Monthly Archives: May 2010

a super baby

Little Miss Finley is 6 months old.  But she has been sitting up since she was 5 months old.

I can’t prove it, but I think she might be a Super Baby in disguise.

In veeerrrrry cute disguise…


(does that petittskirt not make you just want to keel over from the cuteness?)

Finley came to her session with her doting Dad…


… a few extremely cute outfits …



… and her brother and cousins in tow.


If I had to pick her chief Super Baby Power, I’d say it’s definitely wrapping everyone around her cute, little finger.



just a couple (literally)

I’m putting my photo editing on hold over the long holiday weekend, but I have to quick share one image.

At the end of this family’s session, I asked the mom and dad if I could take a picture of just the two of them … and wow, am I glad I did:


Attractive much? …  jeez louise!

You’ll be happy to know that they are both as nice and funny as they are handsome and perfectly cute together.

So, if you do the math, that means they are very nice and very funny.

four + six = perfect ten

I happen to know this 4-year-old and 6-year-old personally.


And they are good, good kids.

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Full of spunk and personality.

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I couldn’t have asked for more cooperative, game-for-anything kids during our session.  Thanks you two!

in random news…

Okay, I just got home from a session to quick dump my images onto my PC and put my gear away before running out again.

But I had to quick show these two pics:


These were our last two images of the morning — shortly after this sweetie pie made an outfit change — and they totally stuck out from the others as I saw them loading on the PC.

You wanna know why?

Because I just watched the movie My Girl* on TV last night and I love the Vada Sultenfuss character in that movie.  I was 14 years old when that movie came out and I wished I was Vada Sultenfuss.  Badly.

And now, doesn’t this cutie-pie remind you of Vada in the movie?  With the sunny blonde hair and the funky clothes and the sweet, sweet face?

She totally does.

I love it.

*My Girl ranks in my top 10 of  “always makes me cry” movies, by the way.  It’s a short list that includes the likes of Steel Magnolias, Forrest Gump, and The Notebook.  I can’t watch any of those movies without a little stack of Kleenex next to me on the couch.

Link to (later) full session post here.

let them eat cake

Youzers, May is a busy month at our house.

But in the good way.

My older kiddo (also known as the Toothless Wonder)…


… he turned seven (and that is lemonade he’s drinking, calm down).

Did you hear me?  I said he turned SEVEN.

That is halfway to 14, people.

Where are my smelling salts?… someone go get my smelling salts.

We had a great weekend celebrating his seven-ness and I am looking forward to a new year of hanging out with this funny, smart, sweet little kid.  Er, big kid, I guess I should say.


He’s a keeper, I’ll tell you that.

(love that my husband is rockin’ the Def Leppard t-shirt in the background of that pic)

So now, speaking of my husband, he ALSO had a birthday this month.  And he turned thirty-something-something-cough-ahem-you’re-trailing-off…

He loves chocolate cake, so to help celebrate, I ordered him a Chocolate Bavarian Cream cake from Wuollet Bakery.


Which I then had to hide in the fridge for a day.  Not an easy task.

“Didn’t you hide a cake in the fridge a couple of years ago?” you may ask.

Well, yes.

Yes I did.

We like cake over here, what can I say.

And sometimes I run out of original ideas.

That’s the other thing.

Anyway, my husband’s birthday was very fun and the cake turned out to be delicious.


And I can’t complain that one of the side benefits of the Fridge Surprise Cake Hiding Activity is that I always end up getting to partake in the tastiness.

That may or may not be a premeditated thing.

word to your mother

Just a quick note this morning to say Happy Mother’s Day!

And to honor the day, here is a pic of me doling out a little Tickle Torture to our younger child.


(photos taken by my wonderfully awesome husband)


To my mom, my sister, my good friends, and all of the woman who hold the wonderful, frustrating, humbling, insane position of “mom” — I hope you have a truly wonderful day.

sam’s 1st

If you can believe it, this adorable little baby that you saw last year just turned one:

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And he’s still just as adorable.

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Although we were mostly aiming for pictures of Sam for his 1st birthday, we also got some of his older brother (we can see here that adorable-ness runs in the family, yes?)…

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…and the boys together:

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Love the look on big brother’s face here:

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Speaking of adorable-ness running in the family…

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It’s unfair for one family to be so good looking, if you ask me.  The only thing that keeps me from being upset about it is that I happen to know this family personally and they are about as nice as they come.

And could the mom BE any more gorgeous in this picture?:

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Honestly.  That picture just kills me.  I love it.

Happy 1st birthday, Sam.

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You’re such a lucky boy to grow up in such a beautiful, awesome family.  And they are lucky to have such a sweet little guy be a part of it.

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