Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Enjoying the Small Things

This is why I love blogging.

...because at the end of the day, I finally sit in the red chair to edit a few pictures. I settle into my nook and turn my speakers up, cueing the dogs to come curl at my feet, one on either side, as I begin the process--sorting my favorites into a folder. I slowly click forward, one photo at a time, and smile. Things I've forgotten I snapped. Sweet smiles I overlooked. Moments I might have never thought about again.

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But now they are frozen, magnified by the size of the screen, glorifed by the glow of computer light, and I stop and really look at them...and remember it all.

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The sky seems bluer, the trees more vivid and life just a tad bit sweeter.

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And somehow this ritual of stringing photos and words together makes me more grateful, more aware, more present.

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And I like that.

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Enjoying...

Breakfasts with Friends.
A new Wednesday ritual--one that will definitely stay. We house swap each week, and this week brought a small group of friends to my kitchen. I love having people in our house.

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Which reminds me of a particular afternoon when I lived with my grandma and grandpa. The living room was full of visiting friends, and I watched as my grandma hurried around the kitchen, pouring coffee and arranging food trays to serve the friends that laughed and told stories in the other room. I offered to take over as certainly, she'd rather be part of the conversation in the living room. And my grandma smiled a different smile--the all-knowing "I have this one figured out" smile and replied, "No, I don't have to be in there. I just like hearing them." I know exactly what she meant.

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Hunting in the Woods.
Lainey's favorite game right now is hiding tiny things in the woods and making me hunt for them. Like these baby chicks.

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Eleven chicks she hides under pinecones and dried leaves, and she remembers where every last one was placed.

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More "Ohs"
The Bath Oh, ranking slightly below The Beach Oh, but still pretty high on the list of Ohs That Make Me Smile.

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Nook Spruce-up.
Had to hang my Abernathy art above my desk ("the only thing I am 100% certain of is what I am doing exactly right at this moment now") and needed something different. Small but necessary change. I can't have things looking the same in my house for very long at all, or my inspiration gets stale.

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Baby Dolls.
It's happened on its own with both my girls--their love of baby dolls. Nella's finally given up bossing them around and now she's gentle...but if you'll notice, Lainey still puts them in their place.

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Her Squinty-Eyed Smile.
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Almond eyes magically transfrom into almond slivers when she smiles, and I've memorized this face and see it in my sleep...sweet little crescent moons that get me every time.

But full moons are quite lovely too.

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And the barrettes? Adorable stay-put gems from new sponsor, Coco Penny. The barrettes stay in all day, work brilliantly with baby fine hair and can be clipped onto everything--purses, belts, headbands, you name it.

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Check out their amazing assortment of headbands, clips and embellished onesies, and use code "smallthings" for 10% off your order. (Nella's worn our favorite felt flower clip practically every day this week!)

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TWO commenters on this post will be randomly selected to receive a $25 gift certificate from Coco Penny. And because I love hearing what you have to say too, in your comment tell me what's the last thing that made you laugh?

The last thing that made me laugh: Lainey tattling on Nella as in "Hey Mom, Nella's being mean to me!"

So yes, this right here is what I like about blogging. Feeling *that* much more aware of the little things that add up to one big thing. And I tie a grateful note to the string of a balloon and then I let it go...into the void, having no idea where it's going but feeling good watching it float, float, float away.

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Team Lando said...

Laughter recently:
1) Ellie's tears and screams when I began singing "Don't Stop Believin'" (score 1 for 80s-hater husband.)

2) My mom attempting to figure out blog commenting (love you mom!)

3) Me trying to speak Spanish and telling my husband I wanted to watch a "Comida Romantica" or "Romantic food" for our movie night

4) Nella's Oh-Face

5) My husband and Ellie curled up in bed this morning, making the same face, both refusing to get up!

carlotta said...

I love this. Seriously love it.

The last thing that made me laugh was going through silly photographs full of silly faces.

Candice said...

My husband and I always have some sort of banter before bed, we tease each other....inevitably we're both cracking up. Love him!!

Karen said...

when talking about spring with my 6-year old Joey, I told him the trees would soon have blossoms.
Me: do you know what blossoms are?
Joey: that animal that pretends to sleep??

Love him!

Rock said...

I love this post. :o)

The last thing that made me laugh was having a dance party last night with my kids. So much fun!

Sarah
srockney@hotmail.com

chalkboardBEblog said...

Cute bath pictures! My daughter (she's 2) tried on my bra this morning. We laughed and laughed!

Full Price? NEVER! said...

I love this post! Last laugh... easy! my baby laughing this morning... it's infectious!

Jessica said...

my favorite moment has been going on for about a week now.

My 4 year old just heard the new Selena Gomez song on Disney Channel "who says" and she has been singing her little heart out Who says who says you're not worth it, who says your not perfect who says your not beautiful tell me who said that.

Something so special about those words and them coming out of my little girls soft voice makes my heart jump.

Because who says anyone isn't perfect, worth it & beautiful, I just wish I could keep the world around her just like that song for ever!!!!


Love the Nella O face and of course Lainey hiding things, Audrey is always hiding notes and making me look for them :)

Heather said...

ahhhh , love your post.
last thing that made me laugh...noah is putting his shoe in the printer !

love and blessings the doughtys

Michelle said...

Last thing that made me laugh was belly hurts type of laughter - my husband trying so hard to do yoga with me, (his first time). I don't think that needs more explanation.

Vanessa said...

Just laughed a few minutes ago when I caught my almost 2 year old on her potty chair in the bathroom -- "I go pee pee mama"..with a magazine in her hand! Wha?

Btw, thank you for constantly reminding me of all of 'the little things that add up to one big thing'. Today is a sweet day after a rough week & then to open this post & read your words & see your pictures just added another element to the day. Reminders always provided by you. Gratitude.

Him and Her said...

very cute barrettes.
last laugh - this morning playing "tent" under the sheets with my son and husband.

The Kozee Family said...

Love this blog because I feel the same way. :) The last thing to make me laugh? My almost 3 year old, Grace, kneeling down to clean up some yogurt spilled on the floor by her little sister Lily (whose FIRST birthday is today!) for me this morning so that I didn't have to stop feeding her to do it myself. When she squatted, she farted. Without missing a beat, she said, "Scuse me, mommy, my booty farted." And I laughed. out. loud.

Foma said...

The last thing that made me laugh was a picture of Nella's gorgeous smile above! She's the most adorable little girl!

But before that, I laughed watching a hilarious comedy. :D

Adventures in our army life said...

Love how my little girl makes me laugh every day. Yesterday, it was a joyous laughter as we watched her figure her hands out and slowly crawl across the floor!

Megan said...

Oh dear! Nella's oh face is precious!

I was just laughing when I turned around to see that my little Isabelle had fallen asleep, sitting up in her bumbo. Watching dinner prep is exhausting.

