This month went by SO SLOWLY.
Just kidding. I always say it goes way too fast whenever I post my monthly favorite for Click It Up A Notch I thought I’d start off with something different
I have a backlog of photos I need to edit but here’s the one I’m submitting for May.
My little SWAT boy.
I’ll be back with more photos from my mother-in-law’s visit with us soon. In the meantime check out the other great submissions over at Click It Up A Notch.
Along with turning 2 comes the doctor’s visit.
We are happy to report she’s continuing on that 95th percentile curve for height.
She did drop from 75th to 50th percentile for weight. I’m thinking she’s picked up some of her mama’s bad eating habits. We are on a program to fix that for both her and I!
No shots for this visit. Yay!
Just a tiny prick for a quick lead test that came back normal.
Hooray for no shots and a tall and lead-free baby!
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I got some great ideas from my friend Rachel for this week’s theme. I wish I had more time to try them all. I knew I wanted to incorporate my mother-in-law’s hands with one of my kids’.
So here’s my submission.
And here’s one more just because it was such a sweet moment.
Happy long weekend everyone!
So even though I didn’t snap many pictures during Jack-Jack’s party itself. I did manage a few before people arrived…
And a TON of her with crazy post-nap hair opening her gifts!
She has now officially learned that there is something better than the wrapping paper when it comes to her gifts!
Her big brother showed her how to rip and dive right in! They BOTH had a good time tearing into it all.
She loved all her books she got, but her favorite? Her junior Barbie birthday set!
*sigh* My baby is turning into a little girl alright!
If you follow my blog (or know me personally) then you probably know about my fabulous mommy friend and photographer Rachel. I mention her every now and then. She’s half of my two-person cheering team when it comes to my photography, parenting and just life in general.
Well, on the day of my Jack-Jack’s birthday party I barely picked up the camera. I was already pretty spent with the preparations and set-up plus I wanted to mingle with our friends so I was not motivated to also take a ton of pictures on top of everything. But mostly, I didn’t pick up my camera much because I knew Rachel would cover it. That’s just the kind of friend she is. Not only does she act as pro-event photographer at my kids’ birthday parties, but she also brings them the most thoughtful gifts and then sends me an email with all the edited photos from the party just HOURS after it’s over. I mean, did I luck out in having her in my life or what??
And she has graciously sent me all the high res shots, plus allowed me to share some of them here on my blog.
To have these pictures of a milestone event in our family with ME IN THEM means more than anything in the world to me.
The party was simple and small. I actually didn’t even bake the cake this year. (something that I still feel guilty about right now!). But it was so delicious and better than anything I could have made so oh well. I can’t do everything right?
The sun came out for the few hours we had the party at our neighborhood playground. And I got to enjoy it all with my guests instead of manning the camera.
It was such a fun few hours and I couldn’t have hoped for a better way to celebrate my baby turning 2!
Thank you Rachel for everything but mostly for the priceless gift of these pictures!
I’m still working on pulling some pictures from Jack-Jack’s birthday party to post on here. In the meantime I thought I’d share a few shots from our recent field trip to the De Young Museum.
Rex had his first ever dance performance with his kindergarten class at the Koret Theater there. They were so adorable to watch!
After the performance I chaperoned a few mischievous little boys around the museum.
Kindergarteners are a lot of work to chaperone as it is, but put them in a museum with priceless one-of-a-kind art and exhibits and your stress level goes way up.
I didn’t get to take many shots while we were wandering around. But boy did I want to.
So many cool and interesting lines and light to be found in every corner. I am going to have to come back when I just have ONE child in my charge.
Today my baby turns 2.
Wow. Birthdays do this to me – make me nostalgic. Particularly my children’s. I blink. They grow 4 inches. And call me mom instead of mama. How does that happen?
At 2 years I now see the beginnings of the little girl she is becoming. Strong willed, clever and oh SO FUNNY. She is a personality of extremes. Always challenging me and teaching me. Crazy how much you can learn from these little ones. Crazy and humbling at the same time.
As with her older brother, I decided to make a portrait session with them on their birthdays an annual tradition. So for hers, I made her dress. Only my 2nd dress to date. So no closeups of all the little flaws
I’m hoping to make her birthday dress every year. But we’ll see. She may fight me on that one in another year or two. I would be surprised if she didn’t She has her own ideas on what she wants to do and how she wants to do it already at 2. This session was pretty much just me providing her with a couple of balloons, flowers and a new bear. She ignored the balloons, clung to her bear and massacred the flowers one by one. Ah yes. That’s my girl.
We had her party yesterday. She wore her new dress. Thank God I did her portraits before the party. It was wonderful to watch her watch us showering her with gifts, cake and attention all so curiously. I will share more of her party in another post. Today we are celebrating her with just the family.
Happy Birthday my beautiful baby. I love you.
Love this theme. Wish I had more time this week to try all the ideas I wanted. It was my favorite thing I learned in the Shooting 201 Class I took earlier this year.
Here’s my take on Reflection. Taken outside the De Young Museum in San Francisco.
I’m off to celebrate a special birthday! Happy Weekend!
I’ve been a little MIA on my blog this week. Well it’s been a little bit of a crazy one. I’ve got a very special birthday I’ve been prepping for that’s kept my hands full. And I also had an exciting little opportunity fall into my lap recently.
Earlier this week, I took my favorite little guy to our favorite place in the city for something other than a baseball game.
And we got to meet a couple of our favorite SF Giants players – Buster Posey and Ryan Vogelsong!
Wanna know details? Read more about it here at Hapama.com!
I hope all you moms out there had a great day yesterday. I’m pretty exhausted from all the fun activities we had going on both Saturday and Sunday. This will just be a picture share and mostly wordless
I asked for dinner instead of brunch this year so we went to the delicious Wo Hing General Store in the Mission. SO SO YUMMY!
The next morning we had our routine coffee and brunch in the neighborhood. They allow me to dress them less and less these days. *sigh*
Oh well, at least they were getting along fabulously this morning. That in itself is a priceless gift.
I spent the rest of the afternoon at a spa with a couple of other moms and then dined on excellent Indian food at Dosa!
It was a fabulous weekend!