Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Pics

A few weeks ago i won a pumpkin patch photo session... i was SO pumped about it, bcs i missed my chance to sign up for this as they sold out in 10 minutes!  anyways, here are the pics from the shoot.... Erin at Darling Photography did an amazing job... or, at least i think so.... but i am completely biased and tend to think my kids are the cutest on the planet :) 

 telling char all about halloween and pumpkins
 she has 3 teeth, just in time for halloween.... we have our own little jack-o-lantern smile
 logan was being sweet.... char's face cracks me up
 the patch at Revival had a space ship.... and truth be told, he was more interested in that than the pumpkins
 haha! erin even got a pic of me with my crazies.... as you can see, we were DONE 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

10 Months!

i know i say this every month, but how is this even POSSIBLE??? she is getting SO big and busy!  this month she started pulling up and really enjoys the view!  she can see more of big brother's toys and does her best to grab for everything he has all the time!  here are a few pics from her 10 month photo shoot!  

 she figured out how to make herself rock back and forth... it was so fun to watch her figure it out! this month she has also learned to sign "more" and "all gone".... she is a social butterfly and is always waving to people when we take logan to school... the louder and crazier the it is, the more she likes it!

this one is gonna be my climbing kid.... she is trying to climb out of her exersaucer and has figured out that she can throw her head forward and lift her feet up off the ground!  whew!  it's getting busy around here.... i am gonna go make myself another cup of coffee....

Monday, September 8, 2014

Baby Char-Char is 9 months old!

 oh my word! time is flying by!  Char is growing like a weed and now army-crawling all over the place!  Things in our house have been kicked up a notch for sure!  At her 9 month well check she weighed in at 19 lbs, 11 oz (76%ile) and measured 29" long (93%ile).  She is one LONG girl!  Quickly moving out of her 18 month clothes and looking much more comfortable in 24 month outfits... unreal!  
Here are a few pics from our monthly photo shoot!  Love how she is "striking a pose" in this one.... 
 now that she can follow logan around, she is even more obsessed with him.... and he really loves to try to make her smile and laugh, but he is not happy about this new concept of sharing his toys.... and, naturally, she only wants what he has in his hands... and vice versa.... 
 he really does love his "baby char char"
not a great pic, but just had to share bcs it shows all her chub!  now that she's constantly on the move, she will prob lose some of it.... hopefully not all of it! 

"enough pictures, mommy.... i have places to go!" 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Logan's First Day of School 2014

Logan went back to school today!  He was SO excited to go!  Here are a few pics from the traditional pre- preschool photos! 
he's holding up his own backpack!!!!  and he LOVES his Lightning McQueen lunchbox

little sister photo bombed.... with daddy's help!
 he was glad to show her all his stuff through the window

 "let's go mom!!!!" 

He carried his backpack all the way in today.... something he refused to do just last year!  So proud of my little man and very excited to see what he learns and how he will grow this year! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

movin and a clickin!

lots of new skills for our little preshy girl!  didnt want to wait until the 9 month update to share these.... bcs she may just have a few new skills by then!  

this month she's learned to wave...
the army crawl is quickly replacing the rolling 

and this is her favorite new sound to make.... 

... i think her eyes might be getting a little more brown!  at least it looks like it in this video!  

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summer Fun!

Summer is just flying by!  We have had so much going on, i cant believe we are halfway though august! Here are a few pics of our summer adventures! 
In July we had a "riata reunion" with some of our friends from our long lost single days!  So much fun to see everyone that could make it!  So many kiddos born into this group in just a few short years!!! 
 Next it was time to pack up and get ready for our first family road trip as a foursome! 
 Playing with poppy the night before we left!  
 We had a great walk on the promenade in Hot Springs! 

 Logan learned how to fish off the dock behind our house... his favorite thing was feeding the ducks....
 a family photo on grandpa's birthday! 

we had fun celebrating the birthday boy!  logan loved helping decorate the cake and putting up the birthday decorations for our party! 

 "happy birthday, to you! happy birthday, to you!" 

 proof that i was on the trip too!  i managed to get a pic with my boy after we went to this delish cupcake shop! 
too bad there's no family resemblance... haha! 
 we were all sweaty and hot as we made our way through the botanical gardens... so many cool things to see! and since they were both wearing cute outfits from grandma we needed to stop for a photo op! 
and last but not least, Char's monthly update!  She turned 8 months old on our trip! she is getting SO big and busy!  she is not only rolling all over the place, but has figured out how to army crawl too!  watch out world!  logan is not too sure about her skills... he is not crazy about sharing his toys with her.... and she is always trying to get whatever it is that he is playing with... and so it begins....

 she weighs 20 lbs and is quickly outgrowing her 18 month clothes!  she is still a big fan of mealtimes, won't take a bottle, and has mastered the skill of feeding herself rice puffs and baby crackers....
 "watch out big brother... i am coming after your toys!!!!" 
love this preshy girl! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July! (7 months)

Here's my monthly blog post!  I have come to accept the fact that getting in one blog a month is gonna be my new normal....
Charlotte is 7 months old!  She has sprouted her first tooth and is LOVING solid foods!  That girl can EAT!!!! She's 19 lbs and already outgrowing her 12 month clothes!!!  i can NOT believe how fast she is growing!
 her favorite thing to chew on is the rubbery spoon.... she gets one to chew on and i use another one to feed her with
 she is really good at grabbing puffs.... although she seems to prefer me to just put them in her mouth... can we say high maintenance? haha... in fact just today i was showing her how to grab a puff and she just grabbed my hand and brought it to her mouth so that i could put it on her tongue
 love this pic... i have a feeling i will be seeing this look a LOT in the future... amazing how much she looks like logan in this pouty picture! 

 another funny face!  i take about 100 pics every time we do our monthly photos.... so i have a LOT of out-takes 
 logan showing char how to play the piano!  he is such a good big bro... always wanting to show her how to do things... but he's NOT a fan of her using his tools or his cars... we're working on it
happy 4th of July! Didn't make it to any parades this year.... nap time was the priority! 
 char was dedicated at church on sunday!  Our church doesn't do infant baptism.  Instead we do baby dedications.... we stand up in front of the church and the pastor prays for the kiddo and the family. We are basically commit to God and each other that we will try to raise our child to know Jesus's love and ask the congregation to help us do so.
 the family!  so glad everyone could come celebrate with us!  it was so fun having the whole family together at church! 
 attempting a family pic... haha..... 
 he's not picking his nose.... but he's two.... so photos are a crap shoot 
 later that afternoon we had everyone over for a cookout to celebrate.... such a rare treat to get together in the summer time! 
 char's nose started running like a faucet on sunday afternoon... she's cutting her second tooth... she was a trooper but she was not feeling very well for our little shin-dig... here she is with her uncle sean!
 logan was SO excited about our "par-TAY"... here he is telling me that it's time for cupcakes....
 that boy loves his sweets! and after he ate that cupcake he told me we needed "pren-sents".... haha... i guess when you are two and get cupcakes it must mean it's a birthday party!