I have a few to share this week. These first two were taken during my newborn photoshoot last weekend. They are a couple of my favorites from the session. The little guy was 12 days old. After having the shoot, I haven’t had time to pick up my camera all that much this week because I’ve been busy proofing the session. However, when Ava came across a punjabi suit that my sister bought for her during her travels in India (during the summer when Ava turned 1), we decided to try it on her to see if it fit. It did! This picture is notRead More →

Each time Jody travels for work, I have a renewed appreciation for single parents. This week was the first time he had to leave for a few days (three to be exact) since I had Julian. I wasn’t looking forward to doing it all with both kids on my own, but I’m happy to report that we managed and even did fairly well. (His being out of town was another reason why my computer time was limited this week.) I was quite happy and proud of myself for having both kids asleep by 8:30 all three nights. That rarely happens when we are both home!Read More →

I will probably be pretty scarce in the blogging world this week. Ava’s been having some behavioral issues – hitting and kicking – so, in an effort to give her more attention (which is what I think is the root of the issue), I’m trying to do the majority of my computer time in the evening after she’s in bed. It’s hard because I feel like I need some adult interaction during the day, even if it’s only virtually, but so far the past two days she’s done so much better with no hitting or kicking at all. :) When I have been on theRead More →

I urge you to take a couple of minutes to visit Christina’s blog and watch a video about the senseless and cruel slaughtering of dolphins in Japan narrated by Joaquin Phoenix. (Please make sure your small children are not around when you watch it. It is gruesome and was very difficult to watch. I ended up in tears.) After you watch the video, please take 5 seconds to sign the online petition (below the video or here) to the Prime Minister of Japan urging him to stop the killings. Please pass this along. Perhaps our combined effort can make a difference in the lives ofRead More →

Is it already Monday again? Time for another round of “BSM.” Here’s Julian at 3 months, 1 week old. I realized most of my BSM’s are of Julian because he can’t run away from me yet. ;) Visit Tracey over at Picture This to see everyone else’s best shots. In case you are wondering, Julian did very well without me on Sunday. I nursed him right before I left for the photoshoot. He was sleeping when I got home and slept another 45 minutes or so before he woke up ready to eat. Jody didn’t have to bother with a bottle, which is good becauseRead More →

And now for a little light reading… Feb. 2007: Ava called “Rooster” from the movie Annie, “chicken.” 2/9/07: The day before, Julian was “talking” and I told Ava he was “finding his voice.” So the next day when he was squealing, Ava said, “Is he finding his voicemail?” 2/13/07: Me: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Ava (pausing to think): “A pumpkin!” 2/15/07: Discussing whether or not Ava was going to go to the store with daddy. Me: “Do you want to go with daddy?” Ava: “No” Me: “OK, then daddy will just go by himself.” Ava: “No, he will getRead More →