Kyla's 2nd Year Video

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Our daughter has grown from a sweet baby to a beautiful, happy girl this past year and we're so very blessed.  Enough said...

Funny Boy

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

For some reason Dylan prefers to sit sideways in his bathtub.  Funny boy!

Alison Eden Photographs

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Our friend Alison Eden ( who took my maternity pictures and Kyla's newborn pictures was having a Mother's Day mini-session that I couldn't pass up.  I just LOVE the bright colors of these pictures and what a wonderful way to remember my first Mother's Day as a mother of two!

DJ Baby Love

He Shoots, He Scores

He loves "football" already!

You Will Take The Passie

Poor Unsuspecting Dylan
Want your passie?...
Take it...
No, really TAKE it...
You WILL take the passie...

Saturday Snail

Saturdays are spent sleeping in (John and I take turns) and then family lawn care time at 10am. We actually find it fun - John mows, I edge (or weed-whack as I like to call it) and pull weeds.  Today while I was working, I found a snail in the grass.  I like to show Kyla the real-life version of things we see in books like lady bugs, ants, crickets, rolly-pollys and today, a snail.  She's a brave girl because no matter what it is, she likes to hold it (except the ants of course).   

This guy was pretty cute and very patient being transferred from my hand to Kyla's and back again, over and over.  Even now, she's pointing to where we found him and saying "snail, hand, Kyla hold"  Too bad Mr Snail had to go back home to his family.

Wanting to hold the snail...
...and now get it off!

Kyla and her snail
Putting him back in the grass
Mr. Snail Close up
My brave girl wanting to hold him again.  By herself!


Friday, May 22, 2009

Naptime Shananigans

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Mother's Day

Monday, May 18, 2009

I had a wonderful Mother's Day - my first as a mother of 2!  We had a traditional Irish breakfast/brunch at a new place that opened in Austin.  Complete with some Celtic music just right for entertaining a two year old that doesn't sit still long.  Plus she loves music as you can see by the video below.  

Thanks honey for making it a wonderful day!  I am so very blessed!

p.s. yes, it's sad Dylan is not in any of the pictures, but he basically slept the entire time

Hi Scotland!

Here's a video of Kyla saying "hi" to everyone in Scotland.  It's in two parts because you couldn't quite hear her in the beginning

Backyard "Photoshoot"

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I'm not a professional, but I couldn't resist taking tons of pictures of my darlings on a beautiful sunny afternoon in Austin

Kyla basking in the sun
And with the animals
My happy man
Baby - front and center

Dylan's usual spot