Monday, May 30, 2011

{Memorial Day}

We had a great holiday today!! We had a cookout at Becky and Heather's and had a fun time playing in there beautiful back yard. We even had a fire and cooked smores. The kids had an absolute blast. More pics to come...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

{Ava & her Gamma}

Ava was so excited when she found out her Gamma was coming to see her dance in her little recital.
I just love these images of her and her so sweet!
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{Kindergarten COMPLETE}

Today was Jax last day of Kindergarten!!! What!!?? Wow this year went by so fast!!!! We went to school to see the awards ceremony and a special slide show that Miss Willette prepared.
And then this afternoon we had a special little celebration to show Jack how proud of him we are!!
We had hot chocolate and cake poppers from Starbucks and Ava and I made him a poster.
Close your eyes for the SURPRISE!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011


My newest model! Charlie is such a sweet good dog. He's by no means perfect. ;)
But we are having so much fun with our new lil dog. Jack is being so responsible with walking him and loves sitting with him and letting him lick him.
Ava likes giving him treats after telling him to sit and he obeys. He really is a very sweet dog with the kids. He is gentle with them and seems to be protective of them.
I don't particularly enjoy his kisses but I do love how he follows me everywhere around the house and how he cuddles up next to me on the couch. It seems that he just can't sit close enough! He is a little cuddle bug. ♥

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Meet Charlie...he is the newest addition to the Plankenhorn home. We adopted him from the local animal shelter. The kids absolutely love him!! He loves them too!
I gave him a haircut last night...
He likes to give lots and lots of kisses which tickles the kids and they just can't get enough!!
Telling secrets like best friends do...
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I plan to take many more pics of him so you will get to know him pretty well!! He is a little sweetheart!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

{Cinderella dress}

I designed this Cinderella inspired dress for Ava's next pageant. The Cinderella's Ball pageant.
Some of my favorite details in the dress are the straps...I like them falling on her arms but they bother her so she keeps pulling them up like straps..still cute. I also love the little arm warmers with the big bows at her elbows.  And her clear jelly sandals work perfect for glass slippers if you ask me! ♥
I think she is absolutely gorgeous! Next up is a fairy dress for her bday party...but we have 6 months to work on that.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

{Ava} |Central Illinois Child Photographer

I got to meet little Ava today. She was such a sweet little baby girl. It was nice to visit with her mommy and daddy too!!
Can't wait til our next visit!!!
If you want to see all of Ava's images go here.

Monday, May 9, 2011


Becky found a frog in her yard last night and brought it over for the kids.
They loved it!!!! Jack was so sweet and gentle with it. He wasn't scared at all.
He was kind enough to understand that we had to let him go so he could live too...
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letting him go...
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We spent most of the weekend outside enjoying the beautiful weather. The kids were filthy dirty but absolutely giddy to get to be out until dark. Jack played so hard that he fell asleep on the couch shortly after bathtime..
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