Friday, May 20, 2011

another backyard photo shoot

On another fun evening with the munchkin, I decided to have an impromptu photo shoot in the back yard again.  This time I had a plan – I had a really great Mother’s Day gift in mind for Lexi’s mom.  Well, that idea worked a lot better in my head, so it will probably be tucked away for next year (when I have more time and a slightly older and more sit-still-capable child on my hands).  I did end up with a few great shots, and we still got a great Mother’s day gift out of it all.

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Have I ever mentioned the many facial expressions of this child :D


This one (in black and white) ended up making an appearance in a beautiful homemade picture frame for a one of a kind Mother’s day present.  I think the best part about the photo is how dirty those hands are. :)  The kid is completely at home when she is outside, getting dirty.  My kind of girl.


This one is an all time favorite.

Of course Daisy and Lexi have become good friends (in a why-do-you-always-come-over-here-and-play-with-my-toys kind of way).  This next series just cracks me up.


“Hmm, child playing in my yard, wonder what she’s doing”

“She has a bucket.  I wonder what’s in the bucket”

“Oh.  There’s sand in the bucket.  And my toy.  I’ll take that…”


And of course, Daisy saw the camera and said “oh, you’re taking pictures?  great!  I’ll just pose myself right here…yes that’s perfect”


I'm ready for the spring/summer weather to stick around so that I can keep getting out there with the camera.  Enough of this cold, snowy, stay inside business.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Spring! (kind of)

Well, Spring did decide to hang around for a little while, but not too long.  It tried to skip right over to summer for a minute, and then it was thinking maybe it wanted to go back to winter for a minute.  I know I’ve said it before but…yeah…good ol’ midwest for ya.

Somewhere in there when it was actually sunny and warm, I took advantage and got lots of flowers planted.  One of my favorite parts about this time of year is getting to spruce up my deck with tons of potted flowers.  I don’t really have much of a green thumb, but I still try. :)

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Now lets just hope that they are still this bright and colorful in a couple of months…

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happy Easter!

Yes, I know, Easter was actually 3 weeks ago.  So I’m a little behind.

I still wanted to share a few photos of our Easter fun.  Better late than never, right?


You may remember this adorable Easter basket from last year.


Can you tell that this girl is slightly spoiled?  I know I just can’t help myself when I have a chance to shower her in gifts. :)



I don’t think she minds… ;)


I hope you had a lovely Easter full of good times with family, and the most important part – lots of chocolate. ;)