Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sweet Girls !!

So, I decided before the chaos of XMAS day arrives that it would be a good idea to get some decent photos of the girls in their XMAS PJ's.  Charlotte was initially not cooperating but after a bottle she fell right to sleep and remained asleep for all of the photos....not the ideal but was still able to get some pretty good ones !!!  On another note, I asked SG what she wanted Santa to bring her for XMAS and she said a rocking horse and a popsicle ... hmmmm ... that popsicle might be a little interesting in the morning !!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Believe in the Magic !!!

I can't believe it's that time of year again...the time of beautiful trees, lights (both the kind on trees and the candles found on least in our house anyway !!), and most importantly making memories with family and friends.  I can't believe that it was almost one year ago that we found out that we would be adding another precious miracle to our family.  I can't believe that I will be 35 this year and I can't believe that in 2011 I will become the Mommy of a 3 year old.

There are many "I can't believe's" but I will tell you one thing I do believe in .... the magic ... not the "pull a rabbit out of your hat" kind of magic, but the "light up your face" kind of magic that happened when SG helped me light the candles on the menorah or the wonder on her face when she pulls her prize out of the advent calendar each evening.  I really really can't wait until we see the magic of Santa at work on Christmas morning !!

Wherever you are or whatever you are doing this holiday season ... I truly wish you magic !!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Charlotte is One Month Old !!!

I have no idea where the last 30 days went but little Charlotte is one month old.  So, to commemorate the day, we went outside and took some pics. Thankfully she was content and wide awake !! Some of my faves are posted below:

Friday, October 1, 2010

A New Addition !!

So really I must be the most delinquent blogger ever.  No matter how much I tell myself that I can keep this thing updated, I fail again and again.  Anyway, I have a fairly decent excuse this time...her name is Charlotte Rene'.  I can't believe this kid will be one month old next week.  Where in the heck does the time go ??  

The last three weeks have been quite the whirlwind and there is no rest for the weary when you have a 2.5 year old running around as well.  In the last few weeks, Aaron's Mom has come for a visit, SG started dance and 2 year old preschool, we have continued with gymnastics, and Aaron's sister came to visit as well.  Charlotte has been learning the ins and outs of daytime and nighttime and SG is quickly learning that she is no longer the center of attention much to her dismay. The dogs don't really care about Charlotte ... I think they all were like "Great Another One !!"

While Aaron's Mom was here we went out to the local pumpkin patch and took some pics of the girls together and SG alone.  This is the 3rd Halloween that we have been in Fayetteville and each year we have taken pumpkin patch pics of SG in the same spot.  I can't believe how much she has changed in that time.  She is such a big girl now.  I often wonder what happened to my little bitty baby.  Honestly, I really can't believe that we have not only one but 2 of these little creatures now.  If you had told me that 8 years ago I wouldn't have believed you.  They are both miracles in the truest sense of the word. 

SG at the pumpkin patch - 7 mo old

SG at the pumpkin patch - 19 mo old

SG at the pumpkin patch  - 2.5 years old

Sisters at the pumpkin patch !!! 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hello Blogspot....It's Been a While !!

Well it's been quite a while since I bothered to make a post on here.  It's been a combo of sheer laziness and a busy summer !!  Only 5 more weeks until we welcome little number two into this world and I'm not sure if we are ready but there is no choice in the matter...she is coming whether we are ready or not.  Sarah-Grace continues to grow and grow before our very eyes. She is holding very "adult" sounding conversations with us and is almost completely potty trained.  I'm not sure where the time has gone but it sure has passed quickly.  

In a few weeks SG will be starting up again at the church preschool up the street from us and this year will be attending 2 days a week.  She continues with her gymnastics and I am considering signing her up for a ballet/tap combo class.  Considering her love for tutus and dressing up like a princess, I'm sure she would be a natural but we'll never know what a 2 year old is going to do !!

July was a pretty busy month for us and all I can report about August is that it is hot hot hot every single day.  In July, we had some new family photos taken and my parents came for a nice visit.  When my parents came to town, we all went for a little vacation to DC for the 4th of July weekend.  I am posting some of my favorites from the family photos and our DC trip below:

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Good Subject !!

So I realize it has been almost exactly a month since my last post. Since the days are getting warm and long, Sarah-Grace has that desire to be outside almost every moment she can. We recently bought her a sandbox for the backyard and I took the opportunity to catch her in a few moments of childhood play in the sand and on her swingset. I couldn't think of a more worthy subject to photograph and I am finding that I really like using Aaron's fancy camera and then editing the photos to my liking !! Enjoy !!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Start of Springtime Fun !!!

Yesterday was a very warm day here so we broke out the sunscreen, sunglasses, and SG's bathing suit and headed into the backyard for a little water fun !!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Very Busy Ffrench Ffamily March !!!

The last half of March has been a complete whirlwind for our family. We started out on the 19th of March with a trip to Baytown, Texas where we met up with Aaron's sister's family from Dallas and had a bit of a Ffrench family reunion with Aaron's Dad, aunts, uncle, and cousins. We celebrated SG's Birthday, her cousin Aubrey's Birthday, and Aaron's Dad's big 60th !!!

From Baytown, SG and I moved on to San Antonio for the week because Aaron had some work to do there and we got to have a little vacation and relaxation in good old Texas. We ate at all our favorite restaurants and I even got to spend a whole day with my sister and her kids. A fun time was had by all !!! I must not forget that we even got to drive through College Station on our way to SA and eat at Freebirds....YUM !!

Upon returning home from Texas, we had little time to get ready for an Easter Egg Hunt and SG's official Birthday party on Saturday March 27th. SG had a great time picking up eggs and putting them in her basket and then later on that day we celebrated her big 2 with a Dora themed party complete with a taco bar and Dora cake !!!!

Whew...and as if that wasn't enough, SG finally turned 2 yesterday !!! I find it so hard to believe that my little baby girl that used to fit in the cradle of my arm is 2, yes 2...well maybe 2 going on 5 !!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Spring Fever

The words that appear in my new blog banner are an exact reflection of my feelings about the weather. I am so very very tired of the cold, windy, wet, and snowy weather that has plagued us this winter season. It has gotten so old and I am so done with it !! We, or at least I, and ready for Spring around here. So ready to be able to go outside and play everyday without the worry or bother or putting on coats and hats. I think Sarah-Grace is ready too because she loves to be outside. Last week, her little preschool did Spring photos. Despite the fact that it was only 39 degrees outside, I put her in her best Spring attire, sandals and all, and we made the trek up to school for some photos. Here's hoping she will be able to wear clothes like this every day sometime very soon !!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Rare Opportunity !!!

On Friday January 15th, which also happened to be my 34th Birthday, Aaron and I had the opportunity to dress up and go to a military ball. This is something we have only had the chance to do two other times in Aaron's military career. It is so fun to see everyone dressed in their best uniforms and dresses !!!! We had a ball !!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Park City Ski Trip !!!

Over the New Year, Aaron and I and SG took a family ski trip to Park City, Utah. We were joined by my parents, Aaron's sister and brother-in-law, and Aaron's Dad and his wife. It was a lot of people to please on one trip but we had a great time. Park City is a great place and it was the best ski resort we have ever been to. Although SG is still a little too small to ski, she had a wonderful time dressing up in her snowsuit and playing out in the snow !!! Our plan is to take SG back in two years with Aaron's sister's kids so they can all have their first ski experience together !!!