Parenthood – Photo a Day – Kids

This month seems to be full of kid themed photos. I guess we just go with it. Here is day 4, 11, 16, 23, 25, 29.

4. Close-Up  Here is my Sweet P, up close and personal.

Close-Up of Sweet P

11. Door  This was the most interesting door I could come up with. This door is also one of the most popular in our house right now. There really is something tied to boys DNA that connect with truck, cars, engines and Ferrari’s, well in this house at least.

Door – Fire Truck

16. Out and About  This was a day that we were staying in. No out and about for us. Sweet P had decided at the time that he wanted to wear big boy pants and potty on the potty. He has at this point changed his mind. But this day this is what I was doing… the glamourous life of a mom.

No Out and About for this mom

23. Movement  There are very few places that have more movement than a kids birthday party. It was a fun filled Pirate Pool Party.

Movement – Pirate Pool Party

25. Something Cute  Of course I took a pic of my kid (and hubby). It was funny cause Sweet P and daddy were pretending to be asleep.

Something Cute – My boys

29. Soft  This handsome guy is so smart and strong, full of ideas and creations and all boy. Yet he has such a soft heart. He is well balanced between strong and soft. Love this kid so much. OH and by the way… this photo was taken right after he lost his first tooth. (Taken by daddy, edited by me.)

Soft – My Sweet boys heart

Home – June Photo a Day

Here is a small glimpse into my home from the Photo a Day challenge for June for days 13, 21, 27, 28, and 30. There are parts of my home that I truly love the way it looks and feels. Then there are other parts that in this phase of my life is a challenge to keep up.

13. Art  We were once told by an interior designer that most people don’t have enough artwork to work with for a redesign. We have an over abundance. We truly appreciate art and having beautiful pieces on our walls. We have a small home and our wall space is limited. We switch things around from time to time. Mostly I dream of the day we’ll have enough room for most of our “collection” to be displayed. Here is one of my favorites. It was a wedding gift from our dear friends.

Art – Paris Scene

21. Where you slept   Trying to make ones bedroom a haven is not the easiest thing with kids. It should be a place I can come to and feel like Jackie not mom or wife or… you know what I mean. Anyway, I am constantly finding cars, legos, stuffed animals and small people clothes in my bed, on the floor, or in my closet. It also ends up being the catch all space for the “stuff” you’re not sure where it should go when people pop over. Here is where I sleep under a beautiful parisian painting.

Where I slept

27. Bathroom  Yes, this is one of the rooms you may not ever get a great pic of… before kids it was a cute room. Not it is a boy bathroom. Still the same color and decor just “kid-a-fide”. We’d been swimming so these are the pretty beach towels hanging to dry.

Bathroom – Towels

28. On the Shelf  This shelf is above the painting of Paris from above. It is one of the areas I feel is most “me”. We did well with color selection, composition, and theme. I try to remember if I could do it once I can do it again.

On the Shelf – Paris love and surprises.

30. Friend  For some reason I wasn’t with friends on this day. However, we have a wall of family and friends in our living room.  The boys love looking up there and finding themselves and our different friends. We need to get a few more frames as our memories continue to grow each year as well as our children. Sweet P is always looking for more photos of him. Being the 2nd child we have tons of photos, just not on the wall yet. Poor Baby. Need to remedy that.

A Friend – Wall full of them

How do you keep “you” in a home full of “kid-ness”?

Home – Photo a Day May (5,11)

As much as I love my home it is not always up to photographic par. It happens that both of the photos in regard to my home are of the kitchen. This room is in constant disarray and other than the living room the most lived in.

5. Bird  Decor on the cabinets. My mom calls him Clarence. She gave him to me after her cat would hunt him down and carry him all over the house.

Bird – Decor – Clarence

11. Kitchen  I have a constant stream of dishes in my sink or on the counter. On this day it was particularly so I purposely “blurred” the photo. It just felt no matter which direction I tried to take a “kitchen” photo it was a mess. I need to have company over more so I am motivated to super clean.

Kitchen

Which room in your home is most “lived” in?