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What Did My Son Get for His 9th Birthday? | Portland Oregon Children’s Photographer

For my son’s 9th birthday, my husband got him this:


Of course, my first thought was, it doesn’t go too fast, does it? Luckily, it doesn’t, and my son can easily turn off the motor just by tapping the break, so it’s pretty safe. He found this little gem on craigslist for super cheap and fixed it up. My husband is so crafty! It may not look that beautiful, but it runs great! It still needs a sticker on the front for some decoration, though. Here’s my happy 9-year-old posing on his bike for me…





We have a motorcycle helmet for him but he says it hurts his ears 😦 #bigearproblems

Playing in the Sun | Portland Oregon Child Photographer

This weekend we finally got some sun! It’s been so rainy, my kids were going a little stir crazy being stuck inside after school every day. Sunday ended up being amazing! We played basketball, jumped on our trampoline, went to the park for a little bit, and went out for lunch. These two definitely got out their energy because they were both passed out in random places by 7pm on the first day of Daylight Savings (when they really should have wanted to stay up an hour later than their bedtime).

iPhone photos of my daughter sleeping on the floor(in a hat?), and my son sprawled out on the couch. The story here is that my son was watching videos with Daddy and fell asleep, and my daughter decided she was going to take a “cat nap” (see the ears on the hat?), set out blankets on the floor, and then actually fell asleep.

The Jauken Family| Portland, Oregon Lifestyle Family Photographer

Last weekend I went out to Centerville, Washington to visit my sister, and I got the opportunity to photograph their family in honor of their youngest little guy turning 1 in just one month! I have no idea how it has already been almost a year since he was born. He is one of the happiest babies around, and he makes all sorts of cute faces. Sometimes I think he looks like Kiefer Sutherland, does anyone else see this or am I crazy? lol.

So I basically followed them around all morning doing what they normally do and didn’t really direct them at all, which isn’t normally how I do things but I think it turned out great!

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