Sunday, October 16, 2011

Haylee the Soccer Star!!

Haylee is so excited to be playing soccer this year! This is a little girl who loves life and loves to do everything! She has so much fun at whatever she does. I knew she'd have a blast playing soccer. And that she has! Look at her face as you look at these pictures. She is truly a happy, happy child.

And so adorable all suited up in her soccer outfit! This little girl is just precious.

Oh, isn't she just the sweetest? I just adore this little girl!!

Throwing in...

I told you - just the happiest little face in the world.

Another sweet smile - She had such a good time. (The kids run under a parent-made tunnel after the game... so much fun.)

Great support from loving grandparents ~ Papa & Grana

We're so lucky to have so many that love us ~ GG & Ahma

Outtake - Aaron trying to grab McKay's watermelon... notice him grabbing his shirt. So cute.

Awesome job playing soccer Haylee! We're so proud of you!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Aaron at 9 months

I can't believe this baby boy is already 9 months old!! (And now, almost 10!) He is one of the brightest lights of my life. His smile lights up the world.

-He is starting to take a few steps at a time! We thought he'd be walking by 9 months, but thankfully he wasn't.
-He's still a tank.
-He's starting to like food more. He pretty much skipped baby-food stage and went straight to regular food. He just never really liked the mushed up stuff.
-He's a happy, happy baby... everyone adores him. He has the greatest smile in the world.
-He's a super fast crawler... we can't believe his speed.
-He loves getting everything he shouldn't... but what baby is any different? :)
-He ADORES his brother and sister. He thinks they're the greatest in the world.

Preview of 10 months:
-He's saying 'mama' and 'dada' in context.
-He just learned to wave! Soo cute!
-He's walking lots of steps - 3-4 at a time. He's starting to let go and turn around and step away from things on his own.
-He's able to wander around and play by himself for long periods of time now. That's wonderful!
-He LOVES the water - he dives for the sink and loves to crawl quickly toward the bathtub and stand up by it. He protests-much when I take him out of any kind of water - ie. washing his hands.
-I call him 'Bubbies' a lot, and sometimes "Bubs" and "Bubs-a-wubs-a"

We love this little bug sooo much!!! He is such a joy.

Outtakes (click-it to big-it!)

Wow... I'm 30!!

Yep - Its true. I'm officially no longer a twenty-something. Now I'm a wise, mature, experienced woman. (Yeah-right!!!!) I'm 30 anyway. Heh...
It's good being 30. I don't feel 30, but I guess I never will. I think that's a good thing. I've been playing the song "In My Next Thirty Years" in my head a lot lately, and I've been grateful I don't have regrets like he does in the song. I feel like my first thirty years were a success, and I also look forward to the next thirty. Of course, there's plenty I still intend to do better... but I'm happy with myself in the past ones.

I had a wonderful birthday, filled with wonderful family, some great friends (it was so much fun getting buzzed from facebook texts on my phone all day from birthday wishes) and especially my amazing husband. He so thoughtfully took me to a place he heard about that he knew I'd love (Boudins) because I like sourdough bread. It was so sweet of him and it was so great to eat outside and enjoy the ambiance of the fountains. Then I got to go pick out a present from Vera Bradly (did you know they give you a $20 gift certificate for your birthday?! Sweet!!) Love their stuff and look forward to spending my $20 each year. It was a good day. Thank you so much to each of you who were a part of it.

Photo curtosity of Haylee - she was so adorable. It was completely her idea to take the picture. She got everything all set up and took about twenty shots. (I have no idea where she got that from... cough, cough) She kept looking at the picture and she'd say "That's a good one," or "I got it." She also set up a whole 'nother scene but wasn't able to take the picture. She was so cute putting it all together though - placing things just so... Its going to be so much fun being a 'photographer' with her.