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My kids+feather pillows=happy smiles!

Ever since I told my kids about my friend Tricia’s family photo shoot, they wondered why I couldn’t do something fun like that for them.  What they didn’t know is that I left that shoot with 2 opened pillows just waiting for the right moment. We headed across the street to the forest “fort” the boys built with the neighbors.

I decided to do less pillowing fighting because I could envision tears.  The baby got to hold the pillow (she was pretty happy about it) and then we just pulled out a bunch of feathers.  There were complaints of feathers in eyes, but I reminded them of what I promised after for happiness all around.

clothing: just got my oldest sons shirt at Target and he said he’ll never wear it again (boo).  Then turned a halloween shirt inside out for son #2.  Had both the girls clothes already. Oldest daughters headband from Ruffles and Fringe.

I plopped my baby on her brothers’ lap and she flashed me a smile (shocking).

Then she decided to move to another location, I thought were were done.

Then she sat down next to him and looked up and smiled at me…even more shocking!  She usually ignores me with camera in hand.

I love every single one, they are my kids after all, do you have a favorite?

I am headed out to Washington, D.C. today (with my 22 month old lap child) and will be gone through the weekend.  I don’t plan to blog, but I will be checking my email and filling e-book orders.  Check out this blog review done today by MaryJanes & Galoshes if you are still on the fence about getting a little book for yourself;)

Also, someone found that Snapfish prints and binds and ships to you if you don’t want to hassle with doing it yourself.  About $7 total here.

I would LOVE if you have found the book helpful, to leave a review of your own in the comments of this post.

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  1. Maybe it’s genetic. My older boys don’t like buttoned/collared shirts, either!

    I like the feather pictures but I’m sure it was a mess to clean up! Cute pictures!

  2. These are SO fun! What great memories you capture! I love every single one but I think my favorites are the bottom 4 or 5! Your so awesome!

  3. tricia dunlap says:

    LOVE them all, but if I HAD to chose, I think the last 3 photos are all tied! XO

  4. Your children look like they are having a blast!! Love them all.

  5. Oh my goodness! I love those pictures, how fun. My favorite is probably the one of them laying down together, but they are all wonderful.

  6. I love them all but #6 is my favorite: the way brother is so tenderly loving on his baby sister; the way sister caught you spying on their secret sibling bonding time;the way they look like a dark-chocolate truffle atop a coconut macaroon. On the color shots, I like the way they look like little black birds floating on a little piece of feather-covered sky. Beautiful work, Chica!

  7. Your photographs are beautiful. Glad to meet you, fellow Texan!

  8. WOW, what fun! Great shots! My favorite is #10 where they are all laughing and look like they are having the best time ever together! I may be biased, but they are so beautiful!

  9. My favorite is the one where Matthew and Tyler are holding Cali while Alyssa is laughing. So cute!

  10. Kristen,

    I love that you did this for your kids – and you ;)
    You are such a fun mommy! Adorable shots!

  11. Kristen,

    I love that you did this for your kids – and you ;)
    you are such a fun mommy!
    Adorable shots!

  12. I’m a little late to the party, I know. I saw these when you put them up and am just now getting a chance to come back to look again. I might have to do this with my kids. Looks like a great way for them to have fun while I get to do something I love. Hands down, my favorite is #3. I love every inch of it. I would so blow that one up and hang it on my wall!

  13. Great photo shoot with your kids. It seems everyone is having a great time.