The Beast

After searching through about 5-6 CD’s for the cutest skirt I made years ago (okay 3), no luck. But I did find something real super cute.

I’m sure many of you have seen it before, but…you know, he’s mine and I just really think he is cute. I mean just look at the size of his chubby arm compared to his hand. And yes, he was a fluffy chicken, no gel in that hair it is all natural.

Back to work, thanks for looking and hopefully laughing a bit at this cute little beast of mine.

Skye Johansen - May 7, 2010 - 3:14 pm

OH MY GOSH DENISE!!!! What a cute little chicken, seriously, to DIE FOR!!! Awwwwwww!

WhitleyKate's mom - May 5, 2010 - 10:14 am

LOVE it! This reminds me of Jonah’s 9 month pics. He had the same hair, but white-blonde. He’ll be 14 this summer. It’s so much fun to look back through the baby pics! His little smile is so contagious! Thanks for sharing!

*Twinkle*Toes* - May 4, 2010 - 7:46 pm

Oh my goodness he is the cutest!!!

gran - May 4, 2010 - 6:00 pm

This picture is wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I agree with Melanie this is one we could enjoy every day!

Katie M - May 4, 2010 - 4:50 pm

what a sweet beast- especially after just watching him sing his Jedi song- love me some beast!

Erica - May 4, 2010 - 1:49 pm


Michelle Huesgen - May 4, 2010 - 12:55 pm

Love him to pieces!!!

sara - May 4, 2010 - 12:46 pm

Your “beast” is beyond adorable. Thanks for sharing the picture!

Isabella's Mom - May 4, 2010 - 11:20 am

Oh how I yuv that beautiful boy. xoxox
Take care.

amyence - May 4, 2010 - 8:47 am

What a precious picture of your little guy! I love it!

FourCinapod - May 4, 2010 - 8:20 am

I love chubby baby legs and arms. I could just gobble him up!

Michelle - May 4, 2010 - 7:36 am

Makes you nearly want another!! Too cute! Id love a little boy to grace our lives.

Incognito - May 4, 2010 - 6:47 am

What an ADORABLE picture!!!

j.diddy! - May 4, 2010 - 6:43 am

i LOEV that age. so chubby and cute. i dont think i have ever seenm a pic of him that young!! love it!

Diana - May 4, 2010 - 6:02 am


Oh my gosh! That pic is SOOO sweet, I can’t take it! I just want to bite those little cheekies. :o)

mom2curls - May 4, 2010 - 5:06 am

What a cutie!!! Love,love , love fuzzy baby hair and the semi toothless smile, just priceless!!

Christine - May 4, 2010 - 3:10 am

So CUTE!!!! He still has that same adorable smile!!!

Lil - May 3, 2010 - 10:14 pm

We never tire of seeing the littles do we? and My how hes grown.

<3 Love!

Monika - May 3, 2010 - 9:16 pm

Awwwwwww! I remember coming across this pic on your old blog for some “Figure Out Friday” contest… besides all the cuteness you mentioned, I just love that he’s wearing knitted overalls!! Did you make those?

Holly's Mama - May 3, 2010 - 8:58 pm

Sooo Adorable!!! Thanks for sharing the picture of “The Beast.”

saoirse's mom - May 3, 2010 - 8:57 pm

seriously?!?! so freaking adorable!

Emma's*Mommy - May 3, 2010 - 7:17 pm

Love it!

Melanie H. - May 3, 2010 - 7:01 pm

Wow, he is totally adorable & I think I do remember seeing this photo on your blog before, but you could post it every day..he is THAT adorable! And I never tire of cute baby smiles & first teeth & chubby little arms & squeezable cheeks!

Sara - May 3, 2010 - 6:57 pm


Farah - May 3, 2010 - 6:36 pm

Omg Denise!!!! when I saw the title (The Beast) before scrolling down I didn’t know what to expect!!! what a sweet sweet picture, you should see the smile on my face ๐Ÿ™‚ you just want to squeeze him and eat him :)He is a beauty.

mimi - May 3, 2010 - 6:03 pm

Those sweet days just go by way too fast. We never realize it at that moment, but those are the best days of your life.

Don’t forget to Mail it in!!!

Carol - May 4, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Just put my entry in the mail yesterday! Call me Ms. Procrastination, it’s been sitting on top of my fridge for weeks! Good luck everyone!

gran - May 3, 2010 - 6:29 pm

Our Jada put the cher dress on immediately. She just thinks it is the best yet. The button detailing on the back of the dress is so beautiful………… always the Matilda Janes are surprising and even more spectacular when they arrive than the pictures can even capture. Thank you.

mom2curls - May 3, 2010 - 2:58 pm

my oh my do I LOVE that Cher dress, so glad that I bought one for my little Connelly!!! She calls it her “ballet” dress!!! I sent something in on Friday, and boy did I tick off the lady at the post office …I arrived at 4:54 and she clearly let me know that they were closing in 6 mins!!! Just in the knick of time…

tree*head - May 3, 2010 - 1:29 pm

OOO I’ve been debating on whether or not to enter…with our move and all its been so hectic! Maybe this is the push I need! OK – just me “playing David” but I do have to point out that it’s YOU’RE invited, rather than YOUR…I know, I know, call me a stickler for a contraction – lol…

