Monday, November 19, 2007

More Soon!

I haven't been able to blog much lately but its not because I'm "clowning around." :) But hope this makes you smile until I can get something more substantive up!

This picture was taken at Target with Johnny's Razr.

Monday, November 05, 2007

photography jobs

Well, we're off to England on Wednesda morning! My mom is coming to watch the kiddies and we'll be kid free for 5.5 days. Truthfully, I'm not ready for it... but I've gotten this far by just avoiding thinking about it. So, hopefully all will go well!

My friend Elizabeth hired me to do some photography for her family. It was a funny session. I was coming down with a cold (that I'm still coming down with) and her sweet, happy baby was having an off afternoon. We won't post the pictures of him communicating his preference to stay at home! :) He's normally so sweet and content so we may try to squeeze in a few more shots of just him when I come back from England. Who knows, maybe the beautiful tree in her yard will shed its leaves and paint a lovely background for her little man!

I'll leave Elizabeth to show you the faces of her family... but here are a few teasers for you!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Halloween with the Hamstras!

Halloween this year was a blast. Both kid thoroughly enjoyed it so of course we did too! After a long debate my stubborn little girl agreed to be Minnie Mouse for Halloween. She originally wanted to be a pig but I couldn't track down a pig costume locally that was in her size.... Now, to be honest I didn't put a ton of effort into it but in the end she was thrilled to be Minnie.

My parents rarely miss an occasion to be with the kids and my dad even rescheduled his business trip to be with us for trick-or-treating!

Waiting for GG & Bampa to arrive:

Isn't it remarkable how much John Michael looks like my dad in this picture? Its accentuated by his all black wardrobe. :)

Mini Bampa

Man in black

So, when they arrived we put the finishing touches on the kids costumes, handed out some cool Halloween flashlights the kids loved....

...and headed over to our first house, Bampa and Mom-Mom. I don't know how I missed getting a picture of either kid with Mom Mom but here is one of Addy with Bampa and an attempt at getting a picture of both kids on her festive front porch:

After our visit we headed back to our neighborhood to round the block. This, of course, took way longer than it should've because we just had to stop at every participating house and talk excessively about how incredibly cute our kids are..... and isn't that so much of the fun? Watching other people gloat about how cute your kids are? I just love it when people agree with me!

So, enjoy the remaining pictures and I hope to blog again soon!

walking with bampa!

happy grandma

proud gg

happy bzzzzing

Attempt #2 of the kiddos

Two Minnies (one is our neighbor)

Our busy bumblebee!

Our Minnie Mouse

our family :)