Where does the year go? It is that time of year again. By the end of this week BlogHer will be in full swing, though I opted out of going this year for more reasons than I care to mention and as of today I have 9 days until I have preschoolers! Where does the time go? It seems like just yesterday that they were tiny!
I realized last week while we were at their cousins’ house that they have come sooooo far! I was watching Little Princess imitate her cousin, who for the sake of this post will be Sweet Pea! I have to tell one very cute story…Sweet Pea, who is 5 and very tall, used to take dance and when she heard Little Princess will be in dance in the fall wanted to share her leotards and skirts that do not fit her any more with Little Princess! While Little Princess put on the pink one, because pink is her favorite color, Sweet Pea put on her recital outfit she never got to wear, to say they were both excited is an understatement. Sweet Pea had been “posing” for my camera all day and she was happy to oblige a few photos for me! I thought it would be fun to get a few pictures of them together and after Sweet Pea was done “posing” I asked Little Princess to stand with her for a few pictures. Little Princess immediately went to where Sweet Pea had been posing and struck the same pose or so she thought for her picture, needless to say the picture did not turn out as I was laughing so hard at what she had done! Talk about funny! (While I cannot share the pictures with Sweet Pea in them I can say that photographing them together with both of them looking at me is a challenge I have yet to master, but that is ok, I used this tutorial from Paint the Moon Photography to get a picture where it appears I captured that exact picture by combining two of the ones where each has a great look on their face! While that was some work for a snap shot, it was a great test run for what is to come this week!) I may not be able to share pictures of Sweet Pea but here is one of Little Princess in what she calls her “Pink Dress.”
Little Man was not to be left out! While he had NO interest in being in such a girly photo (thank God, I was trying to capture the girls having fun together), he and Sweet Pea’s brother (who is 2), who I will call Blue Eyes, were causing what can only be best described as havoc! Even with my camera most of my pictures of them together were very blurry mostly because due to the heat we were inside 90% of the day and in and area that had NO windows so my flash was absolutely required but also because they were off fast as lightening! When Little Man and Blue Eyes are together you can count on having to do some chasing as well as asking what is going on while you search for the two of them! Little Man is rarely all boy, but with Blue Eyes he is just that and I love to see him be like that! For his picture, he was getting ready for his turn at karaoke, Little Princess was handing him the mike!
Off to plan for all of our August traditions (1) the photographs in their birthday clothes I make at the park with their bestie ~ I have yet to print a single photograph from years past but maybe someday…more on that later! (2) their birthday party, this year some odd combination of Cars and Princess’ with an unusual amount of pink food (3) Their actual birthday ~ Aaron always takes that day off work and we do things 100% centered around them and what they want to do (4) write their birthday letters (I am too lazy to link them up but they are always published on August 10 if you want to see past ones!) and (5) a tradition that we are starting this year “back to school shopping”
Please someone tell me where all the time goes…