April ProjectTEN

      I read on the Finding Joy blog this week and Rachel wrote a post on why being a mom is enough. I think we all need to here this now and then.

 "I’m talking about getting up in the morning, slapping your face with water, looking in the mirror, sighing, brushing your teeth (maybe), and picking up that toddler and wandering into the kitchen and pouring cereal in bowls, rinsing dishes, kissing the top of their head, and waiting for your coffee to brew.

There isn’t much glamour.

There is you. You giving of yourself. Minute, by minute, by minute, by minute until those hours add up to create a day which adds up to create a week which adds up to create a month which adds up to create years which add up to create a life. A beautiful life filled with ordinary enough mom moments."

So this week as the tenth drew close, I chose to just find some of those ordinary life moments to capture around the house. Max is still just in morning preschool a few days a week so he's my most steady sidekick. He makes the most appearances in this post but the bulk of the images were actually from yesterday. It was a snowy, rainy, April Saturday morning. Little league was cancelled and we were graced with some quiet at home. Enjoy my friends and don't miss out on those "ordinary mom moments" this week!

(And I apologize that Dean does not make any appearances in this month. Sorry dude, your brothers and sister stole the show this time!)

 Daddy went for fresh donuts and notice the snow still melting on the lid of the box! Fresh donuts don't last long at this house! 

Daddy went for fresh donuts and notice the snow still melting on the lid of the box! Fresh donuts don't last long at this house! 

 Aren't chubby baby hands the best?!

Aren't chubby baby hands the best?!

 The dryer was just so warm he decided to hop in! I can't blame the kid!

The dryer was just so warm he decided to hop in! I can't blame the kid!

 This was pre-haircut last week. He had set up his Batman cave and "joes," as he calls them by the front door to play. Loved the light and the angle. Sometimes in a family of 6, you have to get creative for where you can get yourself some space! 

This was pre-haircut last week. He had set up his Batman cave and "joes," as he calls them by the front door to play. Loved the light and the angle. Sometimes in a family of 6, you have to get creative for where you can get yourself some space! 

Here are the other talented photographers in this project:

Rae Barnes - http://raebarnes.com/blog/

Rebecca Bender (Winfield, IA) – http://rebeccabenderphotography.zenfolio.com/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebecca-Bender-Photography/139668796110338?pnref=lhc

Claire Bunn (Philadelphia, PA) – www.clairebunnphotography.com|https://www.facebook.com/ClaireBunnPhoto?fref=nf&pnref=story

Heather Butler (Dover, DE) http://www.heatherbutlerphotography.com https://www.facebook.com/heatherbutlerphotography

Erin Gregerson (Kauai, Hawaii) – http://www.eringregerson.com | https://www.facebook.com/ErinGregersonPhotography/

Katie Hall (Newark, Delaware)- http://katiehallcreative.com/|https://www.facebook.com/katiehallcreative

Stacy Hart (Dover, DE) http://www.stacyhart.comhttps://www.facebook.com/stacyhartphotography/

Cait Jensen (West Chester, PA) – http://www.photographyjensen.com/|https://www.facebook.com/photographyjensen

Kelly Lapp (Lancaster, PA) http://kellylappphotography.com |https://www.facebook.com/kellylappphotography

Kate Neal (Bloomfield, NJ) http://www.katenealphoto.comhttps://www.facebook.com/KateNealPhoto

Lisa O’Brien – (Wrentham, Massachusetts) – https://www.facebook.com/lisaobrienphoto

Paula Richwine (Newark, Delaware) – http://richestwinephotography.com/|https://www.facebook.com/richestwinephoto

Parker Slaton (Newark, Delaware) – http://slatons.blogspot.com  |https://www.facebook.com/ParkerSlatonPhotography

Lisa Turner(Chattanooga, TN) – https://www.facebook.com/LLturnerphotography