We celebrated Aidan's 1st Birthday while we were up in Michigan on the 22nd when we had the family Christmas party so everyone could come! He was so cute and loved his cake!
HAPPY 1 YEAR AIDAN!!! WE LOVE YOU!!
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She was in love the moment I showed her how they worked in Target so I had to buy one for her even though I am scared to death she's going to break it! So far she has been such a big girl and very careful as she carries it around the house all day long. This video shows how much she loves it because she gets so excited when the music stops and she needs to wind it again and make the snow twirl. If you can't tell she is giving it hugs and kisses in the video. Enjoy!
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Since we did so well with the ginger bread Halloween house...Lauren got really excited when she saw one in the grocery store...so we tried it again. This time the house was not already put together so we had about 3 almost major disasters...but we pulled through and made it work! This time Lauren was more into eating the icing then anything else...maybe that why she got so excited...anyway here is our Christmas house!
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Because I am so tired of cleaning bottles, we have decided to break the rules and get Aidan on real milk 3 weeks early...I know, I know we should be shot! Well he is a big boy now so we had his first sip of milk to be coco (chocolate) milk and he totally loved it!! Just see the look on his face:
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Its my first time video taping with my still camera since my father taught me how...I know, I know...of all people I SHOULD KNOW...but you know I am used to complicated professional equipment....so when I found out it was so easy to take video and upload it to my blog...I was amazed!! Anyway, being a photographer I wanted the best composition and shot the video vertical not thinking video has to be horizontal...but there is an easy fix... just turn your head and watch it side ways! Haha!! Enjoy!!
He actually took his first steps about 2 weeks ago, but now he is officially walking!!
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With 2 babies we weren't even thinking about seeing Santa and standing in those lines!! Well to our surprise...there was NO LINE at the Frisco mall this past weekend...so we got a picture with Santa extra early this year!!
Oh and by the way...this Santa was no helper...it was for sure the REAL one!!!
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As a photographer you would think I would set aside a special time for pictures...well thats not how its done at our house! Literally two hours before these pictures were taken I decided to make some photo calendars for Christmas. A trip to target later for some outfits... and wala... I had to use lots of bribing with candy...but we did it!! It's hard to be the mom and the photographer! These are my favorites:
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I always wondered how Kora got into so many things...well I just realized that I am in that stage with Lauren now. Again, they were WAY too quiet playing together, and nicely too, so something had to be up! Of course, I went to look for them and they had both jumped into the shower with one of my MAC lipglosses (those things aren't cheap) and it was all over their faces. I am definitely learning the signs of a disaster...I wish motherhood came with a book (well like I would ever read it anyway)! I like how Aidan has more of it on him then Lauren...who was the makeup artist here?!
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This is how you will see him almost all day long...hanging on my leg. It's cute, I know, but at the same time its very frustrating tring to get things done. He is so close to walking and has already taken a few steps on his own, but not completely there yet. I think he feels he needs to catch up with his sister, because Lauren didn't walk unil 12 months and he is only 10months!
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Going to Garden Ridge to look for last minutes decorations and finding out there was none, but they had plenty of Christmas stuff...Lauren was fascinated by the trees that were lit...I think she is going to love Christmas this year in Michigan...we might actually get to see snow!!
Leaving Garden Ridge
At Toys'r'us trying out the over loaded hemi instead of the little pink jeep
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