M Bedtime

April 20, 2019 | We drove home from H-Easter late, as you fell asleep in your car seat. While youโ€™d had a decent afternoon nap, the day had been full of activity and you were EXHAUSTED.

We pulled in the garage, and I gently lifted you from the car. You watched as I made a 7 Oz bottle at the kitchen sink, and we went upstairs to your room. I decided you were so tired Iโ€™d leave you in the onesie and zip your sleep sack for the night. 

As soon as the owl nightlight/sound machine was on, a star pattern glowed on the ceiling; a clear sign E had touched the settings… 

We rocked as your chubby finger pointed at the stars, quietly drinking the bottle. In the light I could see your heavy eyelids, but curiosity always wins.  The bottle ran empty, and I gave you the lamb-pacey, your favorite for bedtime. Usually I can lay you right in the crib wide awake, but this night I rocked you mostly to sleep. I donโ€™t know how many more times this will happen, so I reveled in each detail. Your sweet sleeping face and tiny hands holding that lambs tag…love you my girl M. 

Photo from the end of May, but you get the idea… ๐Ÿ™‚

Annual V-Day Minis

January 28, 2019 | E has been having these Valentine’s Day minis done since she was a baby…so what an amazing treat to add M to the mix! They both were obsessed with the necklaces, and Leigh had a “girl-power” balloon for them to play with too. We were done in about 15-minutes, and I loved seeing how thrilled E was to share the spotlight…and even happier to see Captain the Cat again… ๐Ÿ˜‰ M even rocked the wings I had for E at that age!

Baptism for M

January 27, 2019 | We suddenly realized that M was several months old, and Baptism hadn’t happened yet…knowing that we have this specially-made gown (from Grandma’s wedding dress) we had to take quick action! Luckily once the holidays wound down we had a date to host a celebration and ceremony in our wedding church! Thanks to my Mom and Aunt Susan for grabbing my camera for ceremony/family images…and seeing that sweet little baby in a baptism cap just melts my heart!

Anthro Hat

January 25, 2019 | I have this hat from Anthropologie that was briefly used for my business. When E was a tot, I placed this hat on her and snapped some of my fave pics of her EVER in my room. I found it when I was cleaning out a bunch of clothing, and realized I wanted to somewhat recreate the image with M at the approx the same age. And just like her big sister, she delivered some amazing faces for it!

the Chiefs Game

January 20, 2019 | When your team makes it to the playoffs for the first time in YEARS, you dress in red and gather together for a big watch party! We cheered, we snapped a couple family photos on the deck, and then we cried as the Chiefs lost their chance to go to the SuperBowl in the final minutes of the game. But at least we had a lot of balloons for the littlest to play with…? <sob>

M <3 Rug

January 19, 2019 | When you finally replace a 10+ year old rug in your house, and it really brings out the blue in baby’s eyes… ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus E pushing M around in the walker is just something I never want to forget!