Monday, June 27, 2011
blog a very cute idea to use lollies as a photo prop. Quite honestly Ollie doesn't like me to take his picture much anymore...sigh...it happens a lot! So I pretty much bribed Ollie with a lollie...you know for good measure of course!
Both Ollie and Sarah Claire enjoyed their treat as we walked around the Arboretum this morning. Sarah Claire was a doll baby of course and the pink dress was oh so twirly!
I am still having the most fun with my oh so sweet children this summer...big things are happening at the end of the week...kids are going to Grandparent camp and Matt and I are setting out on a 10th wedding anniversary adventure!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Steffany had her twin boys about 3 weeks ago. Benjamin and Jackson are the cutest, tiniest little things I've seen. It's been so fun to be a part of their lives thus far. Molly is loving being a big sis. I was super excited to get to take some shots of them this morning...it was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I took about 400 pictures in about an hour...of those about 20 are pretty good...these are some of my faves.
Ben and Jack...welcome to the block sweet boys!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
We took a Father's day trip to the zoo yesterday...dad requested it! Both of these pics are taken in the Aviary, Ollie's favorite spot in the whole zoo! SC loved every minute of it! Ollie soaked it all in too and gave us many facts that he had learned throughout the day!
Friday, June 17, 2011
I've been very thankful to try and ease my way back into the swing of things of summertime Whitney...she's very different. I'm already praying and reflecting as to how I be more like this during the "other" part of the year. I know its only been 3 days. I've learned tons of things about my kids and am amazed at how much Sarah Claire is into full on toddler mode.
She and her brother love to draw and be creative, so we had a good time yesterday with our craft paper. Look at how she has her nose into her work...she also will stick out her tongue when she's very determined. I am pretty sure SC is going to give her big bro a run for his money this summer, she is or wants to be into every little thing he is. SO very curious. She has a bit of a strong will...always has...and Ollie is learning how to truly be a big brother both the good and bad. And I am learning how to parent siblings both with the love and the rivalry.
We've been to the pool almost every day, Ollie is taking swim lessons (a bit timid of them at this moment in time, hope that changes) and Sarah Claire will already jump off the side.
What you might ask are they working on in this picture. Why some shade of course. It is about 150 degrees in our back yard without any shade most of the afternoon and evening. These guys pulled out our old sail boat shades and rigged up a contraption to help block the sun! The deck is looking good, almost done!
Monday, June 6, 2011
Ok, no secret...I love taking pictures! Love the way it makes people feel when they say, "oooh I want a copy of that one!" Not sure if my hobby will ever turn into more than just that...a hobby. One of Matt's clients PhotoBiz...a photography website hosting company gave him a free site membership. So I've been playing around with it for a few days. Thought it would be fun to have a place to host some of my favorite shots...remember just a hobby!
You can check it out by stopping by here! Disclaimer this website is set up for the real deal photographer...bookings, calendar, testimonials etc. They only part I am using is the photo galleries. Enjoy!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
He is soooooooooo excited for summer vacation, counting down the days even more than I am. Almost every time Sarah Claire cries, he says, "she's just ready for summer vacation, Mommy." He is so very independent these days, he went to a cook out with me tonight, just us and it was so easy, just took the boy...we ate, we visited, both of us had a great time. He still likes to cuddle every once in a while and I will always give him band aids...as long as he asks for them. So very thankful for such a sweet gift of having such a incredible son!