Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Adventures of Sleeping Aubree

Aubree is just as hilarious when she's asleep as when she's awake. :)  I always like to go in and check on them before I go to bed.  Ayla is almost always perfectly tucked in and looks like Sleeping Beauty.  And Aubree almost always looks like she fell asleep mid-stride.

A few nights ago, I went in and Ayla was on the ground, in her sleeping bag.  She's been on this kick lately but seems to sleep just as well, so hey, whatever works!

And then there's Aubree.  They've both been boycotting jammies...again, whatever works.  I covered Aubree back up and climbed into bed.

I checked the monitor one more time about a half an hour later and see this:

So I went back in to cover her up again and to move her head back onto the bed. Hilarious.


And a quick little 20 minute snooze in the afternoon after we left my parents' house.  She is still napping on most days, but she does skip it here and there.  She's usually okay until right before dinner time...at that point, she turns into a whiny, crabby, little pig-tailed monster.  Cute monster.  But super annoying. :)  And then there are some days where she just can't make it until bedtime and passes out in the car. :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ayla: 5 1/2 years old

I normally take and post pictures of the girls around their birthdays.  I'm obviously waaaay behind on Miss Ayla's 5-year pictures, so we did 5 1/2 year ones instead. ;)  Last fall was just a little crazy and when I did have free-time, the weather just didn't agree...and well, here we are, six months later. 

I took her out last weekend for a quick little photo session. She was so excited...especially because she got to wear her new "tall heels."  I bought her some cute little hot pink wedges--her very first pair of "heels" that aren't the plastic dress-up shoes.

She was soooo easy!!  Most of the cute little kiddos I take pictures of are younger so I spend a better part of an hour chasing, running, bribing, coaxing, and sometimes just clicking away and hoping for the best. Don't get me wrong, taking pictures of Ayla just a few years ago was the exact same way and while I do have fun running around with them because they're so carefree,  I just really enjoy taking photos of kids who are Ayla's age or older because they slow down a bit and take direction well (most of the time).

Anyway.

We had a fun time just walking around and exploring and stopping here and there to take a few pictures. Looking at these pictures, I can't believe she's only five (and a half).  She looks so much older in a lot of them.  Where has the time gone??  I know I'm completely biased, but she is so beautiful.  That face. Those big brown eyes that have gotten me from the start.  Love.



























Cutie pie!




Trying to edit pictures with this little girl perched on the couch behind me.





Saturday, April 12, 2014

Queen Elsa!❄️



The girls' cousin, Makayla, had a Frozen birthday party!  Queen Elsa came to sing, dance, play, and read to all the little girls.  They were all in heaven! :)