Sunday, September 23, 2012
There are few things that are more fun, for a toddler, on a gorgeous Fall day, than grabbing a few balloons & heading to the park.
Posted by Hollie at 11:21 PM
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I ordered Photoshop Elements a few days ago, and absolutely LOVE IT! Now that I see how beautiful it makes my pictures, I can't believe that it took me so long to become a convert. I know that I have much to learn, but am so excited about the results of my new photo editor so far! I'm fighting the urge to re-edit all of our photos, but here are a few recent favorites that have been newly edited.
I wasn't crazy about this picture of Cy and Lila when I first took it, but after editing it, I love it so much! It captures so perfectly their personalities...a silly smirk from Cy & some sassy sweetness from Lila Grace!
Posted by Hollie at 7:42 AM
Sunday, September 9, 2012
I will proudly admit that I am completely obsessed with and get a tremendous amount of enjoyment from taking pictures of my babies!!! I simply can't help myself! I know that my sweet kiddos will grow up way too fast, and all too soon, they'll be far too busy to pose for mom. So for those of you who enjoy seeing these precious faces as much as I do...Here you go! I even captured some fabulous shots of Cy, which can be pretty challenging these days. Lila Grace on the other hand, LOVES the camera :)
This first one might just be my favorite photo I've ever taken of our handsome boy!
Posted by Hollie at 1:02 PM
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Caught my babies in some sweet poses one afternoon while playing outside. They do love eachother so!
Posted by Hollie at 2:57 PM
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Our pretty princess marched past the 21 month mark a few days ago! I can't believe that I'm starting to plan her 2nd birthday party!!! This sweet girl is just a riot & such a joy, with a million dollar smile that completely melts our hearts! Here's what Lila Grace is up to at 21 months.
She loves to sing. Here favorite tunes are "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", "Itsy Bitsy Spider", "Jesus Loves Me", & "Zacchaeus". Her most recent rendition of "Jesus Loves Me" went a little something like this...
"Jesus loves me.
This I know.
For the Bible tells me so
...to infinity & beyond."
She then proceeded into the chorus without skipping a beat...Silly girl!
A few of her favorite things include: Abby & Elmo, Disney princesses, babies, purses, lip gloss, & puppies.
She has started to love playing dress up, and wearing twirly skirts, or anything with princesses on it.
Lila is wearing size 2T clothes, size 6 shoes, and size 4 diapers
Our big girl is a GREAT sleeper!!! She usually wakes (or has to be woken up) between 9:30 & 10! Both she and Cy begin their afternoon naps around 1:30 or 2 and she usually sleeps about 2 hours. Lila's bedtime is at 8 pm.
She is quite the talker (as previously mentioned). Lila Grace has such a large vocabulary & has started spitting out 6-8 word sentences so quickly, that often times I have to ask Cy to translate. He always knows exactly what she is saying :)
She is running, climbing, rolling side to side, and jumping. Lila and I are taking a Mommy & Me gymnastics class on Monday mornings while her big brother is in his gymnastics class, and she loves it! (Pictures to come)
Favorite foods: yogurt, rice krispie treats, chow mien noodles, chic-fil-a nuggets & fries, lemonade, mac & cheese, green beans, baked potatoes, apples with peanut butter, & bananas.
Taking cue from her big brother, Lila has started asking "Why?" quite a bit. After Cy answers her question for the 2nd or 3rd time, he'll respond in frustration with, "I've already told you why."
Our little lady is very independent. She likes to try to undress & dress herself, put her shoes on, and throw her own trash away. I am told, "Lila do it by myself", many times each day.
She can complete multiple step requests.
Lila can kick a ball, throw a ball overhead, swing a bat, swing in a big swing, and climb up and down stairs.
She talks about things that she likes and dislikes. One thing she really likes right now is provoking her brother by saying the opposite of whatever he's saying.
She's starting to learn her colors & can correctly identify pink and purple.
Lila Grace LOVES popsicles & ice cream!!!
Top picks in the book department include: "Lady Bug Girl", "Where is Baby's Belly Button", Bible stories, and any book with Elmo or puppies.
Both Cy and Lila love to watch our guests leave our house, sit on our front porch, and wave to them as they round our cul-de-sac & drive away....so sweet!!!
Posted by Hollie at 10:12 PM