October 16, 2010

July to September...

Let's get caught up through mid-September...

We were blessed to celebrate Emily's 10th birthday with the entire family at the beach. It was such a gorgeous day...not only the beautiful weather, but incredible time to relax with some of the most important people in our lives.

Loving those blonde curls and yellow frills!

Reesie hanging with Uncle Pat...

...and Uncle Mike!

Emily blowing out her candles (on a delicious cake!)

Living far away from our family is so hard. But it has helped us truly understand how precious our time together is. I wanted to get a family picture (knowing this might be the last time in a long time we'd all be in one place at the same time)...so we planned ahead. I am so happy we did! This has become one of my most favorite pictures and memories.

Love and miss these faces...

The next birthday we got to celebrate was Reese's first! Wow...I know everyone says it, but truly...where did those three hundred and sixty five days go?

These are some of my favorites
from her one year old photo shoot.

I love how she's looking and smiling at Gidget.

For Reese's birthday lunch, we went to the same Claim Jumper in Monrovia where we took Daly for her first birthday. We ended up being seated in the exact same booth!

Still think they look alike?

Giving a super special 'Big Sister Smooch'.

'I'm one!'

Reese's birthday party was such a great time with family and friends!

Homemade cupcakes.

Reese's birthday cake...a bit blurry...
sort of like the first year of her life... :)

And to leave you with a big smile on your face...

Remember Daly's 'cute face'?

Reese has learned it too...