I have found that since I have been given the gift of others entrusting me to capture their most special moments I have somewhat fallen behind on taking pictures of MY most beautiful gifts, my girls.
Piper is my youngest and I love her so very much. She is spunky, delightful, more often than not a handful, lover of life, and more determined than anyone you will ever meet. She is a three-year-old that likes cookies more than crackers, bananas more than strawberries, and will not EVER fall asleep in the car. (For other mommies out there you know this can be both good and bad.) I have learned so much from my Pipes but one of the biggest things is to not take life for granted. To live every day to the fullest and not worry about tomorrow. I have become a better mommy, a better advocate, a better person since she was born in June 2009. She may frustrate me more than anyone else in this world but she is also one of the biggest gifts that I could have EVER gotten. I love her with all that is within me and wouldn't trade her for anything. She is perfect just the way she is and she won't let you forget it.
A few weeks ago Piper started a new school. One that would have her away from home 9+ hours a day, four days a week. So, come Friday we are ready for some quality one-on-one time. Being that we live in Minnesota there is a lot of snow this time of year. And today was just one of those days. It was like a winter wonderland out there (unless of course you were driving, then I am sure it was not what you would call a "wonderland..."). That being said Piper and I went on an early morning adventure while Addisen was away to school. We may have not gotten further than our driveway, but we still managed to have some fun shoveling, pushing our baby doll through the snow banks, and we *may* have pretended the driveway was our own personal ice skating rink. We created a memory that I will hold dear the rest of my life.
I love this little girl so much. I am so beyond blessed to be her mommy and thank the Lord every day that He picked ME to raise her, cherish her, teach her, and love on her.