the adorable redhead came to snuggle in with me as i caught up on all things beautiful in the latest people mag. not 5 minutes into our spooning, and she fell asleep. i lingered, but eventually had to slip away to snap a picture.
the big kids think it's so funny to see pictures of themselves sleeping. she's giggling at my side, right now!
it's been many years since we've had a male pooch in the house. kinda forgot all about beanie getting peed on occasionally. (shouldn't she learn; keep your head outta there when it's coming out of, well, there?!)
it happened today so the sweet bean got a lather. i guess i'm full of forgetfulness because when i bathe this bulldog, i forget about her dalmation-like spots.
egg-dyeing in the studio! my white paper backdrop was mostly trashed from the chick sessions, so i thought, why not really trash it?! we invited friends over and went nuts. pretty sure this will be an annual thing.
this cute little thing lost a tooth! and, when i say he lost a tooth, i mean it's actually LOST!
he did the ol' pull-your-glove-off-with-your-mouth/teeth bit. thing went flying and into the mass of sticks and leaves and spring breakup gunk!
when i saw his teacher the following day, she gently placed a hand on my shoulder and spurted, "we tried to find it! we looked everywhere!"
i thought it was so cute. i'll admit, i did get a little teary-eyed - one, because it was lost, and two, because he's that big! i'm dealing with one small human just sprouting her teeth and my biggest baby's are just falling outta his head!
can you see, ok, barely see, the outline of a heart? my husband is very much not a romantic (he'll be the first to say) but when i stepped out of my steamy shower and saw a perfect heart on my mirror, i couldn't help but blush.
i don't know when he had traced his finger - and he never said a thing. sometimes the unexpected is the way.
this was the first movie i saw in a theater, a drive-in, to be exact. i was terrified and had nightmares, but my small humans have not stopped talking about this movie! so many questions, comments and pleading for their own E.T.
i am trying to be better about uploaded and posting, but these dang days turn into dang weeks! before i know it, 18 days have passed, and i've only done half the project!
100 days in, and i'm still feeling there's plenty to show. sweet moments to capture. sharing a small piece of my life on a daily basis. where i find beauty. and in what. i hope you are enjoying as much as i am... likely not, but that's a-ok with this gal!
my only hope is you smile when viewing. at some point, any point. if i can brighten your day, my job is done and my heart is full.
this girl is FOUR. in many ways, i feel like she's older. she can definitely keep up physically with jb, sometimes outshining him in the fine & gross motor skills, but she still lacks the mental maturity of someone jack's age. she'll get there...
oh, but she's a lover. and her #1 is this guy right here.
they've always had a super-special and unique bond. nothing has ever touched it. come close. she loves me and prefers me when she's hurt, but man, if she needs some lovin' and cuddle time, she's squirming right into his safeness.
for her birthday, we kept things low-key. her birthday fell on a saturday, so we had a birthday breakfast! cupcakes before 11 am? why not?!
i know i've mentioned her goofiness...
this happened while we were talking birthday and presents and wrapping paper and cupcakes and candles - where's baby tess?! oh, just half-way up the stairs!!! naturally, i grab my camera. thank goodness i have super-safe husband.
wanted to capture my birthday girl on her birthday. a little photo sesh, but oh, it was chilly-brrrr. we'll have a take-two in a few more weeks...
these days, it's rare to have one-on-one time with any of my small humans. but oh - they so need it! crave it!
on this particular afternoon, both little sisters were snoozing. we quietly grabbed snacky-type foods and crept upstairs to jackie's room for our feast. salsa, hummus & tortilla chips; apples & peanut butter; salami, cheese & crackers; sandwiches; tall glasses of milk - can you tell i have a growing boy?! he out-eats me, any day of the week.
i snapped his picture, and then he snatched my phone to take one of me. he's funny like that.
do you do this? i can't be the only one. there's something deep inside that does not allow me to cross over. i have to cut on the lines. have to. i watch as my husband tears into his like it's his last meal and ohmygoodness hurry up and cut, wherever, all over, making triangular shapes of all different angles and sizes. it makes my brain hurt to just think about it.