Family photos are in full swing and I am booked for the remainder of the year! I apologize to any of you who may have been hoping to book a session with me before the holidays. I’ll begin taking appointments again after the first of the year.
Yes, it is 2:26 p.m. and I have not showered yet. Nope haven’t even thought about showering. I am still in my pajamas.
I have one sick baby boy who has a terrible diaper rash due to a nasty stomach issue. And 3 boys who just love to get into everything, today more than normal, it seems.
So while I am trying to comfort my sick one…
My other monkey is into and and on TOP of everything!
And while I am trying to clean up the previous messes due to the nasty diaper issues:
However, don’t let me give Nolan the bad rap… Benny is actually the guilty one for this mess. He is the one that pulled this down and dumped it all out (not once, but twice!) (I can hear my mom saying, “well, Heather you should have put them away after the first time.. uh, duh.” And just to clear my own record…. we did clean up and put them away after the first time, but my independent four-year old decided to help himself to them again, and leave them within a toddler’s reach)
The guilty one:
How many do you think he has in there? My estimate is about 7.5 based on what came out when he gagged and spit them all over the carpet.
So, if you come to my door, don’t be surprised if I am still un-showered, make-up less and clad in my lovely pajamas.
My boys are clean and are having a blast. But I’m still working on the house.
P.S. During this post on a “Mother’s Challenge” I mentioned the possibility of posting a picture one day with me in my pajamas. And here it is, the first and the last Thanks to my lil’ man Ricky for taking pictures which always seem to be pre-shower! (A a side note, I am doing terribly with this challenge and don’t have many pictures at all of me with the boys – hope you are doing better than me)
I am finishing up editing the rest of this wedding and thought I would share a few more favorite shots. I just like this series of shots:
And especially this fun one
As I sit here editing reception pictures, these are the two that I keep coming back to. And, I have already eaten a Mint Chocolate Fat Boy ice cream bar, so I am not sure why I am so encouraged by these to go get some more.
Better move on to the flowers.
The boy’s first birthday party was a Beach Ball themed extreme slip n’ slide party!
Seriously, the slip n’ slide was enormous… thanks to our friend Chris who did all the work to make this happen.
The kids had a blast:
And the adults may have had even more fun:
Even my mom and the babies had a turn:
Uncle Scott brought some tubes, which made it even more fun:
Waiting for some cake and not sure about the hats!
Nope, not really diggin’ the hat, Mom.
They seemed to like the Ones on top of their cakes more than the cakes, well at least Benny did.
Trying out some actual cake:
Benny definitely preferred the fondant One.
But Nolan liked the cake… it took him a little while, but once he dug in, he loved it.
And then their cousin Gabe figured if Benny wasn’t eating cake, why not take advantage? And he joined in:
And he loved it! He stayed and ate cake long after the twins were done:
Time for some presents! The boys got so many great, fun gifts from our very generous friends and family.
Balls were a huge hit! In fact, I think everyone may have given them a ball of some sort which has been perfect for my ball lovin’ boys.
And the awesome wagon from Nana and Papa! We’ve had so much fun with it already.
It was an amazing birthday thanks to all of our friends and family who celebrated with us. And a big HUGE thanks, again, to Chris for making the slip n’ slide and all the fun possible. Benny absolutely adores Chris as is obvious here:
Thanks everyone! We love you.