first photoshoot

Since I keep getting asked by multiple people when I'm going to post the pictures I took of Merranda's little guy, ask no more!  I was nervous, but I had a lot of fun.  He was feeling a little under the weather, but he sure lit up for his brother when he was around!  It is definitely a lot different taking pictures for someone else since I'm limited by time.  When I do a photoshoot for my kids, it usually spans a few days because I keep trying to get the right shot, or I want to do a clothes change but know that they are already getting fed up with the picture taking.  Little O was quite a trooper and handled all the changes very well when we moved him from place to place. 

{Thanks again, Merranda, for letting me take pictures of your little guy!  I really appreciate it!}


Addyson's first time in the hot tub.

catch-up post

I, for one, am happy that it's Friday.  I am looking forward to some relaxation and some normal time.  After Belle got sick with a fever, Grahm ended up getting the same thing two nights ago and yesterday.  I feel so bad when the kids don't feel good.  It's no fun being sick.  (I just hope we never, ever have a repeat of our summer flu that ran through the house one person at a time.  Now that was no fun for anyone.  The only person that was spared was Addyson.)  While Grahm was zonked out in the middle of the day, Casey took the opportunity to play with no one pestering him.  And of course, he had to play on Grahm's bed while he's sleeping on it.

Yesterday, I was outside taking a picture of this really gross and enormous spider.  
On my way back in the house, Casey was looking at me.  So, I thought I'd take a picture of him since he was looking so cute in his overalls.  
Big mistake!  After looking at the picture, I realized how disgusting the door is.  Now I suppose I'll add that to my to-do list for this weekend.  Not that it will probably get done.  *grin*  However, I'll take this dirty door over this any day!  (My dresser is starting to look like that, but I usually get it all cleared off by the end of the weekend/start of the week.)

It's hard to believe Addyson is going to be 3 months old next week!  Wow!

Today and tomorrow are supposed to be absolutely gorgeous days with highs in the 80's.  It feels like summer outside it is so warm out!  The highs will be back into the 60's next week, though, to bring us back to reality that it is fall.  But the kids and I took advantage of this warm weather and played outside for a little bit.  Addyson was content in her bouncy seat and enjoyed the breeze keeping her cool.  (And yes, I realize she's still in her pj's.  I don't usually change her clothes unless we're going out somewhere.  And even then, sometimes I don't.  But I make sure she doesn't wear the same pj's three days in a row because that would be just silly.)

Tomorrow I'm going to be doing my first real photo shoot!  (Thanks Merranda for letting me test my skills out on your little guy!)  Needless to say, I'm nervous.  I'm used to just shooting my kids and other events if I'm there.  I've never actually taken the time to shoot for someone else.  I'm really hoping for one really great shot, but many would be even better!  Wish me luck!

pumpkin painting

A few nights ago, while at the grocery store with Belle, we had to get some pumpkins.  There was no way around it since there was a massive pile of them outside the store, as well as inside.  So, being the smart shopper I am, I waited until the end of our trip to get them.  And because of my smart thinking (can you sense my sarcasm here?), I had to move all the little grocery items to make room for four pumpkins.  What a pain that was.

After making it home without crushing anything, the kids (minus Addy) painted their pumpkins after dinner.  Casey had the most fun, I think.  He had an ear to ear grin almost the whole time.  He just loves to color and paint.  It's so cute because he shakes his little arms when he gets so excited.  It's quite amusing every time he does it.

The pumpkins are now sitting on our porch, welcoming anyone that comes by to visit.  They are quite proud of them and will gladly show them off to anyone willing to listen.

*Chris gets the credit for these photos


I tried to write a somewhat entertaining blog post, but my head cold is making it hard for me to think.  So, I'll just post the pictures.  (I'm trying to get back into the groove of blogging...baby steps.)

 She's getting so big!  Yet, she's not growing any hair...

 Belle was home sick from school with a high fever.

Addy sporting her daddy's old shirt.