Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Highs and Lows

Just working on editing a photo shoot tonight and came across these pictures I took of Preston while there was an outfit change going on. Occasionally he ends up on a shoot with me and with the iPad in tow, does a great job of staying out of the way. Preston has been driving me completely nuts lately, but then I see these pictures of that cute face and am reminded what a sweetie he is.
How could such a cutie be driving me crazy you may wonder? He argues with EVERY thing I say...for example, he asked me the color of something yesterday and then when I told him orange he said, "No, it's red!" He talks constantly. Sometimes I love this and sometimes I just need to think for 2 minutes in silence. He purposely teases his sisters and whines that things are "boring" if it isn't what he wants to do. Of course, he also does super sweet things, like stopping wherever we are if he sees a flower to pick it for me. He asks his sisters if he is their friend quite often, which I think is adorable. Today while we were driving somewhere he told me that doesn't like dreams because they are scary. I told him sometimes they are nice though but he told me he ONLY has scary ones. When I asked what happened in his scary dreams he told me that he gets eaten by things...scary Halloween pumpkins and ghosts to be exact. Poor Prest. Other things to remember about Preston at this age...He prefers being naked and won't wear underwear at bedtime (although luckily, he obliges my request during the day), he went through a weird attached phase where he didn't want me to leave him anywhere, but luckily it only last a few weeks and he is not having any issues now, and he has been having a better attitude about drinking his green smoothies in the morning. Preston recently started requesting milk to drink, which is strange for this family of non-milk drinkers and he doesn't like to dip his veggies in ranch, which is awesome really, it is still so bizarre to me. I can't believe my little baby is almost 4 years old. I sure love him and his big beautiful eyes and his silly personality and his little dimples.
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Weird Weather

So, usually by now we are feeling hot and wearing shorts everyday. This year the weather is keeping us on our toes though! Hot one day, chilly the next, thunder and lightning and pouring rain whenever it feels like it. Since today's weather was rainy again and we are possibly setting record lows this weekend, here are some pictures of the kiddos enjoying a couple days of PERFECT weather last week!
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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Over the School Year

Our little joy school kiddos have been growing up all year and are ready for real preschool next year (and the moms REALLY are :-)!). This past week was our last day back at Lucy's house so we re-created the picture we took on the very first day of school. Preston will sure miss seeing his buddies every week!
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Adeline's Artist Bedroom

Miss Addie's room is ALL done! (except for the new flowers I ordered for the vases here) I had a very distinct vision in my head of what I wanted her to room be like and am so happy with how it all came out. And she LOOOOVES it, which is what it was really all about :-). She has lots of work space for all her little crafty projects and spends all her free time up there. Hooray!
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(and in case you are curious, the shelving,desk and reading knook canopy are from Ikea, the rug and a lot of the accents (including pennant banners) are from Land of Nod, the bed spread is from Anthropolgie, the headboard was an awesome find from Nana, the butterflies and one other print are from Brickyard Buffalo deals and other odds and ends from Target and Home Goods)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Funky Friday Extravaganza

We look forward to this event at the school all year long, and it finally arrived on Friday, the 19th! The kids had an absolute blast and we made it to pretty much everything we had hoped, despite spending an hour waiting in line for the newest attraction, a zipline! TONS of pictures and some videos to follow :-).
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