My Favorite Pictures

For each of my babies, I never know when its going to happen, but sometime during their first year I've always taken a picture and just been like THIS IS THE MONEY SHOT NOTHING WILL EVER BEAT THIS FOR ME. Well, Chapel still has 2 months left in her first year to beat it, but I'm not sure anything will knock this photo out of the winning spot:





Let's inspect closer:




I mean my gosh. Just the cutest little thing. Its been the background on my phone ever since I took it. I love this picture of her!

And just for fun, here are the #1 pictures of my boys in their first year:

Shep:
I could weep looking at this sweet, serious baby boy. Still sums him up perfectly.


Major:
This sums him up too. Pulling up super early on his own, and just the happiest little guy.


And Breaker:
The cutest little face, happy and full of joy.


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What Chapel Wore - Month 9











Thanksgiving outfit!


Is there anything sweeter than Christmas jammies?


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9 months with Chapel Raines


In this month, Chapel got to celebrate her first Halloween and Thanksgiving. She visited 2 different pumpkin patches and dressed up as a bumble bee for trick or treating. Having a baby just makes everything even more exciting and magical! Chapel caught up to Breaker this month with the size 5 diapers...giving Big Booty Judy a run for his money. She is army crawling all over, and practicing getting ready to crawl with her belly off the floor by rocking on her hands and knees. She loves feeding herself Cheerios and learning to drink water from a sippy cup. Nothing makes her madder than trying to clean her face off.

Photo shoot at the pumpkin patch.


Trick or treating in cousin Sydney's neighborhood.


This year they had trick or treating on the 30th, so on actual Halloween we heading to another pumpkin patch with Caity and Sydney, where we staged more photo shoots :)


Pappy and Gigi came to town for big brother's grandparent's day.





I mean this angel.


Early morning snuggles.



Thanksgiving!




Major ADORES her.


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What Chapel wore - Month 8













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8 Months with Chapel Raines





This little girl had a big month...moving into her own room and starting to crawl. Every time my babies have a big "first" I am so thankful to get to witness it. The first time she crawled I was sitting with Shep in the chair in her room, and she was rolling around on the floor. All of a sudden I can hear her kind of huffing and puffing and we realize she is crawling. Shep got down on the floor on one side of the room and I got down on the other and we cheered her on crawling back and forth between us. 

At the end of last month, Chapel's sleep started going downhill. After four kids I finally have realized that means they are ready to be in their own room. After moving her into her big crib in her own room, she is back to sleeping through the night. Thank you, Lord!

She's turned into quite the chunk, filling our her 9 month clothes and moving up to size 4 diapers. I think by next month she'll be in size 5, which is the same as Breaker was until a few months ago.  Giving Big Booty Judy a run for his money.

Its really just so sweet how much she loves me. I'm soaking it up, because it only is like this for a short time. Another few months and she'll be a daddy's girl. Little baby obsessed with you is the sweetest kind of love! She likes to have me in her line of vision at all times. If I leave her with Joey he pointed out that she is craning her neck every which way searching for me.

Some of my favorite pictures from the past month:


I turned the camera around to selfie mode and this was the face she gave me:






She is an animal any time I try to change her diaper.  She pulls that lamp off everytime. 



Her cousin Sydney was born this month! Yay!! I love having them together.


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