On October 18th my little baby turned two and now he's actually a little boy! Sighhhhh, no longer a baby.

Here are a few fun facts about Sloan:
1. He wants to be just like his big brother Hudson
2. Loves to eat avocado, rice, beans, yogurt, and "eggies"...and that's pretty much it
3. Knows how to say his own prayers...sorta:)
4. His favorite character on Yo Gabba Gabba! is Foofa
5. Has a slight obsession with pigs and has a collection that is currently growing
6. Loves to dress up in hats, daddy's shoes, or even sometimes mommy's heals
7. Likes to repeat things he hears others say (believe us, we learned that the hard way!)
8. Favorite place to play is on mommy and daddy's bed, loves to bounce and wrestle on it
9. He can't get enough of Hudson, "Hudson, wook at me" or "Hudson, do it again"
10. ALWAYS wants mommy to "hold you"
11. He's the best snuggler ever!
12. Has his Grandpa Lyon's brown eyes
13. Asks us about twenty times a day, "uh-go-bye-bye?" (translation: I want to go bye-bye)
14. Has to sleep with his "froggy-bwankie" and his "whitning makeen bwanket" every night
15. If you ask him what his name is he says "I'm Swoanie"
16. He'll come up to mommy & daddy and say "Uh kisses!" and lay a big wet one one us!
17. Favorite band is Vampire weekend, really!
18. Sloan is lost without Hudson when Hudson goes to preschool and asks constantly, "mommy, where's Hudson?"
19. Walks around the house singing to himself, "I wike to move it, move it! I wike to move it, move it"
20. Best thing Sloan says is, "I wove you mama, I wove you dada, I wove you Hudson"

We took these photos on Sloan's birthday, it was such a great day...I love my little family!
sloan2_025.jpgFavorite shot of the day!
sloan2_026.jpgsloan2_030.jpgsloan2_036.jpgsloan2_040.jpgsloan2_042.jpgsloan2_045.jpgsloan2_051.jpgWe love you "Swoanie"! We can't wait to see what this year brings!

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Angie said:
Yay Swoanie! He looks like Hudson more and more! Glad he had a Happy Happy Birthday!
(11.03.09 01:06 AM)
kayleen T. said:
Awww...he is soo adorable! I love the 2nd year, some say terrible two's but I think this year is amazing how much they learn and discover and the new and funny stuff they do everyday blows my mind sometimes! Happy Birthday Sloan!
(11.03.09 01:07 AM)
Josh said:
So cute....been following your blog for some time and wow...he is growing! Got to hang w/your husband and the other mammoth men on Sunday in Nashville...what a riot!
(11.03.09 01:22 AM)
Mirko Herzner said:
Some super cute images in this series. Your favourite shot is also the one I like best... But I also really like the very first image with him holding these two cars.
(11.03.09 02:06 AM)
Jenny said:
Sloan is so cute ! Looks like he likes chocolate :)
(11.03.09 02:50 AM)
Gedas said:
sweeeeeeeet :)
(11.03.09 03:51 AM)
Alexandra said:
Aww :) Happy Birthday to Sloan :) I LOVE these photos! What post processing do you use??
(11.03.09 04:38 AM)
quincy mccarthy said:
you seriously have THE cutest kids ever! what a darling family. :)
(11.03.09 04:47 AM)
bobbi said:
I love this list :) You're a rockin' mommy... and the photos of... rockin' :D
(11.03.09 05:33 AM)
David Bier said:
I've got a 15-month old 'baby''s hard to admit they're not actually babies, isn't it? He is an absolute cutie - they both are! Aren't we lucky, as photographers, to be able to record our kids' development so well? Happy Birthday Sloan
(11.03.09 06:02 AM)
Abra said:
Okay, time to wipe away the tears. What an amazingly sweet post. I miss that sweet age. {{sigh}} Kids are great.
(11.03.09 06:25 AM)
Julie Parker said:
You have such a darling little family! Kids grow up WAY too fast!!
(11.03.09 07:04 AM)
Rebecca Hansen said:
My heart just melted. Like a popsicle.
(11.03.09 07:31 AM)
Char Baiz said:
these photos just drip with cuteness!!!
(11.03.09 07:51 AM)
Ale said:
Sloan and Hudson are so cute! I love your family photos! I would have loved having these types of photos of myself when I was younger! Im sure they will treasure them! :)
(11.03.09 08:07 AM)
jessie said:
AAAHHH!! We love Sloanie too! Such great photo's of a great family. When I look at Dusty's eyes I feel so happy because I can see Sloan there too, and vice-versa!!
(11.03.09 08:32 AM)
Melissa Gartner said:
So adorable!! Your boys are so cute. They grow up so fast!!
(11.03.09 09:31 AM)
ohana photographers said:
aw... happy happy birfday little lyon sloan!!!
(11.03.09 10:38 AM)
heather said:
Vampire Weekend... I believe it! We have killer dance parties in our kitchen quite regularly... my two-year old's request every time? A-Punk. Great taste Sloan! High fives from Liv!
(11.03.09 01:14 PM)
Ashley Rose said:
your lil men are sooo adorable!!!! :) and i love that he calls himself swoanie :) sooo cute. you guys are the raddest lil family! just love these!!!
(11.03.09 01:34 PM)
jackie wonders said:
you guys, your boys are ppppreccious! Emery says the same exact thing when she wants to be held "hold you, mama". i love it! happy birthday Sloan!!!
(11.03.09 02:14 PM)
Shelley Freckleton said:
Hugs and luvs Sloanie Balonie!
(11.04.09 06:52 AM)
stacyZ said:
These are so cute. I love how the brothers are just so cute together. Way to rock it.
(11.04.09 12:12 PM)
Connie said:
Amelia - the first time I met you, you were only 7 months pregnant with Sloan! I can't believe he is already 2 years old! The boys look more and more alike everyday! So handsome!
(11.05.09 07:56 AM)
Becky said:
Yay! Happy Birthday Sloan! Amelia, your kiddos are so adorable. It was so fun for me and Dan to finally meet you guys! Hope everything is going good for your fam! Take care.
(11.05.09 12:57 PM)
MFMG said:
Cute kids. Nice photos. I hope your kids grow up knowing how lucky they are.
(11.08.09 10:08 PM)
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My absolute favorite time of the year is FALL! I try with all my might and will power to hold off on bringing my fall/halloween decor out until after the 1st of October. I was so excited this morning when I realized that today would be the perfect day to break it all out. Here in Southern California, the only sign of fall we really get is dry Santa Ana winds, but I LOVE it. The "Santa Anas", as my sister Nicole and I would call it (we got that from watching the movie The Holiday), remind me of happy times, homemade soup, and an urge to get into my kitchen to bake! I remember being a little girl and my parents would open up all of the windows and doors to let the Santa Anas blow right through our house (happy sighhhhhhhh....)

