Father’s Day

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My BFF Leeka drove to visit us on Father’s Day, which was largely responsible for the amount of pictures taken that day. Because when Leeka visits, all bets are off.

{Sidenote: If you’re in Cincinnati area and you need an amazing photog, check her out}

We didn’t have any plans to celebrate Father’s Day this year, just like we didn’t celebrate Mother’s Day. I guess both of us didn’t feel like the holidays belonged to us yet. We didn’t feel like we were something to celebrate yet. I still see Mother’s Day as a day for my mom, not me.

So it worked out perfectly with Leeka visiting, so that we weren’t the “lame-o-s” that we are and actually got out of the house that day. It was Leeka’s first time seeing Lexi and it was amazing. Even though we were in the stanger anxiety stage, she knew exactly what to do for Lexi to call her one of “our own”. She even chewed on her fingers. lol

So if you know anything about us two, we take EXORBITANT AMOUNT OF PICTURES when we are together. These two posts are just the tip of an iceberg: here and here

And while Andrew isn’t exactly a fan of picture taking (though he IS used to it by now), he does love having fun with us.

So we all basically spent the day lounging at the pool, splashing, talking, eating- the usual.

Leeka was kind enough to take a few pictures of the three of us, even though we weren’t exactly picture ready, wet and with runny make up.

There are a lot of words that I could say about Andrew as a dad and as a husband and as a person. It would probably be a very long post if I started it, but all I want to say publicly is that the 11 years that we’ve spent together (both dating and married) have been the best years of my life. I cannot imagine being with a person for so long, unless that person is Shmimkin. I look back and it seems like I’ve known him forever and yet I cannot believe it’s been 11 years. He is truly my best friend and the best father to Alexis. I hope that we continue adjusting our roles as Alexis grows and mold them into something even more perfect.

{He requested that I do not waste my time writing a sappy Father’s Day post , and instead say it directly to him and spend that time having fun together. So that’s all the sappiness you will get :P}

 {Photos in this post were taken by me, Andrew and Leeka}

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    August 15, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Lovely post, Perfect photos, Stunning people. What more can we (your readers) ask for??


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    August 15, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Really digging these pictures, specifically. You guys look normal and real – the “runny makeup” or whatever. I like that they’re not too staged and I like that they’re not over-edited (some photos of Lexi look almost too soft, I like these where you can see her adorable birth mark and the textures in yours/your husband’s skin). These are great.

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      August 15, 2012 at 10:45 AM

      PS – Your freckles are awesome and I wish you showed them off more. 🙂

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        Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
        August 15, 2012 at 1:33 PM

        Thank you! I love them too. They don’t show up well on properly exposed photos unless I’m not wearing make up or had been out in the sun for a bit.

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    August 15, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    The pictures are gorgeous! Where did you get the bow that Alexis has on? It is adorable!

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    Elena C.
    August 15, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    Crazy Russian photography chicks huh? :)))))
    Love the pictures and they way all you guys look! 🙂
    As for your relationship – you’re the sweetest and the nicest couple I know!

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    August 15, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Aww! What a great post! Mike and I have been together for almost 9 years all together. I totally know what you mean about it feeling like a long time and not that long at the same time! Happy Father’s Day, Andrew! You can see how much he loves Lexi!

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    August 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Ok,so this must be my 3rd favorite post you have ever posted – the 1st is the gender reveal and the 2nd is the post welcoming Alexis. The pictures melts my heart,love all of them. I wish I could live close to you,because I’d love to meet you guys!
    I have to stop saying that I love the pictures,but I just can-not-do-this.
    Lexi will won the cuteness baby award,seriously,she is soooo adorable that I HAVE to keep looking back at your pictures just to smile! I hope when I have a child they look as same as Lexi! And I hope you have more kids,at least one more,and it could be a boy, because you would have the cuteness award for Lexi and the other for the boy!
    I really love following your blog Elena!!

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      Elena @The Art of Making a Baby
      August 15, 2012 at 7:22 PM

      Wow! Thank you Carol! And to think that I almost didn’t post it because I thought it was too late to write about father’s day :))))

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    August 16, 2012 at 3:08 AM

    Happy Fathers Day!!!! Amazing , bright pictures!!!! Happy family!!!

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    August 18, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    WWaahhhh….Alexis is getting cuter as she grows!!!!!!!!!!

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    August 19, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    I know this is a little older of a post, but I love it! I look forward to seeing how your family is growing, and during my sick days right now, it surely brightens my day.

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