Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013

Today was Kelsey's 15 month check-up with the pediatrician. I could tell from the moment she woke up it wasn't going to be a good day and I was not wrong. Miss Kelsey screamed and cried the entire appointment...even threw herself in the floor and wouldn't get up. The poor parents in the waiting room probably thought we were torturing her. She was so upset after her exam that she crawled underneath the chairs and wouldn't come out. Absolutely pitiful!

Good news is she's finally making progress on the growth chart. She's up to 20lbs 12oz and 31inches and developmentally she's progressing by leaps and bounds. A few words she says are mom, dad, grandma, please, thank you, welcome, more, milk, bye, hi, and bud (that's what she calls Connor).

She's running, climbing stairs and furniture, she can undress and help dress herself, she's feeding with a fork and spoon, and understands simple commands and questions. If I ask her if she needs a diaper change she will walk to her changing table. If I ask her if she's thirsty she will walk to the refrigerator. I'll ask her if she wants to go bye-bye and she'll run to the door. It's truly amazing what she understands and how well she's able to communicate.

(Remembered the camera, forgot the memory card...taken with iPhone! )

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January 29, 2013

Today was Kelsey's first visit to the dentist. I know she's only 15 months old but I feel it's important to get a head start on tooth care with the little ones. I'm kicking myself for forgetting the camera in the car an relying way too much on my phone to take these important moment.

We arrived at Barnes and McDonnell Pediatric Dentistry (the same dentist I take Connor, Paige, and Bree) were Kelsey picked out her own tooth brush and Miss Michelle taught us how to care for our teeth. Kelsey is very timid with men so I was a little nervous for her to meet Dr. McDonnell but she really surprised me and allowed him to get close enough to look at her teeth. She got a thumbs up and we'll be back in one year for her next visit!

Darn you mommy and you big ole' thumb!

Monday, January 28, 2013

January 28, 2013

Pete and I finally had the chance to drive up to see the newest addition to the Coderre Family...our beautiful niece, Teagan Gabriella. Pete's sister Lisa and her husband Mike welcomed Teagan into the world on January 18, 2013. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 27, 2013

We decided to take the girls out to enjoy the beautiful weather, along with my mom, and take a walk along Riverside Dr. to check out the Images Art Festival. The girls were so relaxed that all three of them fell asleep in their strollers...allow us to have a very quite, peaceful afternoon. 
(All images taken with iPhone)

Then we headed to the park for snacks under the trees and to listen to the live music.

Kelsey had a good time and loved the Junkaroo band.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

January 25 and 26, 2013

After shooting 10 sessions today I somehow found the energy to get the girls dressed and shoot their pics too. They were great so they were treated to a few candies.


My funny little guy :) While shooting his Valentine's pics, before he left for the weekend, he decided it would be fun to do a couple silly ones.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 23 and 24, 2013

I'm not sure what happened last night but Connor woke with the the worst case of bed head I'd ever seen. I tried everything to get it to stay down but nothing worked. It's as if his hair took on it's own entity.


Every time I turn around this naughty little girl has climbed on top of something. Mommy does not need more gray hairs!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 22, 2013


I know I put way too many pictures of Kelsey on here but I can't help it. Everyday she seems to be doing something new, getting into something different, and her personality is sky high. My mom and I went to visit one of her friends today and I took Kelsey for a walk through the orange trees to the little lake in the back yard. She's become quite the experience walker thus far, so to see her stumble around in the tall grass was hilarious. 

She quickly learned the oranges were not ripe to eat

Monday, January 21, 2013

January 21, 2013

What better way to spend a school holiday than a day at the park with Grandma and Daniel! 
(All photos taken with iPhone)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

January 20, 2013


Only three more months to get bathing suit ready for our cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. Darn you post-pregnancy weigh and stress...I've got a LOT of work to do!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

January 18th and 19th, 2013

She loves her baby dolls...I can't even walk past the aisle without her pointing and saying "more". She had to hold everyone of them but finally settled on one. 


You accidentally leave the pantry door open and go to the bathroom and you'll quickly learn to never to that again. Yup, that's flour all over the floor, Kelsey, and her baby doll.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

January 16th and 17th, 2013

Kelsey love meeting the girls at the bus after school. She looks like such a big girl her. 


Caught red handed!!!
Our sweet little Paige had a little fun and dumped an entire, full bottle of red food coloring all over her bedroom floor. She then preceded to leave red foot prints throughout the entire house. Floors cleaned up but Paige was left with red hands for a few days. If I wasn't trying to wrangle three girls I would have loved to grab my camera or phone and taken more pics.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

January 13-15, 2013

Snuggle time


Surgery day for Paige and Bree. Both girls need major dental surgery to have two teeth extracted and several crowns placed. It was a long morning but by the afternoon both girls were back to playing. I'm sure I would be a little baby if I had to go through what they did...they are truly amazing.


Silly girl! I caught her sitting in Connor's gaming chair with a blanket and a book watching cartoons. She's such an independent little girl. Moments like this make all the crazy times just a little bit easier.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

January 12, 2013

Paige had a seizure this morning. She slept for most of the day and Kelsey seemed to sense something was wrong. She stood by her, giving her hugs, and bringing her toys. It was so sweet.

Poor thing had paralysis on her right side. She couldn't talk or move for almost 12 hours...not easy seeing her like this.

Friday, January 11, 2013

January 11, 2013

Nothing like a little outside play while visiting Grandma. Kelsey had to put this headband on--even though it was entire too small and kept sliding off her head. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 7th through 9th, 2013


You know that moment when you realize the house got too quite? I thought for sure I was going to walk into their bedroom to find all of the clothes pulled from their dresser drawers...I was sooo wrong. Sweet Paige was reading a bedtime store to her sissy's :)



I can't tell you how many times Paige has put headbands or clips in her hair or put on necklaces and asked me to take her picture. She'll usually come up to me and say "Awe...she is so precious. SMILE"



If I'm looking for Connor I first check to see if he's playing video games, then look to see if he's on the computer or kindle. Tonight he was watching videos on my iphone. 
P.S. I never realize how fun it is to shoot in low-light! The room was pitch black with only the phone lighting up his face.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

January 6, 2012


Paige waiting for daddy to come home from work...couldn't get outside quick enough to catch Kelsey standing next to her. They get so excited when he walks in the sweet.

Tech info | ISO 6400 50mm 1.4 at 1/50sec

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

January 4. 2013

Mommy's little helper.
If I'm empty the dishwasher, Kelsey is right there to put the bowls away. If I'm wiping down the counters, Kelsey is right there wiping the walls. And when I'm sweeping the floors she runs to grab her broom too!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

January 3, 2013


Kelsey has become quite the independent eater. She ate her entire bowl of pasta with a big girl hands at all!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January 2, 2013

We had about three hours to kill while Pete had some work done on his car so we spent the morning at Barnes and Noble. If you know my girls you know they love books...Connor has a few series he enjoys reading too. Kelsey spent most of the time randomly grabbing things off the shelf and throwing them on the floor. 

We worked up quite an appetite so it was off to lunch. Beautiful day to eat outside...