Rachel Elizabeth Photography
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We have been doing lots of work on my husband's dad's farm in New Jersey this year. There is definitely something special about the farm in the summertime! Last week Raina and I flew to meet the boys who had already been there for a few weeks. We got super lucky when my best friend since forever loaded up her family and headed south to hang out with us for a bit. The kids caught frogs and jumped in the sprinkler and bounced on the (death trap) trampoline and swung on the swings and played in the dirt and picked honeysuckle and chilled in the hammock and ate lots of sugar and had a ton of fun...and so did the adults. ;)
Isla is turning ONE!
Isla's party is going to be WATERMELON themed so naturally we did a watermelon themed cake smash!
Usually my cake smash sessions are part of my one-year photo sessions but Isla's mom just wanted a white&simple cake smash for the party invites, etc so we went ahead and just did the smashing of the gorgeous cake. Isla totally rocked it and LOVED the cake (provided by Devonn'es Delights - https://www.facebook.com/devonnesdelights/ ). She wanted to eat it, hug it, and pick it up and walk away with it.
So I need to blog more. And I need to be more wordy in my blogging. Ugh. I'd rather just say it all with photos, but here we go anyway. When the kids come home from school each day there is usually an activity (horses, basketball, piano, etc) but sometimes we are lucky enough to just have chores and playtime. The weather is awesome right now...not quite pool weather yet, but great for riding bikes and playing either out front or out back. Usually there is at least a neighbor or two who is looking for company as well. While Darius is at piano (and really every chance she gets) Raina likes to put on her headphones and an old broken mp3 player (it only plays the 1st 10 seconds of each song) and make a huge mess in the backyard with Marvel. When Darius gets home we usually move it to the front and meet up with neighbors till it's time for me to go in and make dinner. So yesterday was one of these days but we added in a Kiwi crate robot that Aunty Brooke got for Darius for Christmas.