Monday, May 21, 2012

letting go

photo-60 Earlier in this parenthood journey I would have never let my children walk down the side walk and into a store without shoes on.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

IMG_2227 It was a restless night sleeping in a tent with no air mattress but we made it! IMG_2271 IMG_2280 A birthday party in the park! IMG_2301 Me and my girlfriend's checking out the eclipse today.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

mother son

IMG_2187 This evening we met up with two of Porter's classmates and their moms for a mother/son camp out at the YMCA. It was a really nice experience and just a fun time for me to connect with Porter. Porter is difficult, strong, sensitive, loving and kind all at the same time. It is hard to be his mom, I was just like him as a kid. I know that I need to make the connection now because I am determined not to lose him when he is a teen. It was a really nice time and as we were leaving he asked me if we could do it again next year.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

IMG_2102 Wednesday through Friday Jason works from home. Today it was so sunny I really wanted to just lay by a pool. We have a hotel about 5 blocks from our house so we went there for the afternoon before I had to pick up the kids. We laid by the pool, had a drink and enjoyed each other. The kids are out of school soon so, we have to enjoy the little free time we have left.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Liesl at the wedding

My little brother got married a few weeks ago and I had the honor of photographing the wedding along with my friend, my SIL's brother and cousin. Four photographers walking around the Hotel Del Coronado with a bride and groom got a lot of attention. I will share the photos of the wedding soon but, here are a few of Liesl. I had to be at the hotel at 10AM, wedding didn't start until 4:30PM so Jason had to get kids ready on his own, he was amazing. Unfortunately, Liesl was not happy and by the time the wedding started she refused to walk down the aisle because I told her she couldn't take her shoes off. I should have just let her walk down the aisle barefooted, would have better than her not walking at all. I hardly got any photos of my kids but here are a few of Liesl.
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and one of the bride and groom.