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And The Beat Goes On….

posted by Kelly

We have a couple great shoots up our sleeve to show you over the next week (teasers below) but we thought we would interrupt this incredibly interesting blog to show you just how adorable our kids are again. Yeah for us! Yeah for us having adorable spawn!

As a stay at home mom I find that I need to get really creative to occupy the minds and energy levels of a 16 month old and a 34 month old. Bennett has recently started to have an attention span larger than a gnats which thrills me to no end! We have finally started a “craft time” that includes him. I use the term “craft” loosely because that word seems to insinuate glue and pom poms. Not so much. I think of our time as a 30 minute artistic expression time killer. Chloe gets to do some cool crafts with finger paints, glue or even homemade oobleck. Bennett gets to sit in his high chair with a HUGE piece of paper, a few crayons and then I stick stickers all over his face and arms which takes him a long time to peel off and put on his paper. Everybody is a winner. They get to craft and I get to laugh at their adorableness.

Chloe wanted in on the sticker action.

Fun with stickers...life around our house.

Fun with stickers...life around our house.

Fun with stickers...life around our house.

Look at his crazy snaggle-tooth.

Fun with stickers...life around our house.

Don’t let his cuteness fool you. Leave him alone for a minute and disaster! He dumped an entire tub of the most amazing cheese dip ever…ON HIS HEAD, down our computer chair, down my painting, into a pile of cheesy sadness on the floor. I don’t know if I was more sad at the mess or that he wasted the entire tub of Gordo’s cheese dip!

Never leave a toddler alone with liquid cheese.  What a waste of amazingness!

Stole this idea from our friends, the Nickersons. Ingenious idea, the fan tent!

Fun with stickers...life around our house.

Now a little looky loo into what’s on the docket.

My brother and sister-in-law finally cashed in on their Christmas present from a couple years ago…so we will just call this a 6th year anniversary shoot for them!

jamie and Paula Sneak peek

jamie and Paula Sneak peek

Katherine and Mark hung out with us Sunday evening for a fun engagement shoot at Shockoe Slip and Maymont Park in Richmond, VA.

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Katherine and Mark_0169

8 Responses

Julie Nickerson says:

September 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm

The kiddos keep getting cuter and cuter…who knew it was possible that they could get cuter!

Yay, you busted out the fan fort! I’m sure they LOVED IT!

And I would be a wreck about the cheese dip! what a waste. We love cheese around here! Abel is a disaster as well!!! Leave him for a minute and the whole house is upside down.

xoxo!

Pictures look so great! love the place in Richmond!!!

Elizabeth says:

September 8, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Amazing. Totally amazing.

Prue says:

September 8, 2009 at 5:51 pm

I love that idea of sticking stickers all over him to keep him occupied! Genius!

He’s looking longer in the face now so I am imagining he’s starting to walk some of the baby fat off.

Details of the fan tent please!

Christine Pobke says:

September 8, 2009 at 7:53 pm

wow guys, you guys DO seriously produce some adorable spawn! :) awesome shots, and love the couple shots too! :) :) :)

Seth Nickerson says:

September 9, 2009 at 9:58 am

As proud inventor of the fan fort (as far as I know), I’m honored to see it being passed down to future generations who will partake in all its windy glory.

paula hemeon says:

September 9, 2009 at 11:00 am

Your children are adorable and your brother is hot! ;)

allison says:

September 9, 2009 at 8:21 pm

the kids are precious! (do you ever get bored of hearing that?!) love the sticker idea!

i got a kick out of chloe being your “34 month old.” haha. i should say i’m 360 months old…sure feels better than saying “THIRTY!”

love coming here to see the pics! you guys are like…famous, now!!

when ya comin’ back to DC??

Aubin says:

September 11, 2009 at 7:25 pm

How did I miss this? Loved the pictures of the kids and it was great seeing Paula & Jamie! I hope you do more of them for us to see. Beautiful work!

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