Lucky me got to celebrate Mother’s Day twice! Once with my parents the weekend before, before they left on a trip, and then again on the actual day!
It’s the one day I can talk the Huz into pictures, and I’m not ashamed to say I take advantage of it every year!
So…this year was totally low key. My parents were out of the country. The boys were with their mom, I didn’t schedule any shoots, so…the day was…OPEN. In other words. HEAVEN!
The Huz secretly washed my car inside and out in the morning while me and Maya took a long walk along the beach.
Midday, I still wasn’t sure if pictures were going to happen. I’d like to say, I prepared the Huz, but…I didn’t. SO…last minute. The weather cooperated, and I casually suggested it. Before I’d even taken a shower. He said “Of course” as if he’d expected it. Because… 🙂
Seriously, the best way to get Maya into pictures, is for us to say we want pictures by ourselves. I’m not going to complain, because…I mean… She LOOOOOVES her daddy. And, I love that, too. One of my favorites! The Huz caught this one 🙂 I can’t even handle how cute she is, especially when she’s looking at the Huz!!! All the who wears what aside. What I really wanted was this. I always want to capture “US!”
It’s what I always want to capture, and on Mother’s Day, I can do that. I’m not the best with words, but I am damn good at capturing US.
LOVE YOU BOTH MORE THAN WORDS!!!
Boots- Old Navy (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…
So, I asked Maya what she wanted to wear. She picked a dress, and I planned accordingly. It was a dress I’d been dying for her to wear! I got a little excited, and planned our outfits to match.
THIS MIGHT ACTUALLY WORK!!!
Then… the dress she picked was “TOO ITCHY!!!!” Literally, I was dressed, because I wait until the last minute to get dressed.
“WAIT! I’ll cut the tag!”
“How about if we put a slip under the dress!” (because randomly, I have a toddler slip!!?)
We put the slip on.
“Ok, I want to wear THIS!”
“MAYA! It’s a slip. A, you will be TOO cold! B, you have to wear something over it. Maybe a sweater? A jacket?”
“NO! THIS DRESS! I mean, slip!”
“Pick something else. ANYTHING ELSE!” (ok, any of the 3 other dresses that somewhat go with what I chose to wear to go with the FIRST dress you chose! ;))
But…I’m still wearing this. Which perfectly went with the dress she picked at first, and thankfully went with the 4th pick that I showed her.
It was SUPER windy when I was trying to take pics of myself, so…that’s why I only posted one!
And….she’s done 😉
Honestly, she didn’t want to leave, but we had to get home so the Huz could make some dinner, which…was AMAZING!!! Ahi Tuna (MY FAVORITE!!) + a beautiful salad that he put edible flowers into (what the!!)
(Iphone snap below…)
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya 🙂 and the one of me and Maya by the Huz)