Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mama's Home and the Professor's Debut

Okay, with two continental jaunts under our belt and the first day of fall at our door--not to mention a harvest moon, whatever that is--I'm ready for all the comforts of home.

And there ain't no one to make home feel like home more than a mama.

Guess who's here?

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Grandma Krissy has arrived, and that means late-night board games and Discovery Channel shows and a trip to the yarn store and apple pie and smells from the kitchen and all the things that make an autumn-hungry Florida home seem like Fall.

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And this post can't be too long because, as I type, this cinnamony scent is growing thicker, spreading faster and right about now the perfect sugared crust is bubbling brown and seeping apple-y syrup, and a mug is frosting in the freezer for the milk that will accompany a late pie snack.

With that said...I'm happy to be home.

It took me awhile to feel like the unforgiving sun and prickly grass of southwest Florida was my home, but it feels so right-where-we-belong now. I miss the scarlet maples of a midwest Autumn. I loved the energy and evening glow of New York City's skyline. I imagined myself in artsy glasses scouring the hippie shops of mountainesque Missoula. But home is right where we are, and after all that travel, it feels good to settle back into our salty sea-breezed, palm-peppered, sun-soaked town.

I rifled through our monstrous duffle bag in front of the front door--the one I haven't even bothered to unpack yet--for a clean tank top this morning before setting out with Grandma and the girls to feel a little bit of our home. My mom wanted to do something "nature-y", so to the hot and humid wetlands of Corkscrew swamp we headed for a two-mile boardwalk trail amid thick Cypress woods.

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A far cry from Montana, today's walk had me drenched with humidity after peeling Nella off my chest. And humidity is just a nice word for sweat.

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And having this cool, contrasting perspective of having just been to the mountains of Montana made me appreciate our little Florida even more today. Because they are both different and beautiful and rich with all kind of wonder in their own way. Apples to oranges. Moose to alligators. Mountain lions to snowy egrets.

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And to top it off, one of our familiar afternoon storms rolled in today, bringing with it very jumpable puddles.

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It feels good to be home.

And finally...

The noise of everyday life continues amid the calm of the season. I am learning the joy of celebrating milestones that are extra special. While savoring the magic of her *boneless puddle* (thank you, Philip, for the term) that sinks so perfectly into our shoulder as she falls asleep, there's also the clapping and the hooting and the Go-Nella-Go! that comes from pre-crawl rocking on all fours and standing with little support.

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We love our P.T.!


And finally, the debut of The Professor.

We never forget our gratitude for any of our family member's health, but especially Nella's because D.S. does come with a list of added concerns--ones that have found a comfortable place in my mind right between the regions of obsessively-dwelling-too-much and ignorantly-forgetting-about-it. I know they are there. I read the books. I make the appointments. I proactively parent my designer-gened kitten as best as I know how, and that's a carefully crafted brew of research and instincts, but mostly just a shit-load of love.

With that said, when we took her for her 6 month eye appointment, it took me off guard when the doctor concluded our lengthy appointment with a non-chalant, "So, she needs glasses." Like it was no big deal. He might as well have just said she had a hang-nail.

It is no big deal. Especially when we are treading a lot worse what-ifs in life.

But I'm still a mama. A mama who's memorized the sweet face of my almond-eyed one so meticulously, I can trace her cheeks in my sleep. So, it took me a couple swallows and blinks before I got there.

Okay, she needs glasses. This is cake. We'll rock it out.

And, um...a good internet search for the smallest rectangular frames I could find and a chocolate brown paint job and...behold, I present...

The Professor.

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Both Brett and I thought she'd look so different and when we finally slid them on, we just laughed. Our funny little professor. We still have some questions and are a little iffy on the far-sighted script (just one eye), so we have an appointment in Miami in December, but at least until then, we're gonna do this Lisa Loeb style.

Pie's outta the oven, so I'll wrap this up.

But first, I am so excited to introduce a new sponsor: Bel Kai Designs. I've had my Freedom necklace for a few months now and its vintagey charm makes it unique and beautiful and the perfect choice when I'm perusing my jewelry drawer for something that will stand out.

Some of my favorites from her collection:
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And if any of you have traveled the adoption journey, Bel Kai has the most beautiful Adoption Journey necklace customized for the special place your love was born. Enter "kelle" at discount and receive 10% off your order.

Scrabble game a' callin. That and some hot apple pie.

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Grandma's here. Much love to come.

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Hailey said...

Nella looks way freaking cute!


Enjoy the amazing feeling of home and having your mama there!

Susan said...

Those glasses are the cuteset things EVER!

momijitomitsukoshi said...

Awwww! Professor Nella looks so sweet. Or she could pass as the 'serious librarian'. I totally love the glasses and it's wonderful to see your Mom is visiting.
Have a wonderful time with her!

Amy said...

Oh my word....LOVE the glasses. Presh! And that little denim jacket....

jeana said...

She.Is.Adorable. oh love!!
Enjoy that apple pie.

Mrs. said...

Nella in glasses-divine! Don't want to start anything but Kelle cussing makes you seem less than the smart, beautiful, talented woman you are. It is true it always takes me by suprise to see such words in the midst of your lovely musings. I can smell that pie in your wafting words, I wish it was in my oven! Have fun with your mom.

blessingsandglory said...

Skip the apple pie...I could just eat sweet Nella up. Sweet girl is simply more darling with each picture. And those glasses are the best. Good work mama, yes those "little" things about our little ones {DS or not} can sometimes be hard for us mama bears to swallow. Be patient with yourself, you are doing a fine job. And yes, love - good ol' fashioned LOVE - is a better solution than any worrying, researching or fretting. Welcome home and welcome fall!

-Libby

The Little House That Grew said...

I have been so "mama" sick lately. There is nothing like spending ordinary days with your mom and babies. People who live close to their mothers are super lucky.
Lisa

Katie said...

This just made me smile! LOVE the glasses. Seriously cute. Mom's apple pie sounds so good! I could smell it while reading your post. I always look forward to reading your blog.

Kel said...

Oh my goodness - those glasses are just the cutest ones EVER! And enjoy the time with your Mum...

KaitlinCole said...

Nella is perfect. I used to lie on eye exams when I was a child because I wanted glasses so bad! So now I rock fake ones sometimes! Nella is adorable in them and she is growing so fast! Standing and on all 4's! Adorable baby. Have fun with your mama.

Brittany said...

Kelle, oh my gosh, Nella looks SO precious in her little glasses! You have got to get her as a little Gap Baby model so soon! What a cutie.

Nettie said...

I love, love, love those glasses..Nella looks so adorable.

Nicole said...

I too only have a prescription for one eye! I wear only one contact and my glasses have a fake lense! It has been like this forever!

