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A Beautiful Labor Day

| Posted by Harlan

Today was an uncharacteristically beautiful day here in dry heat-soaked Fort Worth, so we decided to head out to the park for a little Labor Day picnic. Baron, Yvette and I grabbed a little Central Market goodies and headed toward the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens… Unfortunately, so did everyone else. So after some searching, we found a beautiful little spot near West 7th and the Trinity River. Check out our Labor Day photos below!

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Drawing Baron

| Posted by Yvette

We’re in Midland for the weekend visiting Mamaw and Papaw (Harlan’s parents). When we’re at home, I spend most of my time busy with work or whatever project I’ve got going at the time. So today I decided to just relax and enjoy my beautiful boy. I’ve spent the majority of the day in the recliner with Baron asleep on my chest. After staring at him for a while thinking about how beautiful he is, I was inspired to draw him. Harlan brought me some paper and a pen and I started drawing for the first time in a long time. I get so busy with all these random creative projects around the house that I don’t make time for art anymore. Continue Reading

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Baron’s First Road Trip

| Posted by Harlan

We’re already getting behind on posting regularly…sorry about that.  Not a whole lot of news in our world; mostly just watching Baron grow from under 6 pounds to nearly 11 pounds in just a few short weeks.  We hit Baron’s 7th week last Tuesday.  No, he’s still not sleeping through the night, but comparatively speaking, we’re doing really well.

One fun note for the week is Baron’s first ever road trip this week.  He’s made it out to Frisco for a FC Dallas game (a hot, miserable fiasco that we’ll not be attempting again anytime soon), but hasn’t gone any farther than that. So we thought it would be a good time to pack up Bear’s paraphernalia and take him out to Midland to see his Mamaw and Papaw (my parents).

So that’s a little update from us for now.  We’ll get better at updating…promise.

Here’s a few pictures for now…we’ll add more when we get home.

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MLB Parks Tour #2 – Ballpark in Arlington, Arlington, TX – 2007

| Posted by Harlan

This one is perhaps the least exciting of the ballparks we’ve visited, but only because it’s in our hometown, and we get to visit it quite regularly. Nonetheless, we can’t exactly leave it out.  We’ve been to countless games at the now named Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, including three opening days, about 10 Rangers-Red Sox games, and watching Cliff Lee outduel the Yankees on the way to a World Series berth.  The game I’ve chosen for this purpose is actually none of those.  Instead, I’ve chosen a game that was pretty special to quite a few of us.  It’s the coldest game on record at the Ballpark: Saturday, April 7th, 2007, Red Sox @ Rangers. Start time weather: 38 degrees and falling.

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Baron’s Photoshoot

| Posted by Harlan

We’re a couple of weeks late with this, but nonetheless wanted to share these wonderful photos from Baron’s first photoshoot with Jeremy Enlow.  Jeremy is the owner of Steel Shutter Photography, and is the same stellar human being that took our maternity photos a while back.  Thanks again Jeremy for taking such wonderful photos of our little man!

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Baron’s First Bath

| Posted by Harlan

It’s a day of firsts in the Bowling household. For me (Harlan), it’s my first YouTube video. For Baron, it’s his very first bath in the sink.  It took a little longer for his umbilical cord to heal up properly, so he’s been enjoying the thrills of sponge baths up until this point. So now that he’s all healed up, we thought it was time. As you can see in the video, Bear did an amazing job at it…no fussing whatsoever!

Next up…deoderant! 😉

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Our Little Firecracker

| Posted by Yvette

Baron is very excited about his first 4th of July.  His Mamaw bought him a couple of Old Navy flag shirts to commemorate his first Independence Day, but unfortunately, Old Navy doesn’t make these for itty babies.  One of the shirts is 6-12 mos and the other is 12 mos.  So by the time these would fit him, it would be time for the 2012 flag shirt.  And that just won’t do.  He needs to show his patriotism now!  So, mommy steps in with her sewing machine.  I’ve altered many clothes in my day, and figured this can’t be that much different… just on a smaller scale, right?  It worked out pretty well, and was quite easy, so I thought I’d share the steps with you all in case any one else is interested in giving it a go.

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