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Guess what?!

 

Yup, there are a couple of girls who are being promoted to Big and Bigger sister come September!

They are {mostly} excited.

We all are!

We are also just a bit nervous to have 3 under the age 4!  Any tips?

xoxo-kimberly rennee

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Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called[
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

God bless you this Christmas!

We are blessed by the love of our Father, in heaven, sending His Son for us! May you know that love!

Love, The Holdermans.

xoxo-kimberly renee
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Corinne Hope is 1 year old!

coraand well, that went quickly. 1 year flew by sweet little thing. we love you so much Cora!  we love peekabo!  and we are still making that “piggy” face! bawhaha

Cora at 12 months:

  • 29 1/2″ tall (64%)
  • 21 lbs (70%)
  • has 6 teeth +2 popping through this moment
  • sings and dances in her own special way (haha)
  • gives hugs and blows kisses
  • says “Hi”, dada, doggy, moo, mmm(for when she wants food), dogdog(for a lovey)
  • can give a high 5
  • wears 12-18 month/18 month clothes!
  • is just SO BUSY
  • climbs like a crazy girl. she climbed on top of a side table the other night while I was doing the dishes and gave me a heart attack! loves to climb the stairs. loves to just climb!
  • takes her shoes off ALL.THE.TIME.
  • loves her sister so much and follows her around with all the smiles
  • grunts and tries to “use the force” for things. haha. at least that’s what we call it.
  • tries to ride her little bike but just goes backwards.
  • is just about the sweetest little firecracker ever.

touching her toes!   she’s been sick this week, so a lot of snot and coughing and grossness…but this photo is just so sweet.  dancing!   hey, what’s this on my shirt? ok mama, i am ALL DONE! with photos! hahah. i still think her crying face is just the cutest. and this photo was taken by my three year old! good job Sophia! I just love my girls and I’m so thankful for this year with sweet adorable, Cora!

xoxo-kimberly renee
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11 months already(!?)

she is SUCH a delight! 

Cora at 11 months:

  • runs. I’m not even joking
  • has 6 teeth
  • wears 12-18 month size
  • brings me books to read. it’s so cute because she brings it and then scoots her little booty back into my lap to prepare for reading time! haha
  • wrinkles up her nose and sniffs to make a pig noise. yes, I realize that pigs say “oink” but in a couple of our baby books, we read that they sniff and snort looking for food or along the ground, so when we read the book, Sophia and I used to sniff all over her and made her laugh. well, now she wants to find all the pigs in all the books. tee hee hee. it cracks me up!
  • is sleeping through the night! FINALLY!! we’ve done some serious sleep training the last week with Sophia in a different room. (which is why there is another bed in these pictures! sophia’s bed is in the guest room at the moment!)
  • loves to eat finger food or whatever we are eating. baby food? why do we insult her by even trying to feed her this?
  • shakes her head no. I can’t figure out if she is really saying no or just thinks it’s funny.
  • calls all the animals doggies.
  • constantly is taking off her shoes when we are out. le sigh.
  • still puts EVERYTHING in her mouth. oh when will this end?
  • lays her head down on my shoulder to snuggle and when i’m putting her down for night, will put her little arm around my neck as i’m rocking her to give me her version of a hug. it’s just about the sweetest thing ever.
  • is shy with her smiles but when she smiles for you it really lights up her face

she is a very sweet, happy baby.   “piggy face” haha.     i love her so much. i can’t believe it’s already been almost a year! time needs to slow down now! 

mama and daddy love you sweet baby girl. slow down! you don’t have to catch up with big sister!

xoxo-kimberly renee
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what 10 months looks like

10 months looks like this: lots and lots of walking (!!) 

i really can’t get over how mobile she is. She is getting faster every day!

