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Ben: 13 & 14 months

May 27, 2018
Benjamin Robert, April 2018

Ben has had so many firsts and milestones in the past two months. He went from crawling to running, looks like a big boy after his first haircut, gave up formula and is sleeping in his own crib. Ben’s stats and photos for 13 months are from March 21 through April 21 and 14 months are from April 21 through May 21. Most of his exciting firsts came…

family photos – winter 2017

December 29, 2017
Outdoor Family Photos Winter 2017

We finally got family photos done, for the first time since Ben’s newborn pictures back at the end of March. And I love, love, LOVE how they turned out. It was 70 degrees the Monday after Thanksgiving. Which is UNHEARD of for Illinois. I am obsessed with this location. It’s about an hour from our home, so we shot with a different photographer than we typically use. She…

Easter Weekend 2017

April 19, 2017
Jason & Ben, Easter 2017

We had such a fun-filled, crazy Easter weekend. Friday night we took a trip to the mall to see Mr. E. Bunny. We actually have never taken Blaire to get her picture with the Easter Bunny before this year. Mainly because he’s just so creepy. But, this year she saw him when we were shopping at the mall and she has been begging to go back and visit…

Snow Day!

December 4, 2016
Snow Day December 4 2016

We woke up this morning to our first snow! While the weatherman originally predicted 1-3″ (which I was expecting later in the day) we are going to end up with 6-8″ when it’s all said and done… AND we and woke up to a good 3″ on the ground already. Blaire was SO excited when she saw it out the back door. She could barely sit still to eat…

Before Winter Weather Gets Here…

November 13, 2016
Playing at the Park 2016

We spent our weekend soaking in what might be the last few days that aren’t too cold to spend outside! We went to a few different parks, including one out-of-town where I used to go with my family on weekends when I was a kid! It hasn’t changed a bit, and it was fun to see Blaire playing there! …

Pumpkin Patch(es) + Apple Picking

October 6, 2016
Blaire at Apple Orchard

Does anything scream fall more than pumpkin patches and apple picking? It’s funny what a difference one weekend can make! We went to our usual pumpkin patch, that we’ve gone to since Jason and I started dating, the last weekend of September. It was high-70s/low-80s, so it didn’t feel much like fall. This last weekend, the first of October, we went to a new pumpkin patch and then the…