I have a great little giveaway I posted Monday on my blog - one day left to enter. Anyone is welcome to check it out :)

Jaci said...

I was in Disney with my family last week and was super sick. I was laying a on a bench waiting for them to get off a ride when a little girl in a princess costume came up to me asking why I laid down. I told her I was sick. She proceeded to tell me she "pooked in the car...it was nasty, but not too nasty." Gotta love an honest 4 year old princess :)

Elle said...

The last thing that made me laugh:
This morning Abby (my 3yr old) and I played "make-up" and I used concealer to give her one nice unibrow that dipped down to her nose in the middle. When she looked in the mirror she exclaimed, "Ooohh Mama, I'M ANGRY!"
I'm still laughing! :)
Have a great day!

IRWSMom said...

The last thing that made me laugh was a funny forward email from a coworker. I normally don't take time to read them but it did actually make me laugh out loud ---sshhhhhh. I'm supposed to be working ;-) And as always your photos today make me smile. Happy Friday Eve!

my2hearts said...

The last thing that made my heart and throat skip a beat... was last Sunday during church services,(heads where bowed) silence was upon us and my littlest says, "MOMMY, I just had a cricket and it stinks"... and then hearing the giggling and snickers from the row behind us.. Yep my girl proclaimed she had gas in church... Bless her little sole...

Andrea said...

Kelle, I love your blog! I come over all the time and love to see your sweet princess's! They remind me so much of mine! When I read that Lainey tattles on Nella, Same as my almost 6 year old about the almost 2 year old :) they crack me up... the last thing I laughed at was when my almost 2 year old comes runnin down the hall screaming mom, poopey is coming!!! That means it is time to go potty... we are potty training... she hates it in her pants and it is a look of terror on her face that she knows it is coming and doesnt want it in her pants :)

Becky said...

The last thing that made me laugh was a youtube video of Ellen interviewing Kaley Cuoco about the Shake Weight. HILARIOUS!

I love that Lainey tells on Nella. My 3 year old tells on his brothers, too: "Yuke (Luke) is bothering me."

Gina said...

I laughed this morning watching my 2.5 yr old son try to figure out his Diego camera when he looked up and said "Something's not quite right here" in a very 43 year old man voice (my husband being that 43 year old man!!)

Kirby Johansen said...

Oh what made me laugh!!!

Dylan in the tub with her brother. she LOVED it and she had the biggest smile

Drying Dylan’s hair and watching her fall in love with the baby in the mirror who kept talking to her.

Having my daycare text me and ask if my son Drake got into the sugar doughnut because he was acting like Dash of the movie The Incredibles.

And listening to Dylan try to laugh. She does a coughing thing instead and it’s really is the cutest thing EVER!!!

Kelsee said...

Those clips are so adorable. Especially on the head of one of your kiddos!!

Last Laugh: At the pet store with my son and him laughing at the parrot that was saying "bye bye" made me laugh :)

Jelena said...

I laughed this morning when I woke up! My son Noah was right above my head, lips puckered, waiting for a kiss. I wonder how long he was there? :)

The flower clips are adorable! I need to order some for my little baby girl Emma.

Southern Gal said...

Something my 9yo said. He is aware I blog about his sayings so now I can't put them out there as frequently. ;)

ash said...

Lainey has the prettiest eye color (and eyelashes) I've ever seen! I love the way they go with her wispy blonde hair.

sammyw said...

Last Laugh: The shower game we played at my baby shower over the weekend: Guessing which candy bars where melted into diapers. Seeing my friends, smell, lick, brown diapers...best laugh ever :)

whitney said...

The last thing that made me laugh was when I texted my husband to tell him what episode of Flight of the Conchords I was starting my morning with and he replied with one of my favorite lines from the episode. Is it sad I laugh out loud by myself?

Candice said...

Love those clips - cutest ones I've seen I think. My latest laugh was last night with my husband over how absurd living with my parents (temporarily) can be. One of those things that's really not funny, but it kind of is.

Corey said...

Your posts are always so kind and peaceful. Love them.
Last thing that made me laugh? My 2 year old. Peeing on the potty and saying 'mommy, daddy will wuv dis!'

Sarah said...

The last thing that made me laugh was last night when my daughter was playing peek a boo in the bathtub with her washcloth and toothbrush! Hearing her was "where is it?" and "there it is!" is priceless!!!

WhatDoesTheFutureHold said...

I love Lainey pointing her little finger at the baby doll lol.

It looks like Lily has a new sibling, at least it looks like Lily when she was an infant. :)

The last thing that made me laugh was looking at all the hairs the straightner missed this morning while i was still half asleep.

Have a great weekend. :)

Melissa

CB_Wilson said...

I last laughed at my son this morning singing my alltimefavorite song from my alltimefavorite movie, "Under the Sea" that he's learned from an old Disney's Sing-A-Long vhs tape. And his look when I knew more of the words than he did!

Laura said...

Great post! I love both of your daughter's smiles, their entire faces light up.

Last thing that made me laugh was doing Just Dance on the Wii with my 6 year old twins. We rocked out!!! So fun xoxo

Katie said...

Last laugh: listening to my 2 year old organizing her underwear: "this one is for Wednesday. this one is for Tolater. This one is Wednesday. This one is Tolater. Wednesday. Tolater." How perfect a word is "tolater"?!

happygirl said...

I need to learn how to take pictures. I love your blog.

Tiffany said...

the last thing that made me laugh was my almost 3 yr old son. We had the following conversation yesterday after I got out of the shower.

him: mommy look at your hair
me: yes its wet and messy
him: no, its perfect. I love it

Then I gave him a hug for being so sweet and he started to give me a foot rub. Then he rubbed my legs and noticed they were prickly here is what happened next:

him: mommy what happened your legs?
me: huh?
him: they're yucky

ahahahahahah!

Amanda said...

The last time I laughed was while watching my one-year old daughter act a like a pesky little sister and annoy her 2.5-year old brother by snatching pieces of the puzzle he was working on. She's little, but she already knows how to and takes delight in irritating him. LOL

Luckily, even though she bugs him, he loves nothing more than to give her kisses :)

ash said...

last thing that made me laugh- my son's little friend singing "mocha face" by lady gaga (instead of "poker face"). it's hilarious!

Jeka said...

First time commenting - I love your blog! Very inspirational and so true to life. Thanks for sharing.
Laughter lately - my singing along with Mary Poppins, and my almost 3 yr. old walking over to me, chubby finger on my lips and said, "Mommy? No sing...no sing mom."

Jennifer said...

Sweet sisters.
Last thing that made me laugh was yesterday when my daughter (2) picked up an old blackberry and put it to her ear and said, "Hi, Grandma, I play with mommy and I go pee pee!!!".

