Lizzie cracks me up. This kid is constantly coming up with something new and when she told me that she has a "party jump" to celebrate the swim party I died laughing. Since videos are hard to put in photo books later you get a screen shot from the video. She throws herself into the air from the pool steps and yells "party jump". Do you need entertainment for your next pool party?
This girl is a fish already and would spend all summer in the pool if I let her. Get ready for a summer of photos of her in goggles because that is how she looks most of the time. Sorry this isn't one of those "cute" pictures but instead a picture that Taylor took with our waterproof camera. Pretty good for a seven year old. I love seeing what photos they take and their perspective on the world.
Doesn't this look like the fieriest flower girl you've ever seen? Good thing she got all the silly faces out in the bridal suite and was all cuteness during the ceremony, except for when she needed to go potty.
The girls were flower girls in my cousin's wedding a few weeks ago. I loved seeing them all dressed up and getting to be a part of her special day. While trying to take a solo picture of Taylor this is what I got. That blur would be Lizzie photo-bombing her. This picture is also a great depiction of their personalities. What you don't get in the picture are Lizzie's giggles the entire time she is attempting to photo-bomb Taylor.
Lizzie is a morning person. She would be up at the crack of dawn if we let her. To keep my sanity we have a clock that tells her when she is allowed to leave her room in the mornings. Rarely do I get to wake her up so I try to remember those quiet moments before she hits the ground running. The plus to getting to wake her up is that she is a snuggler and wants lots of hugs as she is waking up.
I never get a chance to take photos of the girls during karate class since I am in class at the same time. Thankfully the studio has been great about taking pictures. This photo says so much about Taylor and karate. She is so determined and focused in class. I love seeing her grow so much in confidence and skill this year. Don't mess with my karate girl!
I know... you are shocked to even see anything new and now I've hit you with three pictures in less than a week. I'm not even sure Chris knows about this, but the girls love to snuggle together. They started fighting about 10 minutes after this photo was taken but for 10 sweet minutes they whispered secrets, giggled, and drove the cat crazy with their wiggly feet under the covers.
Lizzie loves rocking her own style. When she took some old tissue paper and ribbon and made this bow I just smiled and asked how tight to tie it around her chin. She proceeded to wear this out in public for the rest of the day/night. Somehow I think she would do well in with big hats at Derby Day or in England for tea parties.
My kids don't know how to take a picture without doing a few silly faces to go with it. Sometimes the silly faces end up being my favorites. The bottom left hand corner is what Taylor thinks is her "Mad" face. Ha! She doesn't look nearly this cute when she's mad and I have many hours of listening to her scream as a baby to know what her mad face looks like.
Lizzie loves her pretty dresses and boots. From what I've heard it's because she likes to look pretty but the boots are easier for playing, jumping, splashing in puddles, or whatever else she needs to do.