Side note, I love reading your blog, everyday it brings me hope that there is goodness and happiness in the world. Thank you for sharing your story with others!

ItRocks2BMom said...

I'm totally gonna have to make me a caramel apple pie tomorrow..

Nella's glasses are too freakin cute! LOVE them! I would get a second opinion too. How do they test that so early? It's not like she can say NEFC and they say, no, it's RTOM... Either way, she will rock her new look with the best of them :)

Shannondilly said...

My eyes just filled with tears as I saw Nella is those glasses. They couldn't be more perfect. Honestly..one of the sweetest thing I have ever seen in my life. And I've seen LOTS of sweet.
Thank you for giving me inspiration to believe we really do have "fall" here in Naples. I miss the midwest SO much this time of year..but after 9 years of calling this my home, you have helped me realize its' all in what you make it. I've already puchased fall scented candles. and can smell your mom's apple pie from my house. i'm going to make this the best damn autumn Naples has ever seen.

I never commented on your post from your trip to Montana..but holy WOW. What a wonderful experience for all of you. Online friendships are the best..and even better getting to meet in person. I've been there.

Enjoy your mom time. Hugs to those girls. They are so, so, sweet. I hope to "run into you" sometime at Dino Dig park or the Waterside Gap (where I saw the pics first hand-gorgeous!)..although you'd have no idea who I am..it would be wonderful to really meet the woman who has given me tons of inspiration.

P-nut said...

I wish I could come and sit wiht you guys and eat pie right now!! that's terrific you're mama is here! i hope you guys have a fun bonding time.

Nella's glasses are ridiculously cute. I knwo you will rock this out Kelle.. Just like everything else that comes your way.. no biggie right? She's the cutest little professor I've ever seen! HA!

Ashli said...

Nella's glasses are so cute! Love your blog :)

Jamie Lane said...

She does look like a professor. I LOVE babies in glasses. So adorable.

Patricia said...

Nella is adorable with her glasses! My little boy who is almost 2 has an eye condition called Congenital Stationary Night Blindness and he is near-sighted as well. He will be getting his glasses in about a month...which will be a big adjustment for him and for me.

Enjoy your time with your mom and enjoy being home!

The Mommy One said...

she's still a doll, but you know that. :-)

Jessica said...

Oh my! Those glasses are the cutest thing ever...well, after Nella that is :)

{Amy} said...

ughhhhhhhhhh. now i really want some of my own mama's apple pie. like now. could she be any cuter in those glasses? i think the cuteness would have to get rid of a lott of the worry that she needs glasses, for me anyway : )

susan said...

Oh my cuteness!!!! Love the glasses. So glad you get to spend time with your Mom. My Mom is my BF so I am so glad you get to be with her:)
Kelle, that is so great Nella is standing. Jana could not do that for the longest time. So proud her:) Give her a hug from Jana.

mostlymorgan said...

Your posts make me laugh and cry at the same time!

Nella is so precious in her little glasses!

Liz said...

wow.. i literally just teared up with smiles when I saw those pictures of Nella in her glasses..... SO stinkin' cute!
Seeing how you make the best of this crazy southern heat, even though its technically fall, makes me want to do the same... tomorrow after work, i shall be pulling out and dusting off the fall decorations and putting them out for everyone (and by everyone, i mean me, as the hubs couldnt care less if our house looks or smells like fall) to enjoy.
As always, thank you for inspiring me to enjoy the small things every day :)

Jess said...

OH. MY. SHIT. THOSE. GLASSES. You might just have THE cutest children to ever walk the earth. Seriously made me smile just seeing these pics!!! And God definitely knew what he was doing when he made mamas. :)

Mrs. Buckingham said...

Oh my goodness! Her glasses are so cute!!! And SHE is so stinkin' cute! :) Enjoy Mama being there! I miss living near my Mom, and cherish the times she is in town also...

mgk said...

i am a relatively new visitor to your blog...and i love it! i have 3 beautiful little girls (1,3 and 6) and my middle was blessed with an extra chromosome as well. reading nella's birth story took me back to our story - your words could have been mine. i too try not to worry about what the future holds. all i know is that i enjoy and love her each and every day and cannot imagine our life without her. she is changing my life for the better all the time and the bond she has with both sisters is already amazing. wow, if i had known 3 years ago what i know now, i wouldnt have cried one single tear of sadness, only joy. i love nella's glasses...we just got them too a few months ago :) both of your girls are precious, but of course nella has won my heart. thank you for what you have done for ds awareness.
enjoy the time with your mother...i sadly lost mine almost a year ago and would give anything to have her back.

white collar | green soul said...

I laughed so hard when I saw Nella! She looks simply adorable! It's the perfect nickname for her!

Hope you rocked that apple pie. I want some now.

Julie said...

My middle baby got her glasses when she was 4 1/2. Made the world open up for her and I am still sad that she could see so little for those first few years. Glad Nella gets to see the big bright world of hers so early. Love 'em!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Favorite glasses in the history of the world, ever. EVER!

Katie said...

Nella's a little rock star! On her arms and already standing a bit? Wow, that is impressive. Love is very powerful! My Jack sat unsupported @ 10 months, crawled @ 12 months and now he's learning to walk @ almost 2. It's so cute and so inspiring to watch. I have a front row seat, at home with my little boy beauties all day long.

NinjaMom said...

Nella looks fab in her new specs! I'll admit to blinking back tears when I found out my daughter will need glasses in the near future, so I love checking out cute little girls in theirs!

jen said...

aw. what a doll.
and grandma time. wow.
we had some g-ma time tonight too.
but she didn't make apple pie. i'm gonna have to talk to her about that.
now off to find that caramel apple muffin/cupcakey recipe that i saw the other day. i have a hankering for some apple-ish goodies!

MarieCri said...

OMG, Nella is just SO cute with the glasses! It's so inspiring to see you embrace those new "challenges" so they really only become pretty parts of life! That must be one of the ingredients to a life full of happiness :)))

dig this chick said...

I proactively parent my designer-gened kitten as best as I know how, and that's a carefully crafted brew of research and instincts, but mostly just a shit-load of love. That's a great sentence.

It's crazy to see you and your girls now that I know what you all move like, smell like, hug like, hang like. It's very cool.

Enjoy your mama. Peach butter on the stove (never ending! You'll get yours soon!).

Margot says:

I want to say hi to Lainey and Nella but Lainey is sleeping at her house. And I want to say a duck, three ducks to Kelle.

~Sam said...

I love reading your posts....you are a cup full of inspiration to everyone!

FYI- the harvest moon is when the big fat full moon is nice and orange for the farmers to work at harvesting late into the night hours. It's amazing right now.

