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A would-be stay at home mom working full-time as a teacher. I teach at my old Highschool, working side-by-side with my own teachers. I blog to keep the Texan grandparents updated and chronicle our life for future reference. (In other words, I don't have a real baby-book or diary.) Comments make my day. Thanks for stopping by! kimlepper at gmail.com

Monday, June 30, 2014


Can you give kisses?

Livy "Ta-dah!"
C "What just happened?"

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Samantha 23 months, Charlotte 8.5 months.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Summer Writing

"That's 5 words."
She earns words to write and this tactic works soooo much better than time-outs for her.

She insisted on signing it.

Note the period after "cry".

Lest you think I'm torturing her, she drew this when she finished the previous letter. 
I love the headband bow she drew on herself!

Friday, June 27, 2014


I watch the clock...
...and wait for that time...



Thursday, June 26, 2014

Father's Day Pictures

I tried getting a good shot of the girls for a father's day gift and just ended up with a hilarious series.
The best of the bunch.  Also the first. 

Any time I called Charlotte's name she'd THROW her hands up for "SOOO BIG!"

Not a front shot but SO my favorite.  Devotion and Admiration personified. (Nicely said, Julia!)

Action shot

I LOVE this one of Charlotte.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Bear Crawler

"Really mom?  WHY are you not on the carpet?"

She does not like to crawl on anything but our living room carpet.

Ok I'll try one foot.


Maybe the other foot?


How about if I spin...

...while I sit...

Darn, still not going forward.

"Seriously?  All that hard work and you're just going to keep taking pictures?"

Come ON...

Ok fine.

Bottoms UP.

There, you have it on camera now.

Will you just hold me already?!?

She's actually pretty fast now.

Especially when she wants the camera.

I thought maybe some babylegs would help cushion things and she'd crawl instead.

But nope.

It really is a lot of work, I'm not sure why she keeps doing it this way.

"Can I just rest here for a second?"
Why do you keep giggling?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


We started off with Swim Camp

She had a blast- swimming every day for 2 weeks!
We have friends over almost every day.  This little girl is my shadow.  So I set her up with the sink and some dirty dishes.
She didn't want to get her stomach wet at first...
but soon lost all cares about staying dry.  Which is good because she was soaked when she was done.

FLASHBACK- I've been using this activity for a while now...
She thinks of herself as a "pro" now...
The Informer and The Dictator

Charlotte just stared and stared...

We're getting lots of cousin time too.
Watching from afar.

I'm on the floor a lot getting shots of this one.  Can you blame me?

I've figured out that naps do wonders for this child in the summer.

Ram Sam Sam

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Lil Sister

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