Thursday, March 27, 2014

blog makeover!

I've done a couple of updates in the process of my blog makeover, but it is finally all complete so I wanted to share and make it official!  I figured it was time since my old blog header had Kerigan as a newborn baby!  Ha! She's quite the little spitfire now at 2 1/2.

I have two people to thank for how awesome it looks!  First, my high school friend Lisa, who is so good at scrapbooking and putting together digital scrapbooks!  She has done a couple for me, and many other projects for me like birthday invitations, etc.  She is awesome!  She designed the header, footer and the sidebar tags.  Thank you so much Lisa!  It looks amazing!  Next, my amazing heart mommy friend, Stef, who made it all come together by putting it on the blog for me. She did all the confusing "behind the scenes" stuff and I couldn't have done it without her technology expertise!  Thanks Stef, you are awesome!  Both of them donated time out of their busy schedules for me and I appreciate it so much!
I also thought it would be a good time to share some of the professional pictures we had taken of the kids- Kerigan at 2 1/2 and Andrew was almost 7.  I used the above 2 pictures for our Christmas card this year (I cropped out the teddy bears, and she just looks like a sassy little diva in this picture!)
I've shared this one a few times over Andrew's birthday.  It is one of my all time favorite pictures of him.  You won't see any other individual ones of him though, because he was a complete stinker in most of them and was making crazy faces!  Ha!  Thank goodness they snapped this one when I had him laughing about something!  I do wish I had some of the others to share though, because they were FUNNY.
I had trouble deciding on pictures of Kerigan...We didn't get many huge smiles, but these are so sweet and depict her personality perfectly.
I ordered this one of her and the one of Andrew, along with the top one of both of them in 20X30 to frame on our vaulted wall, which is really big so I wanted to fill it with big pictures of the kids.
I love this picture of them.  It was taken when we first walked in the studio and I hadn't even had a chance to get their shoes off (I always like their shoes off in pictures) and I realized in these that Kerigan has them on backwards!  Ha!  Another perfect depiction of her personality- wanting to do everything herself!  And something else I had just noticed was that Andrew was grabbing her necklace, which is obviously the reason for his silly laugh!  Stinker!  And totally them.
This was taken right before the one above- you can tell Andrew is getting ready to give her necklace a yank!  Ha!
I also have to share some cute things Kerigan has said lately.  I've been writing a lot of things down and want to get them recorded.  She just loves her brother.  Usually he enjoys playing with her and loves it when she hugs him and is affectionate, but once in a while he is into something else and not interested.  One day she was yelling at him to play with her.  She likes to put her music on in her room and have him dance with her.  She was yelling "BUBBA!!!!!!!  I NEED you!!!  You're my BEST friend!!!"  It was the sweetest thing ever.
When I am getting her dressed in the mornings, she will often throw her arms around me in the tightest hug and say, "You're the BEST mommy in the WHOLE world!!!!"
One afternoon we were home together watching Cinderella.  We were talking about how Cinderella was dreaming of her prince at the beginning of the movie and she said she was dreaming of her prince too.  I asked her who her prince is and without hesitation she yelled "DADDY!!!!"  She's got him seriously wrapped around her finger.

And her sassy side... she certainly lets us know when she's mad.  And one afternoon she was mad at me about something and she stomped her foot and said "I'm sick of it!  Ugh!" (and made a disgusted/grunting sound)  Ha!  She's obviously heard that from somewhere and none of us can figure out where (ha ha!)

The other day she lost one of her Sofia the First toys.  She was looking everywhere for it and asking me to help her.  So I went to look around the corner and when I came back she asked me "Have any luck?"  It sounded so funny coming from a 2 year old!

I have two of the sweetest kids in the entire world and I am so blessed!  They are just amazing and I could not love two little people any more than I do these two!  They make my life complete!

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