Twirling into Tuesday!
I got to send Kaylee to school today since I have an orthodontist appointment. Oh hey she even didn't look back when I dropped her off. Remember almost one year ago? You're totally a different girl now.
Now time to think of how to get your brother used to school. 😭
check your email friends📧 my premier fall mini session deets just went out and it includes all my goodies 🛍 including exclusive acrylic frames (check grandparents gifts off your holiday list) ✔️signup opens at 10am friday!! #nashvillefallminisessions
About a week ago this not so little girl celebrated her 9th birthday... 9!!! How on earth did that happen?! Next week she starts the 4th grade and y’all this mama is struggling haha... how is everyone else doing with back to school?
This little lady turned #5monthsold yesterday! .
She is definitely our little sidekick. She rolled over this month and she loves tummy time. She also LOVES food and hates being hot. Bath time is her second favourite thing after her big brother of course ❤️
Isn’t it funny that she is only 5 months old and it actually feels like she has been with us for years?
School may be starting but the end of summer isn’t here yet! What better way to capture your family than to let loose and get silly in the sand? Come splash in the waves, hang out under the trees, and zip down the trail with me in my limited mini sessions celebrating the end of summer! Click the link in my bio and meet meet me there on Saturday, September 15th at Albany Bulb! Can’t make it? Tag a friend who is in need of some pictures!
🌸16 meses 🌸
Estos días han sido una montaña rusa de emociones.
El sentimiento de culpa existe, y me ha tocado bastante las narices las últimas semanas.
Pero mamá también va aprendiendo a hacerlo un poquito mejor cada día, o al menos, intentarlo.
Lo bueno es que en 72 días acabará la temporada y volveré a estar contigo en casa todos los días 🙌🏻🕺🏻
A lo que iba.
Me llama mucho la atención lo confundida que me tienes estos días. Veo en ti, una nenita que se está haciendo mayor. Más independiente, capaz de entretenerse jugando solita durante horas. Yendo de aquí para allá, explorando constantemente, investigando, descubriendo, probando, experimentando. Eres una observadora nata. Pero a la vez veo más que nunca a mi bebé. Eres una mimosa, tan necesitada de nuestra presencia para sentirte segura.
Estás hecha a partes iguales de papá y mamá.
Ya caminas! Hace más de un mes empezaste a dar pasitos inseguros, y solo cuando estabas convencida de que con dos pasos llegabas a tu meta, te lanzabas.
Pero hace una semana que, Rapunzel en mano, con tus ricitos despeinados, tus pies descalzos, tus dientecitos tan graciosos y sin que nosotros te insistiéramos, echaste a andar de manera segura.
Papá @acortesmayol escribió algo muy bonito y cierto sobre ti. Eres tan especial y maravillosa, siempre dándonos lecciones.⌛️
En cuanto a nuestras rutinas...
Mi momento favorito del día es ir a recogerte cada tarde. Me esperas con una sonrisa tan tan tan bonita 💜 Abrazos y besos, tan intensos, que sin hablar me dicen tanto.
Eres muy alegre y payasita, siempre estás balbuceando en tu idioma con tus muñecos.
Ya te puedo hacer moñetes en el pelo.
Ah! Tú color favorito es el naranja!
Te encanta jugar al escondite. A las cosquillas. Y con el agua💦
Y saltar en el sofá...😳
Te gusta mucho que te lleve a cuestas mientras hacemos las tareas, ayudas a mamá a abrir y cerrar las puertas y encender y apagar luces.
Eres muy graciosa cuando quieres irte de un sitio, nos coges la mano y nos llevas hasta la puerta😂
Eres una campeona que la gran mayoría de mañanas amanece en su cuna! 👏🏻
Pues nada hija mía...
