Life with Carson and Caroline...Fall 2014 Edition

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I've been meaning to post this "update" on my girls for a bit, and low and behold, as we are all aware, life gets the best of us and our best intentions get put on the back burner for other pressing issues. I know I love to take note of all the things my girls are up to so I can note this for their future amusement, so I thought I'd post a little bit about my darling minis...and yes, I know, they are getting WAY too big! It turned out to be a pretty afternoon the other day so I took them outside to get a few updated shots...because no, you can never have too many pictures ;)
Carson (AKA Little Bit) is up first:
You are growing leaps and bounds as of late my little nugget. You've FINALLY adjusted to Mother's Day Out activities and don't cry at drop off anymore...yes, it only took 2.5 months, but better late than never! You have THE best facial expressions and you're still VERY sensitive...can turn on those alligator tears at the drop of a hat and I can't help but laugh. You love to dance to any type of song/music/TV show and play musical instruments whenever possible. You love to read books before nap and bedtime and it's my favorite part of the day when we get to read together...your top literary choices include Goodnight Moon, Sandra Boynton books, Llama Llama, and any book that plays music/has liftable flaps. Recent funnies include finding any and all ways to get your shoes off, putting food in your hair to signal you're done eating, climbing on anything/everything, and you are obsessed with fruit snacks. Your vocabulary is really starting to take off, as you answer "yeah" when we ask you questions, though you still grunt/point/walk to show me what you want/need/etc. You can also say mama, dada, seester, dog, Ah (for Alex), mimi, and pap. You're still a great sleeper and LOVE to say hi/bye bye and wave to anyone who looks at you...and my favorite detail is how much you're enamored with your sister. You can't wait to see her each morning and you love to play/color/slide/tickle her.
Caroline Cate, now its your turn: 
There is NEVER a dull moment when you're around my sweet CC. You talk ALL THE TIME (watch what you ask for other mamas out there) and you are constantly asking questions: 1/ Where are we going? 2/ Where you bought that at? 3/Why does this....? Sometimes I struggle with how to answer some of the more difficult questions like why we don't show our bellies in public...lol. You're a girly girl in every sense of the word, and you love to have me paint your toes, put bows in your hair, model your outfits, etc. Eating is still a touchy subject, but you've really taken to new foods lately, which has been SO exciting...you want to put "kapup" (AKA ketchup) on anything and lvoe any kidn of sauce...hey, no complaints here if it gets you to eat a real meal. You love to play Doc McStuffins and say "listen to your heartbeat" over and over again. You are nuts about Frozen and want to wear your Elsa outfit ALL the time, though you don't like it when anyone else sings the songs. You love any Disney movie, love to play outside and ride in your car, enjoy taking pictures now (YAY!!) and you love to swim in the tub like a mermaid. You are officially potty trained (except for overnight sleeping) and I am thankful you were fairly easy to train...you get so excited to go by yourself and are extremely independent when it comes to getting dressed, brushing your teeth, fixing your hair, etc. You are doing really well at MDO again this year and have two best friends...Annie and Margaret, though you remind me all the time that Carson is your real best friend.
If God ever told me to pick one time in my life where it was REALLY really good, I'm fairly certain this would be it baby girls. Nothing brings me more joy than my time with you and I treasure these sweet moments even more than I ever thought possible. There are hard days and we get through them the best we can, but I wouldn't change this life I've been given for anything. You two precious gifts are my world and the reason I look forward to getting up each and every day and I am thankful I get to be your mommy. I hope you know how much you're loved and how special you are! 

- 20 Comments

  1. That last picture is just the sweetest! I can't believe how big they are getting. Love their little smiles and how much they are learning and growing!!

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  2. That last picture is just perfection! I know you know this but you are one lucky momma! Those girls are just the sweetest!

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  3. Love this so much! And that last picture, dying. SO sweet!

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  4. Love this, great pics and the last two pictures = pure sweetness!!! You can tell how much CC loves her little sister. YAY for potty trained, here too except at night as well. Go girls!!

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  5. Oh my gosh, this is the sweetest!!! They are the most adorable (and happy) girls I have ever seen!! It must be amazing to watch them together! You better watch out, Momma...they are going to be trouble together someday!! ;)

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  6. These pictures!! They are absolutely adorable!!! Love them all!!

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  7. The last picture... I can't handle it. You are blessed. They are so sweet!

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  8. Awwww so sweet! their cheeks, so precious!

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  9. Oh - So stinking cute! Love love love!

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  10. Such cuties! Love that last photo!

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  11. They are so precious and beautiful! Love the last pic!

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  12. Oh my word, Natasha! They are the sweetest. Makes me want to have another girl. ;)

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  13. OMG - the last picture! Tears! I love these two baby girls!!!! Sometimes when you post pictures of Carson at first glance I think it's Caroline only because it blows my mind how big she is now and I still remember her as itty bitty! It makes me sad and excited all at the same time to watch them grow...and to think I've been following this little journey since you were writing posts about wedding planning! Just like you said, this is such a good time in your life...but something tells me there are even more full, happy years ahead that we can't even fathom! God is good.

    And PS - why don't we show our bellies in public? ;)

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  14. I just love them! They are precious!!

    Unfortunately some people do show their bellies in public! 😜

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  15. So sweet! I love the picture with Caroline with her arms wide open! SO sweet!

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  16. Love these photos of your girls!! What camera do you have?? I'm looking for an upgrade, but not sure what to get, yours takes beautiful pictures!!

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  17. Oh my goodness - heart melting!!!!! Caroline's sweet little head of curls is just beyond precious. And how they both adore each other - I simply die. You have become such an incredible photographer, too. How much you will cherish these photos later on!!! Love these posts. Praying that I get a daughter or two so I can experience this!!!!

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