Thursday, September 29, 2011

A new post...

Busy season is here...hopefully I stay sane!

I love fall, but it is definitely a balancing act trying to get all of our activities and responsiblities taken care of. I hope I can just keep it all together and not feel like I am always trying to catch up with life. And are you kidding me with all of the Kindergarten homework?! I feel like it is my homework, too, and I only have ONE kid in school that goes only half a day! I can't imagine what it's like for people who have more...such as this cute family I just photographed.

It's my turn for family photos tomorrow. WISH ME LUCK!! It never turns out the way I want, and I always mess something up. Hopefully I get at least one! That's what everyone always says, right? Well I'm crossing my fingers. I was awake most the night last night stressing over what we will wear...I've been laying out outifts upon outfits all over to get a look I like. I don't think it will ever get to where I really like it...unless someone has $$$$ they want to give me, like right now, so I can go shopping. In fact, I think I need to go, right now, so I can go stress some more over everything.

Meanwhile, see more of this family's photos HERE. Lucky for them, they are done with theirs. I am envious.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Yea!!! Finally!!!

I finally did it. I saved and bought an L-series Canon Lens!

And it came today!

Oh my, what a difference! Even after trying it out for just 20 minutes or so today, I am wondering how I ever lived without it...although it is very heavy! So after "years" of getting by on a third-party zoom lens, I made the (big) step up. I'm a bit excited after looking through the pictures I took today, so I thought I'd share a couple.

I love the bokeh.
I love how "life-like" the images feel.
I love how fast the lens focuses (and it was so quiet)! Now maybe I'll catch those wiggly little ones a bit better!

But even more than all of that, I love the little girl that let me take some pictures of her while she danced around outside and played with her brother's Batman ball.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

{little red wagon and my little cutie}

I never did post Coy's one year old pics! Well here they are! I can't believe he is already past 13 months. I hope some day I'll catch up with my life. I just wish these kids would stop growing up so fast!

This crying picture might almost be my favorite of the group :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

{first day}

It's official. I have now begun the life of a mom with a child in school! I'm glad it is just kindergarten though, and that he isn't gone all day! Bennett loved the first day of school, and has loved going every day since. His favorite part? The bus ride, of course! As usual, I will tell the story in pictures:

He got up and got ready so fast! (Which I have actually been enjoying!) I didn't want morning kindergarten, but now I wouldn't trade it! We get our day going so fast, rather than him dragging out doing all of his "jobs" until lunchtime.

He insisted on signing up to be the "Star Student" the first day of school. He didn't want to have to wait like he did in preschool.

This kid was so excited to go. Can you tell?

Hardest part? (Well one of them, at least for me.) Watching him say goodbye to sis. These two are the best buddies. Mylie will say "I miss Bennett" here and there. Once again, I'm glad it's only half a day!

Excited for the bus! This is the first time the kid has ever set foot on a bus. No carseats? No boosters? No seatbelts? What? No wonder it is so fun! He did ask me why the bus driver has a seatbelt and the kids don't. Good question!

Arriving at the school. (Of course I followed him there!)

He gets to sit by his cousin Franklin on the bus! And he's super excited to have one of his buddies, Cade, in his class.

Finding his desk.

I thought it was great that they let the parents come in and help them get situated.

Overall, a very exciting day! It was so fun to wait for him after school to get off the bus. His huge smiles were priceless. Mylie and I had some freshly baked cookies waiting for him. He thought it was great that I let him eat one before his lunch. It was his special day, after all!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Have you seen?

Have you seen these cuties yet? CLICK HERE!!!