Sidewalk Chalk

I think mothers have a love/hate relationship with sidewalk chalk. Yay, it keeps them so busy for more than five minutes! Oh, no! I will now spend triple the amount of occupied minutes afterward bathing them! Worth it, though. Am I right?

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Cheezball smile alert.

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September 16, 2013 - 9:35 pm

Mom - It still isn’t completely washed off since it doesn’t seem to rain here very often. Makes me smile when I see it.

Summer Splash

We have had road construction on our road all summer. We had temporary water for a few weeks, so we couldn’t use the sprinkler and had to get creative to cool off. I’m glad we did, because this lovely series of photos came out of a night of playing in buckets.

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Daddy helps even the accounts. Oh my!

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Then began a show only rivaled by Cirque de Soleil…

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Little brother, who was in awe for the entire performance, then decided he needed to put on his own show.

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It was more of a comedy than hers, but well worth the ticket price.:)

Can we just talk about how they’re too little for this?

As is the mantra of most parents everywhere, “Where does the time go?” My little man starting preschool and my daughter in first grade already (and often mistaken for a 3rd grader). So far the school year is going well!

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A first day of school tradition…chocolate chip cookies!

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October 10, 2013 - 7:19 pm

jen - LOVE their aprons!!

Jaylee – 15 months

I love watching my niece’s progress. She was already walking at her first birthday, but she has taken movement to a whole new level now. I had to run (sometimes backwards) to keep up with her! We did a session at a park in Mom and Dad’s hometown, which was pretty fun!

Watch me kick off my boots again, Mom!:)

There’s that face I love again!!

September 11, 2013 - 10:48 pm

Pam - You captured her personality again. Great job.

Ryan & Melissa – Nicollet Island Pavilion Wedding

I’ve been looking forward to Ryan and Melissa’s wedding at Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis ever since we did their engagement photos there last year. Their relationship was highlighted by the wedding party during some funny and touching speeches that had everyone laughing and tearing up. And you wouldn’t know it by looking at these photos, but it was pushing 100 degrees that day; they were great sports about getting out in the heat.

They planned their color scheme to coordinate with the pavilion (and their last name!) very tastefully. And, they happened to have a fabulous team of vendors working to make every tiny detail perfect for their big day. So glad to work with the talented ladies of Maven Floral and Paper Rock Scissor again!

As you’ll see in the photos, Goldy Gopher showed up. I’m pretty sure that was the second most exciting part of everyone’s evening (after the actual wedding, of course). He was a pretty popular guy for photo opps the rest of the night! And he sure can dance…

Thank you for the beautiful day, Ryan and Melissa, and I hope you have an even more beautiful marriage!

September 10, 2013 - 11:14 pm

Mom - Beautiful pictures!

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