This little man is not so little. At Brig's 2 month appointment he weighed in at a scale tipping 14 lbs 7.5 oz. That is off the charts folks. Off the charts. He is also in the 95% for height. He's already in 6 month clothes and is starting to get too long for those as well. I hardly know what to do seeing as Eden is still wearing some 12 month clothes and she's 20 months old. Here's to loving the big/little man!
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Here are two shots of my kiddos that I touched up today. This was my first time using photoshop, so give me a little slack if they aren't great to you. I think they look amazing. Or maybe it's just that the kids are so cute I couldn't go wrong.
Also, I'm taking an online photography course right now so there are a few pictures that I wanted to post to keep myself accountable for my work. I haven't touched these ones up yet...that could take awhile. I was focusing on different perspectives in this shoot, not so much touching them up yet-so please enjoy them as such.
|Hiding perspective. Trying to convey the feeling that you are peeking in on a moment in a child's day without the child seeing you.|
|Another hidden perspective shot. I love this one. Yes, she really is as sweet as she appears on camera. I wish I had been a little more "hidden" to give the feeling that she couldn't see me.|
|Eden's dream chair. A seat just her size that also doubles as a peek-a-boo chair. What more could you want? (Eye level perspective)|
|Stacking cups. Lower perspective shot-depicting how grown up she felt at the moment.|
|Having a pretend drink. Higher perspective shot.|
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Parenting Lesson #1: If you walk into your 1 1/2 year old's room after her nap and see something that looks very much like pieces of chocolate covered raisins all over her bed, don't be fooled. It's not chocolate.
Once upon a time, I was single and newly married and the parent to a brand new baby, and I KNEW that somehow I could stop my child from doing gross things. Then I had a toddler. Part of the joy of motherhood is learning to take a deep breath when something like this happens and try REALLY hard not to think about how unhygienic and TOTALLY gross this is. Sometimes there is nothing you can do about a situation that your child has been in. You have to clean up and move on. Getting upset doesn't help anyone. Also, you learn to grab the camera first to capture the memory and to keep lots of air fresheners for moments like these.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Our life has sure changed a lot in a very short amount of time, and we feel so blessed to be a part of all the changes. Life is so good to us. We love our new home here in Utah and feel so grateful to have our job and our family close (Nathan's family is moving here in about a month!!!!!)