Posted on July 31, 2010
Once upon a time, a mommy and her three daughters stumbled upon a blog post by one of the mommy’s friends. It captured a little boy’s birthday, innocence and youth, all in beautiful photos. The daughters were intrigued and curious about the tent fort. Tickled by their enthusiasm, the mommy told them that they could go out and build a fort of their own. And as tradition for many little girls, a small tea part of sorts was planned. Costumes, of course, added to the fun. This is how Pirate Pony and The Princess P were born. Pirate Pony, being a pirate, loved skulls, but also wanted to show off her love of things girlie and sweet with rainbows and pettiskirts. The Princess P, who was sort of a grump that day, wanted a Snow White dress with an apron. The Itty Baby, having no words yet to express her own opinion, was dressed in a handmade red and white dress that made her mother giggle in delight. And since Itty Baby is an avid army crawler, she was tucked safely in an adorable dolly bassinet for maximum photo taking opportunities.
A grand feast was prepared. Fish heads, cupcakes, a sewing tomato, potato chips, and what we are fairly sure is a head of lettuce sat prettily upon the table. The table, as was the fort, was made from milk crates and blankets. Blankets made by the hands of grandmothers, which make them extra special! (The mother actually has no idea why her family possesses so many milk crates, but she is happy when they come in handy!)
Dollies, ponies, and bears were invited to the tea party. A grand time by all. Well, mostly all. The Princess P, who was a bit of a grump, remember, decided that this tea party was for the birds. She found a better use for her fork other than pretend eating plastic grapes. As the mother happily snapped photos while having tea with Pirate Pony, The Princess P decided she would rather dig a hole in the yard. And the Pirate Pony decided to join her. And then the Itty Baby slipped to the bottom of her bassinet and tried to eat grass. This is when the mother decided it was time to go back inside for a real snack.
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Posted on July 23, 2010
I photographed this family last year and just can not get over how big the little guy is now! He is one of the best looking little guys ever! I adore his gorgeous eyes and fun blonde hair. I may or may not have been plotting on how to make him the future husband for my own 2 1/2 year old. And look! Another little baby will be joining the family soon! Is that not an adorable baby belly? I can’t wait for maternity photos!!
It was such a hot, muggy day, but they were willing to go wherever I wanted and smiled every step of the way. I love that.
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Posted on July 23, 2010
These are such bittersweet photos for me! This precious little baby is my cousin’s newest little doll. Isn’t she gorgeous? She was so wonderful to work with, too. I loved the entire session. They are bittersweet because they make me realize that my own little baby is growing so fast! We are actually in the middle of weaning and I’m a great big ball of hormonal hot mess! I go back and forth between anticipating all the things I’ll be able to do that I haven’t been able to enjoy in the recent past, like weekends away with my hubby or a girls’ night out, but then I’ll start to feel guilty that my little, tiny baby won’t need me as much anymore. Waa waa waa. I’m such a sap right now!!
Back to this little baby! This little bundle of girly newness with adorable little lips and sweet lashes. Did I mention how easy she was for me to pose? She was a little dream.
I told you! Pure, sweet baby goodness. I’m so happy for my cousin and her family!!
And this makes me anxious for my brother’s newest baby to arrive soon!
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Posted on July 13, 2010
Once upon a time, I had a baby boy. I was barely more than a baby myself as I was only 17 when I had him. He was born the same year I graduated from high school. Not something I recommend, of course, and I often wonder how the conversations will play out with my children when we eventually talk about such intense topics like teenage pregnancy. Especially with the girls. All three of them.
But this isn’t about future sex talks. This is about my baby boy.
My gorgeous, smart, hilarious baby boy. The one that isn’t quite a baby anymore. The one that is actually oh so close to being a teenager and a young man.
He likes Legos. And video games. And his dogs, Tuff and Jax. (A Rottweiler and a Chiweinie, respectively. You should see them play together. Hilarious.) He takes being the big brother to three little sister in stride and does so well with them. And they adore him. A.D.O.R.E him. I can’t help but smile when I walk into the room to see them playing with the girls’ dollhouse, only using Lego Starwars figures and dinosaurs instead of dollies.
