Friday, September 25, 2009

Lucky to be me...

Song of the day: Lucky to Be Me by Amel Larrieux

Today is a very special day. Today, the love of my life turns three years old. It still takes me a minute to wrap my brain around the idea that I'm mommy to a three year old. More than that is that I'm mommy to an amazing little girl! She is smart, beautiful, thoughtful, caring, energetic, ambitious, adventurous, sweet, and absofrickinlutely hilarious! She loves to run, jump, and climb on any and everything; she makes up her own songs; she does Conan O'Brien impressions; she loves to dance (especially when SYTYCD is on); she loves when we play No Doubt, Black Eye Peas (clean, of course), Kings of Leon, and Jason Mraz; she "reads" books to us, but that usually means making up her own version of the story, making it so much funnier; she likes to hide and try to scare you when you come around the corner; she loves The Fresh Beat Band (hey...her taste can't be perfect at 3. lol); she will comfort you when you're sad; she loves the guess what/chicken butt joke and cracks up every time; she'll randomly come up to me, grab my face to make me look at her, and say, "mama...I love you" and proceed to give me the biggest kiss and hug.

*sigh* I really love being this little girl's mom.

The day she was born

Here she is...making up another song. :)

Happy birthday Beans! Mommy and daddy love you so very much!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Prima ballerina...

Yesterday we took our daughter to her very first ballet class. She has been excited beyond measure about this class since I registered her for it over a month ago. She has even been known to break into dance in the middle of a Red Lobster, telling everyone she was doing her ballet - true story. So the day finally comes, we get to the class, and what does she do? She attempts to take over instructing it! LOL For anyone who knows me, especially the child version of myself, you know that this just more proof that Beans is totally my kid! All the other little girls in class are pointing their toes on cue, eyes filled with awe and fixated on the instructor. My, my kid is the only kid escaping the mirror and bar and doing HER ballet. I have to commend the instructor - she has FAR more patience than I do and every time (there were many) Beans strayed, she gently got her back in line and least for a good minute or two. Honestly, for a few moments I was a little embarrassed, thinking that the instructor and/or the other parents may think my kid doesn't know how to listen. But when I focused on the pure delight that was exuding from the HUGE smile on my little girl's face; when I thought about the fact that she is, even at two (almost three) years old her own person and completely comfortable in her skin; that embarrassment quickly disappeared and my smile and my heart were as big as my daughter's smile. Yet another joyful moment being this little girl's mother. There is more to come on the topic of joy as we celebrate her third year of life this Friday. Until then, I leave you with a couple of photos from yesterday's joy...

Doing her own thing...

There's that pure delight!

Getting her sticker for finishing her first class!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Two weeks old...

You all met Sophia and Steve a couple of months ago when I did their maternity session. Well, two weeks ago they welcomed little Christian into the world and let me tell you he is just the most adorable little boy with killer eyes! Christian was such an easy model, too. Such a sweet, calm little guy who was super patient with me and my big camera in his face. The hardest part about photographing him was resisting the urge to put my camera down and just sit there and "ooh" and "ahh" over him! :)

Just look at that head FULL of hair!

Cute little piggies...

Teaching him early - Mac is the way to go! ;)

Christian and his beautiful mama

Mr. GQ!

Sophia and Steve, congratulations again and welcome to the parenting club! You're going to LOVE the ride!

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I say it time and time again, but it just happens to be a very true story: I get to shoot the cutest kids ever! Little miss Samantha just turned a year old and she is just a little doll. From her sweet grin to her adorable little just-learning-to-walk waddle, she is a little ball of perfection. Which should be a surprise to no one considering what a beautiful couple of parents she has! ;) Just scroll down and take a'll see what I'm talking about!

First of all - look at the lashes on this girl! Amazing, right?

Icing on the cake was getting to see daddy's firetruck live and up close!

Her favorite toy garnered the biggest smiles!

Isn't she just gorgeous?

That's the end!

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