Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Inside the mind of an 11-week old...

Oh no, mommy's got that blasted camera again.

Aww man, I don't want my picture taken AGAIN! How am I ever going to get out of this?

Crap. I can't.

Oh, maybe if I give her a quick smile she'll go away.

Ok mom...ready...set...


Hmmm, she's still pointing that thing in my face. And making the dumbest noises ever.

Geez, I can't believe she is my mom. Is this what I have to look forward to the rest of my life??? A dang camera constantly poking me in the face?

Hey, I got an idea!

I forgot my idea, but look at that silly face she is making!

Why is she still here? Digital sucks, she never stops!!! This is getting annoying.

Oh I don't think I can take much more of that flash going off in my face. And thoses noises...really - WHO talks like that?!

PLEASE, somebody, anybody, make her stop!

***Yea, a repeat of some of the photos, but hey cut me some slack. These are the things I come up with when my behind is glued to the couch all day long nursing my sweet little one. And with his appetite and strong desire to never. ever. ever. leave my arms, I have a lot of time to let my mind wander. :-) Scary, I know.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Here's Lookin' At You





11 weeks old and counting. There's not a lot you can do with them at this age - they can't sit up yet, they can't pose, their attention is really only focused on eating, and they don't really DO much. But man, when you get a smile it is all perfect!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

POTD {just trying to get through the day}

I still have no clue what the weekly theme is for the photo of the day. Looking at my blog now, I realize I could simply click on the link on the left side to find out. But hey, that takes too much forethought and effort right now. :-)

I used to really like following the themes as it gave me a focus. These days, I'm pretty unfocused and just trying to get through each day without utterly confusing myself. With N, J, & M's busy school & extracurricular activity schedules, plus A's current desire to resist any and all naps (at least naps that take place outside of my arms), I haven't had much time to use my camera. And one handed shooting is more than I can manage!

A newborn is such an amazing little highlight in life and watching the older siblings love their new brother is incredibly heartwarming. I hope to try to remember these daze - I mean DAYS! - many years from now as these are the moments that give me the warm fuzzies especially when I'm just trying to get through the day. I know that come the end of the year I'll want to make a blog book and will totally kick myself if I don't capture our life right now so I'm *trying* to get back into the groove of life. Here are a couple of shots from today, the first time I've found some photo mojo in a while.