Friday, October 26, 2012

A DAY IN THE LIFE :: Sophia Olivia Esme Bates

A day in the life of a two year old:


photo 1:   good morning little sunshine
photo 2:   little feet
photo 3:   playing with baby doll (she was showing me the face her baby was making, so funny)
photo 4:   brushing teeth
photo 5:   reading (favorite books:  Jesus Storybook Bible, The Little Cricket, Five Little Monkeys)
photo 6:   more reading (we love to read!)
photo 7:   favorite pink blankie (She loves pink and believes that if something is pink it belongs to her.)  
photo 8:   snack time (fishy crackers)
photo 9:   my beautiful Phia is getting so big
photo 10:  little wink
photo 11:  lunch time (favorite:  peanut butter and jelly)
photo 12:  nap time
photo 13:  waking up from nap
photo 14:  peak-a-boo
photo 15:  playing with horses
photo 16:  bath time
photo 17:  learning to hold up two fingers

not pictured:  breakfast of pumpkin bread and fruit, taking Abbey and Ethan to school, crying the whole drive because she forgot her backpack, picking up the kids, gathering fall leaves, playing outside during Abigail's dance class, playing at the park, fighting over the slide with Ethan, holding hands with her big sister while walking back to the car, cooking dinner with mommy, eating dinner of English Muffin Pizzas and carrots, coloring on the chalk board walls while Abigail practiced her spelling words, singing songs, horse ride on mommy's back, playing piano while Abigail and Ethan tried to practice, (she wants so badly to be just like her big sister and brother), holding baby sister Strawberry Gracie, hugs and kisses to and from daddy, good night.

365 Photo Project :: day 247 october 26

photo of the day:  Sophia 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

365 Photo Project :: day 244 october 23

photo of the day:  vintage toy phone

365 Photo Project :: day 243 october 22

Charlotte's Three Month Photos  ::

Charlotte, daddy calls you delicate like a rose petal, and I agree.  You are such a dainty little lady.  

You are getting so strong and can hold your head up high.  You also love to roll over.  If I lay you on the floor you never stay put.  Your voice is so sweet and I love the way you talk to me.  Your laugh is the most beautiful sound in the world!  You are full of smiles.  Sophia says, "Mommy baby smiling me!"  

Gracie girl we love you!

photo of the day:  Charlotte's three month photo

this seems to happen every month.
you are so happy and smiling until I lay you down.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

365 Photo Project :: day 239 october 18

photo of the day:  the curiosity of a six year old boy

Thrifty Thursdays :: October


Ethan's scale...he had fun exploring weight ($1.99)
I love finding old children's books  (65 cents each).  

I found another metal basket for my felted flowers ($1.50)
I'm collecting a lot of these...vintage child sized quilts ($2)
vintage Christmas books (65 cents each)

and my favorite old wood and metal Royal Racer sled ($14)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

365 Photo Project :: day 238 october 17

photo of the day:  muddy feet from the pumpkin patch

365 Photo Project :: day 237 october 16

photo of the day:  corn stalk 

365 Photo Project :: day 236 october 15

photo of the day:  bundle of hay

365 Photo Project :: day 235 october 14

photo of the day:  muddy reflection

365 Photo Project :: day 234 october 13

photo of the day:  resting

365 Photo Project :: day 233 october 12

photo of the day:  view from the barn

365 Photo Project :: day 232 october 11

photo of the day:  riding a tractor 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

365 Photo Project :: day 231 october 10

photo of the day  ::  Sophia having fun in the corn maze 

Ten on Ten :: October

once a month on the tenth taking a photo an hour for ten consecutive hours. Finding much life and beauty among the ordinary things of our day! 

dropping Abigail and Ethan off at school
spending the day at Sauvie Island

corn fields

Sophia and I had such a good time together
texture and patten

I love dandelions 
Charlotte my sleeping beauty

my husband's latest wood work thewoodsmanshop...
perfect for my day of dwelling on God's creation and the beauty of life

picking the kids up from school

big time potty accident!  time for a bath.

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