Cora at 10 months:

  • loves to walk!
  • wears size 12/12-18. she just seems really long
  • loves to eat big people food! baby food? don’t give me that stuff! i want something to pick up like the rest of you!
  • says “doggy” and “daddy” ALL the time. they do sound slightly different, but she says it when she sees one of them… (or a horse, that’s a doggy too. or a strange tall man in the parking lot wearing glasses, that’s daddy too. lol)
  • wrinkles her nose and sniffs when somethings kind of funny…it’s so hilarious
  • thinks climbing the stairs is a game because one of us goes running to catch her and pick her up when she starts. she is getting so fast and just gets so excited for us to come get her! shoot!! how do i fix this?!
  • was a total ham for this photoshoot
  • has 5 teeth
  • loves her “Pat the zoo” book! she brings it to me and giggles. totally melts my heart.
  • still ADORES big sister. and wants to play with whatever big sister is playing with…so it begins.
  • dances when daddy plays guitar. her dance moves consist of squats. it’s so cute.
  • is still so LOUD when she wants something!
  • knows “all done” in sign language…but i’m pretty sure she thinks it means- “i’ve finished everything on my plate so give me more.” so when i ask her if she wants more she keeps doing it and just gets louder. it also means, “get this baby food out of my face NOW mom”
  • claps to music in the car or when sister sings
  • puts EVERYTHING in her mouth(still). as quick as she can. she is starting to be so sneaky about it and then is also a PRO at hiding it from my finger trying to fish it out. dude, when will this end?
  • this month has been much better for sleep for us. thank the Lord. she can usually go right back down with a little pat about once a night and then wakes up around 5 for a quick pre-breakfast before getting up around 6:30. so that is WAY better then August! seriously, we are PTL over here.
  • she is such a sweetheart!

 

  i mean, look at that face. such a ham.   Stop growing! just stay this sweet and cute and snuggly! ok…maybe we want you to learn how to master the stairs but then seriously, stop it. we adore you so much! i can never get enough snuggles in because you just want to move move move!

we love you, Cora!!

xoxo-kimberly renee

ps. if you want to see Sophie pictures at 10 months, click HERE. you will note, i was still able to get a laying down picture with her. she had barely started to walk at 10 months.

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my sweet helper

 

so my dearest little 3 year old likes to help.

a lot.

for the photos that i posted of Cora the other day, she was there by my side the whole time trying to help me. and then she begged me to let her have a turn in front of the camera! how could i resist? i know one day she will roll her eyes at me taking her picture or just not like it. so i’ll do it whenever i’m asked now! she’s so sweet right now.

when she’s not a  difficult, whiny, temper tantrum throwing, telling me “NO!”, independent, “i’ll do it myself”, complete and total three year old.

you know, the rest of the time.

she even told me the other day, when i told her to not do something to Cora, “but mom, i’m the little mama!”

LOL

Sophia Grace, you are just such a sweetheart and oh so loved. thank you for being my little helper with Cora!

xoxo-kimberly renee
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she’s 9 months old {Cora Hope}

hello! i’m Cora and i don’t want to stay still long enough to get my photo taken!

this is just going too quickly.

at 9 months Corinne is:

  • 19 lbs 14 oz (almost 20!)
  • 28 1/4″ tall!
  • crawls all over the place, is fast!
  • pulls her self up- even from a squat holding on to nothing- and cruises around holding furniture
  • is SO busy.
  • loves to giggle with her sister
  • had a horrible month of sleep! mama’s brain just feels empty
  • had the 4 front teeth pop through in the last month!
  • can already fight her big sister for what she wants
  • have i mentioned she’s LOUD? has a very loud squeal when she wants to get your attention
  • loves to eat finger food. anything that she can pick up and put in her mouth
  • would NOT sit still for this photoshoot…

  always something going in the mouth, if nothing else, fingers!  those pigtails though!   sister tried to help and hold her. um…we didn’t like that.  

alright, this is done. see ya!

ha. that little grin.

love you baby girl. we are so enjoying watching you grow! but goodness, could you slow down a bit?

xoxo-kimberly renee

{ps- if you want to see Sophia’s 9 month photos they are HERE… i’m pretty sure Sophia had more cheeks lol}

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