Thursday, December 26, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

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We took our girls out looking at Christmas trees this year, but did not buy one, because we knew we would be gone most of December to Idaho. Chloe found the one she wanted, and popped down to stake her claim.. So I did what I do, and took a few shots of her little self..
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She loves her fuzzi boots, well she loves any boots. This is a boot girl here.
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Only her Daddy can make her really smile natural. She usually likes to do a "Cheeeeeese" face, but since Adam was there we got quite a few natural laughs.
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I got Chloe this vintage coat from a consignment shop a while back, and I love it. If you haven't noticed I have a thing with certain eras and vintage things.
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Adam's family grew up watching musicals. I think they have seen every musical out there, both in movie form, and in theater. I had never even seen a real show that I can think of (besides the nutcracker) before Adam and I started dating, but then he started taking me to a few shows on Broadway every time we went to New York, and I am starting to like them..
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This week I saw Annie, and I loved it. Yep that's right I have never seen Annie before. I Love the clothes the little girls wore in the late 30's. The short dresses with collars, with mary janes, and lace socks. So cute!
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Oh and I sat little Miss Baby Jane by Chloe for a split second to grab a shot of her by her sister's tree..
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She decided to eat the tree..
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"Papa" Baird

I feel very lucky that my girls have family that love them. I mean truly love them. I took a few snaps of Papa holding his girls this Christmas, and I'm sure they will forever cherish them. Their Papa thinks the world of them. I love how you can see in his face how much he likes my girls..

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Proud Papa Baird.
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We had a scare last year with Mike (papa Baird) and we weren't sure if he was going to make it.
Mike is the most wonderful husband, father, and grandpa. I believe this is why Adam is the wonderful man he is. He has been a great example to everyone.
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Even though I cut off Chloe a little, I still love this shot. They are showing each other their dimples. 
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Piper is the most curious baby. She will study faces, and touch anyone who will let her.
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I sat Piper down in front of the christmas tree, and she played for a bit while I captured a few cute shots of her before nap time.
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I think this one is my favorite. Piper is the happiest baby!
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One on one photographs are so easy, but if I want to get more than one person in the shot it gets a lot harder.. Especially to get the girls both looking at the same time... this may never happen.
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Okay and here's a shot of reality for ya.. This is what I get in my shots most of the time.. What is it about this dog!? She has always loved to photobomb! She is in soooo many shots through out the years.
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My three girls :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Piper Jane month 6

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  • You say "Mama" anytime you're fussy and want to be held.
  • You wave the cutest wave I have ever seen.
  • You eat all sorts of food. You love vegetables
  • You wake up once or twice through the night, cry a bit, and then go back to sleep

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  • You go to bed between 630-7,wake up at 10pm to eat and once between 4-5am then you are up for the day at 645am
  • You are a Happy morning person
  • You are the most aware baby I have ever seen.

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  • You love your paci
  • We still swaddle you.
  • You weigh 14.5 lbs
  • You grab at everything, and it goes straight into your mouth
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  • You hate to play by yourself, and are the happiest when held.
  • You do okay with tummy time, but you don't last long
  • You drool a lot, but not as much as your sister did.
  • You love Ginger
  • You bite, and prefer the bottle to nursing
  • You nurse for no longer than 3 minutes.
  • You are incredibly ticklish 

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You are getting so big! We love you so much!

Friday, December 13, 2013

The anatomy of a tear..

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See the sand in her hair from playing? haha.
You are about to view raw emotion caught by me in picture form.. 
the anatomy of a three year old's breakdown.
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First- sad puppy eyes looking to mom for comfort, and understanding..
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Then when she gets attention and confirmation that she has indeed been wronged.. in flows the tears, and whaling..
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Is it wrong that I love the welling up of tears in her eyes? Real emotion in outward form.
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The calm down..
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Sweet sad girl :( A few hugs and wiping away of the tears..
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And just a minute later she is okay, and back to playing in the sand.
Ah the rollercoaster of raising sensitive girls!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Little bird

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I came across these pictures of Piper while I was putting pictures on our external hard drive.
I realize that these pictures are not centered, but I liked them all and had to post.
 Taking photos of them makes me happy. My heart feels full knowing that I'm documenting their life, who they are right now. I hope they will always allow me to do that.
That's all... Just a quick pic.