Wow. I have so many many photos to share with you all! So what does that mean? Two HUGE photo post today! Then tomorrow I will post the Beachy and Neihaus shoots. I need to get the McQueary sneak peek up too. And the Glendale race. And the KCCI Halloween shots. And so many others! Are you on photo overload yet?
And when all I do is post photos are you wondering how the kids are? Quick update…
BAILEY: We are loving our little 3 year old! Funny things come out of her mouth daily! Tonight as I was trying to get her into jammies I choose she asked why she couldn't wear the strappy nightgown she wanted to wear, when I said it was too cold for that one she said, "oh mom, give me a break." Too funny. A teenager already! And she couldn't be a better big sister. She loves to carry Grayson around, yes, I let her carry him which is funny b/c almost as big as she is! She also loves to kiss him… last night she was kissing him goodnight and he opened his mouth. I told her that means he's kissing her back and before I knew it she stuck her tongue in his mouth! I asked her what in the world she was doing (besides french kissing her brother!) and she said she was licking him back!
PARKER: Man alive. This kid. She has the funniest personality, always trying to make you laugh at something. That is, when she's not trying to push all of your buttons too! She knows just what makes everyone mad and then does it to get a reaction. Her favorite all time game right now is to take Bailey's prized purse (that she takes everywhere) and then run. Bailey is too chicken to chase Parker so she yells for me… the instigating and tattling has begun! She must have Sheep everywhere she goes and it's a nightmare if I forget him. She also is my little artist. I bought an old art table for the kids (I keep meaning to post photos of this awesome table) for the kitchen and I keep their art stuff out all the time now so she can go sit and color whenever she likes.
GRAYSON: 4 months old and growing too fast! He was 17lbs at his 4 month check-up! Beefy! I need to post his 4 month old photos. He loves his mommy that's for sure but is getting better at not screaming his head off when someone else holds him. He's still nursing exclusively and refuses any kind of bottle. I pump occasionally but since he doesn't take it anyway it's pretty much just me and him. And I like that. He's not sleeping through the night yet but it's my fault and I am ok with it. He goes to sleep in his crib and then when he wakes in the night Chris brings him to me in bed, I nurse while sleeping practically and then he and I cuddle until morning. Please don't email me with all the reasons it's bad to sleep with your babies. I don't care, I've slept with all of them and I love it. I'm not going to rush this little guy out of my arms since he's my last, I'm going to enjoy every moment I get his cuddles. He's almost sitting up by himself, loves his toys and is begging us for a Jumperoo! He's basically the love of my life right now!
So that's the kids in a nutshell… but since I have talked about them so rarely lately I could go on and on forever about all the funny things they say or the sweet things they do or the rare and wonderful moments when I am just so so thankful I am allowed to be their mom.
But I'm not here to talk about my kiddos, I'm here to show you some more of my work! My other kiddos! Here are the Soulard minis…
I am in love with this shot; the seriousness of his big blue eyes!
And could she get any more beautiful? Seriously!
Still loving the idea of having photos taken with your best friends! Just such a great idea!
And man oh man I love this shot by the car!
How fun is this photo of little CG? And if you look closely you can see how much her momma adores her!
I love how symbolic this photo is… almost like they are walking away from their life of three into their soon-to-be new life of four!
This is our good family friend D whom I just love. We even share a birthday! She has been an incredible support of my work and our life in general… has always been another mom in my life since I've known her forever. I loved that she decided to give herself these photos for her birthday! And can she get any more gorgeous (Bailey's new favorite word)? Really, I just LOVE these photos! She specifically requested photos in front of this wall so we hightailed it down there that day and I'm so glad we did b/c this…
is one of my new all-time favorite photos! I just love it love it love it!
Thanks for letting me share these on here D!
And here is one of my favorite little men! I die every time I see him in this hat! Especially with his fat little feet and rolly polly arms!
Don't you just want to eat him?
There are certain shots I always love… baby feet, parents interacting with their kids and a family walking. I'm not sure why, but I love it. Don't you adore her pink dress?
I know it looks like she's licking this rusty gate, and maybe she is, but it still makes for a cute photo!
There are four more families from this day to post but my sleeping man is awake and not loving Daddy right now. SO it's Mommy the Milk Machine to the rescue!