He let me take some photos of him during his most recent weekend. I love them. I can’t wait to hang them up in the house, but they also make me sad. He is growing so fast. Soon the the little boy who plays with Legos, calls me an old woman while playing Just Dance with me on the Wii, and who is interested in the guitar will be replaced by a teenage boy wanting car keys and dates. I can see it in these photos.
This was one of the first we took, next to the truck. You can tell he wasn’t toooo into it yet.
The truck is John’s hobby/baby. Blaze hopes it will be his when he gets older.
And while he was letting me take photos, I managed to get this one of almost all my babies. This one will be big in the house.
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Posted on July 6, 2010
Summer and its heat is going strong here in Arkansas. This means all things summer like lake trips, BBQs, pools, firecrackers, and slip n slides. One day my partner in crime, aka my sister, called and tried to convince me to go to a local waterpark with all the kiddos. I really wasn’t feeling it that day. You must understand- there are SEVEN kids between the two of us. Well, Blaze isn’t always at my house, but even when he isn’t, there still are six kids for my sister and I to try and manage. Blaze is the oldest by five years, but the other little tykes are all under six. The youngest is my little Aryah at eight months. So, yeah, I just wasn’t in the ‘let’s go to a huge public place of water with our massive number of kids’ mood. So, I talked her into making a carnival of sorts in my backyard. We had grand plans of face painting, relay races, crafts, a little Wii, and then some fun on a new slip n slide. Well, we ended up doing the crafts and the wii. The slip n slide, however, was the big hit of the day. We took some snappies of the kids playing and we had a good time. A few days later I was looking back through the photos and realized what a great opportunity the slip n slide could be to get some really fun action shots to document the kids’ summer. So I invited everyone back over to my house and Autumn and I moved the slide to a prettier location.
Here are a few of my favorites from that day.
First up, my niece and nephews.
These are two of the only times that she would slide on her stomach. Normally she likes to slide on her knees like some sort of dancer in a musical. It’s pretty funny.
Bwahahah!! This one cracks me up! I happened to snap the shutter right when Autumn got him with the water hose. I guess it was cold.
He’s good, though. See?
And now some of my girls.
Poor Paeton. She fell on her bum during one of her first turns and didn’t want much to do with the slide after that.
She is so silly.
I didn’t get any of the baby. Bad mommy. She is officially eight months in half an hour, so I need to just take some 8 month photos tomorrow for a future post.
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Posted on July 3, 2010
I have a list. A list a mile long that seems to be running off the paper, off my desk, and onto my living room floor. This list tells me that I have two sessions to wrap up, a couple of sewing projects to look up, laundry to do, bathrooms to clean, blog ideas to ponder, and a complete mess of other items. I am overwhelmed with it all. Not to mention that this week has been insanely busy for me. We’ve had John’s days off packed with visits to friends and movies cuddled together on the couch as we try to find time together. I’ve had visits with my siblings and my dear grandmother who lives almost two hours away. There has been a birthday party for my sweet nephew who turned one (today! but his party was last Saturday), doctor appointments for Tates, a trip to Hobby Lobby to pick out ‘You did well at the doctor’s office and now get an owl!’ fabric (though the owl was supposed to be a treat for being a big girl and getting shots, but a certain mother misplaced the records and we are having to hunt them down….and will have to go BACK to the doctor’s), and we introduced a new kitty into our family. It’s been busy. I’m exhausted.
Why am I blogging? Because one of my new goals for my business is to really start pouring ME into this blog. To show more of Cherron and what makes me tick. I’ve wanted to do this for some time now and things seem to get in the way, but it is never going to happen if I don’t DO it. So here I am. Doing.
I would like to do some sort of weekly theme as well, but I’m not really sure what I would like to do. Maybe two? One more for the business and one more for personal fun? I’m at a loss. Suggestions are always welcome!
Since photos always make things better, here are two from a couple of weeks ago. Dance is over for the summer, but here is a snapshot of Tatum in part of her recital costume. She didn’t have the bows in her hair, so please imagine adorable red bows in the pigtails. Cute!
And here is one of Paeton as a faerie. This one will soon be printed out to hang over her bed. She loves it. Maybe one day I’ll show the one where I turned Tatum into a kite.
Now that a little wee baby is asleep (I’ve been typing this as she was nursing. The joys of a multitasking mama, eh?) I can put her down in the crib and tackle some of this housework. Don’t worry. I’ll be back soon.