bloggy doodle

bloggy doodle (n. - blog-ee dood-l): a peek into the life of a teacher mama and police recruit daddy and their reasons for being: a brown-eyed, blonde-haired little boy and his furry, four-legged partner in crime...and coming soon, a baby girl!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

tinkled pink!

BREAKING NEWS: Big Brother Hamilton has named his baby sister "Meatball." Gifts from our friends, Nah-uh-wee, Sock, and WizBiss (The Graesers), reinforced his decision. . .

How fitting a name for such a dainty, girly girl nursery! Enjoy photos of the surprise I came home to today - a completed nursery for Little Miss Helene Davis! I am so impressed by the tag team effort, compliments of my mom (YaYa) and Justin.



Her bed awaits.

Custom pillows and blankie by YaYa. Love Birds Collection (fabric for pillows) by Carousel Designs.
My first teddy bear (1982). Love Bird Damask pillow.

Love Birds pillow.

Custom drapes (Love Birds) by YaYa.

Custom pillow (Love Bird Damask) by YaYa. Meatball's going-home outfit by Carter's.

"Out for a Waddle" (Jane Mason Burke) print from my nursery.

White rosettes? It does not get any girlier, folks!

Wire dress form...just because.

Dresser/changing station, check. Wall decor, still in progress. Coming soon: custom birth sampler by YaYa to complement the vintage frames.
Shabby chic. Vintage. Whatever.
Countdown to Baby Meatball's arrival: FOUR and a HALF weeks! Official due date is September 23. Stay tuned for updates!

Friday, April 5, 2013

spring has sprung!

We're blowing off the dust and clearing the cobwebs from BloggyDoodle after its 6-month hibernation. Enjoy these photo updates from Fall, Winter, and early Spring!


Some light morning reading in the buff.
Speaking of "buff," check out that rib cage...I mean, muscles!
There's nothing like running barefoot through the grass!
Annual trip to Huber's Orchard, Winery, and Pumpkin Patch.
Halloween in the Halls at Auntie Danielle's and Bob's "sool."
Trick or treating at the Louisville Zoo.
Riding "hosies" at Doc's farm.
Playing dress-up with Baby Lucy's hat with Libby.
Kicking off the Christmas season with a ride on the Polar Express.
Evening snuggle.
Best buds.
Looking like a little man on picture day at school.
Speaking of school, someone thinks he is too cool for it.
Family Christmas Card 2012.
Merry Christmas!
Going strong at Christmas 2 of 3!
Hard at work on the potty.
We should be in big boy undies soon!
January & February
First real (and one of just a few) snow of the season.
"Jomping" at "nastics."
Practicing some serious focus and coordination on the parallel bars.
Hammie Mouse sporting the most coveted
(and fought over) item in the two-year old room.
Mesmerized by the "sarks" at the Newport Aquarium.
Ham and Sam.

"Oh no she didn't."
Reading with one of Mama's students,
waiting for Daddy to come pick him up on a sick day.
So happy that trips to the playground are back after a frigid Winter!
Collecting eggs left behind by the "Eeeeeser Bonny."
Weekly solo on the "doms" after church.

Dino Dig at the Indianapolis Children's Museum.
Driving a real-life race car!
All smiles after an action-packed day at the museum!
Visiting Uncle G and Tommy in the Purdue Football offices.
Flirting with Kolbi at the Boilermaker's Spring practice.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

goodbye, summer. hello, fall.

Congratulations to our favorite newlyweds, Eric and Jordan!
Ice cream treat after an end-of-summer swim date at Lakeside with mama's teacher teammates.

Moonlighting on the weekends as Junior Bartender at Kern's Korner.

Exploring an unattended bulldozer.

First UK game of the season.

Like father, like son.

Flipping "panpakes."

Admiring the boats with Auntie Hayley.

Feeding an elk a carrot at Henry's Ark.

Reliving Daddy's glory days at the '97 St. X State Champtionship Reunion.

Teaching Baby Kolbi how to read.

Pre-game snack before cheering on the Herd in WV.

Smooches for the Marshall buffalo.

Sporting his new "pack pack."

Riding Mr. Stan's tractor.
Watching "cockters" at Bowman Field with PawPaw.

Rocking his Fall-weather uniform of jeans and chucks.

Toasting his tootsies by the hot "bire" pit.

Bending it like Beckham.

Checking emails.

Bundled up for brunch on the deck with his bestie.