Jul 4, 2015

4th of July 2015

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;
We went to Oklahoma to Daniel's family's farm for the week of July 4th. There was a humongous fireworks display, a lot of food and a lot of freedom. The kids swam and fished and rode in the ranger and played ping pong every day, all week. I love having a place to let the kids just go and make their own day. Lucy roasted her first marshmallow and Milo earned his first black eye in the bathtub. This is one of my favorite weeks.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Oklahoma July 4, 2015 &emdash;


Jun 5, 2015

Penn's Last Day of 5th Grade

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Penn's Last Day of 5th Grade &emdash;
Penn's last day of 5th grade was a whirlwind of celebration and goodbyes. The crossing guards dressed up as super heroes one last time. (We have the best crossing guards/volunteer dads ever.) The first student walked up and gave a speech with tears in her eyes and it was pretty much over for all of us.  The students gave amazing speeches. The classes walked up to the stage and were acknowledged for their accomplishments.  They recited poetry and sang songs and it all carried the feeling of something both close and quaint and magnificent. When school was out for the last time at Lakewood Elementary, there were more speeches and tears and gifts and a parade of decorated cars to honk out the last of elementary school.

Penn's class is really a lovely group of people.  It was never more evident as it was on this last day.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Penn's Last Day of 5th Grade &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Penn's Last Day of 5th Grade &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Penn's Last Day of 5th Grade &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Penn's Last Day of 5th Grade &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Penn's Last Day of 5th Grade &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Penn's Last Day of 5th Grade &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Penn's Last Day of 5th Grade &emdash;

May 30, 2015

Lucy in the Rain

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: LucyUmbrella May &emdash;
Texas has experienced record breaking rain and flooding this month. We are looking forward to the opportunity to dry out. In the meantime Lucy really loves her new umbrella.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: LucyUmbrella May &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: LucyUmbrella May &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: LucyUmbrella May &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: LucyUmbrella May &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: LucyUmbrella May &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: LucyUmbrella May &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: LucyUmbrella May &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: LucyUmbrella May &emdash;

May 21, 2015

Milo's First Birthday

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo's 1st Birthday &emdash;
Milo turned one year old on May 21st! I can't say enough good things about him. He is SO cuddly and so sweet. Like all his siblings before him, he is a thoughtful baby mostly content to observe thoroughly before jumping in. He cannot resist pulling Lucy's hair. He likes Veggie Straws, pretending to karate chop daddy to smithereens, the Ten Little Ladybugs book, dancing, swimming, putting things in things, putting tops on things and petting the dog. He really loves his yellow blanket. He loves his little fox in the last picture. Obviously.

For his birthday he had a hot dog party and played with the best kids ever. I made him a chocolate vanilla marble cake and it was not delicious. Sorry, kid.

Milo is amazing and fully reaping the rewards of being the last baby.

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo's 1st Birthday &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo's 1st Birthday &emdash;



CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo's 1st Birthday &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo's 1st Birthday &emdash;

CARISSA BYERS PHOTOGRAPHY: Milo's 1st Birthday &emdash;