Tuesday, December 10, 2013

ten on ten - December 2013 {smiles}

I decided to go with a theme today for ten on ten and capture smiles throughout my day.  

Sweet funny boy when the day is brand new

"Thank you for coming to get me out of my crib, Mama!"

excited about chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast

Sweet smile Aunt Mandy captured on our girls' date to Starbucks while the boys were in preschool/school



someone was super excited to see her brother and gave him a HUGE grin after he was gone most of the day to preschool and a playdate

this is a man excited to have lamb with mint sauce for dinner

(it was sooo yummy!)

Sweet friends from church who came over to share dinner with us!  Such a joy to share the evening with them.  

What did you do today?


you can see more ten on ten posts here

Monday, December 9, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

happy 8 months, Cora!

sweet hand me down overalls from a friend!

He BEGGED to have a sleepover with her.  We compromised with a short snuggle before bed.  I told him that she still had to sleep in a crib because she might fall out and he said, "I'll hold onto her!"

Cora, you want to touch (and eat) all the books we're reading.  

You are so good at sitting up and you really enjoy exploring and playing.  

If you're on a hard floor you can scoot backwards while you're sitting.  This morning you managed to scoot yourself right under your crib and you really weren't sure what to think of that!  :)  

You look so pretty and Christmas-y in your red coat from Aunt Kim!

Your first Thanksgiving!!  You had turkey and dairy free mashed potatoes and lamb.  Yum! 

I love that our friends love you too!  

You got TONS of attention from your Grandma and Grandad, aunts, uncles and many cousins! 

You went on your first trip on the incline in Pittsburgh.  

fun new outfit from Mrs. Debi!

getting your very first Christmas tree!

decked out in your Steelers gear (even though you were sleeping with Daddy instead of watching the game) 

You do love your Mama and I love you!  We are glad you are turning out to be somewhat of a snuggle bug.  

You really love to "play trains" with brother or use pieces of track as teethers.  

Cutie overall girl!  Daddy and I both thought you looked adorable but people did keep calling you "he" all day.  :(  

You took your first trip to Pittsburgh this month for Thanksgiving!!

fun times with Grandma

and laughing with Aunt Sarah!

You have got the cutest laugh going on both your out loud laugh and your sucking air through your nose and teeth laugh.  Your brother can imitate it really well.

playing piano with Grandad

I LOVE how much you two love each other!  It never fails to warm my  heart!!

another airplane ride!  You are a good traveler.  

Cutie pie!  

hanging out with Daddy in your strawberry pjs

precious girly!

wearing a shirt that brother wore

You love "Hedgie"

Brother begged for you to get to play in his flour sensory bin with him so I let you for a little bit.  You two had a blast (and made a huge mess!)

Happy Eight Months Sweet Girl.  We all love you so very much!! 


Thursday, December 5, 2013

mother of a boy

I love coming upon scenes like this in our house.  

Hope you are having a happy Thursday.  


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

something a little different

my friend Betty gave us this teapot at our wedding and we used it in the decorations

I think it looks pretty cute dressed up for Christmas with non-traditional colors.

Do you use colors other than red and green in your Christmas decorating?  I'd love to hear about it or better yet see pictures.  


Monday, December 2, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

merry and bright

Christ is coming!