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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

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Rosen: My absolute favorite photos end up being complete luck. No posing involved—just chatting and a constant click of the shutter.

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Saxon: This guy is always on the move. In order to capture a shot of him, I have to run in front of him quickly, turn around, squat down, and hope for the best!

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

The rest of the photos from the day…

After lunch on Sunday, we headed to the office park where Michael works. Located just outside the city limits of Atlanta, the two high rise buildings are the tallest suburban buildings in the U.S. The surrounding grounds are beautifully landscaped and make for a lovely weekend stroll. As we were there on a Sunday, we were able to explore the area without the weekday busyness.

Ever since Michael started working there, we’ve always talked about how we would love to meet up on one of his lunch breaks during the week and have a picnic and/or walk, but we’ve yet to do it. After this little preview of what it would be like though, I think we’ll definitely have to make it happen soon!

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DSLR Video Project 2015 – April

In case you haven’t been following along, I challenged myself last year to make monthly family videos from video clips I took using my DSLR, and I’ve continued it on into 2015! If you want to check out any of the previous videos, click here.

I actually got this video done by the 1st of the month! I’m pretty proud of myself ;-) And this one’s actually got a decent amount of footage. Months with holidays always make for better videos!

Check it out…

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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

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Rosen: I’m pretty sure I’ve taken about 80% of these weekly portraits on a playground, but GAH I love the happiness it provides.

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Saxon: I started singing the Itsy Bitsy Spider to get him to smile and he did his own version of the hand motions that go along with it.

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

Lemonade Days 2015

Over the weekend, we went to a local Spring festival called Lemonade Days. This was our second year going, and it was so much fun! Last year, Rosen rode most of the kiddie rides, but I remember she wasn’t feeling too well that day and wanted to be held a lot, so we ended up not staying too long.

This year, Rosen was beyond excited for the festival and couldn’t wait to ride all the rides. We decided to get her an unlimited ride armband, and we’re so glad we did! We bought a few extra tickets so Michael could ride with her on a few rides, and we blew through those very quickly. She wanted to ride everything, and even got to ride some rides with a couple friends from school that we ran into. I think she’s ready for our Disney vacation in a few months!

I felt bad for Saxon because he wanted to join her on the rides so badly. He kept trying to wiggle out of my arms and run after her. Thankfully, he ended up falling asleep in his stroller for a good portion of our visit, so that helped a lot. Next year he should be tall enough to join her on the rides, so we’re looking forward to that!

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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

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Rosen: She dances every chance she gets.

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Saxon: Those upper cheek dimples will be the death of me.

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2015.”

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Rosen: Last week, we had a couple of days with temperatures in the 80′s, so I decided to take the kids to a local forest preserve to play in the creek. Rosen was a bit cautious around the water, but enjoyed getting her feet wet. She was also incredibly protective of Saxon, which we’ve been seeing more and more lately. Whenever it looked like he was about to do something dangerous, Rosen would freak out. She’s definitely a good big sister.

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Saxon: This kid has no fear of anything. He would walk right into the water and keep heading towards deeper areas. I think it was his goal that day to get himself fully submerged in water.

The rest of the photos from the day…

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Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

DSLR Video Project 2015 – March

In case you haven’t been following along, I challenged myself last year to make monthly family videos from video clips I took using my DSLR. If you want to check out any of the previous videos, click here.

I’ve been getting slower and slower at getting these videos made. Here we are almost at the midpoint of April (seriously?!) and I’m just finishing March’s video. This one was kind of short on footage, and I ended up shooting a lot of “filler” clips around the house to make up for my lack of filming that month. But hey, those filler moments represent real life, right? We did do a few fun things during March though, so it’s not completely boring ;-) .

On to March’s video…