Friday, September 28, 2012


My sweet niece, Casey, is having a baby girl.  She will have two big brothers so I am certain she will be the princess and rule the roost.  Very excited to meet her.  She is one blessed little girl!!

*  these two share a very special bond and I love it!  I wonder if Abby will grow up to pinch her sister with her toes too...tee hee

Friday, September 21, 2012


Lots to share from this past week.

We celebrated Abby's 9th birthday with a Dr. Suess themed party! It was a blast!!

**  Daddy loves to draw the characters for the birthday parties!

*  Watching a short version of Horton Hears a Who...

* Strawberries and Marshmallows on a stick to represent the Cat's hat

* deviled eggs died green for green eggs and ham

* the favorite game of the party was marshmallow mumble.  In the Lorax the teddy bears love marshmallows, so I thought it would be fun to have each girl put a giant marshmallow in their mouth and say a phrase from "There's a Wocket in my Pocket" and the other girls would guess what they were saying.  It was pretty funny!

*  We also played a balancing game inspired from the Cat in the Hat where the Cat balances things as a game and they crash down to make a big mess

* The cakes were much cuter in my mind.  They are Red Velvet Nothing Bundt Cakes. bit I imagined less icing so you could see the red.  I also made the thing 1 & 2 signs too big and the cotton candy wasn't so fluffy...but it was a fun idea! :)

*  I loved the birthday timeline.  I hope to do this every year with my kids on their birthday!  Soooo fun seeing them as they grow over the years.

We also celebrated Abby's birthday with a family birthday dinner at Babe's.  I certainly couldn't pass up the opportunity to snap a couple cousins pictures.  Love all of the colors of skin in these photos!!!

* my loves attention not a bit shy Abby loved standing on a chair and acting like a chicken for her birthday!!  Isn't she soooo cute!!!

*  God blessed us this week with an amazing double rainbow!!  You could see the whole arc but I didn't have a wide angle lens on the camera.  It was amazing!!!
love these two goofballs


*  We are loving our baseball season!!  Max has a wonderful coach who really cares about the kids and invests in them.  He keeps them loving the game but also learning skills!! 

* I captured Max's first hit of the season.  I have a new camera and I haven't found the continuous focus yet, so it's a blur.  But, I love the sun flare and sooo excited to have captured the moment!

* Max got the game ball!!! :)

*  "Whatchootalkinbout"  - oh, come one, you know you thought it too!! :)

Friday, September 14, 2012


We are entering our first Fall season of baseball. Max has played 2-3 seasons of Spring tball, but we decided he was ready for two seasons this year. We are blessed to be on a great new team. We have a coach who wants the kids to have fun, but is also very intentional about teaching them the skills and the importance of teamwork. This team has been together for a while so Max is the new kid, but I know he'll quickly make friends and have fun! Looking forward to a fun season! * love seeing his daddy giving him tips and encouragement

Friday, September 7, 2012


This week's was Sam's turn for a first day of school. Actually, in the craziness of getting the other three in a good morning routine, Mommy forgot to take his first day picture until day 3...but, shhhh, don't tell anyone. :) And, excuse the hair...we hadn't done the torturous morning hair routine yet. I thought smiles for the pictures would be much better than tears.

Sam is going to St. John 4 days a week this year. I love my little guy, but he is a mover and a shaker and very social, and spending the day at home with just mommy who works from home is no fun!! So, Fridays are his day at home and our fun day together. I think it will be a win win!

I needed to check out the light at a location so this past location I drug the crew to be my light testing subjects. They were somewhat cooperative, but by the time we got there the light wasn't so great. I always love having the opportunity to capture my kids. They are growing too fast!