Snow Much Fun

Last weekend, we were blessed with 6-inches of snow – the most snow we’ve had in years (and the most my girls have ever seen). It was the heavy kind that sticks to the trees, blanketing everything in a gorgeous white. Perfect for making snowmen. I truly feel for those who lost power or had to drive on slick roads, but for us, we truly enjoyed the beauty and fun of it. (Now, almost a week later, I’m ready for the sun to peek out!) Here are a few favorites from the weekend.

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Miss M | Eighteen Months

This little girl turned eighteen months yesterday, now making her closer to two than one. Where did my little baby go? She loves running, talking, and jumping, and mimicking her sister. She’s now going through the screaming phase and getting more strong-willed by the day. We love her to pieces! See how she’s grown.

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The Holiday Season

It’s been so long since I’ve posted any personal photos on the blog; I’ve been slacking on pulling out the camera to take candids of my family. I caught a few good ones during the holidays, although not as many as I would have liked. Below are a few of my favorites!

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Lil’ Miss K (in the red sequin dress) singing her heart out at her preschool Christmas concert.
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Lil’ Miss K visiting her 94-year-old great-grandma. It’s a six hour round trip drive, but she is always a trooper and happy to see Grandma.
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Miss M, transfixed with watching her sister sing in the church Christmas program.
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Silly Miss M (almost 18 months old)!
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Lil’ Miss K showing off her powers in her Owlette costume (from PJ Mask).
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Christmas morning chaos.
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A beautiful sunset on Grand Lake in Oklahoma, where we celebrate Christmas with extended family.

Miss M | Seventeen Months

Another month came and went, and this girl is seventeen months old now. She’s learning new words every day. Our current favorite is “no ‘iting,” which we assume means either “no biting,” or “no Ezzy” (our cat). She uses it whenever someone (or some animal) is doing something she disapproves of. I love watching her run, march, and dance, too!

I know my girls will be teenagers before we know it. We’ll be arguing and bickering and trying to get them to put down their devices and speak to us. But right now, dinnertime–the spills, food throwing, and coaxing to eat aside–is pure joy. It’s the time we have together where we pray as a family, our girls giggle and laugh, and my cheeks hurt from smiling so hard. I never want to forget that.

(See how she’s changed since last month.)

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Miss M | Sixteen Months

“Cheese!” That’s the face she’s making here. We shot these photos quickly after getting home from a short trip Sunday evening, knowing that after the time change, we wouldn’t have any daylight hours after getting home from work to take her monthly photos. I was lucky to get a couple of decent ones.

Miss M is sixteen months old now, and in full toddler mode with a lot of sass and a growing vocabulary. She likes to point at our cats and say, “NO!” Hmm, I wonder where she came up with that?

See how she’s changed since last month.

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Miss M | Fifteen (and Fourteen) Months

Miss M turned fifteen months old a few days ago – man, time sure does fly! I’m posting her fourteen month picture too, since I missed that one.

She’s a little person with a ton of personality, toddling around and making us laugh constantly. She gets into everything, screams when she doesn’t get what she wants, dances her booty off, scribbles on the walls, and has no fear of climbing onto big sister’s scooter and taking off down the driveway.

She’s catching up on the growth chart, weighing in at 20.5 pounds & 30 inches, putting her in the 40-50th percentile.

She’s a talker too, with probably 20-30 words in her vocabulary, although a lot of them sound similar and Mommy and Daddy are probably the only ones who can decipher most of them.

See how she’s changed here.

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Fourteen Months Old
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Fifteen Months Old
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A drunk walking down the street?
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She takes off down the road, then turns around and gives us a mischievous smile and wave. Luckily we’re on a quiet cul-de-sac and always stay close behind.
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“Show us your teeth!”