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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Love | Blog Circle | Personal Project

Well a new year has brought me to a new Blog Circle Group. It is a great way to get energized, be inspired, and try new things. I am in a group of 12 talented ladies all with their own unique perspectives on a different topic each month. This months topic is “Love”.

As usual, time ran short, ideas didn’t get executed quite as I liked. But I do like the challenge and growing through it.  I will share my images; my main loves…my man, my boys, and my cat Kiki (who was there before all of them). I do wish I had the time and creativity to try to capture chocolate, wine, sunny days and more too…

Thank you for looking at my work. You can follow the circle and check out the meaning of “love” for Lindsay Crandall of Lindsay Crandall Photography.

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March 2, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Jessica - Wow. These blew me away Lisa. The depth and story that can be seen from your images is inspiring. Can’t wait to see more from you!

March 2, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Stephanie - Oh Lisa, the lighting on these photos are gorgeous! Especially the one with you and your husband. Love them. Thanks for sharing your family with us!

March 4, 2014 - 4:13 am

Lindsay - These are amazing, Lisa! The first two especially. I’d love to have a photo like that of my husband and me, but I’m not sure he’d go for it. I’m glad yours did. Thanks for sharing these!

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