Archive for the ‘Motherhood’ Category

June 10 – the effects of food on sleep

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

This is what happens when you stuff a baby full of formula.



And this is what happens when you stuff a four year old with brownies before bedtime.



Look and learn people. Formula good. Brownies bad.

June 8 – Baa baa naa nah phone (or something like that)

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Coming up with fascinating ways to photograph my children is already becoming difficult, but I’ll still try. As they get older I’m sure they’ll supply an endless amount of photo moments, but until then I’ll make stuff up.

The first one’s Jack on his banana phone and the rest are proof that at one point he loved his sister.




I’m bummed because I like these last two, but they focused on Leila’s feet and not their faces. Jack and Leila move so much that I needed to take the photos quickly, but obviously this was a little too quickly.



June 7 – Sleeping places

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

We went to Fairport Canal Days today and we did a ton of walking… at least it felt that way. If I didn’t have family to help corral Jack, I don’t know what I would have done. Anyway, since I was carrying Leila in her sack, I really couldn’t take pictures, and by the time we came home and ate dinner, we were all completely out (the beer didn’t hurt either). Tonight I give you sleeping places! These photos aren’t nearly as good as some of the other ones because I just used the point and shoot because it was faster than the SLR (sorry Jeff). BTW, the blanket surrounding Leila isn’t actually where she sleeps. I know better than to put blankets on her bed. We actually have something that sits in the middle of the bed that she sleeps in… for now. I can’t wait to have more space in the bed again. Of course, I also can’t wait until she sleeps through the night.




A couple things of note about the Jack pictures:
1) The smallest crocodile was a big brother gift from one of my lovely co-workers. He calls that one “Martin Toody”. Please don’t ask me why. I have no idea what goes on in the mind of a four year old boy. I think the big long one’s name is Frank, but I could be mistaken. My husband would know.
2) Yes, that purple is the color of his room. His favorite color is purple and we let him choose what color he wanted.
That’s my son for you. Two of his favorite things are purple and crocodiles. Who am I to judge?



June 5 – In a fish’s eye

Friday, June 5th, 2009

I spent a bit of time today with Leila just watching her and taking pictures. The lighting was nice and she kept her eyes on me for a while, so it was really hard to chose just a couple (obviously). Jeff will no doubt tease me for using so many, but pish posh. There are a couple that I took using a fish eye, witch should be fairly obvious. 🙂








These Jack pictures were all taken with the fisheye lens. In the second photo, Jeff thinks that Jack looks like he’s had one too many drinks.




June 3 – Singing Fruit

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I can’t wait until Leila’s a bit less of a lump. An adorable lump, but a lump none the less.



Jack, on the other hand, is a blast. 🙂




June 3 – sleeping and waking

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

You’d think that by the pictures all Leila does is sleep. However, according to the book Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Baby? by Barney Saltzberg, all they do is sleep, drink, pee, poop and cry. He did forget that they also puke when they try and eat too much and they want to be held constantly. Anyway, looking at these photos, you’d think that Leila sleeps all the time, but you’d be mistaken.

See what I mean?



Jack looks good in front of green…



June 2 – Footsies and more

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Jeff hates feet, but oh well. Baby feet are adorable and they’re only little for so long. I was only going to pick two (one of each kid) for each day, but I’ve already decide to nix that idea. I found a couple that I really liked, so there you go.



Here are a couple others that I liked.



June 1 – day one!

Monday, June 1st, 2009

I have a couple of Jack in the boppy pillow, so I thought I would take some of Leila in the boppy.

Jack is such a clown, I thought this was a perfect one to start with. 🙂

New blog idea…

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

So you know me. Big ideas that end up in what Jack calls, “butt burps”. As I was looking at Leila a couple of days ago, I realized that she’s already changing. Soon her little baby fur will disappear. Her squishy, or as one of my librarian friends says “Mr. Magoo face” face will disappear. Then I took a look at Jack and realized, he’s HUGE! How did the time fly by? I also realized that I have a perfectly good SLR that I don’t use, and why not try and put it to use?
Therefor my blog will be generally a photo blog now. I may occasionally post interesting tidbits, but mostly it’ll be photos of my adorable kids. It’ll only take a couple minutes a day and then when my kids are all growed up, they can’t say that I didn’t do anything for them when they were little.
I hope that I can keep this up… I think it’ll be fun and I think that when my kids are older, they might appreciate it.
Wish me luck!

Sensation #3

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

The absolute cold sweat of fear and dread you get when you find out that the reason your three year old son is soaking wet is because he fell into a pool while you were watching other people’s children (not that it makes a difference, but I think there were seven of them).

Needless to say, Jack is getting swimming lessons Mondays in September and October.