Friday, March 30, 2012

March 23rd through March 28th

Friday, March 23, 2012
Pete decided to take just Paige for a walk this evening, so Bree and I decided to have a little playtime in the front yard. Our tree is starting to get all it's leaves back and has created a beautiful green canopy over the lawn.


Saturday, March 24, 2012
When Paige and Bree were babies they loved their jumper, so I couldn't wait to get Kelsey in hers...she loves it too!


Sunday, March 25, 2012
A weekend filled with naughtiness from Paige! First, we suspect Paige flushed our only set of car keys. Then she decided to give herself a home tattoo. There's never a dull moment with her!!!!


Monday, March 26, 2012
While cooking dinner I decided to mash some of the carrots I was preparing for Kelsey to taste. She's been strictly breastfeed until this point, so I was curious (as most parents) to see what she would do. 
She loved them! she grabbed the spoonful of carrots and brought it to her mouth and eat like she'd been doing it her whole little life.

Wonder what food we'll try next?


Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Today is report card day. I couldn't be more proud of Connor...his first semester of straight A's! Unfortunately, because he received an N (needs improvement) in Personal development in Art, he is not eligible for Honor Roll. He was disappointed that he did not receive an award at his school's Pride Assembly but I'm still proud of him and treated him to dinner out and a new toy.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I had the camera turned on me today. Connor asked if he could take a picture with my camera (I was a little nervous b/c it's so heavy). He wanted to take a picture of me holding Kelsey because "she looked to cute".

Today was also Kelsey's 4-5 month check up with the pediatrician. She received only one shot...I will never allow my children to receive an entire series of immunizations in one day. She did great and we'll be going back next week for more.

Monday, March 26, 2012

March 17 through March 22

Saturday, March 17, 2012
Another first for Kelsey...her first St. Patrick's Day.


Sunday, March 18, 2012
Paige loves helping me clean. You may have seen the photo of her wiping the table a few days ago. Today she helped me put the silverware away...well, I ended up cleaning it all again because I caught her licking the spoons!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012
After driving 20 miles juat to remember I forgot our tickets and driving back home, we made it to Seaworld for our first trip of the year. I bought year passes to the park as well as to Aquatica, so expect lots of pictures from our trips. Today we took it easy--just walked around, playing at the splash park, had lunch and headed home by 4pm. Thekids favorite part was giving the stingrays high-fives and listening to the drummers in blue.

Paige was so cute...she wanted to get in the "pool" so bad.


Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I couldn't help but take advantage of the beautiful weather, so the kids and I asked my mom to meet us for lunch playdate at the Pavillion in Port Orange. Five Guys hamburgers and a pirate ship is all it takes to make the little ones happy. I just love the silly smile Kelsey had on her face.


Thursday, March 22, 2012
A yucky cough has kept Kelsey ( and mommy!) up the past few nights. Thanks to the amazing ladies at Carithers Pediatrics, Kelsey was able to get an appointment and given antibiotics to stop the cough before it became something more serious.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

March 13th through March 16th

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Paige looooves to talk on the phone and after throwing my phone across the room (thank goodness for otterboxes) I finally said enough. Pete found one of his old phones and now she can't stop jibber jabbering. She carries it in her purse and takes it everywhere. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Paige is such a girly girl. If she could wear a dress everyday she would. She is always asking to dress like a princess and I'm more than happy to dress her up.

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Another milestone for our littlest! Miss Kelsey has found her piggies and enjoys trying to put her foot in her mouth and sucking on her toes....brings tear to my eyes to see her developing right on track.

Friday, March 16, 2012
You may not believe it but my mom celebrated her *ah hem* 50th birthday with week and as a surprise we threw her a birthday party. She had no clue but was a good sport about putting on all the cheesy props I bought her. 
Happy Birthday Mom xoxo

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March 8th through March 12th

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Most parents can relate to this photo...the sticky, snotty nose. Runny noses go around my daughter class all year long so this is a norm for us. The best part is when their hair gets plastered to their face. 

