Well it’s been awhile since we did a family post and it’s well over due. We have had so many fun and exciting things happen in the last few months. Most importantly, our family welcomed our second daughter – Miss Lulu Pearl Valiant in October. Her mommy (yes me!) waited way too long to go to the hospital, see I didn’t want my last experience (I got nauseous from pain medicine) . .so I wanted to wait . .and I waited so long that I went out to dinner with my family and almost had her in the car, I had her 9 minutes after getting to the hospital . .wow! My wonderful doctor who I saw through the entire pregnancy – Dr. James Mourizzi of Olympia Women’s Health didn’t even make it in time! He delivered our first daughter and I highly recommend him to anyone in the Olympia area. My cute little Lulu was more petite than her sister and arrived exactly on her due date – she didn’t want to be late I guess. The next day my brother and his wife Kathy visited her and brought some much needed treats from starbucks. Later in the day Zoe got to meet her little sister and I love the photo of them below and of her looking at her little foot – she picked out her Minnie Mouse shirt and pink tutu just special for the occasion! After we got home, we had to take the opportunity to take a photo of them both in Lulu’s crib – how cute are they both with all those monster dolls!
Then in November it was onto Zoe’s 4th Birthday party – wow how time flies! I love the adorable Tutu I got for her on Etsy and yes isn’t it funny that a girly girl would be playing with a toy gun – I love those photos. For her cake, she had to have a Disney Princess Ice Cream cake (two flavors have you – Cherry & Mint chocolate Chip) and Miss Lulu was doing her newborn thing just sleeping through the entire party. I love the shot of Zoe with her cousin Katie at the table – too cute.
This year my dad and his wife Shirley were here for Thanksgiving and so we decided to do our yearly portraits at my brother’s house a little earlier than normal. We like to do that every year as it’s a nice way to document the family and especially see how big the kids get from year to year. We are building quite a nice collection of santa hats and we even got our Christmas card with the girls out of the shoot! Thrown in there also is Zoe and Lulu’s official santa photo from Nordstrom – Zoe couldn’t look happier and Lulu had just woken up and is very chill, but hey that’s better than crying. Lastly, Cannon Beach had awesome weather earlier this month and we decided to take advantage of it and go for a few days. It was a ghost town, but I tell you it was better weather except for being colder than we had for our summer trip. Well that’s our family update for this year – hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!