Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Monday....what do I see?

More family photoshoots! Love them.
I'm working hard on finishing them but here is a peek of one.
They had a tire swing in their backyard and now I want one too. Not for my kids but for myself so I can do this too....

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's Monday....what do I see?

More family photos! I love these kind of photography days. I think they may just be my favorite. And I love this family. We go back far. Wendy and I knew each other when marriage, kids and snotty noses were not part of our everyday life. Yet here we are. Grown ups. Or so we pretend to be.

Monday, November 15, 2010

It's Monday....what do I see?

It's family sessions season!
People are wanting to get their
holiday pictures done and I love doing them.
If you sign up with me--it's a play-date in action.
And these siblings. I adore them.
My fave moment during the shoot-- I was laying on the ground photographing the older one and the younger one jumped on my back and gave me a big hug.
I laughed so hard. I think I may have looked like a bean bag. Cozy, warm and squishy.

Monday, November 8, 2010

It's Monday.....what do I see?

My brother, Jared, has Down Syndrome.
I love him so much so seeing J bond with him is important to me.
After Jared left from his most recent trip I was driving J to school and he asked me:
"Mommy--Uncle JiJay is different. He's a grown up but he's like a kid, right?"
Yes sweetie, I responded.
"Mommy...Uncle, Jijay is a grown up, but he'll never drive a car, right?"
Yes sweetie, I responded."
"Mommy....I miss Uncle Jijay. He's special. I love him with all my heart."
I looked in my rearview mirror and said to him, "I love him with all my heart too."

J popped his thumb back into his mouth and stared out the window. I stared at J long and hard. I wanted to jump over the carseat and squeeze him with love.
(Don't worry Mom. I was at a stop sign and yes I pay attention to the road when I drive.)

Here is a peek of their relationship....before bedtime.

Monday, November 1, 2010

It's Monday....what do I see?

Halloween!!!! How could I not post kids in costumes?
J's school had a Halloween parade and the kids made the costumes. It's so fun!
J's class were scarecrows and witches. My son would not paint his nose black, but he did wear his hat for the whole parade! What an accomplishment for him. I still wonder how he is my child sometimes. When I was 4 years old--everyday was dress up. I would be a nurse one day, a princess another. We had a costume box in our playroom. Perhaps that's where I went wrong. I don't have the costume box. Must. Get. Costume. Box.

And of course on Sunday we went trick or treating with one of J's best friend from school. Oh my gosh did J have a blast. They had as much fun giving out candy as they did receiving it.
And L. L did have a costume. I promise you. He was a french painter with a beret and a little mustache which lasted all of 30 seconds. I didn't even get a picture. Oh well.
He was running up and down the sidewalk laughing so hard at everything. He worked this Halloween so hard that he slept until 8:15 AM the following morning. Perhaps I should take him trick or treating every night!