Thursday, July 28, 2011


Just another day in paradise.

And Emmett going under the water. This boy is not a "fish" by any means, but he does a great job overcoming his fears.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Veteran's Park

Tonight I photographed a friends' family. As I was driving home, from the highway I saw Eric's bike, the burley and the bright green iBert sitting near the park. So I exited and headed right to the park and came upon this adorable site.

Then we walked over to the baseball diamond. It was really hot.

Can you see the scrapes on Ender's nose and eye? Poor little guy fell off the curb while watching fireworks. I think he scratched his eye himself though.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Text Scavenger Hunt!

Ender and I ran to the grocery store and on the way home we received the following texts...

Try to find us.

Here I come!

I can't drive there!
We'll stay at the next one and wait for you.
You're too fast!

We'll meet you at the parking lot.

Yea! I found them!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Old Spaghetti Factory and Fireworks!

We had such a fun night. Right now I only have pictures from the first half.
We missed fireworks on the 4th of July cause we were driving home from the cabin so we decided to see them at the Aquatennial celebration instead. That of course means keeping the kids up till after 10:00. Our kids are normally in bed by 7:00 or so.

We drove downtown and had a late dinner at Old Spaghetti Factory.
While we waited, I photographed.


After dinner we walked down to the river and found a place to sit. Not only were the "fireworks turned on" (Eisley) but there was also lightning. And not only was there lightning, but we eventually had rain too. We were drenched but it was a blast!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sandbox Swimming Pool

No better way to spend a hot summer morning than playing outside with friends (and photographing the most adorable little 10 month old).

The kids were busy playing in the sandbox swimming pool. I sandbox is fun, a pool is fun...a sandbox swimming pool is a blast!! :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Looking cute

This boy is just so much fun.
For example, when his hands are full of chips, that doesn't stop him from eating his rice.

As I tried to photograph him in the light streaming in from the door, but poor kid just wanted to be held.

He's a good stander, won't take a step, just wants to stand and look cute.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Guess what we did today?

We went bowling! It was wicked hot today so instead of facing the heat we fled to the bowling alley and had a blast!

First place and second place. Emmett got 96 and Eric got 93.

And then a little black light, just for the fun of it!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Photographer Emmett

I photographed my friend's kids the other day. While I was busy getting things situated, Emmett was busy doing his own little photoshoot :).

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Family Children's Museum Day!

Today we had a family day and it was lovely!
My nanny family gave us tickets to the Children's Museum for Christmas, so we took advantage of that perfect gift.

We at gyros and corn dogs at a Chicago style restaurant. I can't think of the name right now.

I love these people! :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Countdown to 30

The 4th of July is my birthday. And this year, it is my 30th birthday! One of my favorite places to be is up at the cabin. The kids are in absolute heaven - and if the kids are happy, Mama's happy!
First thing's first, a ginormous cinnamon roll!

Dinner at Mo's Dogs. A cute little local hot dog joint. It was at least 90 so we were all dripping in sweat, but it was certainly fun!

And of course swimming as much as absolutely possible!