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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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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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catching up on Cora’s photos {month 2 &3}

that time i started blogging again and then stopped for OVER a month.

shoot. yup. that happened.

there are many reasons that happened. maybe i’ll share some of those reasons soon, maybe i won’t. but first things first. updated baby pictures! because, um, yea, that’s the most important thing at the moment.

i am doing a combined 2 &3 month post because i just never got the photos uploaded until now for her 2nd month and also her second month photos didn’t turn out well which I’m so disappointed by.   at 2 months Cora:

  • weighs 12 lbs 13 oz and is 24 inches long (that is 85% and 95%!!)
  • sleeping 5-7 hours at night!
  • wears 3 month clothes
  • is pretty serious. she smiles but it’s so hard to catch it. she has lots of deep thoughts
  • getting rolls!
  • coos and likes to have her belly rubbed
  • talks to her toys on her little play gym. what is that thing called? she is very entertained.

this is as good as i got. she wasn’t in the best of moods, i wasn’t in the best of moods, somehow every single other photo from that day is blurry. sad day!

but then her three month photo shoot turned out a lot better:

at 3 months Cora:

  • is still shy with her smile, but starting to share it more!
  • sings and talks to me… a LOT. she has lots to say when her sister is quiet!
  • has giggled, but only for me. daddy hasn’t heard it yet!
  • wears 3-6 month clothes
  • has the sweetest disposition (mostly)
  • sleeps 6-8 hours at night typically
  • adores her sister and watches her constantly
  • likes pat-a-cake and other songs i sing to her. she really lights up!
  • loves her cloth diapers. i finally got my act together to start using them again.
  • is very LOUD. she screams way louder then Sophia did, but not that often and it usually means she doesn’t want anything except to be swaddled and put to bed. once we figured that out, it’s easy enough. just trying to understand the screams took a while. haha.

Corinne Hope, we adore you. our family is so much MORE beauti-FULL because of you. more full of  love, more full of laughter, more fully joy, just more. and i praise the Lord for your sweet little heart.

xoxo-kimberly renee

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and she turns 2

she’s just so big! so big2

these pictures were taken on her birthday. they are honest to goodness just real life- socks falling off, hair crazy as usual, climbing up on things and being a goof. it’s all here in these photos. the day started out with a special-made hot chocolate from Daddy. we sang happy birthday to her and she LOVED it. she kept singing “happy” all day! she doesn’t have him wrapped around her finger or anything… tee hee…

birthday girl hot choco

Sophia is such a delight. that’s my word for her this year. i just want to keep telling her(you know, after i discipline her for the umpteenth time that no, we don’t just go and reward ourselves chocolate all day) that really, she is a delight. some days it’s easier to tell her then others. but i feel like she just needs to know that that’s what i think of her- no matter how much trouble she gets into! ha.

2 year smile2 on the bed at 2 years old Sophia:

  • loves to dance, jump, run, splash in puddles, go down slides, -all the toddler things!
  • climbs everything. she can even climb up the stools in our kitchen which scares me to death!
  • sings “let it go” over and over and over in her own special way. everything frozen is her FAVORITE ever.
  • is potty trained (mostly-again, some days are better then others!)
  • loves to give hugs
  • loves her boots
  • each night before she goes to bed, i tell her we are going to pray and i ask her what she’d like to thank Jesus for. the list usually goes something like; “Papa, Nana, Mimi, Nomnom, Me, Dada, Mama…” you can see where i rank on the list. LOL.
  • Mimi just visited though, so at the moment, Mimi is the favorite on the list! (sorry Papa!)
  • loves animals. it’s so fun to spot animals on our drives around lancaster county and she also asks for “more.”
  • tries to make me laugh with her laugh. she does this to Dada and Nana too. she knows she’s way too cute when she does it.
  • loves to read. we try to do blanket time- sometimes it works, sometimes it’s snuggle on the couch time- but she’s usually always interested in books
  • likes to draw, play with playdoh, paint. she is a very busy little girl!

