Saturday, September 13, 2014

Last days of Summer

Most of our friends here are transplants from out of state and for the first couple of months it seemed like they were all traveling back "home". So we didn't really get to get out and have as many play dates as we would have liked. BUT our friends came back and some invited us to go swimming at their apartments. It was nice to get out and go swimming with some friends. Here are a few pictures I took of the girls.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Random August

 This girl LOVES bath time. It has kind of become our fall back plan if she is gets super fussy and we can't figure out what is bothering her. She loves splashing and if you take her out before her little hands and feet look like prunes, she will let you know it is too soon.

 Natalie is a climber. She just goes for it. It is pretty impressive just how strong she is and what she can do. I think Morgan was a little more timid and so I have never had to worry about this before.

 I don't know how it happened, but both of my girls fell fast asleep at like 6:30 one night. Kevin was gone and I had a busy day and I was ready for the break, but I was worried that going to sleep this early would mean either they would wake up in the middle of the night or like 5 am and be wide awake. Natalie ended up just taking a nap and waking up an hr or so later, but Morgan let me change her into Pjs (Instead of her Elsa dress pictured here) and she just slept all night.

I think I hear I hear "Hey mom, take a picture!", at least once a day. Here are the result of one of those times. Oh Joy :) 

Park days

It gets pretty hot here during the summer, but there were several days that we just had to say "Bring on the heat" and get out of the house. Here are some pictures from our days at the park.

Natalie's very first time on the swing. At first she was kind of scared, but then she loved it.

Gotta do whatcha gotta do

Having two kids is really hard for me. It just is. I can admit that. It had just been the three of us for so long and adding another little person just makes doing pretty much anything a little more of a challenge.

Kevin and I need to do photo shoots for our magazine and a lot of the time they require us hopping on a Jet Ski and riding to a nice spot to take pictures out in the water. Well, I can't really take a baby on a Jet Ski and Natalie is a super clingy, non bottle drinking babe who just wants me all the time. So, that being said, we have to improvise now. Find different locations and try to make it work. On one of our most recent shoots I had to take pictures with Natalie strapped to my back. I had to bend down and squat lower to get certain shots and angles. I really got a workout.  Here are a couple of pictures after one of our shoots. The picture of me is pretty bad, but Natalie looked cute.

Starting to be friends

When Natalie was first aware of our dog, she would get really excited to see her. Ruca did not feel the same way. In fact, she would go to the other side of the room. Now as time passes and Ru gets more used to Natalie, she doesn't go running. She has learned that if at any time Natalie has food she is the one that is most likely going to share :). So I would say that as time goes by, they are starting to be friends.