And you KNOW I can't have three little girls all in super cute little dresses and not take pictures in the garden!
I am LOVING that my baby girl is sitting up and can now "pose" a little better for pictures.
However, you will have to deal with about a gazillion pics of them looking in opposite directions, because, well, Ellie is a bit busy! ALL the time!
Would you just LOOK at those azaleas?! They almost become like one of those silver umbrellas a photographer uses in photo shoots. It reflects all kinds of light toward the girls! ANd I LOVE that my snapdragons are coming up in front of the little statue.
You know what this picture reminds me of? Remember a year ago when these two were standing back to the camera on a Sunday afternoon (it was actually Mother's Day). It was also the day they were both dedicated to the church. They were little bitty turkeys and were standing at a rail. Ellie was actually driving Maddi crazy as she tried to come around behind her, but couldn't let go of the rail, as neither were actually walking yet. I will have to hunt that picture down. Because... man, what a difference a year makes!
I love my little girly poo coming out of the garden in this pic.
And then they BOTH let loose flying down this hill! Out of CONTROL!
Oh, man. I wish you could actually SEE the wisteria draping all over the balcony of the cottage. Mmmmmm... it is awesome.
They picked and picked and picked.... and most of their flowers were delivered directly to "Gaggi". That is how Ellie says Gabbi.
And now for a collective "awwwwwwww"....
That little girl is so sweet!
And then there are these two! They are NOT getting the concept of sharing at all! Tonight, at Staci's you should have seen them fighting over the bottle of sprinkles in the tub. YES. Staci, for some strange reason, gave Maddi a bottle of sprinkles (as in to decorate cookies or cupcakes) and she felt it MUST be a tub toy! And, you have SEEN Don's shower. remember... all 7 of us in it?! Well, Maddi LOVES showers, because she feels like she is at a water park! Ellie was not so sure! There's a bird... back to sweet after church in the garden.
I could not believe that I was even able to get these girls in the same shot. They sat there for about 1.2 seconds! and I GOT IT!
I just love that they are going to grow up together. Lots of vacations. Shared swingsets. 6 little floaties by the pool. And eventually, sharing clothes from each other closets. Wont' it be fun?!
I think 20 months may be my favorite month so far! I think I have said that since she was 8 months. Or maybe 6! I keep saying it cannot get better! and it just keeps on getting sweeter!
She is in a phase right now where she doesn't want to go to sleep. Well, I dont' think it is a phase. More like a way of life! I try to pretend like I am asleep to get her to give in. She literally kisses me all over my face, over and over and over! Little pecks like she sees me do her little baby sister (and her!). I try hard to keep my composure, but usually end up laughing. She is such a smart little toot!
Since my sister has taken another big hiatus from blogging, I will remind you of her cute little girl.
Well, hope you enjoyed it. Hate to rub it in with all the flowering bushes for all you in the COLD! But, seriously, I really feel for those up in the floodlands, (Fargo) and still having to wait for snow to melt. We are praying for you down here in the deep south!
Thanks for keeping up with the Groveses. Gosh, I LOVE to look at my girls. Just had to add that as I looked at the above picture for one last time before I hit "post".
Nighty night. Melanie