Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Soggy Halloween

Quite a few weeks ago, a friend from work gave Elena a gorgeous lion costume to wear for Halloween...I brought it home & she was so excited to try it on...
Okay, she looks more like an Ewok but adorable none the less!

Fast foward to this week...would Elena wear the lion costume? Not a chance! No amount of coercion would convince her to put it on! Oh well...I had no intention of taking Elena door to door anyway & with the rain, there was no chance...this is the Halloween outfit she wore instead...
Note the detail at the bottom of her favorite part

My favorite photo of the day though?
Enjoying her 1st ever Halloween candy...a Snickers!
I hope everyone had a safe & happy Halloween!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

In Case You Were Wondering...

...where Elena got her cute...
This is me when I was about Elena's age...I had more hair.
Gotta love that 70s top!!

I turn 38 years old today...I'm not sure how I feel about that...I'm a bit weirded out. I feel to young to be 38! I don't feel sad or depressed like I have in past years...but I can't say I'm excited either. I'd be lying if I said I wanted the day to pass without any acknowledgement but I don't want a BIG deal...just a deal.
It baffles my mind that when Elena is 38 it will be 2049...I will be 75 years old. That is just unfathomable to me. I can't even picture Elena as an 8 year old, let alone as a 38 year old! & me 75 years old??!!? That's beyond imaginable!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

19 Months

My heart...the love of my life is 19 months old today. This time last year, Elena was perfecting the army crawl & on the verge of crawling on all fours. Now a year later, it is language she is perfecting but one thing remains the same...I was going to say she is as adorable & precious as ever...but, no...I believe she is actually more adorable & precious! What I do know for sure is that I love her more now than I ever thought I could love anything. There is so much going on in my personal life & in the world at large that just makes me hold her close & never want to let go. No matter how bad things seem, I can just get lost in her laugh & her deep beautiful eyes & it just doesn't seem as bad anymore. Sorry, I didn't mean to get mushy...while I pull myself together, please enjoy these photos from Elena's 18 month photo shoot...
It was a Tea Party theme
She had so much fun!
And my favorite...
Okay, seriously...all bias she not freakin' adorable!!!