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Nov 12

Miss Independent

Miss IndependentHello! I thought I’d do a little photo update of our little munchkin. I want to remember every stage of this sweet girl’s life, so this is my place to do just that!

“On the move” is putting it lightly these days. She’s RUNNING for gosh sakes. Her personality is really starting to develop, so it’s been fun to watch her grow into a little person. She definitely likes to be independent- everything from sitting at the bar to eat (who needs highchairs anyway?) to cleaning the floors herself. As shown in the pictures above, when she wants to wear her winter hat for snack, that she does. Getting myself ready for work in the mornings is proving to be quiet difficult with a mobile one. She entertains herself by taking EVERY. single. thing out of the drawers as I rush to put myself together.

She is very determined and persistent, which are two traits I had as a little one. I’m hoping to really harness those characteristics and encourage her to use it them to motivate, rather than label her as being “stubborn” or “hard headed”. It’s all about the positive re-frame, people! She is SUPER smiley these days and likes to laugh when everyone else is. She is shy around new people, but LOVES visitors. We have a driveway alarm that alerts us when people drive down our lane. When she hears it, she seriously loses her mind!

She is obsessed with animals…of all kinds. I took her to the petstore the other day, which by the way is the best free winter activity! She loved watching the guinea pigs run around, and even liked the snakes….I guess it’s in her blood or something (ie. DAD! not Mom :)) When she saw the room of cats, she went bonkers. It was only fitting to buy her the cat beanie for this winter. It’s no secret around our house that I’m a cat gal, and Eric’s more of a dog kinda guy. Charlotte may or may not be persuaded by her Mama on this one. However, she is becoming very affectionate toward Barkley as of late. Her Dad might be rubbing off on her too 🙂

Everyday is exciting with a toddler. We just love seeing her excitement with every new thing she’s discovering, and learning who this little person is!

Feb 11

Charlotte’s First Snow Day!

We bundled up the babe and took her out in the snow!! She pretty much loved it and it was SO fun to watch her experience it for the first time.Charlottes First Snow Day! Charlottes First Snow Day! Charlottes First Snow Day! Charlottes First Snow Day! Charlottes First Snow Day!I can’t wait to experience all of Charlotte’s “firsts”. It’s amazing to see the world through her eyes; We have so much to be grateful for!

Feb 09

A Look Back

After 5 months with our precious little gal, I am reminiscing on the weeks leading up to her arrival. I was lucky enough to love pregnancy. Even when I wasn’t feel well, I was still always so excited that I was cooking up a baby- I knew that there was a REALLY good reason for feeling yucky. I know that might sound obnoxious to those women who were sick for 9 straight months! I do consider myself lucky and I hope I continue to have easy pregnancies.

Eric and I made an effort to take a photo of me every week, wearing the same outfit. It’s so amazing to see the transformation! It’s also kind of embarrassing to see my face get more and more bloated…if only I took photos of my feet, ick. And I gotta love those fake smiles on the mornings where I was feeling less than my best.

I remember thinking at every stage that I was just “HUGE”, only to find myself getting bigger and bigger in the weeks ahead. I know this sounds ridiculous, but I loved watching the numbers on the scale increasing because it meant that our daughter was growing like she should. I have heard women say that they never truly knew themselves until they became a mother. I agree with that wholeheartedly. I’ve learned more about myself in the last year that I could’ve ever imagined. These photos are such a representation of that journey.A Look BackThe 38 week picture was taken a day and a half before Charlotte was born! It was our third wedding anniversary 🙂A Look BackWe’re getting ANOTHER round of snow here this morning. Looks like it’s a baby snuggles, Olympics and DIY project kinda day. Hope everyone stays warm and has a great Sunday!

Feb 06

5 Months of Pure Cuteness

5 Months of Pure Cuteness 5 Months of Pure Cuteness

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