Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sports Photography

I have had a lot of requests for sports pics this month, so I thought I would post the dates that I AM available to do these. Please give me 2 days notice at least. Thanks!


Tuesday - May 27 through Friday - May 30th
Monday - June 2 through Thursday - June 5
Any date after June 10th as well

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Not a newborn anymore...

My smallest guy is now over a month old already! He had his month check up this week and is weighing in at 10 lbs. 8 ounces and is 22 inches long. His eyes have turned a brighter blue since being born. He coos a couple times a day and still sleeps a lot although he has started to stay away for longer periods. He is still eating like a champ as well. He looks at me with "love" eyes and manages to pull of a smile every now and then but not all of the time, although you can just see it in his expression that he really wants to give his Mama a big one! :) He had his hearing test done again today since he failed both ears twice at the hospital...he passed with flying colors today and this Mama is quite happy. He is really a great baby and I'm just lovin' this Mommy of three thing!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Tread Painting

Alli and I love to do painting projects and her art comes out so beautiful, we love it, we have some of it hanging framed in the house and she even worked on a 20x30 canvas for her Nana's birthday once that took her over a week...Landon loves to paint too, however...when he does the colors mix and it turns into something like split pea soup or even worse...poop!

I was trying to think of a way to get some of his colorful artwork on our walls as well and something that would be fun and different. On Trading Spaces a long time ago there were some cyclists or something like that, any way, the team doing their room took bicycle tires and ran them into paint and across canvases. SO...I though this would be a cool thing to do with cars that have different wheels...HE LOVED IT!

We used the Crayola kids paints that were washable, I just chose the colors I wanted and then a different car for each color as well as the cars own paper plate. Michaels has all of their canvases on sale for 25% off this week through Saturday so extra bonus! We did this on the tile floor just in case we decided to get crazy :)

He picked the car he wanted and went for it, I helped him by telling him when he needed to dip it and by rotating the canvas but that was about it, this little guy is an artist!

After all of the colors were used I took a blow dryer and dried the painting for a minute or so and then he used a larger car and white paint for something a little extra over the top of it all. The drying helped to not make it more pastel, but you probably knew that :)

He was so proud of his little piece. This is a view of our work space, virtually no mess and easy clean up. Alli uses acrylics but this was the best choice for a two year old. I stacked the paint plates and threw them away and then I washed the cars off with hot water. Voila! Cheap art and a happy kid!

Yesterday Landon and I met Candy and Ella at the park, oh yes, and baby Anderson as well. Oh was it windy yesterday! We didn't stay too long at the park because of it but ran over to Candy's house to feed the baby and let the kids play a little more. Ella was all about Anderson and not quite all that into Landon. I'm surprised she even let us leave with the baby. She was such a little mama, bringing me a blanket and burp cloth for the baby. It was nice to get together with someone Landon's age to play with.

Anderson was three weeks yesterday as well and boy is he growing! We went in Monday for his 2 week (oops a little late) check up and the boy had gained 21 ounces from the last time we went in which was just a week earlier. He has started to cry a bit more instead of just whimpering when he is hungry. It is now a bit clearer that he would like to be held closely :) His looks haven't changed all that much besides the jaundice being clear he still seems to have olive skin, maybe this will last :) He loves to be spoken to and sung to and just stares right into your eyes when you are giving him attention.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Gone Fishin'

Nana and Pop took Alli and Landon to the camp Thursday morning and Anderson and I followed late that afternoon...everything is a first for this little guy, but it was also my first time back to the camp since Christmas. Some of you that have been there already know that it is quite relaxing to be away from home at this place even if it is less than two hours away. Oh and not to mention all the extra help with the kiddos when Nana and Pop are at the same place as you :)

Landon has just now gotten to the point where he will let me take a picture of him that doesn't always include one of his goofy faces...I love the silly ones, but it's nice to be able to capture a moment like I see it. Him and Alli were on one of the porches on the hammock and he looked so cute with his arms above his head and I asked him to "look at Mommy" and he did, too cute!

Then Pop took the three of us out on the boat while Nana stayed back with Anderson. My kids love them a good boat ride! Especially when they are the ones driving the boat.

As soon as Landon got to drive he stayed on Pop for less than a minute and then said, "Okay Alli's turn" Strange huh? Why can't it be like this when we are at home?

Then the kids went fishing for the fourth or fifth time, this time catching a few. We had TEAM NANA and TEAM POP. A little bit of competition to make catching dinner more exciting :) I love to watch their faces light up when they are pulling one in, I make the same expressions when I actually catch one as well, except for I'm yelling for someone to help and release the poor things, and my kids are kissing their catch.

I love Landon's face in the photo above, he was crazy-excited about this one! And yeah, how could I not love the kissing one that I think of it, I don't remember ever telling him to wash his face when we got inside, okay, thats gross! :) Seriously...

First Swim of 2008

Last Wednesday we went to Nana and Pop's for our first swim of this year! I love pool pics, and since I didn't make it into the water with my hot 2 week post baby body ;) I was able to get my cuties captured!