Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Dirty Dozen

I have seen this list in numerous places and always seem to forget where I saw it. I found it again recently on Tangled and True. These are the top 12 food items that you should consider buying organic {they absorb the highest level of pesticides and toxins}. Just in case the pictures aren't obvious...
1. Meat
2. Milk
3. Coffee
4. Peaches
5. Apples
6. Bell Peppers {yuck!}
7. Celery
8. Strawberries
9. Lettuce
10. Grapes
11. Potato
12. Tomato

For more information on each item, check this out.

Easter Pictures


We went down to my Dad's house for Easter dinner. My sister's family and Mike's parents were all there for a non-traditional steak dinner {Yum!}. Henry really seemed to enjoy riding around in Caleb's dump truck...he was a perfect fit. Henry got this wooden giraffe from Emily for Easter. These Anamalz are great{you can find them at Target}!


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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

We bid farewell old friend....




As Gena mentioned in a previous post, my other love is my Jeep, and it was time to say good-bye. It was sold yesterday at about 12:45pm...(sniffle..sniffle) Well I had to pay a tribute to this old friend...that I had for 6 years! Here's hoping you see many more mountain tops!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sweet Potato...not so much


We picked up a sweet potato from the grocery store this weekend, cooked it up, and gave it a try...


Henry wasn't very impressed. Since then we have given him gandules {it's a puerto rican bean...kina like peas, but much better} and he's eaten them up 2 nights in a row.


I tried his swimsuit on tonight to make sure it would fit this summer. I think Henry got my skin! We'll just have to lather him up.
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Saturday, March 22, 2008

First Game of Catch

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Mike and his father were helping Henry play catch this afternoon. All of the sudden, Henry started throwing the ball back to Mike. It was very exciting for us all {as you can tell}!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Grocery Getter II


Our newest addition to our family is a 2000 Volvo xc70. Henry needed more space. I love it! My first car was an '88 Volvo 240 stationwagon. My friends called it the grocery getter or the mom mobile. It's amazing how many teenagers you can fit in one of those things {I can't believe how unsafe I was...remind me NOT to get my teenagers a stationwagon!}. We are selling that beautiful Jeep you see in the top picture. This has been quite the sacrifice on my husbands part {he loves his Jeep}, and Henry and I are very grateful.

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Week of Pictures


It's been a long week in the Swinson home. Henry and I got the flu {I think}. Henry came down with it on Monday night. It's pretty scary to see your baby throw-up for real. It lasted until mid-day on Wednesday for him. We went to the gym Thursday morning and everything was extra hard for me to get through. It was the first day I hadn't enjoyed working out since I started. By that afternoon, I had a fever. I forgot how miserable it is to have a fever! Last night was the longest night of my life. Luckily this isn't a very long lasting bug and I'm starting to feel better. This first picture is from Tuesday night when Henry felt his worse.


When we went to vote in the Virginia primaries, the cute little volunteer gave Henry this "future voter" sticker. I think it's so cute! Since I'm not a scrapbooker, I figured I'd better take a picture of it before it got thrown away.


March Madness has hit our home. Mike and Henry were watching a game on the computer that wasn't on one of our local channels. They love watching sports together.
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Monday, March 17, 2008

I guess it's time...


Henry got his first taste of something other than breastmilk the other night. I tried some water in his new foogo. He would take a sip at a time. He was very confused about his leaky binkie :) We are going to be starting him on a first food soon {he's taking too much calcium from my bones}, I just need to go to the grocery store. I'm thinking either sweet potato or avocado. Any other ideas?
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Along for the Ride



One of Henry's favorite new things to do {other than get into everything} is to ride on Mike's shoulders. He hangs on to those ears for dear life!
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Friday, March 14, 2008

Sweet Little Toby



Henry's newest cousin was born yesterday! Tobiah "Toby" Adam Swinson {6lbs 13oz 21 inches} was born to Jon and Lauren Swinson. He is so precious. This little guy loves to be in his mother's arms! We are excited that he is finally here and can't wait to get to know him. Henry can't wait to get his hands on him :)
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Thursday, March 13, 2008

I love my family!


I am so grateful for my family today. My Heavenly Father knew just what I needed when he gave me these two guys. Mike is the best Dad to Henry. Henry is crazy about him. The other night Henry and I were laying in bed when Mike came home. Henry got so excited when he heard the front door open...he knew Daddy was home :) Mike and Henry's favorite part of the day is wrestling on the floor before Henry goes to bed. It is even more fun to watch them! Mike is such a hard worker and he's really good at what he does. His bosses always love him because they know they can trust him. That is very comforting to me. Mike makes me laugh! He's one of those people that says the funniest things with a straight face, which makes it that much more funny. Mike loves me! It's been almost 4 years of marriage and I'm still learning all the little ways and little things he does to show me he loves me.


Henry is the sweetest blessing to our family. Henry finds his own little ways to show his love. When he wakes up in the morning, he will crawl on top of me and lay his head on my chest. Henry is so fun. He loves to play. He loves to laugh. He loves to just be with us. I am grateful for his unconditional love.
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Saturday, March 8, 2008


What a crazy week of weather. Monday it was beautiful. We spent some time outside. Henry was introduced to grass and seems to like it. Tuesday was gloomy and rainy. By Friday, it was windy and freezing again! Today, it started hailing while we were driving around town. Spring will be here soon!


Henry is quite often on the move. He loves this new outlook on life.


I thought this picture was funny. They look like two drunkards singing in a bar! Caleb loves hanging out with Henry, he's such a good big cousin.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Lovin' These Shoes!



I am totally crazy for these shoes! See Kai Run has the cutest "post-walking" shoes I've seen. It took me 10 minutes to decide which pair to post. There is not a pair I don't love, I think I'll take a pair of each! I even think I'd be ok having a girl if I could put these shoes on her {just kidding, kinda}.

It's Official

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Henry has been working towards a crawl for awhile now. On Sunday night he took off. It was great timing. Mike was actually able to see him crawl a lot that night. Mike has a very busy schedule this semester, so I was afraid he was going to miss some of Henry's "firsts".

Henry seems so excited with himself. I guess he is going to help me childproof the apartment now :) Henry was 7 months 1 day old when he started crawling, I was hoping for more like 12 months!

Monday, March 3, 2008

drum roll please...

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

My Buddy and Me



Henry got this giraffe for Christmas from Bama Karla. He started noticing it this week and went bonkers over it the other night. He kept pulling on his tail and trying to pull up on him. We finally put Henry on the giraffe and he thought it was the greatest thing. I was impressed with his balance!
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