Sunday, October 12, 2014

Birthdays and Catch-up


We have not been taking pictures lately!  Life is full right now and we are working just to keep our heads above water.  But it’s pumpkin season so surely we’ll visit the pumpkin patch soon and that always makes for some great shots.  Until then here’s a taste of what we’ve been up to:


We had a joint party for the birthday girls.  As one-year-olds generally work, they were not overly interested in each other and they were not about to pose for a group shot but we did the best we could and enjoyed seeing Maria again.  And the girls loved climbing the stairs.




Baby sister likes cake!  Their actual birthday is not until next week so expect more pictures soon!


Yesterday the big kids and I headed out to our annual Fall Festival where Samuel rode horses and got his face painted.  Molly wasn’t as into the whole thing. There’s always next year!


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Monday, September 22, 2014


Big Brother is playing soccer again this season and he is loving it more than he did before, if that’s possible.  Daddy is the coach and you will be able to tell by the team name/colors.  Half the team came back from last season and they are really learning a lot.  It’s fun to watch them gain some skills.  (Samuel’s favorite happens to be sliding.  He loves a good defensive move.)  We also had a new fan who happens to be squishy and handsome and just perfect so there’s a few shots of him too. (I’m not a biased aunt, just honest! I wish I could kiss those cheeks every day.)


Sunday, September 21, 2014

11 Months


Our sweet Avery Jane was 11 months old on Thursday. Despite the hectic life we’ve been living I actually snapped her picture on that day.  But we didn’t get internet until Saturday so here you go!


She is as happy as ever and I think we’ve made a breakthrough in the sleep department!  I forgot how great it feels to sleep all night.


She’s crawling and cruising all over the place.  She’ll even stand for a few seconds without holding on.  And she can climb the stair a little too fast for comfort.  Hello, baby gates.


(I love this pic, mothering Molly, crazy Samuel, and go with the flow, toy in the mouth, Avery girl.)

No new teeth this month but a little more hair.  It’s just all in the back so you can’t see it in the pictures.  And those big dark eyes with curling lashes are just irresistible. 

We’ve given up baby food and now she just eats whatever we eat.  So far she likes it all.  As long as we keep it coming quickly she’s happy.  She can be loud when she needs to be, usually if she’s out of food or being squashed.

She knows that we all think it’s cute when she scrunches up her face for a big grin and blows air out of her nose.  So she likes to do that when people are paying attention to her.  We’ve seen a little separation anxiety this month with the move and she’s been known to give a few people “the eye.”  Luckily for me she’s just as happy with Grandma or Grammy so that’s helpful.

We love her to pieces and I just can’t believe my baby is turning one next month!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014



We had family pictures made back in June at a local park.  It has been my plan since then to dress the kids in the same outfits and take them back for individual pictures and a group shot of the three of them.  The original plan was to take my mom to watch the ones that weren’t in the shot and then help to keep Avery’s attention. Well as things usually go, life got in the way.  First it rained then Samuel woke up sick on the morning we planned and then Dean was born and now Grammy is back at school.  So we still had no pictures and the kids are growing and changing like weeds.  So today it was!  And we just headed to the backyard where we had cheerios and an excersaucer for a babysitter.

They weren’t the most cooperative they’ve ever been and I’m glad I hadn’t showered yet but I think we got a couple of keepers and I can now check that one off the list!



Apparently normal smiles are difficult at the moment.


This is what happens when you ask her to show her teeth.













just avery


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