Friday, February 26, 2010

Another Elijah

I spent some time yesterday afternoon taking pics of Elijah! He is the sweetest little guy...although, he's really not so little! He's getting so big.

It was a difficult day as far as lighting goes, but we figured we would go for it anyway. We found a few spots with decent light inside and then we braved the rain/ snow/sleet mixture for a few minutes to get some outside pics. I can't wait until spring and nice weather to do another shoot! Elijah was a good boy, even though he is clearly not fond of the camera. He was slightly entertained by my boys though!

I will post a few here, but of course, the rest are on smugmug in the 'children' gallery, under Elijah C!

And a few black and white edits as well as some texture:)

Monday, February 15, 2010

A surprise delivery!

Josh surprised me by having roses sent to the house on Friday...with a sweet card:) He's the best husband ever.

Story Boards

Endless fun!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sweet Baby Emma

We have had the opportunity to spend the weekend with some long time (and long lost!) friends. They have a sweet baby Girl who was born a few weeks premature back in September. They have a healthy little girl despite her being a bit early but she sure is a peanut!

Of course, we took some time to snap a few pictures this morning and hopefully there will be more to come. These are a few of my faves from today.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Some new, some old.

This is nothing but a random post of pictures that I've been working with lately. A few winter scenes, a few of the kids and a few of some milk weeds taken last October at the request of my mom:)

No particular order...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Meeper!

Today, my sweet little boy Ethan turns SEVEN! I can hardly believe that my kids are getting so old. We started his celebration today the same way we start every birthday morning...with breakfast in bed. Ethan brought some snacks to share at school today (and yes, I stopped at Hannaford on the way to pick them up because I am so not organized enough to have made something homemade!)....then, I will be picking him and a few of his friends up from school and they will come home play here for a while, have some cake and eat pizza...then we are going to join with the Friends group and Youth Group for a skating party! It just so happened that this was planned on the day of his birthday so it works out well for me!

Mr. Ethan is doing well. He is surprising us all at school. He is already in the reading level he's supposed to be at by the end of the year, he got all "m"s (mastered) on his assessment and he got a 97% on his math assessment. Also, he is working through the 2nd grade spelling list already! He loves being able to read and particularly loves the "Cam Jansen" series.

He, of course, still LOVES video games (not sure where he gets that!)...and can contend with 'the best of 'em' on any game.

Poor Ethan has still not lost a single tooth! He is 7 years old and nothing is even starting to wiggle! I'm starting to think that Luke will lose a tooth before him. I am just envisioning Ethan being the only kid without teeth...while the rest of his friends have already gotten their permanent teeth. I suppose there is hope that when it happens they will just all fall out and grow back in very quickly! He is getting anxious about it I think.

Overall Ethan is a real sweet boy. He is quiet and cautious when he first meets someone, but if you give him time you find that he is a crazy, silly boy who will do anything for a laugh.

I will be sure to take lots of pics at his party today, but until then here is one from his breakfast in bed.

As you can see...there is some texture in this photo. The reason for this is because I finally purchased photoshop cs4!!!! You have no idea how excited I am about this! (or maybe you do?!) I have been holding out, knowing that I wanted this particular program. I have spent the last few weeks saving up the money I make babysitting Elijah AND my mom decided (out of the blue) to kick in a chunk of cash to my cause. There is SO much to learn and the picture above is my first attempt at any texturing. I can't wait until a year from now..when I have learned much more and I look back at this picture and hate it! For my first attempt...I kinda like it:)

I have been spending the last few days trying hard not to spend all day messing and learning about has been a struggle (and if you walked in my house today this would be clear to you..ha!). ...the options and creative capabilities are ENDLESS :)