Monday, December 27, 2010

Our Christmas Card.....2010

What a wonderful Christmas....lots of updates coming soon!!!


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Monday, December 13, 2010

Santa Babies


Crawford 3 Months Old 1st Christmas


Caroline 7 Months Old 1st Christmas!


Fun PhotoShoot

So most who read this probably know that I am loving photography! I recently did a one on one workshop with Katy Cook in Marion!

She is a great Photographer! She offered to take pictures of Caroline and let me bring my Camera along! I had Crawford's pictures taken at the same age so I wanted some of just her and of course him with her!

I didn't pull my camera out until the end b/c well anyone who takes there kids to get pictures done knows how stressful it is just making sure they are acting right!! Thankfully my mom went along and helped to keep Crawford entertained... See picture below as to why he needed to be entertained!! :-) (as he pulls her hat off, throws it in the corner and then attempts to sit on her head) One day she will pay him back!!!!

So I took a few pictures and below are some of them....I haven't finished going through them yet but wanted to post what I had.

Katy took some great ones and I can't wait to see the rest of what she captured!



Katy at work



My Sweet Girl....loving the camera!!

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I love this!!!!



I wish I would have been straight in front of her for this one...but Katy was and she got an awesome picture!!!



6 and 7 month updates

Well Now Caroline is well on her way to 8 Months Old...It's hard to believe and I am so behind with her updates! And I also just found her Stats that I misplaced from her 2 week Check up until her 6 month check up...i even had the nurse write them down again for me and I lost them....I am blaming on the 2 kid thing!!! It really is much tougher to remember anything with 2 kids...well it was with one as well!

So Caroline was 6 months on Oct. 26th

She weighed 14lbs and is in the 25th percentil.. and as I type this I can't find her I guess I will find it later and fill it in.

She has been sitting since around 5 months, she is really jabbering now. It's so cute!

She loves to eat her baby food! She has tried ever veggie and fruit offered in stage one and loves rice cereal. (Crawford did not like it)

She rolls over both ways now!

Loves to sit and play with her Brother.

Hates to be alone for even one minute!

Is attached to her Mommy lately!!! Making house work near impossible!

She is a very Happy baby other than when she is alone!

She Laughs all of the time...the cutest is when she laughs at Crawford!

She still loves her Paci and so do We!! Crawford never took one and now I wish he did!


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and then she turned 7 Months on Nov. 26th!

She can now sit up on her own from the laying position.

She is about to Crawl any day! She rocks back and forth but either falls to her tummy or goes backwards...which really makes her mad!

She is starting to pull up on things!

She Loves to watch and laugh at Crawford!

Seems to be teething but still no teeth!

She looks like a good mix of all of us!

She has so much hair!!! Twice as much as Crawford!

She does not like to wear bows! We are in training!

She still sleeps through the night and takes 2 naps a day!

She has Big Blue Eyes!



Another 7 Month Favorite Picture of Mine!


If my Mommy doesn't feed me fast enough I will eat my feet!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Silent Night

The Holiday season has come in with our first snow! We are full force into the hustle and bustle of trying to get all the decorations up and presents bought and wrapped. Of Course I have not even done 1/2 of my shopping...I have never been one to get it done early..I wish I was!! Ever since I have had Caroline I am even more behind on things! My mom came down this weekend and finally helped me get the decorating done! We were on the go the entire time buying this and getting that...barely even resting for a minute before going somewhere else.....I remember growing just didn't seemed so rushed...maybe it was that our parents just took care of it and kids just don't notice the rush or have things changed?? In my MOPS group today we listened to a song by Amy Grant called "i need a silent night", and it really hit home to me! I feel as if we get so wrapped up on all the things that need to be done that we loose the meaning of Christmas and what we are celebrating! I want to make sure that I instill in Crawford and Caroline the true meaning of Christmas. That I stop and soak it in! I want to celebrate and start traditions with my family. This year were making a Birthday Cake for Jesus. Crawford is so excited. He talks about it all the time. While I was reading him a Christmas book tonight he said "Mommy do you remember that Christmas is Jesus birthday?", in the sweetest voice. Yes, I do I said....and I continued reading...a few minutes later he repeats....Mommy, Christmas is Jesus Birthday! He just melts my heart! Tomorrow we are going to see the live Nativity Scene at a church near by. We bought the little people nativity scene and he loves playing with it!

So this year....I didn't get that perfect Christmas Picture for the Card....or a perfect picture with Santa....but I will still be sending it packages may not be perfectly wrapped or have a bow on them and I am going to try to not worry about the 15 ornaments Crawford put on one branch but I am more importantly starting traditions.....slowing down and enjoying the reason we celebrate Christmas and am so excited to teach my Children about it!

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Caroline's First Snow! Crawford so Excited to show her!


Crawford could not wait to decorate the tree....he begged and begged us to get it up!






Caroline not to Happy to meet Santa Clause....I however thought he was a lovely Santa!!



Crawford ran up to Santa first thing and told him what he wanted before i could even get my camera out of the bag and then wanted nothing to do with him when I did get my camera !

I really didn't think caroline would get so upset this year!


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