I have been spending much of my free time working on my photography. It makes me so happy to catch beautiful images of children. I am so lucky to have friends that allow me to chase their children around with my camera for practice! My hope is to focus on candid photography with natural light. The following pictures are all natural light, yeah, it is a work in progress. The two babies are from our playgroup, "thanks guys!"
I had a blast taking the pictures of Blake because she refused to smile. I told her that no matter what, she was not to smile. You all know that telling her that made her smile, a little Mommy trick to add to my bag.
I rocked Josie to sleep tonight and I felt very sad that she is growing up so fast. I always tell my friends I wish I could freeze her. She is a wonderful baby with an amazing personality. I took 80 pictures of her the other day and not one smile. She is very happy but lets you know with her voice. I told Blake I would pay her $1.00 if she could make Josie smile. The picture will show you that Blake made her smile, she's a smart one, and $1.00 richer. At nine months Josie weighed in at about 17.6 pounds. Her favorite acitivies include playing the piano, putting dangerous objects in her mouth, visiting with Chance, attempting to climb the stairs, reading her baby books with the family, rolling around with Blake, and hanging out on my hip. What can I say, I'm in love!!! When I was pregnant people told me that I would love Josie as much as I love Blake, and at the time I could not imagine, but they were right.
This summer has gone way too fast. We had what I will call a memorable vacation to Chincoteague, Virginia, Ocean City, Maryland, then Williamsburg, Virginia. Our poor Josie was the first to be sick followed by Blake. Poor Blake's body decided to play a mean joke on her and cursed her body with a high temperature the entire vacation with the exception of the last day. The good new was she was able to spend quality time with her Mom Mom who played nurse the entire weekend and luckily is a nurse by profession. I'm sure Blake was her best patient!
Our top ten of our vacation moments include:
Mr. Whippies Ice Cream Spot in Chincoteague
The Fractured Prune in Ocean City
Spotting what we believed to be a shark outside Matt's parents place. Our own "Shark Week"
Playing at the beach with grand parents
Hanging out in the hot tub, which we kept luke warm to accomidate the kids
Trying to consume ice cream each day for two weeks
Coming home and jumping on the scale, oh no!!!
Playing gestures with family, our stomach hurt the next day from laughing so much.