I've blogged before about how stinkin' HARD, if not impossible, it is for me to take photos of my kiddos. The other day I took Julia out with her new white dress for some photos for her baptism announcement. Two hours, 637 photos, a full card, and a spent battery--and I just got a handful. Oy. Once again I'm thinking the thing to do is hire someone else to take photos of my kids. Rawther ironic, that! HA!
My favorite girl. These shots? I like.
And this, my friends, is a glimpse at daily life with this young lady.
Brought Belle over to a friend's to play with their new 4-month-old doberman puppy. He's such a sweet dog--but already outweighs our Belle and is the same height! When he grows into those paws, he's going to be hugeamongous! But such a pleasant little..er..big?..guy.
Took a couple of pictures of him while there, just cos!
Look at those ears! Kind of reminds me of a batman costume. HA!
This photo followed by a nose print on my lens. Which happened more than once, for the record.
My Belle tired him right out, so into his chair he went...
(Look at those paws! When he catches up with them, wow. Huge.)
The problem with taking so many shots of someone as sweet, easygoing, and natural as Danielle is having to choose which ones to go with! She was so willing to try anything, and eventually was confident enough to try her own thing and really work it. I love it when that happens! "Can I get in the water?" Well YES!
Here's a little sneak peak to share, Dani. Thank you for letting me be a part of this exciting time. I can hardly WAIT to see what you do next!
The house is oddly empty this week. For the first time in 8 years I'm kid free during the day, and although Julia has been looking forward to this day, when she could bring her little brother on the schoolbus, for the past three years, I'm feeling a bit lonely.
It's all the kids' fault. They just have to go and grow up.
And this is the scene less than 15 minutes after arriving home:
Woke up only long enough to try to eat, little tears of tiredness the whole time.
After that a snuggle then, "Mommy, I can't wait any more..."
And he's gone to bed before his regular bedtime every day since.
Pull up a chair? Bickie? Beverage? I'm so glad you've stopped by. I hope you enjoy your stay. This little space celebrates the idea that the little things, the everyday things, are worth recording. It has comfortably settled itself into a blog about the everyday after I started a 365 Day photo challenge September of 2009 on Facebook. After beginning to blog, I transfered many of the photos here, where I have continued this daily challenge. My life is really not that interesting, but as I've looked for something to photograph each day, I've been able to find fun, joyful, meaningful things in the daily events that happen for all of us. It's fun keeping my eye open for little things that I never noticed were even worthy of record before. There is so much beauty out there if we keep an eye open to it.
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