i heart faces: orange

She was such a ham for the camera on this day. We were doing a photoshoot for embe and I couldn’t believe my luck. She went through outfit changes, hair fixes and poses all without a bribe! Don’t forget to visit i heart faces to see all the amazing entries!

i heart faces: Pink

This week’s theme is pink in celebration of Breast Cancer month. One of my favorite photos of the Little Peanut. We were getting ready for Lunar New Year at our Vietnamese church. She’s wearing the traditional Vietnamese ao dai (dress) and khan dong (hat). My first attempt at selective coloring. I tried to no avail to get the pink to be softer because I think the bright pink has a >> Continue reading

i heart faces: In the orchard

Last year while visiting my cousin in Seattle she took us to a pumpkin patch. Believe it or not that was my (and my girls) first trip ever! I thought it would be a fun tradition and so we made our first trip out to Anoka County Farms a few weeks ago. The weather was unusually warm as you can see by her sleeveless dress! And despite the apprehensive look >> Continue reading

i heart faces: chalk

I don’t have an entry for this week but ya’ll should go take a look at the others! These are some of my favorites: Free Kisses Family Trifecta Olive And this one from 13 going on 30 is something the Little Peanut would totally do!

I ♥ Faces: Smirk

I live with the queen of snarky. Just yesterday as we were leaving the library I asked Little Peanut if she wanted to hold my hand out to the car. She promptly replied, “NO! I’ll walk by myself!” It started at a very young age too. She was about 4 months when I took this. We call this photo “The Stewie.” It was as if she knew what her shirt >> Continue reading

I ♥ Faces: My summer in review

This summer was all about getting the Little Peanut out and about. Last year she was just learning how to crawl and had a great dislike for strollers so we didn’t get to do much. While her dislike of strollers remains the same she’s able to walk – I mean RUN so it was a little easier. (Lets pretend I didn’t almost lose her in Target and considered buying a >> Continue reading

I ♥ Faces: Got to wear shades

As you know we’ve had family in town the last couple of weeks and have been all over the Twin Cities showing them around. Last week we stopped by the Como Zoo for the kids. Our first stop was into the Blooming Butterflies exhibit. If you’ve never been to one of these it’s an amazing experiance. Butterflies from around the world fly freely in an enclosed tropical garden. If you’re >> Continue reading

I ♥ Faces: Over my head

Just this past weekend the Little Peanut discovered that she too can wear daddy’s baseball cap. She doesn’t just wear it any way though. She has to wear it backwards! She’ll put it on say “hat” and then carry on with whatever activity she was doing… reading, playing with the iPad or her train set. It’s so adorable and I’m so happy I was able to get some photos while >> Continue reading

I ♥ Faces: I heart my country week

How fun is this week’s theme? While I’ve visited many wonderful cities of the US I know there are many hidden treasures that I will never get to. I think this theme is a great way to discover new places. Born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN has made me a city girl. I only discovered this when I went a few hours north for college only to >> Continue reading