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Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer: August 2012

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

I'm Jenn, a stay at home/work at home mama to Penny, wife to Evan, and daughter, sister, and friend to a lot more. I absolutely love capturing beautiful every day moments from behind my lens, and I'm doing my best to do just that!

Monday, August 27, 2012

is anybody there?

well hello there friends, long time no chat! as you may have noticed, lately i just haven't been able to keep up with this little corner of the internet that i've carved out for myself. i feel pretty bad about it, but my days are quite busy, and something had to give. obviously it was this. but good news is that you can keep up with the daily adventures of our little lady HERE. so come on over and say hello if you like!

also, my blog isn't going anywhere and i'll still be posting here when time allows :)


Thursday, August 16, 2012

7 months

7. Freakin'. Months! we're are now closer to her being a year old, then we are to her being just born. it's weird, but that's how i think of it when i say she's 7 months. luckily i'm not at all sad about the fact that she's becoming such a big girl because it really does just keep getting more and more fun. she's got a handful of tricks now (like this one HERE), and she's starting to understand that she can be funny, so she does these little tricks interchangeably and knows how to crack her mama and papa up just right. 

she's also a really good eater so far. at 7 months she's still predominantly nursing, but she also likes anything and everything we've offered her, including lentils, quinoa, avocado, black beans, mango, cauliflower, and your obvious baby food choices like apples, sweet potatoes, and green beans. i know that it's really toddlerhood where they get picky, but i'm so grateful for a good eater so far. 

she's full on mobile now too. the other day i spent most of my time on my hands and knees baby proofing our home. i wanted to see exactly what she would be getting in to, so i crawled around cleaning floors and baseboards, covering electrical outlets, and moving breakables to higher shelves. a baby on the go is pretty exhausting to say the least! thankfully she makes up for being a handful all day by sleeping through the night still. penny, i thank you for that!

here's to another month of sweet sweet baby hugs, slobbery kisses, and the greatest snuggles one could ask for!

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

a little lady play date!

penny had a fun little date with her buddy stella who lives in atlanta, but was in town for a few hours yesterday. penn doesn't have any friends here that are so near in age to her, and it really made me wish we lived closer to our atl. friends. i can just imagine days of stealing each others toys, learning to talk together, sharing snacks... uhhhh, my heart aches for more baby dates with that sweet sweet stella! until that day though, we'll just keep visiting each other as often as possible. nothing beats the beginnings of tiny friendships. friendship bracelets one day? me thinks so!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

vacation days

vacation with an infant is definitely different then a vacation without one! that may sound obvious, but i didn't really realize it until i was smack dab in the middle of it. that's not to say that we didn't absolutely have an amazing time, because we did, it just opened my eyes quite a bit once again to what being a mama really is. and i only had this one little one, god bless my sister who's got three!

penny was really great the entire time for being so completely out of her element. sure her sleep routine was off, but she's a very go with the flow kind of baby and for that i am extremely thankful! we went swimming, mama went on her fair share of roller coasters, we spent lots of time out in the sticky summer air, and i even caught one glorious quiet moment with a delicious cocktail. penn did surprisingly well on the 5 hour drives there and back thanks to some new little toys to explore, and some serious big ups to these here puffs

all in all i learned a whole lot about vacationing with a wee one, and i'm happy to say that i would gladly do it again. i want penny to be able to look back on her childhood and know that she went places. there is a big ol' world out that and i'd like her to know that her mama and papa tried to show her a good deal of it!

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Friday, August 3, 2012

home again, home again...

we're back! so much fun and quality family time was squished into those few days away, and now i'm needing a vacation to recover from my vacation! we're working on getting back into the swing of things round these parts. for nearly a week i had about 10 other people around ready to help out with penny all day every day, and now we're back to it being just her and i all day while evan is at work. i'll admit, it's taking a bit of adjusting. i'm so happy to be back home though, and penny is happy to be with her papa again. there is definitely something to be said for being in your own bed, and your baby sleeping through the night when she's in hers!

a full vacation update is to come... but tonight this mama is relaxing!

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