Apr 19, 2014

Annabelle + Cole


We are back from our trip to Utah and I have so many pictures that I want to share! Here are just a few from the first few days that we were there. Annabelle and Cole were best buds and it was so fun to watch them play! The first day we got there, they played the entire evening outside. We caught them taking off their clothes and going for a swim in the mini kiddie pool (even though there wasn't any water in it and it really wasn't warm enough for it outside....) And at the end of the day they took a bath since they were filthy. Emma overheard Annabelle say to Cole: "I love you, Cole." And he replied, "I love you too, Annabelle." Just about the sweetest thing ♥

Unfortunately later on during the trip they started to get sick of each other and Emma and I felt like we were breaking up fights more than anything but we won't go into all that ;) Let's just say that when you stay with your cousin for 3 weeks you start to be more like siblings than cousins ;) Either way I know they love each other and Cole definitely had a blast. I'm so glad they could spend this time together :)

Apr 10, 2014

This little heartbreaker.

We got to go swimming last minute up in Midway today! Cole is suddenly deathly afraid of the water so it was actually really easy to watch him ;)

We are currently in Utah visiting Emma since she just had baby Sawyer! This past weekend we were able to go up to Midway and swim in one of the resort's pools and it was fun! We hadn't been swimming since last summer so it'd been a while, obviously. Cole is somehow deathly afraid of the water now which actually made watching him really easy so I'm not really complaining. But one of these days he will have to learn how to swim for real so.....we will see how that goes when the time comes ;)

He spent most of the time sitting on that step right there but we did migrate into the warmer pool right next to it and when we did he walked himself over and sat on the step right next to this little group of kids/teenagers. There were a couple of cute girls about 13 or 15 years old with their younger brothers and they were talking about something....I couldn't hear a thing I just remember looking over and seeing him sitting with them just listening. And then I saw him chime in and then eventually they all started paying attention to him and talking to him. I could tell they thought he was a cute little boy which you know, he is ;) And they were probably wondering where he came from and what he was doing just sitting in on their conversation! I was just amazed at how comfortable he was talking to these kids he'd never met or seen before and especially since they were so much older! I think he liked the fact that they were cute girls and liked the attention ;) Soon they were all laughing and having a good time together and I just watched from across the pool.

He's a little heartbreaker. There's no question about it ;)

Mar 30, 2014

Tummy and toes!

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I am c r a z y for this boy! Here he is right out of the bathtub. He is four months old and I could seriously eat him up :) This past month, he found his toes, rolls over a ton both from front to back and vise versa, is super smiley and happy and loves to play with little toys. I love him so much!

And his little tummy?! Oh my gosh, it kills me.

Mar 28, 2014

Up since 4 am.

Life with a three year old. Whew. It's knocking me off my feet! I took this video of the boys at 8 am this morning. (For me, that's early and you can hear it in my voice.) Cole had been up since 4 am! This little video will give you a good idea of how active he is these days. He's turned into this little boy who loves to play with kids of all ages, is constantly humming/singing, talks to everyone at the playground and hates going to bed every. single. night.

He's a happy go lucky little thing and what I love about him is that it doesn't matter who you are or how old you are: he wants to play with you!

And Logan, well, he loves his big brother; you can see it in the way he looks at him and it melts my heart. I love my two boys and I don't know how I got so lucky to have them ♥

Mar 20, 2014

Best Friends.


I think Washington is so beautiful and I'm so happy to live here. We're also lucky to have made some friends. Cole loves his new friend Jack. They love each other and it's so fun to watch them play together. My friend Kara and I like to get our boys together and we'll meet at the little playground that's just down the hill. It's the perfect meeting spot and it's the perfect company! I'm so happy to have made some friends :)

There's been a couple times now where I'll be putting Cole to bed and I hear him whisper to himself "Jack is my best friend. I'm going to play with Jack tomorrow." Is that not the sweetest thing? Seeing him happy makes me happy.

ps, Happy first day of Spring!! I'm so ready for it :)

Mar 7, 2014

Little Logan is three months old!

^^In this last picture you can kind of see how he is curling up his tongue which is what he always does when he smiles really big! Gahh I can't handle it! It's like my favorite little thing that he does :)^^

Seriously?! I think my all time favorite thing to do is take beautiful pictures of my adorable kids! I never thought I would have such cute kids. Little Logan is now three months old! Three months of Logan heaven. He is a very sweet baby. He's very mellow and people comment on how mellow he is all the time because he hardly ever cries. Cole was so much like this as a baby too. When he does get sad/mad his cry starts out like this little baby dinosaur sound. It's this noise that seems to come from deep down in his throat! It almost sounds like he's just talking. He'll do that for a little bit and then if no one comes to his rescue, well then the real cry happens. He has a very endearing cry. It's all cute. Who knew that crying could be cute too?

At three months old, Logan coos, giggles and talks all the time. He loves being talked to and read to and smiled at. He almost always smiles back at anyone who starts talking and smiling at him :)

He is also legitimately ticklish. Every time I change him and pull his onesie over his head he always laughs because it tickles him under his neck and under his arms! Seriously though, I die every time it happens. I just love that he's ticklish.

He also already knows how to roll over. What?!? I definitely was not expecting that since I don't have him do tummy time nearly enough. But the other day I decided to put him on his stomach and he flopped right over. I thought it was maybe a fluke but he's done it 2 more times since so I guess it's safe to say that he can roll over. Crazy. Cole didn't roll over til he was almost 6 months old so yeah, it really surprised me! He'll be mobile before I know and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I want him to be my baby forever!!

Mar 5, 2014

Do you wanna build a snowman?!

His first snowman ⛄️ It might look more like a snow monster than anything else but he's very proud. :)His snowman is melting. ⛄️☀️This shot is from last week. The snow has all melted now!! As pretty as it was we're hoping it doesn't snow again til next winter! Come on Spring!!photo

His first snowman and his first snow angel. It rocks being three years old.