Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Day 181

Another parasol...

Took L out today with the yellow parasol. Looks like a cwb would have been helpful and maybe a smidgen less flash. I really like to keep the detail in the sky, but balancing that with exposing the subject correctly is a challenge...back to the drawing board.

The sun was a little bright so I may need to try again later. Noon was not a good time for this..duh.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Day 180

Only child?

Nope. Just the only one who didn't ditch me for one of his friends..haha. He was working hard on practicing his first and last names this morning.

And I just loved the back-lighting and his little face.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Day 179

Rain, rain go away...

There has been so much rain this month that our average rain collection is about 3" and we have had about 10" so far. This is our front porch; it is GROWING! We will have to get a pressure washer and kill this will bleach...yech!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Day 178

Basketball Diaries...

This was C's basketball team this summer with Coach Daddy. He says he wants to give it another try next summer...uhhmm, we'll see.
Well, at least he looks good in the jersey! ;)

We have bribing him with this trophy for about two weeks now and he was so happy to finally get it. This is his first trophy and hopefully his next will be for soccer in the fall.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Day 177

A haircut and a new pair of jeans...

That's all a guy needs right?
Oh that handsome little man!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Day 176

May the force be with you...

So Cole decided he wanted to watch the Star Wars movies today and why one earth would you simply watch a movie when you can re-enact it with little bitty people?
So he got all of his little guys out and set them all up it battle!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Day 175

The Backyard...

This is most likely the last bloom of the packet of Sunflower seeds that the kids planted. The stalks from the rest just look like weeds now.

This is a weed, but I liked it anyway..haha.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Day 174


My Japanese parasols came in today so I grabbed Meg (she was thrilled) who was waiting for daddy to finish fixing her 4-wheeler.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Day 173

Birthday Boy!...

My little man is FIVE, I can't believe it. We went out today to celebrate his birthday since his party won't be until next month and we ate terrible pizza and played games! The girls were so sweet, they used their tickets to buy him something. He picked salad and angel hair for dinner and picked cupcakes instead of a cake. He wanted the ones that had all different colors (pink for M and green for L and blue for him). I guess we're doing something right with these three! :) We put five candles in his and sang happy birthday. After his bath, he passed out cold...a very full day.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Day 172

Getting the hang of it...

We went to the pool this evening and C was no where near the shoulder monkey he was last week.
He let daddy swing him around an he was loving it. He wants to be on the swim team next summer and so he's gonna have to work on it!

He even wanted to jump off the side. Well, here he wasn't jumping but by the end he was jumping way out to daddy. Such a big boy!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Day 171

Just as we are...

No shave, no make-up, no kids; just us. I have been wanting to take this picture for quite a while. The way we are on the couch, this is how you will find us most nights when Leno is on and I love that I have it to keep now.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Day 170

Gooooooood mornin'....

Since they will be going to Chippy's house, land of circus trips, bike rides and bottomless bowls of popcorn; I thought I would capture them first thing this morning. You can tell by the light that C was up first! Already on his cookies after breakfast by the time I caught up with him!
Next up was L. I was ready for her!

Bringing up the rear was M, my teenager-in-training. I love the little moments in their lives and don't ever want to forget the sleepy eyes or cookie-rimmed lips.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Day 169


This was so hilarious in the bathtub tonight! His hair is so long that it will slick up to a fauxhawk. I love his wide eye look too. There is never a dull moment when C's around!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Day 168

The grey outdoors...

Today the sky was totally overcast and grey (to be expected when all it does is rain every day), but we were able to get out and play for a bit anyway. I am amazed at how much I love the light at the edge of my garage of all places!
Miss R...what a cutie! I love bokeh, but I really need to work on watching my planes. It drives me bonkers when I mess it up.

And what day outside is complete until there is a scraped knee? Poor little man, his head got a lump and a scrape too. :(
Ahhh, my muffin, even she was outside until the brakes locked up on her 4-wheeler. ARGH!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Day 167


L enjoyed her very first sleepover last night with her little friend. They were up in the playroom eating popcorn and watching movies.
The allowed M to join the fun too...lucky her! So I had my set up and snapped some of the two girlie girls and their piggie tales!

An boy, this one...my word does the camera love her!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Day 166

An Apple a Day!...

The kids all wanted to go outside today and play for a bit but with this heat, it wasn't long before they were back inside needing to cool off.

So L & C grabbed some of their favorite snack, a yummy yellow apple and chomped away.
Oh just look at those gorgeous lashes. I WUB this one of L.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Day 165

Playing in the Rain...

I have been desperate to get a picture of C with his Cars umbrella and slicker that he couldn't live without. Well today, the weather was beautiful and sunny but it was raining too so I thought I would give it a shot. Not so easy. He was creating a big shadow on himself and it was so bright from the sun that it was impossible to get a good exposure. This image took WAY too much post to get it to look like this. Maybe I should try again when it is gray and yucky to go with the rain.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Day 164


Here are a couple from my maternity session today. Such a sweet couple! This is their first baby and it's gonna be a little boy named Jay.

Dad was a hoot and they were both so easy to work with. Ahh, if only every session went this well.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Day 163


Way behind on cleaning and needing to get ready for a session tomorrow, I skipped out today.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Day 162

Calvin Klein...

ain't got nothin on this boy! Look at that face, he knows he's got "it". You can see the world of hurt he is gonna put me & T through in about 10 years...maybe sooner!

I think I am officially burned out on high key. My brain is on melt down and I need to move on already.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Day 161

Connect four...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Day 160


Although he got very emotional when he saw these, daddy very strongly *suggested* that we both have these printed and they be on my site.
My goodness, she is beautiful.

She has been going through some things lately and it hasn't been easy on anyone, but I can still see her beautiful spirit behind those soulful blue eyes. It is made that much harder when you can't explain other people's choices to her that she is not responsible for. She hurts and we hurt for her, but she is precious to us and to everyone who knows her. As I tell her all the time, there is no other Megan in the world for me.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Day 159

My guys...

Nothin you could do could take me away from my guys... I just love these two men so much.

Day 157 & 158

Work, work, work...

After a volleyball game, basketball game and a birthday party, we took the kids over to granny and chippy's for the night, but relaxation was not in the schedule unfortunately. We came home to a two-day paperwork and receipt nightmare caused by someone who made huge claims of her incredible financial knowledge. The bright side? This confirmed what I had long suspected...people who talk more than they produce are covering up the face that they cannot do what they say. The dark side? It will cost us a fortune to sort out her ineptitude. Oh well, it could be worse, right?

Friday, July 6, 2007

Day 156

So what else is new?...

Surprise, surprise. More high key practice. I swear, it makes me crazy, but I know I am getting warmer. You can tell that L was just thrilled to pose for me yet again. For some reason she wanted to put her pj's on at 4:30 in the afternoon. Oh well, just miss L and her beloved piggy.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Day 155


So today I had something totally different planned when C walked into the office wearing his cargo shorts eating an apple and this image was born!!! I LOVE IT!

Day 154

God Bless America...

I wanted to get some shots of the fireworks tonight, but I just couldn't get with the program. For the life of me, I couldn't remember how to do it and then I didn't feel like digging out my tripod. T cooked a fabulous brisket and we had some friends over to blow off the fireworks and watch some old Sopranos on A&E then we called a night. These mid-week holidays are a killer.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Day 153

More baby love...

Our little friend was back today so I was able to have even more fun with her. She is such a photogenic sweetheart!
Oh, those chubby wubby cheeks, so precious!
There are about a zillion of these ones, but I have only gotten to this one. Look at that face and those gorgeous blue eyes! I really need to see if I can convince her big sister to take some too.