Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lauren Jackson Photography

We had not had professional family photos done since Aidan was just learning how to walk.  Isn't that crazy?  I've become pretty decent at taking photos of him myself but I really wanted some nice new photos of us as a family of four.  Enter Lauren Jackson. Years ago she did pics for my girlfriend Melissa and had recently done some for one of Melissa's friends and my blog buddy Brooke.  She was focusing more on wedding photography but I figured I would shoot her an email and beg her to take some pics of us.  And so I did and she agreed!  I was thrilled!  Thrilled! She was so lovely to work with and even Adam who can't ever seem to get comfortable when having his photo taken commented that she made it so easy for all of us.  We are totally hooked.  I've already started a fund to have her take some more pictures of us for our Christmas card this year. 

Lauren, Thank you so much for sharing your gift with our family.  We love the pictures so much! Can't wait to work with you again soon!

And if anyone is interested in hiring Lauren you can check her out on her website! Prepare to be impressed!




Friday, June 14, 2013

Aidan Says...

Aidan: Moooooooooom (from his bedroom).

Me: Yes, Aidan.

Aidan: We maaaaaay need to give Scout a bath.  He smells CATFISH!!

Friday, June 7, 2013

To Aidan on Your 6th Birthday

My Aidan.

You're 6.  I still remember your birth like it was yesterday.  Holy Hell was I nervous.  First baby jitters I guess. 

BUT! Once you were in my arms every single ounce of doubt I had flew out the eighth floor window of that hospital!

I did not know LOVE until I had you baby boy.  I did not know. 

You changed me.  You've made me better.

I know, I know.  Every letter, every birthday, it all sounds the same.  It's just so true. 

This year during your fifth year of life you had a big change.  Besides growing a few inches, and speaking clearer and graduating to go on to Kindergarten, you became a big brother!

And I owe you a Thank You.  You have been absolutely marvelous.  You help me, you are quiet at nap time without being asked, you brag to everyone about your brother, you lean across the car and hold his hand when he's upset.  I could not do it without your six year old heart in it with me.

Your brother is the luckiest kid alive because he has you.  We're all lucky to have you. 

It is not just your birthday, it's the anniversary of you making us a family. 

We love you Aidan. 

We love you so very much.

Happy Birthday Baby.

Love, Mom

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Aidan Says...

Often when we are running around trying to get ready to go somewhere and out the door,  Aidan will hear Adam say "You look great babe, let's just goooo." 

So he started saying it on a daily basis and now I say to him "How do I look?".....and I was expecting him to respond with the usual. 

Me: Aid, honey,  How does Mommy look?

Aidan: Great.  But you need a necklace and you forgot your crown.