Monday, March 31, 2008

Darn Snow!!

I had every intention of doing Leighton's 3 year portraits today, but I woke up to several inches of snow! It is almost April and we have close to 8 inches of snow in our front yard!! I was very disappointed, but that's what happens when you live in Minnesota. I decided to make a few storyboards of Mady and try a few different techniques on them instead. Hopefully you aren't sick of these picture yet!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

I love this girl...

Mady turns five in a few short weeks, and I am not taking it very well! I think having Ryleigh made me realize just how quickly the past five years have gone. It still seems like yesterday when Mady was the baby girl of the family. Just me and Mady took a trip up town today to take a few pictures of her. It was a little chilly and pretty windy so she wasn't very happy with me. Then she saw a spider and the photo shoot was quickly over! We decided to go home and go for a walk instead. Here are a few of my growing way too fast daughter.

Friday, March 21, 2008

It's been a long time

I haven't been able to keep up with this blog like I had hoped. Apparently I didn't realize just how busy a third child would keep me! I thought I would post and let everyone know that we are all doing great. Leighton turned three this week! I haven't done his official 3 year photos, but I will share one of him showing us he turned three the morning of his birthday. He had just woken up so ignore the messy hair! I am also going to post a couple of Ryleigh from today so you can see how much she has grown already! They were right after her bath and I had just gotten her dressed. She hates bath time and had finally stopped crying!! They are all more snapshots than portraits, but I am pushing myself to take more "everyday moments" pictures and not be so stressed about the "perfect" portrait. On a business note, I attended a conference this week and am full of fun new ideas! Stay tuned for some changes and fun new products!

Monday, March 10, 2008

More of Ryleigh

I swear Mady and Leighton told Ryleigh how much she will be tortured with the camera as she grows. She does not enjoy picture time at all!! As soon as she sees the camera she usually cries. I still try, but am getting very discouraged. I did capture a "laugh" out of her though and thought I would share!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Daddy's Girl

Watching the bond forming between my husband and Ryleigh has been nothing short of amazing. I am truly blessed to have someone who truly enjoys every minute he gets to spend with his children. Every night when he gets home from work Mady and Leighton run to the door and scream "DAD!" They are just as excited to see him as he is to see them. Ryleigh definately knows who her daddy is already! She loves to snuggle up next to him at night. She always takes longer to eat when daddy is giving her a bottle, and I am convinced that she knows the slower she eats the more of his undivided attention she gets! Here are a couple of Ryleigh and daddy from today.

My favorite:

A kiss from daddy:

I wasn't ready so this shot isn't perfect, but it's too cute not to share:

Another sweet one with Ryleigh showing a bit of a smile:

And one of her sweet little feet just because: