Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fashion Statement #929

I have been waiting for Lily Kate to fit into this delectable dress FOR-EVER!

Yes, I know she needs a second pair of shoes! She has to wear sneakers to school and mommy has never had more than one pair of black and one pair of brown shoes herself. I'm learning.

My mischief makers.

They are in charge of letting Hula out to potty in the mornings while I make lunches. That's why they are staking out the back door.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fashion Statement #927

Have I mentioned lately that having a girl is SO MUCH MORE FUN than I imagined it would be? Even Ace is getting in the on the fun. He picked out her hair bow today (or, I should admit that he threw an all-out fit that she wear this one).

I can't pic just one photo and you can't make me.
It's really the girl that makes the clothes. My girl. My precious, rambunctious, giggly, toddling sweet baby who likes to pat my shoulder when I hold her.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Loves Her Daddy!

I caught some photos of Lily Kate and her Daddy. She just loves him so.

I thought these two first photos were funny because they even opened and closed their smiles the same!

No doubt where she came from.
These days, Lily Kate likes to "wallow." Whoever is around, she wants to lay and roll all over them. She doesn't want to be cuddled or held. She just wants to sit, unhindered on your lap or roll all over you without you stopping her.

Never fear! The "scrunchy face" is still around. This one shows that she just does it to humor me these days.

Darth Vader is the newest addition to our clan. Don't worry, he's come over from the dark side and he's nice now.

Just silly days around our house. Life is sweet with these faces for company.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Who is this?

No, I did not dye Lily Kate's hair blonde if that is what you're thinking!

I've been back and forth between this and Lily Kate's photos a bazillion times and they are like twins! Lillies has two dimples, my ears and darker hair (and less of it) but put him in pink and add a hair bow and we've got it!
Everyone always told me I looked like my Dad growing up. I guess we'll all tell Lily Kate the same thing!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Double Sleepover

This past weekend, the kids went on their first double-sleepover at B's house. My mom has kept both kids while I've gone out of town before but this is the first time I've been ALL by myself without them. (Jonathan was away on a guys' weekend.)

I LOVE the look Lillies is giving Ace! It is just a matter of TIME before she gives him the "what for." She is jabbering up a storm and I swear yesterday she said "quit it Ace."

It is VERY hard for me to let BOTH of my kids out of my arms. I am SUCH a worrier and I lay in bed thinking up elaborate plans of how to get us out of situations if someone carjacks us or burgles the house, or if there is a fire or if our car gets submerged in water...and those are the realistic scenarios!!! It's paralyzing sometimes and only the grace of God digs me out of my imagination. So letting both my kids out of armslength just makes my worries run wild.

They had such a great time. They always come home from B's smelling like clean, Johnson's nighttime lotion and happiness.

I, on the other hand, spent a night alone with Hula, working on the kids yearbooks. If I couldn't be with them, I at least wanted to be going through pictures of them. =) Is it possible to have empty nest just in a night? Oh the prayers I need to pray!!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Can't get enough

I just can't get enough of her (even though she wouldn't smile for me today).

Decked out for her second day of school.

Wearing her new twinkle toes.
Her baby cankles are almost gone. =(
She did whimper a little when I gave her to the teacher today. I think it's only because I wasn't the one to set her on the floor. She doesn't really like being passed around. She was happy enough in the 5 seconds it took me to sign her in and get out of her line of sight.
One less hiny to wipe until 2 this afternoon.