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We took a few extra days this year on our way to vacation and stopped for a few nights in Charlotte, North Carolina. It just happened to be Anna’s birthday on one of the days we were there. We stayed in a hotel, got to see our BBFF’s (beach best friends forever) house, explore Charlotte and have a fun visit to the Children’s Museum. Here are a few snaps from my phone while we were there…

almost 8…birthday celebration with bbffs…presents

cool creature…animals…wild wall cate

waiting for the imax…rain-forest…first imax experience

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birthday girl…the family…exploring

love him…pulley systems…learning

music exhibit…rock star…made it to the beach!vacay15-2morning run…happy grandma…beach babies

happy place…dad’s new hat…anna’s spot

pop’s buddy…morning routine…just breathvacay15-3

mason and will…the girls…my beach and my girl

handsome kids…the fam…tired boy

time to go home…sad faces…car rides are boringvacay15-4Posting this one again, because it was one of my most favorite beach pics of our whole crew.

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July::iphone:2015

swim meet season…anna’s relay…cate’s free

swim supporter…mama’s buddy…summer piggies

the girls…j and c…daddy’s buddy

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4th family…celebration on the boat…cousins play time

visit with jul…mama/william date..swim meet sisters

“I think my fashion career is about to take off”…family put put…go cart drivers

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sluggers and putters…anna’s bday party…present time

karaoke machine fun…exploring…hikers

always just what i need…remembering a friend…cool findjuly15-3

sunfish with pop…kayak cate…will’s turn

not sure who is more happy…day with my dad…jump!

sisters…2 hours of school supply shopping…nutballjuly15-4

Anna is Eight!

Our sweetie, funny, smart, silly, generous, thoughtful, beautiful baby girl is turning eight this week.  She brings so much humor and pure goodness to our family. Like most things in her world, she knew exactly the ‘theme’ she wanted for her birthday party and birthday photo-shoot. She’s been playing ‘rainforest girl’ (gosh, I love her imagination) for most of the year now and wanted to be just that for her birthday.

I kid you not when I say she created this entire shoot, from head to toe.  She came with me to pick out every detail of her outfits, helped me make her flower crown and leaf skirt, just so. I was thankful that she gave me a little creative license in clicking the shutter for these images;)
So, here she is, Anna of the Rainforest…our precious little eight year old!

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See? Pure joy!

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These two are some of my (and Anna’s) favorites. She worked that camera and with some fun editing, these turned out so magical. anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-2anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-3

Quick outfit change, and BAM!anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-6anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-7

Classic Anna faces…anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-20anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-8anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-9anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-10anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-11anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-14anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-16anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-12

We love you so much, Anna Bug…Happy 8th Birthday!anna_JaimeLenhartPhoto-13

 

July 22, 2015 - 10:54 am

Momma Dar - Love love love love love! This post just brightened my day. Her smile, her look, her everything! Thank you for sharing Jaima!

Love Momma Dar

July 22, 2015 - 11:51 am

Ain't Amy - Beautiful fun smiley Anna! We love you so much and all your pictures are awesome!

July 22, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Shari Schwab - Wow! This is one beautiful little girl! Pretty, pretty, and those expressive eyebrows! Love her ideas. Happy 8th Anna!

June::Iphone:2015

anna at basketball camp…will at the park…cate discovers the “teen room”

best buddies at bball camp…same/same…OMG we went to TAYLOR SWIFT

girls explore CLE…the Q…taylor swift hair

June2015-20I simply cannot apologize for the amount of photos from the Taylor Swift concert.  We went with dear friends and had the best time, ever!  Seeing the looks on the faces of our girls when the lights went up for T Swift, dancing with my girls to “Shake It Off”, and hearing their little voices sing every song were some of the most memorable and priceless moments ever. As we were looking for our parking garage we saw Taylor’s opening act, Vance Joy, outside the venue…we jumped out and got a photo! Oh man, everything about this day was so much fun! June2015-31

girls downtown…ran in to friends…and more friends

excited…besties..my girls

lights…wow…what a show

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last one, i promise…pool day…first friday friends

he can juggle too…treats…trip to target

just saw what she’ll look like in 10 years…triple slide…my mama and her bestie

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grandma’s bday…we loved our LBJ…petting the neighbor’s pup

swim team starts…spider man…silly cousins

love these girls…hair cut day (before)…after

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swim team sisters…beautiful girl…fun at the lake

sassy pants…our dock…sunshine and rain

reflection…play date…fun friends

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sleepy girl…time well spent…fun at the mall

mall rats…muscle man…gosh he’s cute

will wins…zoo day…the fam and elephantsJune2015-25

lil sebastian…can you hear me now…she loves cheetahs

happy…happy…happy

erin’s bday…16 bit…love him

June2015-26father’s day…lots of love…goodnight moon

new work-out spot…we love summer…yoga buddy

zen masters…beautiful blue…first swim meetJune2015-27

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festival night…she’s a daredevil…oh wow

her reaction…cate on the climbing wall…top of the wheel

he loves it…pretty sky…festival at darkJune2015-28

kayla’s grad party…two falcons…cousins

the after-party…love these two…sewing a dress for barbie

park time…little monkey…we’ve had a lot of rain…June2015-29

blueberry picking with pappyJune2015-30June2015-33

May::Iphone:2015

how will ‘runs errands’…his favorite part of sams…silly girl

flip off flip flops…these are for you mama…garage sale

she’ll do anything to make us laugh…especially will…mom-gram pedicure

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a rare sighting…soccer fans…dance party

first fire…family selfie…she loves to be outside

piano recital day…they played for nursing home residents…anna at the pianomayiphone15-2cate at the piano…kayla’s senior prom…mother’s day coffee

anna and mama…cate and mama…rock painting

ballers…long legs…chelle’s birthdaymayiphone15-3last day of soccer…the fam at soccer…”she woves me a wot”

having fun…sleepover sillies…will and the girls

we’re working on it…t-ball…the boys and the coachmayiphone15-4will at school…darn it, they are cute…new drop off hat

getting flowers…kayla’s senior solo night…boat baby

cousins…these boys might be trouble…buddies

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driveway art…the team

happiness…captain

mayiphone15-8fairy garden…cookie cheers…my boy

cate last day…anna last day…these three are so cute

yahoo!…will and mrs. g…last day treat

mayiphone15-6the lake…such good sisters

summer is here…my mama and i

mayiphone15-9will’s last day…we went to breakfast…buddies

slip and slide…fun…kayla’s graduation

so proud of this girl…cool dude…pop and willmayiphone15-7