Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Batter Up...

Please don't ask my why my daughter got out a plastic little kids bat to play in the 2 square feet of snow left on a warm sunny day...but she did...and I got this beautiful backlit shots of her because of it!

The only snow play of the year

So we had our first accumulation of snow this week...crazy for Kansas to have it be this late in the winter and this little accumulation when it does come.

It's been driving Caleb CRAZY!  He has this whole thing planned out how he's going to make a snow fort and have snow ball fights with teams of adults versus kids, girls versus boys, and so on.

So imagine his disappointment when not only did it take this long in the winter to get snow, but when the measly amount did come, he was sick and I wouldn't let him go out and play in it.

So we got home from a movie this afternoon and the kids noticed two little patches of snow left from where it had been shoveled into a big pile...and they took their chance at playing in the snow!

And, yes...that's Shana in a short sleeved t-shirt (it was warm enough...that's what I was wearing taking these shots)...and that's Caleb in his heavy coat...and he wouldn't take it off no matter how many times I told him it was plenty warm out.  I think maybe having the coat on added to the feeling that he was playing in snow! :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Size does matter!

It's so hard to commit to BIG portraits!  You think "8x10 is plenty big...I wouldn't ever get a 20x30!"

But take a look at an 8x10 in a dining room...

Compared to that 20x30...

What a statement the 20x30 makes compared to the 8x10 that simply gets lost.  Compared to the scale of our furniture, hallways, stairways and fireplaces, a 20x30 really isn't as big as you think it is when looking at it by itself!

And don't forget about groupings!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Fort building

My kiddos spent their Saturday morning building a fort in the living room.  And of course Shana did "work" with her "papers" from inside it...and of course Caleb stopped to watch TV every time the commercials ended! :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cutest little baby feet ever

I got the chance to take photos of a very special little 3-month old man this week...and without a doubt, my favorite where his sweet little tootsies!

Toe jam and all...

And his cute little never-on-quite-right socks...

Always moving, curling around the other one...

Oh, and ok, his cutie-patootie fingers were pretty adorable, too!

Monday, January 30, 2012

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Getting ready for ball season

We took advantage of this amazing weather today to start getting ready for their ball seasons!

She was wiggling her little butt waiting for the pitch!

She's got her eye on the pitcher

And she's keeping her eye on the ball - following the pitch...

And then here's how she swings every time...eyes closed!  She says "I'm afraid the ball's going to hit me."  I tried to explain that closing your eyes isn't going to stop it from hitting her...Good Luck breaking this habit, Coach Stacy!

And, yes, that's one of his sister's softballs...we were using all the baseballs and softballs we had with both kids (so we weren't always waiting for them to return to the pitcher to hit again)...but I swear he does have baseballs, too! :)

Slumber Party

Shana had Ava over last night to spend the night...and of course it involved the DS and the Wii!

 Evan Caleb got into the Just Dance 3 action...

I don't know what was cracking her up...but she was laughing so hard!

Right after a "hair flip" move on Just Dance 3

 She showed us several times throughout the night that she could do the splits...but this time Caleb was trying to do them with her and this was the look she gave him!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hanging out with some nerf-gun shooters!

My friend Amanda let me hang out with her two boys today...lots of nerf gun action!  I had so much fun playing with these guys!

Such an extremely photogenic little guy...loved it! 

This fun mom knows her way around her nerf guns!

I love him stretching to get the nerf bullets off the window to reload!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Taking advantage of the great weather!

We hit the park today for some more fun in the great weather!

While the boys played with their RC trucks, Shana brought her scooter...

And then we played on the playground...