Monthly Photo Project – July

I’m kind of sad that this is the last post for the monthly photo challenge I did as a part of my Bucket List for last year. It’s been fun to make myself really focus on getting photos of the girls each month to see how they’ve grown and remember some of the day-to-day moments.

July’s photos were pretty appropriate considering how dang hot it was!! A little bit of pool-time-fun for the win!

Houston photographer images of daughters Peanut & Pumpkin for a monthly photo challenge - July installment in the baby pool

Clearly Pumpkin was enjoying pool time with her sister!

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Little Pumpkin does this all the time with her hands, and I love that I caught her doing it!


They aren’t exactly playing together just yet, but it’s pretty cute to watch Peanut hand off toys to Pumpkin! I also love watching how serious she is when making her “soup” – love that she has an active imagination! I hope she’s able to hold on to that and develop it into creativity as she grows up.


Y’all, messy, wet hair is such a picture of summertime for me. After all my years spent with summer days full of the pool, it’s so much fun to watch my girls start their own summertime memories – complete with crazy pool hair!


Those eyelashes!!!!


I love this one…


Things that make my mama-heart melt: that smile…


…and those little thighs!!


Peanut & Pumpkin – I love you both to the moon & back!


You can find previous months in the Photo Challenge here:

Taking Time To Be A Kid

So after one of those days where I felt like I just couldn’t quite catch up to the pace my day decided to go, I ended up making a point to just be a little kid. As Peanut and I pulled up to the house, I noticed that Max had the sprinklers running in the front yard. Watching the evening light dancing around in the water droplets just called my name. It seemed like the perfect time to just play, cool off a little, and cross something off of my Yearly Bucket List!


I knew I’d have fun running around through the sprinklers, and I figured Peanut would too, being the water baby that she is… but I wasn’t 100% sure though. She spent a few minutes assessing the situation, and eventually seemed up for it. (Side note… those little pigtails? They get me every time. Even when they end up all crooked by the end of the day.)




Aaaaaaaaaand go time…. (Thanks to Max for snapping some pictures!)SprinklersAug2014-8_WEBSprinklersAug2014-9_WEB


This one just cracks me up! SprinklersAug2014-13_WEBSprinklersAug2014-14_WEB



We couldn’t leave Max out of all the fun, so he took a turn too.


And then my heart melted. It never gets old seeing those two together!! SprinklersAug2014-21_WEB



Pretty sure the little one LOVED running through the water on her Daddy’s shoulders…


All in all, it was soooo much fun, and just what I needed. I hope I always remember to take time to do silly, fun, spur-of-the-moment things with Peanut… These are the things I want her to remember as she looks back on her childhood. These are the times I want her to know are important… the times spent playing, laughing and being with family.




Here’s to making the most of the summertime we have left. Here’s to shrieks and squeals & giggles of delight. Here’s to sprinklers. And here’s to the Peanut who makes things like this even more fun. SprinklersAug2014-34_WEB