Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fifteen and Sixteen Months

Cora loves to spend time outside, and our spring this year had quite the cool start. She will go and get her shoes and come running when you say the word outside or open the front door. Cora loves to eat at the picnic table with the big girls, and can climb the play set and slide down the slide all on her own. Cora will say "uh oh" when she drops an item and loves to read books. Her favorites have animals in them. At 15 months she weighed 21lbs 9oz and was 31 1/2 in. Cora loves to pet our cats and has added so many new words to her vocabulary including "moo" and "meow". She will frequently pull shoes out of baskets and the closet to try them on and likes to climb stool to turn on the water and play in the sink. Cora is drawn to crayons and chalk and likes to color at the art table and in our driveway. 


Birthday Girls

Emma's birthday weekend we enjoyed her jazz performance at her dance concert and a special visit from Pappa and Grandma. Her birthday began as dawn with cinnamon rolls with Matthew before he left for an early flight to San Antonio for a business trip. Violet chose to go to our favorite local bakery for pastries and an impromptu family movie date to see Finding Dory, she even chose blue frosting with fish sprinkles for her birthday brownies. Two sweet days with our birthday girls!

Spring in Second Grade

The school year always ends in a flurry of activity. Brown school has a mileage club and our entire family enjoys walking together and volunteering over Emma and Matthew's lunch hour. Emma participated in Brown school's science night researching and displaying the trees in our yard. She enjoyed a field trip to the local art museum where they made sculptures out of ordinary objects, and muffins with moms is always a sweet treat together the week of Mother's Day. The last day of school it is hard to say good bye to the wonderful teachers who have helped Emma grow throughout the year. On to third grade she goes!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Taste of Summertime

The Splendor of Spring

Enjoying the warm weather and celebrating the blossoming of flowers and trees. Cora especially liked all the petals and the rain puddles. Climbing trees is a new favorite for Violet and Emma. When it is time to call Emma in for the evening, we now have to search the trees in the yard.

Look Alikes

Oh, the memories when I bring out clothes that Emma first wore eight years ago. To see them on Violet and Cora is so sweet, and reminiscent of the ages and stages they go through. Can you guess who is who?

Eleven and Twelve Months

It is hard to believe how quickly time passes and in the blink of an eye, Cora turned one. She celebrated with cinnamon rolls with pink icing, and was excited to blow out her very own candle. Cora would crawl to the garage door when she would hear it opening to greet Matthew when he came home from work, and would wave and sign "love you" to him out our big picture window when he and Emma would drive out on their way to work and school. She signs "please" and points when she wants an object or food to eat, and likes to help fold the laundry by taking all the items out of the baskets, folded and unfolded. Cora crawls on one knee and pushes tractors, trains, and cars around on the floor. Her top two front teeth have started to push through and she loves to open the freezer and empty it's contents. Playing instruments and being in a band with her big sisters is one of her favorite activities, and she dances by shaking her head back and forth. At one year Cora weighed 21lb 1oz and was 30 1/2 in tall. Cora is in the busy, busy mode of being a toddler.