8.23.19 | Documentary Family Photography

Yesterday was the first #documentfamilyfriday where I was so busy, I completely forgot to post! I guess it’s a good thing I’m going to be slowing down for a while.  This past week was Layla’s first day of Kindergarten! Not only were we busy attending her Open House, getting her ready with all of her paperwork and supplies, but Mike was called out of town for training.  So while he was away working hard, the three of us were working hard to handle things here!  I have to say I was so pleasantly surprised at how smooth things went overall.  Super busy and chaotic for sure – but the kids behaved remarkably well and it really helped me to get through the days without pulling my hair out or wanting to drown my sorrows in nightly glasses of wine, haha. We celebrated her last day of summer vacation by spending the day at the beach with our best friends, going out for dinner, and capping the day off with delicious Hawaiian style shaved ice.  (For the record, I highly recommend the creamy coconut.) Couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend it!

The extra quality time I’ve spent with Owen this past week has been so nice.  I knew that I was looking forward to some one-on-one time with him, but even so, I’ve been surprised by some of his unexpected behaviors. For one, he’s spent the last few days singing quietly to himself… almost all day long.  I knew he loved to sing, but he does it even more now that his sister isn’t here to entertain him.  He even made up his own song for the first time. “If you want a flower, pick a flower…” It’s the most adorable sight to see even more of his personality emerge – not quite as flamboyant as his sister, but smart and sweet just the same.