Monday, February 28, 2011

Moment of Beauty #59/365: Man's Best Pillow - Oops Friend

What this dog won't do for him.  He is her favorite too...  He was shopping for rings.  Instead we got her...  

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Moment of Beauty #58/365: Is that me?

You can't see it but Lianna's looking at herself with a dirty face after breakfast.  She doesn't look pleased, does she?  lol...


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Moment of Beauty #57/365: Invading his space

All she wants to do is be close to him and all he wants to do is have his space... LOL...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Moment of Beauty #55/365: Holding hands

I hope they grow up being close.  Just in case, Bishop put his hand on the side of her bassinet this morning and she reached up to touch him..  Oh, how she adores her big brother...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Moment of Beauty #54/365: A Glimpse

Every once in a while Bishop will have a look that makes him look so much older than he is...  Or, maybe I'm refusing to accept that my son is growing so quickly before my eyes...  Excuse the food - I didn't feel like editing them out either!   lol...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Moment of Beauty #53/365: I've got nothing

I got home from work, next thing I knew it was 10:30, and the next time I saw the clock it was after midnight.  Oops - so far 2 pictures not taken - if I average one per month or less I'm happy...  Next!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Moment of Beauty #52/365: Macro Mini Milky Way

Again - one of those days where the day has escaped me - between work, home, dinner, kids settled, me unwind and it's 11:44pm and no picture...  Wanted to do another macro shot but didn't use the same lighting.  We have dim indoor lighting too.  Can you tell I'm trying to make excuses?  Not crazy about the noise but here you go...  My shot for today...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Moment of Beauty #51/365: Mood Swings

I took a lot more photos than two today but I couldn't decide on which one to use so I'm posting two today.  This was taken in the morning & it's pretty apparent that she's none too pleased.   What a beautiful dirty look!  The other thing I love about this picture is how sharp it is - I used the 105.

This one is SO much sweeter.  Like Bishop, she can light up the room with her smile.  Maybe it's because I'm their mom &, as a parent, we all feel this way about our children, & grandparents about their grandchildren too (can't forget you!!! :)  
Either way, sometimes there are no words to explain the joy I feel when I am around my children.  I am truly blessed.  They are the greatest gift and the greatest joy...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Moment of Beauty #50/365: The Grump

Is this really my daughter?  My happy, smiley, eyes light up little girl?  Not sure why she's frowning...  Maybe this is the beginning of the end for taking her picture...

Oh and yes - the bib has been written on.  We had tons of bibs for Bishop and he turned out to hardly use them.  He didn't drool or get messy like she does...  So, this bib says Mr. Right on it.  Well, I couldn't really let her wear a bib that said Mr. Right on it, could I?  So I took a Sharpie and wrote in "Looking for"...  I thought it was funny...  Corey, well... not so much...  lol...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Moment of Beauty #49/365: Nemo

Well sort of...  For those of you who know the movie think of Nemo shouting "First day of school!  First day of school!"  Technically, this is Bishop's 2nd day at daycare.  His first day was a half day.  Today was his first full day.  He'll be going twice a week so he can be around other children and also give my mom a break.  We're excited.  Anyway - here he is - less than five minutes in and he's already playing and doing his own thing...  I became chopped liver...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Moment of Beauty #48/365: Peachy Keen

Picture it - 11:30pm and I realize that I do not have my picture for P365.  In the living room.  Lights are off.  Only visible light is the television and the computer monitor.  Sitting near me are those jelly peach candy thingies..  The back of my keyboard is white.  The 105 is on the camera.  Here is the shot - I think it's at 2000 ISO too...  LOVE LOVE LOVE this lens!  Oh and it's virtually SOOC - no real editing done...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Moment of Beauty #47/365: Ribbon

I'd ordered some butterfly wands from Zulily the other day and they arrived...  I liked the way they glistened in the sun and the 105 was on the camera so I just played around.  Turned out to be my only pictures for the day... 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Moment of Beauty #46/365: Who's Watching Who?

Corey is off on Tuesdays and watches the kids in the morning and my mother takes them in the afternoon.  This morning as I was getting ready for work I couldn't resist this shot... Who's watching who???

