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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!”


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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Happy Birthday sweet pea!

Two years ago today you arrived at 5:33 am after 45 hours of working to bring you into the world. You were SO worth the wait.

You are a delight and treasure and we thank God that He chose us to be your parents. We are blessed by you!

Happy Birthday Sophia!

love, Mama and Daddy

baby girl master swaddler with daddy at hospital leaving hospital daddy at hospital

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Eve!

we’ve had a busy and eventful Advent season. i can’t believe it’s already Christmas! a few highlights from our season are: picking out the tree, all three of us getting sick, having Sophia’s first hot chocolate, mama and daddy planning a cool diy gift for Sophia(another post), playing with the nativity set(can’t you hear Sophia saying, ‘of course Tinker bell had to be there to worship Jesus too, Mama’), daily admiring of the tree and all the lights and decorations, mama crazy busy with etsy sales, potty training(WHAT!? why did i start that in such a busy season, you ask? ahhhh who knows…cause i’m crazy?), getting a cool advent wreath and doing daily advent devotionals.

it has been a beautiful, precious, crazy season. Sophia is at such a fun and busy age. we are very excited to celebrate together tomorrow!

here are a few pictures from our month:

tree fun

tree fun2 tree fun3

hot chocolate manger scene     christmas tree love christmas tree sly grin

can you even handle that face? ha. she says “cheese” now whenever i take a photo of her.

christmas tree wonder christmas tree    advent calendar advent reading

daddy reading the devotional in all the candlelight while sophia is laughing to herself…  advent reading giggles

Isaiah 9: 2-7

“The people who walked in darkness
    have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
    on them has light shone.
You have multiplied the nation;
    you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
    as with joy at the harvest,
    as they are glad when they divide the spoil.
For the yoke of his burden,
    and the staff for his shoulder,
    the rod of his oppressor,
    you have broken as on the day of Midian.
For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult
    and every garment rolled in blood
    will be burned as fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon[d] his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called[e]
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
    there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
    to establish it and to uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
    from this time forth and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.”

Merry Christmas friends! we send you our love and pray the Lord reminds you of Himself this Holiday.

xoxo-kimberly renee
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15 months old {an update}

slide  this girl is 15 months old. what what what.

  • has such an adventurous spirit and is not afraid of anything
  • has a sense of humor and loves to make us laugh
  • sings and dances and blows kisses and gives hugs
  • somehow all of her words have turned to grunts, we don’t hear her speak words very much at the moment. she’s just taking it all in!
  • has ALL of the adults who work at church with daddy wrapped around her finger to play with her whenever she wants. haha. even Pastor Bud has been known to get down on the floor and play with her through the window to his office.
  • says “mmm” when somethings yummy, or looks yummy, like the other day when she was looking through my cookbooks. ha! i was cooking and i just keep hearing her say, “mmm” as she’s turning the pages.
  • walks with such determination. her arms are always swinging.
  • loves the “downward dog” yoga pose. i really need to start teaching her some more yoga moves! hee hee.
  • oh boy is she strong willed and stubborn. sometimes we fight about dinner because she won’t eat what i’ve made even though i know she’s starving! her tummy sometimes even rumbles. we’re in for some long hard lessons on obedience on both sides, tell ya what.
  • sometimes asks to talk on the phone by putting her hand up to her ear and says, “dada?” so we call and say hi to daddy. she misses him when he’s away! or she wants to talk when i’m talking to my mom but when i put it to her ear, she just likes to listen.
  • she is a pure delight.

i love you sweet little adventurous daughter of mine.

xoxo-kimberly renee.
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reading with nana

reading with nana1

obviously it’s been a few weeks since these were taken. but i had to share. after our 12 month photoshoot Sophia asked Nana to read a book to her. basically that means she held up a book and grunted at her. but that’s how a 1 year old communicates. ha. that and facial expressions. {you’ll see what i mean below. hee hee.}

reading with nana2 reading with nana3 reading with nana4 reading with nana5 reading with nana7 reading with nana6 reading wtih nana8  haha. told you. too fun not to share.

and also, it’s so important to me to photograph the everyday moments, not just the special ones. the every day moments like reading with nana. that’s what memories are made of.

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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8 months old {already?!}

8 months wiggle 8 months sitting

basically i’m in denial that time is passing so quickly.

crawling a little blur 8 months

at 8 months Sophia:

  • crawls (eek!)
  • has her top two teeth coming in (popped through the day before her 8 months!)
  • pulls herself up to standing as much as she can
  • loves to jump in her jumper
  • talks and tells stories in sentences
  • splashes in the bath tub…momma gets just about as wet as she does!
  • in public laughs and tries to get anyone to pay attention to her! ha!
  • has such a sweet smile even if she wasn’t willing to give it as much for these photos…

8 months smile 8 months climbing   8 months standing

as you can tell, she was MOVING all around while i was trying to get these pictures. {and yes… i did catch her a put her down on the floor before she fell! ha}

i didn’t have the patience to take too many more than this because we’re all jet lagged from our trip to Seattle.{doesn’t she look so tired in a bunch of these?} i’ll just have to live with some blurry photos because, well, that’s life! ha.  8 months doll so done with this photoshoot and this is where she announced in her own special way that the photoshoot was done. haha. “see ya!”

nope, she’s not opinionated at all. love you sweet baby girl.

to see other monthly photos click on these links:: month 1month 2,  month 3 month 4, month 5month 6, month 7

xoxo-kimberly renee


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