Jamie HIcks - May 3, 2010 - 12:23 pm

Hope mine got there safely!!! Didn’t do a DC on it ๐Ÿ™‚

Christy sent over the most amazing pic that pretty much sums up the weather here, rainy and blustery. And this is the weekend I AM planting my garden, the rain will not get in my way. A few of the girls at work seem to have a little doubt in my gardening skills which I fully admit I have not tapped into yet. I am so gonna prove them wrong. Yup, and when ya’ll come to 435 you can see for yourself the mad gardening skills I am gonna develop. I can so do this.

So we pretty much spent this weekend cleaning and digging.ย  Admist this cleaning I found the best little surprise from Diane.

Thrown into the back of my car is a bunch of paper and stuff from the office that needs to come for work or what not.ย  I had thought I had put a little box in that stack a while ago, but totally never saw it again.ย  What appeared this weekend? The cutest little owl box with this wonderful necklace. It’s almost as if it were hiding until Mother’s Day! You think?

Alright, off the the hardware store for a fence to keep the bunnies out..

Lil - May 3, 2010 - 1:06 pm

Wow, what an amazing picture it’s so pretty it almost doesn’t look real, if you KWIM? It’s so perfect.

Love the necklace, what a nice gift..Wonder if they can get 4 names on one of those. lol

Have fun in the garden. ๐Ÿ™‚ Work it is, but yummy to!

Day to the Oh - May 3, 2010 - 12:03 pm

That first photo is spectacular fo’shizzle!!! Which Christy photog is this? Need to check her out. I’m getting a necklace for Mday too… my hubby bought it this morning and the receipt came through my email!!! Hahaha I’ll act really surprised… A for effort!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

mimi - May 3, 2010 - 11:11 am

Gardens are so much fun for the kids. The boys will love it, snakes and all:) Gotta plant some of those giant sunflowers. Our granddaughter did last year, they are no work at all, and are beautiful until fall.

Natalie - May 3, 2010 - 10:23 am

Holy cow that picture is amazing!! What a darling necklace. We did a garden one year and it was so rewarding for the kids, and me too ๐Ÿ˜‰

j.diddy! - May 3, 2010 - 8:00 am

cool pic. i love love love stamped necklaces!!!

Robin Amstutz - May 3, 2010 - 7:47 am

The first picture is just breathtaking!!

Carol - May 3, 2010 - 2:51 am

I so NEED to get a necklace like that! Please tell us where it’s from!! I’ll have to get it for myself, as my husband is not a ‘gift giver’… sigh Hope your gardening went well! Sincerely, Ms. Brown Thums!

Melanie H. - May 2, 2010 - 9:23 pm

Gorgeous photos & I have requested a similar necklace for Mother’s Day this year!

Way to go on the garden! We are hoping to put on in here soon, but hubby is concerned the deer will eat it all! What did you put in your garden?

Farah - May 2, 2010 - 8:20 pm

Yes for real!!!the animal control people said it was guarding my plants…

Denise - May 2, 2010 - 6:25 pm

For real? Cuz I so do not want snakes in my way, no how

christine - May 2, 2010 - 5:03 pm

Gorgeous picture! I don’t mind planting during or right after the rain. I actually find it holds my planting easier. I love when everything starts growing….right after winter it just looks so sad and brown. Beautiful necklace…a really special piece.

Holly's Mama - May 2, 2010 - 3:49 pm

My husband is an excellent gardener and that is why our back and front yards look so nice. Me? I’m a horrible gardener and if my hubby wasn’t around I would be afraid to think what our yards would look like!!! Good luck with the gardening – you CAN do it!

Jennifer O. - May 2, 2010 - 3:39 pm

I love the picture..very pretty..thnks for sharing:) And the necklace very sweet…what is the soft silver ruffled item under it? I think it is probaly a shirt and looks like it would be stunning on:)Garden..umm good luck I know nothing and call my generation the lost one of many things..canning is one and in my case gardening

JJ - May 2, 2010 - 12:32 pm

where did they buy the necklace from??? Its amazing!

Amitha - May 2, 2010 - 10:52 am

More power to you on the gardening…I do NOT have a green thumb. LOL

Love the pictures and that necklace is gorgy!!

Farah - May 2, 2010 - 8:34 am

I planted my garden 4 weeks ago, and I had to protect it form all sorts of animals so we put a net on top of the plants. And one day we saw a snake stuck inside between the holes of the net!!! it appeared to be a good snake that protects the plants from the rats, so we just freed her back…
The pictures are amazing, and the neckless is just too darling…

mom2curls - May 2, 2010 - 8:29 am

What amazing photos!!! That first photo is breathtaking…Love the necklace as well, my dad is Joe and my brother is Gabe!!!

Jennifer Boe - May 2, 2010 - 8:07 am

I love the first picture it is amazing!