Archive: April, 2014

To The Moon and Back | Week 17/52

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

This week is going to be short and sweet. I have been wanting to capture one or both of the kids in the dark with the iPad (not that we allow them to play on it that often OR in the dark, but…), so I finally did. :)

Much different than you usually see from me, but I like it! One of the things I promised myself with this project was that a) I would capture my kids in everyday life, as they are AND b) I would challenge myself with different types of lighting and situations.

Mission accomplished.

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To the Moon and Back | Week 16/52

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

I missed last week! :( I promised myself this wouldn’t happen, but we were out of town for four days, and my in laws were moving back up North and and and…time just got away. SO, no regrets, moving on to this week!

My little guy has been off of preschool for Spring Break for quite some time now and I’ve just been enjoying the stuffin’ out of him! He’s such a love. Here he is with his “Plubear” while we were waiting for his big sister at the bus stop.




Emma is always so happy to see us after school and she especially loves when her brother is there to greet her as well. The older they get, the more they truly seem to enjoy each other and it makes my heart melt!




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To The Moon and Back | Week 14/52

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Phew. I can’t believe I made it through this week. It was B U S Y. I mean. busier-than-normal busy. My baby boy turned five, we had our usual ballet and soccer practice/game, a birthday party to attend, a school fundraiser and then August’s birthday part at our home…with about 30 kids…and their parents. With a bounce house, an awesome balloon making stilt walker and Bricks 4 Kidz here (lego building company) I am physically sore from all of the excitement. I really need a full day to rest, but that’s not happening any day soon!

So, why am I not posting some awesome pics from the party you ask? Because I was hosting, and running around, and fixing boo boos, and retrieving towels for a kid who fell in the pool…and well, you get the gist. I took a few, but not as many as I would have liked. Lesson learned: hire a professional to come and capture your memories! Yes, even I need somebody to do that for me so I can enjoy the party!

Now onto the pics. As promised, I am staying true to my goal with this project, and that was to capture my kids in everyday activities. I will throw in some posed portraits here and there, but for the most part, I want to document a year of them just being them.

Here is my big FIVE year old going after the soccer ball at his soccer game! Check out the tongue!



Another exciting thing happened this week. My sweet and sensitive little artist had her artwork selected to be in a county wide art show! Talk about PROUD! She is so proud of herself, and she should be. Check out her artwork for yourself! Proud mama right here! (PS: she is begging me to teach her photography, too. wish granted.)



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To The Moon and Back | Week 13/52

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

This about sums up our weekend! We had family in town and spent a day by the pool, and a day at the beach. It was beautiful but very cool and windy! The kids did not seem to mind one bit.




Here they are running along the surf w/ their Uncle J, who they only get to see a few times a year.



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