Thursday, June 19, 2014

Nora's Blessing Day

Here are some pictures from when little Nora was blessed. She was three months old!
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She was the center of attention. Even for her diaper change. (Grandma was just checking out her problem area. She had her consultation at Primary Children's 2 days later, and surgery 10 days later.)
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Little Cuties

Just hanging out on mom's bed while the older kids are at school :)

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Valentines & Mylie's Birthday

Wow, this was a while ago and so much has happened since! Mylie had a wonderful sixth birthday and I tried to make it special for her. For me though, it was a miserable day. I was so sick, which made it a bummer. Also, Nora was developing a huge lump in her girl parts that would be the start of a long journey for her. (Long story short she had an Anal Fistula (a leaking anus) that created a series of infected abscesses in her labia. Once diagnosed, she eventually had surgery and then a terrible road to recovery.)

But anyways! Back to Mylie! She is the sweetest little girl. She is so creative and imaginative. She is always making and creating things for others. She LOVES school, playing, dancing, singing, and all things girly! Before school, she got to open a gift. She had an excited audience:
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Nora was darling as usual sporting her heart sweater.
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Chocolate and Strawberries! Mmmmm! Too bad I was too sick to enjoy any of it. I toughed it out to make all of it, but didn't eat even ONE chocolate covered strawberry. Can you believe that? I can't.
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And the birthday girl...Just growing up too fast!
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Spring Pics...

...of this little beauty about to be baptized HERE.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Nora: 7, 8, and 9 weeks, (and cute little Coy)

Here is Nora at SEVEN WEEKS. We were trying so hard to capture her smiles on camera that day. I don't think we were quite successful yet.

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And then at EIGHT WEEKS: 
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Coy decided I needed to take his picture, too. (These days I call him my Funny Nut Cheerio.) 
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And NINE WEEKS: 
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Awake in the Cradle

All of my babies went through it. We would get them all ready for bed, swaddled up, binky in, place them in the cradle, and there they would be wide-eyed as if wondering what in the world we were thinking! Night time is play time, right? So when I came across Nora's picture in the cradle, I was pretty sure I had taken one of all of my kids in the same state. I almost had one of all of them, but sweet little Coy was my good boy who was sleeping. I don't remember for sure, but I'm pretty sure he didn't have his days and nights mixed up too badly. Nora was probably my worst one. It took FOREVER to convince her that 8 PM was bedtime. She liked to stay up 'til between 11:00 and midnight, then be up again for an hour or two at around 4 AM. Glad she has it all pretty much figured out now!

Here are the cradle pictures:

BENNETT
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MYLIE
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COY
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and NORA
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Cute little one-year-old~

I got to meet up with a good friend and take some pictures of her darling boy the other day! Full preview of this cute little one on my PHOTO BLOG. Take a look!  photo IMG_4973editcrop_zps0b629c43.jpg  photo IMG_5001editcrop_zps71e52ff5.jpg

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Looking Back~Nora 6 weeks old

Precious little Nora at 6 weeks old. Seems like only yesterday~sigh... (Love those chubby cheeks)
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Looking Back~Nora 4 weeks old

Here was Nora when she was 4 weeks old. It is so fun/bittersweet to look back and see how she has grown.
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