Wednesday, October 31, 2012

*Not So* Wordless Wednesday

It's that time of year again!

                                2008- 4 months old
                                  2009- 1 Year Old
2010- Two Years Old


This was the first year that she picked out what she wanted to be for Halloween!
2011- Three Years Old
First Halloween in Indiana

2012- Four Years Old
She's growing up on me!
Have a happy, safe Halloween!

Friday, October 12, 2012


Waaaay back in June, my "baby" turned four.
 I still can't get over how much she's grown in the last year. 
This year she had very specific requests for her cake:
1. It needs to be cupcakes in the shape of a butterfly.
2. It HAS to be pink and purple!
Since we have people that we love both here in Indiana and in Michigan, we had two parties.  Lucky girl!
Marley was so excited to have people there from mine and Jim's families, as well as some of her friends from preschool, along with our favorite babysitter...
and cousins!
Our Indiana party was a little delayed this year, to accommodate for as many schedules as possible, so we spent her actual birthday in Michigan.
Jill and her family treated Marley to ice cream sundaes on the evening of her birthday, which she just LOVED! 
Look at that face!
 Our friend "G" was feeling extra festive, so she donned her special mask. 
Those girls crack me up!  Visiting with them is like spending time with family.
A few days later we had a bigger party at Grandma and Papa's house.
 Check out her face.  Art supplies really got her going!
 And who doesn't love a kitty to snuggle?
This is Denise, the giver of all things artsy...
Before the evening was over, there were lots of hugs all around...
a bedtime story with Grandma...
plans to help Papa water his flowers and feed the birds tomorrow...
...and then she was sound asleep.
We have so many people who love us, pray for us, and look after us in many different ways. 
We are truly blessed!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Strike a Pose, Baby!

My little girl LOVES to smile!
Here are some of my favorites so far this year...

But this one is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE...