Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'm one of those really annnoying aunts...

who thinks her niece is the cutest niece there is...and because she's the cutest, everyone wants to see lots of pictures of her. Annoying, that's me.
These pictures are from yesterday, when Molly stayed at my house for a bit and we did a "makeover", complete with hair-do, make-up, and a spa pedicure. All of that deserves a photo session!



She's cute, but she sure knows how to pout! (Buuuut...if you're gonna pout, you better be cute!)






"I'm going home!"


(P.S. - Did you notice that grass?! It's like fluffy carpet thanks to my very talented grounds-keeper hubby.)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

My Favorite Parts

As a stay-at-home mom, I am usually looking at pretty much the same things every day...and most of the time that means I'm spending most of my day staring at my baby. I have heard just about every mom I know say something like "you just can't understand until you have your own..." and oh, how true. She takes my breath away.
Although I am in love with every little square inch of Ella Rose, in the last (almost) 8 months I have picked out a few of my favorite of her baby parts. Parts that make me smile every time I look at them. So literally...I am smiling all day long.


#1 Gums. I l-o-v-e Ella Rose's gums. Seeing them means that she is smiling really big, so big that it seems as though her cheeks are about to pop.



#2 Chubby Cheeks. No explanation needed. I mean, look at 'em.



#3 Cankles. They remind me of when I was pregnant. (Oh puh-lease. Don't act you didn't notice them.)



#4 Thunder Thighs. My baby is a good eater.



#5 Tiny Little Feet. Aaaaaah...they represent so much. Besides the fact that they are so cute that we actually put them in our mouths, they will take Ella Rose so many places in her lifetime. I can't believe they start out so tiny.



#6 Fat Baby Arm. They're just so cute. I love that I can put a bracelet on Ella Rose's arm and it gets lost in the roll between her arm and hand.



#7 Thumbs. I don't know why, I have just fallen in love with her little thumbs. They are so tiny, but perfectly formed. Amazing.



#8 Eyes, Nose, Mouth. Okay, I know...but she's beautiful. I can't help it.

Isn't God amazing? How can any woman carry a baby in her womb, see how perfectly formed her baby is and not believe that there is a God who creates us, loves us, and cares about every intricate detail of our lives? I don't understand it.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Our Jonathans

Yeah, my sister and I both married Jonathans...
Last night at my younger sister's birthday dinner, I was attempting to get some good pics of us gals with our hubbies. This is what I got. Apparently "jonathans" have a severe picture-taking disability. We should have known...








Anytime is the right time for a sister pic.

The birthday girl, Brian, and Connor
Kathleen is 26 now, and I c-a-n-n-o-t believe it. I still think of her as my 8-year old little sister (who Melissa and I bossed around and used as our maid servant). You've come a long way, little sister. I'm proud of you. Wink. (Oh, and that's her beau, Brian, up there. He's practically a brother-in-law...but noooooot yet.)
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