Tuesday, August 25, 2009

5 months

Sweet Pea turned 5 months old on August 25. She's still tiny, but growing up so beautifully.

And the big sister is growing up beautifully as well.

I still have to pinch myself. I have daughters. Incredible.
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lucky Daddy

Daddy gets this sweet greeting from Helen after a long day at work.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Summer sewing

In addition to the bonnet, I've made 2 shirts with diaper covers for Helen. These little outfits are perfect for displaying some shadow embroidery. The first one is sleeveless and collarless, is embroidered with a little beach umbrella and pail, and has a lime green seersucker cover.

Sorry for the sun, but you get the idea.

The second has a collar and puff sleeves, is embroidered with a little pink whale, and has a pink microcheck diaper cover.

This is a very sweet pattern and I love it! (Don't I say that every time?) It sews up quickly - even the embroidery goes quickly. It's the perfect cool outfit for hot summer days. And isn't my model cute?
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday morning

Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. Keep his decrees and commands, which I am giving you today, so that it may go well with you and your children after you and that you may live long in the land the LORD your God gives you for all time. -Deuteronomy 4:39-40

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

Clifford's Big Red Train Adventure

Saturday, we took Caroline on a big adventure - Clifford's Big Red Train Adventure on the LM&M Railroad. It was so much fun! Caroline was really, really excited to meet Emily Elizabeth and Clifford. We boarded the train and had a 30 minute ride to the junction, where Clifford was waiting! We had a short stop for photos and playtime, and then we got back on the train for the return trip. And little Helen was such a trooper - she just looked and smiled and looked some more. It was a great afternoon, made even greater by Caroline's happiness. I hope we can take another train adventure very soon!

(If you got this as an email, click on the links to see the picture album.)

Saturday, August 08, 2009

When she grows up...

Caroline was thumbing through one of Kevin's tomes of radiological knowledge one day this past week. And it sparked a little conversation that went something like this:
Me: So, Caroline, do you want to be a doctor like Daddy when you grow up?

C: Um... No, I don't think so.

Me: OK. Well, what would you like to be when you grow up?

C: I think I want to be just like you are, Mommy.

Me: Really? What do I do?

C: You're a mommy. I want to be a mommy just like you.

Me: And that will make me very proud.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

A really big deal

This grocery store trip was a huge adventure to Caroline. For weeks she's been begging me to get one of the car carts. With a baby carrier and tons of groceries to get, I just couldn't accommodate her wishes. Kevin was on night duty a few weeks ago, so I left him and the baby napping at home and made Caroline's day. Her joy is evident, isn't it?
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Saturday, August 01, 2009

Dressing alike is so fun

Thanks to Aunt Jolene and Uncle Wesley, the girls have these adorable matching ladybug outfits! Caroline was so excited that we had to put them on immediately and have a photo session.

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