May 23 11

The only thing I wanted for my birthday was to take photos of my kids at this old abandoned barn and schoolhouse.

You know what they say, right?

The best laid plans.

There was a lot working against me. It rained on and off all day. The kids had RIBS for lunch, which is always a good idea when you want them to be clean and, you know, not covered head-to-toe in rib sauce. The kids had no desire to pose; Emily – my most cooperative ham – was coming off of a two-night-in-a-row sleepover and that never ends well. Even she wasn’t into it.

So, I gave up. We went to Indigo and picked up some books. We had birthday cake. We didn’t, however, visit the old barn.

But then, just when I had given up hope…

(see the rest of the set on flickr, of course)

It turned into a good day to turn 33 29.

  1. LOVE! I also love Josh’s determination at not smiling. I love your kids!

    Also, hope you had a WONDERFUL birthday my friend! You deserve it!


    Comment by Kristabella on May 23, 2011
  2. Oooh, I LOVE that first shot. SO great.

    Also: I hope I told you the day-of (I think! I did, but I can’t remember and seriously think I’m losing my mind as of late), but happy! (belated) birthday, friend.

    I’m glad it was an awesome! one.

    Comment by Kerri Anne on May 23, 2011
  3. Beautiful pictures! Happy 29th!

    Comment by Arica on May 23, 2011
  4. When you least expect it!!! Happy Birthday, aren’t the twenties fun 😉

    Comment by Gabriella on May 23, 2011
  5. The pictures turned out great! Yaye!

    Comment by AmazingGreis on May 24, 2011
  6. Love the pictures!!! Happy Belated Birthday! 🙂

    Comment by Shannon on May 24, 2011
  7. Both lovely and adorable. Those are the kinds of pictures that you’ll hold to your heart years from now.

    Happy birthday, pretty lady!

    Comment by MonsteRawr on May 24, 2011
  8. I love those photos. I’m glad you got them to be willing to cooperate.

    Comment by Issa on May 24, 2011
  9. Glad to see that your birthday wish came true. The pics are gorgeous! I hope you had a wonderful birthday, my dear. xoxo

    Comment by Nenette on May 24, 2011
  10. I love the last shot, glad it turned out to be a good birthday.

    Comment by Stacie McDonald on May 26, 2011
  11. I hate Comment Luv. It only works intermittently for me.

    Comment by The Onion on May 26, 2011
  12. First, Happy Belated Birthday! Those pictures are so sweet, the first one is my fave!

    Comment by Sensibly Sassy on June 3, 2011

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