Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter from Some of Us

Amber: This bunny is freaking me out.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

And Now: "What's Amber Doing?"

After Kyra's blessing on Sunday, I loved looking through the photos from the day.  I kept laughing when I found all these different photos of Amber just doing her own thing... so now, I present, "What's Amber Doing?"

Amber: No one's looking at me... la la la... keep your eyes on the baby... just going to grab these flowers... there's nothing to see here, folks..."

Amber: Oh, man.

Amber: I'm hungry.  I was told there would be lunch.

Amber: No one will notice if I just take one...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Kyra's Blessing

Kyra: The other day, we spent a lovely time outside and everyone said a bunch of things while I wore a very fancy dress.  My sisters did something about putting sand from one bottle to the other to represent the fact that we all influence each other's lives forever, but stay our own true selves as well. 
I'm not totally sure what that means. 
Mommy and Daddy promised to take good care of me and so did my godmothers, Samantha and PattyAnne.  Grams, Grampa, Mom-Mom, and Pop-Pop took turns reading a blessing to me.  A nice lady named Reverend Paula read a bunch of very sweet things about sisters and feeling the spirit of God in us at all times and then she made Sam and PattyAnne rub me with lavender. 
And then she poured water on my head.  I gave them all the stink eye, don't you worry about that.
Then, we all went out to eat!  It was very fun and here are some of my favorite photos from the day.
A note from Mommy: the nice thing about doing things in a non-traditional way is that everything is and feels intentional.  At the end of the day, Ed gave me a big hug and asked me if I'd had a nice day.  I heaved a big sigh of satisfaction and said, "I had a GREAT day."

Monday, April 14, 2014

Big Girl!

Kyra: YUM!  It's about time I got my own fork.  I may be THE baby, but I'm no longer A baby.  Sheesh!

Friday, April 11, 2014


Kyra: It's finally spring time!  I'm so happy that my ability to walk around and be big has coincided with some warmer weather.  They finally let me out of the stroller at Smith Playground last weekend and we had a blast!  Mommy and Aunt Rachel took us to brunch and then we spent a nice, relaxing afternoon in the Smith playhouse and park before heading off for some ice cream.  Here are some of my favorite photos from the day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

My Big Sister ROCKS

Kyra: Co-Co!  Co-Co!  Co-Co!
(She's trying for "Chlo-Chlo.")

Monday, March 31, 2014

I'm Not Tired.

Kyra: I'm afraid if I nap, I will miss something.  I desperately don't want to miss anything.  Chloe and Amber are playing and laughing and watching tv and they might give me food Mommy and Daddy don't allow me and I don't want to miss out. 
So, I'm not going to nap.  I'm going to stay awake.  I can hang.  I'm big, too.

P.S. from Mommy: This is how I found her when I returned from yoga.  She just crawled in there on her own in the living room and hunkered down...