hugs hugs! 2 years buddies buddies for life.

birthday dinner birthday girl excited about cake  her birthday dinner was Chik-fil-A since we had a busy night with our community group coming over. the silly faces was because i had just told her that we were going to have ice cream cake at home and we were going to sing happy birthday! haha.    ham  here we go, i can’t believe we’re in the 2 year old stage! if you think of it, pray for us! ha

xoxo-kimberly renee
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well, she’s 18 months old

as of July 4th, this little baby is now a full fledged toddler. she’s 18 months old!

don’t mind me while i cry a little bit. it went too fast!

book adict she is SUCH a busy bee. i hardly had a chance to get these photos. most of the ones i took were just a blur across the lens. 18 month photos 18 months2 peek a boo peek a boo who at 18 months Sophia is:

  • 24.8 lbs & 32.5″ tall both around the 75% chart.
  • she is stubborn and strong willed and did i mention stubborn?
  • she has the sweetest laugh and likes to try to make us laugh
  • talks in sentences but we don’t really know what she’s talking about
  • LOVES her sandbox and going to the park to play on the swings and slides is one of her favorite things.
  • she colors with her crayons and outside chalk.
  • she takes care of her babies(dolls and teddy bears) and feeds them and pats them and then is very concerned that Puppycakes doesn’t show the same concern for his babies(chew toys)…lol.
  • she climbs EVERYTHING.
  • is a total ham at church. she knows that she can just smile and tease just about anyone there to do what she wants. oh boy…
  • sings happy songs to us from time to time. hee hee so cute.
  • dances to music, dances to daddy playing guitar… loves to dance and spin!
  • knows her sign language words so well she feels like she doesn’t have to learn to say them out loud. she knows the combo of  “more! please!” really REALLY well and is doing it so hard and fast it’s almost like she’s screaming. haha.
  • folds her hands to pray with us and says “Aa-Man” at the end with us. so freaking adorable.
  • puts her hands up in the air to tell me she is “So big!”
  • has the cutest little toddler wiggle/run and i just laugh when she really gets going. those arms start swinging and the cloth diaper booty starts going… i don’t want her to grow out of that… ok. maybe by the time she’s 16. but till then. mmmk?! ha.


18 months old and sweet

18 months old 18 months old3

she is a treasure and a delight. i’m so blessed to get to spend every day with her! {although, i must admit i had to write that on a good day…on a not so good day with you know, toddler tantrums and screaming and whining, i would be hiding on the floor behind my bed}

trouble face

i love you  miss Sophia!

xoxo-kimberly renee


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12 months old

the year went so fast. i can’t stand it. my little girl is over a year old! {that sadness i feel would be why it took so long to finally type up this post…i’m in denial} here is her whole year::

one month6 2 months sweet 3 months face 4 months old2

5 month chair happy 6 month smile for daddy Sophia 7 months 8 months wiggle

9 month chair sophia 10 months 11 month happy girl smile 12 months

{to see other monthly photoshoots click on links: month 1month 2,  month 3 month 4, month 5month 6month 7month 8month 9month 10, month 11}

12 months old

Sophia is such a smart, sweet, funny little girl.

at 12 months:

  • she weighs 21 lbs 7 oz & is 28.3″ tall
  • has 9 teeth
  • she sings(she loved singing “away in the manger” around Christmas)
  • dances to any and every kind of music!
  • eats anything and everything i give her. this girl loves food.
  • can give a high five
  • RUNS
  • thinks sammie’s kisses are the funniest thing
  • climbs up the stairs like a pro…(doesn’t know how to go down no matter how many times we go over it)
  • is a BUSY BEE. she does.not.stop.
  • opens all.the.drawers.
  • walks with such determination…gets those arms moving!
  • loves walking up to people to say hi. at church she owns the place and walks around with a big smile and will let anyone pick her up…we could be in trouble…you should have seen her on Christmas Eve!
  • wants to walk whenever we’re somewhere new…the mall, the grocery, the restaurant…nope doesn’t want to ride in the stroller or the shopping cart, she wants to walk by herself! {OH BOY}
  • wears 12-18 month size
  • loves shoes…{her shoes, daddy’s, mommy’s, nana’s…}and bags. she LOVED it when nana bought her a little purse while she was visiting! hee hee.
  • talks a lot. you can’t understand her. but she has lots to say.

