A picture is worth a thousand words

Hey Cuties,

I decided to change things up a bit today. I take tons of pictures; I have my entire life in film since I was in High School. That is when I fell in love with the camera; I’m talking 110 camera with a flash cube love.  Since having children I’ve become even worse, I have their entire life documented in pictures. Babe will humor me every now and again but he isn’t really about this life.

I have several pictures that I’ve taken and shared on social media and some I’ve taken and not shared. There is a lot of talk about what we share and portraying this Polly perfect life and such. Let me just go ahead and tell you that I don’t believe that. I don’t scroll time lines and think oh so and so is perfect. Nope, I don’t. So scroll on as I share the story behind the image.

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Stunting in the sun

Every now and again the sun and the spring weather makes a cameo and when it does I try to be ready. So I put on my favorite big bow glasses and roam around DC at lunch time.

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Target Run

Most of my weekends consist of these two. I drag them from store to store and get our errands done. They are smiling all cute and stuff but they had been fussing with each other all day.

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What good is having a daughter if you can’t dress a like. We are usually Chuck Taylor down and this day was no different. She went with me to the dentist and it was raining so we have on our rubber Converse.

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Daddy’s Girl

I’ve been heavy into wood for a minute, I got Babe this wooden bow tie for Christmas. I ordered it from a cute shop on Etsy. This was the first time he wore it so I had to get a picture. My girl wouldn’t allow me to take a picture of her Dad unless she was in it.

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Nerd Day – Steve Urkel inspired

It is spirit week at school and my Man-Child was excited about Nerd Day. He already knew he wanted to go for the Steve Urkel look. Lucky for him he has me as a mom. He already had his nerd glasses and I re purpose these red suspenders from my daughters clown costume.  I picked up this plaid top on our Target run. I love the way it all came together.

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Egyptian Princess

When Babe tells you your child needs to dress “Egyptian” for school tomorrow. You have no real prep time and you just have to make it work somehow some way.  This beautiful collar and headband was printed from the net on heavy card stock paper.  Then I stayed up to the crack of dawn coloring it in with marker.  I’m OCD so you know I was real meticulous with it. It came out much better than I ever thought it could. She was a hit at school.

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Wrap Life

I took this picture when I arrived in NYC at midnight. I had flat twist under there and I looked crazy. I didn’t want to take them out just yet so I wrapped my head up and took a road trip. Wraps keep me cute while my hair gets ready only to be cute again. Find out why I was in NYC HERE.

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Teaching herself sign language.

I snapped a picture of my daughter teaching herself how to do sign language. We keep this print out on the refrigerator and she pulls it down from time to time and practices her letters. I freaking love it, I hope she stays that way forever.

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Funning with the kids

Yup, I am that kind of parent. My kids are silly and well they get it honest. My son loves to do silly things like this when I request to take his picture. On this day while out running errands I decided to give him a dose of his own medicine.

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Flip phones are making a come back

I am that Mom that picks her battles. Someday I give my kids creative control over what they wear, most days I don’t. Whenever my daughter asks to where a tutu I always say yes. I mean come on, it is a tutu how can you say no. After getting dressed she decided she wanted to bring her phone. Sure no problem, I thought she was just going to play with it. Nope, she was going to wear not one but two of them. I took her to the dentist with me dressed like this. She was so cute I had to snap her picture, everyone in the dentist office loved her look. hahaha

I’m an everyday gal that does everyday things. I just wanted to give you a look behind the scenes.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Lifestyle Blogger MimiCuteLips is sharing the story behind the image.

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Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Alli

    These are all great family photos and will be cherished always, especially when the kids get older. I’m loving the wooden bow tie and the bow sunglasses.

  2. Jeanette

    I love this post. It looks like your family has so much fun together. Your daughter is learning sign language I think that is really cool. It’s spirit week at our sons school this week too.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Jeanette that is cool, I love spirit week.

      My daughter is hilarious, she doesn’t like to wait on others so she teaches herself.

  3. Kita

    Awww in loving these pics and the stories behind them. Great memories. I need to share more of the pics I take too. There are hundreds. Dare I say thousands.

  4. Pam

    I love seeing the glimpses of your life in all these pictures! That Egyptian costume turned out really neat.

  5. Liz Mays

    It’s so cute that you and your daughter like to match! I love the costumes your kids wore for school.

  6. Donna Shana

    You have an adorable family. And I cannot believe you made your daughter’s Egyptian collar thing. So very crafty! The kids will love looking back at all the pics your taking when they are older!

  7. Holly

    Awww such cute kids. That is awesome that she was teaching herself sign language.

  8. Brittany

    Beautiful family! The photography looks really cool

  9. Camesha | Mama Motivator

    I absolutely love this post! You’re a rock star for that Egyptian collar. Love your hubby’s wooden tie. That’s super cool. You’ve got a beautiful family, chica!

  10. Mariah

    Your family is so cute! I love that glow effect you have!

  11. Bonnie @wemake7

    Great post and pictures. Thanks for sharing the story behind the images. =)

  12. Up Run For Life

    I love your photos. My favorite is your kids in the red thing at Target. They don’t have this at our store. Only those huge red balls in front that seem to tempt you to want to jump over them.

    • MimiCuteLips

      Thanks, I’ve taken so many pictures of them over the years in there. They insist on climbing into it every time they go past it.

  13. Indya

    Great photos. That tutu is just adorable!

  14. Sam

    Great pictures. I love the kid’s costumes. The nerd day one just cracked me up! What wonderful family memories you must be making!

  15. Stacie Branson

    You’re family has so much swag, I love it! Thanks for showing us a glimpse of your life.

  16. tyra

    I am loving this. Such an adorable family and I love how happy and comfortable your kids are in front of the camera.

  17. Jasmine Watts

    Wow.. all these photos are stunning and your kids are so cute!! Loved this post!!

  18. Starkey

    I love photos. I agree that they are worth a thousand words. Those pictures captured such a great story of your wonderful family. Thanks for sharing with us!

  19. Michele D

    What a beautiful family you have Mimi! Love all your pictures and thank you for sharing that flip flops are back in style. So cute you’re daughter is!

  20. T. Espinoza

    Love it! I’ve had to ease up on fighting with my kids about what to wear. Sometimes LOL

  21. Kara (Kay's Ways)

    I just love taking photos. The way time flies we always find ourselves looking back to see how the kids (and even ourselves) have changed. Great post as always Mimi!

  22. Valerie Robinson

    The fam may not understand it now, but they will look back and be so thankful that you are the “HISTORIAN” haha! Cute photos and I love how everyone is embracing their unique style – dope!

  23. Tiffany

    Girl i am the same way!! I had the 110 camera then grew into a 35mm…Since the digital age I am addicted!! I have a full Terabyte drive with family photos and I can’t tell you how many times my phone has warned me I need to delete something or else! LOL…

  24. Anosa

    I love taking pictures and I probably take too many. I am loving the pictures of you and your family y’all too cute

  25. Cathy

    What super cute pictures! I love those sunglasses!

  26. Joanna

    I LOVE taking photos. Ever since I took a photography class some twenty-somethin years ago, I’ve been hooked. With digital cameras, it has gotten a lot worse, but it’s. always good to look back at a nice, funny memory from pictures.

  27. Tangela

    Thniknig like that shows an expert’s touch

  28. Sarah Bailey

    It is amazing the memories you capture with a photograph and the times they can take you back to when you look at them. x

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