Wednesday, September 19, 2007

We've hit a rough patch...

Nuts, I tell you. Nuts!
So, I realized how great I've had it for the past 28 months. I arrived at this epiphany while hauling Audrey out of the library today (as fast as I could); kicking and screaming at the top of her toddler lungs. Every single person was staring at us. Tim, who was waiting in the checkout line, conveniently pretended to not be related to us. He looked away as we passed. No, not really, but I wouldn't have blamed him.

Yes, it's like she hit the twos this week full force. She's suddenly sprouted horns. I think we've decided what she'll be for Halloween.
Just as I predicted, she has the limp noodle down to a science. She goes boneless on a moment's notice. (Always in the most inconvenient places- ie. middle of the the crosswalk.)
Damn! It sure is hard to get a grip on a boneless toddler.

Oh, and then there's the "Let's Try to Get to Bed on Time" chapter of the Terrible Twos. It's never-ending. I swear I am about to resort to the 'How To' books for toddlers. Goodness knows, everyone and their brother has written a book about the Terrible Twos.

Honestly, I don't think there's one right answer. Tim and I are going to have to invest in some earplugs and keep grinning. What more can you do? Start crying, I suppose. I'm sure I'll resort to that at some point. For right now, I am of the "Stay Strong!" mentality.

I admit, I almost lost it when I had to hear, "I want ice cream!" at an octave that makes my blood curdle for 15 minutes straight. The ride home from the library was not a pleasant one.

I still love her more than cherry pie. (That's saying a lot.)


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Why I want to do the photo thing full time...

Roost Realty- One Big Happy Family much fun.
Roost Realty- doesn't this make you want to go to work for them?

In other news, I have the funniest kid.
This morning, we went for a walk around the block. Tim and I were discussing having the pine trees in our side yard cut down. They're destroying the granite wall that surrounds our lot. Anyway, Audrey turns around in her stroller and says, "You gonna get your scissors and cut the tree down, DaDa?"
Yes, that is exactly what he's going to do. It might not save time, but it'll sure save money!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Shady Bunch

A Glimpse Into My World
A client requested a Brady Bunch-esque shoot for Saturday. I thought I'd better do a dry run.
This was a quick 10 minute deal, but it really cracks me up.

This is as close as you can get to real time. This is exactly what about 2 minutes would be like in the presence of my family. You'd get about 30 different facial expressions/emotional stages/mood swings from Audrey. Tim, on the other hand would be in a constant state of "I can't take one more second of this melt-down madness". He was so about to crack. And me? What would I be doing? Annoyingly snapping your photograph (against your wishes) every couple seconds or so.

Don't you want to come hang with us?

P.S. Tim started blogging again! I'm excited.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

All Hail, The Bubble Queen!

Bubble Queen
Tonight, as we lay in bed avoiding sleep, she pretends to read a book. She turns the pages of "If You Give a Pig a Pancake", (which she's memorized) but doesn't follow the script. Instead, this is what I'm being told:
"What we have here is a chicken and a sandwich."

I laughed so hard. I laughed at the "What we have here" part. I mean, where in the world is this stuff coming from? Oh, and in case you haven't read the book, there's no chicken or sandwich involved. Pigs and pancakes, I think it's mentioned in the title. Why in the world was she thinking about chickens and sandwiches?

Same type thing:
Just the other day, we were on the back porch painting. She did such a phenomenal job that I had to run and get the camera. Finally, as she was nearing the end of her masterpiece, I asked, "What did you paint? What is that a painting of?"
Without hesitation she replied, "This is a scary screw."
She Floored Me Today.
Don't ask me what that means. I have no idea. I know what a "scary screw" means to me, but to her? Well, let's just hope that her connotation differs greatly from mine.

Needless to say, this is totally being framed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Last Days of Summer

It's one in the morning. I should be in bed. You wonder why I haven't been around lately?

There's just not enough time in the day. And when I do have time, well, I want to spend it with my family or getting the house in order. Yes, we still have unpacked boxes. Nothing has been put up on the walls, yet. But, hey, I made myself post something tonight just in case some of you were still checking up on me.

No doubt, I'm feelin' the guilt. Some of you have even told me off a bit. So, to tide you over until I can figure out a regular time to post.... here's my brand new website.
It's fresh. It's a little premature, but I launched it anyway. Feel free to give me some hardcore feedback. I know I need more pics in the maternity and wedding gallery. Those will be forthcoming.

Keep your fingers crossed for me.... and send me some clients! (Heh heh.)

The New Site