Wednesday, July 27, 2011

my lovely little lady

I have a lovely little lady...
 she is this many...
 she is charming and delightful...
 a little sassy too sometimes...
 did you hear her? 
she said she's this many...
 she loves all things rainbow, sparkly, and "bootiful".
she tells her mama she is gorgeous all the time :)
 she is an absolute ham in front of the camera and drama in front of the mirror. 
she's beautiful inside and out. 
even when she's pouting, she's still adorable...
 a true gem, there's no one like her...

i love everything about her! i am soooo proud to be her mama. i just know that God gave her this enormously  strong and sparkly personality for a reason. i've always said she's like a fire cracker---strong and beautiful, but could be dangerous if not handled with care :) i pray for the wisdom and guidance as her mama to show her how to use it for good things. a strong will can take you far! i can't wait to see what this lovely little lady becomes.

Monday, July 11, 2011

My littlest lovely-11 months!

Luca you are 11 months! I'm a little late on my post because I just can't bring myslef to cover the 11th month. You know why? Because that means next month we will celebrate your FIRST BIRTHDAY! Those dang birthdays are always so hard for mama. I'm a little more experienced this time, so hopefully I don't completely melt down like I did for Ella's first...and second...and third. HA! It won't be the first time your crazy mother embarrases you sweet boy ;)
The biggest milestone to report: you can walk!!! Just a few days after you turned 11 months, you took a couple of steps. Later that night, you took a few more. The next day, you were up to 8! And now you are getting a little braver. I have a feeling you'll be walking around on your first birthday. You're words are: mama, dada, ella, nana, mimi, papa, and "pos"/pops.
Even though you are approaching 1, you still seem to be very much a baby. When Ella turned one, we saw toddlerhood quickly approaching. She was ready to ditch the bottle, she was drinking whole milk, she was eating enough table food to survive, she could feed herself. Little Miss Independent I guess you could say. Seeing how fast it all flew by, I'm totally ok if you just stay baby a little longer.

What am I doing on this blog? I've got some party planning to do!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sweet Summer

Summer time is so sweet for many reasons (the Texas heat not being one of them)...late evenings, long sunny days, no make up, no work, free floating schedule, snow cones, water, friends, trips, naps---basically, just being lazy and having fun!







my absolute favorites...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

American Girl Boutique!!!






Mimi came to take the girls to the American Girls Boutique! I'm not sure who had more fun, me or the girls :) They each got to pick out their doll and an outfit. Then we had tea time with our dolls! Kenzie named hers Zoe. Cute right? Well, Ella named hers Kathy Jones. HA! She has also named many of her other animals/toys "Kathy Jones", so we have been exploring other options for this lovely little doll :)








Mimi and her girls :-)


Making party hats for the dolls...


I can't wait to go back and play some more! I mean, for Ella of course... ;)