Family Portraits | A Day of Smiles

My second portrait session of the day last weekend was at E.H. Young Park along the Missouri River. It’s definitely a hidden gem…and so is this family! I love them to pieces. They all have such great smiles and beautiful hearts!

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Family Portraits | At the Park

This family is too fun – especially little Oliver! Mama doesn’t care for the geese, but he sure has fun feeding them. And he’s such a great big brother to little Ben. I feel honored that they continue to ask me to capture moments of their family as the kids grow.

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Miss M | 11 Months Old

Looking back at last month, I think Miss M has grown a lot! I believe she weighs about 17 pounds now (still petite), but she loves to eat! She can eat a whole Chick-Fil-A kids meal by herself, and she regularly consumes more at the dinner table than her 4-year-old sister. She’s cruising along furniture and getting into more stuff every day. (Her favorites are colored pencils, gel pens, the cat bowl, and the stairs.) She has started saying a few words, like “light,” “agua,” and “uh-oh” – my personal favorite. Best of all – her sister is great at getting her to laugh!

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This is one of her silly faces she makes when she squeals or talks!

All Dolled Up

A couple of weeks ago, my oldest attended her preschool “prom” with her Daddy – the perfect chance to pull out the camera and get a few photos of the family!

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And because grabbing the banister is her favorite thing…

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Miss M | 10 Months Old

My little girl turned 10 months old on Saturday! After taking these photos, we found out she was sick. Looking back, I can see she doesn’t look like she’s feeling well. But, she continues to change so much each month! She loves food and is putting on some weight, but is still little at 15-16 pounds. She pulls up and grabs everything in sight. She likes to climb stairs and stand up on stools, climb into the dishwasher, pull up on hanging bath towels, eat crayons, and all sorts of crazy things her sister never did. I think she’s going to be our little troublemaker! She also started clapping, signing “more” at the dinner table, and making more sounds that mimic real words.

See how she’s grown since last month (and see how much the weather has changed).

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Animals of Fort Worth

Last month we traveled to Ft. Worth to visit some of our best friends. Our oldest kids are only two days apart in age! It was my kind of trip (I love animals) – we visited both Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and the Ft. Worth Zoo. It was so nice to be able to wear short sleeves – something we still can’t do back in Kansas! Here are a few of my favorite photos.

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At Fossil Rim, you are on private land with a speed limit of 10 mph, so it’s fun to be out of your seats where you can feed the animals.

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Check out the seal behind the kids!

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We had a very grumpy 4-year-old by the end of the day, but overall we had so much fun!