second time around.


Ains turned one while we were in California and we hadn’t gotten the chance yet to celebrate with Chris’ family (we did her birthday with my parents before we left). Anyways we had so much fun eating cake and celebrating this precious little life so much. I can’t describe the love for these two. 

Aiden was licking the cake before we even had eaten lunch…and of course for pictures sake we let him keep doing it :).

You know, when I got pregnant with Ainsleigh I was literally just as excited as I was the first time. You would think the sonograms, first bites of babyfood, first steps…might get a teeny bit less exciting the second time. But nope. It is like the first time all over again. 

And I am sure with each child you have, it just keeps happening over and over. 
Your love just multiplies.

Baby fingers in icing, frosted pink lips and lots of big smiles…. happy Friday :).






November 18, 2011


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  1. Mama bear

    November 18th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I love all of your posts. Your kids are beautiful! Happy belated birthday Ainsleigh!

  2. Happy Wife

    November 18th, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Happy Birthday little one!

  3. Redheaded Daybook

    November 18th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    You have the cutest and sweetest kids!
    And they are SUPER blessed to have you for a mommy πŸ™‚

    Mothers are important and you are a serious inspiration for when I decide to have my own.

    Adorable. Precious. Love.

  4. mai

    November 18th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    What a sweet post!

  5. Redheaded Daybook

    November 18th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    My comment didn't post:

    Your kids are absolutely beautiful!
    And they are blessed to have you for a mommy πŸ™‚

    You are an inspiration for when I decide to have kids.

    Happy birthday cutie pie!!

  6. Kristin

    November 18th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    So sweet! Happy Birthday precious baby πŸ˜€ Love the icing pics..I'm sure it'll get more interesting when add candles and making wishes to the birthday celebrations. πŸ˜€ xo

  7. Anonymous

    November 18th, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Hope she had a happy bday! Your kids are adorable!

  8. Cole

    November 18th, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Happy first year of life sweet Ains. You are so precious an blessed to have that family. Xo.

  9. Anonymous

    November 18th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    So precious! I don't have any bebes of my own yet, but I would imagine, as you explain it…that you still have the same level of excitement each time around.

    Happy belated birthday Ainsleigh!

  10. Trisha @

    November 18th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Happy birthday, Ainsleigh!

  11. Danielle {@} sugar blossom boutique

    November 18th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    your kids are super adorable πŸ™‚ they grow up so fast! i seriously can't believe my youngest is 3…ugh! time to have another, me thinks! πŸ˜‰

  12. modern Suburbanites

    November 18th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    adorable post and gorgeous photos!

  13. Lisa @ MMT

    November 18th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Awww πŸ™‚ I can't wait to have another baby!!

  14. Momma Bird

    November 18th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    so sweet πŸ™‚ happy 1 year πŸ™‚ you are truly blessed

  15. The Swiss Studio

    November 18th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Happy belated birthday to your adorable daughter!

  16. Emily

    November 18th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    It is the same with each one! I have three boys and I was so excited for each one of them. Children are so preciouse!

  17. Anonymous

    November 18th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    aww happy birthday Ainsleigh!!

  18. Sarah

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    She is precious Casey and what a blessed little girl to have you for a mama! XO

  19. stephanie

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    she is so beautiful! happy birthday precious girl!

  20. FashionFreak/Mihaela

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:35 pm


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  21. gina

    November 18th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Their eyes are just gorgeous btw! So is everything else about them! But Happy Birthday to her!

  22. Karly

    November 18th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    What's really awesome is seeing how each child reacts to the same moments in a different way. I love looking at Delaney and then Vivienne and think about how Afton was at the same age or milestone. It grows the love for the first moment Afton did something as well as for the child accomplishing it now.

  23. Urban Nester

    November 18th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Happy 1 year to Ains!!! You are the sweetest mama, those kids are fortunate to a Proverbs 31 mother!!!


  24. Emma

    November 18th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    so cute – happy birthday ainseigh!! πŸ™‚

  25. Debby

    November 18th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Such a cute little girl.

  26. Jenni Austria Germany

    November 19th, 2011 at 12:31 am

    so precious. that first shot is great.

  27. karla@ bluegrass jewelry designs

    November 19th, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I have 3 kids and everything is as wonderful and exciting with the last two, as it was with the first one.

  28. The Cantelmo Family

    November 19th, 2011 at 6:49 am

    they are too sweet! You're right, your love does multiplies and you are a little less anxious. At least that is how I am πŸ™‚

  29. Kristen

    November 19th, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    such a precious family! i just found your blog – i love it!
    have a great weekend.

    mikie and kristen

  30. Allison

    November 19th, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    First birthdays are magical. What a sweet girl. I pray you get to savor the moments in the next year…as you know one turns into two way too fast!

  31. jessica

    November 19th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    precious. you are such an inspiring mother.

  32. Heather

    November 19th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    love these pics! ainsleigh is getting so big! love her! p.s. those cupcakes look scrumptious πŸ™‚

  33. Erin

    November 19th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    i hope you had the best time celebrating the second time around! πŸ™‚ such an amazing blessing!

  34. Kelly (Unremittingly Kel)

    November 20th, 2011 at 4:03 am

    All of your posts are wondeful, Casey!
    Your whole family are all so beautiful.

    My little one are turning 2 & 3 in January, oh how time flys!

    unremittingly kel

  35. Erin

    November 20th, 2011 at 6:33 am

    i just love your blog! your family is precious!

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