Have fun with those little kiddos!

Karen said...

LOVED this o' yours: "We never forget our gratitude for any of our family member's health, but especially Nella's because D.S. does come with a list of added concerns--ones that have found a comfortable place in my mind right between the regions of obsessively-dwelling-too-much and ignorantly-forgetting-about-it. I know they are there. I read the books. I make the appointments. I proactively parent my designer-gened kitten as best as I know how, and that's a carefully crafted brew of research and instincts, but mostly just a shit-load of love." (I'm a Mama of a kidlet with his own special set of needs & concerns....different than yours, but I can still relate.)

Your blog is new to me (I know! How's that even possible!?! :>), but so glad to come. Your family is adorable & The Professor has me smiling. I started wearing glasses in the 1st grade. Still have that first pair & they are small....can only imagine the size of hers. :>

Hope you are settled in & on your way to a great weekend!

Kimberly said...

My heart just melted! Nella in glasses is the cutest freekin' thing I've ever seen. LOVE. Enjoy your Mama being there!

Claire said...

Oh.
My.
Gosh.

Is it possible to die from a cuteness overload? Because I think that is what is happening to me right now. Nella is so freaking adorable in those glasses!!! Suddenly, I am feeling a lot better about our ophthalmologist appointment on Monday for my 8 month old... if she does need glasses I hope we can find ones as cute as Nella's!

Have fun with your mom!!!

Tracy said...

Welcome back to...well I was gonna say Sunny So Flo but it hasn't been so sunny lately. Nella looks ADORABLE in those glasses.

MyRayOLite said...

I love learning from Nella The Professor! She is teaching so many so much! Love her specs!

Lainey looks so much like your mom to me.

Curious as to what type of apples your mom prefers for her pie? I have done granny smiths and I read quite a bit to combine granny smiths with other types.


Glad to see you back blogging! Having some serious withdrawals here!

:o)

Christina said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Nella looks absolutely precious in her glasses! These pictures just made my night. :)

FEAS613 said...

I cannot believe how big both girls are getting!! Yay for late afternoon thunderstorms leading to splashable puddles and a rocking baby and rocking some adorable glasses!! My sister and I are taking the kids she nannys for on apple picking on Saturday. I'm definetly gonna bake us an apple pie to fill the cool autumn air with some delicious apple cinnamony scents.


Nella Beans glasses are barely a bump in the road... you'll keep rocking true Hampton style right through this without missing a beat... Please check out my post for today (September 23rds post) about a little boy that used to attend the daycare I work out.

Enjoy your pie, your Nella Bean, your Lainey Love, your home, your humidity and palm speckled sundrenched town (that I love and miss!) and your mom visiting!! (Frosting glasses for milk is an outstanding idea!! Never thought of using them for anything but beer!)

~Beth

Mrs. Nelson said...

My heart smiled SO big when I saw little Nella in her glasses. That has got to be the CUTEST thing I have ever seen :) And I thought my furbabies "doggles" were cute! Ha, not even close. Beautiful pics as always. Thank you for sharing :)

Domestic Diva said...

happy, happy fall, kelle! and it sounds like you are kicking it off right. and the glasses? well, i love a girl with glasses, especially fashionable ones! and lainey, seriously, think i would fit into any of her clothes? i just love her mismatched style! that girl has spunk!

xoxo,
april

Amy said...

My girl just got glasses a couple months ago at age 2. And I remember the same lump in my throat. Because she has. the. most. beautiful. eyes. And I thought they'd be gone. But she's still there. They're still there. Of course. And she looks stinkin' cute. :)

lar1203 said...

love the glasses!

Amber said...

I literally gasped at the munchkin in her specs - too too beyond adorable. Having been called Lisa Loeb too many times to count since my sophomore year when "Stay" came out, I think Nella and I are kindred spirits. She's gonna rock those frames.

And who is that big, big girl baking with grandma? Where'd the toddler go and who is this kid???

Lisa said...

Nella's little glasses brought tears to my eyes...in a good way...I think her little spirit is so tough and unique and it will surely be such a JOY to "parent her proactively" (favorite sentence of yours up there, maybe ever). Thanks so much as always for your positivity and light. Enjoy your mama!!!

Kristi said...

Love Nella's glasses. Our youngest (adopted from China) got glasses in June (she just turned 3). She wanted sparkly pink frames but the poor kid seriously has NO bridge to her nose so we are now on our 2nd pair (1st pair didn't work out so well) of wire frames. A glasses strap would help the situation but I just can't bring myself to do it to her - baby girl's slightly obsessed with her hair do!

Kristi said...

Love Nella's glasses. Our youngest (adopted from China) got glasses in June (she just turned 3). She wanted sparkly pink frames but the poor kid seriously has NO bridge to her nose so we are now on our 2nd pair (1st pair didn't work out so well) of wire frames. A glasses strap would help the situation but I just can't bring myself to do it to her - baby girl's slightly obsessed with her hair do!

Kirsten said...

I'm a Big fan of knitting... what project are you/your mom working on?

Jena said...

LOVE the glasses!! She is so adorable!

haveFaith said...

Sometimes I get so busy at times that when I have down days I just savor the complete relaxation my rural PA home brings me. Sure, do I wish I lived in the city that never sleeps; where I can run out at 3 in the morning to grab something to eat, or maybe go shopping if I so choose? Do I wish I lived in the mountains where I could smell the pine fresh air and just savor it's earthyness? Yes. But my home, while not always my favorite place, is still my home and I have learned to love it for all it's worth.

Oh your mama's there <3 that means lots of fun, snuggles and love is ahead I'm sure. I still live with my mom since I've only been rocking this I'm-an-adult thing for a year now (18 years old ;) but I know sometime in the future I will live my own life. But I will never get too old for vists to or from my mama. She is my constant shining star in a sometimes pitch black night.

Enjoy pie. Enoy your mama. Enjoy your kids and enjoy that nella, while living with the expectations and struggles DS comes with, is healthy and beautiful and here to experience the love and warmth with your family.

Have a lovely weekend!

sarahmarie0730 said...

Oh my gosh...her glasses are freaking adorable!!!! What a darling little professor:)

Jessica said...

I can't believe how much Nella looks like Lainey in the left picture with her new glasses! She is absolutely adorable!!!

Band of Brothers said...

First time commenting...reading for awhile, because like everyone else, Nella has bewitched me. Totally cast a spell on me. I adore her! She is just captivating. SO amazed by her pre-crawl and standing! And about died from the cuteness in her glasses. Love you Nella!

Diana Doyle said...

Your girls are so beautiful as is your attitude! I remember being so shallow when we were told our daughter needed glasses. I didn't want my perfect girl to have them.

