Cason Crew

August 20, 2014

My Girls

Drew is in the process of making a prospective client magazine. He needed a picture of his favorite people. So here are a few shots with my favorite people too! I had to add a few of our "bloopers" too because those are my favorites. Presley was bribed to smile with a sucker. Reese was WAY more interested in our animals. It was fun. I'm always happy when we get just one good shot.

No Tears for Presley

Today was Presley's first day back to Kid's Day Out. She got to go to a brand new 3 year old classroom today. I was a little nervous at how she would do because the new classroom is in an entirely different area. Plus, last year she cried for at least a couple of months when we dropped her off.  We have been talking about her new class for a few days now and really making it a big deal. I guess it helped because she did great. She was a little hesitant and her fingers instantly went to her mouth (her nervous habit) but she walked right in and never looked back. I, however, got a little teary eyed. I didn't expect that at all. But it was just so hard seeing her really try to be brave and not cry. I was so proud of her. I've been super emotional lately with all the first day of Kindergarten pictures. I can't even imagine. I know that day will be here in the blink of an eye. I don't even want to talk about it. For today it was hard enough sending her to her 3 yr old class.

August 19, 2014

On the move

Our almost 5 month is ALREADY MOBILE!!! How is this even possible. No, she is not technically crawling. But she has come up with her own little scoot and she is moving all over. She is very intentional about her scooting too. She will find her sister or a toy (usually her sister's toys) and she will inch her way to it. She does it super fast too! It is crazy. Presley crawled when she was a little over 6 months and we thought that was really early. I never expected our little chunky monkey who just mastered rolling over to ever crawl earlier than that. 
Presley loves (and hates) that her sister is moving around. It's fun because now she is wanting to play and is more interactive. But it's bad because now she can get toys. We knew this would happen. I'll see how long Presley puts up with it and still thinks its fun. It definitely makes it more of a challenge for me to get anything done. I can no longer walk out of the room and expect that Reese will be in the same spot. 

August 15, 2014

This is real life

Guys, I am a stay at home mom now. Like for real! It feels more real now that everyone else is going back to school. Up to this point I've just felt like I've been on a really long maternity leave. But I don't start back to school on Monday. I can't tell you how amazing it feels. I have dreamed of this day for so long and now it's finally happening. I cried so many tears over the years knowing that it just wasn't possible for me to take the plunge and not get paid. But here we are! It is awesome! I am loving being a mommy full-time. It is the best. And I just feel so blessed to be living my dream.
Since my children are both such good sleepers (right now) Drew and I decided I could start helping him out with his photography business during naps. So as of this week, I am officially the new Drew Cason Photography Office Manager! (fancy, right?) I started out calling myself the secretary. Then I "promoted" myself to office assistant. By the end of my first day I was being called office manager. Look at me go! Drew and I have been talking about me helping him forever. But with a full-time job myself it just wasn't really possible. But now that I don't have a full-time working job, and Drew's office is literally in our backyard, it works perfectly! I basically email, pay bills, go to the bank and post office, schedule things...all the nitty gritty things that are super important and very time consuming. This way he has more time to do the important things like editing and designing. I love it! 
Life is so good right now. Seriously! We are just so pumped about this new phase of life and feel so blessed. 

August 11, 2014

Sitting up?

All of a sudden my baby can sit up. What? She hasn't even mastered rolling over yet, (though we know she can do it well because she will be turned over after naps) and she's already decided she wants to be a big girl. Time must slow down!
Now that she is getting pretty good at sitting up, that is ALL she wants to do. She almost refuses to lay down. It makes things a little more difficult, but also super fun!
Yesterday was also a pretty big day for this girl because she got to go to our church nursery for the first time. I really thought I'd be ready to send her a lot earlier, but I wasn't. Next week is our big school year kick out and she'll have to start going since I am teaching a class. I figured it was best to get used to it this week. She did great!

August 9, 2014

"It's Yucky!"

A couple of days ago we let Reese try rice cereal for the first time. She pretty much hated it and ended up gagging on it. We'll just have to keep trying and hopefully she'll get better. 

We were trying to show Reese how to eat it correctly so I asked Presley if she wanted a bite. I didn't really think she would want a bite but she did. As you can see, she hated it. Mainly because of the formula taste. It is terrible! I doubt she will be trying to steal any of her sister's food any time soon. 

We also let Presley feed her a little too. By that point I think Reese had so much food in her mouth that she hadn't swallowed that she ended up choking. Presley kept apologizing because she thought she choked her. We kept telling her it wasn't her fault.