So, I thought I'd do some catching up with pictures my Dad has taken.
In March, something big happened in our house. Maddie decided, on her own, that she wanted to give up her night-night and sucking her thumb. She asked that, if she did, could she get her ears pierced. After a week of sleeping night-night free, we took her to get the job done and she was so excited!
However, no amount of excitement could change the fact that it does indeed hurt to have your ears pierced.
After lots of comfort and a trip to our favorite bakery, she was feeling great about the earrings!
Soon after, Madeline and I took a trip down to Texas with my parents to visit her Great Grandma and Grandpa Taylor. Their neighbors have a beautiful yard and my Dad took some great pictures. He took lots of picture while she played and caught this great shoot of her spinning around. She says that she was pretending to be Thumbalina.
This picture was my favorite because it is a common expression of hers when she looks up at me.
Here are my 2 brothers and I after John's law school graduation. Can you see the family resemblance? I'm so proud of my brothers and all they've achieved. Robbie is a pediatrician and is about to move to Tampa, FL to do a fellowship in Allergy/Immunology. I will hate having him and his family so far away! John and his wife Lindsey both graduated and are studying for the bar. They will be moving here to persue clerking jobs with 2 different judges in the area.
Here is Robbie and Gina's precious daughter, Emma. She is 2 1/2 and is very smart and fun to play with. I love when she has these cute pigtails in!
Here is a sweet picture of Will when he is not trying to attack the camera. I wish you could see the back of his hair. It has gotten so curly! Also, he wanted me to tell you that he has big news of his own! He has given up his paci and now sleeps in a big boy bed. Sigh! Where did my babies go?
My dad has an incredible camera with several great lenses, so he was able to get some good action shots at Maddie's recital.