My buddies

 While Avery is away at school these two are my peeps.  They follow me all over the house and are my little shadows.  They are all growing up and it is so bitter sweet for me.  They are becoming three completely different individuals and all I can do is stand by and watch.  When I look into their faces I know I am blessed.

Little Owen

My little sister had her first baby over a month ago and our family got to see him for the first time over conference weekend.  She named him Owen and he is my first nephew and the only little boy on our side of the family.  My girls and I instantly fell in love with him, it was a constant fight to see who would get to hold him. I was able to get a few shots of him and his proud parents while we were visiting and although I am not even close to being finished with all the editing I did have to post a few of the pictures on our blog.  He is just too sweet!

The football we used in these pictures was my Grandpa Butler's football he used as a kid.
The little Tepee he is sleeping in was made by my mom and we all played in it when we were little.  It was fun to have the props in his pictures actually have significance to our family.

Where has time gone?

Mattie had her 2nd birthday in February and as the months have gone by I realized my baby is not a a baby anymore.  She is officially a little girl with attitude, opinions, mischievousness, and a silly sense of humor.  She loves all Disney Princesses and loves to sing their songs.  She loves Ariel and her Minni Mouse and she loves to dress up. She wants to be totally independent and just like her older sisters.  She is so unique and wonderful and a handful all at the same time.

She is my only child that refuses to cuddle me and giving affection to others has to be on her terms.....being rejected daily by a two year old is something I should be used to by now but is still pulls at my heart strings when it happens.  Everyday with her is a new adventure, I never know what side of her I will get and she constantly keeps me on my toes.  While she may be a handful at times she also has a sweet and loving side that melts my heart.  She loves to tease, wrestle, and be my big helper.  Being a parent is an adventure and I love getting to experience all the new stages my girls are going through.

 This is what she does when she chooses not to do something.

The rare moments when she actually snuggles with me.

So You Think You Can Dance!!

This year has been our first experience with dance.  My girls love it.  They have wonderful teachers and seeing them in their little dance outfits melts my heart.