Archive for August, 2009

Jonah Harrison – 8 Months Big

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

This is going by entirely too fast for me…why can’t they slow “growing up” down??

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Some of my favorite (and not so favorite) things about little Jonah at 8 months…

  • the back of his head, see his hair and that little duck tail? I could kiss it like 100 times a day.
  • he could make rasberries all day long
  • Has 3 teeth, grew them in like 2 weeks it seems…we’re finally back to sleeping through the night
  • used those new chompers this week to try eating a bug…aaaccckkkkk!!! (he spit it out thankfully)
  • besides bugs and anything he can put in his mouth he does like eating
  • he loves it when anyone puts on glasses or sunglasses, he just cracks up
  • dances when music comes on
  • he will grab a blanket and lay his head down, snuggle up and say..”aaahhhhhhhhhh”
  • crawls everywhere and is cruzing…speaking of cruzing…

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we traded in his bouncer seat and swing for a new car…he thinks he is pretty cool stuf in his new car…if you don’t push it fast enough he will try to make it go on his own.

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this is his girlfriend, she is a Dr….he has high standards 🙂

for Jonahs 8th month birthday we headed over to Meme’s (my Mom’s) neighborhood for a little trip to the park to feed the ducks and a little picnic breakfast.

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he wasn’t too sure about those hungry birds, he kept checking to see where I was

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among the ducks and turtles was this little dude…
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we played a little peak-a-boo…

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he loves the park now, especially the swings, he is such a big boy…I’m pretty sure he believes he is just as big as his brothers

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he has amazing brothers,

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and a pretty cool Meme too

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this was his expression when we sat him down in the grass

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it was a great day to be 8 months, 5, or any age above…love you family

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5 days strong Kindergarten

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
Having Kindergarteners can make you feel old. HOW did they grow up so fast? Overnight they went from this

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to this

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my funny little men, you tell them to smile and they give you a silly smirk. The first day of school went great, as did the next 3. The boys love their teachers, they are in different classes this year and it is working out great. They miss each other but are doing well.

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my little Logan…who is not so little anymore told his teacher she looked like his Grandma which is a pretty big compliment coming from him.

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Isaac loves all his friends in his class, his same running buddies as last year. They are going to have a blast

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And as for the little man and myself, we stay busy at home. Reading, playing, bath time, music time and ofcourse nap time which he seems to take a little longer one now that the house is SO quiet. And no, he is not trying to keep up with the trend to wear your pants low here. Jonah is tall and thin like his brothers. His pants hardly stay up.

Is it time to pick the boys up from school yet??????
I miss them.

Thunder Bolts and Lightning

Monday, August 24th, 2009
Very very frightning indeed. Not the best idea to walk outside in the middle of a lightning storm with your metal tripod but I did it anyway. I took seven shots, this was the last one. It pretty much scared me back into the house since it was right above my head, I have never seen lightning so close before but the really cool thing is that I actually caught it! Bad location on my front porch…oh well better planning next time.

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Camera Fun with Light Painting

Saturday, August 15th, 2009
Well it is all camera fun to me. I love my camera…moment of silence for the love of my camera………….ok.

Now I guess it is really also the love of light. When I started taking photos I really started to notice the most important thing about photography…Light.

How it falls, how bright it is, how dim it is.

so the other night durring my 2am photo shoot with Harry’s jeep I was playing with light…a flash light

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SS 12, f 4.5, 250 ISO, 17 MM

I set my camera on my tripod (this won’t work without one) and set a long shutter speed and I “painted” the edge of the jeep with the flashlight only.

I am actually in this picture but because I was running as fast as I could and no light was actually shining on me, I don’t appear in the exposure.
This works really cool with colored LED lights too the camera just soaks up the light.
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SS 21, f2.8, 250 ISO, 17MM

the next night Harry tried his hand at a little light painting too…can you see his feet in three different places spelling his name? Every thing that has light falling on it will illuminate.

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SS 21, f2.8, 250 ISO, 17MM

abstract or flying ghost?

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SS 21, f2.8, 250 ISO, 17MM

a car ofcourse, nothing in our house is complete without something with wheels..

So go grab your camera, tripod and a flash light and get creative! I would love to see what you come up with, I’ll even post your photos if you wish. Happy Shooting!

Sock Monkeys, Fire extinguishers & roses

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
….have nothing in common unless your celebrating someone’s birthday!

We celebrated my dear friend Carla’s birthday yesterday at my home with a little birthday lunch…

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I pulled out my Great-Grandmother’s pink flower china and added a little zebra print to the mix for a little sass. I’m sure my Great Grandmother would think it rocked her china as well.

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And just because you get older doesn’t mean you have to act your age. So the girls and I jumped into my improv photo booth for a few birthday shots. We laughed our butts off coming up with different things to do, like spooning, throwing confetti, keeping the fire department on call for the candles and monkey’s on our backs.

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Happy Birthday my friend, and thanks for always being there for me! love you!

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for the love of the jeep..

Sunday, August 9th, 2009
and my love for Harry

thanks for all your help today

it was yet another, perfectly, wonderful, crazy day

here is a little gift for you from me, ok it is almost 2:30 AM time to put the camera away 🙂

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((fyi….no this is NOT Photoshopped)) however if you would like to know how it is done just leave a comment and I’ll fill you in!

Smash Cake Part II

Friday, August 7th, 2009
Do you think it would be acceptable to do this for myself for my next birthday?

Kidding

ok…I’m not kidding but I will spare you the blog post on it

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Little D your growing up entirely too fast…

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you are such a cool little dude and I’m so glad were friends.

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Sneek Peek – 1 Year old…

Friday, August 7th, 2009

so cute, so fun, so many more to come…

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Albuquerque Part II

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

So what is the first thing you think of when I say New Mexico?

Indians?

Desert?

Mountains?

Ocean life? Yep, me too.

ok not really but we took an afternoon to visit the local aquarium.

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Jonah was looking out of whales…

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what a great smile!

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This is my father-in-law feeding the fish.

just kidding

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My niece, a funny, sweet, princess loving, very smart little girl. Everytime Grandpa got lost she reminded him that he needed his map.

She loved getting her picture taken too. It was no problem getting her to pose for me.

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but she especially loved sticking her tounge out at me then running over to see the results of her funny face on the review screen on my camera…

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my boys miss their cousins terribly, they talk about them everyday.

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This is my other sweet little niece, she was not as impressed with my camera. Guess it doesn’t compete when Grandma is around
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Land of Enchantment…

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
New Mexico that is, here are a few photos from our trip last weekend, at the top of Sandia Peak. Harry was too excited when we went to rent a car and they had non other but a four door white Jeep almost like our Jeep at home. I guess there really is no other way to climb a mountain by car other than in a Jeep with the top down. Word to the wise (which I was not) wear sunscreen, lots of it too.

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This spot was so cool but it REALLY freaked me out, I just knew one of my kids was going to slip and fall, there were no guard rails to save you…still freaks me out.

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and our family photo on the mountain..

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