As it turned out, her eye turned because of a fatal disease and now she is no longer here. I would give anything to have her here in anything....it wouldn't matter.

I applaud you Kelle for your honesty and the therapy you are giving Nella just through pure love. She will thrive.
Diana x

Chloe :-) said...

Hi Kelle :-) I'm one of those blog stalkers that has never commented! Just had to on this post. My little girl got glasses too. At 6 months old. We got funky purple frames :-). Nella looks gorgeous as always xx

Anneliese said...

holy cow. nellas glasses COULDN'T be cuter!

Alex said...

those glasses are fabulous!

nella looks ADORABLE in them!

The Shaw's said...

That Professor of yours is THE cutest I have EVAH seen! Simply yummy. Like that apple pie you are enjoying right now!

Stephany said...

oh my gosh - i love nella's glasses! so cute!

Sweet Melissa said...

I seriously just died seeing Nella in those glasses! They are SO her. I really can't even stand it and it just topped an already fabulous day, if that's even possible. No big whoop is right...more than like half the population of the world can't see perfectly (um, don't ask me where I got my statistics, but I'm just ball parkin' it here!), but I can only imagine having the rug swooped out like that. But, just think, now she gets to see more clearly all the people in the world that LOVE her and that light up just seeing her BIG grins (so proud she is standing up, big girl!!!) and those sweet little eyes that just look into your soul. Ahhh. Loved your post re: MT, too! What an amazing experience! How blessed are you, Kelle Hampton?! You freaking rock and inspire me everyday. BIG HUGS to your beautiful fam. XOXO

Jennifer said...

Nella Wafer...love how you be rockin' the Lesa Lobe look! (hey mama, can you take the cat-eye glasses from Lainey's costume last year and make them yet the next pair of lenses?). You're almost as hip as Fisha!

Lainey - Loving the longer hair. Makes you look like a big girl.

Kelle - Give your mama lots of love. I Lost mine 5 1/2 years ago. Still love her madly. And I've learned that you never understand how much your mom loves you until you become a mom. It's an astronaut-sized discovery that blows your mind all the way up into the heavens.

Here's wishing you lots of fall moments and memories.

-Jennifer from Annapolis

Jessica said...

OMG, are those itty bitty glasses the cutest thing you ever saw?! Absolutely adorable. I wish I rocked my Lisa Loeb's as awesome as Nella...

Lauren1323 said...

OMFG! I want a little professor of my own! What a doll! Kelle, you are so blessed. And your little professor and your sprite are so lucky to have you as their mama. I have been reading your blog for months and you have inspired me on a daily basis. You have a good soul, great insight, an amazing spirit and endless talent. I aspire to be more like you. Thank you for sharing your babies and your life with the world. I am forever grateful. xo

Elly Rarg said...

Oh <3, when I saw your little professor, I laughed delightedly and told an open plan office that your daughter was too cute. :) She's gorgeous hey, your little DS baby is gorgeous :)

Dawn said...

I love the glasses...adorable. Our almost 10 month old has the birth defect coloboma (aka key hole pupils) so we go next week to see if he needs glasses. If he does, hopefully we can get some rocking glasses like Nella's!

Also, where do you get her leg warmers? So cute.

Beth said...

Diana Doyle...first off,no words are in my mind right now that could possibly offer you comfort other than: you were graced with an incredible soul and the length of time that she graced your life certainly doesn't diminish her amazing grace, love and presence...

Kelle...so grateful to see some serious tending and nurturing happening for you! <3 love the mammas of the world.

Here's to fall and all of its beauty; the gift of clear vision with glasses, and the love of several generations under one roof. Enjoy! ~Beth

ayshamartin said...

Professor Nella is ADORABLE!

Enjoy your visit with your mom :)

Candice said...

We call Graham our little professor too. He has that type of personality too. This journey brings us so many similarities. I remember when we got Graham's glasses. We had that same feeling of nervousness, then we got them, and saw that cute face and we no longer worried. Now he doesn't look like our Graham without his glasses! He was our firt post on our little professor:

http://wolfsonsafari.blogspot.com/2009/05/little-four-eyes.html

Laura said...

My 9 month old baby girl needs glasses, too. I have been debating on different types. Nella's are THE CUTEST- would you mind sharing where you found them? Thanks!

Kelle said...

Diana-I'm so sorry about your girl. I'm glad you are reading and finding something good out of all this. Thank you for your perspective.

Mrs.-I'm sure my mom and dad would both agree with you. Thank you for offering your criticism in a kind and constructive way. It's hard to do so and still be nice...and you pulled it off. :o)

Dawn-look for girls knee socks and then cut the feet part off them...voila, inexpensive leg warmers!

And thank you for all the sweet glasses comments. Passin' them on to Nella and she's totally digging them!

Shelley said...

Your girls are amazing. Nella rocks the professor look! She is so sweet.

Andrea said...

OMG. Seriously. No wait....SERIOUSLY!! How freaking cute is Nella in those glasses?!??

I literally squealed when I saw her!! She is too much....too too much!!

She rocks it out for sure.

Sarah said...

absolutely PRECIOUS!!!! Love you, Nella....

Patty said...

I want a poster of the Little Professor ;)

Linda MG in Soquel, CA said...

Oh, Diana Doyle - I was so touched by your comment and your reminder for us to keep our perspective. So sorry for your loss - nothing can be harder than losing a child. To KELLE and family and all here, HAPPY FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN! Oh, i just love the glasses on Nella Bean - the Professor, INDEED! Oh, I can smell the pie baking. So glad your mama is visiting - what a blessing for all. Have lots of fun~

Tiffany said...

THAT MUST BE THE CUTEST PICTURE OF NELLA EVERRR! Laughing with tears in my eyes....I love that you open the door to your home and allow us to be apart of it all!

Lauren said...

Love the pic with Nella and her PT. I'm in school right now for physical therapy and want to work with kids with DS and CP. Love to see the progress that she is making. Go Nella, GO!

Shari said...

Nella is totally rockin those glasses!!!! My little girls has glasses too and she rocks them as well. I love the pre crawl picture to.

Ruethee said...

Nella is amazing! She looks like she might be cruising soon. And she looks perfectly precious in spectacles!

heather said...

Nella in those glasses are too cute.. She totally ROCKS them....

ScratchNeedles said...

OMG! I just squealed out loud when I saw the glasses. Freaking cutest thing ever! Hey, and a huge upside..she'll never know life without them so it won't be something she has to get 'used' to later when it's harder.

And if it makes you feel any better, my son just got his first glasses at 7. Ok, normal right? Except that apparently the problem he has he was born with. And I never noticed (his eye turns in ever so slightly). I still feel terribly that he's struggled all these years, but he never knew any different and we didn't think to ask! He loves his new specs though and totally rocks them.

