Monthly Archives: May 2008


This is Olivia and she turned two just a few days ago.


Oh-so-cute, she is.

Now, she may appear stationary in these photos, but I’m telling you, she was nothing but a blonde blur for the hour I was with her.


A very cute blonde blur.


And look at the complete and total toddler-ness of those feet.


Ah, to be two and have the world wrapped around your adorable little finger.

It’s a good life, I’m tellin’ ya.



I hope your Memorial Day was a good one. Maybe you visited the cemetery to remember a loved one, went camping, hit the lake, or just barbecued with friends and family.

We stayed closed to home this holiday weekend, but enjoyed some good family time together and some great food.


Homemade salsa.


Bacon cheeseburgers.


And, of course, s’mores.

This is the official start of summer.

And I don’t think I could be any more ready for sunblock, beach afternoons, and trips to Dairy Queen.

you’re fired, grumpy

My son turned 5 last week and one of his birthday party guests was nice enough to bring not only a gift for him, but a gift for my 2-year-old daughter as well.

It was a little Snow White doll:


The doll is quite cute and came with 2 outfits, (which isn’t surprising as Girl Toys go). My daughter likes to take off one outfit and put on the other. Snow White wears her swimsuit underneath.


But the 2-year-old discovered that Snow White’s hair is removable, too.


And she likes to put it back on Snow White’s head backwards.

Which gives the fairy tale princess a very Donald Trump-esque feel, if you ask me.


I kind of like it.

I don’t know what Prince Charming would think, though.

three days later

Isn’t amazing how much this little guy changed in just 3 days?


And I think he somehow got cuter.


I honestly, truly enjoyed the hour and a half that I got to spend with little Ayden and his Mom. Getting to hold that baby and getting to chit-chat with his mom about all of the insanely difficult and wonderful things about having a newborn … well, that was just a nice afternoon.


I have to include a couple of Ayden when he was less-than-happy, too.


One of my favorite photos of my own son is him at 2 weeks old, lying on a chair, crying his eyes out. Every time I look at that picture, I am reminded of those early days and how wonderful, hard, and surreal they were.

Little Ayden is right in that time and his family is going through all of that surreal-ness right now.


And it’s all just so amazing.


family of four

I’ve been trying to limit photos for a blog entry to just 3 or 4. But I have to break my own rule today because this family is so darn handsome:


And the part that’s even better?… They are every bit as happy and loving as they look.

Great parents and happy, incredibly adorable daughters:




Did I mention that they are happy?

And incredibly adorable?


And lastly, because I am a total sucker for a “family on the front step of their home” picture, I have to include this one:


See? I told you they were handsome.

more to come…

I had the awesome treat this weekend of getting to meet my friend’s new baby AND take some pictures of him at the hospital.

This is little Ayden at just six hours old and I defy you to find cuter newborn feet in the entire world:


Honestly, if that adorable baby boy doesn’t make your heart melt, then you and I just can’t be friends.

Also, my friend deserves some kind of bronzed award for letting people come and visit her so soon after the delivery. And I’m secretly kind of jealous of how awesome and glowing she looked after just finishing 11 hours of labor.

I get to see little Ayden again tomorrow to take a more complete set of photos, but I really just feel so lucky that I got to meet him on his very first day.

Welcome to the world, cutie pie. It’s bright, but I think you’re going to like it here.


(in the rocking chair with grandpa)


This is Mollie and I’m almost certain you can find her photo in the dictionary next to “gorgeous brown eyes as big as saucers.”



Those eyes.

I kid you not, as I was picking out photos to put in the gallery for her parents, it took all of my strength not to fill it entirely with close-ups of her face. I had to use 2 hands to guide the mouse away from dragging in more close-ups.

Mollie loves pink and princesses and tea parties; she is as cute as can be.


She is also going to be a big sister any day now!

If I’m lucky, I may get to take pictures of her parents’ new baby, too. I’ll try to contain myself, though, and not take 500 close-ups of his presumably inherited eyes-of-gorgeousness.