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Friday, May 14, 2010


Thursday, May 13, 2010

YOUcapture - YELLOW

YOUcapture - YELLOW

{YELLOW} was my Mother's Day...
The Donuts Matt brought home that morning
Fake Sunflowers at the Florist in the River Market
Flower Pots at the Florist in the River Market
This lovely rustic bench outside the Farmer's Market

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

24 Months

Two Years Old today....

And it still feels like we brought her home just yesterday. I remember how tiny and innocent she was...and how we couldn't stop staring at her. How amazing it felt to know we had created, carried and brought this lil girl into the world. And we still can't stop staring at her...and laughing at her, and getting frustrated at her...because without her, life just isn't the same. Our world revolves around her from the time she wakes up every morning, to the time she falls asleep each night. Sydney continues to amaze us with her personality and wit. She is one funny little toddler who gives us both a run for our money...but we wouldn't want it any other way.

This past month her vocabulary has exceeded our expectations and her pronunciations become clearer and clearer each day. She is counting and learning her letters. Her attempt at explanations catch us off guard, and she surprises us with new things each day. The things that you think she wouldn't pick up, she does, and she will tell you something days after it happens, when you think she has completely forgotten. For instance, we decided to go get donuts today for breakfast, I asked her what kind she wanted, then proceeded to name off the different ones, and when I said Sprinkled...she immediately said 'Jake'...the friend she shared a sprinkled donut with over a week ago!

When she frustrates us, she immediately makes us laugh with one of her expressions or how she attempted to tell us something. I constantly am reminded that this phase of learning to speak will be over before I know it, and I won't be able to remember all the cute ways she started saying things...because we will be having actual conversations, with full sentences.

One thing I won't that she says Ketchup the exact same way I was told I said it...'kep-ig' which I find so humerous everytime she says it. Almost all of her teeth have come in now, she brushes her hair out of her face often (yes, eventually we will cut it, were just not ready yet!), she is using her potty chair regularly and we hope to be out of diapers this summer, she still loves to read and dance, LOVES Dora the Explorer, and has a new infatuation with the outdoors! Today we went out for breakfast, picked up items for her party on Sunday and through the unexcapable frustration that a toddler can bring to our daily routine at any given moment, we reminded ourselves to enjoy the day with her, because she only turns two once...and the next year will fly by just as fast, if not faster than this one did!

Monday, May 10, 2010


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

I want to thank the many generations of woman in my family including my Great Grandmother, for having my Grandmother, who then had my Mother, who gave Birth to me almost 30 years ago this June so that I could bring my daughter Sydney in to this world! As frustrating and trying as parenthood can is one of the best things in the world and I am grateful and privileged to be experiencing it.

Happy Mother's Day
to everyone I know, and don't know who is a Mom,
soon to be, or will be one day!