To say it’s been a while would be an understatement… I didn’t realize how long it had been until I wrote out the week numbers… 40 WEEKS! Y’all, that’s almost a year- haha! A lot has happened within those 40 weeks and because I was so busy, I was very sporadic in my picture-taking. My Type-A self is super annoyed that I wasn’t able to keep up with the Portrait Project all those weeks, but the older I get and the more kids I have, I have come to be happy with what I AM able to do… so I present to you, the Portrait Project | The Abridged Version :)
The boys got kickstands for their bikes and we found out that we would be adding a girl to the family
Teddy decided he wanted to be a lego builder when he grew up and Ruby Scout became a pro at climbing up to brush her own teeth :)
It was the last couple of weeks before Ruby Scout’s big haircut, so mama got all emotional and wanted pics of her hair!
D always got his 20 minutes of reading in every night and Ruby Scout started playing with cars on her own.
Teddy decorated his apple for “Apple Week” as a mummy.
Teddy started to consistently fold his pants up because he doesn’t like it when they touch his shoes. He also fell asleep next to his “2D2” and Ruby Scout got her big haircut!
We took our annual trip to Jackson’s Orchard.
Since Mimi was leaving, we decided to put the Christmas tree up early so she could be here for some holiday time :)
D’s discovered Captain Underpants, Teddy participated in her first fun run and Ruby Scout continued to love on her babies.
We visited some friends in Mississippi for Thanksgiving where the boys got to shoot guns for the first time and we got to see a real airplane up-close and personal.
The kids on Christmas Eve before we went to look at Christmas lights.
We got to head to the park and shoot off some big rockets we inherited from our neighbor- the kids all loved it (although, Ruby Scout preferred to be held for the actual launching)!
Baby Birdie made her arrival!
I finally took some newborn photos of Birdie.
Teddy couldn’t find his rain boots so he decided to wear his snow boots to school and Ruby Scout found Daniel’s glasses and decided to claim them as her own.
Daniel turned 8 and Birdie turned 1 month.
Ruby Scout turned three!
The weather started to turn warm so the boys got to go shooting again and Birdie turned two months!
The boys got big-boy mountain bikes- Daniel loved it and Teddy had trouble changing the gears at first. Ruby Scout started dabbling in the balance bike and Teddy ran over his sister with his bike… on “accident”.
I finally took Daniel and Ruby Scout’s birthday pictures, Teddy’s “cwossies” stage was documented and everyone enjoyed getting to go to the top of the “Batman Building”- thanks to Papa’s AT&T hook up!
After 11 good years with our dog, Coco, we had to put her down due to her declining health- she will be missed for sure :(
Teddy constructed a wall of books to sleep with and Birdie sported her bird hat and outfit during tummy time.
I attempted to take some late Easter pictures (since we were all sick for the actual Easter)… it was a lot harder than it should have been- ha! Since Birdie wasn’t cooperating, I didn’t get a picture of her in her matching outfit— that will come in a later blog ;-)
D performed in his first play! He was a palace guard in Aladdin and rocked it! Mops and Pops came into town for the occasion and Pops got to meet Birdie for the first time!
Birdie turned three months!
Teddy had his Kindergarten “Fly-Up” ceremony- busted eyebrow and all :)