DAY 87| MARCH 27TH
I drove to Belle Plaine for a Senior session @ the Bartlett Arboretum early on this morning!
The day was glorious, and walking through the gates of the Arb always feels magical.
It's no surprise I LOVE this place.
I mean, look at these photos (captured with my little 'ol iphone), and tell me it doesn't look like a fairy tale!!
I told Robin (owner of the Arb) that I didn't want to show these photos on my blog or Facebook, because I was worried clients coming for mini sessions in late April might be sad the tulips will be gone. BUT they are too beautiful not to share,...AND I haven't had a single client upset there won't be tulips. Mother Nature played an April Fools joke...tulips bloomed 2-3 weeks early! Haha, very funny, Mother Nature! There will be plenty of other floral beauties to replace them, so I am not a bit worried!
DAY 88| MARCH 28TH
Pulled out my old-school arts & crafts moves....
making a sample for the kids' Easter crafts I was leading at church.
The kids loved it, and they all turned out really cute!
DAY 89| MARCH 29TH
Barrett surprised me with this ensemble, while I was working at the dining room table.
He said "Mom, take a picture of me and send it to Mimi. She's going to be so excited."
DAY 90| MARCH 30TH
Editing a newborn session with one of my photographer friends' baby boy.
Just a little pressure when another photographer asks YOU to photograph their newborn son!
AND add to that, pressure to get a good shot of him wearing an adorable fox set because his name is Timber Fox!
DAY 91| MARCH 31ST
Barrett and Justin's first trip to CherryBerry!
Then we went to get Barrett a new set of golf clubs!
DAY 92| APRIL 1ST
One of my besties was in town for the weekend. It had been way too long since I'd seen Christie!
We had dinner and drinks with Audra and Megan on Friday night, then she stopped by to see the newest changes to the house on Sunday. She brought me these beautiful yellow tulips! Thanks, C! Love you!
DAY 93| APRIL 2ND
We have already enjoyed many beautiful evenings hanging out in the back yard. Playing golf, sitting on the patio with the fire, and just exploring new areas and seeing new plants bloom every day. THIS was the first night I ever stood at the back door (just before dark), and yelled out "Barrett, time to come inside." He was all the way at the back of the yard, talking to the neighbors cat. I yelled those words out, like I'd done it a hundred times...and then realized my little boy was growing up. He was out playing contently, and I had to call him in. Of course, he didn't want to come. I had to go out and see the kitty. He didn't understand why the cat didn't want to eat the grass he was feeding it through the fence.
DAY 94| APRIL 3RD
I took this pic from the back porch for my sweet friend, Sara.
She lost her beautiful mama to cancer one year ago last week. She has been on my heart a lot.
She always says that hearts in the sky are signs from her mama. There were lots on this gorgeous day!
Love you, Sara!
DAY 95| APRIL 4TH
Yep, on this day, I was STILL trying to finalize a paint color for the house!
We decided for sure on Foothills that night. Our painter brought us a sample quart to try on the house.
(Foothills is 3rd card from the left, 2nd from the bottom)
DAY 96| APRIL 5TH
Well, remember that beautiful field of golden tall grass I shared a picture of in March?
The one next door I thought would be great for a session.
The neighbor burned it :)
Barrett loved it.
We sat on the front porch and watched the flames grow.
DAY 97| APRIL 6TH
My sweet little boy had some major dental work done. For some reason, the enamel on his top back teeth on each side didn't develop. This left a big hole in the center of those teeth, with just tender gum tissue. He ended up having both teeth pulled and spacers put in. It was a very rough morning for all of us! This was on the way to the dentist in Wichita, and on the way home.
DAY 98| APRIL 7TH
I painted a patch of the new color on the back of the house. It was pretty brown when it went on. I wanted more gray/warm gray. BUT once it dried, I loved it! Now we are really excited to get it all done!
DAY 99| APRIL 8TH
We spotted the Easter bunny in our yard =)
One of Barrett's favorite things about the new house...we see lots of bunnies in our yard! He runs after them saying "come her bunny-bunny." He's confused why they don't sit still and want to be petted!
DAY 100| APRIL 9TH
Barrett has music class on Monday mornings! He's been taking music from the local Arts & Humanities center (where I worked when he was born), since he was 6 months. After music, we went to the coffee shop to hang out and have some breakfast. I love that place, and I love sitting on the porch in the cool Spring air with my sweet boy!!