Monday, September 29, 2014

blue skies smiling at me

We went to Galveston last weekend for a gagillion photo shoots. My last session was with a family we're great friends with, and the kids had such a blast playing in the waves all night.
I'm so proud of Winston...he's finally turning into the beach bum baby I've always wanted.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Be the good girl you always have to be.

One night after reading books to Birdie at the beginning of the year, we were sitting in her bed chatting, and I was staring at a huge blank spot in her wall. I told her I wanted to put a really big picture up there, so she should start thinking about what she'd like: family, just her and Winston, a pretty landscape image, etc. After thinking for about .001 seconds, she said, "A huge picture of me in an Elsa dress singing Frozen." Fast forward to this summer, and we did a Frozen shoot at the beach. The dress is a mish-mash of two thrift store cocktail dresses. 
Here are a few of my favorites. I haven't put it up on the wall yet. Still deciding if I should feed the big ego or not....


Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Thursday, September 18, 2014

September Rain

What do you do when it rains ALL day, and your homebody baby doesn't want to leave the house? DIY a Captain America mask and boots, of course!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

birthday boy

Daddy and I went out for his birthday dinner date, and I asked B to take a picture of us. She's getting pretty good with that cell phone camera. 
Of course, Birdie needed one with Momma. How precious is this kid?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

What does Winston do all day?

(One of our favorite Richard Scarry books is What Do People Do All Day?)

I knew the best part about Birdie starting school would be the one-on-one time I'd finally get to have with Winston, but I didn't know I would really love it this much. We are having a blast and became instant best friends: 

After we dropped Birdie off the first morning of school, we walked into the house and he turned around and looked at me with his hands up and said: So, do you wanna sword fight first, or what?
BTW, I am getting ready for the Olympic Trials for light saber fighting, because even Luke Skywalker hasn't put in this many hours.

Here's a little sampling of our days:
Super double bonus? We get to go have lunch with Birdie as often as we want.:)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

the strong man

Have you ever seen such strong muscles? 

Oh, this kid. I love him so much I just want to bite his head off.