Posted on January 25, 2010
I’m sliding in just before the clock strikes 12am.
I’ve tried, I’ve tried, I’ve tried. My other two children refuse to take photos. As soon as my eldest see’s me take out my camera he goes to the other room. I have to get him in the mood I guess. Recently, we were reading blogs I subscribe to. His eyes rested on a photo and he said “mommy that would make a great picture for you to do”. Eagerly, I said “oooohh let’s do it!!” He quickly responded “oh no, not for me. I was thinking for someone else”. I tell ya…it’s my mission to get him.
Now my youngest….well she doesn’t run away. Lately, she’s just super curious about the camera lens staring in her direction. She likes to come up to my lens and touch my precious lens with her sticky little fingers.
So, this leaves me to my middle child. She ENJOYS taking pictures of her. I don’t even have to bribe. Although, she doesn’t like the task of unbraiding or having her hair cornbraided, she LOVES the end result. We know that hair braiding is an art. At her tender age…she looks forward to looking in the mirror after mommy is done and says each time “mommy, I like it. My hair is pretty!”. And at my age, I enjoy getting a vacation from doing her hair on a daily basis. She and I are both happy.
Here’s her most recent style. She and her super cute silly faces. That’s what makes her soooo unique.
And here are others
And here’s a just because. On her way to gymnastics when all the leaves and plants were green.
And remember this photo below? It’s the same style above. I took all the white beads out and started to unbraid her hair. Did I tell you it takes a few days for me to complete the dreaded task? I take them down in sections so we don’t have to sit too long.
Posted on January 23, 2010
Beautiful Baby B!! Just 8 days old. We had quite the introduction. At first she did not want to participate, I began to wonder if she knew what would ensue. But you know what? There’s something about a mommy’s milk because Baby B went into a milk comma shortly after she filled her belly. I had a field day after that!!
This was a quick test shot but I just HAD to process this photo. If you’re a parent, you can relate to this photo. The love of siblings is like no other. It may show itself in several forms, but the bond between siblings will last a lifetime. D, I just want to let you know that there will be MANY days like this. Your baby sister will be at your heals each step of the way. At times you’ll love the attention and other times, you may wonder “why me?”. In her eyes you are her “superhero” – treasure each moment.
Here’s the whole family. Aren’t they all gorgeous?
Posted on January 18, 2010
Playing with the sun with my ever willing assistant.
I just LOVE her lashes!!
Her favorite boots!! Rain or shine, the boots win over her Dora sneakers 96% of the time.
Ahhh and I have a treat. A SNEAK PEAK!! Be sure to come back for more!!
Posted on January 11, 2010
From the time my first born was a baby, I took TONS of photos. Back then, I was using a 35mm camera and processing film was a chore!! Nonetheless, I kept taking pictures and couldn’t wait to see how they transformed from a negative to a color or black/white photo.
Years have gone by, I now have THREE children. Gone is the 35mm and in is the DSLR. I’m now HORRIBLE at posting, printing and even gifting photos. I just add more and more data to my external hard drives. One fellow photographer challenged a group of us to share images of our loved ones since so many of us don’t always find the time to take and/or share images of our own children. Instead of posting random post, I’ll post “Mine on Monday”.
I hope my children don’t run away as they usually do when the see the big black box that’s always in their face. **Note to my children: “Please tolerate mommy’s constant clicks. Pllleaaassssee.”
So, without further ado…here they are on Christmas Day (yes, I know I’m late!!).
Here’s how what we woke up to on Christmas Day.
As you can see they immediately had a tea party. Mouth watering watermelon, delicious sizzling hot pizza, and thirst quenching tea was served.
The girls LOVE their table and chairs. Baby R enjoyed the bead mania. I love wood toys!!
I’ll admit it. I’m a LEAPFROG mama to the core. I’ve been a fan since 1995 when the first Phonics Desk came out. I still remember how hard it was to find the product. As my children grow LeapFrog is right there with them aiding them to excel. Now, if you have a child learning to read I highly recommend the LeapFrog tag system. It’s similar to the LeapFrog LeapPad system except you don’t have to deal with cartridges. Everything is stored on the reading pen. You do have to have access to the internet to download the books on to the pen through LeapFrog’s website. Did I say how I love LeapFrog? Well, my children do too!
My eldest couldn’t wait for night fall. As soon as the sun set, he and his father explored the moon and the stars.
With our youngest on the other hand…she decided there was more fun in playing with the lime green power drill.
Here’s my competition. She’s always cooking and sharing new recipes with me. Everyone in the family raves about her delicious meals.