Saturday, May 19, 2007

just because

I love this pic... I love these eyes, these curls, this nose. I love this kid!!

tender moments

One of Landry's favorite things to do is read books. She LOVES books, well she has finally figured out how to manipulate Mommy and especially Daddy with her books. We are suckers, I admit, we cannot help it. Our kids are too cute and we cannot always say no. Thursday night, we were reading books and Landry pulled the covers up over herself and was listening intently to Daddy read her first book, Bingo. She kept saying again, after each time he read it, and she would pull the covers up a little higher. I know he read Bingo at least 7 or 8 times, Goodnight, Moon that many, Go, Dog, Go and The Prayer of Jabez 4 or 5 times each before he finally was bored of picture books and had to say no. Then, Landry said "Hold me tight, Daddy".
I love this age. I know I complain that life is tough these days with 2 this age, but I would not have it any other way. I am so glad Bella is right behind her, we get to relive these moments all over again in the next year.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

We had a great day today! Ben took me and the girls on a picnic to Berry Farms in Georgetown. Landry found a toy car on our walk and she began pushing it around and making vroom vroom noises, that was pretty funny since she has never played with cars before and not sure where she learned the vroom sounds. I also learned why they make children's sunblock, Bella began screaming a few minutes after application b/c she became tired and was rubbing her eyes. I guess even as a mom you never stop learning! Happy Mother's Day!

Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: "There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!" Proverbs 31:28-29

Thursday, May 10, 2007

best buds

I could not resist posting these too. They two had so much fun and Landry crashed after Connor left. Bella and I were enjoying together time, while the two ran around the backyard. Ben was so frightened when he saw them holding hands.


We have had quit a week around the house. Last Friday Bella sat up for the first time, tried veggies this week, and began holding her bottle. Landry has been talking up a storm. Last week she said "mommy and daddy's rice all gone." - six words in a sentence. She is communicating so well. She has also discovered something new - movies. She LOVES Charlotte's Web, she says - "watch pig". I tried turning it on in the bedroom and she told me "no, big tv" -living room has a big screen tv. She also started responding to the television. When the Backyardigans theme song comes on, she dances around like the characters do. She cried the first time Wilbur ran full force through the fence in Charlotte's Web and she cried when the little boy whacked his daddy in America's Funniest Home videos.
LE is also asking for specific food - turkey, chicken and beans being her faves, no, not true - Num's being her favorite - jelly beans - her reward for going on the potty. She is making friends and she plays so well. A couple of weeks ago, we went to Kerrville and she played with her second cousin, Cameron, this week Connor came over to play and today she played with Kyla at church. All afternoon she asked for Kyla. These milestones are so amazing. I cannot believe how fast they are coming. I thank God daily that I get to be a stay at home mommy. I cherish these days and look forward to all of the upcoming milestones.

Monday, May 07, 2007

this is not your mother's day gift

My mom announced this weekend, the reason I had not posted more photos of the girls in the flowers on my blog was b/c they were probably her Mother's Day gift. So, this post is specifically for you mom. I am sorry to disappoint, but you do not have me figured out - and to prove it, here are some pics from the girls in the flowers. Delay is called: two children under 2, photography business including editing galore, church curriculum, planning a wedding shower, packing for trip, and getting the house ready to sell. I love you, Mom and yes, you will love your mother's day present, but I could not let you think you had it figured out!! XOXO

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


I finally got some good shots of the girls playing in a field of flowers, not bluebonnets, but scrambled eggs as my mom called them. Both girls were in a great mood, and Landry even had an earache! They turned out so cute. I got a lot of great shots, I will be posting them as I get them edited.