Monday, March 22, 2010

Seven years ago today....






see THAT look...that's how I knew;)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Portrait Practice!...FINALLY!



I would like you to meet Ashley's little buddy! This little charmer has a big sister in Lacy's ballet class and 'E' and Ashley get some baby time while the siblings dance. I have struggled scheduling 'appointments' with friends and I thought why not use my time while at ballet?! His mom was up for it, and man did I hit the jackpot or what?! He is such a cutie! We just stepped outside and I danced around like a crazy lady, as this little guy doesn't stay still for long! I also made very loud animal sounds that other people all heard while walking into the studio. Told you I was a crazy lady! Turns out, I really like the dance studio for photos. It has a large covered patio for shade, brick wall, simple landscaping and neutral colors. Only bummer, I suffered from baby brain and forgot my ISO was set quite high and the photos are grainy. Darn. Oh well, that's what practicing is for, right?

Yes, this gave me the bug. I have been ready to start snapping away on others and now I REALLY want to! I have gotten some offers for more practice and I can't wait! Now that we have warmer and drier weather starting, more opportunities will begin. So, let me know if you want your kiddos to join the list!























Thanks again Ashley! He is a dream to photograph. Next up, his big sis:)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nine Months...

I am not really sure HOW she is already nine months, but I can't deny or change that Ashley is already 9 months. I snapped this photo right on the 8th when she hit 9 months. 

I know I have posted a lot of 'portraits' lately and have some other 'everyday' photos I hope to post in the next week or so. We have some plans coming, one including this momma wearing a dress! And HAPPY DAY...it FITS! ;)

Bonus-today, and for no real reason or occasion, I opened the door to a lady holding a beautiful bouquet of flowers...FOR ME! Thanks hon...I love you too and appreciate all the hard work you do for us, so I am able to stay at home! (no matter how hard that may be at times;)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's stationary

It was time. However, with the change comes another sign that your baby is growing and getting bigger and bigger...of course, faster than you want:) Yes, that's right, Ashley is no longer in her infant car seat. At 8.5 months, she was getting big for it and with a coat, she seemed uncomfortable and being on a schedule she does not fall asleep in the seat. And as you all know from the unexpectedly cute photos from the grocery store, she is sitting in the cart. Taking her in and out of the infant seat while it was latched in is a lot more awkward and cramped than a stationary, rear-facing seat. So, the infant car seat has been retired and the stationary rear-facing car seat is now installed. Both Ashley and Lacy enjoy the new change. It was ridiculous how long it took me to remember how to install it, but in my defense, it was the first time installing a rear-facing car seat in our ROCKIN mini-van. I can't believe Ashley will be 9 months in a week.