The Portrait Project {Week 21}

Portraits of my children…because photos should been seen and shared.

My goal is to use these images for an ‘end of the year’ Blurb photo book for each of my children. I can see them 20 years from now going through the book together and laughing at each other about the silly things they used to do =)

jay’s portrait

This boy turned 1 this week!!!

We have a tradition were we fill the kid’s room with balloons on their birthday. Imagine waking up on your special day and the first thing you see is a sea of balloons =)

However….the little boy woke up crying at midnight so I had to pick him up and walk him around the house to calm him down. This doesn’t usually happen.

By the time he calmed down and I was able to put him back in his crib, I was too tired to wait for him to fall asleep to put the balloons in his room….so I left them in the living room for him to discover when in the morning.


As you can see, he was still too groggy to understand what’s going on. (That or he’s still recovering from his big sister’s she’s-holding-me-so-tight-I-can’t-breath-so-get-her-off-of-me-NOW hug….which happens often)


After a little bit of half hearted balloon playing, they were more interested in watching Daddy shovel snow outside. See the girl climbing the couch instead of standing on it like a normal person? Yeah, that’s my girl.


And since the light was so beautiful and I had to change the little guy, I snuck in some ‘almost naked’ pictures.


To celebrate his birthday, we had a little family gathering. All was having fun until the boy decided to grab a handful of cake.

elle’s portrait


This girl (with a bad case of bed head) was trying so hard to blow a balloon. She looked so cute trying =)

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[…] PPS – The very kind Leah from Printastic Designs also made Jay a customized birthday pennant for his party and I also printed some small hot air balloons to make a pennant for his birthday cake =) […]