Black & White | Blog Circle | Personal Project

I missed a few months of this blog circle due to vacation and just being super busy, but I am back at it. It is a great way to re-energize, be inspired, and try new things. I am in a with talented ladies, each with their own unique perspectives on a different topic each month. This months topic is Black & White.

A few month ago I was pushing myself to do more, do better, and participated in a photography class. Some of these I have shared before. I do love a good black and white image. I just love the tones and textures and the mood you can create. It was really hard for me to narrow it down to these. Most of these are of my boys…don’t they look so quiet and sweet. Ha! Luckily I was able to snag a few beauties to step in for me too.

Thanks for looking! And please follow the blog circle to Jessica Cadis Photography for more black and white eye candy!

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Letters to Our Sons | May | Personal Project

I feel like I do a pretty good job about taking pictures and documenting the things we do, the places we go and all your milestones as they grow up. This year I thought I would add some words (although, bear with me, I am not a great writer). A little about what we have been doing each month, preserving bits of their personality and childhood through my eyes and memories. Also another option for me to reflect how fast time is going and to cry happy tears each time I write to them. Geeze, I love these kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carter,

I am writing to just you this month. You are still four years old- but a giant four, you will be five in just three months! You are taller than most of the little boys who are a year older than you. This age has been my favorite of you (and of Jack too). You are so full of energy and delight. You aren’t in school full time and that leaves you and I having our “Mommy Days”. You are always such a good companion. We laugh and giggle and tell jokes, whether we are doing errands or just hanging out at home. You have the best little sense of humor. Lately you have been doing a lot of joking, or at least figuring out the difference between a joke and a lie that is funny.

You are full of boy fun all the way to the top of your head. You love dinosaurs, cars and guns – oh the guns… you just want to shoot everything all the time.  I told you that shooting mommy was not allowed. Lucky for me, your reply was that you are always shooting love bullets and bombs at me and that just makes us love each other more. Awe, so sweet right? You continue to amaze me with your sweetness and generosity – always the first one to share, or give a compliment.

You are doing so well in preschool, finishing your month of homework in just a week and sad that there wasn’t more. You are already counting to 100 and able to count by twos, you can write all your letters and are even starting to sound out words. We are so proud of you!

We still struggle with you eating at dinner and I must say it is exhausting. You definitely seem to want the power here. I do hope we can work this out soon.

I continue to beam with joy and pride as I watch you and Jack play more, and play better with each other. I can tell how much you love him and want to be like him. I have noticed lately you peeking at Jack to see what his reaction is to something so that you can mirror it. At the same time I see you becoming your own person, with your own opinions, and holding your ground. I watch you guys fight, and mostly work it out. I listen to you guys plan excursions, and games, and stories. It warms my heart that you guys have such a bond and really do love one another with that brotherly bond.

I love you Carter!

-Mommy

Please read more from these other amazing mom’s and letters to their son’s starting with Kristina Purkey.

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May 19, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Jana - Beautiful Lisa! Lovely letter and the pics are gorgeous :)

May 19, 2014 - 4:18 pm

LaShawn - Awww! My son loves his dinasaurs and cars too! beautiful photos!

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Gorgeous Ginger | Las Vegas Photographer

I melted when I took these images. We had the best light, a beautiful red haired girl with the best freckles and i even found a green patch to make it all pop together for these stunning images. I could tell when I was taking them that they were just going to be so lovely. She had the best smile and easy personality. Take a look at this beauty – watch out mom she’s going to be a heart-breaker!!!

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Little Lady! | Las Vegas Child Photographer

Yay, finally some girls to blog about – well ok, I have had these for a bit and once again got lazy on the blogging. But nonetheless, I am excited to share! I was doing a class and was really going for some timeless, emotive images. For me this meant stifling a few of her pretty smiles. This little gal rocked it for me. Isn’t she stunning? I did have to get one of this gorgeous girls’ smile and dimples for her mom at the end though…

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Letters to Our Sons | March | Personal Project

I feel like I do a pretty good job about taking pictures and documenting the things we do, the places we go and all your milestones as they grow up. This year I thought I would add some words (although, bear with me, I am not a great writer). A little about what we have been doing each month, preserving bits of their personality and childhood through my eyes and memories. Also another option for me to reflect how fast time is gowing and to cry happy tears each time I write to them. Geeze, I love these kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack,

I am writing to just you this month. You just had your eighth birthday a couple of weeks ago. I can hardly believe you are eight already! I can vividly remember that cold winters day in Anchorage, Alaska when you were born. It was bright and sunny but chilly.  We were so excited for your arrival! You were such a gift! I remember the first days you were home with your dad and I – we had no idea what do with you. But we did the best we would an eventually go the hang of it. You were a good baby.

And now look at you! You have grown into such a little man. I love that your mind is so mature and yearns for knowledge on all these cool things (that I get to learn about now) – rockets, volcanoes, ships… so many “boy” topics. I also think it is pretty cool that most of the time you would rather watch Myth Busters and shows on Discovery Channel about animals or cities etc instead of cartoons or other things.

As mature as the subjects you want to earn about are, you are still a silly, happy, active boy! My heart sings when I hear you and your brother playing pretend games, or you just hanging out being goofy; like the rest of us. You have a wonderful sense of humor!  You are also becoming a great little role model for Carter. Carter loves you so much! I am glad to see after our talk about how much he does love you, and how much you impact him, that you seem to have tried to lead with a better example and let him love you and express it as he wants.

You are heading down a great path in your life…I am always happy you let me hold your hand and walk with you on it!

I love you Jack!

-Mommy

Now that you have read my letter – check out some other inspiring words to sons from….. Jana.

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March 21, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Jana - Love your letter and your son is such a handsome boy! I have an 8 year old too (daughter); it’s an interesting age :) Beautiful pics!!!

March 22, 2014 - 7:29 pm

Rachel Mc - What a handsome guy! Happy birthday, Jack!

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