Monday, February 14, 2011

Moment of Beauty #45/365: Progress

So, I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before but my intention is to portfolio build this year and fully launch in 2012.  That said, I'm taking all the steps necessary to make sure I do it the right way...  One being....  ta - da......  membership in PPA...  Came in the mail today - VERY EXCITING...  Not that my blog pictures are an indication of the level of my work since they're mostly quick takes of my family and daily life and usually shot in so-so light with little set-up...   Regardless, I am very exciting to now be a part of a community that I hope to have a  long-standing relationship with...  hee hee!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Moment of Beauty #43/365: Eats, Sleeps, Wakes the Keyboard

Yesterday's post was taken around 7:45 pm.  Shortly after waking this morning what did Bishop want?  The keyboard of course.  He's not even fully awake yet he wants to be close to the keyboard...  Love this little boy...  (Oh, and yes, that is a bruise on his cheek.  Walked right into the armrest of the chair in the living room...  Yep...  Nice...)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Moment of Beauty #41/365: Eyes closed

I don't know if I've ever mentioned how I love watching the kids sleep with Corey.  There's such peace and contentment - on both sides.  To me, it's the sweetest thing...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Moment of Beauty #40/365: The Boppy Lounger Revisited

Apparently, it's not just for babies and adults...  Jazz seems quite cozy here.... lol...  Then again, I am talking about our dog who likes to sleep under blankets, tries to sleep in between Corey and I ALWAYS, and is slow to move every morning when he takes the dogs out. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Moment of Beauty #39/365: What's that Mommy

We put them together in the playpen the other night and he was curious about her...  He looked at the belly button but I'm not sure he actually touched it...  What you're not seeing is when he pushed her away with his leg (not a kick but he tried to move her)...  In retrospect though, I think it was his reaction after she yanked his hair...

Anyway, just my kids...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Moment of Beauty #38/365: Tiny Bubbles

Corey needed new glasses so off to Lenscrafters we went.  While waiting for the eye exam, he asked if I'd taken the picture.  I saw this and said why not...

Can you guess what it is?

None other than.....


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Moment of Beauty #37/365: Her Eyes

Not that this should be an excuse but I really sometimes rush just to get the picture taken.  Sometimes I try to get creative but by the time I leave the office, get home, dinner, kids, pets, etc etc it's almost 11 and I scramble...  I promise to make a concerted effort to get out there and take great moments of beauty...  Here's one though of my lovely little girl.  The 105 is a worthy lens...  Heavy too...  When I switched back to the 35 it was SO light...

Anyway - here she is...

And yes - her eyes kill me...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Moment of Beauty #36/365: Foiled...

Lianna has this new thing where she grabs your face and will give you open mouth kisses, well, drool actually...  By the time I got the camera out and settings together, this is the look I got.  I didn't quite get the kiss but I did get the drool (look closely)! 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Moment of Beauty #35/365: Tired Baby

Just a quick shot of Lianna and her tired eyes...  Little one is ready for sleep - as am I!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Moment of Beauty #34/365: The Only Picture I Took Today

I really really thought I took a picture for today's post.  I DID take a picture.  The only picture I did take today.  In one way it does keep up with the project's goal of taking a picture every day.  I can tell you why I think the 105 is a moment of beauty.  I can even show samples...  Verbally, easy peasy..  Oh let me count the ways...   Visually...  hmmm...  A clean, crisp shot?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Moment of Beauty #33/365: The Playpen

I'm kinda liking this theme where I show you objects that are made for children but as we can see by Corey aren't just for kids...  First it was the Boppy Lounger.  Now, the playpen...  They look so peaceful, don't they???  lol... He's going to kill me one of these days... Until then I shall post away!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Moment of Beauty #32/365: Snow!!!!

Bishop played in the snow for the first time today.  Last year he was still little and he wasn't sure what to make of snowflakes falling on his face.  This year though is a different story.  He's at an age where's he's more inquisitive and wants to explore....  This is both good and bad people.  Good and bad....  :)