May was a super busy month…I don’t think I realized how busy it was going to be, and all of a sudden it was here. Mother’s Day & my birthday were so super special – the boys went to Homewood and picked out a spring blooming tree for the yard. (not too big – we have a super small yard) Owen also picked out a cupcake at Whole Foods with a tree on it. #lovehim. Between Charleston – our family portraits & the Pinkle Toes Workshop Reunion, Mother’s Day, my birthday, a broken bone, Harrison in and out of the emergency room with 105 and 105 temps and two Coastal Sessions, it’s been a busy month!
What I learned in May….
1. How much effort goes into a family session. We had our family portraits planned for this month, and it was so great for me to remember what it’s like to be a client. So much thought goes into every session and all the little details.I have soooo much to say about the portraits (You can see them on Michele’s blog here and I’m also going to blog them soon) Love, love, love, love, love them! Big thanks to Little Apple Styles for help with picking out wardrobe for our session, and my friend Brooke for convincing me to buy a bright Blue and Coralish pink dress at the anthro birthday party. It’s a lot brighter than what I normally buy, and I love it! Ericka did such a great job coordinating THREE boys with pink!
Thank you Michele of Pinkle Toes Photography for this photo (and sooooo many more I love!)
2. How much I would love Pure Barre. So I’ve been doing workout videos at home for the past several months and have really loved them. During the Pinkle Toes Workshop Reunion in Charleston this month, Michele asked us if we wanted to try a barre class. I lovved it. I definitely couldn’t do all of it, and still can’t, but I really love going to the classes. I’m still sore pretty much every time I go, but it’s such a great workout.
3. How easy it is for a little one’s bone to break. So, we have our first broken bone, and I’m still kind of in shock about it. Kids jump off beds onto their heads, climb trees, jump over things, topple all over the place and do not break a bone. Owen was barely chasing his cousin around the kitchen and fell right on to his collarbone. (I also learned if you think you might have a broken bone – just go straight to the orthopedic urgent care. We went to the one on Durant.)
4. My little boy is growing up. Ok I’m not going to cry right now, but I did cry at his preschool graduation. He was “Most Enthusiastic Learner” and said he wanted to be a “Future Chef.” Poor thing had to wear his cap and gown with only one arm through because of his broken bone. Overall he has had the best atittude about everything, thank goodness.
I only had a few minutes after his graduation to snap a few pictures of him in his cap and gown.
5. How much fun it is to get together with a small group of other photographers. The last reunion in NY was a lot of fun but definitely a bigger group. I didn’t know anyone at this Reunion, and it was so much fun to make new friends – we laughed so so much. And going anywhere with photographers is just tedious because we all stop everywhere to take a few photos (which can turn into 100) We did so many fun things in Charleston – ate AMAZING food, went on a food tour, saw where Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively got married (Boone Hall Plantation, also where The Notebook was filmed) carriage tour, Rainbow Row, ate Belgian Gelato, photographed a maternity session on the beach, spent hours on the porch chatting, got up at sunrise to photograph the Folly Beach Lighthouse (only photographers get up this early) spent forever in a field of wildflowers at Boone Hall…. I’m sure I’m forgetting something but we squeezed a lot into a few days. Thankful for new friends and also getting to meet a lot of photographers not too far from me – Wilmington, Greensboro, Charlotte, and South Carolina.
6. How much I have loved this stroller for trips out shopping. Owen was playing with some of the toys they had out at this point, but usually he’s standing or sitting playing a game, and it has been my favorite stroller for going anywhere with the two of them. (Still love my double bob craigslist find for the outdoors)
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