Contributing vendors include: Custom Pie Cake – Cake Anatomy Vintage Fabric Bunting – Jump Up and Down Pink and White Straws – Hey Yo Yo White Glass Food Stands – St. Vincent De Paul and Home Goods Vintage Table Linens – St. Vincent De Paul Pie Pop Maker – Drew Norbert 4 years old
Last week I had the chance to photograph my kiddos. Emerie turned 6 months and Drew turned 4 years in September. They did surprisingly well – Drew wore what I set out for him and Emerson didn’t cry too much. It is so hard to photograph your own kids. First off, you have to hide your face behind the camera… babies and kids like to see their mommy – so I play a lot of Peek-a-Boo. Secondly, there is a huge standard that you need to live up to… I’m pretty hard on myself to get things to be perfect.
I’m so happy with the images. Here are a few that I thought would brighten your day.
Drew is soooo excited to see all the people and see all the big trucks!
Steady line of people walking down Elm Street towards the build.
Twitter and Facebook have been great resources of getting information out to those interested in the build.
Lots of bikes parked outside the build… you can also take Valley Transit right to the corner of Elm and Lauden but check the bus schedule for times.
The people standing in this lawn and on the front porch are spectators – not any of them live at this house. The Extreme Home Makeover team has promised to come through after the crew and visitors have left to fix up the neighborhood lawns that are being trampled.
The crowd is just HUGE!
The celebrities are few and far between. Ty hasn’t even been in town at all for the last few days. I guess his secret project woes come from him not being around to get them accomplished!
What a way to bring out the best in the community!
Lexington homes has been giving away tons of free stuff!!!
Everyone came out to see a piece of this…
They got “hats, t-shirts and jerseys”….
This family has come by everyday to sell lemonade – all proceeds go towards the family.
Its gonna be pretty quiet around here next week – we might even hear the crickets again!
Ever since “the bus” has rolled into the ‘hood nothing has quite been the same… actually, it never will be. A deserving family was swept off their feet and the entire community has turned up to tear down, cheer on, and rebuild a statement home that says “dreams really do come true”.
The attitude is infectious. Everyone walking by as a forward tilt of enthusiasm in their step. So many people signed up to volunteer that they are turning turning people away. I signed up to do a number of specialized tasks via the online volunteer contact sheet. But since there are no need for more volunteers in blue shirts I decided to do what I could in my own way.
For one I am doing a behind-the-scenes photo essay on this blog and we are planning on putting a giant twitter hashtag (#emhewi) in our front lawn. Another idea we had was to host a water bottle sale on our lawn and donate the money to the build. We are bringing goodies to the Extreme Security and NPD. But most of all just sharing a smile and a wave as onlookers walk by.
Welcome to Neenah! I’ve decided to do a little photo essay of things that I see this week during the build. We live on the street up the block from the family that has been chosen to receive this amazing life changing gift.
I’ve witnessed some amazing things happen so early into it all (and yes, I’ve already had tears well up in my eyes). I hope to bring an insiders view to help better describe what it is like to live in a 24 hour construction zone and photograph it in all it’s glory.