Happy Child


I don’t post here very often – and I need to change that. I’ll try – but Instagram is so easy and fun! Right?

Mae still loves to have her photo taken. She’s into props – and likes to set things up HER way. She even tells ME how to read the meter – and reminds me if I forget to the take the lens cap off (I think I have that one down when using a Hasselblad 🙂 ). I LOVE photographing her. I just cleaned up my office and put all the prints I have of her in THREE HUGE boxes. She’ll have an amazing amount of photos of her childhood. I can’t imagine having just a tenth of what she has. I really hope she appreciates all the effort.

She’s doing well in second grade. She loves her teacher (although, when she sees her first grade teacher it’s as if she’s in the presence of royalty – an endearing thing to witness). She’s lost her two bottom teeth, and her two top ones are loose. She’s incredibly fun to roll with. She never stops talking. She never stops asking questions. She’s insightful (many times giving me something to think about that I thought I had worked out in my head years ago)…

I cherish every moment we have together. She’s a Godsend.Truly. And – I’m so thankful for her each and every morning when I kiss her awake – and every night when I kiss her to sleep…

M is for…

July 22, 2013

July 22, 2013

She’s feeling better. Can you tell? I needed to test out a camera that was acting a little wonky on me — the battery died and the shutter wasn’t working — but everything is working fine now… A big thanks to my supermodel – and to her mama for being our prop assistant…


November 4, 2012

She couldn’t wait to turn five. She thought something magical would happen – and – I suppose it did. She had her first big party with lots of friends. She got a Barbie Mermaid from her grandmother. She went to breakfast with her mom, dad and sister (a tradition for us – it’s the place where Alison went into labor). She just generally had a fantastic day. The only downside was her BFF of all time couldn’t make the party — BUT — they’ll make up for it today. They have a standing play date on Monday’s — and it’s at our house this time — so I have some things planned out for them – including cake and candles!

She’s finally five. Let the fun begin! 🙂

Feels like rain

September 6, 2012

It just felt like rain this morning, but we were wrong. It’s just warm and humid. I don’t remember it being this warm last year at this time. I’m not complaining. If I could, I’d wear shorts and Keens year ’round. Mae would be quite happy to wear sun dresses every day.