Friday, June 27, 2014

Tiny Dancers

The girls dance recital was in May, but I was very pregnant and too miserable to post. I had to force myself to take pictures, and that tells you how bad it was. I had planned on taking some posed shots of them, but never got around to it. But I’m ok with it, because these are more real anyway, right? At least that’s what I’m going to tell myself.
Their dance academy preformed Alice in Wonderland, and the girls were mice and cats. They did great at the performance and loved wearing their costumes and stage makeup. Oh, the stage makeup… I think that might have been the highlight of the entire day, specifically the mascara. In fact it was so thrilling that it was all they talked about for days…”Remember when I wore that black stuff on my eyes? I cant wait for another recital so I can wear that again!”
Anyway… enjoy the picture overload!
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I love my tiny dancers.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Hi. I'm Benson.

IMG_6426 copyBenson joined our family on June 3 at 4:40pm. He weighed 7lbs 8oz and was 20 inches long. His birth was probably the easiest I have experienced. And I am grateful for it going so smoothly. He is such a cuddly little guy, and he’s pretty pleasant when he’s awake if he doesn’t have a tummy ache. The kids love him, especially the girls. Tracker Jacker is always asking where he is, and he even requested holding him the first few days. But if you ask him if we should keep him he always says, “Noooo.”
Today I finally got the big old camera out and snapped a few pictures. I just kind of let him sleep and when he changed positions I got the camera out and grabbed a few shots.
I wanted something simple with this shoot, I didn’t want to have to pose him and have props and other things, I just wanted some simple pictures to capture him in his tiny and sleepy state. And this is what I came up with… and I’m more than happy with them. 
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