Nicole said...

The last thing that made me laugh was my dog coming out from under my red blanket that he stole... he looked like little red riding hood. Or maybe the wolf wearing the hood.

Courtney said...

New to your site and just adore it. Your girls are beautiful and your love for them - so heartwarming. I love it.

I'd love to be considered for the giveaway. My daughter is six months old and nothing stays in her super-fine hair. Thanks, again!

Stef said...

you described exactly what I love about blogging! I love the memories we're making, the journaling we're doing and how fun it is along the way - sharing it with others, etc...

The last thing to make me laugh was my 2 1/2 year old sweetness coming up to me in bed and saying "Mommy, you ready to get up? are you sick? did you pee in your diaper?" :)

Meghan said...

Putting my daughter in the car after we were shopping at the grocery store past my 2 year old and 7 month olds nap time. SHe was so well behaved that when she batted her eyes and asked for a treat in line, I couldn't say no. She picked the yellow bag of m and ms because yellow is mommy's favorite color. So I strap her in the car seat looked down and realize the yellow bag has peanut m and m, which she can't have. I just started laughing so hard because this has to be the 5th time we grabbed that darn yellow bag not thinking. A tear started down her cheek before out of my purse came a bag of fruit snacks and all in the world was better. Brown bag, brown bag, brown bag, but you know next time we will grab that so much inviting, enticing, bright yellow bag again, so I just had to laugh!

Lissett said...

Sunday we celebrated our twins' first birthday. I laughed AND cried while they ravenously dug into their very first cupcake. Not a single bit of frosting was unlicked (is that a word?) and we found crumbs in every nook and cranny that night during bath time.

Abby said...

Those cresent moons are darling! And as much as I don't like tattling it always makes me stiffle a snicker, sisters are amazing. Great post kelly!
Blessings!

Kelly said...

The last thing that made me laugh is my 7 month old's crazy open mouth kisses...sooo funny I can't help it!!

Tabitha said...

Love your blog! So inspiring!!! And your girls are beautiful and perfect! The last thing that made me laugh was last night when I was bathing my boys and me oldest son pointed to my youngest sons nipple and said "Boobie Button!" So we're going with that...a nipples is a boobie button:-)

mrssuelee said...

When my son took care of business in the potty and then exclaimed, "Eeew, stinky!" My thoughts exactly, my son.

lmjh9 said...

This is my first time commenting on your blog but I have been following for quite awhile now. I just have to tell you that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about this blog, your pictures are Amazing, your girls are Beautiful, your words are Inspiring, you are a Wonderful mama, you make me want to be a better mama to my 1 year old and oh I just LOVE it all! I think I have gone back and read almost every post cause I just can't help myself, it brings me so much joy and happiness because you are just Awesome!!! Lainey and Nella, well they are just 2 of the cutest little things I ever did see and their clothes and their smiles and their love for eachother and and and.... You get the point!!!
The last thing that made me laugh, my 1 year old daughter pushing the button on her farm fridge magnet over and over again so she can dance, too cute!!!

Lola said...

Love the post, the barrettes, the oh's!
Last thing that made me laugh;
- My girl's laugh and million faces she makes. She is very expressive an is doing so many "crazy" new things every day. Love every minute of it.

Happy Thursday!
Enjoying the small things
Xoxo

jesshaydel said...

You are such an amazing writer, I could read your words over and over.
They give me such inspiration and hope for the future of not only my daughters life but mine.
You have a positive spin to everything.
I have to agree whenever I start to write my favorite thing is to curl up with my laptop and starting going through the 1000s of photos Ive taken not wanting to forget any moment or memory!

My Secret Rooms said...

Too tired to remember laughing out loud, last time.
Smirking smile? Yesterday evening when Johannes proudly announced that he now can wipe his own cute little butt :-) *love*

CandiceM said...

The last thing that made me laugh? When I handed my 13 month old over to my husband pretending that I hadn't noticed her poop.... so then he got to change her!! LOL... I might still be laughing a little!

marinj said...

The last thing that made me laugh was my boss comparing me to a 50 year old man...I am a lower 30 year old lady! :) Love your blog!

jesshaydel said...

Youre story to me is as well phenomenal, unlike your daughter she is missing a chromosome (chromosome 7) so she has a deletion of a couple of genes one being elastin.
Williams Syndrome is so rare the only people I can turn to a lot are those of down syndrome, I cant find much support on Williams but found what I could and it does help.
Thankyou for helping me

Aly said...

I love the clips! My Beatrice would look great in some spring flowers!!

Mary A-J :) said...

The last thing that made me laugh was my son doing yoga last night right after his bath wrapped up in a towel. He came out as I was doing my yoga and sat on dad's lap doing it. Then got down next to me and did a downward dog! He is full of awesomeness! :)

Sarah said...

Love laughter! Recently heard in our home: Our little two-year-old guy waking up from his nap to look out the window and see snow (in spring, in ohio, yuck!) and shouring excitedly, "It snowed! It snowed! Go play in the snow!" What perspective!

Ali's Mom said...

Your girls are so beautiful!!

I laughed out loud when my daughter with Ds told my husband and I "You two should get a room!!" when we were kissing good bye this morning.

Marcea said...

The last thing that made me laugh is when my 5 yr old son asked me what was the point of buying Glue if we didnt have any crafts!

Stephanie said...

the last thing that made me laugh was when I was simply walking and talking with my husband this morning on our way to our classes.

Peg said...

My four year old Liam has a stomach bug that has been lingering for days. I thought he was better so we ventured in the car yesterday to pick up the big kids at school. Of course, he threw up all over himself about half way there. As we pulled into the parking lot, he looked at me with glazed eyes and asked, "what smells?" I couldn't help but laugh. Thanks for your blog, it really makes my day and gives me a pick me up when my lives seems mired in the dark. Thank you!

Emily said...

I laughed this morning watching my little one start to warm up and smile and clap at story time at the library. It's something I took my older daughter to every week at this age, but can't seem to get my act together with two kids to get there anymore. Today we made time and it was so worth it, she smiled, she danced, she clapped - she loved it!

April & Michael said...

The last thing that made me laugh was my 8 month old figuring out how to walk (as in one-foot-in-front-of-the-other) in his walker to where ever I am in the kitchen. He just follows me around. But our kitchen has enough floor space that if he is on one side he can walk his little self across the rooma and it's so cute!!

Erin said...

The last thing that made me laugh was listening to my 3yr old daughter explain to my dog that running in the street is very dangerous and asking him "am I clear?"

Suzy A. said...

The last thing that made me laugh was watching my 10.5 month old daughter move from me to my husband to beg for some of our dinner (I had already finished mine).

Cindy said...

