Last week, I took Allie out to do her this is eleven photo shoot. It’s crazy to think she is eleven already. Some days it feels like I just had her. Life is so busy now and honestly, I have not been photographing our kids nearly enough. I think this is for two reasons, the first being, the kids really don’t like me to photograph them anymore. And whenever I ask, I am almost always met with resistance. And the second reason is, I feel like there just isn’t enough time. Which I realize is all the more reason I should photograph them more.
You see this stage of our is so busy. The days all seem to melt for one to the next. Gone are all the big milestones from the early child stages of life. I mean after all, she and her brother are tweens now. Just as the word tween describes their age it also feels like an appropriate description of our life right now. We are always between things. Whether it’s school, sports or social events, most days our calendar is full.
But this age isn’t all bad. Allie is enjoying cooking, which most nights includes making dinner for us. She has also just taken up archery. Having received a cool bow and arrow set as a gift for her birthday. It’s fun to watch her practice in the yard. And as fifth grade is coming to a close, her grades have been terrific and we couldn’t be prouder of her. So for now, we will sit back and try to enjoy her, in her, this is eleven, phase of life.