This week at the beach with my family has been wonderful! It was supposed to rain all week and we had tons of plans for indoor activities but it has been beautiful most of the time! One evening we got the kids all bathed and dressed and in the car to go take their pictures and it started raining! Getting them all ready like that is not easy and I knew I didn’t want to have to do it again! So we waited for it to slow down and pulled over. When we went to get out, we looked back and Piper was sound asleep! Nothing was working in our favor. So we got out on the beach, bribed the kids with ice cream, and asked them to please, please just do a good job so that we could get back in the car since it was sprinkling. They did awesome! Piper is terrified of the ocean so getting her to just stand in the sand was quite a job! I love how these turned out and will be printing one super big for our walls at home!
Can it really be that I have a 7 year old?! When I hear from her school that she is a “rising 2nd grader”, I just can’t believe it. I still feel like she’s only in kindergarten! But I have friends with kids who are graduating high school so I guess 7 isn’t that crazy. lol This girl is so amazing! She’s the most brilliant child I’ve ever known. I knew something was up with her when she could read at the age of 2. Now after having two other children, I see how special she really is! What I thought was normal is actually exceptional. She’s such an animal lover. If she finds worms on the sidewalk, she takes them to the dirt and buries them. She is always so concerned for any lost dogs that she sees. She wants to pet every dog walking by and always asks their name. She’s just such a sweet soul. She has definitely been my most challenging child but when you’ve got that much knowledge going through your mind at all times, life has to be a little hard. I can’t wait to see what this girl does in the world. I love her little self! Happy 7th birthday to my first baby!
I’ve been wanting to do Mya’s birthday pictures for a while now but it has been raining nonstop! Today it finally quit. It was warmer and Mya was in a great mood! So today was the day. I’ve been wanting to do something with her outside in nature. She loves to be in the woods, looking for worms, insects, cool rocks. While we were waiting for it to get darker, she was in the creek, covered in mud, searching for snails. I wasn’t paying attention because I was getting everything set up and when I turned around and saw her walking in the water in her shoes with mud all over her white dress, I just had to laugh. That’s so her! She’s such a cool kid! Her 7th birthday is coming up so I’ll be posting some more but I wanted to share my favorite photo from tonight. This pose was all her. She said, “I have an idea.” And then she went and stood like this. Too cute! I love this girl!
This evening I met up with a family that I hadn’t seen since the fall. Things were not working in our favor but they were so easy. It started raining shortly after the session started and then it started raining a little harder. We were outside and there was really not anywhere to take pictures that was covered so we found a big tree and kind of hung out there for most of the session. Whew! Thank goodness for awesome people! These two are about to have birthdays! It was so much fun hanging out with them. Brother reminded me so much of River! I haven’t done many family sessions lately and it was so nice to hang out with some big kids again! Thank you guys for being so easy-going, even in the midst of rain, gnats and some potty accidents. hehe It was so awesome to see you all again! Here are just a couple that I have edited. More to come later but for now I’ve got eyes that are crossing! Good night! zzzz…..
Could she possibly get any cuter?! Look at her little crossed feet! Oh my!
My sweet little Piper is turning 2 at the end of the month. I can hardly believe it. She still seems like a baby to me. I have to keep reminding myself that she’s a toddler. She reminds me herself every now and then when she gets frustrated and pitches a little fit. Her fits are pretty funny. I can’t help but laugh when she does it because inside, I know how sweet she really is. She is the most affectionate, loving, happy child I’ve ever known. I still don’t know what I did to deserve her!