Photography is not what it used to be.
When I was a kid I used to snap the heck out of my little point and shoot camera. I would print photos monthly and document my family, friends and favorite moments. I have book cases full of photo albums with printed photos through the first 20 years of my life.
But then…things changed.
Photos turned into blog posts, blog posts turned into Facebook photos and now we live life through Instagram. I print photos maybe twice a year now…and they are usually just to send out to my family.
I’ve noticed that when I try to do an organized photo shoot with my children, they turn into little monsters and won’t sit still or smile no matter what I bribe them with.
However when my friend Dave comes over…even if he’s planning to shoot them, he distracts the boys enough to snap the most beautiful, natural shots.
Dave Robbins is a lifestyle photographer who captures people and moments when they are least expecting it.
We most recently worked with Dave on this shoot of Harlow & Luke romping around Eastern Long Island decked in outfits from Janie and Jack. A day in the life…of Harlow & Luke.
If you’re looking to capture a day in the life of your child, children or anyone really, I highly recommend Dave. You can check out his new lifestyle blog here.
All photos above were taken by Dave Robbins Photography.
To read more on Harlow & Luke click on over to Mommy Shorts.
On Easter morning, there was nothing better than waking up and finding an entire basket filled with sweets awaiting me in the living room. Cadbury eggs, Reese’s Pieces and Peeps were staples in my basket year after year. From a candy perspective, it was almost as good as Halloween. Now that I am a mom to a toddler, I’m not keen on giving in to the power of candy just yet. She already knows (and loves) cupcakes and cookies, so I would like to keep chocolate bars a secret for a little while longer. On the other hand, I don’t want to be a totally lame mom and give her a basket of fruits and veggies so I came up with these easy Goldfish carrots, which is a slightly healthier yet very adorable alternative.
* Piping bags
* Goldfish crackers or any healthy orange snack
* Roll of green crepe streamers
* Roll of green washi tape
STEP BY STEP
* Fill piping bags about 3/4 way up with Goldfish crackers
* Cut 2-3″ sections of crepe streamers and stack on top of one another. Cut the stack into thirds lengthwise – these will be the carrot tops
* Cut 2-3″ pieces of washi tape
* Twist the top of each bag and add 4-5 pieces of crepe streamer paper, fanned out
* Wrap the washi tape around the twisted bag and crepe paper to seal
You can’t do that on Television was a Canadian TV show that aired the year after I was born. This show consisted of teenage comedy sketches that involved slime that would get dumped on their heads. It was pretty hilarious to watch actually.
So when my friend Ilana told me that the Kids Choice Awards were coming up and Nickelodeon was hosting it…I thought this could be interesting…
We are always looking for fun ideas for our Project Playdates as Gavin and Mazzy love any reason to hang out. And they seem to really love when we have a fun activity planned!
So I found a recipe for “the best green slime” on Pinterest and it only required a few supplies. I was down.
School Glue (8 oz bottle)
Liquid Starch (1 cup)
Green paint (we used glow in the dark) – you only need 1 squish….or the whole bottle…yikes.
Give it a good stir.
Finish that bottle of paint…ya may as as well….
AND Get Ready – To – SLIME!
Now stop it! That’s too much slime! You’re making a MESS! It’s getting ALL OVER OUR CLOTHES!
Well that made for a super fun clean up.
Moving on to the cupcakes….they also got slimed.
My sister was visiting for the weekend and we made a lime custard slime to top some baked off cupcakes. Oh hell these were disgusting. But boy did they look pretty. !!
We also had a little slime lime punch…what’s a slime party without a little punch?!
The playdate was a successful mess. And as usual, the kids had a blast.
All photos above were taken by my friend Ilana Wiles of Mommy Shorts.