Saturday, October 30, 2010

My girls...

I've been trying to get some good pictures of my girls lately and this is what I've come up with...

I'll start with my FAVORITE of Ruby!!! I can't decide if I like it better in color or B&W....



Seriously, how could you not love that face and that little smile?

This one was taken a few days earlier...
Lyla, as cute as she is, has been a little more... um... difficult lately :) And I can't blame her really... she just got a new sister and she's just under 2. Tough times! And getting an almost 2 year old to take a good picture is almost impossible!! Our first attempt at taking photo's this day resulted in this...

Yes, I know, her pout face is quite "snooty". This was because we tried to reward her good smiles with fruit snacks and she was upset because we weren't giving her the whole package. Needless to say, we went straight home and tried later to get a good picture. Which leads us to this cute shot...

Anyway, I am LOVING having two little girls! They are both SO SO cute! Despite Lyla's behavior issues lately, she is still such a sweet sister to Ruby, a sweet daughter, and she is just such a big girl! She loves to help around the house with cooking, cleaning, handing me things I need for Rub, and everything else she can help with. She is already starting to speak in sentences and is really just growing up way too fast! We love our little Lyla!

And Ruby is just as cute as ever! It's funny that each baby comes with their own challenges. Lyla had to go straight into casts when she was 1 week, which was a little difficult and just sort of a pain. But it made changing a newborn really easy! So changing Ruby's diapers is a lot more difficult than I remember Lyla's being. Overall though, Ruby has been such an easy baby! The only thing that I have to complain about is the projectile spit-up/vomit issue! We have SO MANY burp cloths and we go through them each like twice a week! We had this problem with Lyla too and so I'm pretty anxious to get this phase over with. But she sleeps and eats well, she loves to snuggle, and she is already getting so big and strong! I'm interested to see what she is going to look like. She looks nothing like Lyla did when she was born. She has all that dark hair but I can tell it is already starting to lighten up a ton! So if her hair stays, I'm not sure it will stay dark. Anyway, I am anxious to see what Ruby is going to be and look like over the next little bit.

Having 2 kids does have its challenges, of course, but it's also easier in other ways. But gosh, I am just loving being a mom to my two girls!

6 comments:

Jen Low said...

Ruby is adorable!! Seriously!

Ahhh the spit-up days. Charlotte would spit up so much that for every feeding I would use a recieving blanket as a burp cloth. The thought that other moms could use a small little cloth over their shoulder when feeding a baby was a crazy thought to me. My clothes and furniture were always covered in milk or spit-up. Hopefully this phase doesn't last too long!

love you guys!

Candace Wright said...

AWESOME... Have I mentioned that you're making me baby hungry! And TWO girls. I just brings back my childhood. Do you think the Lord would grant a request to end my childbearing years with twin girls?
Hhmm? I should be careful what I ask for....

abby said...

she is just a doll! you sound like you are handling things great. i remember that time being hard but also so exciting. i need a baby! :)

Shelley said...

They are both so beautiful! They get it from their momma!

brooke and tyler said...

you are right. they really don't look a like at all. both so adorable though! being a mom of two is so much fun (and tricky at times). just wait as they get older and older too. it is SO fun to watch them play together.

Amy Rex said...

I LOVE the black and white of Ruby!!!