"Mom, take another picture! Mom, take a picture of me doing this!!"
It was a beautiful 78 degree day in mid February. Our day started off with Jackson's basketball game.
Bella & I went to Cam's baseball practice afterwards. Only because it was such a beautiful day. We don't get many >70 degree weather days in February. I took advantage to practice shooting. After taking some shots of practice, I followed Bella around the park for a bit.
I don't do many photo shoots with her. Mainly, because of lack of time. There is never enough time for us to do the things we need to do, much less the things we want to do. But, I need to make that time. Somewhere, somehow. She really enjoyed me following her around with my camera. And she was feeling herself.
Dexter has become one of the best things that ever happened to our family. And he's not even our dog. The entire family, even Mimi, has fallen head over heels for this silly dog. He fit right into our family like we grew him in a test tube. He's smart, snuggly, loving, gentle, fun, and goes with the flow. Bella is his biggest fan (after Kaleb, of course). She loves spending the night at Aunt Jodi's so she can see Dexter King. So to give an Aunt Jodi a break (haha), I invited Dexter to our house for a sleepover.
It really was easier than having a kid spend the night. And Bella was great with him. She wanted to be in charge of everything, from feeding him to picking up his poop (which she took pride in, surprisingly).
We had a movie party and they shared popcorn.
And she showered him with treats when he performed all of his famous tricks like a good little puppy.
She was super excited to have him sleep in her bed, but didn't expect (and neither did I) that he would follow me around and not want to leave my side. She was disappointed, and even cried because Dexter loved me more than her.
Eventually, the 3 of us ended up in her bed that night.
She was a great little dogsitter and was sad when he had to go home.
Another snow day. Day 5 of 6. Still in her jammies. With her best bed head. One could get used to this.
Our 2018 began with a bang. Baby Elliott finally made her arrival, and all of us instantly fell in love.
This pretty much sums up how we spent winter break. There were other things, like birthday parties, ODU games, shopping, cooking, cleaning and time spent with family. But there was also sleeping in, pajama days, and playing with our new Christmas toys.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.