Sunday, May 11, 2014


Sunglasses and pruney feet: we've been waiting too long for days like this!
"A portrait of my Avery, once a week, every week, in 2014"
Finally. We spent most of our day on Thursday outside in the hot sun. We played in the pool, filled up some water balloons, and thoroughly enjoyed our first 'summer weather' of the year. Mom got a sunburn and Avery was ready for bed early, It was a beautiful thing.

Avery continues to be a stinker when it comes to having his photo taken. The second he realizes that I've got my camera he stops what he's doing and runs away yelling, "No! Stop!" so I have to time my approach very carefully. (I often wonder how I ruined him wanting to have his picture taken... he used to be the most willing subject!) There were many moments this week that I wanted to capture so badly knowing they would make a great portrait, but for fear of ruining the moment I left the camera in the bag. Thankfully I tricked him with this cute pool shot - the boy LOVES to wear his sunglasses all day (and night!) and I think they're so perfect for his little boy face :)

In other news: the new house across the street is taking shape and Avery is still pretty enthralled with the whole process. Construction has gotten much more 'noisy' now, but I'm thankful to have such a good napper who isn't phased by the constant hammering one bit. I love this shot because the perspective makes my big boy look oh-so-small as he contently watches.
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! What a crazy, beautiful, amazing thing motherhood is. It is certainly the hardest thing I've ever done, but it is such a blessing and a privilege to have two sweet boys that call me mama. 

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1 comment:

  1. happy mother's day Amanda!!! Yippee for real summer weather, and pools, and toddlers in sunglasses!! :) Soon enough Avery will be giving you the fake "cheese" smile and will pose for anything you want him to! ;)