Rach x

Lucy said...

Hi Kelle, welcome home! Your mum looks lovely, I can so see your eyes and maybe Lainey's too? And she looks like she's done what mum's and grandma's do and bring all sorts of lovely ideas and scents into the house. If that is her knitting, please tell I love that dark pink wool, I'll bet she is making something exciting ( I can only do scarves, as long that is as someone else casts on and off for me!). Nella's hat? Your walk looks like my favourite kind, surrounded by trees, and for a minute with the berries you had it looking autumnal, but then the humidity, well.

I can understand the blinks and swallows when you heard the tiny one has to have glasses, but she always seems to rock it out and then some. She looks not only cute but excited, as if she really is about to impart some very important piece of learning!

I wouldn't worry re.that bag unpacking for some time, unless your mum gets sick of looking at it (based on observation of my own mum) and does it for you. I have to go away this weekend, haven't unpacked my case from last weekend. My only fear is that I thought I had extracted a few of the dirtiest items to be washed in between, if not, uh-oh.

Have a lovely time with your mum and your girls all together!

abi said...

those glasses are A-DORABLE! your photos are fab and your girls are sooo cute, but those might be the cutest photos of Nella yet. She's like "check me out, I'm stylin. My mom hooked me up!" Too cute! and bonus that they help her see!

Sienna & Serena said...

I didn't think it was possible for Nella to get any cuter! She's adorable and she rocks the spectacles! Love your zest for life Kelle, your an inspiration!

Callie said...

OMG she is the cutest with those specs on! You are so right when you sit back and look at how absolutely healthy and well Nella is doing, you are blessed BUT I know even if it is a little hitch in the giddy up it still takes your breath away, but only for a minute ( where as in the beginning it would have been days).

Kelle, Nella is doing so awesome. All of us do the research and seek the best information we can find to give our littles any advantage we can but in the end it boils down to Nella and she, I can see it in her eyes, is determined. It just makes me smile to see her meet every challenge just "as if" what do you expect. And that is what we as their Mamas do we expect not accept.

mary said...

oh. my. LORD! she is SO cute in those glasses. i want.

Nicole said...

Ok, seriuosly??!! SERIOUSLY???!!! Those glasses...they somehow make her even more beautiful.

Giggled as I was shoving apple pie in my face and reading about Grandma Krissy's cooking in the oven. Lainey helping Gram in the kitchen warms my heart somethin' silly.

Happy weekend friend!!

oh...and i see miss bean needs a slightly bigger bonnet...coming right up :) in some yummy fall colors perhaps.

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Springroll said...

Oh.....my....Gawd!!! Nella looks SO ADORABLE in her little specs!! You could just gobble her up...

Peeper said...

Did you know that Corkscrew is the #1 visited Audubon park in the United States? Even if you aren't a birder (I'm not) it is still such a special place. In the winter time you can see the Anhinga sitting in the trees with their great black wings outstretched to capture the sun. The Woodstorks breed then too. The weather is so much more tolerable and all the leaves are off the trees so you can see the birds so much more easily. And Nella will see them more easily now too :) Very cute!

Ruethee said...

Nella is amazing! She looks like she might be cruising soon. And she looks perfectly precious in spectacles!

Adri Hunt said...

Oh.... I love the fall season too! I just moved from Florida, and you have to bake and do all sorts of holiday stuff to make up for the lack of leaves changing, fall winds and everything else that comes with fall. I just moved to Arizona... so I think I can expect the same thing over here! I started baking a month ago and put my pumpkins out! On to Nella, so beautiful and I love the glasses! She is so lucky to have a positive and stylish Mama! What a beautiful family!

Molly said...

1 - I want pie.
2 - Nella is adorable in her glasses. I have a pair like that myself.
3 - I so love that sock monkey necklace. Might need myself one.

xoxo

West Coast Wendy said...

Kelle,
I love that you take your lemons, pucker a little, ponder for a quick moment and add a little sugar(or brown paint), sit back and say "Yup that'll do just fine".

I LOVE how you RALLY and I can totally hear you ROAR!!!! ;) ;) ;)

Smiles,
Wendy

prettipenny said...

Those glasses are so cute on her I can hardly stand it!!

Posie Patchwork said...

Don't those girls know their grandma, just lovely & the glasses are cute, i wear them too, love Posie

Truthful Mommy said...

Nella is way beyond cute in those little glasses. OMG! I can hardly stand it,seriously. So happy that your Mom is there to make you feel all warm on the inside. Apple pie and iced milk. I'm going to Chicago for my birthday on Saturday, but Sunday may be hit the apple picking farm . I now NEED pie!Happy Mothering!

Roksalanna said...

Nella looks absolutely gorgeous in her new glasses!
Enjoy your time with your Mom Kelle.

The Sanchez Family said...

You SOOO resemble your mom! So fun to "meet" your family members!!!

I haven't had a chance to read all your comments yet on this post but I've heard that if your baby REALLY needs the glasses...she won't bother them when they are on. In other words, she'll want them on if she can see better. If she is constantly yanking them off, then maybe not so much and a second opinion might be helpful!!!!

Beautiful post and pictures as usual Kelle!

Now off to find that "Nesting Doll" charm for my little Ukrainian princess :)

Stef said...

oh my gosh, the glasses look so cute on her! I mean, Nella is beautiful with or without, but with just makes her look like one FUN chick. Love it.

I love the way you write. I so badly want you to write a book. Make it on any topic and I swear I'll enjoy it.
you get my writing mood flowing and remind me (in every post) to be extra super thankful for the blessings God's given me in my family, my home.

Angela said...

WOW -- Lainey is all of a sudden looking (dare I say?) older! Time is flying too fast as I look at these pics of your girls! They are growing up right before our eyes as I remember what they looked like back in February when I first discovered your fabulous blog! Just adorable!

And talk about rocking it out! I want a pair of those glasses! Just wait -- brown rectangular baby specs will be out of stock and on back order everywhere just like Sarah Palin's clear-rimmed ones two years ago. hehe

Glad you are enjoying the home life with your mama. Nothing like it!

Love,
Angela

McMel said...

adorable!!!! the real question is- does she actually keep the glasses on?! my little guy rips sunglasses off as soon as they are on!

nella is doing amazing w\ her pt it seems- my little guy is a couple days older, and he is army crawling, but not up on hands and knees, he still isn't sitting, and he's no where near standing. ds definitely isn't keeping her down!

teal915 said...

