Friday, May 25, 2012

38 weeks and ready to pop

This past weekend our sweet friend Grace came down from Moncton not only to visit with us but also to take some photos of my "big" belly and our family.  The kids were a little non cooperative but she did manage to get one great family photo at the end of our session after we feed them some chocolate mini eggs.  Note to self for next time; have lots of treats on hand to reward children for looking at the camera! hehehe

We have a lot of funny stories from our short session but this one is us trying to get Jaelyn to stop crying and come join our family! hehe

See parents this is what you get when you offer chocolate to just get one nice picture! hahah

Once the kids pretty much had it Grace was able to get some great photos that I can't wait to blow up and frame!! 

I really love this one.  I can't wait to scrap book it and put it in the nursery.  I just need a nice bible verse to go with it.  Something like out of your love be fruitful and multiply :P  

I wanted some bubble gum for this one to say ready to pop but Grace did a great job adding that to the picture!

Here are some other great shots from our fun morning together.  

It was very sunny and hot this morning so it was a little more difficult with the sun then what Grace had hoped.  But she still managed to do a great job. 

And of course the candit pictures are the ones that are so special and I love how she captured Micah telling a funny frog story to Jaelyn with 2 frogs that he caught during our session.

Thanks again Grace for capturing our family of 4 soon to be 5.  You can check out her website at Grace Caines Photography

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mothers Day

I think every mothers day I say "that was the best mothers day yet".  Well this year I think it really was a great mothers day.  Here is the low down on how my day or should I say weekend went.  

Saturday we had the Peterson family all over to our place for a Nacho mothers day party.  The kids had lots of fun playing together in the back yard.  He is the 1 "nice" picture we took for nannie...Jaelyn wasn't looking for this one but like I said it was the nicest out of the 20+ that we took...heheh.  This will be one of the last pictures of 6 grand babies as number 7 is coming in less then 3 weeks.  Right now there are 3 boys and 3 girls so this baby will be the tie breaker. 

After stuffing our faces with delicious nachos we had a fruit waffle cone dessert bar.  I am still learning how to use my new camera I got for mothers days so I made Micah be my model.  He is just so handsome.

We had lots of different fruit, waffle cones, real whipping cream and chocolate or caramel sauce for the top!  They were a hit with the kids and the adults enjoyed them as well.

On mothers day we got up like usually and headed off to church.  Last year some ladies and I had a fascinator party the Saturday before and wore our pretty creations to church for mothers day.  Even though we have moved to a new place I wanted to keep my fascinator tradition going.  So here I am with my beautiful fascinator made by my friend Jessica (check out her facebook page, like it and order something she is amazing!)

After church Micah prepared a delicious brunch meal for me since breakfast is one of my most favorite meals.  Its called scrambled egg bake.  I will share the recipe later this week over at Kate's Kitchen

In the afternoon Micah handed me my camera and said go take some pictures and learn how to use it...  Did I tell you how much I LOVE that man!!  So here are a few pictures I got of Jaelyn playing around our yard.  She has decided that she really loves grazing on the chive plant; which is fine until she comes running up for a hug and kiss.  What a smell!!!  

I don't think she minds being a model right now! 

And of course while I was taking pictures Micah was preparing for supper.  I love steak so every mothers day that is what I want. So here are our local t-bone steaks!

You can't have a steak without onions and mushrooms fried in butter! 

Look how yummy and pink that steak is!  My husband is awesome on the grill. 

For dessert we enjoyed a fondue party with the kids while we watched the movie WALL-E.  I don't think I have seen Eben eat so much fruit.  He really loves chocolate!

Jaelyn couldn't stop eating long enough to take a picture with us.  

Here is my 2012 mothers day with my 3 (one in the belly) babies!!!  I love being a mommy and I wouldn't trade this job (even through the hard times) for any other job in the world.  Its days like today that make all the "other" days fade away.