Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Last day of Preschool

Patrick, my confident little five year old. You are finishing your first year in what I like to call "practice school"
You have grown so much and learned so much. There were bumps along the road trying to understand different personalities and interacting with them. But there were great joys like your love for learning your letters and sounds and now wanting to write. We made a tough decision half way through this year to pull you from one preschool and place you into another. This decision was made because we want you to know that we will always support the love and care of all people not just what someone's interpretation of the bible may be. You adjusted well, made new friends quickly and really made the transition just fine. I love how thoughtful and inquisitive you are. Always thinking of others and yet proud to stand up for what you believe in. I'll be the one with big fat tears your first day of kindergarten. But tears of joy as your dad and I work to give you your wings.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Last moments in our home

So, this past week we made the big leap to a new home. It was so bitter sweet leaving behind the space we brought our babies home to. Ryan and I danced in our empty living room that last night and soaked in all the memories we could. Patrick loved helping the guys move our things and was a big help. ;) Annika asked the first night in our new space when we would be going home. ugg. gut wrenching. Before we left, I had a photographer come and capture some of our favorite activities as a family in our old house.

Here they are:

Saturday, March 23, 2013

bucket list

I have a bucket list for my kids...


Go Camping
Take a road trip
Take a completely spontaneous trip
Go to Disney
Play hooky from school
Have more "dirty dates" to explore nature
Go to a fancy resteraunt
See a play or musical or both
Be in a play or musical
Order room service
Spend a weekend with just one of my kids
Let them pick out a kitten
Let them help decorate their bedrooms

Dance and play in the fresh snow!
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Lately:
Annika loves her babies, bugging her brother, dressing herself, requesting only 1 pony tail in the back of her head, showing her beautiful independent self, helping mommy, and requesting mommy snuggles every minute of the day.

Patrick loves his construction stuff, gets sad when his sister bugs him, loves being silly and making others laugh, playing out in the snow, sledding, getting his own breakfast, combing his own hair so it is flat like daddy's and snuggling up in the afternoons to watch his favorite shows on netflix (bob the builder, chuck the truck, busytown and thomas the train)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas time!

We got our Christmas decorations out last weekend. The kids have been beyond excited about Christmas this year, we are going to have super fun! Everytime Annika sees Christmas lights she says "Christams time!"


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I just love this picture. It is so Patrick... getting all the ornaments ready to hang up.
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Annika found a friend "snowman" and she won't put him down.
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We let the kids open their new ornaments for this year
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Patrick's last day

Patrick switched to a new preschool this morning. I visited with him on this last day of class at the other preschool. Shot this little video!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

happy halloween

from my two adorables

Annika woke up this morning and when we told her it was Halloween I'm pretty sure she about fell off her chair she was so excited. That girl loves sweets, this is her day!
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First day of preschool

Patrick started his first day at Kingdom kids preschool today. He was so excited. He helped make his lunch, got dressed in record time and was out the door. He even set up the chair in the perfect spot for photos at our house! He walked right in and seemed to know the routine already. We left with a big hug and kiss. So excited for this next chapter in his little life!
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About me



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I'm Catharine and I have been blessed to be the mom to a great little boy, Patrick and a little girl, Annika. This is our journey as a family. I work for a living and take pictures to feed my soul. My best subjects are my kids. They were born behind the camera and now gets to pose for mommy daily. Enjoy our average stories of our average days. Need a photo fix? Hop over to Bliss Photography to see some of my recent work.

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