Yesterday, my twins, who are almost 3 and always beating each other up were hugging and kissing each other, rolling on the floor and just loving each other up. Then later, my 7 y/o was writing a list of April Fools Day pranks to play. Laughed so hard at that, because I remember doing the same thing at her age.

Brianna said...

My most recent laughs were thanks to reminiscing last night with my mom and sister about silly things that happened when I was growing up.

Sy and Shaunna said...

the quote from your grandmother...i know exactly how she feels. i l.o.v.e. to entertain, being in the kitchen, preparing everyone's favorite, creating a new drink, and i love to be the one in the kitchen just listening to life happen around me. it's probably my most favorite moment. the last thing that made me laugh was my hubby, last weekend when our oldest had a serious ear infection (and became a huge drama king) instead of getting frustrated, we laughed our way through a horribly long day, with 3 very unhappy little boys, and still managed to snuggle with smiles on our faces at the end of the day!

our little family said...

love your pictures of your girls so much.... they are simply beautiful!

Sandy said...

The last thing to make me laugh was my 10 month old snatching my 5 year olds bagel this morning. That cream cheese covered grin made me chuckle. Too cute!

Chris Steele said...

Em, 4: El, does this tickle?
El, 2: Yeah.
Em: Then laugh.
El: Heh heh heh (total deadpan)

There's nothing better than overhearing conversations between these sisters.

Elizabeth said...

The last thing that made me laugh was my Little Bean, Evalyn. She's in this stage where she tries to make her lips buzz, but she doesn't quite know how to, so she blows bubbles. And the sound is so distinct that when she does it in her room alone, it's hilarious! She's also been talking much more this week. And I love it!!!

Tia said...

Oh gosh, don't know if I want to admit this or not...

I was trying on bikinis (GASP!) with Ellie with me in the dressing room, and I put one on and she goes, and I am not kidding...

"Mom, that is hideous."

She is 4.

Needless to say, I didn't buy that one...I did laugh hysterically, however. Gotta love their honesty!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Betty said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The last few things that have made me laugh are hearing all 4 children chatter and laugh at the dinner table and this morning hearing a very persistent and hopeful woodpecker pecking at my rain gutters. It's a nice way to wake up.

Blessings, Betty

Kathy said...

Great photos and great pictures of your girls!

The last thing that made me laugh was my daughter's response to the question "Where are you today?" Mommy, I'm in Hawii! Good place to pick!

Jamie said...

Last thing that made me laugh... I've been trying to get my daughter to stop eating her boogers, so I told her that she gets booger breath and booger kisses are yucky. So she replies, "What if I kiss you like this?" and puckers up and blows a boogery kiss in my face. Gross, yes, but cracks me up like only she can.

MG Atwood said...

I love the way you string words with your photos. You are more inspiration to me than you will ever know. I love the clips!

joeltrista said...

The last thing that made me laugh was my sweet 8 week old daughter looking up and smiling at me at 2:30 this morning when all I wanted to do was climb back into bed!

Adrien said...

Love it!

Last thing to make me laugh: This morning my five month old, after months of being sabotaged in many ways by her 21 month old big sister, finally got her revenge. She smiled, reached up for the handle of her big sissy's pacifier, and popped that sucker right out of her mouth. It was hilarious already, but her big grin made it all the more funny. She knew EXACTLY what she did. :)

Have a great day, Kelle!

tracyallegre said...

I am in love with the squinty eyed smile. What made me laugh recently? My 3 year old telling me that when she grew up she would get married. Slight pause, then saying, "maybe daddy can be my bride." ha ha.

rhonda said...

As I'm taking my son to catch the bus this morning our german shepherd pushed me to the car, my son and I was laughing our heads off because it was almost like she was saying hurry you don't want him to miss the bus again!

Lauren said...

My last laugh was when my little girl grabbed her purse, threw it over her arm and waved bye-bye! Not sure where she thought she was going... :)

Celeste said...

Another beautifully worded blog, with pictures of two sweet little girls to compliment it. :)

Last thing that made me laugh... My twin toddler boys sharing a big old smoocheroo, right on the lips. Sweetest thing ever. <3

Amy said...

Love it as always..

The last thing that made me laugh happened this morning. My 2 yr old son is getting excited for his 3rd birthday next month. He looks at his sister and says " You wanna go my birfday?" then he looks at me and says " ma, Em needs hat, we get hats k?" :)

Joanna said...

My 21month olds new, "mad face." His nose gets all scrunched up, he closes his eyes and yells "NO!" Gets me every time :)

Esther said...

My Emma, sitting on the toilet, yelling at the top of her lungs, "MOOOOOM! MY POTTY DOESN'T WANT TO COME OUT!!!!"

Sandi said...

The last thing that made me laugh was early this morning going into my little guys room to set his alarm and hearing him laugh in his sleep. Love the good dreams!

I love your blog and you have such a precious family. Wonderful writing and photographs. Thanks!

Andrea said...

I love blogging for that reason too. It's so awesome to be able to "freeze" these moments and remember them just as they are. Breakfast with friend sounds like a good ritual to keep up for sure! You're blessed you have wonderful friends around you.

Staci said...

The last thing I laughed at was the picture of Nella and Lainey playing baby dolls. The one where Lainey is telling them off. Not because of the pic of them, but because of Barbie in the corner! Whoa girl! LOL

melody said...

i am loving those sweet moon eyes of nella! last thing that made me laugh...having a little pop-n-lock dance sesh this morning (to some dj unk's "walk it out" ofcourse) with my toddler while it poured rain outside and my 8 month old laughed at us, proving how very crazy we indeed looked ;)

Rachael said...

The last thing that made me laugh was my boyfriend suggesting that we should have a celebratory beer - at 7 am - after we successfully woke up obscenely early for university course registration and got all the classes we wanted. (Going back to sleep was the option chosen...because I didn't want to get out of bed to get the beer! ;) )

Katie said...

What's the last thing that made me laugh? Well, it happened about 1/2 hour ago. I was at my internship at the local high school and one of our students' tried to guess the year my supervisor was born in. She is a beautiful 30-something year-old woman, but the student said, "You liked those roller rinks they had back in the 50s, right?" To which we all died laughing. Although not born in the 50s in the slightest, we can all enjoy some poodle skirts and saddle shoes!

Amy said...

We call Evan's little almond slivers- his smiley eyes :) and we love them dearly as well.

The last time I laughed was listening to my 8 yr old explain to her 5 yr old brother that when he gets to first grade he will have to dissect a lima bean. "I have to suck on a bean??" Cracked me up.

Rojas Family said...

The last thing that made me laugh was my almost 2 yr old giving me one of his famous "tongue kisses". He basically sticks his tongue out and wants you to kiss his tongue. Gets me every time.

thy and lin said...

