Two Hands Mom!

Somehow my oldest baby has graduated to needing 2 hands to show how many years old she is.  How time flew by so quickly I’ll never figure out, but it happened. My baby turned 6!

For the second year in a row she is completely obsessed with unicorns, so a unicorn party it was!  The day of, we had a small celebration at home and documented it with our annual candle blowing photo.  (I love taking these and looking back at them year after year.)

Later in the week, she was able to celebrate with her friends at the local movie theater.  I really lucked out this year because the target dollar spot was a mecca of unicorn and rainbow treasures.  They also had the cutest pink popcorn containers…if that isn’t the finest show of serendipity, I don’t know what is!

This is 6:

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Here’s the deets on the goody “bags.”  I still can’t get over the popcorn containers.  And unicorn washi tape??  Target winning.  Enough said.

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A Berry Fun Adventure (Part II)

After picking buckets upon buckets of blackberries at Wildberry Farms in Sadler, TX (see post here), we needed a plan to get those yummy berries in our belly!  I decided that a good old cobbler from The Pioneer Woman would do the trick.  The recipe was super easy and super delicious!

In addition to the cobbler, we also made bakery worthy blueberry muffins, and a fresh blackberry salad…all of which were devoured in record time.

From farm to table.  It doesn’t get taste any better.

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A Berry Fun Adventure (Part I)

I have fond childhood memories of picking dewberries along the ditches of the county roads.  We’d come home with scratches and occasionally some poison ivy, but the taste of those sweet berries was always worth it.  When I heard of a local pick your own blackberry farm, I knew that it was a must for our summer bucket list.

Wildberry Farm in Sadler, TX did not disappoint.  They had pick your own blackberries, blueberries, and sunflowers.  They also had fun activities for the kids as well as a little cafe that served the most amazing cheeseburger and fresh blackberry lemonade.

The best part:  they had blackberry bushes without thorns, so we came home scratch and rash free. 😉

We are definitely going to turn this into a yearly tradition!

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Exploring New Depths

One of the items on my summer bucket list is to dive into underwater photography. (See what I did there? Ha!).  But let’s face it, I’m too chicken to put my DSLR under water, so the Go Pro Hero 5 has become my new best friend.

These are my first attempts at using the Go Pro under water.  Before attempting these, I first read the Go Pro guide from Chubby Cheek Photography.  This guide is perfect for the hobbiest photographer or the professional just wanting to step back, relax, and have fun!  She goes over Go Pro settings, water types, lighting, editing, and even outfits.  Check it out and buy it here.

You know what the best part of using this is?  My kids love it just as much as I do.  It’s a win-win!

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Lakeside Living

We spent our Memorial Day weekend at the lake with family.  We swam, we played games, we fished, and we enjoyed good company.  It was the perfect start to our summer.  Bring on summer!!!

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Interrupting Cow

Birthdays are my favorite time to do special styled shoots for my girls.  But I fully admit that year 6 snuck up on me.  Maybe it was all the who-ra-ra that surrounds school this time of year (sure, let’s go with that).  So while I still plan to execute a personality portrait shoot sometime in the near future, I couldn’t let this one’s birthday pass by without capturing a few snaps.  We danced, we sang, we picked a few flowers, and we told lots of knock-knock jokes.  Her favorite: Interrupting Cow.  It goes like this:

Knock, knock

Whose There

Interrupting Cow

Interrupting Cow WMOOOOOOOO

Get it?  She thinks she’s the funniest in all the land…

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Cotton Candy on Demand

Cotton candy on demand?!!  Yes, please!  Where do I sign up?

Springtime for our family is birthday central.  And for my niece’s birthday she got her very own cotton candy machine.  So, of course, I had my brother bring it over for a trial run.  I mean, for quality control reasons, obviously.  😉

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The kids were absolutely fascinated by it…who am I kidding, I even wanted to know how this magic machine worked!  One of the best parts…the machine is even pink!!

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Yep, it is that good.  And everyone got to pick their own flavor too!

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True love captured.

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I think the little one enjoyed it the most.  She scarfed down her purple heavenly ball of fluff in about 3 seconds flat…she gets that from her mommy. 🙂

Now off to buy my own magic making machine.