Tuesday, January 25, 2011

service with a smile

Birdie loves to "cook" for us in her kitchen. She's so stinkin' cute with her little pots and potholders and how she pretends to heat things up in the microwave--she even goes "beep, beep" as she pushes the buttons. These are a few pictures of her serving cake to Dadda. She loves to carry this little tray of cakes like a waitress.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

around the house

Birdie likes it when I take her picture, because she wants to be able to see the picture immediately after. So, that means she's usually walking to the camera trying to grab it to see the pictures as I'm trying to take them. Lots of extreme closeups.
Okay, Bakebaby the Second, here's the deal. This is about as good as it's gonna get for maternity pics. Don't worry, I documented my baby bump very thoroughly with your big sister, so just go back and look at those. I'm so busy these days that sometimes I forget to take pics, because I kind of forget that I'm pregnant with you. But hey, I feel somewhat confident that won't happen once you're here. Love ya, kiddo! :)
Birdie found Dadda's shoes and thought it was hilarious to walk in them. She's saying "cheese" here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

going to Grandma's

I took these the last time we were at Grandma's house. We had fun playing chase and hide-and-go-seek in the trees.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

weekend party

We went to our friends' one-year-old's birthday party this weekend. I told Birdie about it all day and how we were going to see her friend, and we were going to a party, and there would be presents and cake, etc. So, when we were ready to leave, I asked her, "Are you ready to go to the party?" She answered with, "Cake!"
My favorite gal:
Big belly:
Climbing the cooler:
I tried to get a picture of her cute outfit, but I could never get her to smile. The theme of the party was ladybugs.
This is the baby's cake I made for her.
This is the big cake I made.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

sweet little helper

Birdie's new favorite activity is helping me wash dishes. She "asks" me all the time by rubbing her little hands together and pointing to the sink. If I don't understand quickly enough, she starts dragging the chair to the sink. I LOVE the tiptoes in the last pic. Now, if I could just teach her to make dinner, I'd be set!



Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010: year-in-review

So, for the first time in 11 years, we didn't send out Christmas cards. For starters, most people we'd send cards to check the blog, so I didn't have any new pictures to send out. But, we are saving our pennies to pay for the baby's birth and the many home projects we want to do, so we skipped out this year. Anyway, here's our year-in-review for 2010. It was an amazing year for our little family, and we feel so very blessed. We love you and miss those of you we don't get to see anymore. Happy 2011!

January--David drove the first car down to Texas; Birdie turned 6 months.
February--Birdie learned how to sit up.

March--Birdie and I finished packing up the house and headed to Texas. 


Hotel life for a month!


April--Birdie's first Easter with Louisiana family.


May--We've had lots of new visitors in our new Texas home. 
Here's Grandma and my former chunky baby.


June--Lots of beach trips. Okay, so she was never really chunky, but she's such a string bean now that these look funny to me.


July--1st birthday! And, as a wonderful present, we found out we were pregnant with #2 on Birdie's birthday!


August--Back to the beach! So far, not missing the Boston weather...


September--Getting ready for the baby! This is Birdie's "big girl" room. We've since painted it and done some decorating...more pics to come.

October--Pebbles! Also, I officially launched my photography business.

November--Getting ready for Birdie's second Christmas:



December--Christmas! Cousins, and grandparents, and presents, and great food. 
Birdie loved every minute of it.