Miss M | 11 Months Old

Looking back at last month, I think Miss M has grown a lot! I believe she weighs about 17 pounds now (still petite), but she loves to eat! She can eat a whole Chick-Fil-A kids meal by herself, and she regularly consumes more at the dinner table than her 4-year-old sister. She’s cruising along furniture and getting into more stuff every day. (Her favorites are colored pencils, gel pens, the cat bowl, and the stairs.) She has started saying a few words, like “light,” “agua,” and “uh-oh” – my personal favorite. Best of all – her sister is great at getting her to laugh!

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This is one of her silly faces she makes when she squeals or talks!
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Mommy and Me | Maternity Portraits

Last weekend I had the chance to shoot a friends’ maternity portraits with her little girl. I’m so impressed by how well little Nora did and how great the photos turned out! Both were naturals in front of the camera. Daddy is going to love his Father’s Day gift! (Shhh…if you know him…don’t tell!)

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All Dolled Up

A couple of weeks ago, my oldest attended her preschool “prom” with her Daddy – the perfect chance to pull out the camera and get a few photos of the family!

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And because grabbing the banister is her favorite thing…

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Miss M | 10 Months Old

My little girl turned 10 months old on Saturday! After taking these photos, we found out she was sick. Looking back, I can see she doesn’t look like she’s feeling well. But, she continues to change so much each month! She loves food and is putting on some weight, but is still little at 15-16 pounds. She pulls up and grabs everything in sight. She likes to climb stairs and stand up on stools, climb into the dishwasher, pull up on hanging bath towels, eat crayons, and all sorts of crazy things her sister never did. I think she’s going to be our little troublemaker! She also started clapping, signing “more” at the dinner table, and making more sounds that mimic real words.

See how she’s grown since last month (and see how much the weather has changed).

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Animals of Fort Worth

Last month we traveled to Ft. Worth to visit some of our best friends. Our oldest kids are only two days apart in age! It was my kind of trip (I love animals) – we visited both Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and the Ft. Worth Zoo. It was so nice to be able to wear short sleeves – something we still can’t do back in Kansas! Here are a few of my favorite photos.

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At Fossil Rim, you are on private land with a speed limit of 10 mph, so it’s fun to be out of your seats where you can feed the animals.

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Check out the seal behind the kids!

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We had a very grumpy 4-year-old by the end of the day, but overall we had so much fun!

 

Miss M | Nine Months Old

This girly turned nine months old a few days ago. She had a big month! She popped out two teeth and started crawling, pulling up, waving, and eating finger foods. She loves food – we haven’t found anything she won’t eat yet. She still nurses great, but we’re going to start feeding her more high-fat foods, because she’s weighing in at 14 lb, 14 oz., just the 5th percentile. She stands 26 inches tall, about the 10th percentile. Her sister was small too, so we aren’t too surprised by her petite stature. See how she’s changed since last month. (You may also notice that it’s much colder in Kansas this month than last month.)

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He is Risen

He is risen, indeed! It’s another cold Easter for this books – this may be the coldest I can remember. I’m happy we celebrated with family yesterday with a nice meal, Easter egg hunts, and our church’s Saturday Easter service. The cold front started coming in yesterday afternoon…today, it is sleeting!

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