Sunday, August 29, 2010

Summers End.

It's sad to say but summer is indeed coming to an end. The mornings are carrying a chill, and the nights are fading away quicker then I would like. I can definitely feel Fall coming our way.

Soon it will be time to tuck away the pool rafts and dig out the vibrant orange pumpkins and straw scarecrows. The cloudy skies will soon be my new companion, as I toss away the sunglasses. The tan will fade away and shorts will be no more.

Until then .. our plan is to soak up each last drop of sunshine. A few days of clouds with the sun trying to peak out and with the nighttime trying to make its presence, it gives us pretty skies like these.


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Birthdays are popular in the summertime around here, and we had one more to celebrate. Gage turned another year older, however can this be? He was the start of the Little's, and I can remember just days ago when he was a toddler.

And this is my favorite picture of him, straight from my hallway ..

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We gathered together at the park, to celebrate who will always be a lil' guy to me.

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Baseball cupcake cake, none the less.

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It was Alyssa's first family birthday party, and she just soaked it in.

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There was singing to be had, and I sing really good too :)

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Basketball games with Uncle Mikey and Mr Happiness.

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Big smiles were there, when Selena Gomez music was ripped open.

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And guitars too.

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Playing some songs he already knew.

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Lego's were a big hit.

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Kate or Miss Photogenic. (more on that later)

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Dad soaking up precious moments with Alyssa.

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Having my husband not work nights anymore, brings him to more family functions.

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and another great life message from Mr Happiness -
Sometimes you just gotta take a bite out of life and
take it all in.

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Been a busy bee these last few weeks, but I had my first
"photo shoot" last week with Miss Photogenic aka Katie.
In a day or two I will post those pictures here.
Had so much fun and am so proud of how the photos turned out.
For now, a sneak peak ..


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Have a Happy Week.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

One week ago .....

We were all waiting for that phone to ring or to hear that text
come in. There were anxious kids awaiting. Days were being planned
all around this. This was the day .. that baby Alyssa was to join us.

The day dragged on and on .. and after trips to hospital to check in
and try to rush the unrushable process .. we all got the call that
the time was quickly approaching.

We rushed out the door so we could be there to welcome her into
the world, to hear her first cry, to see her meet her brothers and
sister.

And you betcha ..I was all ready in my paparazzi ways.

But first .. there were a couple of boys we needed to keep awake in
the waiting room.


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The caffeine and snacks were a flowin ....
and it looks like a little poker game going on with the Bugles too.

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They helped keep us a little entertained too ....

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and seriously, what kid cannot go into the hospital room and not play
with some gloves?

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We were all ready. Lindsay had worked hard on making this little
dress, and got the little perfect shoes to match. Her coming home
outfit and shoes all waiting.

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As the night went on and on ... the waiting finally came to an end. We rushed to the halls to be able to hear her first cry. We had two little
boys that were anxiously awaiting.

These kinda speak for themselves.

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The unspeakable love .. priceless.

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Proud Parents they are.

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Each one took their own special moment with Alyssa.

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She was so perfect & pink, had cute little cherub cheeks and was
just beautiful.

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Before I went home for the night, I had to make sure she was introduced
to my pal Mickey. Mickey is important, ya know.

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The next morning the rest of the Little's, rushed through the halls
to meet their new little sister.

Katie looked on with much excitement.

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and Casey too.

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All the new men in her life, were checking her out in a way
only a Dad and brothers could.

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It was their turn to hold her, and introduce themselves.

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Visitors came and went ..
Aunt LeeLee

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Uncle Mikey

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and I think by the end of the day Alyssa had enough of the camera.
Little does she know, this is nothing.

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Dressed in her new fancy dress, it was her time to go home.

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Sweet baby Alyssa.

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And today, she is one week old. She came over to visit.
She was just hanging out.

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Only one week ago, she was welcomed into the world.
How blessed we are.

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