Monday, June 27, 2011

at the beach

i really want to go to the beach this summer
but it doesn't look like we'll be making a trip
so we did the next best thing {not really}
and took molly's picture with the faux beach background!

Friday, June 24, 2011

more of my cutie

Thursday, June 23, 2011

 childbirth is an act of nature
adoption is an act of God

the watermelon dress from gymboree
and some comparisons...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

too cute...the story behind the pictures

last year i took molly to portrait innovations for a quick and impromptu photo shoot the day before her surgery and they turned out so cute i wanted to follow up this year as well so i would have similar photos to compare.  so this morning she woke up in a good mood and it was a rainy/cloudy day so i thought it would be a perfect day for photos.  i got her clothes ready, called for a last minute appointment, packed snacks, and off we went for a 9:40 appointment.

by 10:00 we were back in the the car leaving the studio.  what happened?   a complete refusal to follow directions and cooperate on Ms. Molly's part! ha! 

but, i guess you can see from these posts who won in the end, right?  that's right, this mom was not down for the count just yet.  i put her in the car, gave her a stern talking to, showed her my handy "car paddle", aka wooden spoon,  and let her know that i was not opposed to using it, even if she did look so darn cute in her outfit!  i called another portrait innovations about 30 minutes away for an appointment and off we went with me lecturing her the entire trip.  

by 11:00 we were at our second appointment and she was doing great.  what was the different?  (besides the lecture and threat of a spaking?), i think it was the fact that at the first place a guy was the photographer and didn't try to interact with her at all to get her comfortable and to loosen up.  although, it was not his fault entirely she was totally not cooperating.  then, at the second place the photographer was a mom of young children so she knew exactly what to do and say to get molly to cooperate.  lesson learned...the photographer makes all the difference!

even though these "staged" type of photos aren't my fave, they are a quick way to capture the look and age of your child.  and i love these photos.  i think we came out with no less than 1,318 pictures.  so if you want a picture of molly, just leave your address in the comments and i'll be glad to send one! ha!  

just kidding.  
kind of.

there are several more outfits/poses so you'll be seeing more this week.

oh my, what a year brings!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

molly's first

lilly dress
i'm in love

Saturday, June 18, 2011

just a thought

I am struck by the fact that the more slowly trees grow at first

the sounder they are at the core

and I think the same is true for human beings.
 We do not wish to see children precocious
 Making great strides in their early years like sprouts
 Producing a soft and perishable timber;
 But better if they expand slowly at first
 As if contending with difficulties
  And so are solidified and perfected.
 Such trees continue to expand with nearly equal rapidity
 To an extreme old age.
 - Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


summer fun

summer is in full swing at our house and i'm lovin' every minute of it
but, i can already tell it's going too fast! 
we've had lazy days, fun filled days, water days, and lots and lots of home projects that i've been working on
i'll post pictures soon of everything i've accomplished...just for my memory! 
but i have a lot left to do...

last weekend we went to the "big" pool for the first time
eddie and ambre have a pool in their neighborhood and we enjoyed it last year too
molly has about 6? bathing's my guilty pleasure
when you wear a 2T i just think it's ok to have that many suits!  right?

but, this is my favorite of the season and i had to spend time poking around on ebay to find her size
it's the gymboree flamingo line and is just so cute!
the coverup is gymboree also, but i found it at a consignment shop just in time for the weekend:)
love it when that happens
the color of the suit, the flamingo, the flower, oh it's just so cute!
she was a bit timid at first
but it didn't take long to be overly excited about the pool
madison has grown so much!

and, check out this little stinker!  read his's the truth! ha!!
he looks sweet and innocent, but he can turn on a dime so watch out
all this extra time with my girl this summer has made for a true mommy's girl!
as if she wasn't all ready, but now she's completely rotten!
i hug and kiss on her all the time, i can't get enough of her!
she grown and changed so much!  her hair is growing out, her language skills are incredible, and her reasoning and problem solving skills blow me away sometimes!  
she has the cutest vocabulary and i love to hear her talk.
i love to hear her play when she doesn't think i'm listening to her!  it's a riot!  
actually she sounds just like know how they are a recorder of everything you ever say?
yeah, it's sometimes good and sometimes bad!

these two are a pair!  she loves eddie too, but she really looks up to and mimics madison.
and madison loves having a younger cousin to play with

well, i've got to go make use of naptime...
hope you are enjoying your summer too!
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