Welcome to Erin Putnam's blog!

My husband, Todd, and I have been married for 5 years. We have a 2 perfect children named Presley and Nate...and Lucy the chihuahua is still around, as well. We live in Memphis on Mud Island and really enjoy it! We have a great group of friends and you'll almost always find us together cooking out in someone's yard or at Movie and a Pizza...leaving the island is a rarity! I hope you enjoy my blog, as I try to keep everyone updated on our lives.

About Me

I like the pool, the beach, and any water - warm weather combo. I like shopping for Presley and Nate...way more fun than shopping for myself. I like cooking when I don't have to, running when the weather is perfect, the day the maid comes and my house is clean (even if for a little while), grocery shopping, minivans, pregnant women (just not me), a bubble bath and a sudoku puzzle, baby pictures of my husband, my hair the day after it was washed, reality TV, Oprah, when Todd takes the trash out without me asking, half-baked ice cream (I could seriously eat the stuff every day!), watching my babies sleep, talking about memories of my mom and grandmom, someone else choosing the restaurant, when the car beside me has spinners, strawberries and melted milk chocolate, and funny songs on your ring tone. I don't like feeling I need to exercise, folding itsy bitsy clothes, computer problems, hot leather seats, bugs, sun glasses that are too tight on your head, alarms, annoying girl drama, paying for daycare when it's closed, long fingernails, hugging people I barely know, people who use the word 'love' too liberally, and tacky children's clothes. All and all, I think I'm pretty normal.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

da boy...

Here are some of Nate's professionally taken newborn pics. I was very pleased with how they turned out. I'm starting to get comfortable with life with 2 kiddos, although it is VERY hectic. The kids and I made a trip to the delta last week and visited with a bunch of folks. Presley was WONDERFUL, so that was a nice little surprise. We are going to try to swing a trip to the beach next week...I'll let ya know how that turns out?!? Anyway, here are some tidbits about caring for an infant that I had forgotten:
1) I'm a bit obsessed with the frequency of his BMs.
2) I am very excited when there are coupons for diapers in the Sunday paper.
3) Breastfeeding hurts.
4) Quitting breastfeeding hurts even more...picture 3 sports bras with cabbage leaves sticking
out...it's attractive.
5) Formula is ridiculously expensive. A $2 coupon is not that big of a savings for what it costs. Send me some more samples, please...that may not actually save me more, but it seems like
it does.
5) 1 child can produce a whole load of laundry in one day...and folding itsy bitsy clothes is not
at all fun...and Nate has yet to offer up any help.
6) What's with all this spit up?!? YOU ARE HUNGRY...KEEP IT DOWN!
7) When he is sleeping, then startled, and he sticks his arms out like an enthusiastic preacher
man, i laugh every time.

peace out

FYI - Ashleigh Peak took my pics and I would DEFINITELY recommend her. If interested, go to www.ashleighpeakphotography.com.


Lance and DK said...

erin, he is beautiful. y'all did good. heard y'all were in inverness. sorry i missed the kids. would have loved to see them. maybe next time around. dk

Rachael Tackett said...

What a little angel!