Afternoon Shenanigans {Hendersonville, TN Family Photographer}

So many things have happened since my last post!  On March 9th, I turned THIRTY!!!!  I know, I can’t believe it either.  I used to think that thirty was SO old.  Like, when you turn thirty, you are a legit adult.  I mean, being a wife and mother of two boys had me doing a lot of “adulting” already, but once I turned thirty it’s like I could feel my youth being sucked from me.  Haha!  Don’t get me wrong, I still feel ever bit as young as I always have, it just feels like I have to be more responsible now or something.

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Another big thing was that we moved from our large, beautiful home into a much smaller rental house while we, Lord willing, build our dream home.  Our new house is going to be everything we have always wanted in a home, and I will even have my own photography studio separate from our house!  That will be such a blessing!  I can’t tell you how many times I have apologized to clients because of all the toys that were scattered around, or the dishes that were left out on the counter.

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Our puppy, Skye, is now a huge 73+ pound giant of a dog, and is steadily gaining between 3 to 5 pounds a week.  It won’t be long before she passes up Kaylee, our St. Bernard.  Here’s a snapshot of her growth so far.

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Speaking of Kaylee, she and Skye had quite the play session the other afternoon.  Here’s a little bit of what went down.

Skye and Kaylee - southerndaisy.com

Skye and Kaylee - southerndaisy.com

Well that’s just ridiculous.  And could Kaylee look any more like a senior citizen?  I mean, she is eight years old, but she looks at least twelve in this picture!

Skye and Kaylee - southerndaisy.com

Grayson wanted to get in on the action.

Skye and Kaylee - southerndaisy.com

Not sure what Kaylee is doing here.  Probably gagging on a stick.  Don’t worry.  She’s fine.

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See?  What a goober.

English Mastiff puppy - southerndaisy.com

Then there’s this precious face.  I mean, how could you stay mad at a face like that?

English Mastiff Puppy - southerndaisy.com

We just love her.  She’s been a great dog so far!

dogs and kids - southerndaisy.com

Grayson says she’s his dog, and loves her a lot more than Oliver does.  Oliver doesn’t like when she comes up to him when he didn’t invite her.  He basically likes her only on his terms.  Whereas Grayson doesn’t care what she does.  He just laughs and snuggles with her and tries to play.  It’s so cute to watch.  I’ve heard him say on many occasions, “I love you, Skye!”

dogs and kids - southerndaisy.com

dogs and kids - southerndaisy.com

dogs and kids - southerndaisy.com

dogs and kids - southerndaisy.com

Then there was the time I told him to give Skye a hug, and he did this.  Haha!  We’re still working on appropriate positions for hugging dogs.  Luckily Skye didn’t take offense.

Nashville Child Photographer - Southern Daisy Photography

Oliver would much rather play with a dandelion than take pictures with our dogs.  Which is fine by me.  It made for some great photos!

Nashville Child Photographer - Southern Daisy Photography

Love these boys.  I often get asked if they are twins when we’re out and about, and although they are almost 20 months apart, I feel like they’re twins most of the time.  The only difference is that Grayson can communicate better than Oliver and is potty trained.  Hopefully Oliver will be trained by two and a half just like his brother.  So we’ve got three months to work on that. 🙂  So far he isn’t interested.

  • Pam Pentland said:

    Love love love these pics! They are all so ADORABLE! ❤️❤️❤️ Great post!

  • Don & Toli said:

    Thank you Joanna for all these pictures. It's so much fun seeing them. You are such an amazing photographer!!! Love & hugs to all (maybe not the dogs!!!)

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