling the little one piece sleeper out now so I am afraid to wait much longer.  It is actually a 6 to 9 month sleeper, but this little almost 5 month old is growing like a weed!  My blog friend (turned into real life friend this year), Natasha, may remember this outfit as I bought it when she was with me at Marshall's.  I had told her I just had to get it because I already had a little silky blankie lovey that matched it perfectly.  I had found the blankie at T.J. Maxx and had to get it because I was hoping to have another silky blankie lover like Brody.  Most of Brody's old lovies had been lost so Mattox definitely needed his own.  We just have to make sure Brody doesn't get a hold of them.  Anyway, you can imagine my delight at finding the perfect matching outfit, and the visions that immediately crept into my head of the fun photo opportunities.  Haha!  I think these pictures definitely captured those visions.

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I just cannot get enough of those smiles!

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Something about him looking up is so sweet to me.  I know he is likely just looking at the light or ceiling fan, but he just looks angelic. 

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He was so playful on his tummy.  He loves tummy time and can roll onto his tummy from his back now.  That still surprises me after two boys who didn't care very much for tummy time.  I think Evan only liked rolling onto his back from his tummy, and Brody just wanted to sit up all the time.    

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Two cute monkeys.  And sock monkeys are definitely the cutest type of monkey in my opinion. 

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Big toothless baby grins. 

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Do I see a best friend for life here? 

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And those feet!  Can anything be cuter than sock monkey baby feet?  Yes, his feet are stretching the limits of this one. 

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"It's mine, Brody.  You can't have it!"

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"I love it!  I really do!"

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And again, I would be remiss if I did not post a shot of the cute little monkey face on his booty.  I mean, can anything really be cuter?  

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"I'll eat you up, I love you so!"  I think this quote from "Where the Wild Things Are" definitely sums up Mattox's new found affinity for his little monkey.  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

An Adorable 20 Week Photo Shoot

Mattox still hasn't been to a portrait studio or had "professional" pictures taken, but I think we are doing just fine over here capturing his cuteness.  I take Mattox's pictures every week, but I guess my OCD just loves nice even numbers so 20 feels kind of special.  Since he is finally liking to be on his tummy and is just so full of smiles now, I wanted some special pictures.  I took similar pictures of Brody at this age in just his diaper, but I thought I might as well get a little more use out of the diaper cover I made for Mattox at Easter.  I just love the sweet simplicity of these pictures that just seemed to capture so much of what Mattox is doing now like playing on his tummy, playing with his feet, and finding and following me with his eyes wherever I go.   He is just growing up way too fast!

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I always love the simplicity of black and white pictures. 

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Always with eyes wide open so he doesn't miss anything. 

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Sweet little smiles. 

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He has so many sweet expressions, but ones like these make me laugh.  He definitely has some funny ones too. 

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So thoughtful. 

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"Yay!  Toes!"

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Gorgeous blue eyes!

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"Ooops, did I say that?" 

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I made this diaper cover, and darn it, if I am not going to get a picture of his booty in it.  Haha! 

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As usual, stay tuned for more cuteness!


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