Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Party time!

A birthday kiss.

And a birthday wish.

Brittain is talking up a storm and has been forever. She is such a sweet girl and is constantly (constantly) saying, "I love you, Mom.", "I love you, Dad." She calls Avery, "Avery Cakes" and Mason, "Mason boy" just like the rest of us. She gives loves all the time while saying, "oh, ohhh..." If anyone is crying she will be the first to try and console. She's often the first to say thanks for dinner.

Brittain can still balance in the air on her daddy's hand and she loves to do it. She's all smiles and loves to perform. Ryan thinks at this rate he might be able to balance Brittain and the new baby at the same time. I think not.

Brittain loves to dance, run, jump (especially on the bed), and she can already do sommersaults. She love, loves to sing. Anything from I am a Child of God or Old McDonald to Lady Gaga.

She entered the "why, Mom?" and "watch, Mom" phase way earlier than her siblings. It's so hard to believe that she's only two. It's so hard to believe that she's already two.

She gave us a run for our money as a baby but she's making up for it every day! I'm so grateful she's a part of our family!

She's changed so much since last year.


Gallup Family said...

She is absolutely adorable! Happy Birthday Brittain :)

liz said...

wow -- i can't believe she is two!!
happy birthday brittain!

have a great day, destinee, and enjoy your beautiful family!

andrea said...

Here's hoping she skips the "terrible two's"!

Looking forward to seeing the double circus trick with Ryan and the kids. :)

Carol at WRESA said...

Great photos, Destinee! Such a beautiful little girl!

julie said...

She is such a doll, every picture makes me smile...and miss you guys! I can't believe she is two either, where did the time go! It looks like you all had a fun party, wish we could have been there! I love the picture of Mason giving her a kiss, soooo sweet! I also love the little glimps of the new dining room set I got, looks very cute! Hope all is well with you and the babe, love ya all!
P.S.--I know I keep bugging you about showing me how to make my pics bigger, but I would love it if you get a second...they are so cute!

MommyJ said...

Oh, my holy cuteness!! She's so adorable. And has definitely changed so much in the past year!

janet said...

You are an amazing photographer Dest!! I know you have cute cute kids to work with but the talent shines through also! Brittain looks so grown up. So did Avery Cakes!! Mason is a sweetheart. love yeah.

The Staley Family said...

Seeing these pictures makes me miss you all sooooo much! I wish I could just come and see you all tomorrow. I can't believe how big the kiddos are! Has it been that long. And what were the chocolate covered balls! Those looked yummy! Can't wait for another one of those cute kids to join the family! Love you all.

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Carmen said...

Okay, first of all...I am kinda of wondering how that Japanese (it looks like it anyway) comment got there--is someone following me to your blog? lol ;)

Secondly, what a cute post Dest! I swear you know exactly what to say, and how to say it. And to top it off, you take AMAZING pics! Brittain is SUCH a cutie pie--and it's hard to believe it already two. I remember it like it was yesterday when you had her. I am so anxious to see who your next baby looks like. (By that I am saying all your kids are adorable). ;)
I miss you and your sweet family! And tell Ryan to practice juggling something besides kids. ;) hehehe

Carmen said...

Okay, scratch that. It's not's Chinese. ;)

Basically, I googled it (cuz it was bothering me)... and it said it translates to this: "Worked hard! I wish you getting better and better!"

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Thanks in advance and good luck! :)

Remodelaholic said...

WE (Justin and I) are melting at these adorable pictures of this adorable girl! She is so grown up! They are all SO grown up! I love it! I am sad we are missing it! Hope you are doing well!