Friday, April 15, 2011

Pictures, pictures, pictures!

The weather has been lovely the past few weeks! Perfect for some outside pics......and this momma has been taking a TON! My dear navy wife friend Kelley recently started her photography business: Madelyn and I met her at the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Norfolk one gorgeous morning and she snapped away and captured some amazing 1st year pics of Miss Maddy. Madelyn is certainly not shy of the camera and even gives us a little pose here and there. We walked around the gardens and found the perfect locations. The following 5 pics are some of the ones Kelley captured w/ her camera and they make my heart melt!

The photographer that took our homecoming pictures last summer (Rachel Sutherland) was offering a live duckling session at the beginning of April and I simply couldn't resist! I showed Joseph many pictures of baby ducklings and talked all about it a week prior to our session. He was so excited and kept asking me daily if we could go play with the baby ducks. I was hoping that he would have a huge smile and hold the little ducklings tight, but with Joseph's just never know! When we first got to the park Joseph was intrigued by the little yellow creatures, but was a little uneasy when we asked him to touch them. Rachel worked her magic and tried her best to get him a laugh and smile, but he just wasn't having it. After he touched the ducklings for a few minutes he busted out crying and ran away from the little ducklings yelling "No like duckies mommy". Thankfully Rachel was able to capture some of him w/ them and then put them away and took some pics on a bridge there at the park with NO ducklings! The following 13 pics were my favorites from our session with Rachel.....

After the duckling session I promised Joseph that I would take him to the playground at the park and let him play. He had the best time running around and playing. Both Joseph and Maddy love to swing.
Miss Rachel even gave Joseph a prize after the session (egg chalk) which he had fun playing with....

Sweet Madelyn with her sippy cup, snack trap, and cheerios watching Elmo!

I filled up the sand and water table and it was so fun to watch both Joseph and Maddy play at the table together. My babies are growing up so fast!
I took this pic of Maddy by the tree in our front yard. I love it!!!
Maddy was playing in big brother's hair and he thought it was hysterical. Too cute!

Daddy brought them back shirts from Tailhook last year and they are big enough to wear them now!
Joseph had an Easter celebration at preschool and we were invited to the party. They went to chapel and then had a egg hunt outside in the grass. After the egg hunt they went inside to have their party! His class has a total of 7 children and they all looked so grown up sitting at the table and waiting for their food compared to the beginning of the year.
Party time!!!
Ms. Brenda (the teacher) does this fun song "Wheels on the Bus" and the kids get to line up their chairs to sing the song. They LOVE it!
I took Joseph to a playdate on Friday w/ his playgroup. How sweet is the picture below?!!!!
I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the spring. We are having the best time playing outside and can hardly wait for summer!

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