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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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we rock tummy time

 obviously after the 4 month photos everyone is convinced Cora rocks tummy time. but in case you need more convincing. here’s a few more images of her just rocking it.   yup. you’re a rock star Cora! 

xoxo-kimberly renee

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her baptism

Sweet little girl was baptized a couple weeks ago. it was sweet and beautiful that her daddy was the one to do it!

i know there is so much confusion and disagreement about infant baptism, but i really liked what the pastor(ahem, my husband) said that morning. i just thought he explained what infant baptism signifies so well! i wanted to share it with you:

” …baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, ordained by

Jesus Christ Himself. By the act of baptism, a person becomes a part

of the visible church of God, for it is a sign and a seal of the covenant

of grace for believers and their children. As a sign it proclaims God’s

forgiveness and our redemption in Jesus Christ. And as a seal, God

marks us as adopted children of our heavenly Father. It indicates our

engrafting into Christ, our rebirth, the remission of sins, and our ability

by the power of the Spirit to walk in newness of life. (Book of

Worship 3-2)

For infants in the Old Covenant, circumcision was the outward sign

used to indicate that a child was part of the visible church. However,

in the New Covenant, under Christ, the sign of circumcision is

replaced with that of baptism. When an infant is baptized, it does not

save. It signifies instead that God’s pursuit and work in our lives

begins before we are ever aware of it. And it also seals the infant

within the covenant promises of God, being raised not as a stranger to

the Gospel, but being taught the good news of free and gracious

salvation in Jesus Christ, a privilege to those within the church.”

“It signifies… that God’s pursuit and work in our lives

begins before we are ever aware of it”

i mean, that, right there is where we praise the Lord for God’s pursuit of each one of us. we can not save ourselves. amen?! 

Cora isn’t being raised as a stranger to the gospel. we pray that every day the gospel is evident in our home and in our church. the gospel means that, daily,  we recognize that we are sinners and need Jesus’ saving work on the cross.

in our  home, in our relationships with each other, in our parenting… we are not perfect. we need Jesus. may it be so clear to our girls as they grow up.

  

thank you for letting me share that special day with you all!

xoxo-kimberly renee
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Cora at 4 months

last week sweet sweet baby Cora turned 4 months old. 4 months. i know i’ll keep saying this, but i can’t believe it! it’s going so fast!

my sister, Becca, was here to help me get the photographs. it was fun to share that with her. also to have her help getting Cora to smile was such a treat. can you come back every month for photos? 

let’s just get this out of the way, THIS PHOTO:  

it’s my favorite photo for today. i am so in love with this sweet thing.

Corinne at 4 months:

  • blows lots of bubbles
  • is 15 lbs 14 oz. (77%)
  • is 26″ tall (94%)
  • rocks tummy time!
  • watches her sister with an eagle eye
  • is actually pretty serious and it’s hard to get a smile, let a alone a giggle. but those giggles are the sweetest ever.
  • she is ticklish already!
  • is SO chatty. (put really only in private, she’s introverted i can already tell. lol.) she wakes up and just starts talking and singing and gets louder and louder and louder!
  • plays so well in her little play gym and on her bouncer seat. she is very good at grabbing things!
  • she rolled over last night. (technically a few days after she turned 4 months old, but oh my word, i couldn’t believe it)
  • drool monster

making noises and spitting. ha. so are we done with this thing or what? ok mama, i’m done with tummy time.

i love her happy grin  kick kick kick we are excited!   bubbles! nonstop! 

we love you sweet sweet girl.

xoxo-kimberly renee
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