Thursday, October 30, 2014

Preston's Dewberry Farm Fieldtrip

Last Wednesday (Oct 22nd), I was able to go along on Preston's Kindergarten field trip to help out. He was SOOO excited for it!!! He got to ride the bus there and later on that night when I asked him if he had fun he exclaimed, "Yes! I didn't know a farm was going to have so many fun rides!" :-) I love my cute little guy, even if he is completely crazy sometimes, and am thankful I could go with him. Oh, and the weather this day was perfection!
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Preston's BFF this year is Jude. They actually both did summer swim team together, but neither really remembers the other from it :-).
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When Preston won this duck race he was so over the top excited. You would have thought he had trained for years and won an olympic gold medal haha! I wish I had caught it on video.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Preparations

After a busy Saturday of non-stop photo shoots and Addie's good friend Brooklynn's baptism on October 11th, we FINALLY got the rest of our Halloween decorating done!
I owe a big thanks to my friend Katie for being my assistant again during these mini-shoots. Not only does it make the day more bearable to have someone there with you, but she is a huge help and took some pictures of me working that are fun to have.
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Addie making "hummingbird sipping nectar" origami at church :-)
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That Monday was Columbus Day so the kids had the day off of school (Mike didn't unfortunately). My friend Laurie was doing some little Halloween costume mini-shoots so I had her take pictures of Addie, the rainbow macaw. Miss Adeline was so disappointed last year that we never found "bird wings made of real feathers that flap" so this time she settled on real feather wings that are stationary.  And she loves it!!! I am so happy that she loves her costume so much and these pictures of her doing her thing are perfect!
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"Look Mom, I have antlers!"
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That afternoon POURED rain and we met up for lunch with our friends (who are moving after the holidays and we are so sad :-(!)
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And a few more highlights from the week...
Feeling official at school this year :), an oldie but goodie of Addie girl, Eddie's Kim Kardashian backside :), feeling festive, and family movie date to see The Book of Life.
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Firetrucks, Art Nights and Katy Perry Concerts

The week of October 6th was busy, but eventful as well. Sometimes it seems like we are just busy with the day to day routine but nothing very exciting is happening. This week we had some events worth documenting though, which was so fun!
First, my family's neighbor and good friend from when we lived in New York came to Houston. Her oldest son was here working so she came and was able to stop by and say hi (they all went to dinner later, but we couldn't go). I used to babysit Cindy's 3 boys and it was sooo fun to see her after all these years!
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Ella LOVES Activity Days at church twice a month...she looks forward to it all month! I'm so glad we have such a fun group of girls her age. (stole this from one of her leaders)
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National Walk to School Day was the 8th and our school had the firetruck there again which was exciting. Ella was at choir practice so she missed out on the excitement, but Addie and Preston and I were there to capture the moment for ourselves and to get an official picture for the school.
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I edit pictures everywhere I go now :-)...the parent pick-up line at school, swim practices, etc. And I'm so glad I won't be watching baseball every night while editing at home anymore. These world series games are actually fun...it's round after round of playoffs that wears me out!
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Thursday, the 9th, in the evening was Kindergarten Art Night. Throughout the year each grade level has a special evening event and Preston was lucky to have his first. We stopped by right from Ella's swim practice and she helped him create his caterpillar based off Eric Carle's book. It was a fun little event!
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with his art teacher and friend Juan
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We finally decorated for Halloween and had fun trying these little costume hats on the kitties. Eddie was such a good sport and didn't mind and Beauty would sue us for abuse if she could :-). She ran off with the lion hat on and it was HILARIOUS. Then she hid in the closet and begged me for counseling :-).
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And then after a CRAZY busy Friday (Mad Lab with Preston, 2 year photo shoot and then newborn photo shoot before heading straight back to the school to pick up the kids), Mckell and I headed downtown for the Katy Perry concert. I must admit that I was not excited about it because I am just so stressed at this time of year, but I am thankful Mckell's baby waited a few more days to arrive so we could go. It was a fun show and the people watching while waiting for the concert to begin was sooo amazing...so many weirdos were there :-). Some highlights of very poor quality from my phone...
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