It will not stop snowing, I think it is making up for the fact that we had such a dry December and January! Eliza has gone to school 2 days in 2 weeks, we are getting a bit stir crazy here. Luckily for us, Meg from Shone Foto took advantage of the beauty of the snow and did some snow minis. Most people showed up in snow boots and hats, we did it a bit different.
Eliza has recently taken on a love for ice skating and has been taking lessons. We decided to do a fun shoot in her skates and a beautiful Ooh! La la Couture dress.
As always, Meg captured all the beauty that is this girl!
Though we have a few more shoots in mind for the snow, I am willing to let them wait until next winter and get rid right into Spring!
Eliza has found a new passion and nothing can seem to stop her. Well, lets see how that goes when the snow comes!
Back in April, Eliza took part in her first 5k and she hasn't slowed down since.
Coming up on 2 miles, hadn't slowed down
Crossing the finish line of her first 5k
I am not sure where she got this interest from. Mark used to run, but because of a knee injury, he doesn't do it nearly as often as he used to, and lets be honest, unless it is running after the ice cream truck, you wouldn't see me out there. But thanks to her new found love, we are all running every week.
Run Against Drugs
Eliza's cheer squad
I am not big into team sports, mostly because I feel the pressure on kids is a bit much and I always feel bad for whomever loses. So when Eliza decided to start running, I figured this would be perfect. That was until I realized she is too young to do it on her own. So her and I lace up our shoes about 4 times a week and go for a run through the neighborhood.
The immense amount of pride I have for this girl is indescribable. She shows such determination, strength and confidence, I could bottle it and sell it for millions. During a run last week she said to me
Momma, no one can stop me! I am the coolest! I am Eliza P!!
As silly as it was, I beamed ear to ear. She truthfully believes this, as she should, and I hope it never goes away.
She has even met new friends running
As of today, she has participated in two 5k races and 3 shorter kid races. On the schedule we have three more 5ks set before it gets too cold. I am always on the lookout for other races for us to join. I am going to document her progress as she keeps improving her time and distance.
She doesn't know it, but we have a surprise come next November if she keeps up with this!
For Emelia's 18 month photos, we wanted to do something a little out of the box for us. We usually do very sweet and girly shoots, we decided to have a bit more fun this time. What is more fun than a circus?
Thank you, once again, to Meg from Shone Foto for coming up with such an awesome idea and gorgeous set up. Thank you to The Borrowed Boutique for the girl's TuTu Du Monde tutus and feather headband!
The snow has been here for about 2 months now, I guess it is time to embrace it. Actually, I hate it. I can't stand it. There is nothing I wish for more than for the snow to be gone and it to be warm again. But, since it is here for the time being, lets enjoy.
We are a few weeks early, but Santa came for a visit! I absolutely LOVE this Santa and the location was amazing! Meg captured the moment yet again. We did something a little different for our Christmas cards this year, so enjoy the Santa pictures early :)