Portrait Session | Silver Anniversary

Last weekend I had the opportunity to take photos for this couple’s 25th wedding anniversary! We’ve been family friends for years – in fact, Tom was the one who came to the rescue and gave us a ride on our wedding day when our Bentley broke down. They are the type of people you know will do anything for you, so I felt honored to help them commemorate their big day!

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Miss M | Eight Months Old

My little girl is eight months old today! This was the month of “almosts.” She is almost pulling up. She is almost crawling. She twists and scoots around both on her tummy and on her bottom to reach everything in sight. She can get from her tummy to sitting position and vice versa. She finally started rolling onto her tummy at night, so she’s now sleeping through the night – almost. (She still occasionally wakes up.) She gobbles up most baby food but her tummy doesn’t like yogurt – perhaps a slight dairy intolerance like her sister had. She loves to talk and mostly says “mama” still, which I don’t mind! She also trills her tongue better than any adult I know – Wookie in training! I think she weighs about 15 pounds.

See how she’s grown. And check out her sister in the same little vest a few years ago!

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Wizard of Oz Birthday

Little Miss K has loved Wizard of Oz for a couple of years, so it was natural that she wanted a “Dorothy” birthday party. I can’t believe this girl is already four years old! Her birth feels like yesterday. We had a great time celebrating with family and close friends My mom did a great job with the cake. I found the figurines for it on ebay – they were from the 2013 McDonald’s Happy Meals. I had fun designing the decorations and coming up with food ideas – there wasn’t much out there on Pinterest, believe it or not. Here’s what we did:

Yellow brick road: egg casserole

Over the rainbow: fruit rainbow

Bugels: tornados

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!: animal crackers

Ruby slippers: Hot Tamales

Witch’s broomsticks: pretzels

Tin man hats: Hershey’s kisses

Aunt Em’s fresh squeezed juice: You guessed it – juice!

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Miss M | 7 Months Old

I should really post more than my daughter’s monthly photos…but life has been getting in the way! This little girl is getting stronger every day. She has gotten pretty good at standing up while holding onto something, and she loves sitting up and grabbing onto anything within reach. She’s saying “mama” and “dada” and other cute baby words. When she cries, she trills her tongue, so while we should be offering sympathy, we’re often giggling at her. She sleeps through the night about half the time and has started enjoying baby food in small quantities. At her 6 month appointment she weighed 13 lb., 7 oz., so I would guess she weighs about 14 pounds. Her daddy, sister, and I are pretty smitten by her!

See how she’s changed since last month.

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Miss M | 6 Months Old

Miss M turned 6 months old yesterday – making her now closer to one than to her birth. I’m just not sure I can handle it! She started sitting shortly after turning 5 months old, and has pretty well mastered it now, only toppling over once in a while. We’ve tried oatmeal cereal, carrots, and peas – she really has no interest in food (something we never experienced with her sister). The veggies just sit in her mouth and most of it eventually works its way back out. Her checkup is Monday so I don’t have weight/height stats yet. I know she’s bigger than her sister was, but still pretty small. Although she occasionally sleeps through the night, she usually still wakes up once.

See how she’s changed over the past month.