Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Birthday Party

We opted for a very small birthday party for Lawyer...just my family. Lawyer talked and talked about his friends coming to his birthday party and where he would have it at but the school he goes to is not one where it's the kids in the neighborhood. Nothing wrong with that but it just means that you never get to know the parents since everyone is from all over the area (some several towns away).

I have to say that Lawyer is an extremely thoughtful present-opener. He really takes his time to look at and investigate each and every one of his presents instead of tearing into one package and immediately moving on. It makes present-opening that much special to watch.

Thank you to everyone that called him on his birthday. He enjoyed it every time I said "Lawyer, you have a phone call," and then I loved watching his face light up as the person(s) on the other end would sing "Happy Birthday" was truly priceless to watch. So thank you!

This child is truly a blessed child to have so many people think of him and love him. I could not be more proud to call him my son and the last 5 years have been filled with nothing but joy and blessings with having him in my life. Even at five years old, he is a magnet to others with his smile, humor and personality. It will be interesting to watch him as he grows up because I know that he is a natural-born leader.

Lawyer, I could not imagine you not being in my life. You have given me so much these past five years and I've grown in so many ways by having you in my life.

Each day is a present and a party with you, Lawyer.

Thank you for being such a respectful and polite little boy.

Thank you that you will do ANYTHING for a laugh, bringing laughter to others is one of your many gifts.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, one that will be a memory of yours for years to come.

And I pray that you always keep your spunk and individuality because you are truly one of a kind.

I love you, sweet boy!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Know Why He's Doing the Happy Dance?

Happy Birthday Lawyer! Today he turned 5 years old!!!!!

I took Lawyer out last night to get some 5 year old portraits done...there are more on my photo blog.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fall Ball

The new season started two weekends ago and we managed to get rained out the first weekend and then re-scheduled the second weekend only to find out the re-schedule had been re-scheduled and we couldn't make it since we had plans. NOTE TO THOSE IN CHARGE: Don't expect people to check their email a few hours before the scheduled T-ball time, especially on a Sunday!

Anyhow, he was already dressed up for his game so I took a few pics. So cute!

The Experience

My family and I got a chance to attend the first regular season home game at the new Cowboys Stadium on Sunday. I had been to the stadium before when the George Straight/Reba concert was the first event to take place there but it was a totally different experience for the football game.

I have to say, I DO NOT LIKE SPORTS. Sorry if you do, but it is not my cup of tea. I'm up for doing things with my family and trying out something new so we went to the Cowboy's game. Apparently, the attendance was an all-time record in the history of the NFL (105,000+ people) but it didn't feel crowded so that was nice. We were on the Suite Level so we had these super-nice cozy chairs, nice bathrooms, open bar (well, open in that they offered more than just beer) and a great view.

It was a STAR-studded event, to say the least. George W. Bush and Laura was there to flip the coin.

Jordan Sparks sang the National Anthem, they unveiled the Ring of Honor football players so Troy Aikman, Tom Landry, Emmit Smith, Michael Irvin, etc. were all there. I'm sure I'm forgetting others that we saw.

The flag was AMAZING! So cool...and the military men/women made it "wave" when Jordan sang the line "...banner yet wave..." It was just beautiful.

All Lawyer could talk about the whole-time was "When are the Cheerleaders going to come out?"....seriously, that was ALL he could talk about. So he obliged when I asked him if he wanted his picture taken with the cheerleaders dancing in the background. That's a first.

It was a good time, all in all. I do have to say...I do NOT understand sports fans. I find that most of the time they are rude, inconsiderate and immature. We were walking into the stadium and these Cowboy fans (grown men/women...seriously?) next to us saw a group of Giants fans and out of nowhere they start saying "F.U. Giants...Giants are F'ing Losers...F.U...F.U..." ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????? I'm having to walk in with my son listening to a bunch of loser sports fans. #6421 for why I HATE sports!

PS: All the photos were taken with my iPhone.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Would you believe it???

I'm actually going to have multiple posts this week! I've got A LOT going on right now. I've got several shoots coming up (yeah!) for my practice sessions, T-Ball started back up again for Lawyer, Lawyer turns FIVE on Wednesday, we're going to Six Flags on Friday and then we are going to have a birthday party for Lawyer over the weekend, along with more T-ball!

Here are a few pics from this weekend...both were for assignments for my photography class. You can see more of Miss "S" on my photo blog.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Another play with lighting...

I'm in a light workshop for photography so the last post and this post are my homework for the assignments. I can't wait to see how much I grow from this! It's a good thing Jason is such a good sport...he only put on a suit just so I could complete my assignment.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Finding our Rhythm...

First off - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!! The lucky duck is off in some exotic locale getting her tan on and drinking plenty of adult beverages, I'm sure! Hope you have a great birthday with sand between your toes!

Whew! What a week it has been! I haven't been this exhausted since Lawyer was a new baby. Our summer schedule was VERY lax (who am I kidding, I wouldn't know a schedule if it punched me in the face!) and since I was determined to get a routine down before Lawyer started school this week, I am paying the price for it!

I usually get up by 7:30 which is late for a lot of people but since school has started, I've been getting up by 6:30 to be able to have my prayer/bible time before Lawyer gets up at 7:00 and it has been HARD getting up that one extra hour earlier!

But, we have survived the week! Amen! And we have been early to school every day!

I love that Lawyer likes to spend time "chalking" before he goes to school. He's quite the artistic one in our house.

Hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Labor Day weekend! I'm meeting up with some fellow DFW photographers on Saturday and then we are going to chill the rest of the weekend!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First Day of School

School is now "old hat" to Lawyer. He has been attending a Montessori school for 2 years now and just began his 3rd and final year there. This is his last year of Pre-K and then he'll be headed to elementary school next year (sniff, sniff).

I love that Lawyer was actually excited to go back to school yesterday. It made our morning routine go a lot smoother! Seeing his excitement bubble over when I picked him up from school made me feel so proud at how far he has come socially. He told me about how he has LOTS of friends in his class, some old and some new. It truly was a blessing to start a new school year out like that.

Here's to a wonderful school year!