5.23.2011

the tiny tornado turns two!

Actually Livia turned two seven weeks ago, but it's been so cold and rainy I hadn't had a chance to take her out and snap some birthday pictures. Last Saturday evening Drew was at a slumber party, so Doron, Collin and I took Livia to the park for a little walk. I wasn't even planning to take her birthday pictures, but there are a few that I really love, so here we go! :-)

We had a little mishap right out of the starting gate, so Doron and I looked at each other and held our breath.


Phew! Nothing a little fence climbing couldn't fix.


With a nickname like the Tiny Tornado, it goes without saying that she's a spicy little thing.


But oh my goodness is she SWEET!!! ♥♥♥


Cuddly, lovey...she always has a hug for everyone.


When we go shopping, she's always calling out to other babies: "Hi baby girl! Hi baby boy!" Sometimes an adult might even get a "Hi man!" She attracts attention wherever she goes, and is gawked at by the early morning Panera Bread retirees when we go on our daily coffee run. (I do find I drink more coffee now than I did when it was just me and the boys).


She always hugs me tight around my neck and says "I love you too much mama!" ♥


She keeps up with her big brothers, no problem. (Or should I say she runs circles around them).


She's smart, funny, and she's got an incredible sense of humor. She'll sing the wrong words to songs on purpose with a really goofy voice like she's making fun of herself.


She runs everywhere she goes and never keeps still.


She talks non-stop, she always compliments me on my jewelry and she potty trained herself.


I love how she says y's instead of l's. (I yike yemons!)
I love how she wants to eat breakfast on my lap instead of in her high chair.
I love how she can catch a football as well as her brothers. (no kidding)



Her brothers are so over-the-top crazy about her, they beg me to have another baby.


Doron and I are so crazy about her...we've actually considered it.

We love you sweet baby girl!! Happy #2!! :-)

45 comments:

Mom of M&Ms said...

beautiful post.. TT has grown so much since you last posted!

Jaymi said...

LOVE these! I really love the second one (amazing bokeh!) and I LOVE the one where she is holding her brothers hand! Such a precious shot!

Tracy said...

Happy birthday little miss!!! Really GORGEOUS shots and a great location!!

Kristal said...

Lovely shots and I love what you posted about her. Sounds like you captured her in words wonderfully!

deb duty said...

Beautiful post and just lovely photos.

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Happy 2nd! So beautiful. I do love the falling shot. Glad she's ok! :D

Caseybumpinalong said...

Oh my goodness, what a sweetie pie! She is so cute! Great post, and gorgeous photos!

Naomi said...

oh my goodness, so sweet! LOve the photos, love her dress! Happy birthday to your tiny tornado :)

DASH Photography said...

She is precious! and getting so big! :)

Sheri said...

Awww soooo sweet! Happy birthday to the Tornado!

Angela said...

What a wonderful tribute to your little lady! I hope she had an amazing birthday!

Mindy Mc said...

Happy Birthday (a little late ;o) to your Livia! You are such a great mama and what a beautiful sweet girl you are raising (please know I'm open for tips anytime on girls....I'm still at a loss in this area) Love, love, LOVE your photos.... <3

Elena @ The Art of Making a Baby said...

WOW! All those things you wrote about her: they're just so awesome!
I had to do a double take at your header to make sure you said she turned two. First of off, she doesn't look two- she has such a serious adult look that on pictures she looks 5. And then reading all that you have to say about her...
You're one lucky mama!

Misty said...

I just fell in love with her through your post. I'm impressed that she potty trained herself. My baby girl is extremely smart and I'm hoping she does the same. What a doll you have. Terrific pictures!

Sara said...

Happy late Birthday to Livia! Oh how I've missed your pictures and commentary. Such a sweet tribute to your wonderful little girl. And I am in love with your bokeh!!

Skye said...

I hope you take this the right way - I thought she was way older than 2!! I thought easily 2 & 1/2 or closer to three - she is so advanced and seems to really know how to do alot of things! THat is awesome!! Happy #2 to the tornado! :)

Rachel~Wildflower Photography and a little bit vintage said...

so adorable! love the dress! :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Have you taken a look at your work from my eyes? Okay, obviously not, but wow girl. You really captured Livia! And do have another baby. Actually let's be pregnant together. Then we can whine together. :)

Jess said...

These are fab Karli! I can't even pic a fav. Love the b&w conversions, and your focus is dead on in every one of them. She is beyond adorable! Happy Birthday TT.

Bunch of Barrons said...

Great shots! Happy birthday!

Ashley said...