Anyway, here are some of my fall decorations, have a good weekend everybody!

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nicole deanne said:
I LOVE it! I am so jealous.... I need to bring fall into my life. Too bad last night was a total flop for halloween decorations. I am inspired and going to whip up some decorations TODAY! Love you sister! "The Santa Ana's"
(10.02.09 03:59 PM)
jac said:
so cute! and jasper wears that captain america shirt all the time!!!
(10.02.09 04:26 PM)
Jane Hasty said:
Too cute! I like the last decoration the best! ;)
(10.02.09 04:31 PM)
Amber said:
Your a cute mom Amelia! Your boys are so lucky! And that last picture of sloan kills me! He is too grown up.
(10.02.09 07:52 PM)
Regina said:
I LOVE FALL, we live in Michigan and it's the best. The pumkin patches, the warm cider, apple cinnamon donuts, the decor. Ah! I wish it lasted for 6 months. Love your decor. Happy Fall to you too.
(10.03.09 07:59 AM)
Corissa said:
How beautiful! Fall is just wonderful!
(10.03.09 09:33 AM)
jen berry said:
besides all the obvious decorations that = rad. i love the photos on your mantle. Gorgeous.
(10.03.09 10:44 AM)
Alexandra said:
I love fall too :) And here in England it gets BEAUTIFUL! I love your decorations and the photos above the fireplace - really pretty :) enjoy the season!
(10.03.09 01:07 PM)
francis said:
WOW-Great blogsite!!!!!!!!! I really enjoyed the pictures- thanks for brightening my day ! Francis
(10.03.09 05:24 PM)
Jenny Duffy said:
I've got those same lights on my mantle! Love em and love your images! Yay! Fall!!!!!
(10.04.09 08:47 AM)
Becka @Studio222 Photography said:
I can't wait to have kids! I saw all these ADORABLE decorations at the store the other day and knew if I put them up in the house Nate would be like... "what the hell?" ;) At least if I had kids I'd have an excuse for it!
(10.05.09 01:19 PM)
Cathy said:
Sigh.... I LOVE fall!!! And I am so excited that it is finally here! Thanks for the inspiration...I'm definitely going to have to go out and get some cute fall & halloween decorations for my own house. :)
(10.05.09 07:11 PM)
Ryel said:
I love your decorations for Fall!!
(10.06.09 10:36 AM)
Danielle said:
Yea Fall!! Ooooo I love the family portrait with the son is the air!!! So fun!
(10.06.09 10:37 AM)
imthiaz houseman said:
oh, this post makes me so happy! can't wait to decorate my house this weekend!
(10.07.09 03:17 PM)
Erin S. said:
I love Fall too... and the "Santa Anas!" I enjoyed your post. ;)
(10.08.09 10:13 AM)
Bethany Vieth said:
Q: I love that tall frame in the middle... Would you mind sharing what the dimensions of that photo is? Actually they all seem "taller" than normal... :-)
(10.08.09 10:40 AM)
amelialyon said:
Bethany, The sizes of frames on our fireplace are full frame (no cropping) so all of the images are true to size. The big one is 20x30, the one to the left is 16x24 and the one on the right is the only one cropped at a 5x7.
(10.08.09 11:35 AM)
Chris said:
I love the big photo on the mantel!
(10.08.09 12:44 PM)
rosaura said:
i so love your decorations and your spirit and your style. i love the photos on the mantle. the middle one is just so amazing. who took that one? happy fall!
(10.09.09 10:55 AM)
MOM said:
Oh my goodness - Yes Fall is in the air and you have a great display of decor - I love it! And Especially love seeing my cute grandson Sloan in this last picture!!!! Jusst looking at him makes me smile!!!!! Love MOM - "MAGGA"
(10.14.09 01:26 PM)
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