Cate…The Slideshow

November 30, 2009 - 4:22 pm

Corey (Daddy) - Why is it so smokey in here it’s making my eyes water…

November 30, 2009 - 7:49 pm

Jennifer Morgan - .and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better…..

November 30, 2009 - 9:17 pm

Abby Miller - I can’t get the smile off of my face!!! That was by far one of my most faves ever! Cutest 4 year old I know! Miss you Lenharts 🙂 XOXO

December 1, 2009 - 2:36 pm

julaintexas - very, very, very cute!

December 2, 2009 - 11:29 pm

momma Dar - ok I am bummed, I clicked on the picture and got the language of japanese on the download. i will still keep trying. AT any rate…. I love everything you write, post and the pictures and the vision of where to take them and pose everyone… I just love you Jaima!

Happy Birthday, Big Girl!

Where does the time go?  Our baby is 4 and there really isn’t enough time to talk about all the things we love about her.  She’s kind and truly considerate, happy and silly, smart and cute, independent and confident, opinionated and direct, trusting and loyal…I could (and probably will) go on and on.  But first, a picture… (and I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty proud of these).

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Over the past few months, as Cate has drawn closer to 4, she has really changed.  She has shown such maturity and confidence.  She has always been a little character full of personality, but all of the sudden this amazing personality is paired with independence and she is simply blossoming.

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She’s into pretty typical 4-year-old stuff, she likes princesses, playing  babies, kitchen, store and dollhouse.  But her interests really lie in all things musical and imaginative.  She LOVES to dance and sing and thanks to her newest obsession, Taylor Swift, she LOVES to put on “beautiful dresses and high heels” and rock out, just like Taylor.  On most days she “is” one of her idols, either a “beautiful ballerina”, a “12 year old”, “Taylor Swift” or big cousin “Makayla”.  (Oh yes, Makayla is right up there with Taylor Swift!  She really is that cool).

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She’s also waaaaay into fashion.  Each day, she picks out the clothes that she wants to wear, and changes her clothes at least 3 times a day.  Her top choices are usually a dress or a skirt, but always her favorite pink high tops.  🙂  (So, if you see our daughter in some crazy outfit, she has most likely picked it out herself, don’t judge.) 🙂  The main criteria for her outfits is that they are “girlish”.  For example, here is  a recent conversation:

Me: How about these jeans, Cate?

Cate: No, they’re not girlish enough.

Me: Huh?

Cate: They look like boy’s jeans.  I feel like a farmer in them.

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So, if you were wondering, yes, she picked out her entire outfit for her shoot.  We went to the mall, and this is what she wanted.  She also begged me for a pair of jeans and sparkly top because it looked “just like a 12 year old!”.

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She was way into her photo shoot.  All of the sassy poses, all her.  It was so fun!!

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As I mentioned before, Cate loves music and LOVES to “rock out”.  So, after ever couple of shots, she would have to take a minute to rock out, then she was good to go for more pictures.  Here are just a few of her rocker stances.

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We’re simply oozing with pride over this little girl.  We hope that we can continue to foster her individuality and creativeness.  We are so proud of her kindness and gentle spirit and instead of being sad about her getting another year older, we will embrace the changes, enjoy the ride and thank God for every single moment we get to spend with this awesome kid.  Happy Birthday, Cate. We love you more than words can say.

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November 25, 2009 - 10:00 pm

Aunt Shari - Jaime, These are sooooo good. You have really developed your talent. Of course, look at what you have to work with here. Cate is a beautiful little girl and so fun. Happy 4th Birthday Cate! Thanks for sharing. I’ve been looking every day.
Aunt Shari

November 25, 2009 - 10:17 pm

Jennifer Morgan - oh…no words……..my Cate…..wow.

November 25, 2009 - 11:18 pm

Michelle - i cant tell you my favorites because i literally love them ALL. seriously, i want a copy of each one.

November 26, 2009 - 12:41 am

momma Dar - Okay, now that was fun!!! Pure fun! Thanks for sharing Jaima!

November 26, 2009 - 9:02 am

Amy - Happy 4th Birthday sweet Niece Cathryn! We can’t wait to celebrate with you. Cute Cute Cute pictures, they show your sassy side for sure!

November 26, 2009 - 5:17 pm

Jenny Meiners - First of all, I just LOVE that first pict of Cate walking with the balloons! What an amazing shot! Second, your description of Cate made me want to cry – it was so sweet and well-written and they will be words that I’m sure Cate will treasure in years to come.

November 26, 2009 - 11:22 pm

Kristin - Jaime, I love to see where you are at because it shows me where I am heading…I love your pitctures and your words. You are truly blessed with some many talents. So glad I know you.

