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We celebrated Alia’s 2nd birthday Sunday and had so much fun. Here are some photos from her special day <3

We started with a breakfast tea party in the backyard. It’s the only time of day nice enough to eat outside, so we did :)

DSC_0136 DSC_0141DSC_0176 DSC_0166Faithy made flower crowns for the girls to wear for the party.DSC_0226 DSC_0231 DSC_0234DSC_0293Alia enjoyed opening all her “presents!”DSC_0325 DSC_0353DSC_0348We had a little lunch.DSC_0372 Fruity ice dressed up our water & was really easy to make & fun to drink.DSC_0373DSC_0397 DSC_0391DSC_0420 DSC_0427For the past several weeks whenever we ask Alia about her birthday she’d start yelling “cake!” We made vanilla & chocolate cupcakes, & blueberry muffins for Alia & K.

DSC_0444 DSC_0449DSC_0456DSC_0510After nap time Alia had a little birthday visit with her deer friends.DSC_0564 And some more presents. She got a collection of princess dresses & each one she opened she’d shout “wear it!” & wanted to put it on immediately.DSC_0581DSC_0594Then dinner, & more cake.DSC_0628 DSC_0659DSC_0656 Faithy got her a pretend cake, which she loves. She sings (actually shouts) “birthday to you” and blows out the pretend candle.DSC_0792And then she was two.DSC_0998DSC_1000

Alia K.

Aug
2014
18

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Alia is two this week. She is the most wonderful, beautiful, spirited little person and we love her more than words can say.

These two years have been so good.

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DSC_0159After our weekend at the cabin we headed to the city to visit some more family. The kids don’t have any first cousins yet, so we are especially fond of our extended ones :) We all had a lot of fun visiting together.DSC_0166DSC_0235DSC_0220DSC_0201DSC_0240Playing peek-a-boo.
DSC_0264DSC_0275DSC_0280At the Children’s Museum of Richmond. Kaden has been asking to go back to this place since our trip last November. DSC_0051DSC_0133DSC_0143-2DSC_0079-2DSC_0180DSC_0172DSC_0115-2And then dinner at the mall. This was our third day in a row of eating out 2-3 times a day, and the kids were just kind of over it all. But they look cute in this picture :)DSC_0242DSC_0319DSC_0330DSC_0333-2The whole time we’re at the mall they look forward to our stop at PBK (which we save for last as extra incentive for good behavior ;)DSC_0353DSC_0350DSC_0377DSC_0366DSC_0383Riding the luggage cart, the greatest joy of a hotel stay.DSC_0294DSC_0292And sometimes it might be worth choosing Double Tree just for the cookie. DSC_0385

Summer at the Cabin

Aug
2014
13

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We spent a long weekend with Landon’s family at their log cabin home in Virginia. It’s such a beautiful place, we all had a really nice time:)

DSC_1266DSC_1240DSC_1320DSC_1230Worm watching.
DSC_1298-2DSC_1264DSC_1134DSC_1164DSC_1105DSC_0753-2DSC_1070DSC_1053DSC_0865DSC_0894DSC_1470We even had a little birthday party for Alia 2 weeks early :)DSC_1480DSC_1500DSC_0004Cabin life is good :-)DSC_0139

Photos at the Park

Aug
2014
06

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Last week I got my dream lens, and had seen this photo shoot idea on Pinterest I just had to try, and was able to talk Roo’nAlex (as K calls them) into modeling for me (they didn’t take too much convincing ;)

It ended up raining which gave it a different feel but we were happy with how things turned out! And in interest of not ruining my brand new lens, Faith stood next to me the whole time holding an umbrella over my camera while she got soaked, all while singing Moulin Rouge the entire time. It was very strange in the best of ways.

Anyway, the photos! These two are the cutest <3

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