Letters to Our Sons | November | 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack and Carter,

It’s hard to believe we are almost through November already, and 2014 will be over!

I must say I feel like you boys have finally turned a corner. I hate to even write it down in fear of jinxing it all. You guys are starting to play so much better with each other and there is less fighting, less mess, and most of all less stress for me!!! It warms my heart to hear you guys making up elaborate tales about taking over the world, being daddy dogs and baby dogs, army guys, cowboys and so much more. The great fall weather has reminded you of the fun that the trampoline provides as you guys spend at least an hour a day bouncing and telling tales.

You both are in tae kwon do now and loving it. Perhaps the discipline the sport provides is carrying over at home. I have created more structure for you as well, with a Family Responsibility Chart and allowances for you both.

We have so much to be thankful for and look forward to as the holidays quickly approach. I am so looking forward to that season with you boys and your dad this year!

These pictures are from our trip to the mountains by our house to find some wild horses. We were lucky to stumble upon this mama and her baby. Remember she started coming right towards us – we weren’t sure about it all so we kept our distance. It was a fun time and you guys enjoyed getting dolled up and heading to dinner after.

Please check out the other great letters to our sons starting with Kristina.

wild horeses las vegas
boy with wild horses
boy laughing in desert
boy with hat laughing
brothers B&W
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Little Miss Rockstar | Las Vegas Child Photographer

I have known this little girl (and her mom) since she was two! We have done several photo shoots over the years. This little darling is now five! I had an idea that I wanted to try for something very urban using our very own Las Vegas strip as the back drop. I knew this family would be on board and embrace it. And look at her…from head to toe and full of personality it totally came together and just FIT!!! My inner creative self just squeals when there is this kind of magic. Thanks for taking the chance! You can see her grow up over the years  here, here, and here.

little girl las vegas strip
las vegas downtown little girl
little girl rockstar las vegas
las vegas strip close up little girl
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Letters to Our Sons | September| 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Carter,

I know I tell you, or ask you all the time to just “Stop growing up!”. It hits me harder these days as you have just turned five!! You have really stopped all things (except for the too occasional tantrum) of a baby, toddler or even little boy! The only remains of that littleness are that you still love and snuggle with your blankets when you are at home and want comfort.

You really are crossing over into big boy world so fast! You are tall, have giant feet (only one whole size smaller than your 3 1/2 year older brother!) and you are even starting to read. This summer you learned to swim and you even got to dive off the diving board! You make big boy jokes, you are caring to others, you aspire to have order, and be a good boy. You continue to melt my heart!

I love watching you learn, and play baseball. I still can’t believe it when I see you out there with the older boys! You are ready! I think you have great athletic ability, and you are learning to play team sports. It’s so good for you.

I have watched you struggle about with our decision to not start you in kindergarten this year. You made the cut off, but only by about 30 days. I know you are sad to see some of your friends in the other class. Please know that Daddy and I thought hard on this. You are able to have one more year of extra play, and time with me. We think it will be better for the rest of your school years to be the oldest in your class and a leader instead of possibly being behind or just following. We hope that the gift of time we are giving you now, will allow you to have more maturity with your peers as you grow. I do like that you will be a year older when you start college too.  You are my baby, it’s hard to let go.

I love you so much!

Love,

Mommy

little boy catcher
BW little boy with hat
first day of preschool boy
little boy on bench with stick

 

 

Please make your way through the circles to hear more Letters to our Sons starting with Jana of Photography 2204.

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Cutie Pies | Las Vegas Child Photgrapher

We had such fun doing this session. I love these mini playdates I get to go on! I have known these kiddos and their parents for several years now. Its always more fun when I get to do sessions with friends! If you want to see how much they have grown, you can see their family session from last fall here.

And here are some of my favorites from this time:

siblings las vegas park
little boy laughing
brother and sister tickling
girl smiling
boy smirking
brother and sister serious
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