Friday, January 13, 2012

My Girls


Ice Ice Baby


Cupcake Time

Santa Clause brought Josie a cupcake maker and decorator for Christmas. She and I got it out and she made the cupcake all by herself. She chose the chocolate chip cake mix and the strawberry icing. Daddy was allowed to share it with her after it was all done.

World Wide Wrestling Foundation

Josie has always wallered all over me but now it's Daddy & Gertie's turn. She wrestles both of them constantly.

Love this photo!

And of course she's into posing for the camera too and we had to take one with her Smurfs.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge

This weeks I Heart Faces Photo Challenge is Best Face Photo from 2011.
I absolutely love this photo!
I Heart Faces Photo Challenge & Photography Tutorials

This photo was submitted to the I Heart Faces photo challenge –

Friday, January 06, 2012

"B" Family Maternity Session

Check out this maternity session! I was so blessed to be able to take these photos for Mike's little cousin and his gorgeous wife.
I hope you enjoy, B & R! You guys are going to be great parents!

Day After Disaster

We let Josie stay up late Christmas night so she could play with her toys and I didn't have to go to work. However, Daddy did, and so Josie decided to get up when he did. But she let Mommy lay in bed for a while. When we got up and got our breakfast ate, we went down to start on half of the aftermath from two days of Christmas and not being home.
I started a tradition a long time ago of taking a photo of it all piled up. We've never had the time to deal with any of it over the two days so the following week after is dealing with getting it all put away and getting all clothes washed.
So here's half of our aftermath. The other half is spread all over the upstairs!
Josie showing her new baby.

When I got through some things and went to start the laundry, this is what I found.

I guess Josie had been helping while I was still in bed and had gotten all of her clothes out of boxes/bags and put them in the washing machine! This kid is hilarious!!!

Christmas Day

Okay! December 25th, Christmas Day. We had to wake Josie up. She was still snoozing. Would have liked to continue snoozing also, but we had to be down at Dad & Mom's by 8:30 for breakfast and Christmas down there.
Josie asked Santa for a DS, Barbie and some Squinkies. Of course her list kept getting longer as the month went along, but those are the things she actually asked Santa for.

Daddy got an XBox for his Christmas and Birthday.

Then it was off to Papa Doug's and Mama Carole's. First we start out with a huge spread of a breakfast, that mom makes.

Us kids got Dad & Mom a new video camera so we let them open it up while we were eating breakfast so that they would have it.

Then off to open presents.

Uncle Nathan and Aunt Emily got him an IU basketball signed by all the players.

Mikey was the only boy that would hold up his presents for us to take photos. So here he's being a smart butt!

Rick & Mike opening up mine and Michelle's presents from Santa. That Santa so comically wrapped and put the boys names on.

The kids were jumping in the wrapping paper after everyone was done.
After hanging out down there a while, it was off to Aunt Sandy's for Christmas there.

Josie, "uncle" Rachel, and Sophia
Josie was absolutely pooped after this long and exciting day. She was out before we even got out of Hyde Park.
When we got home though and she woke up a little, she had enough energy to play with all of her new toys and to play Kinect with me. Notice she had her Christmas Jammies on all day. The child didn't want to take them off.
I forgot to take photos of her Gingerbread house she made at Aunt Michelle's with the kids. So I shot a few before I threw it away. I'm so surprised we made it through 2 weeks of it sitting on our counter and Gertie not getting it to eat.

I am always so glad when Christmas is over. All the hustling and bustling is tiresome! Now for next year!!!