I sent them in the bathroom to wash their hands. I found them making faces. (Don’t mind the color cast, hot spots, or weird angles/limb chops. I just wanted to capture the moment before they stopped doing it.)
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Apparently I was very tired on a bright and early Monday morning. I wear comfy shoes since I do so much walking to and from the train. I then throw a pair of work shoes in a bag to put on when I get to work. This is the first time I put two left shoes in my bag.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Finally I am getting to actual trick or treating! This year was so, so much fun! It’s this kind of stuff that makes parenting so worth it.
Cooper completely changed his mind for his costume, which was super cute because he was really choosing something he wanted, rather than copying Charlotte. First he decided to try out Charlotte’s pink monster costume. He thought it was so silly. He finally decided to be the dragon and LOVED it!
They were so, so cute this year. They would walk up to house and say ‘cool house!’, then say ‘tick or tweet, moe tandy peeze’. Then they would say ‘tank you, night, night!’. It was adorable. I was so glad my dad and mother-in-law got to join in the fun.
I love this picture of Charlotte with Gigi. The grandparents came over on Halloween to go trick or treating. (I also love that you can see quite a bit of our house from this photo. On the other side of the stair case is the formal dining room, aka the playroom in our house).
I bought the kids all their winter gear. The LOVE their snow boots, even if there isn’t any snow. They also love throwing rocks in the grass, which my husband doesn’t love. This photo makes me wish I owned a longer focal length…maybe for Christmas??
Cooper has fallen in love with this baby doll. He often carries her around and she must sleep with him. He even tucks her into bed. He brought a blanket to me and asked me to wrap up his baby. Then he proceeded to sit on the couch and feed her. He’s such a great little daddy to his baby dolls.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I did a favor for a friend and took photos of her daughter Ryan since she turned 2! It was a lot of fun and I feel like it’s getting easier to step outside of my comfort zone and photograph someone else’s child. Ryan is a little ham and loves the camera. I can’t get enough of her eyes! Here are some samples and then the rest are in the photo montage.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Our dog, Scout, has always loved blankets since she was an itty bitty puppy. She especially loves to sleep under them. She has her own blanket on our bed and has to be ‘tucked in’ at night, otherwise she crawls under our blankets and sleeps in the small of our backs.
My dad invited us to a neighbors’ kids’ costume party. There was a reptile guy there and a bounce house. Charlotte and Cooper had so much fun.
They loved the little spider web maze.
The kids understood pumpkin carving this year. It was so cute to see how excited they were. My dad came over to help and he seemed to enjoy carving pumpkins as well (I don’t think he’s carved pumpkins since me and my siblings were kids!).
I have to admit that I really wasn’t in the mood to take any photos, so I feel like these are just quick snapshots. The color is all over the place because of the competing light sources…I gave up on consistency with these ones and just accepted that I was glad I caught the moment.
This was after pumpkin carving—which was obviously a bit exhausting. They never sit this close to each other and I love the way Cooper is sitting. Notice his outfit? Yep, 3 shirts. A long sleeve green shirt, a green polo, and then the striped green/blue/gray shirt. Plus shorts. Go figure.