Thursday, December 29, 2011

Fall 2011

I hadn't realized how long it has been since I updated this, so there is severe picture overload to document a little of our lives over the past few months. Life is so great. The kids are both at such special ages and I'm trying to soak in every minute. Claire is so smart and athletic. She is such a FUN kid. Always happy and up for ANYTHING. She  continues to be fearless too :) Cooper is the happiest baby on the planet. I know I am biased but he is just so sweet and his smile is infectious. He's crawling at the speed of light and starting to stand on his own. Walking is not too far off, I'm sure. Their dynamic is amazing to watch. I am so blessed to be able to be home and see it everyday. Claire is such a sweet, gentle sister and Cooper thinks she is the greatest thing there is. Brandon and I are great :) So, so blessed..... Here's a glimpse of our life in pictures the last few months.....

My baby girl

 Make a wish

My HAPPY baby boy

Love my sister in law :) and the best Auntie there is

I turned the big 3-0...

She makes me smile :)

These kids LOVE their daddy <3

Cooper was baptized Oct. 16th

The boys

We have loved living so close to the park, especially Claire

These two have such a special relationship

A failed attempt at a family self portrait :)

Miss Curly Q

Claire took ballet and did great!

Cooper the dinosaur - his first Halloween

Love this one :)

Our dino Halloween! 

Fun pancakes for breakfast

These two.... I LOVE THEM

Again, fearless! (there is a mattress on the floor :) )

Ready to put the star on top

The BEST Christmas presents I could ever ask for

She was so excited to do this

Ready to help Nana blow out her candles

Ready, GO!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cannon Beach 2011, a little slice of Heaven :)

Ok, forgive the picture overload on this post, but there were just too many pictures to choose from and I wanted to document as much of this trip as I could. We had SO.MUCH.FUN. I think a 3 year old's Heaven might seriously be the beach at the ocean. Claire had a blast and it was so great to watch her there. We weren't going to go this year and at the last minute decided to go for it and we are so glad. We flew to Portland and drove to the beach and both kids did great traveling. I think the pictures speak for themselves with what they did so here goes:

Claire loved to wear "sea foam slippers"

Lots of walking on the beach and sea shell hunting. I LOVE this one. They even have the same walk

Cooper was so relaxed and loved to watch his sister play. Next year he'll get to join in on all the fun...out of the stroller

The Ocean Lodge, where we have stayed 2 years. 

Carousel at Seaside

Heading to the aquarium

Gorgeous sunsets

Building campfires. These two are two peas in a pod <3

sand angels

Haystack Rock

Attempts at self portraits

"The Hole"

Sprinting Claire :)

"look cooper!!"

Bruce's Candy Shop

... the damage

Movie night

Kisses for Cooper

Complete with pop corn

YES, it was a GREAT vacation. Already looking forward to next year :)