Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Moments to live for

Last night I was sitting on my couch just grinning from ear to ear as I watched my daughter get her "purse", put a sock in it (and it couldn't be any sock - it was the same red with hearts sock each time), and wander towards the front door. When I asked her if she was planning to go for a walk outside with her purse, she said "Yeah! Bye-bye" and waved at me. Then she reappeared around the corner grinning maniacally and looking for hugs.
Later we played chase around the coffee table and it only took her two passes to anticipate which direction I was going to go and double back so she could catch me instead.

These are the good times and I don't ever want to forget them.

Some recent captures of little Miss Personality:

Keira is 1 year, 1 month, 1 week and 5 days old

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Playing Catch Up Part One: Christmas Photo Shoot

In early December I decided I wanted to try and get some photos of Miss K to put on a Christmas card. I used our alpaca wool carpet as a backdrop, draped over my coffee table. This won't work again as she is now too tall and her head peeks over the edge. I need to breakdown and invest in some nice sheets that are easy to iron...
She was not super into it, but I managed to get a few good shots I think:

And a some I took outside with a different ball (which quickly broke on the concrete)

I really need to work on my editing. In the first group see how the whites are all over the place? I am not smart enough yet to figure out how to balance them all to the same level. I have to work on each photo individually for now. But I think I captured some fun moments. I also like how the 2nd group outside she looks like such a big little girl. This is right after she really mastered walking. She no longer needed to hold my hand to walk across the concrete.
here she is flying away from me:

And here is the final product I ordered, through one of Vistaprint's many freebie deals (50 postcards, free)

(The middle photo of all of us is courtesy of the ever talented Kyla Hemmelgarn Photography)

And because I love it and it was from the same day, sharing a secret with Grandma:

Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 in pictures

I know, I did it again. I let my blogging slide. I am sorry faithful reader (aka mom). But the beauty of a another year, there is always time to begin things anew.
I owe you some major blogging - K has been a walking, talking, signing, giggling machine. Not to mention Christmas and her 1 year birthday!
For now, let's look back at 2009 and 12 of my favourite moments caught on film:

January 2009 - who knew we would spend so much time in 2009 chasing this illusive image?:

February 2009:

March 2009 - my little gnome:

April 2009 - the emergence of my treasured Nikon d60

May 2009: K sits unassisted for the first time and the race to toddlerhood begins!

June 2009 - our first swimming lessons:

July 2009 - K's first boat ride:

August 2009 - lots of family togetherness. I don't think I can pick just one for this month:
K and Sophia chilling on the beach in Emerald Isle, NC

K's first golf game in Charleston, SC:

September 2009 - hanging with one of her many grandpas:

October 2009 - sunkissed baby:

November 2009:

December 2009 - nailing the money shot for our christmas cards:

Wishing everyone a great beginning to the new year!