We started the day at home, making faces and playing on the floor.
Then it was off to Gramma and Bampa’s house to enjoy the holiday. Annabel grabbed one of her sister’s bathers and was all set for the warm weather.
Luckily, she loved swimming as much as her sister did, too.
We all enjoyed ourselves.
She also saw her first fireworks. She wasn’t sure about the whole thing at first:
But she LOVED them.
When we came home, she practiced her flying:
But all good things must come to an end. Luckily, she had someone to snuggle with.
Annie Y says:
Long time reader, first time commenter. .
Love the snuggle picture : ) and too funny are Annabels movies!
I didn’t know Mike had a Maddie tattoo. That made me smile. Your husband is super hot, by the way.
You guys are adorable. Annie looks just as cute in that swimsuit as Madeline does!
It looks like her flying skills have come a long way. She must practice that a lot! What a doll!
I want to eat her face. that is all.
LOVE the picture of Annie and Rigby!
I LOVE that last picture – perfect!
What a fun holiday!!! I can’t believe how much Annie’s grown since April. She gets cuter and cuter and every day.
Heather, I love the first pic of you and Annie!! Mike’s tattoo, for Maddie, also made ME smile! What a fabulous, fabulous, photo of you and Mike with Annie sandwiched in between!! The last photo of Rigby, laying beside Annie, makes me happy that she has someone to help fill that hole left in her heart when she lost her beautiful, little, Maddie.
heather im curious what swim suit did you end up buying??
ok…I am DYING at how cute that last picture is…are you kidding me??? Sweet as can be. She is an absolute doll.
Wishing you peace and love every day…
Catherine Lucas says:
A sweet nap after a sweet day… Wonderful!
Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
I love the picture of Annie sleeping with Rigby!
Alexandra :) says:
I was just looking back at Madeline in her yello bikini. I think that’s one of my favorite pics of her ever!!! She’s so beautiful!!!
Great pictures! They really convey what a nice holiday you had. (Uh oh, did I just dangle a participle? Eh, what do I know about grammar, I’m a doctor.)
I recognize that swimsuit. It looks super cute on her!
Simply adorable! She fills out her bathing suit very well! I love her love outfit. Where is it from? i’d love to get that for my cousin when she has her baby. It looked like a super fun family day.
It’s from old navy i believe, my daughter has the same one and i think of how they both look so darn cute in them. It is a great and confy outfit that says i love mom and i love dad all over it.
I had no idea that Mike had a Maddie tattoo as well! What a nice surprise. I love, love, LOVE Annie’s face in the first picture, and in her flying picture! You are all disgustingly adorable.
Too much cuteness! I love looking at the pics of Maddie as well–the one of her in the bikini is amazing!
cindy w says:
Oh man, that last picture of her and Rigby just KILLS ME. So unbelievably sweet.
What does the tattoo on Mike’s arm say?
(From a silent reader who loves your blog but never comments. )
I believe it says Maddie, So Loved.
I could be wrong but i am pretty sure thats what it says.
I love how Rigby loves her!! We have a small dog who still hates our daughter. She is 2 and and loves Sophie but Sophie bites her if she gets close. Needless to say Sophie has now been banned to the back porch area and is no longer allowed where Kalie is. Rigby is just so sweet and loving with both the girls.. I wish our Soph was that way.
It looks like you guys had a nice weekend. I especially love the family picture. You guys look really happy snuggling Annie in the pool.
Looks like you all had a great day!!! Annie is so stinkin cute!!
Dork moment: sitting at my desk at work, as usual, scrolling all the way down to the last photo and saying “awwww, that is so sweet”.
Such a cutie-patootie!! Love the purple and pink fireworks, too…I like to think it’s Maddie’s way of saying she loves her sister.
XOXO from GA,
I want to eat your Annibel’s cheeks!
As a parent, I don’t know how you handle not being able to just make a baby souffle to nom up all of that adorable child.
Also, sweet air on the cannon ball! We’re trying to teach the kids how to do that, but they keep leaping instead of ballin’
oh she has the cutest chub on her little baby body. how perfect!
The Suburban Housewife says:
Looks like a great day! I love all the pictures.
I also love the tattoos you and Mike have for Maddie. I am getting my first tattoo in August with the footprints of all my kids along the top of my foot, including my son that was stillborn. I have been wanting to get something to honor him since his passing. I love that I will be able to look down and see a part of him with me all the time.
That was such a wonderful picture show of a terrific day. You guys are such a beautiful family.