Friday, March 9, 2012
Bree has come so far since the seizure that cause stroke-like symptoms a year and a half ago. She's pulling herself up to stand and will stand flat-footed in her braces now.

Saturday, March 10, 2012
She's back...$12,000 later and she looks good as new!

Sunday, March 11, 2012
Today was one of the best days with my little guy. Connor and I spend the entire day together (just the two of us) and had lunch and went to UCF Arena for the Phineas and Ferb Live! show. It's a memory I hope he will never forget!

Monday, March 12, 2012
This is a typical after school activity for Connor...he would spend hours playing games if I would let him. His hand/eye coordination amazes me sometimes.

Monday, March 12, 2012

March 1st through March 7th

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Today was an exciting milestone for our littlest Coderre--Kelsey rolled over from back to belly! I was not expecting this for a few more months but am excited to see she can do it.

Friday, March 2, 2012
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Today was Dr. Seuss' birthday and to celebrate the girls wore their "Thing 1" and "Thing 2" shirts to school. I received my new gray paper and decided to set up a quick backdrop for the girls to pose on. Photographing the girls together is IMPOSSIBLE but I managed to get this somewhat-in-focus shot.

Saturday, March 3, 2012
The girls and I spent the whole day watching movies and laying on pillows and blankets on the floor. I try to get in as many photos with the family as possible and got lucky with this one as Kelsey looked right at the camera as the timer went off.

Sunday, March 4, 2012
Paige is my little helper--whether its with folding the laundry or getting me diapers, she is always looking for ways to keep busy. Today she cleaned all the walls, tables, toys, cabinets (pretty much anything she could reach) with a damp rag and loved it. She's such a big girl!

Monday, March 5, 2012
And then Paige goes and does something naughty. Yep...that's PERMANENT marker on our sink and tile floor. She also managed to draw on the coffee table and get it in her mouth and on her hands. Connor was the same age when he did the same thing on our wood foot board, closet wall, and cabinets (he wrote "Connor Mommy Pete Daddy"). Always on my toes with this one though!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
My beautiful Bree Bree! I don't get nearly enough photos of her. She's so hard to photograph because she always has her head down and doesn't make eye contact. But then I look at her infectious smile and see how happy she is and realize that this is the photograph that really means something.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
It was a beautiful day out so Kelsey and I decided to sit outside and wait for the rest of the kids to get home from school. I can't get over how big she's gotten and how set fits in her sisters' stroller. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day and happy four month birthday to my littlest one Kelsey! I've been waiting to dress her up in this outfit and thought it was perfect for her February shoot since we recently celebrated Valentine's Day.

I always take a photo of her in her numbered onesie sitting on this red chair...kind of a "watch me grow" type image. Today just wasn't her day--she wasn't nearly as into it as I was but I knew I had to find at least one good image for this exact day. No big smiles but at least she stopped crying long enough to snap this one :)

Later on I decided to give it another try and got theses...she's so stinkin' cute!

Friday, March 2, 2012

February 25th through 28th

March is already here and I've been so busy that getting these images posted seems impossible. I'm still shooting everyday but finding the time to upload, edit, and blog is my challenge. My goal is to be completely caught up with this, and with work, by Spring Break...we'll see how it goes :-)

 Saturday, February 25, 2012 
Paige figured it to climb into Kelsey's pack n' play. Thankfully Kelsey was not in it at the time but now we have to be more aware of where Paige is--do not want any more boo-boos for my baby.

Sunday, February 26, 2012
My little cuddle bug! Sunday mornings are usually reserved for reading/tearing up the paper but today Kelsey and I got to sleep in. It's always a special treat when Pete is off :)

Monday, February 27, 2012
There is always some sort of baked good in our house...not good for mommy. Usually it's brownies (Connor's favorite) or cookies (Paige and Bree's favorite). Today we made cupcakes and they were yummy!!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
It's so exciting to see how alert and playful Kelsey is becoming. I put her in this mobile stander today and she looooved it. Every time she would kick her legs music would play and she thought it was hilarious.