Is it possible?

I know that every parent thinks that her child is the most adorable, so it comes as no surprise that I’m absolutely smitten with the daily changes of my precious baby girl.  I feel like she’s changing so quickly right now that I’m doing all that I can to savor each moment before it slips away. 

Since I would hate to jeopardize her chance at stardom by embedding the image here, I’m hoping that simply sending you to here will let you share in the absolute perfection yourself!  Wouldn’t it be so fun if she made it through this contest?

While it doesn’t impact her selection, I’m sure a few votes for her album wouldn’t hurt!  Here’s hoping I can squeeze in some good photo-time for Little Man’s shot at it as well! 🙂

Ten Months and Counting

Playing in the Grass

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I can hardly believe that Little Miss is already chasing us around the house with her speed-crawling, clapping hands to “Pat-A-Cake” and pulling herself along tables, chairs, sofas and anything else that stands still (thankfully she hasn’t attempted to cruise along our dog!).  When I think back to last summer and the fact that at this time last year she was still nestled safely inside my bulging belly, it’s impossible to imagine our family without her. 

With her two bottom teeth coming in nicely, her little gummy grin is quickly changing.  She is still every bit a Momma’s girl, which I must say isn’t something that I mind in the least!  She is growing like crazy and l-o-v-e-s to eat!  She’s been on cereal for a while now, and is enjoying a fully array of pureed fruits, veggies and proteins.  She also enjoys a small taste of Mom’s ice cream from time to time too!  Shhh!  Don’t tell!

The warmth of the summer days and the end of another school year is even more enjoyable when I think of all the amazing adventures in store for us.  Knowing how quickly these past months have passed, I can only imagine how soon the next will go as well!


That’s the magic number.  At least it has been for two Tuesdays in a row.  Granted on Wednesday it was 5:27 and Friday, right around 5:43.  Any way you look at it, it means we’ve had yet another snow rain freezing fog we’re-really-not-sure-but-we’ll-take-it day.

And by the looks of the forecast (winter storm warning with 6-9 inches of accumulation possible on top of the 3 hours of wintry mix that’s expected to pelt the area first) we could be in store for yet another day tomorrow.  No, I’m not bragging or anything like that.  In fact, I’m a little shocked and unsure as we’ve never had so many days jam-packed into one little timeframe before.

Luckily, today was both relaxing and productive.  We’re about to send little guy to bed, at which point I hope to finish grading some papers I’ve had for awhile now, which means tomorrow we’ll be able to attack the house and make it spotless.  Ahem, that is, if we have another unexpected day off.  In the event that we do return to work (which wouldn’t be a bad thing) we’ll strive for cleanliness yet another day.

To wrap things up, I couldn’t help but share a couple pics that were melt-my-heart adorable today.

Here’s post-morning-nap hairdo….

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And the post-afternoon-nap peek-a-boo…
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