Friday, December 21, 2007

You just can plan these days

Because you really can't plan days like today.
This morning as I was attempting to wrap some gifts with my two year old. Just after he wrapped himself up in a whole roll of target wrapping paper, he discovered a so-called Christmas gift, Diego underwear. He was so excited to wear it, so viola, we are now potty training. Housebound, on our fifth pair.

So my mom calls, and I think, answer it? why not? You are just sitting here watching Blues Clues, he will be fine. No more than thirty seconds later, he is gone. I panic. Images of messes run through my head. I have been trying to stay free of carpet, and anything fabric. Where could he be? Frantically I search the entire downstairs, and I suddenly hear a toilet flush. Yes! He was actually ON THE POTTY!! Yipeee. There is hope for us yet today.

So with him here beside me on the ground I will blog a bit more. These pictures were taken in downtown Pasadena. How crazy beautiful are these gals? They were so funny together. You know, if you have a sister, about that love hate thing that goes on 24/7. It was fun to reminisce.
But this picture, my favorite, was taken in an ice cream shop I loved the light in here!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Christmas through new eyes

This has been such a fun holiday season. Lights, santa, music, and family traditions all through the eyes of my son have made it so much fun. Tonight we bundled up and I chased CJ on his bike as we rode around looking at all the houses decorated with lights. No pictures to post of that event, as I was basically trying to keep up, and keep him alive from passing cars. Boy he got fast on that thing. But I do have some pictures to post from a couple months back, when I had no time TO post. This family had two children that so obviously loved each other. It was great to see such a connection at such a young age. Thanks Stephanie for letting me be a part of that!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

An image from....

Way back when I used my Nikon F something or other film camera, that I loved. (The one that went to europe twice, and sustained its shape after umpteen falls.) But I finally gave up and went digital. That whole time, I followed this little girl around with my camera, as much as her mom would let me. She was the very first baby I fell in love with. She was THE SWEETEST little girl, and still is. So smart. Boy do I have some funny stories from her. (another time)

So she grew up, and now has two siblings younger than her. Her mom is one of my very best friends, and I am lucky to be a part of their lives. Here is a recent session with them.

Miss photogenic herself...Cj's buddy.
And grown up Haley. I love you!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

For your information

Warning. This post may come accross as bit condescending, know-it-all, and a just plain old stuffy. I just have learned a valuable piece of information, that makes me a wiser mom, thanks to CJ. The information is something I know many of you have wanted to know for quite sometime, but may have been afraid to ask yourself.

The answer to the question, "What happens when you empty the entire bottle of Johnsons and Johnsons baby shampoo into the bath, WITH THE BUBBLE JETS ON?"

This question was answered as I was sitting no more that two feet from the boy while trying to catch up on my book club book reading the One Thousand White Women, which despite the seemily racist title, was quite good.

I have NEVER been the mom to go and get my camera amidst the disaster, but seeing how I have helped design over 30 Christmas cards this year, but not my own, I thought "Hey Noel, maybe this could be a snow shot for the card....." So I grabbed my camera, and caught this image.