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The Story of our first Aquarium visit: Life Stories Series (CT Lifestyle Photographer)

Welcome to this month’s edition of the “Life Story Series.”

If you’re new or you’ve missed the past posts, click here: Life Stories: The Archive.

In case you need a refresher, “Life Story Series” is a 12 month personal project that myself and a group of very talented photographers are participating in. It shows just a little glimpse into our lives. It’s a way for us to capture our memories creatively – just us. At the end of this post you’ll find a link to one of my photographer friends that’s playing along and she’ll be linking to someone else. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or wine), click through and enjoy!

This month we took the kids to their first visit to Mystic Aquarium. I couldn’t wait to see DC’s face when she saw a real life PENGUIN. I thought for sure her head would explode. Little did I know that Scooter would develop and immediate connection with whales and refuse to leave the whale exhibit…requiring several trips back to the belugas.

We had a blast and can’t wait to visit again!

Thank you for reading along for this month’s story. Don’t forget to click through and see my very talented friends who are also participating! Next up is Olympia Family Photographer, Dawn Kitley. Be sure to like my facebook page so we can keep in touch!

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The Story of The Second Born: Life Stories Series (CT Lifestyle Photographer)

Welcome to this month’s edition of the “Life Story Series.”

If you’re new or you’ve missed the past posts, click here: Life Stories: The Archive.

In case you need a refresher, “Life Story Series” is a 12 month personal project that myself and a group of very talented photographers are participating in. It shows just a little glimpse into our lives. It’s a way for us to capture our memories creatively – just us. At the end of this post you’ll find a link to one of my photographer friends that’s playing along and she’ll be linking to someone else. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or wine), click through and enjoy!

I know I said in a previous Life Story that I’d do a post about each child, in birth order – and finally, here it is! A post devoted to my little Scooter. My tiniest baby. The one that would shriek like the endangered catepillar on The Simpsons the second her belly was empty. The one who would figure out how to get across the house before she could crawl. The little tinker-er.

Scooter, you are smart, sweet and silly. You’re always trying to figure things out and taking toys apart to see how they work. You’re a great builder, too. Recently, you built a giraffe out of real, big-kid legos. You’re a leader and strong. You like to “workout” (do TurboFire) and sing, but you don’t like to dance. You love to run, jump and play.

You make the cutest hula hoop face. You say “I need ta hula hoop” and then wiggle with such concentration, I love it!You’re happy go lucky and you love your long, curly hair. You want to grow it out, like Rapunzel.You test your boundaries and I have a feeling you’ll be in charge one day. But try not to forget to have fun.You are incredibly animated. You show every emotion you have and tell stories with so much expression! You talk…a lot. You’re definitely going to be (one of?) our talkers. You get that from your father :P You’re stunningly beautiful and I should probably be concerned at the poses you strike when I take out my camera – especially since this is all you and this was completely unprompted.

I love you so much, little Scooter.

Thank you for reading along for this month’s story. Don’t forget to  click through and see my very talented friends who are also participating! Kel Ward Photography to see the next photographer participating  and be sure to like my facebook page so we can keep in touch!

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The Story of Making Friends: Life Stories Series (CT Lifestyle Photographer)

Welcome to this month’s edition of the “Life Story Series.”

If you’re new or you’ve missed the past posts, click here: Life Stories: The Archive.

In case you need a refresher, “Life Story Series” is a 12 month personal project that myself and a group of very talented photographers are participating in. It shows just a little glimpse into our lives. It’s a way for us to capture our memories creatively – just us. At the end of this post you’ll find a link to one of my photographer friends that’s playing along and she’ll be linking to someone else. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or wine), click through and enjoy!

I know I said in a previous Life Story that I’d do a post about each child, in birth order – and I will still do that, but I’m also a little OCD about posting things in chronological order and recently we surprised the kids with a spontaneous trip to Build-a-Bear and I just had to include that in this series.

We never really treat our kids to new toys on outings. They get gifts for holidays, sure, but the rest of the year is pretty slim pickins for them, so this was incredibly fun for all of us. They were the perfect age for it and really enjoyed creating their special animals – in fact, they’ve barely let them out of their site – they come in the car, go in beds…I have to pry them out of their hands before going to the park.

First, we carefully selected our new friends.

