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Just A Little Photo Shoot

This dress is a hand-me-down and I am glad I finally put it on her - the back would barely button!!! I just couldn't resist taking some pictures this morning. I go a little nuts if I haven't taken a picture of her in a few days.

I feel bad for Sophia - poor thing was second born so there are a multitude of pictures of Jordan and Avery, but not many of Sophia as a baby. I have a lot of her now, but not many of her as a baby. I am glad Jason was able to take alot of those pictures of the kids with him to our house. Call me crazy, I even insisted on keeping his wedding album from his first marriage. She didn't want it and neither did he. But one day, Sophia looked at it and said, "Daddy, you were married to my mom?" And it made me sad. I want them to know that at one time, their mommy and daddy were happy and that they were married. The kids were 4 and 1 when Jason and Kristin got divorced and Jordan remembers a little of them being married, but Soph remembers nothing. We also kept an album of one of their vacations. It's just important to me that they can see some of their history at our house, and that includes their mom and their dad, together.



Jennifer said…
Jenna- not only are you a terrific mom to Avery but you are a fantastic step-mom to Sophia and Jordan. I wish Aubrianna's step-mom was a great as you. She is the true definition of a step child at her dad's house. I kept my wedding album and Aubrianna loves looking at it. She was 2 1/2 when she dad and I divorced so she remembers nothing as well. Its important to me that she understands her dad I did love each other and we loved being her family. Her step-mom doesn't allow her to have photos of her brother and sister nor is she allowed to talk about them in their house! I applauded you on a job well done!!
*Ross and Katy* said…
First off-she's just plain ADORABLE!

Second off-you have NO idea how much those pictures will mean to the two older children when they're older. My husband's parents had a NASTY divorce when he was little-and without going into too much detail, there is NOTHING of the two of them together except a few baby pictures of him. When we found those baby pictures he got all teary-eyed and said to me, "look, they really were happy with each other" made me CRY! They divorced when he was 5 and he said all he can remember is his mother screaming and slamming doors a lot. I think you are an incredibly strong woman for doing this for your step-children!
Nicole said…
Your daughter is adorable. I think it's great that you saved the photos of the kiddos' parents together. My parents got divorced when I was 16. I am really happy that their wedding photos still exist and I have them to keep.
Thank you all for the kind words - I do my best. Sometimes, I feel like I make so many mistakes as a step-mom! But I guess we all do the best we can, you know!!!
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