Monday, November 29, 2010

No Drama Mama -

Every once in a while you meet someone who you feel like you have known forever - 
it kinda felt that way when I met Wendy. 
I was greeted by a big, huge hug from her, before even a hello.

4 kids, two dogs, soccer practice, dance class, and a new house under construction. 
If that's not enough for you, she personally launched a fun social group, 
the "No Drama Mama's, in which Mom's get together to hang. 

Side note: and I bitch I can't get the laundry done...just sayin'.

They odd moments.
They literally would just drop some lyrics when ever the mood struck them.

They danced. 
They tried to re-create the Doors album cover.
They laughed. 

Hugged while rolling eyes 
and leaped in the air when Dad came out waving the nerf gun at them. 
Unpredictable...and animated.  
Fun loving and real.

It is hard to believe so much personality lives under one roof.

When I asked her how she manages to keep it all together and even do the cooking?
She replied very simply,
'we're Greek'...
 as if that should answer all of my questions.

I did have one more that I forgot to ask about...the Windex! 
(10 points if you know the movie; )

A "suck the life out of you",
 cause you're so darn lovable hug,
 and a head thrown back in a fit of giggles...

see what I mean...animated.

this is about as far as I got for a group shot...

Super charming, goofy, just want to hang with, kinda guy...
This guy laughed...the entire time. 
He was amused very easily...
 but then who wouldn't be by this family?

The birthday boy. 
I can honestly tell you that he wanted nothing to do with me,
  for I was the one thing standing in between him and playing with his new remote control Tonka truck.
I sooo get it "G"
 I wanted nothing more then to play with it myself!

Little Miss. Hot Stuff,
was so adorable and had the most outrageous expressions ever!
So we get her changed, drag the chair out, sit her on it - and take one picture. 
I lean in to move her hair and look away for one second to watch one of the boys go down from a massive tackle and 'poof' she was gone. 
I was over the moon with the whole outfit - so wish we had more time to play...

the peanut gallery...

First of all - thanks "G" for sharing a part of your big day with me! 
I know it wasn't easy, but you were a trooper. 
Can't thank each of you enough for giving me a peek into your life.
For being 'real' with me. 
For letting me see each of you for how you really are.
For entertaining and amusing me - which doesn't happen too often. 
It was refreshing to hear your witty banter and enthusiastic approach to life.

Readers, you all know the drill - help this family reach 20 comments to receive a complimentary gift!


LisaBE said...

Absolutely Adorable! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Amazing shots!

No Drama Mama said...

Thank you Stacey!! You made moody.. look pensive. How'd ya do that? lol.

shanna said...

I am laughing and crying at the same time, what a great story to go with some really awesome pictures!

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show how beautiful children grow when they are watered daily with love.

The art and the words are lovely

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

cute, cute, cute.

Christie said...

You are so blessed to have such a beautiful family- amazing photos :)

Jenna said...

These are gorgeous photos!

mypumpkin said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!!!! I love every shot!! You really captured them as the beautiful family they are!!!! :)

Aunt Lorraine said...

I love the pictures of your beautiful family and I love you. xoo Auntie L

Shannon Miranda said...

Wendy the Pix are great!! Your kids are just adorable...

Amy said...

Absolutely phenomenal! But then, she had excellent subjects to work with :)

kim said...

Beautiful pics.

Tara said...


Anonymous said...

This fellow No Drama Mama thinks your teasers are gorgeous!! Stacey is wonderful!!! GinaW

Show and Tell Photography said...

Moody = pensive?! lol I like your observation ; ) Thank you for letting me be a part of your afternoon.

Thanks everyone for the comments. I love that you take a minute to stop in to take a peek!