I remember the day a cardiologist pulled out a piece of paper with a human heart drawn, or more like scribbled, on it. He proceeded to talk and mark all over that little heart. The more he marked, the more my heart sank, my throat tightened. One hole, 7mm to be exact, affected her entire heart. As he kept talking, I felt it coming, the dreaded word, and I begged and screamed in my head, "DON'T SAY IT!" Heart failure. He said it. But he said it like he says it everyday, and he does, since he is a cardiologist and all. Almost 3 months later, which have felt more like 3 years, our little almond eyed, magic chromosomed miracle has beaten every odd and kicked every proverbial butt in her path. Any health issue is going to throw a mother off gaurd, because we love them so much, we don't want to see them struggle. I almost think it's harder on us than them. They just want to live to the fullest and soak up every beautiful moment of life. So that's what we'll do.




http://teal915.blogspot.com/

Jdray said...

You had me at the glasses. Wasn't expecting it, caught me off guard. I laughed and cried and wanted to wrap up a big hug and send it in a care package from Iowa: where the leaves may be turning but we have nothing as beautiful as your little Nella!

I can't wait to show my older two boys (6 and 4) her picture in the morning - they have already fallen hard for your girls and are plotting the tree fort they are going to build in the backyard when they marry them. Sorry, hope you don't mind moving to Iowa! :)

-Jenny

littlelunastyle said...

Love it. The picture of Nella standing nearly made me cry. She looks so sweet and proud. Where did you find the cute pink knit hat? Hugs.

Heidi said...

bells, those glasses are perfect on her. she's even more beautiful, if that possible!!!

SOOOOOOOOOOO GLAD YOU ARE BACK! montana's nice and all, and florida was happy to share, but this is where you belong. 7 minutes down the road from me...ha!

grandma krissy...can't wait to hang with her. she's all stylin' in that hat with lainey bug.

xoxox

The Birds said...

So those glasses of Nella's are so ridiculously cute. Oh and btw you have a beatiful mom, & I am glad you are feeling so at home now.

Antoinette said...

Nella looks totally adorable in those glasses. Don't worry, they will become a part of her and soon her lovely little face will seem incomplete when she is not wearing her glasses. Plus, there is nothing cuter than a little girl pushing up her glasses when they slide down her little nose - that gesture kills me every time.

... and the best part will be when she first puts on those glasses and she can suddenly see perfectly. She can't talk about it yet, but her facial expression when the world is revealed anew will be priceless. Have your camera ready!

P.S. one of my little girls got glasses at age 3. Feel free to send me a message if you want tips on some very cute, light and flexible glasses which are trampoline-proof!

Jannice said...

Nella is beautiful! her glasses are too adorable! Enjoy your visit with your mom! My babies are missing their grandma so much!

Laura said...

She is so stinkin' cute in those glasses! :) Congrats on making them so stylin'!

cindy said...

Oh Nella, you are adorable in those glasses. She is going to make such an impact on the world..you watch.. Enjoy grandma's company.. Your blog is awesome..

j210209 said...

How grown up does Lainey look in the 1st photo of her. and Nella in those glasses! So cute!

Enjoy your time at home with you Mum :)

vanessa said...

so sweet your Nella, it brought love tears to my eyes.

heather said...

I am loving the Lisa Loeb glasses. Just proves Nella really is a rockstar! I think the thing I have been most amazed about with each of your posts is Nella's amazing strength. She sits like such a big girl. And then to see her rocking on her knees and standing up with just a little help! Oh my goodness! Amazing! My little one was so weak with needing open heart surgery and recovering that it really slowed her down. Just didn't realize how much!

I'm with you on getting the second opinion on the eyesight. I had one doctor recommend glasses for Morgan and another that wanted to wait it out. She's done great without glasses and seems to see just fine for reading. We just go in every year to see if there is any change and greater need for them.

Claire @ Scissors Paper Rock said...

Oh Kelle, Nella looks so damn scrummy yummy cute in those glasses!!! She does look like a little wise professor....I just love her to bits...what gorgeous girls you have!!!
As for glasses....my 2yr old daughter wears them too....for inside time only. It's taken a while for her to get used to them....she still refuses them some days!
Enjoy having your Mum there....what a treat! I could almost smell the apple pie cooking from here in Australia...just from your delicious choice of words lol.
Have a lovely weekend!
xo

Kristin said...

Oh how I love Corkscrew Swamp. It is so Florida to me. Being a born and raised Norwegian I made Florida my second home in 1993. I still live in Norway, but venture to your beautiful state almost every year. I love following you blog, how you are making the most of every day, raising your beautiful girls, enjoying every little bit of life and sharing so much of it in your blog. Days at Isle of Capri, sundrenched picnics in the woods - I love it. Heading into a season here with cold, rainy and maybe snowy weather I long for the sunkissed sky of Florida and Florida beaches. Your blog makes me dream it a little every day and enjoying the life I have here and living it to its fullest.

Thx Kelle for sharing so much and making me appreciate all aspects of life!

Kristin<3

Muffin said...

I love fall - the coziness of the home increases. :) now I feel like making apple muffins or something... Enjoy your days with your mama around, - what's better than that. :)

HollyElise said...

Mmm, apple pie! Sounds perfect :)

Love Lainey's pink boots...

And Nella's glasses? Girlfriend has good taste, mine are the twin pair! (albeit somewhat larger) XD

:hugs: to you, amazing mama.

CCQQ said...

I have been reading your blog for a few months now and I adore it. I love the way it makes me feel to read it and see your beautiful family changing. My little peanut has had glasses since she was seven months old and is also far sighted (both eyes). It was so strange to see them on her at first but now she looks odd without them. It is a constant struggle, now at two, to keep them on, but she knows she needs them to be able to see. Good luck and your girls are such dolls!

Jem said...

Oh my, your little Nella in those glasses is the cutest freaking thing I think I have ever seen!!

Stephanie said...

Nella is really rocking those glasses - FAB. U. LOUS.

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely LOVING Nella's glasses! You are so right, Kelle...she's a little Lisa Loeb!

PS - "a carefully crafted brew of research and instincts, but mostly just a shit-load of love" is pretty much the most insightful thing you've ever said....its perfection in a sentence. : )

Ashley Kirby said...

cutest. professor. ever. have fun with your mom!

Philip May said...

Dang, my heart jumped when I saw my credit for the "boneless puddle" term. It's like Eddie Van Halen announcing at a concert "Phil taught me that last guitar solo."

...and then it jumped again. The Nella bean with the tummy suspended between 4 lumpy columns!! I DO love seeing Nella hit those milestones.

Is it cheating to put Cheerios as bait!? Ha! What did society look like in the pre-cheerio epoch?

Oh, the glasses. Nella adds a new mysterious personalty to her bag of heart manipulating tricks.

Love to y'all; welcome home,
Phil
www.deedahandme.com/blog

thetaooftulips said...

