Can I just say that I love toddler photo shoots? This little gal of ours has some spunk and it makes photographing her super fun. For her birthday we are going to have a little tea party to celebrate so I thought I would do a few photos with that in mind. I pulled out a few special items for the pics. She's wearing a vintage dress I bought in Ladysmith at The Vintage Rose last year, the pearl necklace I wore at our wedding, one of my Grandmother's tea cups. and the sweet bunny quilt my mom made for Elena. It helped that there was a slight breeze and some lovely evening light :)
You would never guess from these photos that she loves to hit, climb up the highest parts of the playground so she can jump off, yell NO and run away smiling :)
Can you tell that she had her hair in pigtails all day...? :)
He's how old? Wow.. I know I'm going to be doing this every birthday for each child.. but wow, time flies! This year we had a lot of fun planning our big guy's sixth birthday, a SPY birthday. All of the kids got rearview spy glasses and secret agent badges. We offered them stick on moustaches but not all were interested, they definitely were a bit itchy.
Overall I think everything went pretty well :) The kids all had fun except Landon did say afterwards that he was disappointed in the taste of the fake cake :-p Oh well, you can't win em all.
Our three secret agents :) Love them!
Let the fun begin! Secret Agents begin training!
The bomb cake I made by icing a balloon with whipping cream.
The knife! 'Landon, now that you are six you can cut your own cake'. BOOM! He wasn't too impressed with it not being a real cake but definitely surprised! We had hid a clue under the balloon that let the kids know that the real cupcakes had been stolen and they needed to work together to find clues and find the cupcakes!
The first mission was to diffuse the bombs - aka - pop the balloons. Jeff hid the next clue in one of the balloons. The kids had to sneak through the laser maze and find the next clue in room #4.
Jeff had prerecorded a video of himself with his voice changed and face blurred on his tablet. The kids were directed to go back through the laser maze (only way out of the house) and go work together to solve the secret message on the deck.
The kids solved the message which ended up being 'SAND BOX', off they went to search! The cupcakes were here :)
The group :) Not our best photo of them all but here they are!
This February has been so lovely. A little cold some days, sunny and warm the next. On weekends Hudson often has his nap in our bed so that Landon can enjoy his room and his lego. I think this day was a school day but when I came to tuck him in to his bed I found him in our bed again :) He says it's cozy. I took this photo when I went in to wake him up. He sure does love that blanket!
Elena loves the swing these days!
My sweet hubby at the beach :)
The silhouette of these too :) They had so much fun exploring the beach and throwing rocks.
The kids had a so much fun creating a little fort in an old stump.
He looks so much like the old photos of his father in this photo. Those teeth!