party of three: 5/52

Everyday after school, the boys sit at the table, doing their homework.
(Actually Drew doesn't have homework, but just go with it).

A warm sunny kitchen.

Rays of sun beaming through the windows.

Healthy snacks being prepared.

A quiet, peaceful enviornment for learning.


Oh wait...this is real life.

Dun Dun Duuuuunnnnnnn.


That's right bubbies. Party's over.

There was some proofreading.

Some fact-checking.

A bit of mulling-over.


If this wasn't my second attempt of my Party of Three pictures this week, I would have taken Collin's embryology report away from the Tiny Tornado post haste.

Unfortunately for Collin and his science grade...I was desperate.



I can't decide which picture I want to choose for my shot of the week. I like the second one (you know, the fee fi fo fum one)...but I like this one too.

Livia was certainly having a fantastic hair day.


Am I losing your interest here? It's just so rare for me to get all three faces in the same frame.

OK, I have a zillion more pictures, so I'll just wrap it up. In a nutshell, I started waving an M&M around...the Tornado started shrieking "have it! have it! have it!" while waving her little wrist around in a circle; you know, the usual.


In unrelated news, below is a before & after of a new action I've been working on creating. From the girl that knows how to do like five things in Photoshop...creating an action - LOL! It's supposed to be kind of vintagy, hazy...but you know me. I think my editing style is fairly subtle. You can see the difference, right? By the way...the right side is my edit - ha!

Whew! Five weeks down, whatever 52 minus 5 is to go! I'll say it again...I can't wait to get these kids outside for their weekly picture. Actually, I can't wait to get outside in general. How about you?

Have a great weekend everyone! ♥


Sheri said...

LOL! My daughter wants to know if they have those shoes in a womans 8. She's squealing over the shoes.

These photos are SO fabulous. (And how on earth is your house always so clean).

LOVE the fact that the boys just keep going like she's not even there. HA!

Diana said...

I love the second picture, too!

Ashley Sisk said...

Once again - you've made me happy! I love these posts...look forward to these posts. I hope I'm as witty and a fun a mom as you are. And your kids, I know I've said this a gazillion times, but they are gorgeous! New action...love! I love that hazy look though...love it. I also like the one of TT side by said "I'm not Buying it" I think you said. Is that your action too. Basically, there's nothing you can do that I won't love. Except if you told me we couldn't be friends. :)

Lizzy said...

I love that second photo. What great shoes for her. I found your blog about 2 weeks ago and I am truly enjoying it.

Susan said...

I so love these posts you are doing. I wish I could meet your tiny tornado. Her faces crack me up! I can just hear her at 16 looking back at these photos, aw mom, how could you? LOL

Casey Martinez said...

You are so entertaining! I think your blogs is one of my favorites because I kind of drift away into your humor and adorable pictures of your kids and then of course I soak up some inspiration along the way! Your daughter is such a crack up and what a heart breaker she is gonna be...well, all of them for that matter;0.

Jessaca said...

OMG Love her cute shoes!!! I wish I could pull photos off this well of the three of my kids.
This group of photos is just too cute!!!
Have a good one!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG your kids are perfect! I bought my daughter a skirt that looks just like that last night at the Children's Place :)

I'm hosting a photo challenge & would just LOVE if you participated :]

Natalie said...

#2 and #4 are my favorite, but each picture has its own appeal. These are really fun!

happy me said...

The 2nd one down? If I'd had coffee in my mouth? You would have owed me a keyboard. Fantastic group of photos/captions; LOVE them ALL! Love that hazy vintagy action too & if I had big boy ps, I'd make you give it to me for free!

cooperl788 said...

These are adorable! I love how the boys seem so intent on finishing their work, despite the distraction. :)
As for getting out, we are dying to! It's been nothing but snow for us, day after day, and Georgia is driving me batty!

debi said...

Terrific photos, adorable subjects! I WANT THOSE SHOES!!!

Brooke said...

These are fabulous! Livia is totally rocking some GREAT hair :D

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos. I love the second photo!

Adeena said...

That second one is hilarious!! :D

Love your action! Yay you! :D

And yes, Livia's hair was totally rockin'. ;)

Tiffany said...

I love her shoes and outfit it's SO freaking adorable. Its cute when kids play together!

Jill - FNA Photography said...

OH my gosh I must have those sneakers for Naomi - do tell :-)

Love these shots and your actions! Her expressions are so funny! I would be laughing too hard to take the photo! :-)


Anonymous said...

You crack me up each week with these shots. They are going to make one great book at the end of the year {if you do that kind of thing... I'm so bad at that... I can't even find the Christmas book I made last year!!!!}

Lovin' your daughter's shoes.

