Tuesday, July 21, 2015

5th Annual Crafternoon

Krista and I had our 5th Annual Crafternoon last weekend.   Krista is such a great partner to do this with. We both planned, shopped and prepped and combined with the yummy treats people brought, it all came together nicely.  While it is a lot of work to prep for, we've gotten pretty good at it!  It's always a fun time of visiting and crafting.




We made citrus bliss sugar scrubs


Wood blocks that we stained, sanded, decoupaged paper to and drilled clips to for picture frames. Matt helped me a lot with prepping this one!


Used oil based markers to decorate candle holders


Duct tape bunting banners




Paper flowers out of old dictionary pages




Yay for another successful crafternoon!


Recents


A visit with Grammy at her work

These Agapanthas in our front yard are tall, in fact they are taller than me!

I was outside pruning my roses and asked Alayna to keep an eye on Everett for a few minutes.  When I turned around this is what I saw... lol.  It was his first mud experience and he loved it!


 Everett got to eat his own ice cream cone after dinner one night.  As you can see from his face, he loved it!

Uncle Jerrod came over for dinner one night. It was nice to see him.

Alayna has never liked dolls.  What she has always loved is her little stuffed animals.  She has a little collection and she loves them.  Lately whenever she has gotten a new one, she has carried that certain animal with her AT ALL TIMES.  She wanted a picture with all of her recent favorites lined up :)

I got together with my friends from the credential program for our annual summer play date.  The kids were super excited to swim in Noreen's fun pool again.  It's always fun to see them and catch up.  Alayna was proud of herself for enjoying the waterslide this year.

 We recently celebrated our 13th anniversary.  Normally we go out, but this year everyone we have used for babysitting was out of town (and one moved away). While we would have preferred to go out, we made the best and had a date at home. We put Everett to bed and let the big kids watch a movie inside. We made steak, a lobster tail (for me), baked potato, mushrooms and asparagus.  It was yummy!

This kid wants to eat anything anyone else has!  He also thinks he needs to feed himself.

Sitting on big brother's skateboard


Alayna was very excited to have her friend Kendall over one morning.  They are so cute together. 
Everett has figured out how to open and close doors with these types of handles.  He thinks that is great!  He can now get outside if the door is not locked, lol.


We stopped by the Highland Library yesterday.  Everett enjoyed looking at the animals.



That's about it!  We're enjoying a low key week over here.  I have a crazy weekend ahead, second shooting a wedding Saturday, then I am shooting my own wedding Sunday, and I have family sessions Friday and Monday.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Prospect Park

Last week the kids and I went to Prospect Park one morning so that I could photograph Evangeline, who will be one in a couple of weeks.  Despite going to Prospect Park more times than I can count for photoshoots, I have never really taken my kids there.  They had a blast playing and exploring and especially playing in the bamboo. Before Jolene got there with her kids I snapped a few pictures of my three.  I was bummed I didn't dress them cuter as I didn't think I'd be photographing them, but the pictures are till cute :)


They were having fun helping Everett walk around for a bit.








Evangeline did great for her photos :)





The kids in their bamboo playhouse :)

Jolene and I were marveling on the fact that 13 years ago we were in this exact location taking my wedding pictures.  Now here we sit with our six children :)  God is good!!