Thursday, August 12, 2010


My tripod
My shutter remote
And my unfinished tattoo


My dear friend of 25 years came all the way from Mass o choose-its and we got to spend a little time together. 
Definitely not enough time to hang out, but enough that I was able to snap a few photos. 
It was the first time I had ever gotten to meet her boys. 
The last time she and I saw each other, my Aya Rose was a newborn sucking on everyone's pinkies because she wouldn't take a pacifier and had yet to find her thumb. 
So nearly nine years. 
Oh, goodness! 
That's almost half the time we have known each other.


I drove an hour to pick them up and then we all went out to lunch. 
Here is Alli going over the menu with Jonah. 
He's six...and is taller than my 8-year old!

Merrik definitely knows how to keep himself occupied! 

He took the ol' scooter for a spin around the court.

Arranged marriages are okay in this day and age, right? 
Her dowery includes Littlest Pet Shop
and empty packages of bubble gum.

The boys so fell in love with the dogs.
Especially Biggie.
He is such a big, lovey oaf.
You gotta love him.

Gorgeous Mama, ain't she?

Here we are, looking at pictures on her camera that Jonah took.

I love you, Alli. 
I am already looking forward to seeing you on your next trip out to California next year! 

Summer pool party

What's the summer without a pool party?  Our kiddos got invited to a friend's house for a day of splashing, games, and junk food. 

Birthday girl.


Birthday girl's little brother.  See the smile under the water?

Heeeee's a' gonna get ya.

They had a pinata where, instead of wacking the the thing and being rewarded for physical abuse,
you pull strings.

Getting ready for the big pull!

My Aya Rose doesn't pull strings as well as she pushes buttons.

Trading pinata loot.

Such a beautiful little boy.

The pinky is very important when sipping.

And then there were water balloons!!!


Cheeto-face, loot-bag holder.

So many handmade cards.  I love that about little kid parties.
I think my handmade cards would probably look
about the same as they did when I was 8.

Her beautiful mama lights the candles. 

But in all seriousness...

Thank you to the C family for inviting us and allowing me to capture and share your beautiful day.

Baby "B" again!

He's growing up so quickly.  He is such a sweet little thing!