Sunday, October 21, 2012

Girl After My Own Heart!

I have ALWAYS been a huge fan of October. The leaves changing, (we do not have many but what we do have we just love here in San Diego), the cooler weather, pumpkin patches, and Halloween...I LOVE it all! Charlotte is also a huge fan of these things! When we are out on our mommy/daughter jogs she loves to stare at all the trees with the colorful leaves falling and ooo's at them all! We just took her to the pumpkin patch and she literally gasped when she caught a glimpse of the hundreds of pumpkins in the patch. She could not get to them fast enough! In fact she insisted on walking the entire time. By the time we got to the car her little legs were so shaky! When she is over at her Grandma's house (my mom's) She will talk to the fake Owls, Crows, (decoration for Halloween) and Pumpkins for hours! I can already tell that October is a magical time for her as well! I am so thankful for the opportunity to be able to share these moments with her!!! We just love our little pumpkin!!

Here are some fun October pictures of Charlotte!

 She loves that black Cat!!

 Grandpa and Charlotte reading together

 Reading with my baby, My most favorite past time with her! 

 Stopping to smell the flowers...
 and then picking them!

 At the Pumpkin Patch! 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Happy 11 Months!

I have been reminiscing about what I was doing a year ago today. I was anticipating the arrival of my sweet Charlotte, counting down the days anxiously, and checking my emails every other minute to see if there was any new news about our little one. I would toss and turn all night long thinking about what it would be like to hold her for the first time. Here we are almost one year later and it is better than I ever could have imagined!!! Yes, even the long nights, messy diapers and constant destruction and chaos of an almost walking child. I LOVE IT ALL!!!! No a second of the day goes by that I do not thank our Father in Heaven for this perfect blessing in our life! She has brought so much life and joy into not only our home but our families and friends as well. She is only 11 months old and already has touched so many lives. She keeps us constantly laughing! Just a few of our favorite things:

- She LOVES music, she will hear a song whether on the radio or TV and she will stop everything she is doing to dance to it. 
- She loves books! We read her books over and over and over again. She never gets sick of them
- She loves her Moses (Grandma's Jack Russell) I am convinced that she thinks she is a dog too sometimes! She is his little shadow
- She is almost walking! (She can take a few steps but is very particular about falling on her bottom) 
- She loves to climb the stairs at Grandma's house 
- She love to wave to everyone everywhere!
- Bath is still her favorite time of day. If you could let her stay in there for hours she would
- She loves the outdoors and looking at all the birds
- She is a talker!! She loves to talk to herself and anyone who will listen. I love her baby language!

We love our sweet Charlotte!!!!

 Charlotte and Grandpa at the beach 
 Climbing the stairs
 Love this smile!!!
 Dinner with Uncle Adam and Aunt Evi

 I caught her scaling my harp! 
 She loves to play with Grandmas decorations 
 We found her sitting there hanging out with her pumpkins. She loves Halloween already!!!
Sleeping beauty! 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Families are Forever!

What a whirlwind of a week it was last week!!! Everyone was so excited for Saturday to come that it felt like the week just dragged up until that day! What an absolute amazing and most spiritual experience it was to be in the temple kneeling as a family and being sealed for time and all eternity! Words fall short of what was felt there in that room! We were so overwhelmed the moment we walked into that room completely filled (and then some) with people we love! It felt in that moment what heaven is like! Charlotte looked angelic! She seemed to just glow!

I am SO eternally thankful to the most courageous, selfless, and amazing women in the world, Charlotte's birth mother. What an honor and how blessed we are to be able know such a beautiful spirit!!! We are all so thankful for her, love and adore her!