Monday, August 30, 2010

Day 14

I had Ella for a few hours today. I have been wrestling with the idea of selling my paper craft things. Today, I was really glad that I still had them. It was actually the only thing in this house that I have that could entertain a 3 year old. She is such a pretty girl. I wish I would have had the time (and lighting) to go outside and take a billion picture of her, but I didn't. I did snap a few of her.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day 13

a sweet moment with Ricky and William


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day 12

One of the great things about doing family portraits is meeting really awesome people. I met the Clemmons family almost a year ago when I did some family photos for them at McKinabbey Monistary. Through Facebook Jess and I have become pretty good friends and she has been a great supporter of me as a photographer.

I adore her little girls and of course was glad to have the opportunity to attend the party for Elizabeth's 5th birthday. It was a lot of fun. I wanted to get a lot of GREAT pictures, but....well those were my intentions. It was quite a task though trying to snap candid shots of kids going 100 MPH on sugar highs while I had William in the sling sitting on my hip, swatting at the lens. It was quite an adventure.

This is not the what I would call the best picture of the day, but I just like this little daddy/daughter moment between Jay and Madeline.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Simply Adorable

He has handled being sick and teething so well this week.
Of course is fussy some and wanting a lot of comfort, but overall he is still just a joy. I put these pictures side by side because it really is a depiction of what he is like right now. You can really see in the picture on the right that he is not feeling too great, but right before that one was taken he was laughing in hysterics in the picture on the left.

Day 9

My sweetheart!

Day 8

Not only is he sick with some of kind of viral infection but he is also teething. So this has been a particularly difficult week. On top of that we are all sick. Me, Shea, Ricky and the baby....oh and did I mention that I started school this week too?! has been one insane week so far

Day 7 -

William was sitting on the couch by his daddy when I took this picture of his sweet little feet.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Day 6 Sick Day

Not a lot of picture taking going on around here. William and I are both sick right now. Coughing, runny noses, high fevers and etc. I have to admit that it is a bummer when you're sick as a mom. It's unlike my past "jobs" where I could call in and just stay in bed all day. There is none of that here. It is even harder since he is sick too.
We will get through it. I did snap a few of him today swinging. I am glad I still have it out for him. It has come in handy the last few days that he hasn't felt well.
Proof that even when he is sick, he still cute.

Day 5- Bonnie's Birthday

Today was Bonnie's birthday so I got to spend the day with her and the kids. It wasn't really planned ahead of time. But when I talked to her and she mentioned that she might make her homemade chicken and dumplings there was no question that William and me were on our way. It's a nice thought that you may get to sit and talk with a girlfirend for hours on end, but that is just not reality. With three little ones that is just not possible. We had a lot of fun though. Happy Birthday Bonnie! We had a great time.

This is the photo of the day. It's really not a great picture. But it really captures what I love the most about her. Ella is the spunkiest little thing I ever seen. She says the funniest things, keeping us in stitches all the time. They could do that show "Kids say the Darnedest Things" again with only her and they would have an entire season of material.

Friday, August 20, 2010

6 Month Cuteness

My of my, this is one cute baby.

At six months he is laughing, making raspberry noises, playing with his feet, sucking his toes, almost sitting up, and just being the cutest thing I have ever seen.
He is working on that crawling thing, not there yet. Dont worry I am not rushing him one bit.

Riverfront Park

I am so glad that we discovered this park.Photobucket
I miss the Blue River Trail so much. I walked that trail almost everyday. I love Charleston, but I haven't found any place that could compete with my trail. And with 2 giant dogs, having a great place to walk is kind of important.
We have been a couple of times this week so far. There is a board walk along the river, a playground, fountains for kids to play in (even furry kids) and there is a little dog park too. Not to mention the awesome view and shear beauty of the place. We just may have a new spot!! YAH!!

Photobucket Even the baby needs a little stroll in the evenings. What a stressful life he must have.



I had to throw these in. I just lose the moss covered trees.


This one is kind of wierd but it is the moss up close. Wierd but cool.

Day 4

This was taken at Riverfront Park. Angela came over, so we went for a walk together. There was only one poured down rain. We waited it out under some shelter for about 15 minutes. We had a great time, even thought we were a little wet.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 3

Nothing makes this baby happier than being naked!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day 2

We went to Riverfront Park today (more pictures to come). This is one of my favorites of William from today.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Turtle Face

PhotobucketI just can not resist this little face. We call it his "turtle face." He usually does it when he is playing, or just looking around. Maybe it is an expression of curiosity, or deep thought?

I cant believe I am trying to analyze the inner thoughts of a 5 month old. This is what it is......ONE STINKING CUTE BABY FACE!

