Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back to School Photo Session | Aiyana


I decided to do a fun back-to-school photo session with Aiyana the other day.

I love that she wants to be a photographer like her momma...


Such a cutie pie....


This is the face that she gave me after I asked her if she was excited about having homework again...


Instead of feeling scholarly with the glasses, she felt like acting goofy...


Cracking herself up...


Looking cute in glasses...


Sporting her backpack...



Back to School

Both of the girls had their fist day of school today.  Aiyana will be in first grade this year and Clara is on her last year of pre-school.  I believe that Dana said it right this morning "I wish I could freeze time".  Our babies are growing up!

I will be packing lunches for two kids on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Clara will be home with me M, W and F.  I just had to include a note in their lunch boxes because my mom use to do the same for me.  I remember how special I felt when I opened my lunch box and found a note from my mom in it.


Aiyana (6 years old)


A comparison with a picture from her first day of Kindergarden...



Clara (4 1/2 years old)


It didn't take long and Aiyana found some of her friends before school.  It's hard to believe that Makenzie and Aiyana were together in daycare as little tots and now they are attending the same school as first graders. 


 Gemma, Aiyana, Makenzie, Seyla and Clara...


Walking into school.  The boy behind Aiyana was in her class last year too, his name is Ruben.


Off she goes...


Next, I brought Clara to her preschool...


Clara and her friend, Seyla, jumped right into playing together...



Such a sweet face...


Monday, July 28, 2014

Aiyana's 6th Birthday Party

We celebrated Aiyana's 6th Birthday this past Saturday.  Usually we have pretty low-key parties with friends and family at the house.   This year, I wanted to do something special for Aiyana so we rented a 20ft water slide and a snow cone machine and invited 13 of her closest friends to the house.  

The slide went up at around 8:00 am...


... and we jumped in right away



I had fun taking pictures and freezing the expressions on the kid's faces as they went down the slide.




A few videos of the kids on the slide...





We had pizza, hummus and crackers and lots of mixed berries...


Aiyana was super excited about her Ariel cake...


My dad and Aiyana...



Ha... ha... ha... Love these faces...















Leah, Sara and I all took a turn...






The little guests from L to R: Clara, Makenzie, Seyla, Tyler, Payten, Gemma, Melia, Mylah, Aiyana, Lia and Jocelyn.


Snow cones were a big hit...




Singing Happy Birthday...




Opening some of her presents...





Electronic game from Grandpa Timmerman...



Waiting for the BIG present...




Nana (my mom) and the Cummings grandparents got her a new bike...


Aiyana will officially be 6 years old tomorrow.  My baby is growing up!