Monday, May 7, 2012

too big


she's all of a sudden old. 
to me, at least. 

she is so silly
so sweet
talking
walking
gives kisses
loves her "bi-bi" (blankie) and "bi-bi" (binky) more than anything in the world
loves dada 
and mama
and we love her so much we could die.

Easter















Thursday, April 12, 2012

NYC to meet "the guys"



Charles and Clyde are Sydney's "guys". That was the easiest thing for her to try and say when we were visiting, and it has stuck. We love those guys so much.  They are little angel miracle boys. We CAN'T wait to see them again soon.

p.s. these pictures hurt my eyes to look at. I think I've finally learned my lesson. Phone pics just STINK. I apologize if your eyes hurt after looking at these. 


We made quite the scene on our 2 hour lay-over.
 




This pic documents the first and only outing with the boys when we were there. They did amazingly well, as did MM. Here is a video to prove it. 

video





loving the no car seat thing. 





We love those four so much. It was such a great trip. 





Wednesday, April 11, 2012

the past three months from my iphone


These are completely random and blurry pictures from the past few months. I have got to get my act together on picture taking with a real camera. You can hardly make out who we are in the pictures. But I keep telling myself, these are better than nothing.



valentines party


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Karaoke Party- Christian was just LOVING the lime light.







 Christian and I raced home from our v-day date to catch these two love birds before the babysitters put them to bed. We took them out for a late night sugar cookie run at sweet tooth fairy.














Thursday, April 5, 2012

Christmas & Sydney's birthday in no particular order and four months late


The title of this post says way too much. It says, "yep, Courtney, you gave in. You did exactly what you said you weren't going to do when you found out you were pregnant." - " I will never let my child's birthday get overlooked because it is right around Christmas!!! NEVER!" But I did. We ate cake. Thats what we did.  I was going to have a birthday party, but I thought "Who honestly wants to come to ANOTHER party 2 seconds after Christmas?? NO ONE. so opted out.  And did I get good pics of her bday? NOPE. Didn't do that either. I don't even have one pic of my daughter wearing a birthday hat that says "1". Wait, correction, I didn't even HAVE a 1 year old birthday hat, nor did I take a pic of her wearing it.  Wow, I'm starting to be sad about this a little bit. BUT you know what?? OH WELL. She is happy, and we're happy, and thats all that matters. But I am promising to myself, that next year, and every year after that- she will have great birthdays and she will know that the day she came to our lives was the greatest day we've ever known. 













The Jensen's (my SIL's family) were nice enough to invite us for Christmas Eve dinner. 




We really had a great Christmas season, but not too many pictures to prove it. Why do I stink so much at taking pictures??? Maybe I'll make that my new year's resolution next year!