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Hey All,

I have decided to switch sites so now you will find me at http://barbararileyphotography.com/  Hope to see you over there :)



This dog is so spoiled. Every day when I get back from the bus stop, Dakota races upstairs to lay on our bed. I know I shouldn't let her up there, especially since I'm allergic to dogs, but her eyes melt my heart every time and I just can't make her get down.
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Last night was a looooooong night. Cooper didn't sleep well and neither did M. I ended up keeping Mckenzie home from school because she said she didn't feel well, but by 9:30 she was bored and asking if she could go to school. It was fun having her home with me. I miss the little bugger now that she is in school full time. Cooper didn't seem to be affected by his lack of sleep. I seriously don't understand how he is my child because it appears he doesn't like sleep. I, on the other hand, can't get enough of it!  Even though we kept M home from school, we let her go to Daisy's tonight because she had her pinning ceremony where she officially became a Daisy. It was a short, but sweet ceremony and the girls got cupcakes after. I'm not sure which Mckenzie was more excited about: becoming a Daisy or the cupcakes.

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Today was one of those days for everyone around here. Little man was cranky; I think he is teething. Abby was up waaaaay before the sun came up and refused to go back to sleep. She finally did lay down with me for a little bit, but by ten minutes to six, she was begging to play on the iPad. On the other hand, Mckenzie didn't want to get out of bed (totally normal for her) and started whining before the sun came up. I was cranky because it felt like I didn't get any sleep (when will little man sleep through the night?!?!) and so I guess you could say we all had a good case of the Mondays. Luckily, it ended better than it began and there is always hope for tomorrow :)

I finally decided to tackle making my own baby food and it actually went better than I thought. I don't know why I thought it was so complicated for so long, but I don't anymore :) I made broccoli, peas, and pears and apples and carrots. Abby wanted in on making food for her brother so I let her shell the peas. I think at least 1/4 of them landed on the floor, but she enjoyed helping. Too bad the dog doesn't eat vegetables or she would have had a glorious feast!

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The girls both had a friend sleep over last night and they had a blast! They didn't even stay up too late! Scott talked the girls into going to snap a few photos with the fall colors tonight (and let me tell ya, that wasn't easy). I haven't edited them yet though (oops!)  but I did edit a couple silhouettes that I snapped real quick of my boys. Looking at them now, I realize that I need to have more light on the bottom half of Scott's body, but I do like the pictures. I have never done a silhouette before so this is a good jumping off point I guess :)
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And just because the sky was so pretty :)

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Scott and Mckenzie went out to do a few errands and Cooper went down for a nap giving Abby and me a little one on one time. It is rare these days to get that and so I am beyond excited when it happens. I like to think Abby is too :) She wrote a song and played the guitar for me. She didn't even complain when I broke out the camera and asked her to move to better light. She was just happy to sing to me. I was happy to listen to her and capture our moment with a photo. She is really into music and I am so thankful for that. Piano was always a big part of my childhood and I love having something I can share with her. 005 Abby010 Abby

And just for the record, that is dog hair all over the floor. I'm seriously thinking about trading our yellow dog in for a black one just so I don't have to see the hair on the floor as much anymore.



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Little man has had quite the week. Ear infection=antibiotics=penicillin allergy=cranky boy. But now that he is off the antibiotic, he is feeling better and getting into all sorts of stuff again. He loves to pull himself up and has just recently started cruising along furniture. How did he get to be so big so quick?! It seems like time with him is passing by so much faster than it ever did when the girls were little. I don't know if it is because he is the last or if its because we are so busy running around with the girls. Whatever it is, I wish it would just slow down a little bit.

I am starting a 365 with some friends and I hope doing it with a group will make me a little more accountable than I have been since we moved.
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