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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Summer '14 at The Museum of Life & Sciences 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

It's Been A While...

It's been a while since I've blogged. I've had my hands and heart full with two handfuls known as Caroline and Emily Kate. So here's a little look at life lately...

Fun at KidZu in Chapel Hill...making guitars in music class, learning about the major scale, and reading books in the tree house. 

Artsy adventures at Bull City Craft. Painting, playing in the rainbow rice table, and coloring with homemade crayons. Oh and smiling. Emily Kate is a smiler. And apparently not a sleeper, but I suppose we all need a good flaw now and then to keep things grounded. 

Introducing the girls to the site of our wedding and therefore such sweet memories, Duke Chapel. Caroline absolutely loved it. Emily Kate just smiled. (and didn't sleep. At least she's consistent). 

But you don't always have to leave the house to have fun, am I right? Reading books with Aunt Chelsea (thank you for the amazing books by the way!!), feeding our horse (which required a very big bow on either side of the head), watching the Nutcracker ballet, and yup you guessed it, another grin (and no sleep, she was suppose to be napping when I took that one. Consistency.)

Playing on our back patio, eating "candy" aka fruit leathers, hugging the dog statues at the mall (and picking up lots of lovely germs while we're at it) and pretending to read magazines at the dentists office. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Summer '14 at Whole Foods Market Durham with my sweet spunky girl. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Emily Kate at 3 Months

Emily Kate, you are a joy to my soul...

You have a smile that just lights up heart and soul. Perhaps we should have named you "Joy" because you are just brimming with joyful smiles. I hope that is a disposition you never ever lose. 

You are not a great sleeper. Okay, to be honest sleep has been a struggle. But I know these baby days are fleeting and I won't be tired for ever. You're worth it. More than worth it. And it's hard to be grumpy about not sleeping much when you light up with joyful smiles at the sight of mommy, daddy, or big sissy. 

I pray that you love Jesus and become good lifelong friends with your sweet big sister. She does her best to be kind towards you and take care of you. Telling me you need mommy milk when you cry or running to fetch you a toy or blanket. She doesn't like to see you sad. And she often checks with me when we're out and about, "Mommy, Emily Kate?" She wants to make sure I haven't forgotten you and left you behind. 

And you're also well over 3 months old now. But better late than never finally getting around to posting these photos, right? 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sisters in Jammies

"You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections: There is nothing like it in this world." - Charlotte Bronte

I sure do hope they become friends for life. 

Friday, January 30, 2015

My Happy Girl

Being greeted by this happy smile every morning is just about as good as it gets. Coffee doesn't stand a chance to the energy that this little light gives me with her grins. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Caroline Lately

Caroline, what vibrance you add to my life. You keep me on my toes and delight me with your imagination and sweet spirit all at the same time. Our days are so busy. With a toddler and a baby I can not leave the house all day and still feel overwhelmed by the busyness of the day before me. But in the midst of this busy season I don't want to forget the little wonderful things about you and your sister at the exact ages and stages you two are at. So here's a post just for you.

You are such a talker. One of my favorite things is to hear you talk to your stuffed animals or baby doll saying things I say to you. You like to hop into your little pink cozy coupe and "drive" to Coscto (aka the kitchen) for samples. You wave to me and say "I'm going to Coscto, Mommy. Be right back."

You like to put your socks on your hands and pretend their puppets while singing the "lalala" song from Music Makers. You are convinced that the only acceptable Christmas music is either Jingle Bells or Away in a Manger. 

You're starting to get better about cleaning up some. You especially enjoying pulling the books out of the book basket and stacking them up. Not exactly cleaning up- but at least it's very organized of you! 

You enjoy watching Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and it's such a life saver when I need to nurse your baby sister and you're not in the mood to play on your own. You sing along to the songs sometimes. 

Your favorite foods are mac & cheese, crackers, and juice. 

Caroline, I love you. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Emily Kate at 2 Months

Emily Kate, you are a joy to my soul.

Your baby days are flying by, yet at the same time it feels like you've always been a part of our lives. I'm treasuring the babyhood so much more this time around because I know how quickly you'll grow and change. In a year you won't be a baby anymore. And though I feel oh so tired now, I know I'll miss the feeling of having a tiny little you snuggled in my arms.

You are just a wonderful baby. Very pleasant and well tempered. The LORD knew with a busy, precocious toddler to keep up with I needed a well tempered baby who could go with the flow. 

Your sister got so excited about you smiling today. I hope that you'll grow up to be very good friends. I've heard sisters are a wonderful and unique bond and I hope you two will be friends for a lifetime. And only very rarely raid each other's closets without permission. 

I love and treasure you so very much, Emily Kate.