Vivie & Ash

Sunday, September 20, 2015

We've been going on some fun photography adventures lately with the intent of capturing our two little people in some super cute clothes. Vivie and Ash is a small kids clothes' shop that I have admired for a long time. We were recently chosen to be some of their brand reps and therefore have been taking lots of pictures in attempts to capture the essence of the clothes! All of Vivie and Ash's clothes are super high quality and unique in their fabric and design. I love them! (and those two cute kids wearing the clothes aren't too hard on the eyes either ;))


Today was a really, really great day. Max fell asleep during the last 20 minutes of church, stayed conked out on the journey home, and then proceeded to take the longest nap of his life (4+ hours!!!!!!). Meanwhile, Clara woke up from her nap and was pretty dang cute as we colored fishies and played with our klip-klop horses. 

We spent an hour at the park and came home to put Clara to bed. 

Due to Max's super long siesta, he was as happy as can be to stay up an extra hour and eat some late-night chips with Russ and I. Most of the time motherhood is far from glamorous, but boy, these are the moments where you feel like your heart just may as well leap out of your chest. His no-longer-baby-face was just so happy and sweet. He wanted to pray over and over, and then just giggled and ate chips. 

These are the days that make it all worth it. 

I adore this picture. It looks like Russ is telling some amazing, grand story and Max is listening intently. These two are buddies for life. 

Goodbye Sweet Summer

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Well, it's not over yet, but something about passing Labor Day feels like fall is creeping in and summer is slipping away. It's still pretty warm, which I am trying to relish, but the mornings and evenings are cooler. 

This was a great summer for us. Max and Clara actually DO stuff now (as opposed to last summer where we had two babies that were pretty much immobile). I have loved seeing new adventures through their eyes, watching them explore outside. I'm not sure I'm ready for summer to slip away. For now, I'll just relish these few moments that were captured.

She IS a quarter Hispanic, after all! :)

Watch out ladies, here he comes.

Yogurt faces and diapers. Life is good.

These two melt me! I think soon before this moment Clara had stolen whatever toy Max had. She's such a little bully, but then she makes up for it with kisses and hugs.