Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sizzlin' Summer Minis

Early August brought some scorching summer days. Water was the only way to survive the temps outdoors. Mandy came to Woodward for a splash mini photo session and I could not pass up the opportunity. Mandy coming to Woodward for pictures?!?! I'd died and gone to heaven. The girls weren't the most cooperative souls for their hot (literally) momma that day. Nevertheless she captured some adorable and fun shots of both girls. I love the way she captures their unique personalities in each picture. Here are a few of my favorites.....
 



























Friday, September 25, 2015

Hal & Friends (Pre-K year)

One of my favorite things as a mother is to watch Hallie have fun, laugh and make believe with friends. I love looking back through old photos of my younger years and pointing out friends that I remember. I hope she enjoys these pictures for many years to come. I sure do because most of them make me laugh! She's a born leader and clearly not afraid to have a little fun....
 

2014-2015 was the year of the new smile. It showed up out of the blue and stuck around for quite some time. At one point it became so frequently used that Riley and I began coaching her on how to smile with her eyes open. It never worked though. ;) As you will see, most of her pal pics display this interesting and hilarious grin.....








Birthday parties galore this past year! I must say....I kinda love them! Who doesn't love presents, a theme, a cake and lots of kiddos laughing their heads off....




This right here......oh my......







Ha! Ha! Ha!!!!!!


 
 

 
The bonus that comes along with these wonderful friends is the friendships I've gained in knowing their mommas. Friends make life so full!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Happy Birthday America

I'm certain I sound like a broken record but I'll say it once more. Holidays with two kiddos is just double the fun! And double the memories! Independence Day 2015 brought lots of red, white and blue cuties, lots of water balloons, LOTS OF FOOD and lots of laughs. Nanny and Papa had everyone out for an All-American lunch. Very 4th of July-ish and oh so delicious! The girls swam and popped at least 200 water balloons....half of which they attempted to pop on us adults. Failed attempts thank goodness....
 






Nanny came up with some pretty memorable family games in the backyard. We actually did more laughing than playing. The highlight of the afternoon was the family pillowcase race. Laughs galore!! And thank goodness for videos to watch over and over and over. ;)



After we returned home it was naps and recovery time from the heat. That evening was spent in the little backyard pool naked. Well, Bella was the only naked one....


My little firecrackers sure make life fun! Especially extra special holidays!