Tracy said...

Wow, you take some stunning photos!!! Love Love and totally loving those rockin' shoes!!

Amy said...

Again I'm no help at deciding which pictures is best. I love them all!!!! Are you guys in 4H? (saw the logo on one of the papers)

Sara said...

Number 2 is my favorite!! Oh I love it!!!! Maybe it's because I have 2 older brothers and was always in their business too. Yes I too was a tornado! Wonderful photos, wonderful commentary: another home run for you!!

Ashley said...

Great post as always! I love the pic of Livia on the table taken from above, I wish Collin was in that pic completely. I love how she peeks with one eye when she's crying! Or fake crying. :) I love your action too!! Xo

Courtney said...

These are so cute! The last few are hysterical!

Stacey said...

Okay Karli, love these. Fantastic.

Natalie said...

Where to start here...1)I can't WAIT to see this action and use it because I love it..mostly because I love subtle actions like that. 2)I LOVE the second photo but there's something about your second favorite one that makes me smile ear to ear. 3)Your child's shoes are THE BOMB. WOWZERS....and I love how you threw in that last piece about being 5 down and whatever 53 minus 5 is to go! Awesomeness. That is all. ;-))

Kathryn said...

Oh, #2....Hands down! lol

#14.....you realize that Livia has the *exact same* chin as Drew, don't you? :)

Katherine said...

Ohhh this post made me smile :) Livia is just so so cute! i LOOOVE the little bow she has in her hair - divine.

Great shots.

K xx

Anna said...

Love these, SO entertaining that Tiny Tornado! Great shots, and love your action!! :)

justine said...

I love how you have captured these fantastic moments, I really like the tantrum one if that helps but they are all great!

Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness! So adorable, love it! I lover her little sneakers, so darling.


Joanne Fowler said...

Haha, these are great! Love the "proofreading" one!

Liz said...

Wow Tornato has some big feet. Love those hightops.

Again you made me laugh I love your kids. I think the one with them all looking or doing something with the pencils may be a neat one. I love your creativity as you share these with us.

Have a great week ahead.

Carrie said...

haha... this is so precious! I think I've said it before, but I love your posts (and photos of course).

Stephanie said...

So cute!! Love the pictures, as usual. I am getting stir-crazy for spring already too! Too bad there is so much snow outside still. ;)

Mom of M&Ms said...

Fe fi fo fum is my fav..and can I get that action.. actually, ya know I am a sooc girl, so I should say, "can I have that action, and would you PLEASE tell me how to use it?" Great post as usual my friend.. and the button worked fab! Muchas gracias... muy bueno

Michelle said...

Oh, you are so awesome!! Letting TT mess with homework just for the sake of a photo-op!! Love it!! lol!!

Why can't you do a collage of your top 2 favs for your 52 weeks?? Both shots are very worthy!

And nope, I ain't buying her tears! They were big crocodile ones, right?? lol!!

Sorry I'm late to the game (last weekend traveling for a while, I pray!!) but as always, your words and your kids make me smile!!

Oh, and I'm adoring that action -- so subtle, and just right!

hugs! xoxo

Clare B said...

I like the photos where Livia looks like she's reading. Very cute and great composition.

Jill said...

And yet another fabulous post my friend! I really look forward to reading your blog every week. Great pictures and great commentary. I can't believe how long Livia's hair is getting. She's just beautiful.

Skye said...

Amazing photos as always!! ANd yes, I am going stir crazy - I can't wait to get out of the house - I can't wait for spring!! I can't take it.

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

This is a great post!! I LOVE the Dun Dunnnn.... one! So funny!

Jess said...

Okay, when I saw your first photo I was like, "I don't think so, where is she?" because as you know we have one just like her here.

Your second photo is so AWESOME I had to show it to my husband. It's that good Karli. Get a gigantic canvas made of it and put it on your wall. :D

Brooke McGlothlin said...

That was stinking hilarious! I'll be visiting here more often friend. Love it!

Libbie said...

Oh Funny! My friend sent me over to you because she thought my Bo might fit into your gang :) He is a little handful himself :) Gorgeous pics! Look forward to see more!

Anonymous said...

she is so cute ! i love how she into reading the 4-h page

SugarberrySensations said...

Oh my goodness gracious - how did I miss this post? I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Ok, the one of Livia's backside - her ruffled skirt and adorable high tops is out of this world!

Keep on posting girlie - precious!!!!


Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Cute pics. I love her sneakers.

Our Little Bubble said...

Love your blog! I have three little boys, that are so awesome! But looking at your darling daughter made me melt... especially in those cute purple sneakers :) Great pics!