My Tiny Ballerina

My tiny ballerina is now dancing over 3 hours a week.  Which has earned me official dance mom status.  She’s come a long way since getting kicked out of her first dance class.  Watching her dance is one of my very favorite things.

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Great Scott! The Future is Here

I’m a big nerd.  I love Back to the Future.  Even Part III.  I love them all.  I don’t know why or when I started loving them.  When I hear that opening song I just get happy.  I guess it’s a nostalgic thing.

I wanted to do a big shoot for 10-21-15.  I wanted a Delorean and B dressed up like Marty.  But, shockingly, I couldn’t secure a Delorean so I gave up.  And then I was depressed about it.  I started researching Back to the Future events and I remember the mall where all the outdoor mall scenes were filmed is only 30 minutes from my house.  I saw they were putting out the Twin Pines Mall sign.  So, I did what any good Back to the Future fan would do.  I dragged my kids down there, stood in a long line, in the heat, and dressed my boy up like Marty McFly.  And, if I do say so myself, I think he might be cuter than the original.

B was such a sport playing along.  Other fans asked him for pictures and said how cute he was.  But he was most excited when he say this…

And Kennedy was there.  With her witch hat.  Which I don’t remember from the movie.  But, I can’t say no to her when she asks to be in a picture.


First Day of School

My kids FINALLY started school today.  Hallelujah!  I love my kids.  I really do.  But I also love freedom and having a few hours a day to get everything I need to get done done.  Those last couple of weeks about did me in.

I wasn’t going to do back to school pictures this year.  Things were hectic.  My husband and I scheduled a vacation the last few days of summer and we didn’t get home until late the night before school started.  At the last minute I decided I would regret not doing them so we threw the kids in their first day of school clothes and headed over to Brayden’s school when I should have been packing for our trip.

I have my camera out on the first day of school and get some pictures, but by getting the shots I really want out of the way before the big day I find there is less pressure.  I can be more present and my kids aren’t annoyed with me wanting pictures.  It takes pressure off of all of us.

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And here is one from today.  I hope to get a shot of them walking across this same crosswalk until they graduate… that is if they will cooperate with me :)