Quote of the day:

"Each photograph is a story captured in a single moment"

Author: M.Lopez

Photography is capturing the extraordinary meaning in each ordinary moment, and weaving these strands together to tell a story – your story - to hold, to share, to remember.

Author: Cindy Jenson-Elliot

Monday, August 31, 2009

Go ahead, let your hair down.

Love her hair!!!!!!!!!!!!






Photo a day: Day 7

Everyone that sees her, even strangers in public comment on Addi's eyelashes...

Eat your heart out cover girl! :)


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Photo a day: Day 6

Ms Addi after her sunday morning bath. Sundays are very hectic for our family so I'm sorry my post is so late tonight... but better late than never right?

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Photo a day: Day 5

Ree-ree got a new seat last night!!!!!!!!!! This is her first time in it today :) She really seemed to enjoy it! I just love how her chubby little toes are curled over.....


Friday, August 28, 2009

To her......

I am


To me she is

I asked my oldest to snap some pics of me and Ree-ree together b/c I dont have many at all. I'm so used to being behind the camera capturing the memories that rarely do I make it into the frame.




Photo a day: Day 4

Todays capture.... "When she sleeps" Is there anything more peaceful, lovely, tender or precious than that of your sleeping beauty? I often just watch her sleep... and wonder what/if she dreams?


I want to leave all my readers with a little poem I found today............

Childhood Doesn't Wait

I was sitting on a bench
while in a nearby mall,
When I noticed a young mother
with two children who were small.

The youngest one was whining,
"Pick me up," I heard him beg
but the mother's face grew angry
as the child clung to her leg.

"Don't hang on to me," she shouted
as she pushed his hands away,
I wish I'd had the courage
to go up to her and say...

"The time will come too quickly
when those little arms that tug,
Won't ask for you to hold them
or won't freely give a hug.

"The day will sneak up subtly
just as it did with me,
When you can't recall the last time
that your child sat on your knee.

"Like those sacred, pre-dawn feedings
when we cherished time alone
Our babies grow and leave behind
those special times we've known.

"So when your child comes to you
with a book that you can share,
Or asks that you would tuck him in
and help him say his prayer...

"When he comes to sit and chat
or would like to take a walk,
Before you answer that you can't
`cause there's no time to talk"
Remember what all parents learn
so many times too late,
That years go by too quickly
and that childhood doesn't wait.

"Take every opportunity,
if one should slip away
Reach hard to get it back again,
don't wait another day."
I watched that mother walk away
her children followed near,
I hope she'll pick them up
before her chances disappear

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Photo a day : Day 3

Todays capture is "mommies kisses" This is the face she makes when I kiss her little fat cheekies.. :) She's been known to let out a little giggle sigh when I do this too. Our day together isnt complete without some of mommies kisses. I know this image isnt perfect by any means... but that isnt the reason for this challenge.. its to capture a picture of Addi's everyday life.... even though its perfect to me <3


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Photo a day: Day 2

Todays picture is the total opposite of happy little Addi-Ree. This is the face she gives when she realizes she is hungry.... heehee. I love this face, and its the first time I've thought about capturing it.... I put my camera on the desk in waiting, and when I heard her start her whimper I ran , got my camera and snapped quickly. I believe I got the perfect 2nd picture for my challenge.

Milk: its a baby's best friend.


(No harm was done during the capturing of this picture.... milk was immediately given, and baby was happy) LOL

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

You are.....

But most of all... you are beautiful inside & out.


Photo a day: day 1

I have been inspired by a fellow photographer & friend who is doing a photo a day of her little girl, to do it with Addi. For the next 30 days I plan on capturing a picture of Ree-ree in her everyday life... the little moments.

Todays is from her crib time.... it will soon be time to move her out of our room and into her crib. I've been letting her lay in her crib everyday for a little while, so it wont be a shock when she moves. She loves listening to her pink hippo.


Seriously.... 3 months?

My big girl <3 Who is now reaching & holding her toys :)




Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I blinked......

And you grew up. The day I've dreaded for so long...... it came.

I wanted to write this long post today... but... I found this poem that is perfect, it sums up everything I think & feel.
He started school this morning,
And he seemed so very small.
As I walked there beside him
In the Kindergarten hall.

And as he took his place beside
the others in the class,
I realized how all too soon
Those first few years can pass.

Remembering, I saw him as
he first learned how to walk.
The words that we alone made out
When he began to talk.

This little boy so much absorbed
In learning how to write.
It seems as though he must have grown
To boyhood overnight.

My eyes were blurred by hastily
I brushed the tears away
Lest by some word or sign of mine
I mar his first big day.

Oh how I longed to stay with him
And keep him by the hand
To lead him through the places
That he couldn’t understand.

And something closely kin to fear
Was mingled with my pride.
I knew he would no longer be
A baby by my side.

But he must have his chance to live,
To work his problems out,
The privilege to grow and learn
What life is all about.

And I must share my little boy
With friends and work and play;
He's not a baby anymore –
He's in Kindergarten today.




This is where I lost it today........

My big girl is in 4th grade this year!!!!!!



Sadly enough I realize I cannot always be there to watch over my kids.... to stand up for them when someone is cruel... to help them make the right decisions daily... but I was reminded today by a dear friend that God is. I must trust God to watch them & keep them safe. But most of all.... my cry is Lord please keep them different. Let them always be in love with you & proud to be your child. Let them stand up for what is right, even if it hurts and sets them apart from everyone else. This world will let them down, but Lord.... you never will.

Friday, August 14, 2009

My little woodland fairy princess

I've been looking at these mushrooms all week thinking they would be a cute spot for pics.... & today I decided to go for it. Addi was awake b/c she just doesnt sleep through pictures anymore... heehee.

Isnt she just the CUTEST little fairy you've seen????





Thursday, August 13, 2009

In her short time here....

Addison has picked up a few nicknames...

Reesie cup
Reeses pieces
Ree Ree
pumpkin doodle
chunky monkey

She had her 2 month checkup 2 weeks ago and weighed in at 13 lbs 7 ozs. heehee.

She is very easy to smile, and even giggled for the first time this week. She loves to coo... she is just a happy baby.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

{Two little sweet peas, in the pod}

I had such a great time with this couple the other night. They are both so friendly & down to earth, they really made my job easy. Thank you for choosing me to document this amazing & priceless moment in your lives.

I wish you both the best in your new journey as parents.... May God bless your family. I cannot wait to meet the girls. May you have a fast delivery :) And all the chinese, oreos, and fraps your heart desires, heehee!!!!!!!!!