Friday, April 27, 2012

Cavities, Maracas & Pigtails

Saturday - I did a family photo shoot and a prom photo shoot in Macon while the kids spent the day with their Nana.  This is Clearwater Plantation where I have done several photo shoots.  My friend's parents own it and are kind enough to let me use it when I'm in town.
*I'll apologize now for some of the dark and/or blurry pics in this cell phone doesn't take the best photos! ...

Sunday - Great day at church, missed my hubby while he was in Honduras on a mission trip, but this girl...she slept like....well....a baby...(and seriously...she looks JUST like her big brother in this photo!)

Monday - Back to work.  Ethan went to the dentist...lots of cavities...going to get a 2nd opinion. After reading reviews on this particular dentist, I have found MANY people who were told their kids had lots of cavities and needed fillings, then once they went to another dentist, they told them they had no cavities.  We just want a second opinion before Ethan has to go through all of that work and we have to pay all of that money!

Tuesday - Daddy's home!!!! Ella immediately started yelling, "Da-da! Da-da! Da-da!" when David walked in the door.  Both the kids were so excited to have him home (and so was I!!!).  I think the trip was very impacting and he has so many stories to tell! He brought us each a souvenir from Honduras. A bracelet for me, a "catch the ball in a cup" game for Ethan, and maracas for Ella! She LOVES those maracas!!!

Wednesday - I took Ethan for a much-needed haircut...and he fell asleep in Stephanie's chair! I ended up having to hold his head up so she could finish...

Thursday - Got a sweet card in the mail from my friend telling me she is having a baby BOY!!!! I am beyond thrilled for her!!!! Ella's babysitter (my friend Trista) put Ella's hair in a ponytail while she was at her house.  She gave me a bunch of her girls' tiny rubberbands and that afternoon I experimented with putting Ella's hair in pigtails! She's definitely not looking so much like a baby anymore...


                              And now it's Friday!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see what the weekend will hold!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cheese, Please!

Ella Jane LOVES to eat!

And just like her mommy...she really loves cheese...

She always has her little feet propped up like this in her highchair.  Silly girl!

She's not stingy...of course she will share!

Haha...just kidding!  It's mine, I tell you...all mine!!!

Her big brother has always been a really picky eater.  But this girl always opens her mouth wide like a baby bird!

 And Tanner stands by waiting and hoping that she will drop something.

 I bought this little Thomas the Train tunnel at a yard sale last year.  We pulled it out today and Ethan just spent the afternoon hanging out in it in the front yard.  He later asked for some paper and his crayons so he could color in his tunnel.

 Tanner, on the other hand, was not a big fan of the tunnel...

 I think this boy may just end up sleeping in his little tunnel!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Precious Days

These days are precious.  And they will go by too quickly.  I want to cherish these moments. And I want to blog about these moments so I don't forget them.

 So often I run across mothers whose babies are now teenagers, college students, or married with babies of their own.  They always say the same thing, "Cherish every moment...they grow up so fast".  It's so true.

This girl is already 13 months old!

And this boy will be 6 years old next month!

I want to cherish this time while he thinks it's cool to play with his baby sister...this time when he absolutely adores her

...and to take in every moment that she finds him so interesting and funny


They are only little for a while...


so I will love them, raise them, snuggle them, pray with them, read with them, photograph them...

and I won't forget to blog about them!!!

It's Time to Blog Again

It's time for me to start blogging again. It makes me sad that I stopped right during Ella's first year, but I'm Back!..... so wait for a new post tonight!!!!