Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Lucy is dressing up as a puppy again this year because, hey, the costume still fits and money is tight.  Isaac is going as a Green Bay Packer football player.  The outfit was a hand-me-down and he is a baby, I want him to be comfy.

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This last one they both have the same look.  "Okay Mommy, we're done now."

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Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Today We Carved a Pumpkin

Today we carved a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.  Well, I carved, but Lucy came up with the face.  I wanted to do a cute happy face but she wanted a scary face pumpkin.

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Drawing face ideas for her pumpkin.  

We took turns pulling out the pumpkin guts. 
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Then I let Lucy draw the face on the pumpkin and I carved away.  It's not perfect but it'll do.

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We had to move the pumpkin away from Isaac, he kept trying to grab it.
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Very proud of her scary face pumpkin!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Patch with my Girl

My girl has been a feeling a little neglected lately, so last Sunday while Isaac was napping daddy watched football and mommy took Lucy to a pumpkin patch for some quality girl time.

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linking up with paper mama for "fall"

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 I even used the self-timer and got in a couple shots, it was a fun afternoon with my girl and my camera.  And aren't you just loving the orange socks, she picked them out herself.  Can't believe she is going to be turning four in about a week.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Baby Shower

I've been busy here people, editing photos, comforting a teething baby, and trying to keep up with all the house stuff.

I was asked to take some shots of my cousin's (through marriage) baby shower the other weekend, the one right before Isaac popped two teeth in one day.

Here are some of them, I just love all the little details.

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Lots of babies being born, they are pretty cute.  Even when they're teething.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Some Cell Pics

I don't always have my Nikon handy to capture the sweet day-to-day moments, but my cell doesn't do too bad job.

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1st row:  We went to a Halloween party last weekend, Lucy was a puppy and Isaac was a Green Bay Packer football player.  It was cold and a little rainy, but we had fun anyway.

2nd row:  At the farm playing with one of the barn kittens, Lucy named him (or her, not sure) Jaguar.

3rd row:  My boy never cuddles with me, but yesterday he popped two teeth, so he was feeling pretty miserable.  Sorry you weren't feeling well baby, but I was enjoying this sweet cuddle time last night.

Monday, October 15, 2012


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We've been busy around here, a Halloween party on Saturday and a baby shower (photos to come) on Sunday.  Isaac has been pretty miserable, especially yesterday during the shower, which is when the photo was taken (thanks Aunt Jenny for helping a mama out).

Well, this morning his tooth on the bottom finally popped through and it looks like the other one is coming through maybe as soon as tonight or tomorrow.  

And to top it all off, my milk supply seriously went down.  Like, he's getting a little more than an ounce of milk at a feeding.  He gets pretty mad at that, which is not helping me one bit.  Luckily, I do have a small supply of milk in the freezer, but I don't know how long that will last.

Lord, please give me the strength and patience I need to make it through this stage in my life right now.

Now I'm going to go and grab a beer, that's supposed to help with milk production, right?  

Update:  Yep, that second tooth popped through after his afternoon nap.   Try to get photo of the teeth sometime this week.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fall Light

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Beautiful yellow sunlight bathes the farmland in the late afternoon/evening hours.

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Cuddling in bed on a cold and rainy fall day.

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Enjoying the amazing colorful sunsets as clouds disappear.

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