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Mommy & Me Minis

Location: TBA

The session fee is non-refundable.  In the event of inclement weather we will reschedule for the next available date.  

The session fee must be in full, you will have 4 days to submit your payment via paypal or check before your time slot is opened back up.  

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April 9th
8:30 am – KN (confirmed)
9:00 am - SR (confirmed)
9:30 am - AP
10:00 am - LJ (confirmed)
10:30 am - AW (confirmed
11:00am - AW
11:30am - AK (confirmed)

April 10th
3:00 pm - MW (confirmed)
3:30 pm - RC
4:00 pm - SS
4:30 pm - AL
5:00 pm - SW



Trying to update the best I can life has just been a whirlwind lately! 

Oh January 20th one of my best friends gave birth to her 2nd son, and named him Hudson Alan.  Such a CUTE name!  I just ADORE it, and HIM!  I must say we've talked about this sweetheart since I can remember, so he feels like such a part of my life!  The entire family is part of my family and I love them so much.  Here are just a few pics I snapped during our newborn session. 

For some reason I can't get the rest to load, but you can view them on my facebook page and soak in the cuteness =) 

A lot of people tell us how tiny Stella is, and at first I really didn't see it.....but now that I see her compared to other 1 year olds, she's just a peanut =)  Here Miss thing sitting at Alli's princess table.  I think this is one of the first times she climbed up there by herself....stayed there for about 45 minutes!  I'm not sure if she was just having "that" much fun or she was too scared to get down, ha ha!

Not often do I do self-portraits, but Alli Jo has been stuck to my hip lately so I grabbed Hunter's camera and snapped one of us...yep she's my bestie!
I have been soooo self conscious my entire life!  It doesn't matter if I'm skinny, fat, tan, white LOL  I just am not fond of my outer appearance.  But I'm sick of that!  God made ME, ME!  My body and looks do not define who I am....how do I know this?  Because my AWESOME husband, still loves me despite the weight I've gained over the last few years.  He loves ME! 

I recently came accross a popular blog about a young mother & father of four children.  Both the mother & father were in a horrible plane crash and are now scarred over 80% of their body.  At first the mother (who was a blogger) didn't want anything to do with blogging or the computer, but now she blogs and writes all the time.  And she has discovered that she is HERSELF and not a body!  It was very inspirational and touched my heart.  I pray that I won't be so self-absorbed and learn who I am and not judge others by looks when I first meet them. 

Alli Jo started swim lessons again for Febrary.  Since we're heading to the sunshine state for spring break, and the house has a pool I wanted to make sure she touches up on her swimming again.  Alli actually doesn't do "too" bad.  But this round seems to be struggling with the male instructor.  She doesn't quite trust him like she did last month with an older woman.  She is still afraid to get water on her face.  I'm not sure where this fear comes from, but hopefully we will work on it before the end of March!  We got a little behind these past couple of weeks because she got sick again with borderline pneumonia.  I'm not even sure if I told many people.  I felt like our entire family has been so sick, I'm kind of tired of complaining and don't want people to feel like I'm a complainer....but it sucks!  We're all starting to feel better (knock on wood).

This month I launced my new website:  http://www.leahrobinsonphoto.com/  Well same site, just a new design.  I'm very humbled by the gift God has chosen for me.  I hope that I can capture memories for a lifetime!

Had to post this picture b/c these two are just hilarious together =)
I just hope and pray they stay this close!

Valentine's Day...gosh I think AJ was sick with pneumonia, so we all really didn't do much.  The hubs and I hired a babysitter the Saturday before and we went and saw JUST GO WITH IT.  It was pretty hilarious!!  I'm a BIG Adam Sandler fan...so it was definitely up there on favs!  It's nice having adult converstation every now and then, but we end up talking about the kiddos =)  ALWAYS!  We started talking about finally finishing our basement.  The hubs got excited b/c he "thinks" it's going to be some sort of man cave or something HA HA!  We'll just have to see about that.  I have no problem turning it into a sports theme, but he wants to put his deer heads up....which is "ok" I guess, but I don't want him turning it into a mossy oak oasis or something LOL

Here are the flowers he brought home for V-day =)  So sweet!

It has been honestly one of the LONGEST winters I ever remember!  It's been sooooo COLD.  And trust me I do not complain of coldness (just ask hubs who I freeze out of the house).
Here are a few pics of the "kids" playing in the snow a few weeks ago....

Stella got to see her first 3D movie, sit in a booster seat, and wear the 3D glasses!  Yep, she's only 13 mos, but she was soooo good!  Joe did end up taking her out the last 15 minutes, b/c he dropped her bottle and it busted everywhere LOL  She probably would have fell asleep otherwise ;)  

Now see why I've been soooo busy?? HA HA  I'm excused for slacking on the blog right?  hee hee Thanks ;)
I will leave you with this HILARIOUS photo my cleaning lady sent me this morning.  

It was titled "See something that doesn't belong?" 
Gotta love kids! ha


St. Patty's Day

Thanks to some cute props from Beez Kneez Boutique I did a little photo shoot with Alli, Stella, and my nephew Grady. Here's a sneak peek =)


Love-Hate Relationship

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.  ~Bette Davis

Often I feel I only talk about the positives of my family on this blog.  Not because we're the perfect family or that we don't have negativity in our lives....but mostly because I hate to bring out dirty laundry when it should be left at home.  But as I've started to talk to a few other close friends, I've realized sometimes it helps to talk about things hoping that someone else might be going through the exact same thing!  

