Thursday, February 26, 2009


Since Declan can now stand, we had to lower the pack-n-play down to almost floor level* so he wouldn't fall out. So, this is what I wake up to every morning*, sometimes with some giggling, and sometimes with some crying. Seriously, I don't set my alarm anymore. :)

*Or, we could put him in the crib we have for him now. That is set up. In his room. With bedding. Right....working on it.... :)

8 Months

One of my favorite things about our new place is the abundance of natural light at my disposal. Our old apartment had ONE window in our bedroom, and the sliding glass door in the living room, both on the same side of the building. Our new apartment has TEN windowS!! And they are positioned on THREE of the four walls! Our bedroom alone has 4 of the windows, 5 if you count the one in the closet. (Yeah, a window in the closet, kinda weird, but kinda fun too!) So you can see how much better my pictures turn out. Yeah, I love it! Here's my little photo shoot for Declan's 8th month:

Monday, February 16, 2009


My friend Jake is waaaaaaaaaaaay better than me with turnaround on taking pictures, editing and posting them. He also does not currently have a small child to care for, so he has that on his side. Anyway, we had D's 9 months shoot yesterday, and although the anal side of me wants to wait to post this till after I've posted my 8 months shots.......well, Declan is just too cute and Jake's pictures are just too good to wait for! These are only a sample of what he took, but what a sample they are! Enjoy!

And a few more...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mean Mommy

A friend of mine asked me a while back if Declan ever cried. Of course he does, he's a baby! And, I have to say, his cuteness is quite intensified when he cries. Seriously, THE cutest faces. Wanna see? And this would be where the Mean Mommy comes in to play.....
See, even his shirt agrees! :)
Funny thing, a lot of the time, when I would get the camera, he would stop crying. This shot was taken about 5 seconds after the last one. Makes me feel just a little less mean.
"Ok mom, what are you doing?"
"Oh wait, I'm cool!"
"No wait...."
"......I'm not."
Mean Mommy 2: Grandma Edition.
Even my mom got involved. The night before we moved she came over to help watch D while we worked, and I had left my camera with her. These were the beauties she got. At least you know where I get it from. :)
Like I would leave you with a sad Declan! :)

DIY: Standing

4 steps to standing:

1. Reach

2. Grasp

3. Pull up with mouth

4. And stand up!

It's that easy!

But don't look down....

Or this will happen:

Yummy fingers

I don't know what his deal was, but it sure made for some cute pictures!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I heart Photoshop:

I'm still learning, but I'm having a lot of fun! Yeah!!