Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

No words today, just photos of my little ones.
Ok, just one, or err.... a few words. Rylie says "HO HO HO!"











Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Just one

Just one to share right now, because I am lovin' this photo so much. And to keep my promise to family of sharing  more pictures of the baby. Leaving you with another promise to post a whole lot more. Now off to cook dinner.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"E" Family again....

"Why does Rylie get up so much at night?" That's what Jerry asked me one night. I just looked at him for a moment and then I explained (again) that baby's get up every 2-3 hours because they have to eat. Now, mind you, this is not the first time he has asked me this. I remember when Ariel was still a baby, that while watching television one night, we saw a commercial (can't really remember it now) with two exhausted new parents and a wide awake baby. And Jerry leans over to me and says, "I'm glad Ariel never got up at night." I look at him and say, "No, you never woke up at night."

I have no idea where his amnesia comes from. Especially, since with Cailin I worked night shift, which means that he actually had to get up with her and didn't just let her starve. Now, because of recent conversations, I hope the latter didn't happen.

Now, I remember the sleep-broken nights, but I never remember the exhaustion that comes with it. My little baby is up every 2-3 hours at night and sometimes just won't go back to sleep. We have been up tonight at midnight, 2, and 5am. Now, it is after 6 and she is still up. It's times like this that I wish Dad's could be the one to nurse the infant. After all, we have to carry the baby and endure the labor and delivery. What do you think?

 It's not often that you meet a whole family that you can be friends with. Someone that you trust with your kids and that's a big one for me.We have the luck of living next door to this awesome family. Dad is handy around the house, just like Jerry and doesn't hesitate to lend a helping hand. And we are made extra lucky with the fact that Mom, runs an in-home daycare. I mean how great is that, to be able to drop your kids off next door. AND my daughters absolutely love it over there.
Meet the "E" family. They were real troopers because it was cold on this day. We were down on the beach with the wind blowing and the sun shying away from it's job.

They were even game for walking along the beach.

Hands inside the shirt but no teeth chattering. Ha!

After a while, the boys didn't even mind. We did though, as it took so minor pleading for Dad to get out of the car again.

You can barely tell here but, Little J just lost his first tooth at the bottom.

I love this little fellow's facial expressions.

I don't know why, but this photo makes me all warm and fuzzy. And look at those eye lashes!

And those round jaws. But it doesn't compare to the jaws of last year.

I had just finished a class on lighting last year and look who let me come into their house, with all my stuff, and rearrange their furniture to take Christmas pictures last year. This is my favorite of this little guy from last time.

And this was my absolute favorite of the session. He did this pose all by himself.

Once we were done at the beach, Mom and I walked laughing and talking back to the car. And the boys ran along without us.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

"E" Family

I got to hang out with this special family this weekend. The Mom finally talked the Dad into a photo session at the beach. And it had to be the coldest day in Florida :)! Don't let the brightness of the sun fool you. the sun was definitely not doing his job. It was long pants and sweaters cold and my gloveless hands were numb and tingly.

Anyway this was Mom's suggestion for a shot and as I was browsing the photos, I knew this was one that I really liked. More of the "E" family soon......

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


This was the easiest delivery ever for me. We arrived at the hospital about 9:30pm. I had an epidural about an hour later, which made my legs feel like concrete, but took all the pain away. I slept off and on until about 3:30am. Then I was awaken by an intense pressure and the urge to push. I pushed about 3-4 times and she was out! The story takes another turn when I get home and have to take care of a newborn and a toddler while healing from the delivery. I have had lots of help from my mother, neighbor, and a family friend. Still the road is quite twisty.
She came out so cheesy.


See! Look at those eyes and she was just minutes old.

Snug as a bug.


Daddy and daughter meet. This is Jerry's first delivery that he got to see all the way through. Why? With our oldest, I had a c-section. and when the spinal didn't take they put me asleep in the O.R. and kicked him out. Next, with our second, I waited too long to get to the hospital. The delivery team met me in the E.R. and by the time he parked and came in she was out. So this delivery was a special treat. He got to see everything....ha!

In case you're looking for a photographer to document your own special delivery. Contact me, I would love to do that for you!

All bundled and coming to meet Momma.

Look at that belly button!

Always alert and ready to eat.


You know, when you look at newborn photography? And the photographer gets all the nice, sleepy, and curled shots. Not this baby! When I say she made me work for every shot that's what I mean. I had to nurse, cuddle, an hold her for every position change. We couldn't use about 10 blankets. They were ruined by poop, pee, and spit-up x10.

My own little tooshie time.


Not yet.




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