February:Iphone::2015

will and dragons…his first time at chuck e cheese…clearly, he loves it

sister-brother love?…valentine’s from nana…he named his horse ‘marshall’

spoiled…valentines…heart breaker

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valentine’s day with anna’s class…1st graders…movie date

her happy place…her not so happy place…real life valentine’s day

box forts…winter time fun…tickets to her gun showfeb15-2

someday he’ll want her friends to come over…corey and lily before the dance…barbie spa

play with makeup…omg it she 15?!…’army guy’

ready for the stage…dance fight…it got real

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snow anna…snow cate…snow will

cate on her belly…big hill…so fun!

speedy…daredevil…hike in the snowfeb15-4

pretty girls…slept in braids…slept in wet paper towels

father daughter dance…best dad ever…cate and daddy

girls at fancy dinner…3 amigos at the dance…best buddiesfeb15-5

my date…mama and will…is that kayla?!

baller…last week of bball…

windchime ball with dan…my handsome date…my sweet aimeefeb15-6

{William} is 5!

Like every Mama in the world, I wish I could bottle up this amazing little man exactly how he is right now. His sweetness, his innocence, his squishy squeezy little body…But, the very next thought is that of excitement…to watch him grow and to witness all of the wonderful things he will become.  Our baby boy is 5 today. 5!  We feel so blessed to be a part of William’s world, to get to watch him grow, to see his mind work, to hear his funny jokes, to feel his love for his family, and to kiss his cheeks are all some of the most amazing experiences in the world.

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William is into dragons, knights, Transformers and Super-Heroes.

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When he grows up he wants to be “a cop”.will5year-2will5year-3

His favorite foods are meatballs and corndogs.will5year-15will5year-17The coolest person he knows…his Daddy. will5year-12will5year-6will5year-13

His birthday party theme was “How To Train Your Dragon”. We went bowling yesterday with friends and family and are so grateful to all of them for loving our boy.will5year-14will5year-9will5year-10will5year-8will5year-7

This last pic required some bribing to stand in the snow for a few minutes.  This blue coat was made from my Pap’s Navy uniform, we thought it would be special to have a few images of Will in this family heirloom. will5year-11William, we are so proud to be your parents and are so grateful to all of the joy that you bring to our family. Happy 5th Birthday, big guy.

**Just took a little walk down memory lane…here is Cate when she was Five and Anna’s 5th Birthday pics too**

March 2, 2015 - 11:23 am

Colleen Toussant - Jamie,
These pictures and your little guy are beautiful! You express so well the feelings of being a Mom. Their milestones are always a little bittersweet,;
But so exciting. I enjoyed each stage and still do!
I would love for Ashley to see these. I know she has these same feelings
about her little boy, especially now as she gets closer to meeting her new little
girl.
Keep up your wonderful work as a very gifted photographer and an even more
Wonderful Mother!
See you at St. Baldrick’s! Colleen Toussant

March 2, 2015 - 11:36 am

JM - Happy birthday to my favorite grandson! He is all of those things and more….Icing! I love you, William.

March 2, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Aunt Amy - Happy Happy BIRTHday Jaime…..and Happiest of birthDAYS to our sweet William. We love you so much little buddy! We love how you make us giggle right along with you! We had so much fun bowling with you yesterday!

March 2, 2015 - 9:11 pm

Shari Schwab - Wow Jaime….your photos just keep getting better. Happy Birthday to William! I know you’ve heard this before but man does he look like his Daddy did when he was little. Love the one where he is really thinking hard and how cool to have that coat! Xo

When Your Mom Is A Photographer…

…and you’ve had a MILLION snow days…

kids15-3…and your mom is totally out of ideas on how to entertain you…kids15-2kids15-15

…sometimes she tells you that if you go play on her bed (you can stay in your PJs and you don’t even have to brush your teeth yet!)…kids15-5kids15-7…and if you let her snap a few photos while you play…kids15-6kids15-16…she’ll let you have candy afterward…kids15-4…and you and your siblings will actually have fun (while your mom was taking your picture)…kids15-8…then every one wins…kids15-9…you were entertained for 10 minutes,  mama gets those images that she’ll look at a million times and remember how long that one winter was, but how precious and little her babies were, and you got to eat a piece of candy after (but you did, eventually, have to brush your teeth), and for just a few minutes the long, cold winter seemed like it might not be so bad…sometimes that happens…kids15-10

 

Snow and Valentines

We had a Valentine’s Day full of love and squeezy hugs, we’ve played in the snow a lot, and when these photos were taken earlier this month, we really truly did like that pretty white snow…today, however…we are all feeling ready for Spring!  Hope you and yours are having a cozy February! vday-10vday-3vday-4vday-5vday-6snow-1snow-2vday-11

 

{Cathryn} is 9!

Our sweet baby girl turned 9 in November.  There was panic and sadness and oh-my-gosh-how-can-our-BABY-be-nine at this news, but also lots of gratefulness and celebration. This girl is truly a gift.  She has a positive attitude and is thrilled with life in general.  Though I have said this many times before, she is absolutely the most kind person I have ever met in my life.  She is gorgeous and brilliant and the best big sister in the world.  She’s a little worrier and a stresser, too.  She loves school, her teacher, reading, shopping, dancing, singing, writing, being a friend and hanging out with her family at home.

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I’d been scouting this awesome location for a while…I was thankful that Cate thought it cool enough for her photos;)

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These next few blew my mind from the moment I pressed the shutter. So much beauty and so grown up, this one. cate9yr-4cate9yr-5cate9yr-6cate9yr-7cate9yr-14cate9yr-9

We love this girl more than words can say.  We hope to always honor her sensitive heart and be thankful for all of the wonderful things that make her Cate.  Happy 9th Birthday, sweet girl.  ♥cate9yr-8

February 9, 2015 - 12:34 pm

Larissa - Absolutely stunnning!…both the photos and your 9 year old.

February 9, 2015 - 3:14 pm

Momma Dar - Melts my heart! Beautiful! Love your choice of photo shoot set!

February 9, 2015 - 5:21 pm

JMorgan - Mind blown…..her kind heart and sweetness show through every shot. Awesome job, Jaima…on all counts.

February 12, 2015 - 8:42 am

Emily - Wow! Beautiful, just beautiful!