Archive for August, 2009
Last week I got to meet these two beautiful new babies. At four weeks old they were already pretty alert and not to happy about being naked or posed. But that’s alright! There’a always lots of options and we got some geat shots of these two sweethearts. Below is a quick preview. P+M – it was great to meet you and spend the morning with your gorgeous – and clearly well-loved – boys.
I’ll be honest. This afternoon was pretty miserable. There I was, in the pouring rain, toting two cranky boys from the tile store to the post office to the bank. Fun times. In fact, most of the two-hour excursion was set to the whiney two-year-old tune of, “I wanna go home. I wanna go home. IWANNA GO HOME!”
Yup, fun times.
So as we pulled into the driveway (finally), I expected Dylan (of whiney two-year-old fame) to be ecstatic. I turned around to talk to him.
ME: Dylan where are we?
DYLAN: Mommy’s house.
(Okay, not bad. I’ll take it.)
ME: Is it Daddy’s house too?
(always the eloquent one, that boy)
ME: Is it Dylan’s house too?
(again, very verbose)
ME: Is it Logan’s house too?
This time he stops to think. And says…
DYLAN: No. Baby lives there. (pointing to our neighbor’s house)
Wishful thinking, my boy. Wishful thinking.
I can hardly believe this little guy is one already! It seems like just yesterday that he was this small. We went down to the Quarter for Zach’s one year pictures and between his gorgeous blue eyes and red hair and the bright zaniness of the Quarter, the session was just a riot of color.
1) After 10 days in the sun and despite copious amounts of SPF 50 sunblock, Dylan is TAN. Must be those dark-skinned French genes from Kevin.
2) After 10 days in the sun and copious amounts of SPF 50 sunblock, Logan is as pasty white as ever. But he now has FRECKLES. That’s my Irish genes.
3) The lost memory card from my previous post? FOUND! Yay!
4) The lost wedding ring? Still at the bottom of the bay.
5) Dylan has started calling me “mimi” less and less, and calling me “Mommy” more. I kinda miss “Mimi”.
6) Operation potty training is well underway. Keep your fingers crossed for us. With any luck we’ll soon only have one child in diapers!
We’re now in the final hours of our summer vacation. My sister in law and her family headed out yesterday afternoon to start the long trek back to Houston (towing a boat no less.) Kevin headed back home last night so he be back at work this morning. Which means it’s just me, the boys and my mother and father in law left at the “Alabama House.” We took the boys down to the pool this morning for a couple dozen “last” slides down the waterslide. Now they’re napping. Tonight we’ll do one last trip to the beach for pictures and we’ll pack up and head out in the morning.
Over the course of the trip we’ve acquired several things… a tan , some much needed R+R, and probably a few pounds. But we lost a couple things as well. We noticed yesterday morning that Kevin’s wedding band is missing. We believe he lost it waterskiing on Sunday. Which means it’s most likely somewhere in the bay now, never to be seen again. And I lost one of my CF cards to my camera. I have tons of CF cards, so in and of itself, that’s not a huge loss, but it did have several pictures I had taken of Logan playing with sea shells out on our balcony and it makes me sad to think I lost ANY photos of my kids, you know? But life goes on. I guess we’ll be ring shopping again soon.
I mentioned in an earlier post that my friend and fellow photographer, Stephanie Fisher, took pictures of us the other night. Well she posted a sneak peek on her blog (man, she’s fast!) and I’m so excited I just have to share. Here we are! I love them. I mean seriously love them, love them, love them. Stephanie rocks. So if any of you readers out there happen to be in the Birmingham area, give her a call and get on her calendar. You won’t regret it.
Last night I got to meet up with my friend and fellow photographer, Stephanie Fisher of Birmingham, AL. Not only was it great to catch up (the last time I saw her I was still pregnant with Logan!) and talk photo “stuff” with someone as
obsessed passionate about photography as me, but we met up on the beach where Stephanie took some some photos of us. Yup, that’s right. US. The whole family. That means I’m actually in some photos! Crazy, huh? The boys were about as cooperative as usual (read: not cooperative at ALL) but it was so much fun and I can’t wait to see what Stephanie got!