OOOOOhhhhhhh....your lil professor is doctorily darling! The hat completes the look. Although I do expect tweed elbow patches to come soon! And blessings on your lil sack of sugar molding ito the firm lil pie crust that will stand up tall! She's doing so awesome!

thetaooftulips said...

OOOOOhhhhhhh....your lil professor is doctorily darling! The hat completes the look. Although I do expect tweed elbow patches to come soon! And blessings on your lil sack of sugar molding ito the firm lil pie crust that will stand up tall! She's doing so awesome!

Kindergarten Team said...

Those glasses have got to be the cutest damn things ever...except for the new "Professor" rockin' it in style at the Hampton house!!

Christine said...

Your photos and words really do take my breath away. I am a new follower and am in awe. The picture with the glasses is award winning!!

Kristen said...

Oh, I just LOVE her glasses. So adorable.

Dasha said...

I ADORE your little Nella. Babies don't come much cuter than this. She is so beautiful. And the glasses ended up being quite a stylish accessory! :)

Bikini By 30 said...

Nella does rock those glasses indeed! Kelle, thank you for such wonderful doses of love and inspiration and the fact that you also don't unpack right away either. If you were in a tabloid it would be under pics that say, "Amazing moms, they're just like us!" :)

Loralou said...

Ok so it is very common to have one longsighted eye and one not in kids (down syndrome or not) and wearing the glasses ensures that the eye which is longsighted is used by Nella's brain and not ignored by it.
She looks so totally cute in them!

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

not sure what it means.. spiritually but last night I had one of the only dreams I have had of my father....he has been gone 7 years.. and his son with me.. is Landslide.. and this am.. I get on your blog.. to landslide.. and view a picture of your mom... I have never really seen her.. and If i have I had forgotten..
I agree with you about research and instinct....Love the images.. as always

The Fluck Family said...

i'm sure someone has mentioned this but if those glasses don't work out, there is a company that makes glasses just for babies with Ds. it's specs for us. when rachel needs glasses (and we know she will since we both wear them) i will be ordering hers from that company.

Stella said...

I have yet to see a picture that you have posted that is not amazing but GOOD LORD the pictures of your Nella in those glasses just melted me!

ADORABLE!!

Enjoy the pie and grandma!

Aarika said...

I wish I could rock glasses as well as Nella! She's adorable in them!! We just moved from Idaho to Louisiana and I am having a rough time adjusting to not really having "fall" weather here so it was refreshing to read how much you love fall where you are even though it's not the "traditional" setting. Good to have some perspective in my life!

Autumn said...

AWWWW!!! Nella in the glasses is adorable!!

andrea said...

OOOO SHE IS GORGEOUS IN HER GLASSES!!!!!!!!!

Kelley said...

Nella's jean jacket is to die for. Love her glasses. And. You look just like your mom! Cute!

Heather said...

I have been running around this house like a nut today and took a second to sit down and read your blog and I'm telling ya...the pics of Nella wearing her glasses...made my day! God lover her...she's such a doll!!! Heather from New Brunswick!!!

Vee said...

"a carefully crafted brew of research and instincts, but mostly just a shit-load of love."

Well said, Kelle! I love Nella in glasses - too cute. Also, that picture of just the skirt of L's dress and those adorable rainboots is art-worthy.

ranndomized said...

Love this post! First, I love the photo of you peeling Nella off your chest - she looks positively thrilled LOL. And, I think the Lisa Loeb look is awesome - the glasses totally suit her. And lastly, those necklaces are hot! I think I may need to buy one - but what to choose? ;-)

Jen said...

way freaking cute is a good description of nella in those frames. fantastic.

Stephanie said...

Only you would be able to find such an awesome pair of infant glasses!! Nella looks absolutely beautiful in them!

Jessie said...

AAAHHHHH THOSE GLASSES!!!! They are too stinkin cute!!!! She is gorgeous, and from one four-eyed gal to another, she looks great in them :)

Enjoy your weekend!!

danielle said...

i am DYING for nella in those glasses, SERIOUSLY.

happy weekend!

Lauren said...

She is too cute in those glasses. I was at the children's hosptial the other day (just getting some blood work done, nothing serious!) and there was a little one year old girl with D.S. there waiting to get her blood work done.

The girl was RUNNING all around. I asked her mom "hey, she's like 18 months...right?" Nope. She was just weeks over one and running like a toddler. I cracked up at the little fire ball.

Something tells me that little Nella is going to be just such a fireball as well!

Legszebb said...

Oh my goodness, that picture of Nella is the cutest picture ever! Such a precious little baby!

Tanner and Lindsay Cooper said...

Stop it with the cuteness of the glasses on Nella! So adorable! And now I'm craving apple pie....

Kathleen said...

Girls are wearing empty frames for fashion right now, so really Nella is just WAY ahead. You are too cute lil miss fashionista! xo from Canada

Amy said...

Lovin the glasses:)

Jenn said...

There is nothing cuter in this world than Nella rocking those specs!!

JennyCB said...

Hey there, Kelle.
*I seriously don't think "shit" is a bad word anymore, is it? If it is, well then... shit. I'm in trouble.
*I've got glasses just like Nella and am very happy to teach her how to reenact the entire video of "Say" by the lovely Lisa Loeb. Because she WILL be called that and it's AWESOME.
*Here's a quote from the always amazing Tom Robbins that reminds me of your blog's message: "There are only two mantras, yum and yuck. Mine is yum."
*That's some good shit there, Kelle. Keep it up!
:o)
Jen

BLOOM - Parenting Kids With Disabilities said...

I love that we get to meet your Mom!!!

Have you thought of putting your landscape photos on cards you would sell???

Yeah! Nella on the standing and crawling! And her glasses are perfect.

Hope you enjoyed the late night snack.

Lisa said...

Dear Gawd....she is just the sweetest, most perfect baby. I mean, perfectly beautiful! I read often, and rarely comment, but want you to know your amazing outlook on life inspires me daily. And looking at your girls?!? Makes me want more little ladies (and I already have THREE!)

Ksenia said...

What a cute little Professor!!!!! Love her!
The last picture is so beautiful, too! :)

Eva Marie said...

Nella,

i truly thought you topped your cuteness but good God girl you are just a little slice of heaven

rock those glasses girl

Eva & Liv :)

Jasmine said...

Oh my goodness, besides craving apple pie those glasses are the CUTEST things I have ever seen!!! I love, love your blog and your pictures are beautiful!! Your oldest daughter has to be one of the most photogenic people I have ever seen!

Cameo's Angels said...