Lessons in Life and Light says:
She really is just the cutest, chubbiest, most adorable girl ever. Can I nibble on her cheeks?
It looks like you guys had a great weekend! I especially love the part where she practiced her flying; that’s an important skill for a young lady to have :).
Momma Lioness Michele says:
The Spohr family is so beautiful! Annie’s perfectly round face and big toothless smile are so, so gorgeous. You and Mike has such lovely tattoos for your Maddie. I’m happy to see you all smiling, this looks like a wonderful day.
Sending hugs across the country to you and yours.
love the last picture!
Patty B says:
That last picture is so precious! I am glad your family had a great holiday.
Annabel and Rigby are postcard picture perfect. Looks like she had a fab 1st 4th of July
Great photos! Are those Dodger seats by the pool? My Father has his seats in his backyard as well!!
OMG, LOOK at Annie’s chubby legs! I loved all of the pictures, they were adorable.
Was wondering was Mike’s Maddie tattoo says- I can’t see the whole thing….
Such adorable photos. Annie is so, so cute! I love that your family is fun and silly. I hope to be that kind of mama someday.
Trisha Vargas says:
Love Mike’s Maddie tat!
Love Annie’s chunky legs. She is adorbs and I think it’s super special she got to wear one of big sis’s bathers.
The purple fireworks made me smile.
(((HUGS))) from Florida
That last picture has to be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
Adorable! I especially love the picture of Annie and Rigby.
Melissa in Ohio says:
TOO CUTE !!!!!!!!!! The pic with Rigby is so sweet!
Heather: can you tell us what Mike’s tattoo is?
Lisa from WV says:
I looked at this tattoo very closely and it looks like it says Maddie, so loved. But I’m not positive.
Aunt Becky says:
Dude, I love her swimsuit. Can I get one in MY size? You can make me one, can’t you?
You are all so cute! Am I the only one that thinks that Annie is making a total “Maddie Face” in the pic where Mike is holding her in the red chair?
Also, I am in love with Annie’s leg chunks…I just wanna squeeze them!
Lisa from WV says:
She looks so much like you in that first pic. Loved the pic of her sleeping next to Rigby.
Marti from Michigan says:
Thank you for sharing those beautiful pictures of all of you! Annie looks so adorable with Rigby. I’m sure Maddie was smiling down on all of you from Heaven!
I loved that photo of Annie and Ribgy! So cute!!!!!
The cute is killing me! Especially the snuggle picture with Rigby. Once Annie starts crawling/walking those two are going to be trouble!
First of all, the eeeeyyyyyeeeesssss!! Zomg, you and Annie have identical BEAUTIFUL eyes! Secondly, she’s such a chub bub and so flippin’ cute. I think I hear my ovaries going off.
Awwww… cute pics. Looks like you guys had a perfect 4th of july. the last pic is adorable! love and hugs from NJ.
OMG, she’s so friggin’ cute!
The world wants to know what does Mike’s tat say? You two are a gorgeous couple and the baby ain’t too shabby either. I really especially love the links to Maddie pictures.
Freakin’ awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Annabel is too many cute (to quote a former student).
I love all those shots but the one with Rigby is best of all.
And wow, Annie really does have your and Maddie’s eyes!
How sweet is that last photo!?!
LOVE that picture of you and Annabel! You have matching “O” faces!!!
Super cute first photo of you two girls! Haha it’s so cool that you’re able to capture her expressions like that and time yours to be the same.
I love the Maddie tattoos that stream through the photos too.
And by the way, I read back through the linked posts and ended up on the one where the dressing room lady poked you… can I just say, 1) the NERVE of her – I’m amazed you were able to keep your calm and be so witty, and 2) you looked so good in those pictures in the red/grey shirt!! Man, she must have seriously been projecting and feeling guilt for never getting her butt in gear if she wasn’t happy with herself, but that was pretty darn rude, especially with how good you already looked. I’m not trying to be extra “nice” either – I honestly think you looked really cute in those photos and not at all witholding of “baby tummy.”
I always knew you were funny, but after clicking on your link to the post about your Target trip, I now think you are HILARIOUS!!! I can’t believe that lady actually poked you and said what she did, especially after seeing the pictures of yourself (not fat at all).
Annie looked adorable in Maddie’s swimming suit, they both did!
The pictures of Annie are adorable , but I love the one of her and Rigby. That one is so precious!!
She looks so much like her daddy!!
Jen L. says:
Sweet!! GAH, she’s cute! What does Mike’s tattoo say? (A lot of us are interested, it seems!)
