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!
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!
I can’t believe I’m typing this. River is turning 4! In some ways I’m having a hard time with him growing up so quickly, but in other ways, it’s kind of nice. He had a VERY long case of the terrible two’s. lol He’s finally out of that phase, thank God. So now we can have our sweet little boy back. And he really is so sweet. Sometimes I just can’t even believe how lucky we are to have such a kind, caring, amazing little boy. I would be okay with time slowing down now because before we know it, he’s going to be off to kindergarten and that I can’t handle. That will not be a happy day for me. My husband has already said that I’m not allowed to take him on the first day. hehe When my kids have birthdays, I can’t help but think back to the day they were born. I’ll never forget the absolute joy that I felt the minute they put River on my chest. It was like nothing I had ever experienced. He has been a huge light in our lives ever since. I would do anything to go back and relive that early morning, okay maybe not the pain of it because good golly he was a big baby. lol But that moment when I first met him was a memory that will stay with me forever. I was so sleep deprived by the time he finally made it into the world but I felt like I was on cloud nine for a few days. He made me so very happy! Okay, I have to stop typing all of this or I’m going to be wanting another baby. So happy, happy day to my beautiful little Pisces!
Getting River to this spot was kind of tricky. I had to get the crate in the water, and then carry him over and get him sat down and then go find a good spot to stand to take his picture. As soon as I got to where I was going to stand, he said he had to pee! What?! lol
I’ve taken his picture on this bridge every year since his first birthday. It’s not my favorite spot but I had to do it for old time’s sake!
“Are we done now? Can I throw rocks in the water now?” Boys!
Yesterday I did Christmas mini-sessions with kids! It was so much fun and I loved working with kids of so many different ages! I went from tickling some with Elmo to telling jokes with the older kids. I love that I got to see some kids that I hadn’t seen in a really long time! I usually only do these for my moms’ group but this year I opened them up to anyone who was interested and made them very affordable. There are lots of families out there that want photos done but can’t afford them, especially around the holidays. I wanted to make these affordable enough for anyone, even a single mom! I’m so glad I did these. These are just a few of the many, many sessions that I did! Happy holidays to everyone out there! I hope that your days are filled with family, love and good spirits!
Christmas is coming so I thought it was time to get some pictures of my kids. This is the set up that I’m using for my mini-sessions next weekend so I thought I would give it a try! I had the hardest time figuring out how I was going to do this but I love the way it turned out!
This is a picture that I took of Mya for our holiday card. She loves having her picture taken!