It’s Saturday morning and I’m before everyone in my house, minus Sauce, of course. I can hear the sound machines blaring in all the rooms in our house and if I didn’t know better, I’d think we were in a beach house by the ocean. If only that were true. Why am I awake? I’d honestly like to know. I’m exhausted. It was a long week of solo-parenting while Alex jetted off to France and went back to his alma mater at the end of the week (I know it’s not nearly as glamorous as I picture it, but I like to envision him doing nothing but hanging in adorable little French cafes and doing keg stands at college parties instead of sitting in stuffy Parisian offices and conducting interview after interview at UMASS.) The line from Frozen is on repeat in my head, “The skies awake, so I’m awake”…but guess what…the sky AIN’T AWAKE. I’ve officially become old and a mother and lost my ability to sleep. Lord, help Alex and the boys when I’m ready to crash at 10 am today.
It’s with a heavy heart that I’m posting these pictures. I loved the session and I adore the family, but the reason why we took these photos makes me very sad. This little family is leaving the city and heading to the ‘burbs. But before they do, Drea requested a “so long to Charlestown” session to document their time here. You’ll remember the boys from Tucker’s newborn session last winter. Drea told me that they were looking to move back then, but it’s sort of just hitting me that it’s happening. She has been such an amazing resource to me and one of the few people that has been able to understand what it’s like to give up our former work-lives to take care of our little boys. It’s hard and challenging and completely wonderful, so seeing her go will definitely leave me with a void, but I know this family is going to love the ‘burbs and SPACE to run and play.
We spent a day last weekend hanging at the monument with Drea, Steve, Finn, and Tucker, and ended up at Finn’s favorite park where we ran into a bunch of Janelle Carmela Photography mini-sessioners (you’ll meet them later!). It was the absolute best time. I mean, look at these little faces!