{William} is 6!

Our sweet boy turned six in March! He requested a “Lego-Star Wars” theme and truly enjoyed every second of his big day.  His party was pre-St. Baldrick’s, hence the wild hair. His birthday photo shoot we did in May and can’t believe how much older and bigger he looks from his birthday in March!

willis6-20willis6-30willis6-22willis6-21Corey, the girls, and I ran to the park together one evening for a few quick photos of our six year old.  He tolerated the shoot only due to the promise of playground time after. willis6-1willis6-2William truly is light in our family.  He is charming and smart, funny and silly…he us bursting with personality and always a true joy to be around.  We all love him so.  ♥willis6-3willis6-4willis6-5He was such a ham. Corey and I were crying-laughing at him! He kept striking the most random poses, it was hilarious. willis6-6willis6-33willis6-32“Will, go over there and act like you’re peeing.” I’ll let you guess who told Little Boy to do this one…oh boys.

willis6-7willis6-8willis6-9willis6-11willis6-10Yeah, his face is a teensy bit expressive too…willis6-12willis6-13We love you so much, sweet boy, and have no words to describe how thankful we are for you. willis6-14

June 29, 2016 - 12:40 pm

Aunt Shari - Love the pics! The older he gets, the more he looks like his Daddy. He is a sweetie. xoxo

May:Iphone::2016

it’s how we make up…practice 5K…GOTR team

“i want this one”…car shopping…mom’s day kisses

mom’s day in 2nd grade…special note…bye-bye mini

may16-15may16-2Cate’s 2nd grade Mom’s Day program and Anna’s…sigh…time flies…may16-3Such. A. Dude.may16-1game night…mama makers…great moms

the girls…date night…power lifter

chelle’s bday…i’m so darn crafty…anna’s buddiesmay16-16may16-4may16-52nd grade to the park…GOTR breakfast…piano

love…love…great night to play outside

summer practice…cate and cam…buddiesmay16-17may16-6cate and teachers…friends…anna’s teacher

end of kinder…will’s buddies…will’s teacher

friends forever…GOTR 5K…cate’s favorite, miss Hmay16-181st day of kinder and (almost) the last.may16-7ready to run…love this girl…high 5’s on the course

had such an amazing time running with her…the gang…first 5k

higher, daddy!…not so high, daddy!…no thank you, daddy!may16-19friends…4th grade concert…little brother and big ice cream

he’s like our dog…outside…LAST DAY OF 4TH GRADE

LAST DAY OF 2ND GRADE…LAST DAY OF KINDER…YIPPIE!

may16-20may16-8we made it!…last drop off…last day lunch date

lunch with my 1st grader…first day of summer…zoo trip

selfie…happy kids…silliesmay16-21may16-9may16-10

long legs…cool tanks…happy happy

to the boat!…her happy place…seriously, she loves to kayak

sunset…thank you, kindergarten…my girlmay16-22may16-11how we do summer…may16-12the family…swim…group photo

love him…best friends…garden helper

slip-n-slide…pool day…yes, we love summermay16-23may16-14may16-13

April:Iphone:2016

My Mama and I got to meet Glennon of Momastery. It was life changing. Hearing her speak such truth and bravery was a game changer for both my Ma and I.

Go read her blog, buy her books…you’ll be so happy and refreshed that you did!

father daughter dance…will and mama date night

april16_iphone -1fun at the movies…door shopping

helper…pop’s birthday…anna before braces

anna during braces…taking a peek…anna with bracesapril16_iphone -2loveies…cuddle time…my girl

love these kids…shopping for trim is so much fun…date night

go cavs…cate’s concert…photo bombapril16_iphone -3singer…love her…trimming?

silly kids…early morning dolphin saving…the bug

iron will is back…photo bomb…such a dude

april16_iphone -4playing drive through…yello?…oh hi

my favorite day…this is why i take my kid’s pictures myself…go tribe

fun with sticky tack…seriously, it’s fun…our miaapril16_iphone -5fashion girl…”butterflies eat with their feet!”…new room set up

anna’s space…cate’s space…sillies in our bed

happy kids…try these…double date

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March:Iphone::2016

throwback…our baby is 6…birthday donuts

they love him so much…bday at the toy store…so many choices

ummmm…watch out anna…the selection

march16_iphone -1bday dinner at chuck e cheese (never again)…girls having fun…he loves it

make a wish…art show at school…cate’s art

anna’s art…st’ b’s display at school…eye exam

march16_iphone -2sweet gram…slefie…girls trip

father daughter dresses…apple store fun…cuddle bugs

time for a haircut…funny note from girls…peek into the future

march16_iphone -3sweeties…wacky wednesday…our loves

fundraiser…we’re ready for the weekend…my school’s st. b’s team

mani time…heart him…nan

march16_iphone -4sharon…sister from another mister…sue

dan and girls…the fam…will ‘before’

best buddies…love these boys…cousins

march16_iphone -5charlie’s turn…will’s turn…such a great day

bald buddies…lucky head…cousin’s ‘after’

gaaaahhh!!! my favorite image of the day…my school’s team…will ‘after’march16_iphone -6easter…silly pop…the fam

such a good day…selfie…shower reno

almost done…corey’s paint suit…ceiling paintingmarch16_iphone -7

Spring Break::2016

We had the most wonderful, awesome, fun Spring Break this year!  We visited Long Boat Key, Florida to visit Corey’s parents.  I took tons of pictures, all on my iphone, and had so much fun going through all of them again!

Airport breakfast…the kids were such good little travelers!

florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-20florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-21Shopping and macaroons at St. Armands Circle…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-22Legoland Florida! What a fun place! We highly recommend this fun park. It was a perfect day trip, the park was clean, the rides were perfect for littles and bigs alike, and the Lego creations were amazing.   florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-1florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-2florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-26Nana was Anna’s roller coaster buddy 🙂florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-3florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-34florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-29florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-31florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-28florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-30florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-27Little brother photo bomb…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-32florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-33florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-35florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-4florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-5Nana and Papa are the most wonderful hosts in the world.  They thought of everything we might need and truly made the most relaxing and inviting environment for us…we are so lucky and so very thankful for them!florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-25Lots of pool time!florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-23florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-24Snapped a memory of this gorgeous beach while I was on a run…it’s my happy place. florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-6Beach day!florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-12florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-11florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-42florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-43Cate’s ‘dolphin watching’ face.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-39florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-37florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-13florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-41florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-40florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-38Will’s “T-Rex”, he’s been on a bit of a dinosaur kick.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-10It’s their happy place too…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-9Boat ride around Sarasota Bay…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-36Sarasota…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-8This kids were livin’ the life!florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-7Date night!florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-52Beach day #2…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-49OMG. This! This!!!!

florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-14florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-50We watched a crazy storm blow in…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-16florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-15florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-51florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-44Fishing off of the sea wall.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-45florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-46florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-47Um, yes. There was an accidental catch of a pelican.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-48Mote Aquarium on our last day.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-54florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-55florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-18florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-53We could have watched these amazing creatures forever.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-19Goofs.florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-17florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-56florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-59Finished our last day with lunch on the water…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-57and an Easter egg hunt…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-58and one more dip in the pool…florida16_jaimelenhartphoto-60What a great week! Thank you Nana and Papa for such an amazing week together!