Before we we're married, one of the things I told Paul I dreamed for our family is that we would laugh a lot. And we do! I just love being silly together! Growing up, my mom called my sisters and I the "silly sisters" for good reason. :-) I love that I call my own girls the "silly: sisters now!
We started doing some preschool with Caroline this fall. Her favorite song is "Little Bird, Little Bird" by Elizabeth Mitchell so we thought that was a perfect name for our school. Caroline calls it "Little Bird Pretty School" :-) She loves climbing up into her big chair and working at the table with me. She is eager to learn and loves trying new things. I'm excited to see her growing!
These two are thick as thieves. We found a really neat alphabet app that Caroline loves. Lately, she's been wanting to climb into our bed, get under the covers, and "play letters with Daddy." Caroline adores her daddy and he adores his little girl.
Highlights from month 8 include learning to crawl, taking your first ride in the big girl seat of the cart, standing up with help, and smiling as much as ever!
Six weeks into this year-long project! Some days I love the shots I get, other days they're just ok. I am so glad I am picking up the camera to shoot every day and catching moments that I otherwise might have missed.
With my little helpers in tow, we tackled the dishes and laundry, made the bed, picked up, and vacuumed. It was a busy day, but I enjoyed working together with my girls.
Head over to Jen Faith Brown Photography to see how she documented chores, then continue on to check out the rest of the blog circle.
We were getting ready for church one Sunday and Caroline was watching me put on makeup. I showed her how to do the blush brush on her cheeks. There's just something so special about having a daughter. I'm looking forward to a lot more moments like these as she grows up.
This was after Julia took her first big girl nap...I laid her down still awake and she fell asleep all on her own! She had a happy nappy! :-)
Julia was napping and it wasn't quite as hot outside, so we gathered the chalk and headed out. While Caroline explored with chalk, I explored with freelensing and got some interesting shots.
After visiting my sister and her family, Grammy and Grampy took a detour to stop by for a short visit on their long drive back home. They came early in the morning so they brought breakfast...donut balls, according to Caroline. Wish they could have stayed longer, but I'm so glad we got to see them for a little bit!
It was a pretty hot Saturday morning when we went to the farmer's market. We tasted and bought some yummy peaches and walked down to the end of Main Street to see the trains. Caroline would have stayed all day, but her cheeks were turning pink and it was just way too hot out.
Grampy came for a visit and brought Adon and Gabe along. We had a great time playing Wii, running in the sprinkler, looking at airplanes, going out to eat (and waiting a long time for a table), and just hanging out and spending some good time together.
In July, I joined a blog circle and we documented breakfast time. This month our blog circle is documenting what getting ready looks like. Be sure to check out Stephanie's blog next.
Getting ready is always an adventure with two little ones. It's just more fun to play and move and wiggle and run. And the diapers...oh so many diapers.
Julia's getting pretty quick. She's been starting to crawl so any chance she gets, she's on the go.
Getting ready usually requires a trip to the dryer to find clothes. This time, Caroline left as quickly as she came, leaving Nighny and Another One Nighny behind.
Caroline is becoming quite independent. She still needs some help with her clothes, but she loves to brush her teeth herself. She's actually getting pretty good at the back-and-forth brushing motion. She always informs me "Caroline first" when I ask her to go brush. Mommy finishes up just to be sure we keep those teeth clean and white!
And what girl doesn't need to spend a little time on her hair! Oh that beautiful, red hair!
Head on over to Stephanie's blog to see what getting ready looks like for her!
Eating and sitting and crawling, oh my! Lots going on this month. Sweet potatoes were one of your first foods...I'd say you liked them! You've been sitting up like a champ and you're even starting to army crawl. We had some fun playing around with shadows and the bright morning light.
Caroline is eager to help out with chores. She wanted to help Daddy take out the trash and recycling. She did her job well, two Nighnys in tow and all.
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