Sunday, September 27, 2009

around here princess dresses are the new everyday outfit...... literally.... everyday

These are 2 other funny shots from the weekend around here. Char has been feeding herself cut up fruits and veggies lately and in between bites she likes to smear the food on her tummy and her cheeks. Meanwhile, Lily Kate made a block tower that she named Ernie. She kept asking if he could go see her room. I'm afraid he can't walk. Just a normal Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Here is my princess. Lily Kate is very into dress up these days and watching Angelina Ballerina and doing ballet in the living room. These are some shots of her taking a break. She is so girlie it's unbelievable. She takes a purse everywhere she goes, she likes to choose her own clothes, she often tells me how she likes my hair best, a couple of times while Parks is changing after work she has told him which shirt he should wear - all unsolicited advice of course. I love this child's heart. She was praying last night at dinner and she prayed for our dear friend Shelley's pregnancy, for God to help her "never, never, never hit her sister anymore", and then thanked God for Charlotte and for Parks and me and that we would always obey God even when we don't want to. How great is that?! Unlike her sister, this child is not laid back, not "go with the flow" - but she is quite a kid. I love who she is becoming.

Our sweet Charlotte is so wonderful. She is 8 1/2 months. Parks and I were discussing her over dinner tonight saying that she is always so happy and giggly. She still seems to adore Lily Kate - she is easily her favorite family member, she starts bouncing and grinning when Kate enters the room. she is crawling all over the place and eating a ton. Some of you have heard me talk about how she has not under any circumstances taken a bottle in the last 6 months. Well, I gave her some "Very Vanilla" soymilk this week and she guzzled it! Silk Soymilk was 22c with coupon during triples this week at Harris Teeter so I bought 9 cartons to freeze - I though you couponers would appreciate that. So, that has been a little triumph for us. Charlotte has been cruising around the coffee table for a couple weeks and has just started to randomly stand up in the room but that always ends with sitting back down or falling. I am predicting a laid back disposition with lots of goofyness - in other words - a mini Parks :)

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Couldn't resist posting some pictures of Lily Kate 2 Septembers ago when she was 8 months old. Such a charmer, even at that age. I can't believe how grown up she is now. She has become such a helper to me. One of my favorite things to do lately is to ask her on our drive home from wherever we are if I should turn left or right and she tells me the right answer 95% of the time. Sometimes she will tell me the wrong answer and look at me with a twinkle in her eye and then tell me "Noooo" at the last second just to see if she can trick me. Smart girl.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Happy Birthday, Parks

We had a people over to watch the first Titans game and celebrate Parks' birthday. I'm terribly at remembering to take pictures throughout events but I got a few. We have great friends and I had a wonderful husband. It was perfect for him to have some men to enjoy the game with. I'm a good wife but we don't share the love of football :) I think I could have a future in making children's birthday cakes.


Just some shots from breakfast the other day... the girls are growing up quickly

Wednesday, September 02, 2009


So, I have noticed that when both girls are awake together in the early morning and late afternoon I don't take a single picture. I think it's because I don't have a free hand and because it's risky to take my eyes off of Lily Kate when Char is around. She still treats her like her baby doll. That results in all of my pictures being of Charlotte alone - when the pace of the day is a lot slower.
Trash shredding is her latest hobby.
The picture below is really just because I think baby jeans are really funny & cute. Charlotte is blossoming, she still seems laid back and very entertained by her dancing, singing, ever talking sister.


We went to a Fairy party last weekend - a very cool fairy party, I might add. There was a girl dressed up like a fairy and she was passing out fairy dust and other goodies to the kids throughout the party and LK is still talking about her. She left quite an impression.
PS. Something strange is going on with my pictures. It seems that when I upload them they suddenly look grainy. If you click on them (to enlarge them) they are back to being crisp....hmm??