happy 11 years to the my adventure partner

O Darling, let’s be adventurers!

that sign hangs up in our bedroom. and oh the adventures we’ve had. i’m so thankful that you are my adventure partner, best friend, love of my life. i’m blessed to have you by my side.

Happy 11 years my love!

and just to be silly and reminisce about one of our very first adventures, i’m just going to drop these right here…       

  

tee hee. oh look at those babies.

here’s to 11 more years of adventures!

xoxo-kimberly renee
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Corinne Hope is 8 months old

you’ll be wondering why it took me a week to post this. let’s just say, the pictures were taken on time but the girl is ON THE MOVE. life is a little chaotic at the moment!

THIS. this photo right here is my favorite real smile of Cora’s:

 at 8 months Cora:

  • CRAWLS! she started while we were on vacation in California at about 7.5 months.
  • is 19 lbs and wears 12 month size clothing
  • is a teething mess. whew, it’s been rough
  • said “Mommy!!” the day after she turned 8 months(that still totally counts, right?) and i haven’t heard it since. but she was screaming for me! i melted.
  • is so darn busy. everyone who watches her for any length of time will tell you that.
  • sticks her tongue out constantly when she is happy.
  • pants like a dog as she’s crawling… bawahaha. so funny.
  • loves to eat her baby food. especially loves to pick it up herself whenever she can!
  • loved loved loved the sand at the beach. it was pretty funny how much she enjoyed digging her little fingers into the sand.
  • wants to be included…always.
  • is too big for baby toys,(in her own mind) she wants all of sister’s toys
  • is NOT sleeping well at night. mama is tired y’all.

my gorgeous girl. her lips come from daddy, we all know that. haha.   haha, oh you wanted me to stay still? yea right! my helper wanted to be in a picture:   and she is such a good helper! Cora can’t take her eyes off her though. Sophia gets all the smiles.

oh silly girl, you are so big and we love you so much!

xoxo-kimberly renee

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happy father’s day to Husbuddy

dear husbuddy,

i heard you say the other day that you aren’t as good of a dad as you’d always thought/wanted to be. and you wished you were better at it.

and that broke my heart. because i think you’re a lot better then you think you are.

i’m here to say, i’m your biggest cheerleader. i think you’re such an amazing daddy to our children. you work so hard to provide for them. you love their snuggles and sneezes and giggles and cuddles. you melt when they say daddy and they may have you wrapped around their fingers, but you still are firm as you learn how to discipline well.

darling, you love them so well.

and i think you are even better at this then you think, for the humility it took to say that you wished you could be better. i think that longing to be better is good, we should always strive to be better at this parenting thing, since we’re such newbies. lol. (i still remember driving out of the hospital parking lot, looking at you and being like, what? they are letting us leave? we don’t know what we are doing!)

but you know what makes you a great daddy? it’s that you long to show your girls the love of our heavenly Father.

you long to be an example for them of the love that our Father in Heaven has for us. THAT is proof you are a good father. because you are seeking the example of The Perfect Father.

so thank you.

thank you for loving our beautiful girls as best you can, with the example you have and for seeking the Father daily in your love for them.

“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4

i’m so thankful to get to do this parenting gig by your side.

Happy Father’s Day love.

xo-Kimberly Renee
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a normal summer day of pretend {diy bird wings}

gosh. three year olds are tough man. i’m not good at this. at all.

but gosh. three year olds are so fun too. the pretend thing has totally kicked in and there are constant requests for outfit changes(usually at the most inconvenient times) into her dress up clothes.

and these birds wings i made her for Halloween last year are finally getting some use…

one morning last week she said, “mama, help me put these on and take pictures of me outside. ok mama?”

i think she thought i’d say no, like it seems i so often do. but i said yes and oh man, you should have seen her eyes. it almost made me cry with her excitement and joy.

i want to say, yes, more.

  and oi, her hair. i put it in a ponytail and it always ends up C.R.A.Z.Y. she may hate me when she’s older for how crazy it looks at this point in her life. i’m trying not to worry about it. i also daily threaten to cut it. this little sweetheart enjoyed watching her sister as well as trying to sneak eat some grass/clover…

 who me?   there is also SO MUCH singing right now. songs about everything and seranading everyone. and from her “tower,” belting it as loud as she can {she likes Tangled at the moment lol}  dear 3 year old, you are so fun. keep bringing all of this joy into our lives, every day. we are so blessed by it and by you. xo-mama.