Nella looks so grown up in those frames but so adorable!!! I love your posts about your family and your home. You have said it before you always make the ordinary seem so special. I think an apple pie is in the works for today, I can't hear about it and not do it.
Thanks for the inspiration. Happy Friday!

Shannon said...

I didn't think that Nella could get any cuter...and then the glasses! OMG this kid is seriously too cute!

Just me said...

Congratulations on the milestone!!! It's so neat to see her so close to crawling. I absolutely LOVE the glasses. The styles out now make me wish I had never had eye surgery.

The way I see you with your girls inspires me so much. I hope I can be even a fraction of the mom that you are. You're awesome Kelle!

John and Misty Schluchter said...

Oh My Goodness!!! Nella, in glasses, is the most precious thing i have ever seen! My husband just got glasses yesterday, and I showed him her picture, and he said, "How come I don't look that good?!?" :) She's stunning!

Jen said...

Love the Professor! Her smile just makes me smile. :)

TammyW said...

The thought of homemade apple pie makes my mouth water. Unfortunately, my mom's idea of pie is Mrs. Smith's frozen variety.

My son (w/designer genes too) got his first pair of glasses for severe farsightedness on his first birthday. There is nothing cuter than a little kiddo in glasses. Fortunately, they make a brand for children with DS that fit so much better than anything you can buy off the shelf.

MarkyDsMom said...

so freakin adorable in those glasses and i love the last pic. absolutely PRECIOUS!!
go nella on the crawling and standing.. .getting so big!

Ryan said...

Oh my goodness - you have the cutest professor I have ever seen in my life!!! I love that Nella is rocking sweet glasses. As a long time glasses wearer myself, I love to make it a fashion statement.

I so understand your 'glad to be home' feelings after trips to far off destinations, even when those trips are so glorious.

Happy weekend!

Kelly B said...

Nella's glasses rock. And - in the ongoing similarities I seem to find (or shamelessly look for) between our girls - Lindsey has a denim jacket like Nella's! They're soul sisters :) Enjoy the weekend.

Dori said...

Oh my gosh... that baby in those glasses....ridiculously cute. I am overcome!

Jenn said...

I love Lainey's tube socks. They remind me of when I was little.

Nella's glasses are super chick! My little guy has glasses, got them when he was two. It felt like another bus came by and grazed me when we found out, but you know what, he can see and he rock's his glasses out just like Nella.

Happy Autumn to you and your family!!! We kicked off the season with leaf gathering and apple crisp. Love this time of year!

karen11010 said...

Nella melted my heart with those little specs! Just adoreable!

Casey said...

Nella in glasses is probably one of the cutest things I've ever seen. So proud of her, she is doing wonderful!

Heidi said...

Not only do I love your pictures but your writing is so uplifting. I really enjoy your posts so much. I am a former NY-er living in South Florida with my husband and kids. Heidi

Margaret said...

You're a good Mama Kelle. Nella's lucky to have you in her corner.

Crystal said...

{Baby} Nella, I love you! And those glasses! You have a way of making my day! ADORABLE!!! Rock on, ok!?

enjoy time with your Mama in town! :)

KMDEBRUIN said...

What a cutie pie little professor! I want a pair of those glasses too - but if I were to get a pair I'd end up disappointed because I still wouildn't be as cute as little Nella. Thanks for sharing your life - your girls are just precious!

nicolequinn11 said...

I am new to your blog and I enjoy reading your posts. You have a beautiful family and Nella is too precious. I love the glasses by the way. My little guy is near-sighted and got his glasses about 8 months ago. They make a huge difference and he looks adorable.

atyson said...

SO excited for Nella on rocking and standing!! And her glasses are precious (I always wanted glasses, scars, and braces when I was younger!). Got all three...yay for me!?! Have much fun with your mama and the girls!

Melanie said...

Nella's glasses are adorable. My best friend's little girl had to start wearing glasses around the age of 1 1/2 because of a lazy eye. The first year "mom" freaked out for so many reasons but now we don't even realize she wears them. And they really do help her. So I wish you luck on this new journey with glasses! :)

heather said...

I could just eat her up in those glasses! Adorable!

Nikki Nalbach said...

squeee! Nella is so cute in her glasses and hat!! Where did you find that hat? I must have one for my lil bug!

Tammy said...

I have a daughter with DS, and I took her for her regular eye appointment. No big deal, right! Not when the doctor said those simple words "she needs glasses" I balled like I was told she was dying. I still can't put into words why. I just know it broke my heart. It has now been 6 months and it really wasn't such a bad thing, it just felt like it. But after reading your blog, I felt for you. I get it! Good luck, and she is beautiful in her glasses :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh Kelle have fun with your momma. Mine comes next week.

I want a pair of glasses too. Went to the eye doctor last week and he said I have a slight astigmatism and that I could have a prescription, but it's optional. Well Honey wasn't going for an unnecessary $300 pair of glasses. So I'll just have to wait;) Happy weekend to ya.

→Daniele← said...

Just read this post with my 3 yr old on my lap and when we got to the picture of Professor Nella she said, "Mama I'm sad". I asked why and she said, "I (big emphasis on the I) want glasses too mama". Hehe, awwww....Nella trendsetting amongst her peers already ;)

Birdie3008 said...

She looks so freakin' cute in those glasses I can hardly stand it!!!

Jen said...

LOVE the glasses! Excellent choice of frames! And Yippee for the 4-point rock and standing - go Nella!

Bonnie said...

You are the only person I know ( and I don't even know you) who can make clutter on the living room floor look arty and interesting. I love that.

Thusa said...

The unveiling on the professor made my day. She looks stunning in those glasses! Absolutely gorgeous!

The Martys said...

OMG......she is the cutest thing in glasses. Enjoy your time with your mama!!

P.S. love your girls clothes. TOO cute.

Hilary said...

Oh, Nella is too precious for words. Happy beginning of fall!

Margaret B said...

Ah! I just freakin' love this one! Nella is just so yummy!!!!! Squeeza' licious!

Kim said...

She is just as delicious with glasses and she without. Honestly, she is just about the cutest thing ever...I adore those big smile photos...priceless!

Our six year old just got glasses and I was a little sad but same thing, he looks so cute in them I want him to wear them 24/7!

BobbysMommy said...

Just when I thought your little Nella couldn't get any cuter, in comes the professor. Those glasses are too precious!

Thanks for inspiring me to be a better Mama to my little boy. Your blog should be prescribed as therapy to every Mama out there. I've fallen hard for you and your sweet family.

Lisa Coleman Boutilier said...

I LOVE Nella's glasses...so sweet! Enjoy your time with your mom.

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Love your pictures - you outdoor pictures make me miss my homestate soo much! Florida is hot and humid but oh so beautiful in so many ways. Thanks for sharing the beautiful parts with us!!

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