Wednesday, November 19

Free Thanksgiving Printables

These first two downloads I created last year, and here they are again. Download this first one HERE.

Download this coloring page HERE.

And this one is new with a beautiful quote. Download it HERE.

Have a fantastical Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18

Baby Adelaide

Dix Family

I recently took pictures for my friend Debi (who also happens to cut my hair that random strangers compliment me on all the time) and her husband's family.

Friday, October 31

Free downloadable printable

This printable was inspired by my daughter. We were having a discussion about doing things that are hard and she told me that her teacher last year had a quote over her board that said "I can do hard things." I was totally surprised that she remembered it from her previous teacher's classroom, and decided that it would be great to have hanging in her room. This is the second time that she has repeated a quote she's seen on a wall and I realized that they really seem to resonate with her. The more inspiring and encouraging things she remembers, the better! I thought this would be a great birthday or christmas present for your little ones' rooms. 

This can be printed on an 8.5x11" piece of card stock and framed in an 8x10" frame, like this one from Ikea. HERE is a more boyish version (that my daughter likes):

And HERE is the more girly one:

Monday, October 27

Baby Ara

Thursday, October 2

Free Card Download

My monthly free download has come out on Or So She Says, and here it is! I love cards, and this one was especially fun to draw. Print it up on card stock and it will fit in a 3.5"x5" envelope.

Get the free download HERE and HERE.

Tuesday, September 23

Luke: 19 Months

Lukie is a gentle giant. Really, 98th percentile for height and weight. He is incredibly sweet, cuddly, somewhat shy, not a leader but will excitedly follow anyone doing something fun with a smile and a giggle. He loves to show you his treasures, but doesn't like to share them because he really becomes attached to things and will clutch a toy in his hand all day. He is a big laugher, with a joyous belly laugh that's contagious. 

This is blurry, but this is how Luke is a lot of the time. Giant smile and giant dimples.

Is there a dog outside? That's what I said to get them to look in the same direction. They are both obsessed with dogs and birds. 

Monday, September 22

Jude: 19 Months

Our little Judester has an energetic, feisty, playful, and when he is tired, a very cuddly personality. We call him monkey because he likes to climb on everything, including me. If I let go of him while holding him, he won't fall . . . he somehow clings and holds on. It is adorable. He is super social and wants to be held and see what is going on at all times, but then he gets excited about something else and wants to be put down and runs off as quickly as he can. I can tell his footsteps apart from Luke's, light and fast. 

Say to him "Don't smiiiile," and he gives you the smirk. He can't hold it in.

Thursday, September 18

Alexandra: 10 Years Old

Many people have told me over the years that they hope to have a daughter like Alex. She is one of those sweeties that will have fun playing night games with older kids, but also adore rolling around with babies on the ground or playing marble madness or ponies with a younger kid. She really enjoys school and especially her teachers this year, but gets quite nervous for tests. Alex has a talent for drawing, singing, and running, but has just as much fun making mud pies in the backyard. She is really thoughtful and kind and although she has chosen me to be the one person she tends to lose her patience with lately, I'm extremely lucky to have her. Plus, she is 10 years old and can start babysitting the little boys soon so thats all that matters, right?

Tuesday, September 16

Liam: 3 years and 11 months

My middle child turns four in a month, kinda crazy. Liam is an adventurous kid and loves to be in on the action, whether it's helping stir cheese into a cream sauce, or creating a rock-wall dam in a river. He's at an age where he is starting to put two and two together, and figuring out how things work in unison. Along with his feisty side (that mostly comes out when around his friend/cousin Jacob), he has a very tender side. He'll move a chair if he sees it is in your way, or get you a pillow if you are lying on the floor without one. Such a well-rounded personality.

Just looking for his other pocket.

His scrunchy nose and moon-shaped eyes when he smiles are my favorite.

Ask him to sit and this is what you get.