We went to the snow a couple weeks ago and had a fantastic time. We went with Haylee and McKay's Grandma and Grandpa (My Dad and Lora). I got some great shots of my kids and had fun taking them. It helps to have such adorable subjects. ;)
This is my favorite:
I LOVE this picture.
Grandma, encouraging the throwing of snowballs....
Snowball fight with Mamma... Haylee thought it was sooo hillarious and had so much fun. She was so adorable.
I didn't want to bore you all with too many pictures, but if you want to see the rest, you can here.
Haylee came downstairs today and told me to "come eat!" So I followed her upstairs and on the way she says something about "all cleaned up" and I was hoping she meant her room, since it looked like a tornado had hit it earlier. Alas, she didn't mean that, but what did come in to was much more precious. She had set up her little table with three plates of food (play food) and cups for us to have dinner with. She pulled my chair out for me and said "you sit here. I push your chair in." Sooo cute! We started eating and she says "tell me when you want some more okay?" And when we eating, she was going to give me a piece of bread and says "I take the crust off," and started pulling at the edges of the pretend bread pretending to take the crust off. She amazes me at her creativity, observations and smart-ness. Later on, she made us hot chocolate and used her little play wisk to stir it. I have no pictures to show for the story, because I didnt want to ruin the moment by leaving to get my camera, but it was totally adorable, let me just assure you.
Haylee in her new Christmas dress. This little girl is simply the sweetest little thing I've ever met. She just has a genuine sweet, tender heart. I've never seen anything like it. She cares about everyone around her. She never wants anybody to be sad. The other day we saw her on the ground comforting a little girl who was sad... laying down by her and stroking her arm and talking quietly and gently to her, probably saying "its okay..." A couple days ago we were on the way home from her Grandpa's house in the evening, after a birthday party that afternoon, and out of nowhere she says "I had fun at Connor's house. I had fun at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Thank you mama taking me to Connor's house. Thank you mama taking me to Grandma and Grandpa's house." No prompting whatsoever. (I have taught her to thank me for those kinds of things in the past, but I had said nothing that day.) I just couldn't believe it.
Just now her brother woke up and after smiling at him and saying "good morning" she says "want a toy?" and she goes and gets him a toy to play with. She does that all the time... whenever he's crying, or grabbing at stuff when we're changing his diaper... she ask's him if he wants a toy and goes and gets him one. What a doll. I am so grateful to have this sweet little child in my life. She is such a good example to me.
Hairclips I made for the little girls in Cari Cannon's daughter's wedding. My mom did the flowers for the wedding so I used her stuff (ribbon, fresh flowers, etc.) and the hair clips matched the wedding perfectly.
I know that's totally random, but its one of the things on my mental list of things to post, so I'm knocking one thing off that list. :)