Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our family photo shoot

Love this one! I am trying to figure out which ones I am going to blow up and frame? It's sort of hard to pick....
Sweet, 3 year old Kate Embry! Can't believe she is already 3! It's so fun to see her personality come out each year as she grows. She truly has been such a pleasure to raise and have as a daughter. I hope and pray that we remain close as she continues to grow! It is definitely hard to learn to "let go" as they grow up, but I know that is what we are called to do as Christian parents. I hope and pray that we can teach her how to depend on God more than on us as her parents....then we will know we have been successful!
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Maternity/family/3 year old pictures

It's hard to believe, especially since I am "camera" crazy, that we have had family pictures taken. The last time we had professional pictures taken of Dave and I were our wedding pictures. So it was WAY overdue! Of course, I always get yearly pictures of Kate so we were able to combine them in this photo shoot. And I never had any maternity pictures taken when I was pregnant with Kate, so I thought with Cooper, I was going to capture it all!!!! I was sooo happy with how they all turned out. A sweet friend of ours is a photographer and she took all of these for us. She is so talented!
Can't believe Cooper will be here in a few short weeks! Yay!!!

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Perfectly Pink

We found this awesome pink door and got some cool pictures in front of it!
Twirling around and around...
Love this face
She is so funny.
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My little diva/tomboy...whichever she feels like on that specific day!

Deep in thought....
Very bored. There's a funny story about this photo shoot. During the shoot, Kate was not acting like herself. I mean, don't get me wrong, the pictures of her still turned out great and I was very happy with them, but she was just not the normal, happy, silly girl the whole time. She kept saying that her "booty hurt"!! lol I couldn't figure out what was wrong with her. Well, after pictures, we were driving home and all of a sudden Kate started screaming and crying from her car seat! She was yelling "I'm going poopy"...over and over again. She was so scared and seemed to be in pain. I felt so bad for her. Well, Dave couldn't pull over because we were on a bridge, so I turned around in the car and unbuckled her from her seat. I lifted her out of the seat and just held her until we could pull over. I kept having to tell her that it was okay and that we can clean up everything. She just kept crying with this look of horror on her face. And pretty soon, the smell took over the car....Dave and I started laughing at the whole situation. By the time we pulled over, it was everywhere. We had to strip her naked on the side of the road, throw her cute bloomers she was wearing away...and totally clean everything...all in which with this wreched smell. I start gagging and Dave was laughing at me! So then I started laughing so hard that I couldn't control my bladder (remember, I am 8 months pregnant)!!!!! lol So then after it was all clean, we got back in the car and told Kate to tell us if she feels like she has to go some more. Mind you, she is now sitting in her car seat butt naked....not 2 minutes back in the car, she starts crying again saying that she has to go again. So we pulled over as fast as possible and grabbed her from the car. Not a second after I was holding her in mid air on the side of the road, she started with it all over again. Poor thing. It was quite an event. Gross, funny and sad all the same time. But after all that, we finally figured out what her "booty hurt" and why she wasn't being her normal self during pictures! lol

But who can tell that her tummy was hurting during this photo shoot????
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Kate anticipating being a big sister

Kate sure is excited about having a baby....she talks about him every day and kisses and hugs my belly on a daily basis. I really think she is going to be a great big sister. I keep trying to imagine what life is going to be like with another's hard to imagine splitting time between Kate and Cooper...Kate has been the only child for 3 years and we've had a blast with her. I want to have that same time with Cooper, but I guess it will just have to be a different experience. But Cooper will be so lucky to have a big sister in Kate. She will truly love him!
My precious family

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Big ole belly....

Love the different effects our photographer/friend used on some of these pictures.
My favorite family pic!
6 more weeks until Cooper is here. I have to revel in these last few weeks of having him inside me before he will be shared by everyone else!
I truly love being pregnant, even though this time around has been MUCH more difficult as far as heartburn, uncomfortableness, aches and pains! But nothing is too bad when you feel them moving all around inside you and you can only wonder what on earth is he doing in there?!?!
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Alot of pictures to choose from

Our sweet family of 3....soon to be 4!
I LOVE my life!

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Some more pics of Kate's 3 year pictures

Simply chic....
Silly girl! She sure can "ham" up the camera! She loves to have pictures taken of her!!! lol

One of my favorites
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Daddy and his girl

Could any 2 people look more alike? They are sooo cute though! Kate sure has a blast with her daddy! He really knows how to have fun and adventurous with Kate. Dave loves his dirt bike, and now it seems as though Kate is picking up his love for them too!
She keeps asking when she can ride one by herself? lol Not for a LONG time, at least that's what I say. Daddy thinks in just a few short years!?!?! We'll see about that!!
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A girl and her horse

Kate giving Jesse James a kiss! Horses are such beautiful creatures!
"Hey, mom, look at me! I'm on the other side of the fence!"
Kate with her Nonnie and Nina! This little girl sure is loved by so many!
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Horsin' Around

Kate with her FAVORITE horse, Gunner! Gunner totally thinks he is half human! He is so sweet and gentle. He actually will try to climb into the car if it's nearby!
Kate trying to give Gunner some love!
"Look at my muscles! I strong"!!! Yes Kate, you are very strong! She is such a tomboy, regardless of how I may dress her!
Kate and the pony. It's amazing how close Kate gets to them without ever being afraid! She treats them like Emma the dog!
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