McG Kiddos : Fall 2011 | McGowan Images Blog


McG Kiddos : Fall 2011

Fall is easily my favorite season of the year. The chill in the air, the gorgeous colors, the anticipation of coming holidays… yes yes, there’s no season I like better than Fall.

I was worried that we wouldn’t get those gorgeous colors this year, though… We got a lot of rain a while back, and that helped revive everything that the Death Summer had killed off. But that just meant it was vibrant green all around us, almost like Spring! Luckily, we’ve dipped below freezing a few times in the last couple weeks, and now it’s gloriously autumnal outside. Ahhhh… Happy Chelsea.

We took the kids outside one evening last week to grab some new pictures of them, and aside from how gorgeous the Littles look, the colors are definitely my favorite part. 🙂

I thought it’d be nice to give a little update as to how the munchkins are doing, because I’m a proud Mama like that. 🙂 Jack is doing SO well in 3rd grade… he’s reading at a 5.5 grade level, and getting straight A’s. He’s such a sweet, considerate, clever child, and this is such an exciting age! We’re hoping this nice weather holds for a little while… we have plans to build a fort with the wood left over from replacing our porch. 🙂

Dottie is a little less than 19 months old, and talking up a storm. A lot of it, we don’t understand, of course… but some of it, we do! She clearly says everyone’s name, and asks for what she wants, and even strings a few words together into basic sentences, like, “I’m cold,” and “More juice, please.” She is also a Diva. Like whoa. We’re blessed that she’s an affectionate and happy child, for all her hard-headedness. We’re tackling potty training, and teaching her that brothers are not for punching… never a dull moment!

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the other night… a little glimpse at the cuteness that surrounds us!

That shot above is the closest I got to both of them smiling at the camera at the same time. I’m hoping we have better luck for their Christmas pictures!

Below, evidence of my Darling Diva Dot. It’s a shame she’s so shy, huh?

The rocking horse in the pictures below was built for me when I was a toddler by my Grampy. His name is “Top of the Morning”. I love this horse, and I get a serious case of the weepies whenever I see my precious babies loving on him too!

Happy Fall, dear blogstalkers!

Don’t forget, today is a Two Blog Post kind of day. Come back in a couple hours to see a sweet family session. And tomorrow, we start sharing our favorites from last weekend’s TO DIE FOR Country Chic wedding. You don’t want to miss it!

  1. bobbileigh says:

    I love the colors and gosh both of your kids are so adorable, I can never get over the eyes! I adore Dots second outfit.

  2. Carman says:

    Those are precious!

  3. MeaganB says:

    Damn your kids are cute. I miss them so much! I also miss seeing them on the blog, so you can step it up in that area, if you please. FAVORITE = b&w shot of Jack & Dot on the horse. So happy to see this post :))

  4. Nicole Garrett says:

    I love this session. They are so cute.

  5. The Nan says:

    Look how gorgeous my babies are!! What beautiful pictures. Chelsea and Mack, great job again!

  6. Amber says:

    Wow the Littles are Uber cute!! Dot is just growing like crazy and Jack just keeps getting even more handsome 😉 I do look forward to these blogs almost more than the other ones!

  7. Misty says:

    Wow, wow, WOW! I don’t think kids get any cuter than these two!!! These pics made me smile a lot! 🙂 <3

  8. Melody says:

    I’m a sucker for faux fur. Especially on a beautiful toddler!

  9. Cuz Paula says:

    These are awesome photos of the kids! Love em! That Jack is a Lady Killer!! Dotty is definitely gonna be a little Diva! Daddy’s gonna have to keep that shotgun handy! lol

  10. Liesa says:

    All of these take my breath away! no joke this is one of my favorite posts in a while. I’m not just saying it to butter you up either. Purely perfect!!

  11. Angela says:

    Love those! Your son is adorable in his cowboy hat and boots. And Dot is too cute for words on that rocking horse!

  12. Abby says:

    Um… well…. If I listed my favorite numbers, they would be…. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18. They are all so wonderful. Both of their outfits are perfect, the bomber jacket, the fur, the purple, the cowboy hat. THE HORSE… I had one almost just like it (although my grandaddy didn’t make mine; my dad did). and I nearly cried. Again, they are fabulous!!! and I love them so much!

  13. Mike says:

    SO. STINKIN. CUTE!!!!! (and manly, of course – that’s for Jack. please pass along to him.) I can’t pick a favorite because I love every single shot!!! #16 though – WOWSERS! #14 – bro & sis band, maybe? 🙂

  14. Nicole says:

    The cowboy/cowgirl pics are so stinking cute!!!

  15. Amy E. says:

    #11 is amazing…envokes a lot of emotion. Great work, as always!

  16. betsy says:

    ugh Jack in that Hat and Dot in those boots, yes please

  17. KaylaS says:

    Such cuties! Beautiful shots!

  18. Kevin says:

    Love! The picture fourth from the bottom where both are looking off is so great!!!

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