Payson after he’d finished his Bunny and Chicky homework. His teacher sends home stuffed animals and booklets often. I really love his teacher! She is the BEST and the BEST for Payson. So Payson had to fill out a sheet inside and then return the stuffed animals and booklet the next week.
Last Saturday (or two Saturdays ago) we went to our neighbor, Yvonne’s, house for her daughter’s birthday party. She invited us last minute and despite being CRAZY busy that day and REALLY not wanting to sacrifice our personal time to go we went because you can’t say no to an invitation like that when you just met your neighbor!
There was a bounce house there and near the end of the party Ember got a bloody nose. I don’t know if she got hit in the nose or if the jumping made her nose bleed… she was just fine and it ended pretty quickly but it did give me a great excuse to leave after being at the party an hour or so.
Even though I feel like I try and have always tried to get in pictures with my kids I look back and wish I had hundreds more of photos. (That sentence sounds weird. Oh well)
With Everett I’ve made sure to snap photos of us whenever it crosses my mind. Even if I look messy or whatever… just take a quick picture! I’ll never ever regret having these!!
Because he’s a boy, I figure Everett won’t want a bunch of pictures of me breastfeeding him. I know I would love pictures of my mom breastfeeding me as a baby but my brothers would probably find them horrifying. haha! So I don’t take very many! BUT, I want to see and remember these times so I’m going to try to take more. I might even ask Allan to take some for me, too.
I don’t know why but I hate taking pictures during holidays! I overshoot the rest of the time but holidays… just photographically doesn’t interest me!
I try to take enough to document it for the kids, though!
Easter morning, like all holiday mornings, Allan was still asleep and I was bouncing around like a kid myself waiting for him to wake up. I’m a good mom as far as that goes because I could get up at 5am no matter how tired I am and do the holiday thing. I still get excited for my kids about it all 🙂
I did take about 200 pictures of Everett on Easter! Not only was he just turning 5 months old but it was his first Easter and the first time I put him in churchy clothes on a Sunday! I couldn’t take my camera off him!!
I always edit vertical images this way to make it easy come printing time to print as horizontal for Project Life. (I can’t mention Project Life without expressing my undying love for it. Best.Scrapbook System.Ever!)
Payson was super cute and happy at church. Allan doesn’t like me taking photos in church. Part of me understands and agrees it’s awkward, but the bigger part of me (the relentless photographer) can’t listen to that smaller part and has to take photos anyway. Sometimes. And as secretively as possible to embarrass Allan less 😉
Our current dining room has bad lighting so I didn’t take many pictures. We ate dinner with the colorful, drying eggs in the middle of the table. And then I totally forgot to put them in the fridge. Sometime after 9pm I remembered. And at that point they went in the trash. SO sad 🙁
I LOVE long blog posts!! Here are the last set of photos before I end this one, though! These were all taken on the 23rd. Or on the 22nd but not uploaded until the 23rd.
Everett now really needs to be buckled in his bouncy chairs. He wiggles himself off them if not! (I was right next to him doing my makeup so this wasn’t dangerous at all, I saw him wiggling down when he was higher up and stood over him talking to him and he giggled and smiled and wiggled his way further down while I watched!)
I wanted to snap a couple pictures of her outside in the good light. I can’t remember if it was her or Allan who suggested up on the rocks. I think Allan said on the rocks and then she wanted to by the fence…