{i used ashley ann’s directions to make the wings. check it out here if you want to make some! i think i made them a little too big, hopefully she grows into them a bit. i also didn’t bother to cover up my stitches like she does. the layers are so very fun! let me know if you make it! they are so fun!}

xo-kimberly renee
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Cora:: 7 months

first things first: Dear blog, i did not mean to just end up posting once a month about baby photos. i’m sorry to neglect. but to look at it positively, at least the monthly baby photos are actually getting me to write a little on this thing! i will get back to you soon. promise. xo-me.

   Ha. i can’t believe it’s already been a month since i’ve posted! and Cora is just growing and going way too fast! 

At 7 months:

  • says “dada”!!! and tries to say all sorts of other things. tee hee.
  • she rolls/scoots/wiggles her way around the room! we can’t quite call it crawling but man oh man is she getting places. let’s just say this photo session wasn’t that easy…
  • sits up really well by herself.
  • her smile. all the heart eyes. especially aimed at her sister.
  • slept through the night- the night of her 7 month birthday! and has yet to do it again… girl, i know you can, just do it for me. please, girl, for your mama.
  • eats a whole variety of food, still loves veggies the best. specifically the orange kind. (squash, sweet potato and carrot, and likes mango too! i think she likes orange…)
  • has had her hair in a her first pig tail! right on the top of her head!
  • is fighting all sleep. naps and nighttime. i think it’s just cause she wants to go go go…
  • still no teeth really to speak of
  • all.the.things go straight to her mouth…oh boy.
  • keeps her eye on everything that is going on. this girl has a serious case of fomo!
  • seems really tall
  • just wants to keep up with big sister so bad

look at her trying to get up on all fours! oh my goodness gracious. we are so in trouble. please excuse me if  you try to call and i am too busy chasing this little nugget around…

but i love her to pieces and i’m so thankful to get to be her mama! Cora is such a joy and a delight. every day.

xoxo-kimberly renee

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Cora:: 6 months already!

 

Cora at 6 months:

    • is so big. i’m going to have to edit this to add her weight when we go to the dr next week. but she wears 9 month clothes.
    • is just the sweetest little thing. i am so in love with her temperament.
    • starting to be mobile! what?! she is rolling around and getting places that way. if you need proof, check out my instagram:.

She just wants to go so bad! I can’t get over how far she got from sitting up against those pillows! 😳😬🙈

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  • she cracks herself up when she looks at herself in the mirror
  • she loves kicking in the bathtub SO much! we all get wet and just giggle at her delight
  • she enjoys her squash and carrots baby food so far. we haven’t gotten too much farther with other foods yet, but she will eat a whole container of those at once! peas, she barely will take down a couple bites. she knows what’s good y’all.
  • she took her first plane flight this month. we went to Colorado after Easter! one of these days i’ll get those photos up…hopefully.
  • she noticed the dog this month and tries to grab his ears… she loves grabbing Sophia’s hair.
  • she “sings” in the morning when she’s awake. sometimes that’s at 4:30 AM. that is when i go put a paci in that cute little mouth and pray she will go back to sleep!

Corinne, sweet girl, we are so in love with you! Thank you for your daily, beautiful smile full of joy!

xoxo-Kimberly renee

ps- for those interested, here is Sophia at 6 months6months floor

 

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Corinne is 5 months old!

 she is such a sweetheart. i am so in love!

At 5 months Cora:

  • weighs 16lbs 14 oz (wow!)
  • wears  6-9 months…9 month pants really fit best because she’s so long.
  • smiles a lot!
  • giggles at mama and sister the most
  • has been sleeping more consistently this week from 10-5/6
  • started oatmeal cereal this week! was not that impressed but gets excited every time we talk about trying it again
  • loves loves loves to jump in her jumper!
  • is drooling like crazy. oh boy, when is that first tooth going to pop?
  • giggles at peekabo -which is pretty much what we did with the camera to get her to smile in so many of these photos!
  • is super ticklish and it’s so funny to me!
  • still rocks tummy time and has *accidentally* rolled over a few times! (i say accidentally because she doesn’t know how to do it again after she does it)
  • has the yummiest rolls and i love to kiss her all over!

 she has such a sweet disposition. she can get loud- REALLY loud! but it’s only when she wants to be heard and not too often. haha.   soooo sweet…  and then the smiles stopped…   …  and we were just done with smiling and being happy and the whole camera in our face… it’s my birthday i’ll cry if i want to…

haha, oh sweet thing. i love your mad face.

xoxo-kimberly renee.

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