Sunday, May 30, 2010

My Daughter Giving Me Attitude

This one's for you Taylor! So ironically I read a post about this little girl Taylor giving her mom attitude... and well it had happened to me today too! I wanted my daughter to take a picture and she didn't want to. So of course I told he she wouldn't get a treat (fruit snacks) unless she smiled... so this is what she did. My life as a photographer has gotten harder... the bribes have gotten bigger, and I have to work extra hard to get a little participation in front of the camera these days!

But I am patient (not!), loving (except I do threaten) bribe my kids to cooperate and DETERMINED to get photos of my kids so even if this is what I end with... I am still happy in the end!

This is where I tell her to sit and smile

This is where I tell her she won't get a treat unless she smiles

This is her covering up her smiles cause I was tickling torturing her... so I settled with this picture... it was all I was going to get for the day.

BUT my little man Jacob was willing to participate! He smiled for treats...

And just for fun... one from Ryan the other day. Playing with the theme "yellow". His eyes look purple? Kind of scary!

Are you more patient with other peoples kids behind the camera then your own? Cause let me tell you that I definately am... I am totally fine with other people's kids don't want to smile for the camera but when it is my own it is like absolute perfection is standard or I get frustrated! Ha ha! please tell me i am not the only one out there like that!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Madison Praying

My daughter praying! Oh my gosh this is too cute... please excuse the loud and obnoxious mommy voice in the background... wish I could delete that part!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kaden is already 3 Months Old!!

I cannot believe my adorable nephew is already 3 months old. Where does time go. I feel like just a few months ago I was holding him ub my arms doing a newborn session with him!

He did not enjoy me very much. He cried most of the time... until he fell asleep and then he awoke bright eyed. It was probably the longest newborn session I have had but got some super cute shots of his big blue eyes so it was worth every minute.
XOXOXO Love you Baby Kaden!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Two is Better then One

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Mellow Yellow

My niece came over and played with Madison yesterday. We did some fun "yellow" shots for upcoming theme. Aren't they adorable!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Where I Live! Boise Idaho aka: City of Trees

I was doing a photoshoot a few days ago and here was my view. Welcome to Downtown Boise. It is so gorgeous right now. I am just loving this beautiful spring weather. Is everyone enjoying spring? I actually got a sun burn yesterday. Such a lame thing to be excited about but I am so used to packing around my winter jacket I have failed to buy sun screen yet...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Officially caught up! Park time with the kids!

Yesterday the sun graced us with 70 degree weather... which is much better then the rain and hail we got last week! Oh and the below 20 degree weather! Can you believe that! The kids and I spent almost the entire day enjoying the weather at the park. I can't wait for Jacob to be out of school so he can be in more photos! Poor kid gets neglected from photos... although I don't really think he minds! LOL!!

Nothing is better then peanut butter sandwiches and lunch in the park

Kaden sure is adorable! Looks just like his daddy!

Mother's Day Weekend

How was everyone's Mother's Day? Mine was so awesome. I took the weekend off of work. Can you believe that Saturday I slept in till 2pm... I didn't even stay up late Friday night but I was just that tired from not sleeping much over the last couple of weeks.

My husband said it was my day off so he took the kids out of the house and I did nothing. I laid in bed... woke up a few times but kept dozing off and realized it was 2 pm by the time I got out of bed. It was much needed. Later that evening we had a BBQ with my son's 1st grade teacher. Whom I have become friends with over the last couple of weeks and absolutely love her!!! She joind  our Bunco Group and we have had so much fun getting to know each other. Plus now I get the inside scoop on my son's behavior which is always a mommy perk!

Here is a picture of my 3 kids and her 2 little girls playing in the sandbox

Here is my son's teacher and her daughter. They are such a fun family! I can't wait to get to  know them more!

And on Sunday! The fun begins cause I got to wake up to the smell of fresh brewed coffee, bacon, egg and cheese biscuits and homemade goodies from the kids! Those are the best gifts! We got everyone ready and made calls to all the grandparents and headed to the park. My mom was sick in bed so we took Courtnee to the park with us. I figured that would be better so my mom could get rest and Courtnee could enjoy the day outside.

Here is a picture of Madi and I. I didn't even know Josh took this photo til I downloaded it! So sweet! Love candid moments.

Okay funny story. So I told Madison to give the duck a kiss and she goes okay! So she goes and kisses the other end of the duck... I wish I had gotten a picture... but at the time I thought it was a little inappropriate... but now I laugh and think "WHAT WAS I THINKING!"

Courtnee showing off her skills on the scooter!

Have you ever tried to ride a ripstick? I almost killed myself last night trying! My 6 year old started riding this last year. He is amazing on these things. He turns, goes up hills... I mean I can't even get it started without falling! They require so much balance and coordination... which I dont' have so... I will stick with photography

All the kids!

I love this shot!

My husband had more fun feeding the ducks then the kids!

and no my husband did not teach my kids to roll the bread up into balls and throw them at the geese!

We went and visited our Nana on Mother's Day! Silly Ryan and his goofy faces!

Happy Late Mother's Day to all you beautiful mommies out there!

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