tú sigue nadando, que nosotros te seguimos🐠
This little gal... she gives me a run for my money. She is CONSTANTLY at my feet or on my hip. She doesn't really love to play with toys contentedly like my 2 middle boys did. She's needy and high maintenance and has been coined "Eva the diva". She wants to be doing whatever I am doing ALL the time. She follows me through the house saying "Mama!" about every 2 seconds. I can't leave a room without her freaking out. I'll be honest, sometimes it's mentally and physically draining. I love her so much and I love that she wants to be with me, but sometimes I just want a moments peace. I was feeling pretty exhausted with her last night. As I laid down for bed I got on fb to see one of my friends' little girls is headed to the hospital again (she has a rare genetic disorder), and I thought man, what a brat I can be😔. She's just hoping for another year with her baby who can't say "mama" anymore and I'm over here complaining about my perfectly healthy baby who loves me so much she wants to follow me everywhere saying my name. So today, I woke up with new eyes. Instead of grumbling that I didn't get to finish my coffee before she woke up, I'm thanking God I get to be the one to get her smiling face out of her crib this morning. I preach it all the time and most of the time to myself....we can CHOOSE joy. I'm praying God will give me the patience, joy, and strength I need to parent these beautiful children I've been entrusted with. So keep on mamas. Keep fighting through the exhaustion and choose to see the beauty of these little years. They are hard and they are wonderful. There is beauty in the struggle. • •
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When did this happen!? Someone pinch me this kid is an entire year old! I have all the feels this morning, this last year has been a wild ride and watching E grow up has been the biggest reward. Every week is something new and life with you little man is never boring. Your joy is contagious, every scrunchie nose smile melts me and your eagerness to share that joy with everyone you meet is a special trait kid. I am blessed to call myself your Mommy 💗 😻: cars in all size, dinosaurs “rawr” is our favorite word, music time- E loves to dance and sing back to Alexa. (The other woman in our house. He can’t figure out how she is in every room haha) 😾: fomo has been our theme for the entire first year and not much has changed this kid still does not like to be left out and most tantrums stem from this.
Bathtime is one of our favorite things around here 🛁 [ad] this curly hair boy loves splashing around and making bubbles! Our bathtime routine is quick & easy, but gets the job done! We love using these newly reformulated @johnsonsbaby products that are gentle and more naturally derived! I grabbed ours at @target 🙌🏼 on the blog I’m sharing our baby bathtime routine plus more details on these amazing products! Come read: aratariathome.com or click the link in my bio! #GetJohnsonsBaby#ChooseGentle
Last week I asked my husband if he thought it was weird that I wanted to do a mini session with our youngest babe before he loses these pudgy baby features and goes off to preschool in September. He said "of course not". I then asked him if he would be the one to snap a few of us together and I would take the ones of him alone. He happily agreed to my request.
While these photos look SO SWEET, here is what really happened in the 5 minutes these were taken. Beckham wasn't excited about the creek water and was quite nervous the whole time. I thought he'd be splashing around like a crazy person. Nope. I had to convince him to stay there with me. Then there's my poor husband who was not happy about getting mud caked onto his new shoes, he's sinking with every step and can barely get a steady shot. He is also keeping Kingston from running away or falling in the water behind him. Kingston is crying about his shoes and taking them off, Jack keeps telling him to leave them on. I can feel my hair is flat & stringy from the humidity. Sweat on my face. Beckham is still trying to run away from the water then getting upset about his feet getting muddy. I convince him to wash his feet off in the water so I am able to snap a few of him alone. I end up with a muddy dress & feet and need to wash off. I pass the camera to my husband who has to walk back thru the mud and juggle two toddlers with my camera dangling. We walk back to the car with a screaming Kingston. We listen to Kingston cry the whole way home about wanting to stay and play.
Moral of the story is things aren't always what they seem lol. This was NOT fun at all and quite stressful. But every photographer will tell you that sessions with their own kids always go that way no matter the surroundings or scenario. Am I thankful for the images we got in just 5 minutes time? OF COURSE. They melt me. And I am impressed & thankful for what my husband was able to get under all that stress. ♥️
I cannot get enough of underwater shots this summer! Thank you for sharing your amazing photo @ginasimhis
Keep tagging #snapfromtheheart to be featured
It pretty much felt like we were away somewhere tropical far far away! Our week up north had temperatures hotter than Jamaica and we were close to the only ones on the water! Such a perfect ending to summer! How are you spending the last few days?
Tuesday’s are meant for Twinning & Twirling! .
Visiting Seattle & Portland are on my Bucket List just for their amazing wall art! Now to discover if we have any in Indiana fist! Thanks for always sharing them @dannyboy_meimei ❤️