Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lost Camera... have you seen it??

From left to right: Layla - 17 months, Brielle - 19 months, Levi almost 2, and Gracee - 15 months.

This picture cracks me up. Layla and Brielle in a stare down, comparing shoes. If these two get into as much trouble together as their mamas did, we are all IN FOR IT.

Here's a snap of all the kids that were there for the visit that day... even Levi's new little sister June made the shot. Nicole's perplexed look was due to her concern over how many goldfish Brielle was smashing into her mouth at once. I don't think you need to worry Nicole. Looks like the girl's got your metabolism!

Well, first let me start by saying my lack in posting is due to the fact that my sneaky little girl has been taking out things and hiding them. Our camera was her latest victim and we cannot find it to save our life. We'll probably end up finding it like 10 years from now and laughing at how old school the thing is once we do find it.

These pics were taken back in January, at my friend Kelly's in Madison. Can you believe that all these kids are ours... my friends from high school!? The funny part is that of the kids in these pics, Layla is the only "only child". The rest have at least one other sibling. Dang! It was awesome to get all the kids together and see how each one resembles their parents (in looks and personality).

Grandpa and G'ma Sherman -- sledding pics to come soon. We borrowed our neighbor's camera on Saturday to take Layla out sledding in the custom built sled that Grandpa ("Papa") built for Bean, and she wore her new snow pants from them too! She was so cute and had sooo much fun! The pictures are hilarious. Now, I just need to get my neighbor to send them to me.

Monday, February 9, 2009

17 Months

Layla Bean,

On Friday, you turned 17 months old. It's mind boggling how fast you've grown since Christmas. When you first got your kitchen set from Santa, you couldn't reach the top of it. Now, you look down at it. And when Grandpa Roger brought you your play car, you couldn't reach the pedals. Now, you hammer on the gas and break pedals like you're in a speed race!

Your hair is now long enough to put in a "high pony" and your size 3T pants fit you length wise instead of just "width" wise. ;) You're leaning out and growing tall. You still have your adorable little belly and yummy little thighs and arms, but you're no longer a butterball. Just a sweet little girl with a butt you get from your mama.

You have become more chatty than EVER. You are ALWAYS talking. All the time, chat chat chatting away about who knows what. I sure would like to know what you're talking about, because it always seems very important. There are quite a few words you can say very clearly now that we can understand. Including: puppy, mama, dada, NO, MINE, bye, hi, stinky, uh oh and duddy (hudson). you can also say, "get down!" and you say that all the time to Hudson.

One of the cutest things I've noticed about you lately is that when I put my makeup on in the morning, you like to go through my makeup bag and pull out my blush brush and eye shadow brush. Then, you go get your baby and put makeup on her! Awe. My little girly girl.

Bean, you light up our lives and brighten even the darkest, gloomiest winter days. We love you!!!