Monday, August 31, 2009

Little Miss Kate - Part 2

We packed a picnic and went to the park last night to enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Tyson and Kenna met us and of course we couldn't resist taking some pictures of Little Miss Kate in yet another one of her fancy outfits. I remember Kenna getting this tutu and "high heels" for Kate when she was still pregnant. It seems like just yesterday and yet here she is wearing them and looking absolutely adorable over 7 months later. Time flies! This little girl is precious...I LOVE her chunky thighs and sweet smile.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

My New Toy

I got a new lens for my camera today. When I was at the camera shop, I went outside and snapped this picture of Easton. I am pretty excited to start practicing with it and I will be taking Cohen's 6 month pictures all by myself! And on a side note....I have to issue my husband this apology...Michael, you were right and I was wrong. Thank you for my camera that you bought me 4 years ago for Mother's Day to which I said, "I don't want a fancy camera. You bought that for yourself because you like gadgets." I am sorry and 4 years later I LOVE my "fancy camera." So better late then never....Michael, thanks for my first ever Mother's Day gift!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


My friend Emily came over tonight to let me take some pictures of her three boys. When she was pregnant with Eli, I had shirts made for all three boys that said, "Biggest Bro, Big Bro, and Little Bro." We were trying to get some pictures of them with their shirts on but I don't think we got a single one where you can actually read them. Oh Well! When you are taking pictures of 3 little boys, you just have to take what you can get! Emily, your boys are precious and thanks for letting me take their pictures!

This one cracks me up....the older brothers both look like they are saying, "SERIOUSLY?!?! Make him STOP crying!"

And last but not least....a "Buddy Picture" as the boys called it. Easton and Ethan insisted on taking a picture together. Pretty cute!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Grandma Visit

Grandma Elane came over for a visit tonight. We sat outside and enjoyed the weather...swinging, playing, and reading. It was a wonderful time! Here are some pictures....

Friday, August 21, 2009

Photo Session with Little Miss Kate

My friend Kenna was over with her daughter Kate this morning and we couldn't resist a little impromptu "photo session." The lighting in my front room was just too perfect and Little Miss Kate was just TOO CUTE (as you can see)! Here are some of my favorites....

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Baby Ballet

We have had a big week of firsts....(first trip to the lake for the kids - pictures to come, first day of school for Easton, and the first day of Baby Ballet at Jenks Dance Academy for Emmy). This means lots of pictures since I am psycho about practicing with my camera now, which means lots of blog truly is the easiest way to share the pictures with friends and family. So here are some from Emmy's big day today. She was absolutely precious! Oh, and I've been playing around with editing my pictures and I'd love some feedback. For instance, do you like this picture better above...we'll call it #1 (in faded black and white) or below #2 (in faded color)???

And do you like this one better...we'll call it #3 (with the white blurred edges) or the one below where she is setting (#4) better?

This is #4...with black blurred edges instead of white. What do you like better???

Monday, August 17, 2009

Easton's First Day of School

Here's my "baby" boy ready to head out for his first day of school. He started the pre-K program at Jenks West this year so he will be going 5 days a week for 2 hours. He is loving it already and I got an email from his teacher saying that "Easton had a great first day!" And since I know all of you are wondering if you read my previous post about Meet The, I don't think he asked the teacher for any LOVIN'S today. At least if he did, she didn't tell me. Sporting the Star Wars backpack and matching Star Wars sippy cup. Actually, I don't think that can be called a sippy cup since it must be made out of sterling silver or something. The stupid thing cost almost $20. I had it in the cart when we were school shopping and my friend Trina informed me how much it was. Of course, I took it OUT of the cart because I am way to cheap to pay $20 for a cup! What happened after that wasn't pretty people. We are talking full-scale meltdown in the middle of Target....that's right, Easton was screaming, throwing himself on the floor, and thrashing around. I had to physically pick him up and take him out of the middle aisle and around to the back so that I could get him settled down. People were definitely staring. So I know what you are thinking....that I gave in and bought him the cup. Come on people, you know me better than that. I definitely did NOT buy it for him....still too cheap and definitely not going to give into that kind of behavior. However, when Grammy J heard about the story she went and bought the cup for him. I mean, seriously, how can a boy be expected to go to his first day of school without his matching $20 Star Wars cup? Isn't that some form of child abuse or something?!?!
P.S. - My child is not usually a brat and I have NEVER seen him throw a fit in a store like that. He normally does not get upset at all when I tell him I won't buy him something which is everytime we are in a store. This boy is just seriously irrational when it comes to his Star Wars.
The backpack....packed and ready to go!

Easton and his buddy Ethan before school. Yes, me and my friend Emily dressed our boys up in matching outfits. Yes, they are going to hate us for this when they get older. NO, we don't care and we did it anyways!
Emma, Ethan, and Easton waiting to go into school.