Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A New Sheriff in Town

Last year a friend took a few minutes on her 30th birthday to document where she was at that moment in time through a few photographs.  She noted how she wished she had photos of her mother at that age... and wanted her girls to have the images of her to look back on.  I loved the idea and the motive behind her mini.mommy shoot.  Last week before my bday got here, I mentioned to Marcus how I wanted to do a similar thing for myself and my bebies. 

Yesterday, on our way to my family birthday dinner, I told Marcus we should snap a few pics of me and the boys... And to my surprise James insisted on doing a 'shoot' for me.  It was a really big deal for him and he was dead serious.  This was a grand gesture in his eyes and I couldn't help but allow him!  I mean, really?  A kid with a camera steals my heart... but MY kid with a camera, well, I lose all reason.  Plus, with my camera strap around his neck, what's the worst he could do?  Jack the ISO to 3200?  Not reason enough to tell him no. 

And I'm so glad I obliged him... I'm crazy for these pictures.  I feel soooo awkward in front of the camera, but with HIM behind the camera, I have the look.of.Love in my eyes... so that totally helped.  :)

Marcus took these first few...

see my fringy lashes?  *see below note.  lol. 

Here are James' shots...
isn't it the sweetest... our expressions.  he's such a fun kid. 

and yes, he is telling me what to do here... wonder where he gets it from? 

So it wasn't until we were in the car on our way to eat that I realized I wasn't wearing any mascara.  As mothers often are, I was distracted between mascara.putting.on and teeth brushing.  Jax had a melt down?  I forget... regardless, I didn't realize til it was too late. If you click the pic, you can see my blond little fringy eye lashes.  Good thing for make.up!  I'm so fair complected that my whole face is a wash of white and freckles... :) 

He was so excited to see Bruver with the camera... he's jumping here.  Isn't it the cutest?  Poor Jacker has a bad case of pink eye right now... my sweetDuck. 

Yes, we kiss on demand.  No problem.  :)
We had a great day and a great family dinner at our favorite spot... then on to the house for cake! 

My birthday was cause to add some amazing new Vintage to our nest... I'll be back to post on those soon.  You know how I love something old... and quirky.  Just like me!?!?!  I can say that now I'm 30.  :)

Peace, love, and saying 'Yes' once in a while...


Melissa said...

You look gorgeous! I love all of the pics! He did a great job!! And i love that cake one too! :)

Lacey said...

WOW- I got a shout out on your blog! I feel so special! You are beautiful! Happy Birthday!

GreenErica said...

He's a total natural! Just like his momma! And Jackson looks too old. Do something about that! Bring back the onesies or something!!!

northierthanthou said...

Those are wonderful pics. Good move insisting on them.