Tuesday, September 27, 2011

San Diego & life update

I think it's time to post some pictures of our family and what we are up too, don't you think!?!?!  Well we took a family trip to San Diego about 2 weeks ago.  This was our first trip as a family with no extra hands from grandparents or family that normally go with us when we take trips.  It was fun taking Madison on the airplane, because it was her first experience of one that she actually knew what was going on.  She was 3 months old last time she flew.  Thank God the flight there is only 1 1/2 hrs long, I don't think I could handle any longer with kids.  Props to you moms who do longer and by yourself!  I could never!  Anyways over all, this was a really hard on David and I with the kids.  Between nap time and bedtime and having a cranky 3 year old, and a 9 month old who just wanted to crawl everywhere it was extremely exhausting and not much of a vacation.  David and I already have a getaway with out kids planned up in our head, as soon as Mackenzie is done nursing.  I love my kids to death but I am not ready to do that again for a long time!

We did take Madison to The Children's museum while we were there, and it was pretty much the greatest thing we did while we were down there.  I think we spent like 4 hours there just letting Madison run around doing all kinds of fun activities.  She was in HEAVEN!  I really wish Redding had something like this place, because I would be living there with my kids.  She also had a blast playing on the beach, which we for sure need to do more of with her!

We were able to see friend and family while we were down there which was really nice.  Also my friend/hairstylist got married while we were there.  It was a beautiful wedding.  I wish we had more time to visit more with our friends and do more fun things, but at the same time I was ready to come home.

David has been LOVING his job.  It makes me so happy to see him love what he does.  He comes home by 4:30 everyday, and has the weekends off, benefits, and paid vacation!  Seriously awesome job.  He is down in Monterey right now attending a conference for work.  Yup, he's living it up down there with out me :(

Madison started preschool last month!!!!!  My baby is growing up so fast.  She is really exhausting right now because we are dealing with a lot of whining.  That is one thing I can't stand!  But other than that she is such a great girl, with such a great heart!

Mackenzie is almost 10 months old, has 8 teeth, 4 on top and 4 on bottom!  She is cruising the furniture and standing a few seconds by her self.  Madison was walking at 10 1/2 months so I am interested to see if she will do it by then.  She is such a great sleeper!  I love being able to lay her down wide awake and have her fall sleep all by herself.  Madison was quite the opposite!

Well as for me, I have been busy with my photography.  David just picked me up the 5D mark1!!!  Pretty excited to start playing with it! I am also busy being a mommy to these amazing little girls.  It's crazy how at the end of the day I feel like I have done a full on work out.  But no all I do is lift a 21lb baby probably 25 times a day, then a toddler (35lbs) about 5.  I don't think there is enough time in a day for mommy to have quiet time herself.  That is why my kids are in bed by 7:30 and I stay up till 12am!  Even then that's not long enough for me!

Her favorite book right now with Mr. Lorax himself 

Auntie Love

Playing with clay

Playing with the paper airplane she made.

She makes this face all the time.

This kid is honest, and I love it!

First time meeting my friend Renae's baby Kinsley.

Joanna you were a beautiful bride!

Joanna's wedding in San Diego.

Michelle was in the Wedding.  Beautiful as always :)

We got to see Brett, Emily and North!  So fun!
Bekah at 27 weeks i think???  She's so cute!  Due Nov 29th

Hoping it won't be so long before I write again! :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Foster boys

So it's been forever since I have blogged.  I'm so bad at keep up with it, but it's time to start back up.  A lot of people have been asking me to take their pictures so I decided to start posting the shoots I've done.  My friend Melissa asked me to take Bren's 8 month old picture, and of course I said yes. I asked her to bring Landon along as well so we could get some brotherly love.  Could these two boys be any cuter?!?!?!  Seriously, they both have eyes that photographers dream of capturing.  I love taking pictures of kids!  Sometimes it's hard work to get them to smile or you have to chase them around to get a good candid picture.  Landon and Bren were seriously so easy we got the whole shoot done in 30 mins!  I think it was probably the fastest shoot I've done yet!  Thank you Travis and Melissa for letting me capture your wonderful boys!