November 28, 2009 - 12:56 am

Larissa - I love your “blogging” with the pictures…love to read all the details. I agree with Chelle about all of the pictures being awesome but I could look at number 6 and 7 all day long!!!! LOVE it.

Happy birthday pretty girl!

November 28, 2009 - 10:32 pm

Bethany - Jamie…..I love these pictures! You are doing such a great job with your photography! Can you believe you have a four year old? It truly does go so fast.

November 29, 2009 - 9:08 pm

Carol Downerd - How can it be that Cate is 4 and so grown up already!! The pictures are wonderful Jamie. Thanks for sharing them. It makes me feel like I am home in Ohio. Happy birthday Cate!! Enjoy being four years old.

December 1, 2009 - 12:26 am

Aunt Barb - Cate is SO BEAUTIFUL!! Can’t believe she’s four, WOW!! You did an awesome job with
her pictures Jaime, you are very talented!!

Love you all, Aunt Barb

December 3, 2009 - 10:18 am

Margie - awww- what a great photo shoot and blog post jaim! you captured all the sides of cate in those pictures. you are so lucky to have such a beautiful, sweet, sassy, smart little girl- and she is so lucky to have YOU for her mom! happy 4th birthday cate! 🙂

Lila

Okay, I know, I know…I promised Cate’s pictures soon, but well, I have these ones done and darn it, they’re just so cute!!  Cate picts soon, I promise.  For now, check out this sweet little girl, Lila!

Lila (and her mom and dad!) are good friends of ours and I was thrilled to take her 2 year pictures.  Like most 2-year-olds, she just wanted her Mama!  🙂  So, as you will see, we got some adorable pictures of this little cutie, but mostly just her sweet face so that she could be safe and happy in her Mama’s arms!  (So cute!)

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My favorite…

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We did manage this one of her running.  She spotted her binky and took off toward it!

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Happy Birthday, Lila!

November 19, 2009 - 11:11 pm

momma Dar - Ok, Lila is beautiful and another great photo session Jaima! Big hugs Momma Dar

November 23, 2009 - 5:41 pm

Aunt Barb - WOW, Jaime, you are really doing an excellent job with your photos!! They are all so
awesome!! You are very talented!! Love, Aunt Barb

P.S. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO NAME MY NEW LITTLE GREAT NEPHEW??

November 24, 2009 - 5:47 pm

Maria - Oh my gosh Jaime! You are doing an awesome job! And little Lila is getting so big! I’ll have to keep you in mind to do some family shots next spring. Want to do them when Aubrey is 1 (she won’t be changing as fast as she is now). Again good job!! Hope you’re feeling well w/that little boy inside you…Congrats!

Sneak Peek (above!)

Guess who had their very own “I’m (almost) 4 Now” Photo Shoot today?  🙂  I’m sooooooo excited to post these pictures of my big girl…but for now, a quick sneak peek in the photo frame at the top of the blog. Stay tuned, more to come!

November 16, 2009 - 7:33 am

Jennifer Morgan - AAAHHHHH!! You are killing me!!!! xoxoxoxo

November 16, 2009 - 1:30 pm

momma Dar - Oh My goodness! So stinkin cute!

November 16, 2009 - 3:11 pm

PaPa - Hurry!!!!!!!!!!

November 18, 2009 - 9:59 pm

Larissa - I mean what gives Jaim…you have been teasing us for at least two days now. What DO you DO all day?? 😉 😉

Finally…A Family Photo!

So, the email I got from this mom said that she and her family hadn’t had a family photo taken since her son was 18 months old.  It was time!  🙂   I loved this family!  We had a great time at the park near their house.  They were super easy to work with, fun, and the kids were AWESOME!

And for those awesome kidders, I’ll start with this one, my favorite!  Thanks for being so cute, you two!

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These two are pretty cute too! And fellow teachers are always a delight to chat with!

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Or maybe this one is my favorite?

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Oh! And I loooooove the one of big brother in the top right!  This little guy was great, and I hear he’s hoping we’ll use his name for our little boy.  🙂

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And beautiful little sister.  She was so excited to get her pictures on the swing.  What a doll!

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Thanks guys, I had a great time with your family!  Let’s not wait so long for the next family picture, okay?  🙂

November 10, 2009 - 8:41 pm

Amy - Great pics of the kiddos.

November 10, 2009 - 9:49 pm

Jennifer Morgan - A.Dor.Able.

November 11, 2009 - 10:58 am

Margie - love love love the b&w of the two kids in the tree!