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Monday, April 21, 2014

Resurrection Day 2014

I know I've been really blog-lazy lately, but I had to post our Easter pictures.  I've been faithfully documenting Easter since 2008 and this year wasn't going to be any different!

We started off by dying eggs the day before.  We couldn't resist and bumped up our number from 4 dozen to 5 dozen this year!  I love having enough eggs so everyone can dye (and later find!) to their hearts' content.  Go big or go home, right ? :)

Easter day dawn warm and beautiful.  I couldn't have hand-picked a more beautiful day to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.  The kids were mostly cooperative-ish.  Well, 4 out of 5, anyway.  I'll let you guess who the naughty-pants was :P 

Daddy-Fischer Selfie

Ezra Emil

Oh, how I love that big ol' mis-matched-teeth grade-schooler grin

2 outta 3 brothers ain't bad

Fischer was all dappered-out for the occasion

Fischy is all about showing his tongue right now.  I'm pretty sure sticking out his mini-tongue in response to ours is his very first intentional trick.

Oh, how I love this sweet, happy little man!

Georgia was cooperative...I dare say it was an Easter miracle!

 Love this pretty girl!

So glad she's sloooowly starting to get over-ish her awkward poses.  At least she's not giving herself a double chin, right?

This is the face I got in response to me asking her to smile "for real"

I'm pretty sure this is one of my favorite pictures of the day.
so. beautiful.

Oh, such lovely girls!

and now for the hooligan...

Oh, he was sooo mad at us for making him take pictures.
Let's take a moment to appreciate the rock in his hand...he threw it at my head soon afterwards.

Luckily (or unluckily?) that pouty anger soon turned into pure naughtiness, chock full of mischievous grins.

there were some of these...

and these...
thank heavens for the rare smiley picture!

mixed in with a heck of a lot of this...
he's hiding behind me so I can't take a picture of him

and this...
why yes, we do have small feral humans living in our bushes.
thanks for asking.

Next we moved onto a group shot attempt.
and the fun didn't stop...

Maybe if I splice them all together I can actually get one where they're all looking at me and smiling and not flashing anyone their panies.

but maybe not.

Really, though, I am so blessed.  I have 5 beautiful babies that make me smile every. single. day.
but also yell.  there is a lot of daily yelling.

Regardless of rampant naughtiness, missing hard-boiled eggs that are currently hiding somewhere in my house, and sugar-fueled tantrums, I gotta say it was a good day.  Maybe even one of my favorite.

Happy Resurrection Day, Friends!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

So back in October...

Will someone please explain to me how a month can pass in the blink of an eye but the 28 days it consisted of individually lasted an eternity?  Goodness.  Anyway, my brain is fried and I don't really have any beans to spill so I figured I'd do a catch-up post that I've been meaning to do since...October.  that's right. October. true story.

Once upon a time, in October, we got a big ol' batch of family pictures taken by the uber-talented, gorgeous, kind, and all-around fabulous Kamian Christenson.  Man, I love that lady.

Anyway, originally it was just going to be a kid shoot, since no girl in her right mind wants photographic proof of her body at less than 2 months postpartum.  Spencer, however, managed to convince me that my children would one day want actual proof of my existence other than their own existence.  So...a family photo shoot it became.

For the record:
Ezra and Scarlett were only a couple of weeks shy of 8 years and 5 years, respectively.  Oak was 2 years, 4 months and Georgia was about 6 years, 5 months.  Fischer was about 6 1/2 weeks old. Spencer was about 31 1/2 and I was 28.

Warning: There are A LOT of pictures.  I kid you not.  Probably more pictures then I've ever put in a single post before.  I just couldn't resist! Also, they are in no particular order.  It might also seem like I love some kids more than others.  I don't.  Some just happened to thrust themselves more in front of the camera more than others.  It's just the way the cookie crumbled.


phew!  I told you it was a lot of pictures! I just couldn't NOT post these pictures.  Despite Oakie's overall stinky-pants-ness and Fischer's fussiness when we finally got around to taking a few photos of him, I think it turned out smashingly.  Glad you made it through to the other side.  Hopefully it won't be a full month before I post again.  We'll see, though.  I'm still somewhat in survival mode, so we'll see what the month brings.