Marla Morgan says:
I can’t get enough of that picture with Rigby–I’d want to enlarge it and frame it forever–LOVE it!!
This is such a great post! It’s cool to see Mike has a Maddie tattoo, too. (that sounds odd ‘tattoo too’). All the photos are beautiful, but the last one is too cute for words.
I love some rollie pollie babies in bikini’s! Too too cute!
Gosh, you and Mike make beautiful babies. I love the expressions that Maddie and Annie share— that round ‘o’ of a mouth is my favorite.
Annie is so precious. nom nom nom
Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] says:
Those legs are nommable.
Gorgeous pics! Love the one of Annie and Rigby, that is adorable! Annie is such a sweet chubby baby, you must NOM her cheeks on a daily basis.
Something about pets and babies. How adorable!
Good afternoon. I am glad that you ladies and gents had a great holiday. Rigby is a true lover.
ohmygosh! way too cute. like so cute my ovaries are saying “you know…you should have one too!”. that is not allowed! i am 31, single, and dating post-college has been nothing but various levels of trauma.
i’m glad that you had a fabulous, happy weekend!
So Annie is now about the size Maddie was at 16 months? It is hard for me to know how tiny Maddie was since I never met her in person. Both your girls are uniquely beautiful: Maddie so delicate and Annie such a chub. I love it.
Both your girls look completely gorgeous in that (those) bathing suit(s).
If Maddie were still here she would be sharing her awesome fashion with her sister already. You have another future fashionista! What an adorable baby sister she is!
I watched the “Little Man” documentary last night. As I cried my eyes out I thought of your family and your tiny Maddie.
ok, read through the comments and I see none that answer a question several of us have…What does Mike’s tattoo say? Love the photos! You are an awesome momma!
Rebecca Zhang says:
Love the pictures! Looks like you all had a blast
I LOVE your pictures, but the first one…it especially melted my heart. And the family pool pic…beautiful.
It’s good to see you and Mike smiling!
Annabel is such a doll. I wish she and my Lily could be playmates (but I’m not in your ‘hood! :P)
That baby looks sooooooo delicious, I just want to eat her up!
Amy S. says:
Does Mike have a tattoo with Maddie’s name? That is so awesome! Annie is getting HUGE! Loved looking at the cute pictures of Maddie again. Such beautiful girls!
Michelle W says:
I love her plumpness
Sounds like a fabulous holiday and that puppy love picture is the cutest thing ever.
Toni Jones says:
LOVED the picture of you both and your silly faces.
Wow, seeing a five and a half month old easily/comfortably fit into a swimsuit that was almost large on Maddie, a sixteenth month old at the time, really puts it/things into perspective. Just wow.
Great photos! Annie is getting so big. Love the one with you three in the pool
CANNONBAAAAALL! Well done, girfriend! What a lovely holiday, your family certainly deserves it. I LOVE you daughter’s chunky legs. I have not ever had enoguh fatness in my babies to satisfy me . . . I’ll vicariously get the thrills of baby thigh rolls by coming over here to see your darling.
Lisa @ Early Morning Run says:
what great photos! Looked like you had a great 4th of July! She must have been exhausted!!
Cannot take the cuteness of her chubby legs.
That first picture made me laugh out loud!
and the last one melted my heart… TOO cute!
I just had to comment and say how adorable and chubby Annabels little legs look in the one picture. =)
Adorable! Thanks for sharing your lives with us.
Those pictures tripped me out!! She is such a Cutey Pie!! I don’t think I have ever commented before but I have been following your Blog for a long time.. I just had to comment though tonight about when I was looking at the pictures my 4 year and 8 year old ran over Yelling “It’s the Amazing Annabel!!” Yeah I think I must read your blog a lot!! LOL
Maddie is the cutest baby in the world! Her chubbiness just makes me want to snuggle her. =)
I love that she wore Maddie’s swimsuit.
Quirky Jessi says:
Ahh, that first picture is just perfect! Blow it up, print it off, frame it….something. The expressions are amazing and the timing on that photo couldn’t have been any better.
I can’t choose a favorite: the picture of Annie’s huge smile in the pool…or her snuggled up with Rigby. Too adorable!
Looks like a great 4th of July. I’m loving that first photo. You two almost did the same expression. =D And your eyes are beautiful Heather.
I also love the family photo and Annie flying. So adorable. =o)
Annabel you are a most beautiful baby! How lovely to have a great friend like Rigby!