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!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

I want to have a temper tantrum too

Little A turned one last week and had his first temper tantrum that same day. It was so funny to watch and made me laugh out loud - probably the first laugh I had in a while. All 17 pounds of him flung down on the floor, arms and legs spread eagle, and loud cries followed by a "bbbbbbbbbbbbb" vibrating from his pouty lips. I don't recall what ignited the tantrum, but I'm sure it was a very big deal to him.

If only adults could have such tantrums! I know I would really benefit from being able to lose it once in a while. However, that isn't exactly acceptable. But man, this year has really sucked and some primal expression would serve me well. I'm tired of trying to find the meaning in everything, sick of pretending that the glass is half full, going to go loco if I have to put on a facade again that "everything is fine" and I'm SOOOOOOOO over the mantra "it is what it is". I'm in need of a good temper tantrum.

*sob* *sob* *wail* *$%###$%*

Hmm, journaling my tantrum doesn't quite do it for me.

No photos for this entry. I haven't had the opportunity to photograph anything in a while. Yet another reason (in the long list of many reasons) I want to have a temper tantrum too.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The most special day...

One year ago today this little angel entered my life. And it was forever changed, for the better. He is sunshine and joy and happiness and pure love. He is remarkable beyond words and the most amazing little boy. He is forever my baby and my heart. He is pure and good and everything I never knew I needed or wanted. I love him so incredibly much. I thank God every single day for blessing me and my family with this little angel.

Thank you to the Heavens and happy, happy, birthday little A.



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Trail of Evidence

Scene of the crime....

Hot on the tail of the culprit...

I think I'm onto something...


hmm, I don't believe she cares!

*oh the life of a 4 year old!*

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Once In A While

These two are like oil and water...they are constantly bickering, getting under each other's skin, and just not getting along. The typical pain/pest sibling relationship, I suppose. But once in a while (maybe the day after a full moon) they have a bit more tolerance for one another, and dare I say a bit more affection toward one another. These are the moments that makes a mommy's heart smile. I'm glad I get to see these moments once in a while.


( be honest...if I look closely I can see that miss M is really holding onto J's arm and J's hand is clenched in a fist so he doesn't really have to hold her hand. But I'm choosing to put on my mommy goggles and see the love between them anyway. :-) )