The last thing that really made me laugh (and my husband too) is how our one year old daughter has learned to crawl off of our bed and crawl into the living room. We may *think* she is still asleep and have some Mommy/Daddy time and we hear her push open the door and crawl into the room we are in. The first time this happen, we laughed so hard!!!

Beautiful pictures!

OhanaMama said...

Blogging is such a therapeutic tool... I find I have a much better perspective and sense of humor about lifes ups and downs when I imagine friends, family and strangers reading the stories.

Like when my son intentionally peed on my bed last weekend... wasn't so funny in the moment, but I got a little buzz thinking of how amused my loved ones would be when reading.
:)

Keep it up, we all love it!

Danielle said...

And we are so thankful you love to blog! B/c you are what inspires me to be a better mom. 2 things that made me laugh...My 5 year old had to take a -sh word to school today...he asked me "Could this be a "shamborine"...holding up a tamborine.

Shannon said...

Last laugh- gavin showing fiona how to splash in her first sit up bath with her crazy twin brothers, and fiona laughing hysterically at this new experience. Love the sibling dynamic.

amiee said...

Love your blog...love your little family!

The last thing to make me laugh was my 2 year old son Patrick!

He had to have the Tomato juice he spotted in the pantry. HAD TO HAVE IT...

I poured it in his cup...he was oh so happy! He took one BIG GULP...and said ewwwww YUCK as he shivered. It was SOOOOO FUNNY! I was laughing like an Hyena.

Hugs!

Danielle said...

Another funny moment this week - My son calling me from a friend's house telling me about this awesome snack he was having. He told me he'd bring home the recipe. The little girl's mother wrote me a note saying "Ryan likes his cucumbers sliced long and flat" and she drew a diagram. Crazy kids!

Niki said...

I get so excited after I click on "Enjoying the small things" in my favorties and there's a new post:)

What's making me laugh these days...the fact that my 3yo girl calls her big brother "Luke Skywalker" instead of Jacob!

aimee said...

The last thing that made me laugh so hard that I had tears streaming was when my 4 year old nephew said to my 2 year old niece, "Mais, did you know it's against the law to marry your sister?" Where do kids come up with these things??

Nathan said...

Love your words and your pictures. You constantly remind me of the important things in life and make me want to strive to be a better mother!

My 7 month old little girl - always doing something to make us laugh!

Donovan Doins said...

My little guy telling me, "Mom, this makes me serious!" (Last night, over something that concerned him.

Meri said...

I have a bunch of kids, so I laugh everyday, but the biggest one from the last few days was when my 5 year old made this revelation to his 3 year old brother while they were watching "Oswald":
"You know, Weenie is just a big old hot dog with no ketchup or mustard."

Said very matter of factly. lol

Erin said...

The last thing that made me laugh: As I was teaching my first graders all about dinosaurs this week I asked, "So, who can tell me where the dinosaurs came from?" A sweet little face raised his hand and said, "Their mommas poop them out in an egg, but first she has to take a magazine with her to the bathroom like my dad!" OMG! Gotta love those seven year olds!

Christy said...

My most recent conversation with my 3 year-old:

Avery: Mommy, you like Kyle Busch.
Me: Yes, I do. Do you?
Avery: Yes. I like Denny Hamlin too.
Me: What about Kevin Harvick?
Avery: No, he's a bad driver mommy.
...
2003 Christy would have no idea who those people are.
2006 Christy knew but didn't care.
2010 Christy knows, cares and watches.

You come a long way, baby?

Lisa Johnson said...

This morning as my 4 year old was being "independent" and was struggling to get her socks on. I was getting her lunch ready for preschool and I heard her say in an exasperated tone, "Heavenly Father, you're making me NUTS!" It was so random and unexpected that I just burst out laughing. I've been trying to teach her to express her feelings to Heavenly Father when she prays instead of just saying the same phrases over and over. I guess that translated over into every day life, too...not just when she prays. Kids are great.

Sandy said...

yesterday, my son, while getting out his tractor to take his friend on a ride, told her, "this is going to be the ride of your life!" he's 3, she's almost 4. watching them drive around in this tractor, looking like an old married couple, was so adorably hilarious, i'm smiling now...but his comment led to a laugh-until-my-eyes-cry kind of laugh.

Taylor said...

I told my 3 year old I was going to the grocery store and asked what she wanted me to buy...She goes to the pantry looks inside and says..."well, we have dora soup and fruit snacks so I guess just crunchy cheetos"
My 1 year old says "ahh-choo" then waits for a "bless you" from whoever is around and then laughs :)
Oh and if we get to laugh at ourselves...when my husband says something negetive or is the "fun police" to the kids ex. "no pudding its so messy and y'all just had baths"...I will repeat in the Eore/Debby Downer voice "we cant have pudding its to messy" and me and him both crack up because he knows its funny! (you kinda have to be there for that one).

Courtney said...

The other day my daughter was look especially cute, so I took a bunch of photos- for "no reason" according to my husband, but really because I wanted to remember.

Candace said...

My sweet little Logan grasping at straws when he is in trouble or 'time-out' (usually for sneaking off & stripping down naked only to pee in the floor not on the potty...you rebel you) to make me giggle & let him out 30 seconds early before his minute is up. He knows what he is doing, he's got it all figured out I tell you.

Yesterday it was him singing his new favorite song, OMG by Usher, while in time out. I heard a sweet little "oh oh oh-oh oh oh oh-oh ohhh myyy ossshhhh" followed with a "I obe you mommy, kisses mommy? kisses kitty?" while I was in the kitchen.

That's time-out cuteness to the max if you ask me. And yes, as if you had to ask...he got up 30 seconds early.

jami said...

My 2 year old son singing "life is a highway" and eating baked cheetos at lunch today. He was in his own little world with his head swaying. My girl would love some new hair stuff! Thanks for the giveaway!

Emily said...

LOVE Nella's turquoise knit shoes! (want them in MY size!)
Reviewing life as it is captured on film (digital, as it may be) does lead to magnified gratitude for those precious moments. Thank you for sharing your little moments with us...I appreciate the flight of your beautiful balloon as it flits past me in this great void.
OUT LOUD, I laughed when I found my daughter in her too-big-for-her RED cowboy boots and self-done 6-barrett hairdo this morning. She does not get her flare for style from her jeans-and-sneaks Mama!

mo said...

ive never comented before, but i heve read your blog for a while....i love it....you make me remember to enjoy the little things....so thanx!
cute girls and nice photos!
the last thing that made me smile..and laugh was my 9 months old girl playing peekaboo with the curtains this eavning.......the cutest thing!
love from norway!

A Cappelli said...

The last thing that made me laugh:

A few minutes ago I was sharing my bowl of left over ziti, broccoli and chicken with my 14 month old. And she squinted up her face in a big smile as she picked up two pieces of ziti and made them dance together, while saying "Da, da" (I think she meant dance). How could I tell her to stop playing with her food when it was so cute.

