Downtown with Em | Maine Childhood Photographer

A couple days ago, my girls and my niece were all supposed to have a big sleep over at the grandparents. Unfortunately, Grammy and both my girls came down with a cold so it had to be cancelled. I knew how disappointed Em (my niece) probably was, so I invited her to have some one-on-one time with me. I also warned that we were mostly running errands, but hey, that can be fun with the right company right? 

 

We started the morning with a little volunteering at the school setting up for our upcoming Art Show. We couldn't stay for long, but she loved getting to help out. After grabbing some lunch and running the rest of our errands we decided to make downtown Biddeford our little photo session spot. It was such a beautiful day at one point we actually had to take our jackets off. We took turns taking each other's pictures and all in all, I think it was a successful and fun day. 

I don't often have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with Em so whenever the opportunity does arise, I try to jump on it. I've never done an in-town session like this so it was really neat to get to try out a few new ideas. I'm so glad I was able to get out during this week of unseasonably warm temperatures. Let's all keep thinking Spring and melt this snow away!

Snow Days | Maine Family Photographer

Oh, snow days. I have a love/hate relationship with them. On one hand, I love snow days. They make my spontanous heart flutter with the possibility. No schedules, no rules, all fun. Except, that's not how they've been panning out in reality lately. Lately snow days are filled with my kids complaining about being BORED and arguing with each other. And the tattling. So. Much. Tattling. I'm sure all you moms with 5 year olds can feel me there. 

The one saving grace is when I can send them outside to play in the snow. My children love to play outside and can usually manage to play nicely together building snow men, snow forts, and snow angels. 

I was pretty unsure how what the weather was going to be like today so yesterday became our outside fun day. I spent the morning learning how to cross country ski with a close friend; which was awesome and I didn't fall. True story. Then I brought the girls to go sledding at Harris Farm where we met up with a couple other local families. Needless to say, it was the best day ever. 

Thankfully, today was actually not too bad. Not too windy, not too cold. So after we dried the winter gear, out they went! Here are a couple I grabbed before heading back inside. I really need to get some snow pants.

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