Joslyn & Addison | Side by Side – Month 2

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I love doing these side by side comparisons!  Here is Jos (left) at around 8 weeks and Addison (right) at 8 weeks. And of course, I chose this onesie for their two month side by side comparison. How could I not?! ;)

Thanks Liz!  I love that Addison gets to wear this now too.  Glad we held on to some of Jos’s baby clothes.

I thought Jos was a chunk, but holy moly, check out the cheeks on Addi!  I think Jos’s cheeks developed a little later.  Wait for her 5 and 6 month pics….  And Jos’s hair…  I could never get that stuff to lay down but Addison’s seems to lay down more readily.  Both these little faces light up my life!

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Miss Addison

Lovin’ that double chin, baby!

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As I was going through Joslyn’s baby pics, I came across this one and it made me smile.  When I go in to Joslyn’s room at night to kiss her goodnight before I go to sleep, I often find her just like this.  That same expression on her sweet face and her arms up. So relaxed!  Justin says he finds her on her belly with her lower legs sticking up in the air…her Momma apparently sleeps like this sometimes. ;)

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One more of Miss Jos…

This was last year during a Music Tree class.  I simply can not believe how much she has changed in a year!

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They Had Me at Procrastinator

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I love doing seasonal activities and have actually managed to pull off a few with my 3 year old this year.  Most of those activities are last minute and spontaneous though.  While I do enjoy planning these things, it’s the teacher in me, the season of life that I am currently in leaves me challenged to find/make the time to actually plan this stuff out in advance.  Occasionally, I do, but mostly I get my ideas the night before or the day of which means means they need to be quick and simple to pull off!  So, when I saw this blog post from Peanut Blossom featured on The Artful Parent site with the title of, Ultimate Procrastinator’s Guide to Fall, then I just had to check it out! So glad I did!!

We borrowed their idea for a spooky story time bath last night and Jos loved it!! So much so, she was quite sad and reluctant to get out of the tub and the water was COLD at that point. Although our stories weren’t really spooky, they were Halloween related, and I used my “spooky” voice.  It was so fun and I know we will be doing this again before Halloween!

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Addison also had her friend, Fraser, over yesterday while Jos was at preschool.  Granted, she slept pretty much the entire time but I still think they bonded.;)

Addison says, “My friend is sad, therefore, I am sad.” Hehe! Love both of these sweet little faces!

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A Day in the Life | September

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Finally getting our September Day in the Life post up!  Gosh, our days sure are busier now with two.  Double the laundry, double the trash (thank you diapers;)), double the amount of time we don’t get sleep, double the smiles, double the fun, and most definitely, double the LOVE.

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Yep, I took a pic of my post pregnancy belly.  I find myself having a harder time with letting things go since we don’t plan on having any more kiddos and I want to remember things, savor things, even things like my linea negra (the line running down my belly).  Just another reminder that a precious little life grew inside of me.

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Lining up to order from Kristoff & Rapunzel’s food truck!

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Took a pic like this in August before Addison arrived…  Lots more color now! :)

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I have to explain this one….

I threw Jos’s dirty jammie shirt downstairs and when I came down later to put it in the laundry room, I found it hanging on this tapestry.  ;)

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Flashback Friday

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Ok, I’m not going back too far….  These were taken just over a month ago when Addison was about 2 weeks old and I am just now getting around to going through them.  We set up the tripod to get this shot of everyone and then Justin and I took turns photographing each other with our girls.  The hazards of having a Mom who takes photos are that when she says the light is good and has the backdrops and stuff ready to go then it’s time to roll!  Not sure if this is more challenging for the husband or the kids as they have to endure my limitless enthusiasm when it comes to documenting things.  I like to think that one day they will thank me…maybe?! ;)

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Jos has really taken to her role as big sister and loves to say, “Hello, baby girl!”.  She loves to hold and touch her sister.  She quite often gets smiles from Addison too.  It is so fun to see the connection that is already there between them and how Addison really does recognize Jos’s voice and responds to it.  Jos also likes to immediately run to the bassinet or swing and turn on the vibration if Addison is starting to get upset in hopes of buying herself a little extra time with just Mommy or Daddy. ;) Hehe!

Addison is turning into quite the chunk and is such a happy little munchkin, most of the time.  She lets you know when she needs a diaper change and as soon as I start to change her she calms down as if telling me that was exactly what she wanted.  She is smiling a lot and her bright, gummy smiles make us all smile right back.  She is also starting to gradually get a bit vocal, making the cutest little noises.  This morning when I was nursing her, I stuck out my tongue at her and she stopped nursing and stuck out her tongue.  It was the cutest and funniest thing!

Love these two girls SO much!

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Tiny Little Blessings

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Addison & the Puppy | Monthly Growth

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1 Month old, already!! What?!  This face cracks me up…one of my favorite newborn features is those sweet little lips that pucker and make the O face!  Well, that and the newborn smell and their BIG eyes and their soft hair and skin and….  The list could go on!

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I also documented the first 4 weeks with Addison but will now just do this monthly.  So fun to see her growth…so much change in such a short time!

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And a few outtakes for you as well….this is from week 2.

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And….week 1. ;)

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The Story of my Life…

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amazingly beautiful and exhausting all at the same time.

The truth behind this picture, although it looks like a joyous and happy moment, is that we were trying to get a family photo using the tripod but J wasn’t cooperating and then A woke up and wanted to nurse which caused Momma to pout a little and call it quits on the attempted photo. :)  But then….  Then, I downloaded the photos and saw this.  And this made it all worth it!!  Nursing my precious baby and my sweet Joslyn nestled up beside of us with that look of adoration for her sister.  Oh, that look!  That look on her face gets me every time I look at this photo.  Thank you Justin for capturing this precious moment.

A month into this thing and we are doing great although there are days where I feel like there’s not enough of me to go around and then others go so smoothly and I feel like I’ve got this two kid thing down.  The ups and downs will continue and on the “down” days I will think about moments like in the photo above to get me through.

Addison’s monthly photos with her stuffie puppy (Jos had an owl for those who don’t remember) will begin as soon as I find the time…. ;)

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