Friday, January 3, 2014
Is there such a thing as a calm December? Combined with the usual holiday hustle and bustle, I went back to work and Dan FINISHED his seminary degree (yahoooooo!!!!). Evan crossed the halfway mark for Kindergarten too, capped off on the last day of school with a holiday party that I planned for his class. In my pregnancy-induced insanity last summer, I volunteered to be the Room Parent thinking I'd have loads of time on maternity leave. Then the inevitable happened - I consulted with the blessing + curse that is Pinterest, ultimately reminding myself that these are FIVE year olds, not Martha Stewart (or whoever the new non-felony-committing Martha Stewart is on daytime TV). By Christmas Eve, the party was over, school was out, Dan was done with school, and I was done with my shopping. Then it dawned on me if I was going to take Connor's 3 month photos, I'd better do it soon or it wouldn't get done. So Christmas Eve morning, a few hours before my parents came over to celebrate our family Christmas, I set up my indoor studio for a quick shoot. At three months old, Connor is laughing, smiling, cooing and gooing (and sometimes shrieking), and kicking like he's gearing up for a round of kickboxing. Untiiiiiil I get my camera out of course. Then, it's this face. Pursed lips and a smirk. But I love it anyway. With Dan's help, I got some smiles too. He still loves to kick his feet up or out. Or, you know, just one foot. I even love his serious face. Big brother, Evan, was a HUGE help once again and wanted to jump in for a few photos with C. I <3 them.
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