Tuesday, October 30, 2012

walking on the beach is her favorite

I am happy to report that LHR loves the beach just as much as I do! Well, maybe not all aspects of the beach (i.e., the waves), but she definitely enjoys walking on the beach and exploring. Once we put her feet on the ground, she is off and toddling. She just keeps going... and going... and going...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

so serious

She studies and observes... people, animals, trees, everything. My serious little girl.

Friday, October 12, 2012

no more pictures please

She's all smiles and laughs.... until someone pulls out a camera. But at least she looks my way every now and again :-)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

year round snow man

LHR loves her snowmen.... she definitely demonstrated her preference for them over Chrisstmas, always laughing and giggling and snuggling when she sees them, so they have been sitting out all year long. I don't mind, you know I love my snowmen. I'm already looking forward to pulling out my snowmen Christmas decorations... perhaps this early desire to do so is because Lowe's already has their Christmas decorations on display!?! I blame Lowe's.... and Michael's....

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Morning sweetheart

Little girl is so happy, all the time really, but especially just before she goes to sleep and when she wakes up from sleeping. When we put her to nap or to sleep at night, we have our fun routines, and she usually goes down laughing.... and then we listen to her talk and laugh for another 30 or 40 minutes. When she wakes up in the morning or from nap, she wakes us up with more talking and babbling and laughing and squealing. Sweet little lady.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

You're in my way mom!

This is an adorable picture of sweet girl trying to look around me because I was obstructing her view of a cat that was hanging around us during our nature walk. For some reason, it just makes me laugh. She's so focused sometimes. On a related note, she has definitely become very skilled at ignoring someone when they are trying to get her attention... especially if they have a camera ;-)

Friday, October 05, 2012

My heart

To her, the word "Daddy" is synonymous with the word "love."

Wednesday, October 03, 2012


LHR loves books. She loves to sit on my lap and hear her favorite stories. She loves to sit surrounded by her books, turning the pages, babbling. She loves to have her books recited/sung to her at any time - bath time, at the park, in the car.... anywhere. When she is having a hard time at her gym class, I pull a book out of my pocket to give to her and she immediately calms down (and at least doesn't disrupt circle time, even though she may not be participating). I love that she loves books, it is something that we will always share.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Watching Olivia

Sweet girl loves her Olivia. I don't know exactly understand the appeal.... I tried to "push" Octonauts and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse for a while to no avail, but Olivia is definitely her preference. Here are some shots of her laughing at episodes she has seen about a million and one times. :-)