Wednesday, July 21, 2010

sixteen pounds of sugar

Oh my, so much to blog about. Summer is so full of fun and I literally have thousands of pictures that I've taken of all that we've been up to (4th of July weekend, camping, our boy's third birthday, swimming with friends, more fishing, etc. etc.), but it is so hard for me to find enough time to sit down, go through the pictures, organize them into something resembling a post, and then press publish. I am determined not to completely lose focus and get TOO behind, so I am starting off small today with some of the hundreds of pictures of the baby Pea.

You guys. This little baby of ours is edible. I don't even mean that in the "she is so beautiful" way (though, of course, we do think she is pretty easy on the eyes), as much as I mean it in the "she is so squishy, and delightful, and full of brightness and joy" way. I cannot resist smothering her with a sort of crazed affection whenever I see her because she is really just such a little roly-poly ball of happiness. Sixteen pounds of pure sugar, I tell you. Here are about eleventy-billion pictures of proof.

The strawberry jammies kill me.
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I was pretty happy to have caught such a fantastic sneeze with my camera.
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These pictures were taken one right after another, and I love that you can see how fast she went from happy to sad. Probably because I was making some scary face to try to get her to smile or something.
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She is loving the discoveries of her hands and feet and can be entertained by her own limbs for quite some time.
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My mom got her a little poodle ensemble that is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. Obviously I had to take a million pictures.
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I just love that little face and squishy body so much.
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This is a picture of her wearing the shirt that her daddy picked out and bought for her all by himself. That will likely never happen again, so it had to be documented.
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Baby girl is fond of her tongue. She has it out (usually licking things) almost constantly these days.
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Little yawns followed shortly by sleeping baby. I love that she is still small enough to just fall asleep wherever and whenever. Those days are numbered, I know.
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I didn't think I would like head bands like this, but I do. The little flower child look totally works for her, and I love it.
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Also love those blue eyes and dark hair. I would LOVE her to keep the dark locks, but I don't think there is a chance in the world they won't lighten up.
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Remember what I said about licking? Constant. Her shirts are always soaked from the drool that accompanies such behavior.
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She must get sick of me pulling out my camera daily to take pictures of her. It is a hopeless obsession I have, and I don't see an end to it any time soon.
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On Sunday a dear friend of ours (okay, it was actually his mom) asked me to take photos of his family (which most definitely freaked me out, by the way). Of course we brought Pear girl along, and Jer held her for some of the time while I was taking pictures of the other families. At one point Jerrod's wife mentioned I should take a picture of him holding Pearl so I snapped these two pictures of them and I love them so much. Quintessential, handsome Jerrod, holding my round, pretty little girl.
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Check out this amazing kimono onesie that my mom got for the baby on the streets of San Francisco. Also check out Baby Girl's awesome windblown hair.
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You could try to tell me that there is something cuter than a blue ruffled swimming suit around chubby baby thighs, but I would not believe you.
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And since I am on a roll, I am going to go ahead and post the rest of the photos from this slip 'n slide family night.

Love these boys. Just as much as the baby girl, if you can believe it :).
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G didn't quite get how to fling himself forward on his tummy so his daddy threw him instead.
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This occasionally resulted in a little too much inertia and G ended up face first in the lawn a few times.
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At first the baby and the mama just watched...
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...then we got a little closer...
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...then we got too close. She was decidedly not a fan of the cold water on her.
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So we settled for just putting her feet by the water, and I think I am in love with these pictures of those chubby little leggies.
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She soon decided she wasn't a fan of the water hitting her at all, so we put her down and let her play peek-a-boo with herself and her blanket.
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She is a good hider.
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While she layed there the boys kept sliding.
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G wanted to go at the same time as his daddy which I did not think was the best idea, but it actually worked out okay most of the time.
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Except for when he would fall off and go flying at the end.
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After a quick rinse in the freezing hose water, G was declared grass free.
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And I was left with a cold, wet boy, and a chubby little girl.
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So of course, I put them together and took a few pictures.
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And somehow G ended up with more grass on his face. Love these kids. So much.

7 comments:

TeriLyn said...

I'm pretty sure she is the cutest baby I've EVER seen. Don't tell my nieces.

Kimmie said...

Liz I just have to tell you that I always look forward to a new post from you! You have the sweetest kids! I know you are a busy mommie, but I hope you will always find some time to blog. I know many of us enjoy it!

Katrina said...

Those rolls of hers are edible! And I looove the feet photos with the water droplets. So great.

ps... sorry I still haven't gotten to the breastfeeding photos. I didn't finish them before Miriam was born and I'm just barely getting back to that stuff. Hopefully I'll have em done in the next week.

mandy said...

so cute Liz. Looks like you've got yourself a good old chubs.... i too have one of those...
Cute pictures. You are super talented at snapping some awesome shots. LOVE the slip and slide... one day, when our backyard grass cooperates we'll have a fun slip and slide day. I believe my last time on one of those was in Hawaii!

Tiffany said...

Oh my goodness your kids are so cute! Pearl has gotten so big! Ah the rolls. What a fun FHE activity. J looks like he had a blast too. :D

Cam and Linds said...

Absolutely Adorable!! Love them all!!

Mama Janet said...

What fun to catch up on my favorite little and big people.