Monday, June 28, 2010

Ballet

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So, we started Bella in a little ballet class recently. We've been to 3 classes so far... she's got down:
1st position
She can say "passe" and look cute trying
And she likes the "teapot" song they do.

Basically, she loves to do her own version of a ballerina turn the whole time the teacher talks. :)

But of course she looks precious doing it.
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"Make your feet smile!"
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How fun is this?
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Passe!
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Farrah loves watching all the action. She just giggles!!
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I couldn't choose from all these pictures Chris took!!!
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Coca-Cola

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A couple of weeks ago (or more?) we went to the New Coke Museum. I say "New" loosely - I don't think it's super new, but I had never been to the new or old one. I am a dork and collect Coke Rewards (since we have ways of getting lots of them). I ususally just get free movie passes, but decided to cash some in for a free afternoon here...

We enjoyed seeing the polar bear (does he have a name?!) and trying all the flavors.
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I popped a bag of popcorn, and we all enjoyed that while sipping on the drinks. Bella felt like a big girl just being able to drink "Coke!"
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A cup for a toy goes a long way...
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Someone should have told us to stay away from the "Beverly" flavor. If you go, you've now been warned.
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Girls were not cooporating here. It was comical.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Honoring Tripp

Friends!!

As we all continue to lift Rachael, Greg, Macy and family up in prayer... please see this awesome opportunity to honor Tripp's memory!!

A few "mom bloggers" (as my husband calls us!) got together and found a way to get a gift from all of the online community and friends of the Copponex Family! Emily set up a PayPal account to organize it all. Cool!

Would you please consider donating to this cause - any amount would be great! You'll be added to the card to them! Email me at katie.green@yahoo.com to find out what the gift is (don't want to give it away here on the blog!) :)

Thanks to all of those who don't know Rachael personally, but know the pain they have to be facing - as most of us have kids. And you can totally see how all of these prayers are lifting them up. Her blog continue to inspires me!!!






Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to the best dad Bella and Farrah could ever have!!
I love you and what you mean to our family!!

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Hot Dad Shout-out!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Farrah saying "Ma-Ma"

Offical second word!
Bella has been helping me say "ma-ma" to Farrah... and now she's saying it! It started in the car last night, and I got home to record some! :) So sweet!!!

She only says it at the beginning... the rest is her just laughing and staring at herself in the mirror.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day was spent in Jefferson at GG & Poppy's house. We played in the sandbox, then between cloud breaks, we headed to the pool for a bit!

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All these pictures of Farrah remind of us of Bella being about the same age, having her picture made on the same table:


We need one of Farrah in that same bathing suit!

And now here's our little Bella two years later, growing up and becoming a little fish:

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Baby

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Farrah is a happy baby. A pretty content, chill baby.
She loves her sister. LOVES.
I am already seeing hints of them giggling together in their room one day.
It's funny how she has a different reaction to each of us.
She laughs and smiles so big upon seeing Bella.
She kicks her whole body like crazy and smiles seeing me.
She smiles a big open smile and says "dadada" when seeing Chris.
I guess they sound the same. haha. But you can tell she knows us all individually. It's fun to see her genuinely happy to see each of us like it's the first time ever.

Farrah loves to look over at her sister in the carseat. They just squeal together. And she can squeal as loud as her sister.

She gave up the paci on her own last month. Or around the time of teething, really.
She's taken to baby food very well.
Not taking the bottle well. Or, I should say, at all. Kinda my fault for not doing it often. Who has time to pump?!? With Bella, I probably would have been more worried. But the second time around... I know this time goes fast so I'm not as concerned. Although it would be nice for her to easily transition...

She likes the water - the pool, the bath.
Loves to sit up... I think she'll start to crawl from that position. (If she does crawl) She's starting to lurch forward. She's NOT a fan of being on her tummy more than 10 seconds. She might miss something her sister does.

She likes to roll over on her side to fall asleep with her lovie.

She's so much fun! What a sweet spirit.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lovin'

Farrah gettin' some lovin':

One of our favorite places in the house for pictures is in our room in the afternoon. We like no flash and the natural sunlight is so great. Or, I should say, Chris is. I love capturing the everyday moments.

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And I love that these pictures (a month old now!) captures those baby rolls! They are starting to disappear slowly, and I'm not quite ready for them to! :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Copponex Family

Hi friends!

Thanks for praying for Rachael and Greg, as they said they feel every prayer. Even though we have become friends mostly through blogging, and our sisters are BFF, I feel like I've known her forever. Many of you probably read her blog... I know it's always one of my top 5 to check out! She is so funny! I love her take on things and her sense of humor. AND her kids are so cute!

Tripp's memorial service was so amazing. Words can't really describe it. I'm not good with words anyway; describing how I feel. But I can say this past week and watching Rachael from afar go through this tragedy has changed me. I've wanted to write all week, but I just don't know what to say. I think about Rachael and Greg and their family no less than 30 times a day. And, then, I read her blog and have to just stand amazed. To see the Lord literally holding the two of them up... it's... I don't know, beautiful. It's like worship. I cry in sadness, then cry at the way God is seeing them through this.

As the Copponex Family grieves and heals together, there's a few of us "mom bloggers" who would love to do more for them. To cover them in prayer over the next year plus is certainly one of the things we want to do. If you would like to send a card, please comment with your email and I'll send it to you. If you feel so inclined to fix them a meal, here's a calendar that has been set up for them, just click here.

We love you, Rachael, Greg, Macy, Sarah, Larry and Terry!

Thursday, June 3, 2010