The quote above summarizes mine and Hunter's relationship right now.  It's literally a love-hate relationship.  One day, I'm her best friend....and the next day I'm her enemy.  I'm not sure why God gave mother's this role, maybe it's because we can forgive easier than a dad??? I'm learning with Hunter, when I can give-in and when I have to stand my ground.  I think it's part of being a young mom, I want to let her do things I couldn't do.  Having guilt over not being with her real dad, let's her get away with more.  And the fact I don't want her to be left out by her friends, I give in.  But I'm tired of it, I'm tired of giving-in, only to have her treat me like crap and smart off to me.  Last night I had her go pick out her clothes because she is going to a birthday party tonight.  I knew if she waited until the morning it would be DRAMA over what to wear.  So she picked them out but threw a fit when I wouldn't let her wear her shoe string boots.  These are boots that she picked out when I wasn't there, and I'm not the biggest fan LOL  Sooooo, being the nice mom I am told her we'd run to Shoe Show and pick out a pair of simple black boots.  So we did.  And all was well again.  

Then I was going to check on her before I went to bed and make sure she was tucked in tight and sleeping.  Well she was on the laptop, playing a game.  It was 10:30pm on a school night!!!  So I yelled, "Get in bed right now!"  and she slammed the laptop shut and thew a fit.  I grounded her from the laptop, and that was that.  Then every word out of her mouth this morning was smart alec!!  UGH  I can never WIN!!  I wanted to ground her so bad from the party tonight, and I know you're all thinking I should.....but every one of her friends is going and I don't want her to be left out.  The kids are mean these days and come Monday they'd all leave Hunter out and be talking about the party.  Sooooo, that's always my delima.  I know she hates writing sentences, so when she comes home tonight before she goes to bed (I know she'll be exhausted) she will have to write, "I will not talk rude to my mom." 

I really didn't think this would start at age 10.  I cannot imagine what it's going to be like when the DRAMA super-sizes when she's 16!!  Let alone when I have 3 DRAMA queens all at once, ha ha!  Joe has told me several times he is building a detached garage and living in there when that time of the month comes HAHAHA!!  

P.S.  If you do not see your blog to the right, I accidentally deleted all of them :(  I was so upset!!  So if you comment again, I'll know your blog address to add u back.  


No more sickies!!

We hope!
Last week on Monday (January 24th) Alli Jo got what we thought was the flu.   It was a preschool day, so she usually takes a nap....well no nap, just fell asleep around 5pm.  I knew she was tired so I let her sleep.  Joe had left with Hunter to go to a ball game.  Around 7pm Alli Jo came in my bedroom and scared me to death because she snuck up on me.  She looked at me and said, "I threw up."  I was like, "are you serious?"  So I ran to her room and it was EVERYWHERE!  Just the fun mom's like :(  UGH  Anyway, she got sick off and on until early morning.  When we woke up the next day she was doing "ok" but didn't look too good.  She was drinking as much as she could.  I went to work and didn't get any calls from my mom who watches her so I figured she was on the mend.  Even that evening she was tired, but expected of what she just went through.  What I didn't realize was that Alli had started having diarrhea.  So therefore I didn't know to try to push even MORE fluids.  So the next day I went to work, but when I came home on lunch, Alli Jo looked VERY ill.  She was laying in bed and could not even stand up.  She was so weak, when she stood up her legs were shaky. I had to carry her to even use the restroom.  Her lips were very dry, so I knew she must be dehydrated.  I realized it was lunch time at her pediatrician's office, but since it was over a 1/2hr away, I thought I would just get her loaded in the van and drive that way...then when they opened I would call.  So I did.  When I called I explained what was going on and I needed to get her in.  The lady on the phone said they were full, but I could go to the ER or Quickcare in Huntingburg.  I was a little irritated that they would not see her (and so was her pediatrician when I told her later) , but decided to head to the ER.  
Here's  a picture of sweet Alli on the way there


 At the ER she of course had to get an IV.  It's the worst feeling
in the world to have to hold your baby down while she's being
"tortured".  It just broke my heart :(  But as a mother, you have 
to just put your "it's ok" face on and do it!  

As you can see, she was not happy with me :(
 So she got some fluids, and actually within an hour started feeling pretty good!  Even the nurse was shocked.  So after just a bit long, they monitored her and said she could go home.  Just make sure she had some fluids.  Well on the way home, she fell asleep.  I wasn't thinking about her not drinking, b/c she was resting.  She slept the entire night through...I was so exhausted I honestly didn't think to wake her up to drink anything.  When she woke up, she was back at square 1 again :(  So took her to the pediatrician and they admitted her to the hospital pediatric unit.  I did not get any pictures of her during the really bad times, but I did take a few once she started feeling better :)  The did a culture and found she had the rotavirus.  I was familiar with it because Hunter got it around the same age and also ended up in the hospital. 

I forgot to mention Joe was sick with bronchitis at home. He could not help me at all.  He could barely get out of bed.  My step-dad came home early from work and watched Stella & Hunter so my mom could bring me a few things at the hospital.  God bless them! 

Shawn the pastor at the church we attend, came and visited Alli Jo and prayed with us.  Honestly that meant so much to me!  Alli was not at a good point, half-way sleeping and grouchy LOL  But Shawn was so sweet and asked if he could pray with us.  After that, I felt like we both got a 2nd wind...so much better!  She even asked to play a game on the laptop!

 The next morning she was even better!
 She had drank an entire diet sprite by herself!  (she wouldn't
drink anything else).  And look I even got a smile =)

I just love her so much! It's really times like these that make you stop and thank God that she is healthy and doesn't have a life-threatening illness.  My heart goes out to the mom's and dad's that have to be in the hospital for days, months, years...I cannot even imagine!  Many prayers to them!

Oh and the day after we got home Stella started getting white patches in her mouth!  She was so miserable!  Then the following day Hunt got strep throat.  Oh I have the best luck!  But I think we are all on the mend and could not be any more ready for SPRING BREAK!