whats up sweet smile smile for nana2  it was hard to get her to sit still for these… good thing it was the last month! i had to get nana to help get smiles and for the extra hands to catch her as she propelled herself off the chair. smile 12 months then there is this special face: silly faces3 sorry, it’s blurry, it was hard to catch. but i DIE every time she makes it and can not stop laughing. i know, i know, really good parenting right there, positive reinforcement… bawhaha. can’t help it. silly faces pigtails then there are these sweet little pig tails. i am SO looking forward to her hair growing out so it’s not in her eyes anymore but i LOVE these sweet little pig tails!!

then we played peekabo behind the curtains for a while. a favorite thing:

peekabo4 peekabo3 peekabo2 peekabo1 peekabo so fun kissing bunny she’s good at giving kisses. but on her terms only. as in, the kitty {“diddy”} and the bunny and the baby get way more kisses then momma does. and daddy gets WAY more kisses then momma does. momma is pretty much at the bottom of the totem pole. hee hee.

happy girl  she’s my favorite.  i am SO thankful that i get to be her momma. it was a fun year.  it was a good year. and the year went way too fast.

don’t mind me while i go cry now.

i know this next stage is so fun and good too! it will be so fun to interact with her more, to teach her, and to see the world through her eyes as she grows, but i am still kind of mourning my baby growing too fast. life is crazy. the days are long but it also seems to be flying by. let me just sit here and soak it in for a while.

xoxo-kimberly renee
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11 months old

christmas baby

Happy December! and Happy 11 months!! well, it’s already a couple days late, but this girl is almost a year old! WHAT. don’t even. every day is a new adventure with this one. Sophia Grace, stop it. stop being so darn cute! hee hee.

11 month still 11 months profile 11 months walking away

can you even stand those leg and arm rolls? i hardly get to see them these days since it’s cold out and i always have her in lots of layers. it was kind of fun to see those little arms and legs again to take these pictures! hee hee.

at 11 months:

  • Sophia walks/toddles/runs
  • climbs the stairs {Ahhh!! just ask me how we found out about that!}
  • says “bye bye, night night, ‘diddy'(kitty), dog, momma and daddy,”
  • points at things she wants or when we are reading
  • brings me books to read{which is just about the cutest thing ever.}
  • loves to be silly and play hide and seek
  • kisses daddy WAY more then momma
  • loves all food. bread the most!
  • has 6 teeth
  • dances with her booty…it’s hilarious!
  • tests the boundaries daily… learning the word NO! every day.
  • sings to herself (or will try to sing with us. soooo sweet.)
  • talks in sentences… who knows what she’s saying but man does she have a story!


11 month happy girl 11 month sweet girl silly girl silly face tippi toes 11 month funny face walking baby will you read to me

the photo session ended when she insisted that we read. i hope she will bring me books for years to come! i love her asking me to read with her! she is so fun. i can’t believe it’s already almost a year.

here are some of the other months:

sophia 10 months 9 month chair 8 months wiggle Sophia 7 months 6 month smile for daddy 5 month chair happy 4 months old2 3 months face 2 months sweet one month6


{to see other monthly photoshoots click on links: month 1month 2,  month 3 month 4, month 5month 6, month 7, month 8, month 9, month 10}

Sophia, you’re the sweetest little girl and I’m so thankful to get to be your momma. You are a blessing to everyone you share your smile with!

xoxo-kimberly renee

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