Aw this brought tears to my eyes! What a sweet tribute to your little girl. Beautiful pictures! And you thought you were bad at portraits, I'd say this is pretty great, especially since you were trying to catch a tiny tornado!

Jeska said...

Aww Happy Birthday Livia! I think it's so cute your boys love her so much they want you to have another! Beautiful photos as always, the kids be so thankful when they get older that their momma is one awesome photographer!

Liz said...

Happy Birthday to you Livia!!!!! You are such a pretty fun girl!!!!

Great shots of your beautiful daughter, enjoy her, they grow up fast.

Amarie said...

What a lovely tribute to your sweet little Angel!

Eileen said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful girl!! She reminds me so much of my sweet 2 year old, it's scary. What a sweet girl.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy Belated Birthday Tiny Tornado!!

These pictures make me smile from ear to ear....and I love reading all that she does and says. "I Yike Yemons"..... I could just hear her saying that! She is so adorable Karli......and you captured her perfectly. These might be my favorite photos of her EVER!! GORGEOUS!!

Hope your week is off to a great start~

xo,

Lisa

Adeena said...

That third one kills me. :D And the one of her holding Collin's hand?? Awwwww!

They are all so good, you can totally see her personality in them. :) And she reminds me so much of my own TT. ;)

So... can't wait to hear about #4... :giggle:

SugarberrySensations said...

Karli, Karli, Karli! Oh my goodness, I started to get concerned since you had not posted in so long!

Happy Happy Happy Birthday to sweet Livia! She is just beautiful, and I think she deserves a new nickname, no more TT! ;o) What did you call her in that one post? Something Posey? :o)

The pictures are absolutely gorgeous, as your photos always are!!!

We sure did miss you!
Welcome back! :o)

XOXOXO
♥Lori

Patty Ann said...

Love those pictures and that one of the two of them walking together is priceless.

Tiffany said...

Happy Birthday! She has such a sweet face! This photos are wonderful, every single one! I love her outfit too!

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

OOOOH HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HER!! shes a doll like always. love the photos and I love that she says "y" instead of "i's" Wyatt's the same. its soo darn cute!

Sarah said...

Wow, wow, wow! These are awesome. I love every single one. She is so gorgeous and getting so big.

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday to Livia aka TT! I CANNOT BELIEVE she is 2! She is SO TALL! OMG! My son would look like a midget next to her and he turned 2 in December ;) She is cute and smart and so lovely! I bet she is a little ham! I wouldn't blame you for wanting another ;) Lovely photos of your adorable, charming baby girl!

Jill Samter Photography said...

OK that last shot is your best EVER! Gorgeous! Perfect lighting, color and composition!

Happy Birthday to you and Livia! Love you bunches! Jill

Carrie said...

Happy birthday to TT. Lincoln turns two next Monday. A sweet and beautiful post with fabulous pictures!

Michelle said...

Wow, wow wow!

First off, Happy 2nd birthday, Livia!!! You are so precious and loved!!

My fav: "I love you too much mama!" that's just so awesome!!

I so hope you have a scrapbook or memory box or something for her you can print this post off and put in it for her... What a great memory maker and such sweet words. She sounds like such an angel, but such a handful -- and I think you'll want to remember that for as long as possible!

xoxo
Michelle

Courtney said...

Oh, Tiny Tornado - you are such a cutie pie! Happy Birthday, sweet girl! Great pictures, Karli!

Susan said...

Oh my, these were just stunning. Happy Birthday to your baby girl.

She is gorgeous. And you got some incredible shots of her.

I've missed you, welcome back!

Allie said...

She's so cute! I love the third one! :) Happy Birthday to her! :)

Kara said...

Beautiful, just love these! Happy Bday to the little one. So nice to have a professional photographer follow you around every day, huh? ;) She will treasure these one day!

alicia said...

Beautiful pics of a beautiful girl.

Stacey said...

Oh such sweetness. I'm so sorry I'm just getting around to comment on this.

She reminds me a lot of my Evie. Spicy and sweet. I think they are the best kind. :-) Lovely photos, friend.

Casey Martinez said...

happy happy 2 years to your sweet little girl! I can't believe she is two and my how the time goes. She is looking like such a big girl these days! Such BEAUTIFUL pictures of her by the way!! I don't knwo why but I wasn't getting your updates for the longest time! So glad they are coming up again!

Tenille said...

She is simply beautiful!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pictures in this post! You are an inspiration to everyone who loves taking pictures!

LivingFree said...

How blessed you are! She is just adorable and her personality sounds so much like my 3 year old. We call her Mighty Mouse. Great photos.