Natalie said...

Love your blog! Love the clips. Last thing that made me laugh...Boston Ron on Surviver last night.

Robles Family said...

You have a knack for making me realize what is most important in life after reading each one of your posts. My girls sure would love those "hair pretties" as they call them. The last thing that made me laugh was my (almost) 2 year old baby boy throwing a temper tantrum over a twinkie. He sure put on a show!

Adriana Iris said...

Blogging is the best therapy for anyone that is creative.

Ella said...

Last thing that made me laugh: My 16-month-old daughter saying "bread dough". Sounds like "BoDo", and is ohsocute.

Kim said...

Just started following your blog a few weeks ago and I have to admit I'm boldly stealing tons of your "activity" ideas. I needed some fun inspiration for my 2 1/2 year old (that 1/2 is so important to both of us). I am about as type A of a mom as you will find; I plan and schedule everything... your blog is really helping me see the fun in just being there and being present.

Last laugh: As I walked in to my son's class room last night to see him with an apron on "making coffee" for his teachers. He looked up and proudly announced that "I pee like Daddy, not like you". So proud that he has mastered the standing up thing... but it was pretty funny to me and all the other parents picking up!

Chris said...

At our playdate this morning, Anna (almost 2) and Oliver(just turned 2) were sitting together at the little table eating oranges, Anna suddenly stood up and pointed at Oliver's face and said very clearly, "Boodgers!" Then went to the bathroom to get him a tissue.

Becky said...

The last thing that made me smile, as in, after it was over.. getting locked out of my house for the 15th time THIS year..
being pregnant makes you very forgetful..

euniceoh said...

the last thing that made me laugh?

it had to have been just being with my baby. i love her and all the little things that only a mom notices...makes me love her even more and make me laugh!!

Stephanie said...

You make me try to take better pictures....I'm jealous!!!

Laughed...I dreamed last night, as a wedding gift, my aunt made me a homemade lampshade cover out of tissue paper, held together on the seems with heavier cardboard! I laugh even harder when I repeat it!!

Erin Miller said...

I love this post. Actually, I have loved every single post I've ever read of yours. They inspire me to be a better woman, mother, friend, etc. and have opened my eyes to truly enjoying all the small things.

The last thing that made me laugh - in talking to my soon-to-be 3-year old, I told her I just couldn't believe how grown-up she was. How she started out in my belly and now she was such a big girl that I was so proud of and loved so much. She gave me a hug and said she loved me too. And then she said, "if I was in your belly, Mama, does that mean you ate me? You really shouldn't do that. I was just a little baby." Priceless!

Loresa P. said...

What made me smile today:

My sweet girl standing on the counter (so she can be taller than me) dancing with me so she can hold my hands and make me twril like a princess. :)

hope said...

my friends ! love your blog :)

Miss Good on Paper said...

Beautiful pictures, as always.

The last thing that made me laugh was the little boy on campus today who told his mom "I love you, but I don't like you right now." Then he gave her a big hug. So cute!

http://missgoodonpaper.blogspot.com/

Natalia said...

Love your blog! I'm now following :)
The last thing that made me laugh was my brother (he's in preschool) asking if Steven Tyler was a boy or girl :)

Have a great day!

Jessica said...

The last thing to make me laugh? My 3 year old son telling me that my 17 month old son was sleeping by saying "Mom, Carter's sleeping. He's such a punk-ass."

Ariella said...

Today is a busy day for me so being able to quickly sit down and read this post was very relaxing for me. Thanks.
Also your picnic with Lainey is Adorable! Love it!

Jen said...

What made me laugh today, was when my little 1.5 year old pretended to sneeze over and over again, with the full body motion, hands covering her face and sly little smile.

stephanie said...

My last laugh? My naked 2 year old little girl who bent over to pick something up, pooted and startled herself. It had me clutching my stomach and gasping for air kind of laughing.

Heather said...

Last thing that made me laugh... my nine-year-old son telling me that he thought he should clean up the kitchen "in case someone stops over." Is that MY son?!!

Shannon said...

The last thing that made me laugh was my daughter playing in her exersaucer. She gets a kick out of pulling on the toys and yelling at them.

Mini said...

My little boy finally figuring out how to wave good-bye this morning and then clapping to congratulate himself!!

Chrissy, Jess, & Baby Lena said...

The last thing that made me laugh was the outfit my husband put on our daughter to go out yesterday. White onesie with pastel polka dots and brown pants with cream polka dots. Come to find out they went to the barber, mall, and lunch like that. Dots and dots match, no? LOL!

Rik said...

OK, the huge granny-grinning photo of Nella Bean looks just like Madeline Albright would look if she negotiated world peace! This post came and the right moment to prevent me from being distracted by what some might feel is the important world! This is far more important. I want to hunt for chicks in the woods. Really bad.

Judith said...

I first have to say this post made me cry and laugh all in one. I remember my grandmother say the same thing to me and I didn't understand, but I sure do now.
My last good laugh: My 3 year old son coming up to me and saying "Mommy did you know you are the best mommy in the whole world. well besides your mommy and daddy's."

Nettie said...

Hi Kelle,

Because of you, I have captured more and more of those amazing moments. I take my camera everywhere now. Every once in a while, I capture magic :)

The last thing that made me laugh was today when I was visiting my son at school. He was celebrating his 7th birthday during his lunch, when all of a sudden, of one his girl classmates cofesses her love for him in front of the entire class... My son turned beat red!!!
I couldn't help but giggle :)

C & O Mummy said...

My girl, who will be two on Monday was climbing on a chair trying to see the birdies outside (her new thing) Me: Catie! Please get down, you are going to hurt yourself! Catie: No thank you, Mommy! I have been encouraging the please and thank you thing... hey! At least she was polite :-)

Letitia Croce said...

The last thing that made me laugh out loud was when my 2y/o Caroline came to me with her swimsuit saying that daddy was taking her to the 'sunny beach'... when really daddy was trying to fix the faucet and said 'son of a b**ch'...

Keri said...

Recent laughter:

Waking up this morning to my 14-month old son babbling away on my cellphone, leaving one long voice mail on best friend's phone (which I'm sure will get a chuckle or two out of her when she hears it).

Sarah said...

Lovely! Last thing(s) that made me laugh. My sweet baby girl laughing hysterically in the bath tub - I have yet to figure out just why. And just this morning, when she walks her push toy into something (couch, wall, fridge etc), looks over her shoulder all sheepish at first and then flashes a cheeky grin - hey mama, a little help here! I could listen to that hysterical laughter and see that cheeky grin til the end of time.

hannah said...

how sad is it that i can't even remember the last thing that made me laugh. it's been one of those days. but you have inspired me (again) to just let it go and not let anything stop me from enjoying my beautiful kids. thank you.

