Leah’s Two Year Old Photo Shoot

So, I know Leah’s birthday was a good two weeks ago, but we just hadn’t gotten around to taking her “official” two year old photos until this past weekend. I had a vision in mind of exactly what I was hoping to do and how I wanted them to turn out and, overall, I’m happy with what Brett was able to get! We kind of threw in the photo shoot right before lunch (and therefore, right before nap) so we figured we wouldn’t have too long of a time slot before our model got grumpy, which turned out to be the case. She loved her balloons, then hated them. She loved her bracelets, then hated them. She loved her crown…..Welcome to being 2!! At the end of the brief 20 minute shoot, when I could tell that she had had enough, I asked her if she wanted to take some pictures with Lucy and she responded with an overwhelming, “YES!” This girl LOVES her puppy and as soon as we set Lucy up in the shot, Leah had her in her typical choke hold hug, ready with beaming smiles for the camera. And of course those pictures turned out to be some of my favorites! It’s so special that we will have these pictures to look back on when Lucy and Leah are both grown, to show her the start of her love for her dog. 🙂 So with that, here are some of my favorite pictures!


We sure do love this big, beautiful, spunky two year old of ours!!


Big News, Big News!!

We are thrilled to announce that we are expecting baby #2 in the beginning of December!! Leah is just thrilled at the thought of becoming a big sister (maybe….if there is no toy sharing involved…). But at least she will be getting plenty of practice with the other new addition to our family, our new puppy Lucy!!

Puppies are almost as good as babies

Ever since I’ve gotten married my desire to have a baby has shot through the roof. (Because let’s be honest, I’ve been excited to have a baby since I was about 15). Every noodle I see I want and I have this overwhelming excitement at the thought of becoming pregnant. However, Brett and I decided it may be a smart idea to wait until we move out of our one bedroom apartment and buy a house. You know, so the baby doesn’t have to sleep in the bathroom. But that doesn’t mean my baby desire has decreased one bit. Like an addict, I’ve tried to fill my noodle needs by holding any and every baby I come into contact with. Luckily I work at a children’s hospital so really it’s not that hard to find one to hold. Poor parents, thinking I’m being all professional when really all I want to do is squeeze their chunka’s flub.

And then, sometimes my baby obsession rises to a whole new level and I find myself asking random strangers if I can hold their child. Yup, totally normal.

Brett snapped this pic of me holding a random noodle at a restaurant. No, I did not know the parents, but their baby was way too cute to pass up. And as you can see I immediately went to work squeezing his large chubby thighs.

And then I moved on to squeezing his cheeks.

Well, since a baby is not happening at the moment, my baby desire has turned into a “hey, let’s get a puppy!” desire. Except Brett and I live in an apartment complex with an under 20 lb weight limit for dogs. And we are not small dog people. However, Brett and I decided to go to the animal shelter to torture ourselves look at the puppies.

And there we met this guy:

Well hello Tyson, chub! If it wasn’t for the fact that you’re going to be 65 lbs fully grown we would have taken you and your sweet rolls home in a heartbeat.