Monday, August 1, 2011


I really wanted to get pictures taken for Parker's first birthday.  We haven't gotten any professional pictures taken since Parker was born because we didn't want to expose him to public places and thought the whole thing sounded just too overwhelming.  Well, Parker has been doing very well and I started getting excited about getting some cute pictures of the kids.  I found a great photographer but sadly her schedule is full for a couple more months.  Hopefully in the future we will still get pictures taken with her but I really wanted something for Parker's first birthday so I picked a place in town that is quick, cheap, and you get your pictures the same day.  I thought it would be a good time and loaded the family up for our adventure.  

It went just perfect.  


I promise. 

Parker was definitely NOT tired, grouchy, or overstimulated and loved getting his picture taken by a complete stranger. 

We, of course, did NOT bribe our two-year-old daughter with skittles to get her to smile.

And I most definitely did NOT go tanning in a bed that was too powerful the day before and did NOT top it off by grabbing the wrong make-up in a rush to get ready that day which resulted in me looking like an oompa-loompa.

No, luckily none of that happened.

But despite of it all, we somehow or another still ended up with some keepers...

Perfect isn't as much fun if you ask me.


  1. Bribery is my favorite parenting skill :). Those pics are really darling! Love the one of Parker in the rocking chair! Both of your kiddos have fantastic smiles!!

  2. You look great Sara!!! I can't believe how fast they grow. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I can not believe how grown-up Parker looks. What a handsome little man! The family pictures are adorable. What great memories!

  4. love them!!!!!!