Bethany said...

Last thing to make me laugh - dropping my sweets off at daycare and after saying "I love you" to her, she responds back with "RO U" Makes me think of Scooby Doo :)

Justyna said...

Last thing to make me laugh was trying to take a picture of my son and niece both wearing only a diaper and matching giraffe slippers on.

MJ said...

I love how you ended this post.

Last thing that made me laugh - we've started a game with our girls to see who can put away their laundry the fastest...what made me laugh is the determination of my 3 yo daughter running with all her might to put her clothes in to her room - and maybe even her drawers...seeing her skip to the finish line with a sneaky grin on her face (where will we find those clothes?)

Suzanne said...

My husband and I laughing at our new 6 month old puppy (and English Mastiff weighing in at 60 lbs!) as she "settles" down to sleep next to our bed, moving it with her big bones and lulling us to sleep with her dog "sighs." What a stinker!

Darcy said...

Always love your posts - especially the last one with the video of Nella learning "dog." As a graduate student in Speech Pathology, seeing this warms my heart because I know how very important it is!!!

Last laugh - my dog giving me the evil eye when I made him get out of the nice warm bed this morning and go out into the cold! Hey, if I have to do it, he has to do it!!!

Carolyn said...

A few days ago we were in a hurry and I laid out some clothes and asked my husband to put them on our two week old daughter. It wasn't until we got to our friends house and took her out of the car seat that I saw them - the two adorable pockets with bows on them on the back of the dress. (Sigh). Poor baby Cassidy was clearly wearing her dress backwards. :)

Ariel said...

My 2.5 yr old discovered the harmonica...enough said! He is SO into it, and we can't bear to take it away from him! It is so cute and funny how much concentration and breath goes in to it for him! He is oh so proud of his new talent!

Mr. Jayson said...

My husband makes me laugh and after 13 years. I'm thinking that's a good thing!

Ingrid said...

the last thing that made me laugh
was hearing my 7 year old son lecture his 20 year old sister on the type of man she was allowed to marry.

Nicole P said...

Your girls are so precious! That last thing that made me laugh was a funny comment from a friend on facebook.

Tatiana said...

Evie makes me laugh so many times a day, it's hard to remember each one (of course, she frustrates me equally haha). I think the last thing that made me laugh was just before nap time when Evie "tooted" (loudly) and our dog max sniffed HIS butt because he thought it was him. Evie thought that was pretty hilarious. So do I.

xoxo
Tatiana

KateH said...

Last thing that made me laugh: my 2nd grade students in my music class this morning. They formed a train of percussion instruments, banging as loud as they could, and pulled me into their circle to be a wild "Indian" for a few minutes. Love it!

Lovely Lindsay said...

i am also a photographer, and this is exactly why i love it. every where we go, i will be snapping photo after photo, and my husband will tell me "i'm missing it," but i know i am not at all. i am capturing it, and looking back is my favorite part. seeing everything i missed the first time. it's amazing.
gorgeous pictures as always, by the way. :)

Babygirl said...

the last thing that made me laugh...that's tough, i've been battling a nasty cold for days now. In all honesty, it was probably looking at my sickly self in the mirror trying to get ready for work this morning. we all must be able to laugh at ourselves :)

Megan said...

Laughter yesterday: I was putting towels away in the bathroom when I realized that the living room where I'd momentarily left my 14-month-old son playing with his toys had fallen far too quiet. I sprinted down the hall to find him throwing handfuls of dirt from the pot of my beautiful palm house plant all over the kitchen floor. And when my mouth fell open, he looked at me and giggled...a giggle that makes my heart smile and my frustrations melt away...and rather than scold him, I burst out laughing and grabbed my camera while he gleefully threw dirt all over the floor. And it was wonderful.

I love your blog, Kelle. I love your words and I love the pictures and your girls are so beautiful they take my breath away.

And I have wondered for far too long - how do you manage to get YOURSELF into the pictures as well? Does someone take them, or do you use a tripod? Hundreds of thousands of pictures of my son - I haven't missed a day since his birth on 1/9/10...but very few with ME actually in them. Do tell!

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Annie Kates said...

My last laugh was 10 minutes ago when I was rocking my 17 mo twin boys before naptime. I found myself explaining what the tail on their stuffed puppy dog is. "Little boys and girls, and mommies and daddies don't have tails. Just some animals do." Then one replied "No, no, peenie, mama!" while grabbing the crotch of his diaper. So now I apparently have delve into the differences between tails and penises.

Lauren said...

Another great post! Please tell me where you found those ADORABLE turquoise knit shoes Nella was wearing with her white top and adorable flower clip? Millie NEEDS them!!

Oh, something that made me laugh...last night, we were sitting down at dinner. We put Millie on her play mat while we ate. We looked up a couple minutes later and Millie was giggling as she got to the other side of the room. She just rolled, and rolled, and rolled until she got there. Ryan, Ava, and I were cracking up! She joined us at the dinner table afterwards...:)

Amy said...

The last thing that made me laugh was my 3 year old called me and told me "I'm just hanging outside, wearing my Justin Beiber shirt whoo hoo" LOL

The Stansbury's said...

Love the pictures of the girls with their dolls! Laughing is such good medicine for the soul. I have to little boys - 3 & 5. So laughing comes often. My favorites are when we eaves drop on their conversations!

Melissa said...

The last thing that made me laugh...was my husbands excitement to the fact that I remembered today is opening day. GO GIANTS!

Stacy said...

The last thing that made me laugh was...this morning when my daughter was singing every word of Time Of My Life - by Black Eyed Peas...I guess she has heard it so often in the car, she has memorized the words...she's 4!

Lisa said...

Recent laugh...just a couple hours ago when my youngest addressed her Nonno "grandpa" by his first name! Talk about being on a first name basis, gets me every time!

Love, love, love the blog. It just gets me every time.

Ldf99l said...

Love your blog!!

The last thing that made me laugh was my 2 1/2 year old daugther telling me that "I was a good girl." It is something I have been telling her a lot lately and I guess she thought it applied to me too.

Jessica said...

1) My son makes me laugh everyday when he does the "Hot Dog Dance" at the end of Mickey Mouse...he is so free and his LOVE of LIFE makes my heart hurt...LOVE my little man...

2) I laughed so hard at work yesterday about a silly little idea of having lunch in the copy room because it's so warm in there! Then, I laughed even harder when telling my hubby about our brilliant idea and him not seeing the funny-ness in the story...gotta love girl friends!! :-) (PS - I'm laughing just thinking about it...)

Jessica said...

The last thing to make my heart laugh was being at my 15 week ultrasound yesterday and my 3 year old son asking me, "mommy is the baby going to come out right now?" Oh how this is going to be a long pregnancy!

Lisa said...

