Sunday, May 31, 2015


I am going to pretend that it hasn't been ten weeks since I last posted a weekly photo. I am also going to pretend that I have been better at taking pictures. Fortunately I have taken pictures every week, just not as many as I would like. I will be going back to play a little catch up and post all of the missing pictures for Sophia (and baby sister!) but for now here a picture from this week.

Sophia started taking her first independent gymnastics class this year. At the beginning she was rather upset about going in without us, but she has blossomed once her confidence grew. This week she got to show off some of what she has learned and I couldn't be more proud of her. We are taking a little break for the summer, but I can't wait to see what she is able to do in a few months.

"A picture of my little loves, once a week, every week, in 2015."
Thrilled to be linking up with Jodi for The 52 Project.
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Insta-matic April

Here are some of my favorite instagram pictures from April.
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As always, obsessed with my little ladies.

Ice cream date with my favorite three year old.
Finally started setting up my sewing space to make Easter shirts for the girls.
Tulip sighting at the zoo.
Baby Sunshine is two months old!
So happy before shots. Miserable afterwards.
Future photographer.
Morning cuddles.
Seriously mom, don't stop pushing just to take a picture.
Silly sisters.
Deciding what to make for dinner.
Sweet smiles.
Uncle Buy-in visits!
Love her rolls.
Butterfly magnet.
She finally got visited by a butterfly!
Victim of a car nap, saved by Uncle Bryan.
Date night (since both girls slept through the entire meal).
Raiding the neighbors lilacs.
Queen of catnaps.
Beautiful day to be a butterfly.
Thrilled to move up a size in diapers.
Emma got to experience her first NFL Draft...
...she rooted for the Philadelphia Eagles, of course.
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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Birth Announcement

I wanted Emma's birth announcements to match Sophia's, but I ran into a few obstacles. First I forgot to pose a shot that would work during her newborn session. I took the picture myself but my photo editing skills are limited to picmonkey. The designer who created Sophia's announcement wasn't available. Thankfully my brother stepped in to match what I was looking for.
Emma's announcements were just mailed out. Better late than never I suppose.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Emma Layne {three months}

You are three months old today (May 6, 2015).

We don't have a doctor appointment this month so I am not sure of your stats, but you are growing like crazy! Several people have commented on how 'healthy' you look.
You have dark hair and blue eyes.
You are wearing size two diapers.
You are mostly wearing 6-12 months clothes and a few 3-6 month items that still fit.
You are eating every three hours around the clock, but sometimes you last four hours at night.
This month you had your first runny nose and some congestion. I think it was allergy related since we all seemed to have something similar. You have gotten better at burping and aren't spitting up quite as frequently, but the drool has increased tremendously this month.
At night you usually are asleep by 9 and wake up for the day around 7, waking every few hours to eat. You are still sleeping in the room with us. We have considered moving you into your own room to see if a little more distance from me will help you sleep for longer periods at night.
You do not have a formal schedule during the day, since we try to keep Big Sister entertained out of the house. You love to be close and I love our new lillebaby carrier.
You smile and coo to have conversations with us all the time. You are so close to big laughs. You have a little noise you make that could be considered a laugh, but I am anxiously awaiting the belly laughs. You are much easier to soothe when you get upset and have not been crying as frequently. Your pouty lip is quite cute and we see it when you get startled by loud noises, like the dogs barking.
You still aren't the biggest fan of tummy time. You will tolerate it for longer periods, but you fuss the whole time you are on your belly. You constantly have your hands up by your face, but have the hardest time getting your thumb or fingers into your mouth.
Sophia loves to offer you the pacifier when you are upset and loves to help with diaper changes. When we are in the car she always wants to be able to see you so she can talk with you.
Baby Sunshine, we really can't imagine a time without you in our lives. We love you right up to the moon and back.
Read about Sophia's third month here.

A comparison with Sophia:

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