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He’s Been Promoted!


To celebrate his new “status” at the big kid table, I put John Bon Martin in his new Rockstar Stroller and took him for a stroll outside yesterday.

At first I just called him John Bon Martin and he wasn’t sure if he liked it…


So I decided I would bust into Livin’ On Prayer… “whoooa we’re halfway there, livin’ on a prayer…” He still wasn’t sure.


Take my hand- we’ll make it I swear...” {can you tell at this point he’s loving warming up to my rendition of Bon Jovi?}


And finally, he decided he LOVES my singing…



I was confident I made a Rockstar out of him, until I started the chorus all over again…


Next time, I’ll try How Great Thou Art and refer to him as John Martin Luther, I think it will go over better.

Have a great weekend!

Love, Darby & John Bon Martin

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  • Hieeee I'm Kaeden
    August 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    You have a got a lady killer on your hands, he is sooooo adorable!!! BTW, Nice ta meet cha, Im Shannon, and Im addicted to your blog! 🙂

  • The Pughs
    August 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Everytime I see his picture I say, "He is the cutest kid ever!" I think mine are adorable but yours is so stinkin cute. Have a great weekend!

  • Jennifer
    August 21, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Your kids are adorable! BTW, Thanks for sharing all your ideas with us!

  • { L }
    August 21, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    OMGoodness…he is the CUTEST ever!

  • paige
    August 21, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    you never cease to amaze me with your frequent mix of everyday life turned all cute & funny~
    all with great photos to boot!
    congrats on john martins big day

  • ang
    August 21, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    SOOOOOOOO cute!!! Seriously, your kids are the cutest!!!

  • Kat
    August 21, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    He has the best eyelashes!!!

  • Sharlotte
    August 21, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Hi Darby!
    These pictures CRACK ME UP! How cute is he? I love your captions too…and your blog. Congratulations to John Martin for the big move!
    Have a super weekend!

  • Kristen
    August 21, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    These pictures are hilarious! He is so ADORABLE!

  • annek
    August 21, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I'm with John Martin….I'm not crazy about Bon Jovi either! haha…it wasn't your singing …it was the song!
    Very cute either way!

  • Lauren
    August 21, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Oh my gosh! JM's facial expressions are the cutest 🙂

  • Erin
    August 21, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    "Take my hand and we'll make it I swear.." Love Jon Bon Stickler, I could eat him up!! Miss you!

  • Paloma {La Dolce Vita}
    August 21, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I love the quizzical look on his face! Priceless! He is starting to look so much like Paige.

  • meredith
    August 21, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    That boy cracks me up!!! He is too cute for words!!


  • erika
    August 21, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    cutest kid on the planet. i love him. kisses from the mommasis'.
    i love that he was strollin topless. showin' off those pecs at an early age!

  • Shannon
    August 21, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    been reading for awhile and I just have to comment! Little John Martin is so adorable! All of your little ones are just beautiful!

    thanks for such a great blog to read all the time! a definite favorite for sure!

  • Jacci
    August 21, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Ha! Love it 🙂 Somehow, whenever Sam and I are cranking out some DIY project late into the night, he winds up hollering out that song. Not like we listen to Bon Jovi regularly – not sure where it comes from.

    Congrats to JM on his upgraded seating!


  • Dianne
    August 21, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    He is edible!!!

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now
    August 21, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Love the picture of the three of them at their little table. So sweet!

  • ann
    August 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Hi Darby! I'm Ann. I went to AU (War Eagle!) and I was in interior design and remember Erika. Love your blog. Love your pictures. I have three kiddos as well-Ellie, Luke, and Andrew. It's a zoo, huh? Anyway, I noticed John Martin's big boy booster. We have the same one and during mealtime Luke used to always stick utensils, food, and whatever else down those holes in the seat. So…if you're missing something, check there!! 🙂

  • Christie
    August 21, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Those pictures are so cute! I am now going to have that song in my head for the rest of the night…

  • Jen
    August 21, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Wow–he is getting so big, and he *SO* reminds me of Paige in that first picture, where he's laughing and enjoying your rendition of Bon Jovi 🙂 Your children are gorgeous.
    I wanted to let you know,too, that I did pick up the "breakfast in bed" trays at Michael's the other week. I still need to get the paint pens, though, to write my girls' names on them 🙂 Thanks again so much for the cool idea 🙂

  • Tori
    August 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    you have the cutest kids…and that john (bon) martin is gorgeous!

  • viky
    August 21, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I love your little boy, he is adorable, when i see his face i smile!!!
    Hugs Laura

  • R
    August 22, 2009 at 4:18 am

    Cute stroller!

  • Love Being a Nonny
    August 22, 2009 at 4:52 am

    Have I told you yours is my favorite blog? Those are the cutest kids!! Love the children's table!

  • Tiffany
    August 22, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Super cute!

  • Jessica
    August 22, 2009 at 8:47 am

    oh my goodness those are priceless. wonder if john bon martin will stick!?

  • Tara and Felix
    August 22, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    D-Bone, That's just the Auburn girl in you coming out with those 80's lyrics! Gotta love them! We so need us a good band party!

    War Eagle!

  • SoSoBella
    August 23, 2009 at 7:30 am

    he is so stink'n cute.
    and your girls, darling!

  • millieavery
    August 23, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    i love the table they are sitting at! where did you find it??
    have you done the post on camera's/pictures yet??

  • Tiffany
    August 23, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Yes, you successfully got that song in my head now. Love it. Classic. He is a cutie (your john that is).

  • jade
    August 24, 2009 at 9:22 am

    so cute! but you have got to give up that stroller to your sister. you know you do!

    i need to find a little table like that. the one i have is too small. where did you find? i'd like to look on craigslist but not sure what to search for.

  • Hillary @ The Other Mama
    August 24, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Love the faces! What a Cutie Pie!!

  • rachelshingleton
    August 27, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Ok, you are going to think i am totally nutso, but I'm driving down the street in a neighborhood the other day and it was Big Junk Pickup time. So as I'm driving, I spy a little green kids table at somebody's curb. I practically squealed the brakes and I got out to look at it, and the first thing that came to my mind was, "This looks just like Darby's little kids' table! Score!" And so I put it in the back of my car and drove away! And now that I look at these photos of your little ones at their table, it really does look exactly the same! You can see the photo here — https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3462/3856911601_df37858342.jpg

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