Family Pictures 2016 – Grace Claire Photography

My Mother’s Day present this year was family pictures – our last family picture on the wall was when I was holding 4 month old Jules. It was time.

I had been eyeing Grace Claire Photography for a while now on Facebook. I loved how natural her photographs come across – not posed, not too fancy…just right :)

I seriously had to narrow down about 5 times just to choose several I liked – she did such an awesome job. My kids were a little crazy on this day…Easton wasn’t feeling that well…and she still managed to get some awesome shots. I’m in love! Best Mother’s Day present ever!

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Toward the end of the session (when the girls were getting really wound up), the photographer just kept snapping the camera at them being their silly little selves. These are some of my favorite photos. This is so them!

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My favorite picture of all is the one below – this is truly our family. The crazy kids just hanging around while momma and daddy try and sneak in a kiss when we can. Before we know it, they won’t be so little anymore…I will treasure this memory for a long time! It’s our beautiful chaos.

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End of the School Year FUN

A couple of week before school ended, the school had their annual family picnic and field day. The kids get to participate in several games with their classmates while parents cheer them on. It was a challenge running  back and forth from PK3 to PK4, but I think  I managed to get all of their games.

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Easton loved to watch all of the excitement around him!

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Their favorite game was the wheelbarrow race. A parent had to hold their feet while they walked on their hands. They could barely race because they (we) were laughing so much!

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Two days before school ended, PK4 put on a Mother’s Tea. We were able to sit a fancy table and look at the goodies our preschoolers made throughout the year. They came in dressed in hats, heels, and pearls. The girls also had their nail painted! The entire setup was precious!

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This same week, both girls had water day. They played in sprinklers, a small pool, and Kennedy’s class had a water slide!

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Another year at SPC in the books! Next year we will have a preschooler and a kindergartner! A huge thank you to their wonderful teachers and staff – they deserve a good summer break!

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Dance Recital 2016 – Paradise Junction

Our dance recital this year was a honky tonkin’ good time, as all the drama  scenes and dances were featured around a country western theme.

Kennedy’s tap number was performed to “These Boot’s Are Made For Walkin'” By Nancy Sinatra. Their little boot covers were precious over their taps!

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Jules was up next with her ballet dance. “Walkin’ After Midnight” by Patsy Cline was the perfect song for their vintage ballet costumes (complete with gloves and a hair net clip) – just precious!

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Next up was Ms. Kennedy performing her ballet dance to “Wildflower” – I love this costume! It’s a favorite to play dress up with now.

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This year, our studio performed a mom/alumni dance. The girls were so excited that I got to perform on the stage just like they did. Even though the body doesn’t move like it used to, they were so proud. Jules kept saying, “Mommy you did beautiful!”

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“Cowboy’s Sweetheart” was next. I love this tap dance that Jules’ class performed – her favorite part was the “lasso” – she is so funny.

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Since Kennedy moved up one class this year, that meant she was able to perform a jazz dance! She was thrilled. They danced to “Our Song” by Taylor Swift, and her favorite part was the ending. When everyone took a bow, she was able to stay on the stage for the finale of the dance…a roundoff off by herself on stage. She was so proud, and she was beaming. She talked about this all day!

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The girls each received a medal for honorable mention in the program’s ad contest. Jules was extremely proud of this medal. As the rest of the awards went on, she kept waving to me and showing us her medal.

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Since this was Kennedy’s 4th year in dancing, she received a special trophy in recognition of her years….and Jules was still showing off her medal ;)

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My girls did an awesome job this year, and we are so proud of them!

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PreK-4 Field Trip – The Zoo

Wowsers I am so behind on this blog! I have been super work busy, home busy, family busy, etc., but I will update our past weeks in order or it will drive me nuts :)

Kennedy’s last field trip as a preschooler was to the Baton Rouge zoo. Her class painted shirts for the occasion!

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The Baton Rouge zoo is not as big as New Orleans, but it’s the perfect size for small groups or field trips like this –  we saw most animals (no elephants), but the kids loved it either way.

This tiger still haunts me – ya’ll don’t even want to know.

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I wish I would have brought my zoom lens, because I love taking pictures of the animals! We forget how big some of them really are…these creatures are awesome!

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Afterwards we went have a picnic at a nearby park, any enjoyed the sunny weather. So thankful I have a job that allows me to participate in all of my kiddos school activities! We had a great time at the zoo! DSC_0109

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