Great clip, must learn how to do that with imovie! What a wonderful way to remember your family through the years. Your kids are adorable and so sweet. I find it so amazing that both you and Phil each have a little ‘Mini Me’, too precious.
Am also a mom to twins, identical girls. With an older brother to boot they are so much more than I could have asked for. I bet you feel the same :)
Aww, thanks. I’m particularly proud of “cereal” (finger running across jawline to represent the crunch of it). I get so irritated at people who say teaching your children sign language delays speech. It does not.
Teaching your child sign language does NOT delay speech, as you already stated. I am a profoundly deaf mom- I taught my (hearing) son sign language from the time he was a baby- By the time he was a year old, he was speaking (vocally, not sign language) SENTENCES with big words that a 3 year old doesn’t even use. He just turned 4 years old last week, and has the vocabulary of a MUCH MUCH older child. He’s extremely intelligent, and not only does he do sign language, but he can spell a lot of words, use big words, and can even work his way around the computer.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful children. You have a true gift when it comes to photography. Sure wish I had something like this, instead boxes and boxes of old photographs that are collecting dust in the attic.
Stephanie, Commenting again on this.. I am up early with a bad cold.. I just remembered while watching your video something I had asked a while back..
In your pictures, the July 2009 set, Abigail is getting books out of a container, they are underneath a wooden table or bookshelf sort of thing.. Do you mind sharing where you got that ensemble from? The containers also?? I LOVE IT!! Thank you :)
Also – I LOVE LOVE LOVE the beds you got for Abigail and Lucas.. Where did you get those??
Stephanie, that was precious, beautiful, perfect. Thank you for sharing :)
Wow, and it seems it was only yesterday, we were on pins and needles with you in the NICU waiting for updates. Lucas and Abigail have grown into these two strong independant amazing little people!! You and Phil are so lucky :)
And you know, really, it should be illegal to have that much talent, Stephanie. Honestly. Those photos are so beautifully framed, each shot captures so perfectly the mood and moment.
Phil has a hugely gorgeous smile, as do you and man, those babies? knockout kids. adorable.
Not a groupie and not loose with the compliments, especially since I am also a writer–you truly have a lot going on, girl.
The other thing that struck me is that we tend to see/hear about the relationship issues, but the photos capture a very happy family and a side that we don’t see so much of.
My take away is that if you choose to write about the crap, and let’s face it, it’s far more interesting than happy face stuff, I’m going to remember these photographs and remind myself that nothing is perfect and that you are all insanely happy a lot of the time
I really almost cried with the shot of the three of you on the sofa and lucas and abigail had popcorn and balloons to the wrist…you looked like you were in heaven. I imagine its because you were. I loved the one of the three of you dancing as well.