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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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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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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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