Day 1

I thought of this idea a couple of weeks ago while taking pictures of William. People around here make fun of me all the time because this poor child is always having his picture taken. As I was looking through the lens I said to him "poor thing, everyday is a photo shoot." Then I started to think...what a great way to use this blog. The reason I like to blog is to document special days, moments, and milestones. Sometimes I feel as if I am the only one that even knows this blog is here, that doesn't bother me because I like knowing that it's here. I like to look back at this time last year, and see how different our lives look today. I especially like it as a way to document this precious time in my life.
I said all of that to say that I am starting a project. It is a photo a day project. I am going to post at least one photo from each day. I like the idea of being able to look back on an entire year and seeing what that days was like in our lives.
I have noticed also that since William was born my photography skills have improved. I would like to think it is because of how much he inspires me, and of course having a great subject helps too. But I think the real reason is because I am taking pictures ALL THE TIME! That is another reason for this project. I want to keep my "eye" for photos and creativity fresh. I also want to take a different look at the world around me.
Most people that do this call it Project365. I do need a name for it, but I am not set on using that one yet. I am thinking something like, Snapshots in Time....or Life Behind the Camera...Maternal Lens....I really don't know yet.

So here is the photo of the day. Day 1
My sweet dog Game. I actually think I yell at this dog more than anything. So moments like these when he is calm and best of all SLEEPING are priceless to me. He is usually in trouble for steeling food off the counter tops, barking for no reason, waking the baby when barking for no reason....I could go on and on. Despite all of the ways the he drives me crazy, like eating 3 breast pumps, an entire can of baby formula, countless baby bottles...and yes once he got into the diaper Gennie....oh there I go I was saying DESPITE all of these things, he was my first. My first dog (besides my evil cat that is no longer with us) he really is my first baby. I love you Gamey-Boy.


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bath Time with Ducky

William is really starting to enjoy bath time. He has a little seat that allows him to sit up. We have used it around the house and at the beach. I started using it to bathe him. He seems to enjoy it. It allows him to see his toes, and he loves that! He also really like his rubber ducky.




Sunday, August 8, 2010

Little Visitors

We have a little lake here in the neighborhood. It is probably annoying to a lot of people that the place is swarming with ducks and geese, but I actually really like it. I, especially love the mamas and their babies. They are so cute!

I have been watching this little family for a couple weeks now. Every time they are outside I want to run out and snap some pictures but it is never a good time.
This afternoon I was finally able to get some.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Last Saturday was such a nice day here. We finally got a break from this awful heat! I must add a little disclaimer to that statement; when I say break, that probably just means it was in the low 90's. Meaning you could walk outside and not break out in a sweat after 2 minutes. But we take what we can get here in the south. Since it was so nice I took William outside with the doggies.
I snapped a few pictures that I just cant resist posting.
This one is probably my favorite photo of the week!

Come on, even if you are not a dog lover, you gotta admit this is cute!

Game and his bear. That poor bear of his. It was actually a bear that was given to William. I had it put up for a while, but when Asher was here he wanted to play with it. Well, that is when Game claimed it! Now this bear is with him at all times! He is so cute with it, I just cant take it from him. I could do a post soley on him and this bear (but I wont).

I am really looking forward some nice fall weather! Actually, I would settle for days like these where I can go outside and not suffer a heat stroke.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Monday, I had the pleasure of spending some time with Aunt Theresa's son, Frankie and her grandson, Joshua. I had met them before, but it was at my wedding so that defiantly doesn't count. I love to hear her Josh stories, and hear all of the funny things that he says. Getting to see him again was a nice treat.

He is a beautiful child.
Theresa is a wonderful aunt to have but words cant describe what kind of grandmother she is! This little boy is her true delight in life.

It was a nice evening. We took a little walk down by the marsh.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

a new food group?

This has to be on the baby food chart that my pediatrician gave me.......


because it is the only thing he ever wants to eat. I'll have to check agian, maybe they are considered "finger foods."


I guess it's not the only thing he wants to eat.
He likes toes too.



Monday, August 2, 2010

There hasn't been a lot going on in the last week or so. But for some reason I feel like there is so much to post that I don't know where to begin. I guess it really was a crazy week. We started off the week with Ricky's bedroom floor flooding. And after 3 days of people in and out of the house we finally got the bottom of that problem.
I suppose that the reason I feel like there is so much to post is due to the amazing growth of William in the last 2 weeks.
I feel like there is so much to share about William(as always). This child is changing daily. Growing so fast! He is constantly making new discoveries. Life around here is much different as compared to a couple of months ago, even a couple of weeks ago.

It used to be all about feeding, changing and putting him down for naps. Now it is all about PLAYTIME!
He really likes to be on the floor with toys. A major development is that he started rolling from his back to his tummy. (videos to come)
It is really funny too to see how the dogs are starting to really notice him. Actually it is only Game that even cares about his existence.
He is really cute with. When William is playing on the floor, if Game is in the mood to play he will go find his teddy bear and push it against the baby, try to nudge him. Photobucket
Other times he comes over as close as a he can and lays down right beside him. He likes to sneak in a few kisses too.
This is definatley one of the funniest pictures from this week. I guess back time isnt just fun for babies.
On to more "playtime" news......
I mentioned to Shea last week that I thought William would enjoy a jumpy thing (cant think of the name). And Shea in all of his wonderfulness went out and got him one. He wasn't exactly convinced that William would even use....but William took care of that. We pulled one off the shelf in the middle of the store and put him in it. He went nuts!! So that was all the selling that Daddy needed. He will do anything to make that baby's face light up.
It has become the main source of entertainment around here. (for the grown-ups too)
The first night he had it, he played and jumped constantly, until he literally couldn't play anymore.
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