Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Night

Things have been pretty busy lately so I haven't had a chance to really catch up on here. Caroline has taken her first steps and is slowly being ok with standing and trying for a few more steps every once in a while. She is fine, as long as she is distracted!
This weekend was a blur of shopping, party planning, and a family gathering. Tonight, is just a normal Monday evening. Here's a peak...

Someone's still excited to see snow!

So cute!

The view I get to see all day :)

Why can't I touch the kitty?

What's in the bag?

Life lessons with Daddy. You're too young to go to school! You also shouldn't go in other people's bags!

Not happy.

Content :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Last year, on St. Patty's Day, I was hoping to be released from 2 week stint in the hospital. My mom brought me a little shamrock headband to cheer me up. She said, " Next year the baby can wear it." Oh, what a difference a year makes. All those moments of pain, frustration, and waiting for my baby has lead to this....

Look at my sweet little Shamrock baby!

I could never have imagined just how cute "the baby" would be.

Nor, how much she would melt my heart.

This year, on St. Patty's day we went shopping! It's a gorgeous day here in Maine, 55 and sunny. Letting us know that Spring is almost within reach. We had such a nice little girls day. We even ran into a friend who is expecting triplets and is 33 weeks along. I was 33 weeks along this time last year. Just so neat to look back and then smile as you look forward.
Here's one more, of my sweet little baby, as I took her out of her car seat when we got home.
I can't wait for more shopping dates, lunches, picnics etc. with my little girl as the weather gets warmer!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

11 Months!

Eleven months have flown by and I am still in disbelief that we are preparing for her first birthday. These photo sessions that we do are getting easier in the sense that we no longer have to prop a tiny baby up and pray that she'll sit upright for a few seconds, but now we have to worry that our subject will take off with sign and bear in hand. Here's how today's session went...

She's big enough to hold the sign herself.

I'm gonna rip it...

Reading the fine print.

I can't believe you told them my real age!

My little imp

Bringing in bear for a tight shot.

..and we're tired.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Quiet Week

This past week has been pretty low key. Just the way we like it! While it's fun to bring Caroline to new places and watch her explore it's more fun to watch her discover new things around the house. She is figuring out so much lately and really giving us a run for our money.

Behind bars with Daddy

My little escape monkey :P

This week she has really been interested in reading her books. She will sit on the couch and read with you, sit on your lap on the floor, and you can even catch her finding a corner and reading. Granted, some of it may just be gnawing as we think those top two teeth have to be making an appearance soon.

Caroline has also gotten good at playing ball. A couple of weeks ago we started with rolling it back and forth and now we've moved on to tossing. Her direction isn't the greatest, but she's all heart :) It's so fun to see that she has caught on to the game. She even likes tossing Tucker's ball to him!

I'll try to get a video soon!

I've been caught! She always has to "run" to the camera!

We've been spotting a lot of deer around the house mid-afternoons. We knew they were around because when we were clearing the land we accessed the property through a deer run. We've seen a group of about 14. They mostly stay about 15-20 feet past the tree line, but a few came up close the other day.