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Summertime Craziness- Kansas City Lifestyle Photographer- A Peek Through My Window

Summertime brings out the crazy in everyone around here!  My tribe (ME INCLUDED) thrive on routine.  Blame it on my ADD, but I need very clear boundaries with my time or else I just end up wandering around my house all day and never actually get ANYTHING done. Can anyone relate?! 😉

So when summer hits and all consistency and routine is out the window, we go into survival mode!  I do my best to try to keep a “normal” schedule (normal is verryyy relative…haha) but on some days I just have to let them let loose and be their primitive, crazy selves. haha 🙂

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Oh the places you will go – Overland Park Children’s Photographer – A Peek Through My Window

I seriously CANNOT believe that my oldest will be in MIDDLE SCHOOL this coming fall!!!  😉  That just blows my mind!!!!

I want SO many things for her. To be bold, yet full of kindness. To be brave, but also full of wisdom. To stand up for what she believes,  and all the while being teachable and humble.

Sometimes it’s hard to see the “fruit” in our children’s lives while their still growing up.  It just looks like a lot of dirt and mud and you wonder if there is really anything growing under that soil.  But one day you will start to see new growth pop up out of that barren ground. And it will give you hope, so much hope…that one day that child will grow up to be a tree with fruit on every branch and her abundant fruit will bless so many in this life. And her branches will provide shade and comfort to many a weary traveler.  And when the storms come, and they will come….that beautiful tree will blow in the wind with elegant grace, but all who look on her will not fear for her, knowing that her roots go deep and her branches are strong.

I remind myself to not despise the small beginnings, because every mighty oak tree started as a seed.

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JoJo steals the show- Leawood Baby Photographer – Kansas City Children’s Photographer

One of my favorite people and lifelong friends came to visit for the weekend and brought along her new little peanut- JoJo.  😉  I never got to take her newborn pictures so I made sure not to miss the opportunity to take some pictures of her before she was huge and going off to college!!!  But seriously though, it happens SO dang fast!!!

Her expressions made me laugh so hard! It’s amazing how even though they are SO itty bitty they can still have such HUGE personalities!

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Keep the peace – Kansas City Children’s Photographer – A Peek Through My Window

So…..Im that mom that lets my kids play on electronics all afternoon…but then around 6:00 pm I get UBER guilty and suddenly decide that video games are inherently evil and that my kids are a bunch of lazy bums that need to learn to actually play outside… and as I enforce my new found revelation, I hear their piercing screams of torment and agony. This is the moment that, naturally,  I threaten to place all the video games in a neatly stacked pile, light them all on fire, and then force the kids to eat dinner only by the light of their burning treasures….

Unfortunately I haven’t actually had the pleasure of doing that… yet 😉 but Ive totally played it out in my mind…and that was the most epic bon fire ever.

But that being said, I can’t deny those moments when they are all sitting ever so sweetly together and commenting kindly on each others video game victories…and then theres the silence…oh the sweet delectable silence…   and in those moments…I think…welllll….maybe electronics aren’t thhhaatt bad.  🙂

 

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The inner turmoil of a 4 year old – Kansas City Lifestyle Photography- A Peek Through My Window

The highs and lows of a 4 year old are a force to be reckoned with.  One minute she’s screaming…because why?  Who knows why!  But does it really matter? Cause in like 2 seconds she’s laughing hysterically.

I don’t really remember much about my childhood, but I know my mom said I was definitely not the easiest child in the world, in fact, quite the contrary.  I remember her playfully quoting an old poem to me often:

“There was a little girl,

who had a little curl,

right in the middle of her forehead.

And when she was good, she was very very good,

But when she was bad, she was horrid.”

SO you see, the circle of life continues… I drained all the sanity and siphoned all the energy out of my mom when I was little, and now it’s little Mercy’s turn.

Good thing she’s cute. 😉

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