Sunday, August 30, 2009

Growing up Hopkins #15

It's hard to take a bad picture of Holly and JD but my settings made the pictures a bit yellow.
Taking a photography class was fun but there's so much to learn...
Hopefully the picture quality will improve with practice.
JD talks up a storm and Holly is grabbing for things.
As Liz says, "JD found his tongue (he likes to stick it out now) and Holly found her hands.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Breakfast club

Emily had this great idea - the week before school to help the kids get used to waking up early, have a breakfast club. Here are a few members of the happy group.
This week we're getting together at 7:45 a.m. at a different families home to enjoy breakfast together.
The kids range from 15 years down to 18 months.
What a great chance to get together and enjoy the morning. Today was our turn.
Here's Johnny demonstrating fun with a big ugly spider on a fishing pole...Yeah for the breakfast club!!
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Growing up Hopkins #14

I'm taking a photography class - it seems things get worse before they get better....
But it's hard to mess up a picture with these two in it.
I'm working on exposure and color so this is a bit bright but an angel shot of Holly snoozing.
Another one of Holly - I didn't get many shots of JD this week. He'll have to be the star next week.
Fortunately for Liz, Holly is sleeping for a good chunk at night. Unfortunately it's from 1:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.....
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Growing up Hopkins #13

We got a hammock - Holly and J.D. like it but it doesn't really match their outfits - oh well...
Sweet Holly
JD the great!

Just when we think they can't possibly get any cuter - they do!!
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My Girls

Twenty years ago these were my Laurels. They are so delightful and beautiful and I adore them.
They were all in town so we got to hang out just like the old days - it was like no time had passed.
There was a lot of laughing, remembering and catching up. Love you my sweet girls!!
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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Growing up Hopkins #13

Here's beautiful Holly!
They're building up to it...
Then in full cry - Holly is the cutest cryer - her bottom lip comes out a mile and then she lets loose - it's so cute. It's probably wrong to giggle when a baby cries but we can't help it.
JD already planning his college career.
Can't believe how time is passing so quickly. Holly and JD are more fun every day.
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Growing up Hopkins #12

For some reason this weeks post didn't make it through so here's Sunday, August 2 edition.
JD is sleeping through the night and is so much fun to talk to - he coos and goos except when the video camera is on.
They're getting to be so much fun - with great expressions

Holly's cheeks are the cutest part of her though the chubby arms are a close second - oh and don't forget her adorable smile.

They're growing up so fast...
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Happy Birthday Johnny

It's hard to believe that Johnny is not this little anymore.
He's a good brother.
A good son
and a fun friend!
We love you Johnny - can't believe you're 15 years old!
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