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!

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.





Mom2Drew said...

Awe...that blue blanket thing makes a beautiful background, especially in #2-wow!

Jess said...

They are so precious! I love these little "slices" of your life. You really will be glad you captured them! He is getting so big already- so alert! :)

Molly said...

Oh, I love the big sister shot. I have some like that with Annie that make my heart melt, and she was not yet two when her brother was born. So sweet.

Sharon said...

Great captures!

Amy said...

GREAT shots! I love his hair in that first one.

Margaret said...

Such sweet journaling. Life is crazy, but there are so many precious moments you don't want to forget. You're capturing those so beautifully.

Suzy said...

I'm with you, I'm lucky to post at all lately! I just posted a link to your POTD blog. I wish I'd found it sooner ;).. Beautiful shots!

Jenn said...

what gorgeous photos Lori!!