Luckily I teach fourth grade to an amazing group of kids. Secretly pregnant (about 2 and a half months along with baby number 2), one of my students, who I nicknamed cabbage patch because she has those adorable dimples the dolls have says to be, Mrs. O. I don't know how to tell you this but...your looking a little rounder in the belly area. I said what do you mean? She said "Girl, are you getting fatter or you havin another baby"

Best way I have ever been asked if I was pregnant. I looked at her and said...I've been eating too many snacks I guess and instantly texted my husband. So funny. Love my kids at school and of course my boy at home.

~Shari said...

The last things that made me laugh was my baby son in Alaska calling me (at work) and asking me if my 6 yo grand daughter could get on her mom's facebook.

I told him yes. Well apparently last night she type - Hi Uncle Drew this is Hannah i need 25.

I know this was true cuz Hannah told me when I the got home that she asked her Uncle Drew for 25 (bucks) for an iTune gift card to buy the Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 movie for her iTouch.

kayla*marie said...

the last thing that gave me a good chuckle was watching my fiance FINALLY clean out some of the clutter we have hoarded away in our dining room. I ask him constantly to go though it and today, without my complaining, he just sat their going through the boxes one by one. Love him :)

vernyvern said...

Your posts and playlist always lift my spirits. The last time I laughed was just a few minutes ago when I was tickling Levi. I can't hear him laugh without laughing myself!

Natalia Jean Sansosti said...

YAY for the small things, Kelle. You have such a way of bringing sunshine and joy into our lives.

Our recent laughter comes at our 13 mo. old daughter's expense. Well, not laughing at her... okay, yeah, I'll admit it - we ARE laughing at her, because she's funny!! In particular, my husband and I randomly will start imitating her cute little mannerisms. Like when I open a door, I have to say "OH-paaah!" (open) just like she does (no, we are not Greek!), or when my husband is tired, he pretends to suck his thumb and play with his eyelashes with his index finger just like she does. I love that she is such a little personality now that we can't help but imitate her. And while it sounds mocking, I'll remind you all that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. :-D

Stephanie said...

What a great post...as always! I love the clips. They would be perfect in the baby-fine hair on my little's head!

Last thing that made me laugh: Last night Ella (2.5 years), jumped into her Daddy's arms and hugged him.
Daddy: "Oh boy, that was a great hug!"
Ella: "But, Daddy, I'm a girl!"
That innocence gets me every time!!

wendy said...

A man brushing his teeth in his car this morning. Now, I've seen it all :)

Alzbeta said...

The last thing that made me laugh was that the thing that finally helped her fall asleep for her morning nap was having her hair brushed.

dressesandmesses said...

On Monday, my son came home from school and said he told his teacher (in reference to school pictures), "Well, you can take my picture, but I'm not buyin' any!" (all said with attitude and a flip of the hand).

LOVE this post! Love how you express what's in my heart--about the memories picture provoke, and the smiles, when looking back through them!

Brooke said...

I love , love, love your pictures!!! My baby turned one today and I can only think of how blessed I am. I was just laughing at her trying to nurse, talk to me, and perform acrobatics all at the same time. Definitely loving life :)

Rhi@FlourChild said...

I laughed and laughed today when my 1 year old sat on the vacuum cleaner like a horse, then pressed the button. It turned on, and he jumped a mile, running away from it. But he was cackling like it was the most cleverest thing in the world, and so he went back to try it again! :) x

Ali said...

I adore your blog and your happy refreshing outlook on this fun job of being a Mommy.
Ok- what made me laugh- right now when my four year old got home from school and said "someone died today, my teacher knows it. they had to use the Learning Center so God could come get them." I panic thinking something awful has happened until my good friend reminds me that our preschool is at our church where funerals take place. Doh! Ha!

Jeska said...

Love this post! As always!!

And those hair bands are too cute. I have a couple nieces that would be adorable in them!

Jennifer said...

The last thing that made me laugh? Our golden retriever walking into the room with a sheepish look on her face and a harmonica in her mouth.

Sarah said...

The last thing that made me laugh...a biter biscuit and my daughter's love of sharing it with the dog!
Have a wonderful day!

Jeska said...

Also the coupon code smallthings is invalid. Just thought I'd let you know, maybe I'm doing something wrong though!

enmouton said...

the last thing that made me laugh? that would be this morning... picking my daughter up from the kid center at the gym... me-"did you have a good time today playing with the kids?" lylah-"yeah... i guess so..." me-"what's the matter?" lylah-"there was this one little girl who told me straight on that she didn't want to play with me and be my friend.... and that my shirt was ugly..."
me-"well what did you say to her?"
lylah-"i told her that she wasn't a very nice little girl and that her momma didn't raise her right!"
.... and of course she says this while the little girl is standing there with her momma... i look up and see two pairs of eyes staring holes into me... i couldn't help but laugh.... like mother like daughter....

tjennings said...

The last thing that made me laugh was a conversion my fiancé and I had while watching Wheel of Fortune, about whether or not Pat Sajak and Vanna White hate their jobs, complete with inner dialog for both stars :)

The girls said...

Laughter is my sweet little toddler insisting that I blow raspberries on her neck. Even though she knows it's coming, she dissolves into uncontrollable giggles. Who can resist baby laughs?

Sage said...

The last thing that made me laugh, was looking down at my sweet lucy on the changing table as she beamed her great big smile back at me, one hot second after screaming bloody murder. Ahh... the sweet days of an infant and the moments when you just have to let go and be present. I am happy to say the second time around, I am doing just that. Love to you and yours Kelle. It has been awhile since I commnented, but I still love seeing your gorgeous photos and reading your beautiful words. xo

Tonya said...

and this is why I adore your blog. I always leave it feeling so happy and positive! the last thing I laughed at was my 18 month old Sophia *talking* with the two little youtube sensation twins on Good Morning America. She was having a big old conversation with them.

Molly said...

Feeling my little girl move inside me. I've been feeling her for about 2 weeks, but I still chuckle a little when I feel her and am so lucky she is mine.

Laughing at the irony of a girls trip this weekend to Napa Wine Country when 5 of the 10 people going are pregnant, but so happy to enjoy, laughs, smiles, and girl talk with some amazing women.

Dawn @ Musings from the Pigg Pen said...

This isn't the last but it happened not long ago...my son, Jackson (age 4), scored his first goal in soccer. It was just at a scrimmage at practice but I was so proud of what a long way he's come from last year. So I told him he could have a treat. Then I told him his treat would be dinner at McDonald's (where we don't eat a lot) and he could even have a chocolate milkshake. His response: "But mommy, McDonald's is DINNER, and dinner is NOT a treat. A treat is something you buy at the store."

Score one for Jackson...he got both a treat from the store (twizzlers) AND McDonald's, with the chocolate milkshake.

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