21 August 2016

Project 365 | Days 31-63

My 365 project continues and I am enjoying it so much! I have had to adjust my shooting schedule a bit to keep up but it's working out. I continue to be very intentional in which shots I choose and I am focusing on using light in interesting ways and capturing small (but big) meaningful moments.

Little Artists | Project 365
Kennedy and her cousin Roderick working hard. Two peas in a pod since the day they joined forces in this world.
Early Risers | Project 365
These two are up at the crack of dawn. This is both super cool (because of this photo) and super annoying (because... well, it's the crack of dawn).
Up So High | Project 365
The higher the better for this guy. He loves to be on shoulders and up in the air. And he loves his daddy.

Sparklers | Project 365
Fireworks make me just generally uneasy but I put that aside and we let the kids do sparklers over the weekend - they had so much fun. Sparklers on the fourth of July is so wonderfully nostalgic.

Beach Combing | Project 365
Sean will comb the beach forever looking for agates and other treasures and the kids love to trail along with him.

Summer Reading | Project 365
I am trying not to let reading fall by the wayside during these summer months so everyday the girls spend 20 minutes relaxing with some books. I found Kennedy on my bed the other day reading away next to Max - our old and blind cat.

Auntie Amy | Project 365
My girls truly love and adore their Auntie Amy. My 365 project wouldn't be complete without her in it and I know this photo will only become more special as the years go on and those littles get bigger.

Water Man | Project 365
He's our bull-legged, walks like he has had too many whiskeys water man. He has six teeth and chronic bed head and is the happiest little guy I ever did see.

Five | Project 365
New bike for her birthday! Happy girl. And yes, we love Montana.

Go PLAY! | Project 365
When you tell them to go find something to do and you find them doing this. They are nothing if not imaginative. And I am so glad that door was closed.

Baby Squats | Project 365
He has mastered the one year old squat. Up and down all day long - his quads must be rock solid! Also, he plays with pink toys the majority of the time... it's the reality of being the youngest of girls.

Water Guns | Project 365
It ended in tears (doesn't it always?). But it was fun while it lasted!
Silly | Project 365
The image I snapped right before this one is sweet and smiley but this one made me laugh. Photos that convey emotion are the best anyways. Love this kid.

Go, Go, Go | Project 365
This is mostly how I see him these days. Running away from me, in search of.... everything. Love that little pajama butt.

Montana Memories | Project 365
We enjoyed an awesome week at our family cabin in Montana. Lots of laughs and great memories made! Poor Sean and Aiden were severely outnumbered by women.

Sister Rides | Project 365
They are nearly the same size and share a lot of clothes. Yet, Kennedy carries Mara around on her back as if she is so much bigger. Always makes me laugh!

Gliding | Project 365
I have wanted this shot forever. I have spent so much time in this place over the past 7 1/2 years. Countless moments spent rocking, feeding, reading and singing in this little spot. Tears of joy and tears of profound sadness shed in this chair. And don't get me started on the postpartum, sleep-deprivation tears. But mostly... just SO much happiness. Precious moments that are completely undocumented outside of my memory. So today I set the timer and snapped just one image to remember them always.

Three Bugs in a Tub | Project 365
Water Babies | Project 365
They rarely bathe together - Kennedy prefers showers and Mara tries to drown Aiden (unintentionally, of course) every time they take a bath together. They look cute and peaceful here though, don't they?

Summer Feet | Project 365
Not surprisingly, Kennedy and Aiden have identical feet. Mara's are all her own.

14 Months | Project 365
Our little blondie is 14 months today and is turning into such a little BOY! He's super verbal - babbling and attempting words all the time. And he is the busiest little bugger I have ever encountered (cue my nervous laughter). We adore him.

Oh, Mom | Project 365
He probably thinks I am pretty nuts laying on the ground taking his picture all the time. Perspective is everything though, right?

Tickle Toes | Project 365
Summer will be slipping away soon and so will our days with Auntie Rachael. She sure is loved by her nieces and nephew.

Leftie | Project 365
He always has something in his hand and loves to just carry random items around. We recently noticed that he's left-handed! Though it might be kind of a hassle for him at times, we think it's pretty cool and unique!

First Responder | Project 365
Someone recently called Kennedy my first responder and I thought it was so funny because it is so TRUE. I really do depend on her a lot - she's a wonderful little helper and an amazing big sister to Aiden. I always joke he has two moms!

Hanging Out | Project 365
I came through the kitchen and glanced over and saw this on the couch. It just made me smile.

Game Changer | Project 365
I am not even going to lie, three kids has been a game changer for us. We are busy, busy, busy. Sometimes (okay, a lot of the time) ... it feels really hard. But it also feels wonderful. And in a nutshell... that's parenthood. My heart is so full with this trio.

Cousin Love, Part Two | Project 365
Mara had so much fun with her cousin Hailey this past week. Only a year apart in age and looking like salt and pepper, they couldn't have been cuter. And their mamas loved seeing cousin love trickling into another generation.

Summer | Project 365
Messy ponytails and campfires. Its a good summer.

My Kiki | Project 365
I wish I could take the credit for this shot but it was all Sean. I didn't even realize he snapped it until I uploaded. it. A fun find and one I will love forever. She wore that cap our entire trip. More and more, she is becoming my little side kick. I love our conversations and all the things she is starting to notice at 7 years old. This photo is also a nice reminder to myself (and all moms!) to pass the camera off to others sometimes. It's so important to get in shots with your kids.

Trapped | Project 365
Another set of cousins spent some time together corralled in the pack and play ... most likely plotting their escape. And eating licorice.
Evening Popsicles | Project 365
I came home from my photo shoot tonight to find them eating their nightly otter pops outside (seriously, we should buy stock in otter pops).

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