Tomorrow's the big day - Madeline's first birthday! For some reason I always feel the need to preface a post with a back story. When I found out we were expecting our first baby Adrian I grabbed a journal I hadn't written much in since blogging came about and wrote my news in ink. Not quite two years later when I →
While today is my youngest sister Genna and cousin Jeni's birthdays, 5th wedding anniversaries of two cool couples (Kristin & Nate, Kristy & Matt - both with new little daughters!) it's also MY daughter Madeline's 6 month birthday. She hasn't wasted any time learning how to roll over, working on crawling, and gabbing away to let everyone know what's on her →
Madeline conveys this snowy New Year's Day snoozy feeling perfectly. hope you have a relaxing start to 2010!
I'm convinced there's nothing more peaceful than a sleeping baby. Madeline was busy reinforcing this conviction with all her newborn naps this past week. After Thanksgiving flew by it just occurred to me that today marks her first week out here with her family. I grabbed the camera with the loudest shutter I could find (and if it weren't the →
Saying it was a busy week last week would be an understatement! Family and friends have been enormous blessings to us as they rearranged their own schedules to help watch Adrian while Sara and I went to the hospital for Madeline's birth 3 days ahead of her scheduled delivery. I had breakfast with my dad before he was off to work →
Here's a handful of photos from my daughter Madeline Suzanne's busy first day with me! Madeline Suzanne - November 21, 2009 - 5:19am, 8 pounds 2 ounces, 20 inches Daddy and Maddie My hazel eyed baby girl* is awake! Just checking out the world and wondering what that clicking thing is that dad's holding. *Update January 2011 - Maddie definitely has blue eyes like →
It's a girl! Early Saturday morning Sara's contractions were picking up, and our doctor had us come to the hospital for a checkup to see Madeline's progress. We were scheduled to come Tuesday for a c-section and had our hospital bags packed and ready last week. I got home from our last event shoot and production of the year with enough →
Yesterday we found out Adrian loves spaghetti after he grabbed a container of noodles and sauce off the table while Sara was cooking dinner. The "we both know I'm getting away with this once I smile" look - adorable and dangerous :D Good till the last drop Adrian loves Mama Sara's home cooking. Daddy agrees! Who made this mess? Wasn't me... 14 months and into →
This afternoon Adrian had a giggling blast with helium balloons we brought home from his first birthday party last weekend. It made me stop and think how strange and entertaining it must be for him to let go of something and see it go to the ceiling instead of the floor. High flying fun - Adrian and the balloon Our big boy →
I can't even describe how proud of him I am. The kid's got skills. "Daddy" saying skills, walking skills, and ninja skills. Making his parents crack up skills, too, for that matter. We're celebrating his 1st birthday this weekend. It has been an amazing year seeing him grow from sleepy baby to wiggly walker learning new words and new fun skills. We →
If you keep an eye on my FaceBook page, the biz FaceBook page or our business' Myspace page you've already seen these favorite photos from Christmas Day. (Feel free to add us!) Here's a handful of favorites from our family's first Christmas with Adrian. He loved playing with the boxes and paper more than most of the things that were inside →
A few quick favorites from today's festivities. Adrian's 1st Thanksgiving. Adrian and Aunt Aliya ready to dig in! Adrian finds dessert... mess ahead!
Runs on cuteness. Recharges with naps and milk.
Yep, the Nikon D300 passed the test - it can capture baby cuteness. Rainy mornings are perfect for baby snuggles and photos. Our little camera ham :) CLASSIC Sara expression!
I wish it was as easy as this. That's right, baby Adrian's working on some chompers.
We hope everyone has enjoyed a great Independence Day! We had a fun time celebrating with family and Adrian loved his first fireworks show. Here are a couple of instant favorites from our rather un-camera-shy little guy with his Momma & Dadda. Baby laughs are contagious like no other! Adrian trying to figure out what kept whistling into the air and popping. Or →
Today Adrian's five months old, a very wiggly and very vocal five months old at that. Photos are from his great Grandma's 95th birthday in late June. Who can resist a baby with a birthday hat!? Aunt Sue and birthday girl Great Grandma with Adrian Adrian and Grandpa Billy partying Adrian and Mama Sara Mmm cake I don't think grandma liked dad's joke about finding →
Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3
Before the afternoon humidity set in I was walking around the house opening windows to let the nice breeze circulate when I got inspired to decorate. Ok, just to put up the top frilly part over the curtains in the baby room. It's as close to decorating as I get for now. I brought Adrian upstairs to play in his crib →
Watch out, e-trade commercial baby, there's a new face in the EB Photography office taking over the position of "cutest office baby." eJqnitjqpuM
LuSBCIV1zuQ FIGHT FOR KISSES - if my son Adrian and I were "fighting for kisses" he'd be winning by a long shot - I hate shaving. But he does have really soft skin and for the first couple of weeks home I felt like he was making faces at me for getting (almost) all Sara's attention. Today I played Mr. Mom →
I think the coolest part of my job is just being able to tell a story with the camera. Sunday I added a chapter in a story that started in 2003 when I began working with Troy at Ritz Camera Store. Over the 3 years of working there I made some great friends, and while reminiscing today realized it has →