Lucy's winter dance recital was the sweetest ever! Her class tap danced to the Hap Hap Happy Snowman. Lucy is so drawn to music, dancing and singing and it's a pleasure to watch her grow each year in the things she loves. She dances with Studio B and they performed at the beautiful McFarlin Auditorium at SMU.
Penn Lennon is 13, Lucy Pearl is 5 and Milo West is 2. They are growing up so fast and so sweet! I'm the luckiest woman in the world to be their mom. And I need to take as many photos as possible of this brunette, blonde and redhead together before Milo loses that great baby white blonde hair!
Penn turned 13 on November 27th. I have a teenager! We woke him up with breakfast and a candle like we have since he was little. He opened presents and we took him and some friends to play paint ball.
I am so lucky to be his mother. He has certainly made me a better person. He was born on Thanksgiving Day and I've always enjoyed the symbolism of that day. I love his dry wit and love of humor. I love how strong his convictions can be, his interest in music, good food and his obsession with playing soccer. I love his ability to forgive and his determination to move forward. I love his focus on the positive and how he doesn't let obstacles get him down. Penn makes me laugh and love and hope. Watching him grow and loving him is a joy and privilege.
Milo hit Lucy today and refused to apologize. This was his first time out. He had to stay there until he said he was sorry. It only took an hour.
Penn dressed as Ken Bone for Halloween this year. He rode his bike with Waldo to a Halloween party and waited until he got there to don his mustache and name tag. He came back with a lot of candy so I guess they had fun! Lucy dressed up as Wonder Woman and Milo dressed up as Batman. We had so much fun trick or treating down our street and hanging out with our adorable neighbors. I love this street.
My S'mores neighbors!
I had the great pleasure of shooting the fabulous secret party, Diner En Blanc for Itty Bitty Foodies. Check out her blog for a lovely post and in the video wrap up. It was spectacular! There were 2,300 in attendance. There are some strict rules. You must dress in all white from head to toe. This includes media, the band, and coordinators. Even the porta-potties were white! You bring your own all white tables and decoration and your own dinner. The location is top secret. Guests meet at a location to be bussed over to the surprise. This year was downtown at City Hall. It is such a spectacle of fun and friends gathered and I was so happy to be part of it!
I photographed twice the love with these precious newborn twins! An absolutely perfect girl and boy pair full of all the cuddly sweetness.
Penn ran his first cross country meet with J. L. Long this weekend. This is a great group of kids and they did fantastically! The Long girl's team came in 1st, the boys came in 2nd and Penn came in 25th.
Penn starts seventh grade today. Here he is armed for middle school with his saxophone and new contacts.
This one of my most favorite families ever! I was sweaty and hot. They were bright and beautiful and happy. Every time. They are magic.
I first met this sweet boy when he was little bitty. Now look at him, taller than me and along with his sister! Truly one of the great joys of photographing family portraits is watching people grow.
She is one of the most delightful girls! We had the best mini session.
This is the most adorable pair of sisters! I love their big brown eyes and happy smiles and how much they enjoy eachother.