We made sure to kiss our hearts and make a wish.And then stuffed our new fluffly friends with their hearts.Little man didn’t quite get the concept of how to stuff a bear until the end – then he LOVED stepping on the pedal. DC was hilarious and stepped in beat on the pedal, lol.Then it was off to bathe our new creatures.Then it was time to dress our friends. DC was in her GLORY. She LOVED picking out all sorts of outfits and was immediately drawn to a pink tutu…until she saw the multicolored tutu. She also picked a neon shirt to go with it – straight out of the ’80′s. I guess they had just gotten that shirt it – she is quite the fashionista…very fashion forward. :)

The little man tried every outfit under the sun, but immediately took it all off. He settled on a naked bear.Then it was time to name them!

All he would say was “Push Da Button” so it was decided – that was his bear’s name. He goes by button for short :)

Scooter appropriately named her bunny, Bunny Raddit Hop Princess. Naturally.DC kept it short and sweet. Princess.It was a perfect day. They love their animals so, so much and they looked adorable carrying their “castles” through the mall when we were done. They take them in the car everyday and sleep with them at night. They stayed up way too late talking with their new friends and playing. It’s like watching a real life toy story movie <3

Thank you for reading along for this month’s story. Don’t forget to  click through and see my very talented friends who are also participating! Beth Lofgren Photography to see the next photographer participating  and be sure to like my facebook page so we can keep in touch!

 

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The Story of his first haircut: Life Stories Series (CT Lifestyle Photographer)

Welcome to part XVIV of my “Life Story Series.”

If you’re new or you’ve missed the past posts, click here:  Life Stories: The Archive.

In case you need a refresher, “Life Story Series” is a 12 month personal project that myself and a group of  very talented photographers are participating in.  It shows just a little glimpse into our lives. It’s a way for us to capture our memories creatively – just us.  At the end of this post you’ll find a link to one of my photographer friends that’s playing along and she’ll be linking to someone else. It’s a whole big circle of stories in pictures. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or wine), click through and enjoy!

I know I said in my last Life Story that I’d do a post about each child, in birth order – and I will still do that, but I’m also a little OCD about posting things in chronological order and didn’t want to miss out on sharing my baby boy’s first haircut. The first of my children to have a haircut, actually. ::cue tears::

First, you need a little backstory. My husband, you see, has only had one person cut his hair in his entire 31 year existence. Yes, you read that right. Only one person has every touched his hair. His barber even came to our wedding :) And if you want to know even more – my father in law goes to the same man as well, and his father went to the barber’s father. Are you doing the math here? Husband = 3rd generation to get his hair cut here. So, it seemed only fitting that our son would go there as well, making him the 4th generation to get his hair cut by this family. Pretty impressive if you ask this supercuts/random salon girl (I’m still trying to find my perfect match).

I knew it was time. His hair was annoying him. He’d brush it out of his face all the time and it would get stuck in his bib during meal time.

The whole thing was a wee bit emotional for me. First, there was the nerves. My son is a wild child. Into everything and “such a boy” (I detest that phrase, but that’s a post for another day). He’s a master of destruction, curious and basically a tornado on two feet. I was just a little bit nervous he’d lose an ear or something during his haircut because of how he ping-pongs around the house on a daily basis. But, much to my delight, he stayed incredibly still. He seemed totally in awe watching Daddy get his hair cut and sat in my husband’s lap and was a little angel if I do say so myself. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

And then there was the sadness. My baby was getting his hair cut. My first baby to get a haircut. I have a theory that boys look so.much.older once they get their hair cut and E-man is no exception. He looks like such a little boy now. I knew the texture would change and he’d no longer have a head full of fine silky hair – it now feels a bit more coarse and I can tell it’s going to get so.much.thicker. We kept 2 strands of his hair – one for his baby book (that I intend to give to him when he gets older) and one for me.

So, without further ado. My baby’s first haircut.

I make sure to take a before picture. He and Daddy walk through the door and meet the barber.

He wears a little miniature apron (seriously, how cute is that?!)

The first snip is made.

This is my favorite image of the bunch. I love the look of surprise when he saw how he looked with his new style. Such a handsome little guy, if I do say so myself.

See what I mean? They look so much older…instantly.

E cut 2 copy

Thank you for reading along for this month’s story. Don’t forget to  click through and see my very talented friends who are also participating! Amy Lenhart Photography to see the next photographer participating  and be sure to like my facebook page so we can keep in touch!

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