Thursday, December 05, 2013
Our beautiful, funny little girl turned 1!!! The first 3 months with her were hard and full of worry. There were times I didn't think she would see a year. But here we are, she's happy and healthy and growing like a weed!!! (Although her 1 year appointment isn't until January 6th, so I don't know for sure) She is so funny and such a source of light in our home! She's quick to smile and giggle! She LOVES to eat and is the messiest eater I know. She adores her big brother and tackles him all the time. She is constantly making noise and loves to mimic others.
Still only has 6 teeth...but it doesn't stop her from eating!
I made her cake!! She's our little ladybug! :)
My cousins and I made the banner and picture streamers.
The snacks...minus the cupcakes...they were in the oven :)
My favorite cousins!! (And my helpers!)
Sam and Juliet during the pre-party
Our silly little girl!
Waiting for the guests!
Finally playing with the 'big' kids!
I thought for sure she'd get messy...boy was I wrong. She tried to push the cake off several times. She didn't really like the texture of the frosting. (Which was homemade cream-cheese frosting!)
Sam sneaking a taste! He knew what it was!
Still not sure!
But she did destroy it!
She was very spoiled! She got much needed clothes, a puzzle, bowling pins and ball, homemade yarn fruits and veggies, and we gave her baby dolls!
We sure love this little girl and are so glad she is a apart of our family!!!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I'm a little late in posting these, they were taken the end of August. My cousin's husband is an awesome photographer, and we had so much fun spending the afternoon in the mountains with them and capturing my little family. We took some photos and then had a picnic! Sam had so much fun playing outside and was filthy by the time we got home!!!
Vanessa's first photo bomb!
This one is my favorite!!!!
It will probably be awhile before I will get a good shot of the two of them together!
This is my favorite of Sam and Vanessa!!! I love their facial expressions!!!
You should check out Alex's website! http://www.icewolfphotography.com/ I love our family shots (of course!) But he also has some amazing nature shots!!! I love his work with color and lighting. You will soon be seeing a few of his pieces in my home!!!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
We are finally home owners!!! (Again) And this time we are staying!!!
Is it possible to be in love with a building? I think so!!! This house is perfect for us! 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms. Very open social area! Great backyard! HUGE master bed/bath!!! Knotty Alder cabinets! Great neighborhood. Right by an elementary and middle school. Not far from a high school, but another will be built even closer in the next couple of years!
We feel so blessed! This house was built for us!!!!
We couldn't have done this without the help of an awesome realtor! Clay Winder!!! Talk about stress free!!! (WHAT? Home buying!?!?!) Clay and his team truly made home buying stress free and enjoyable. The website is so easy (and fun) to navigate. Clay really took the time to get to know us and know what was important to us in a home. He didn't waste time trying to talk us into something he knew we wouldn't be happy in. There was no pressure and we had fun looking at houses with Clay. Everything went so smoothly and we are so happy with our new home!!! Check them out! http://www.redsign.com/
Saturday, November 09, 2013
Time is flying!!! This beauty is about to turn 1!!! She is so much fun. She is talking and or singing all the time and when she hears music she HAS to dance! She has mastered crawling! And she doesn't stop!!! She is eating a lot more solid foods. Some of her favorites are: cheerios, nurti-grain bars, GOLDFISH, chicken, broccoli, and rice....actually, she hasn't meet a kind of food she doesn't like!
She is such a joy and is so happy all the time. Sam and Vanessa play all the time together now and our hearts fell like they'll explode with how happy that makes us!
Monday, September 30, 2013
It's hard to believe that in 2 months this little charmer will be a year! She has a great sense of humor and many different facial expressions! Some of these pictures are going to be blurry...she is constantly moving and so close to crawling!!! (I'm not sure if I'm ready for that!) She does manage to get around, although we aren't quite sure how. Every time we look up she's somewhere different!
She's so curious about everything!
She's very good at the splits!
I love this picture so much even though it's blurry! I love her facial expression!
"Are you talking to me?"
Vanessa is so much fun! She has a laughing all the time and talks a lot. She loves to eat (if you couldn't tell!), she loves to play with Sam, she is very cuddly and loves putting everything in her mouth! She loves ribbons, strings, and toys with tails or ears. Her sleeping habits are getting much better and only gets up once a night! She's still not the best napper, but so kids don't like naps.
We love this little girl so much!