Saturday, December 3, 2011

Picture Perfect

This year we finally decided to take Julia to have her picture taken at a picture place. In years past, her school pics have been so good, we didn't feel the need to go to a photographer. Add on to that her sensory issues and she wouln't have tolerated a photo session very well. We went to a picture place in the mall and got Julia's cousins, Nolan and Tatum, in some shots too. The pictures turned out pretty cute, although with three kiddos under the age of five it got a little hectic and we felt a little rushed.
I happened to also get a few inpromptu shots while we waited...

Love barefoot shots

My sweet angel

Cute cousin shot

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Photo Card

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Julia Cuteness

This post is dedicated to random pictures I have of Julia that haven't been included in previous posts, but that I love! Most of these pictures were taken during the summertime.
This pic was taken at my niece's first communion, by my sister. I love Julia's expression!

Over the summer we bought Julia a scooter. I love this cute daddy/daughter picture!

Jules likes to help her Nan garden. She even got her own flower, which unfortunately, never made it into the ground.

I love this cute face! It looks like a picture I remember my parents have of my at this age too.

Getting ready for Easter!
My little shopper!

Julia and her Lovie...

Just hanging around at home

Some bathtime fun...

4th of July fun...

Our little girlie girl!

Julia LOVES her puppies!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011


If you cannot see clearly... somebody is going to be a big sister!! Yes, I am pregnant with #2, or as we affectionately call it, "Baby Pistachio." I am due around May 20, 2012 and we couldn't be more excited! We waited a little while before telling Julia, but she has since figured it out, we think.

A couple months ago, around the beginning of September, we started asking Julia if "someday" she wanted to be a big sister and have a baby brother or sister. She decided yes she would like that, but we waited to definitively tell her just because it is a LONG time to wait for anyone, but especially a child. Around the beginning of October, she has started talking about the "baby in mommy's tummy" very matter-of-factly (smart girl!). When we finally did tell her last weekend, she was very excited and even said, "I know Mommy" in a very matter-of-fact way. Since then, we have had many baby conversationa. Julia likes to pat and kiss our baby in my tummy. She recently told my mom she thinks we should name the baby, "Happy" if it is a boy or girl.

Like my pregnancy with Julia, I have been feeling good, but being pregnant with a 3-year-old is definitely more difficult! I am excited to see how the months unfold. This weekend I am officially 12 weeks pregnant. I have a sonogram on Wednesday so pictures will be posted soon...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

This year Julia was a bumblebee for Halloween. She got to wear her costume to speech and OT and then to ballet as well! Because her schedule on Mondays is busy, we decided to trick-or-treat at home this year. Julia loved walking from house to house to get candy (and tell them thank you) and see all the other children dressed up. Above all else, I think Julia's favorite thing about Halloween this year was to sit on our driveway and hand out candy to the other trick-or-treaters.
Before Halloween, Julia's Nan took her to a pumpkin patch to choose a pumpkin. Here are some cute pics from that day:

Then, Julia's class had a Halloween party the Thursday and Friday before Halloween. Julia got to wear her costume to school. She was so excited!

What a cute little bumblebee!
The second party day at school, Julia's Nannie got her a cute Halloween outfit to wear.

On Halloween day Julia was able to wear her costume to ballet class. She had so much fun dancing around with her ballet friends in their costumes.

Then came Halloween night...

Ready to go trick-or-treating!

Showing off her glow in the dark bracelets and bumblebee bucket.

Here we go...

First house... so exciting!

Sitting on the driveway ready to pass out some candy.

                                               HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First Day of School- 2011

Julia started another school year. Her teacher this year is Ms. Sharin and Julia is very into and excited about learning her letters and writing them! She is very interested in her ABCs and numbers and has started "writing."

I was able to capture the day before she went off to school... what a big girl!

In her new classroom, ready to learn!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

OT Progress- Summer Pics

With all of Julia's OT, I like to occasionally document her progress. Over the summer I had taken several pictures of different activities Julia had done. What better place to show off her skills than on the blog! Given how far she has come, I love to see her accomplish such great things!!

Julia colored this picture for her Nan at the end of June. I love how she colored everything!

We have been working a lot on fine-motor skills and cutting. This picture was taken beginning of July. 

Beginning of August- Julia started drawing faces and bodies!!

Same day- She worked on this for some time. I was so proud of her!!

Beginning of August- Working on her pencil grip

Budding artist, working on getting in the lines.