Sunday, November 3, 2013

WIWS & Family Photo Shoot

Ohhhh time change, how I loathe thee...
 
Remember before kids, when "Fall Back" meant an extra hour of sleep?  Too bad infants and toddlers don't understand that.
 
So we were all up bright and early - Andrew took John Paul with him to a 7 AM Latin Mass and I took Cecilia to our regular 8:30 AM.  I tried to fall-ify a summer dress but I don't think it worked - this dress just needs to be relegated to the back of the closet until spring!
 
Dress:  Newport News
Cardigan:  Gap via Twice
Boots & boot socks:  DSW?
Belt:  Kohl's

 
Of course, it took until the last shot for Cecilia to actually smile!
 
She was ecstatic when I told her that since it's November she's allowed to start wearing last year's Christmas dress again.  It was HUGE on her last year and she's a peanut anyway, so it fits perfectly now!
 
 
And because the babies were looking adorable, here's what they wore:
 
 
Look!  They're all looking at the camera!  This is the only shot I got where Elizabeth wasn't chewing on her baby doll's head...
 
The light was awesome in the playroom so I thought I'd try to get some printable shots of the babies and I think I may actually have gotten a couple!

Mary Claire

 

Elizabeth

Aaaall she wants to do is be walked around...

All SHE wants to do is walk by herself - and she's ecstatic when she does it!  We're up to 5-10 steps at a time before she decides crawling is faster.
 Then Andrew made a giant leaf pile in the back yard and the kids spent a while playing in it (or eating the leaves, as was the case for the babies!).

I thought this was SUCH a Cecilia shot - her mischievous little expression is perfect!


And a quintessential John Paul shot:

 
And with that, naps seem to be winding down, so I'll link up with Fine Linen & Purple and send you on your way to better outfits!

23 comments :

  1. I think I like the one of Elizabeth walking the best..she looks so pleased with herself...and I love the arms out for balance thing. The ones of Cecilia and John Paul outside are great too!

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    1. Her expression is so hilarious every step she take - she's SO proud of her accomplishment!

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  2. I think you did a great job of fallifying (that should totally be a word) the dress! Maybe black boots instead of brown would help with a more cohesive look, but unless the material is different in person, I think it would be fine to keep wearing like that. :-)

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    1. Right? Winterize is a word, right? So fallify should be too :P

      I probably would have worn my black boots instead if they hadn't been dirty! The dress is linen with a slick polyester lining, so it gets chilly easily, plus it's not nursing-friendly so it's probably getting put away anyway :/ One of my few college holdouts!

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  3. Love that polka dot dress! And the cardi goes so well with it. The whole outfit is spot-on:)

    And wow, I wish or playroom had lighting like that. Amazing shots!

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  4. I think the outfit looks very cute and fall-ish! But I agree with the other comment that black boots would pull it together. The kids are all adorable. I can't wait until it's cold enough here to wear some fall and winter clothes! Still 70s and 80s in south Texas!

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  5. Those pictures are all great - I especially love the one of John Paul. If I were you, I'd grab a bunch of frames and print a bunch of copies of these shots and call your Christmas shopping (especially for grandparents) finished!

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  6. 1. The kids look totally adorable!!
    2. I totally disagree that you didn't pull off what you were intending- to "fall-ify" the outfit. With a color like the deep purple, I would go so far as to say you brought it to Winter even. That would be a perfect Advent outfit.
    3. I want a white dress with black polka dots. Oh how versatile!
    4. I featured a bunch of outfits utilizing a mustard yellow sweater. This dress would look AWESOME with the mustard cardi for fall. You could really pair almost any fun fall hue with that dress and it would be a winner.
    LOVE it!

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    1. Oh I can totally wear that sweater for Advent!!! I'm so excited, I mostly don't venture into purple territory but I was trying to diversify my wardrobe and now I can be liturgically appropriate!

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  7. I thought about you today! I was rather proud of my outfit today and I thought "Wow this would totally be a good WIWS post! I wonder how Rosie would rate it?".

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  8. Love your outfit and great photos of the kids! Those are all frame-worthy pics!

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  9. Love your outfit! Totally fall. :) And I love Cecilia's face - full of mischief, clearly. :)

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    1. Sometimes I think she practices in a mirror so that she gets the pose just right ;)

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  10. I love your outfit! You look great and your kids are adorable! That red cardigan is such an gorgeous color and so fall!

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  11. I know what you mean about the extra hour of sleep. Not so much for us parents! Great pictures.

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  12. Great pictures of the kids!

    I think you're actually very fashion-savvy. You put things together way more creatively than I would ever think to do, and it works.

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    1. Thanks Laura! WIWS definitely gives me an excuse to try to get more creative :)

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  13. Yeah, Fall Back does not equal more sleep, but it does give us an extra hour during the day for getting stuff done! So I still love it! You all look so cute, as usual :)

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  14. Those are definitely printable shots, Rosie!! What a set of cuties you have!

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  15. So many beautiful pictures here!

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