Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Little Lamb

Little Lamb

The Lamb
By William Blake

Little lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee,
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed
By the stream and o'er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, woolly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?
Little lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?

Little lamb, I'll tell thee;
Little lamb, I'll tell thee:
He is called by thy name,
For He calls Himself a Lamb.
He is meek, and He is mild,
He became a little child.
I a child, and thou a lamb,
We are called by His name.
Little lamb, God bless thee!
Little lamb, God bless thee!

My Budding Boy

Growing bigger but still so baby. Those tiny dimples won't last forever:

23 mo

50mm; (1/160); f/4.5

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bebe Caroline

Hello Darlin'. Are you up for a chat?
50mm; (1/80); f/2.2

50mm; (1/500); f/2.2

3 mon
50mm; (1/160); f/4.5

Monday, February 22, 2010

Scenes in Eugene

We were first in line waiting for this train to cross the tracks on Saturday.


50mm; (1/40); f/16.0 - Such a high f stop here so that I could get some movement of the train, which was difficult because of how slow it was moving.

We weren't the only ones waiting. This guy was definitely picture worthy.

50mm; (1/2000); f/2.2

Sunday, February 21, 2010



50mm; (1/160); f/2.5; ISO 200


Good Morning Sleepy Head
good morning
30mm; (1/13); f/4.5; ISO 200 - These settings are different for me, I'm so daring!

50mm; (1/30); f/1.4

I think I shall take more still-life pictures in my future.


I've had an explosion of photographic inspiration lately. I'll blame it on an early Spring.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Still Life

Fading Glory:

Light and Glory
50mm; (1/2000); f/1.4

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Oh, Time, Where Do You Run Off To?

Caroline turned 3 months this week. 3 months!? How did that happen? And I will say that your mom is right: time flies. Her favorite thing is talking face to face. I hope this precedes many dates over coffee together.

3 mo.

3 months

Lewis is currently shoving a book in my lap. I better go.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Black and White of Being a Stay-at-Home-Mama

Ahhhh, lovely homemade bread - smelling so good.
30mm - Exposure: 1/4000 - Aperture: f/1.8

Yes, that's right. It's breast-fed baby poop. It was a small sacrifice to keep it off my sofa. What can I say?
what's a little baby poop?
30mm - Exposure: 1/4000 - Aperture: f/1.8

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Spam in my Comments

Help! Calling all savvy Blogger friends! I'm getting anonymous and highly annoying spam comments on the blog and it's driving me crazy. I'm leaving the one in the latest post (before this one) for an example. I've been going in and manually deleting them. Does anyone know how I can block them? I don't want to have to monitor all my comments before they are published, but maybe that's the only answer?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Something to Remember Me By

I hope my kids remember things like this about me when they are grown. I have wonderful memories of my mom doing things like this for us - simple yet fun.
cookie dough C
cookie dough L

Saturday, February 6, 2010


So Typical
so typical
30mm; f/2.0; (1/100); ISO 200

So Happy
30mm; f/2.0; (1/60); ISO 200

So Lovedmama and bebe
30mm; f/3.2; (1/40); ISO 200

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A Closer Look

Behold, Lewis' new do:
22 mo cut
22 mo cut II

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

This is my life.

Tonight I promised my mother-in-law I would update the blog with some photos. That was before I forgot to get my camera out of the van. Said van is gone to a meeting with Hubby. shoot. There were a few pictures I really wanted to edit and post tonight. I usually edit photos on evenings when KC is at a meeting and my kids are in bed. And I look forward to it. But tonight my camera is gone and 2 of my children are not sleeping...yet.

Regardless, I found some pictures that I am happy to share, and one in particular that I am pleased to have, as I had forgotten about it.

This is Lewis, as you probably know:

20 mo

This is Lewis, a few days later, with his new big-boy haircut:

22 mo haircut!

After I cut his hair and I saw all his gold locks on the ground I nearly cried. After I stopped looking at his fallen hair, and I looked at my boy with his first real short hair cut, I was so mystified by him. He looks so different with his hair short! His eyes seem bigger, his head seems different, and I can't stop looking at him! Who is this little person, so familiar, yet so different?! I'm getting used to it finally. I like it short, but I also like it floppy. Maybe it's because I just really like him. Lewis makes a heavy heart lighter. He's sweet and funny and full of life.

wiggle, baby, wiggle

Speaking of hair, Caroline is in the balding-old-man phase where she's rubbing off all the hair on the back of her head. I know I've said it before but I'll say it again. She's such a fabulous baby. Today she rolled over from her front to her back for the first time and she did it 5 times in a row. She loves to engage with eye contact and smiles. I could stare at her all day. She makes having babies seem almost easy. She's a fabulous sleeper and has allowed me to get some rest at night. She is on a great little routine, is flexible, and eats and sleeps great. She's still only 9 lbs at 2 months. Caroline is a wee little thing. I don't think she's destined to be a fat, rolly little baby, but we'll take her. As Colson said yesterday, "Caroline! How sweet she IS!"



Speaking of Colson quotes, last weekend we were at the park and Colson was on the structure with a little girl as her father was close by, keeping an eye on her. She had said she was only 2. KC and I were sitting some distance away, but were close enough to hear the following:

Colson: Do you know God?

Little Park Girl: My name is Fiona.

Colson: I didn't ask what your name is. I asked if you know God!

Little Park Girl: (No response)

Colson: He's the greatest! The most powerful! Almighty!

KC and I were off to the side, just smiling at each other. I wonder what in the world her father was thinking as this random boy was asking her questions about something he's probably never really talked to his daughter about. KC and I were proud. Colson, you are a blessing! It was nothing to him.


On a lighter note, here's another quote from the same day:

Colson: Dad, do you know what?

KC: What?

Colson: I don't like kids that call other kids poop.

Good thinking, Colson. Good thinking.

Colson is a dotter. He is in love with his sister!

Colson: Her eyes are sparkling at me!


This is the look I've been getting from Colson lately. It's usually when he's telling me about some "great" idea he's having. Isn't that the look of somebody who's got fairy tales running through his mind?

This is my life.

Oh, and here's one more picture I thought I could share...because I like it, that's why. And this is for my Mother-in-law, remember. I thought she might like to see her son. He is easy to look at, the handsome man.


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