Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Our Picture Princess

Samantha is our little Picture Princess - just like her big sister Amanda. She just eats up the camera with her ubber cute smile and bright blue eyes. That's why I'm entering in a little online contest to be a model for Shabby Apple.

The prize is stellar - a whole wardrobe of super cute clothes like this sweet dress that would only magnify the beauty of our little princess. Little girls and girls dresses from shabby baby are unique, ubber sweet, and really stand out in a crowd... just like Samantha!

Death of a camera lens

Nikster, you're officially dead.
my dear, sweet, workhorse of a lens.
i tried to save you from "you know who".
i kept you zipped up in a nice camera bag and locked behind a gate.
but the boy.
he could not resist.
he had to touch you.
he had to test your bounce-ability.
and you failed...miserably.

you were once an 18-55mm lens...
now you are just a 52-55mm shot in the dark.
{weeping sigh...}

i tried to perform surgery on your delicate parts.
but you are a foreign piece of advanced technology
and I, a novice tinkerer.

not to worry, I will continue to take pictures with your cousin Quanita.
but it really won't be the same.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Samantha - 4 months

She's getting sweeter, cuter and happier every day!

{samantha: 'please don't eat me'.}

Friday, January 23, 2009


Your comments on previous posts.
I *live* for them.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

more pics


Yea for consignment shops!
The one I went to recently had a
"fill a bag for $10" sale
and boy did Amanda score some rockin' outfits! She's been a bit neglected in the clothing category lately. Her jeans are all too short and have holes in the knees. And she really needed some long sleeved shirts.


She's already gotten many complements on this sweet shirt.
Amanda threw all the outfits together on her own.
I just handed her the bag-o-bargains.

This twirly skirt was most definitely her absolute fav.

Amanda got tired of changing clothes, and a few of the shirts I got her were too big.
I was able to get her 10 shirts, 2 skirts, and 2 pairs of jeans and 2 cargo pants - all in like new condition - for 10 bucks! I've never gotten such a great deal on kids clothes in great condition!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Guess who broke all the rules today?

Click the picture to enlarge...

of course it fell into the playroom
amongst all the toys, puzzle pieces, etc.
and of course I was just beginning to nurse Samantha when it happened.
fortunately no one was hurt.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Truth in photography

Many truths can be told in a picture - especially those taken with no thought to the "rules" of composition and while completely distracted by your other children (ie: while nursing your baby on the couch and holding a 2 year old out of the way... plus trying to hold the automatic flash down for more natural lighting).

Here a few of my favorites - totally unprofessional, totally snapshotty, but I don't care. It's how it was, how it is, how it's likely to be for years to come.

Now this would have been a terrific shot
with great lighting, blah, blah, blah,
but said "lighting" was "Burning [her] eyes!" Waa, waa, waa...

cry baby.

Yes, her eyes are that blue!

Classic Hayden...

The "REAL" Amanda we all know and love -
so kooky!

This is one of my favs - 95% of the pictures I take of Hayden are a blur of movement.
It's the definition of Hayden.

See what I mean?

write your own caption...

trying to take a Christmas photo...

still trying...

oh forget it. kids, go put your play clothes back on.

...or get naked.

got any classics?
do share!


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