Sunday, January 26, 2014


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We have the coolest wall/ground covering of ivy out in our side yard that I use often in my photos. I had the idea to take outdoor bath photos of Piper. She loves being outside, and loves baths win win.
She was the happiest baby ever!
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Pi usually only takes a 45 minute nap in the afternoon, so while Chloe is still asleep, sometimes we head outside to snap a few shots.. This was shot on the outer brick wall of our fireplace.
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little Miss Jamima
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She kept sucking the bubbles
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 This shot is my favorite. It looks like she is saying "gasp.. I'm bathing ma, no pictures"
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Baby Jane is not a thumb sucker, but she really likes sucking the bubbles off of her hand. I thought it was cute getting the quintessential baby thumb suck photo.
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Snow bunnies

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Chloe had a wonderful time in Idaho this year. She loved seeing cousins, and playing non stop. I think she likes the idea of the snow, but wasn't fond of the cold. 
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It was so gorgeous. A few of the days we were in Idaho there was frost and icicles on every branch, and bush in Idaho Falls, and I couldn't pass up the chance to get pictures it was magical. So we pulled over in an impromptu shoot.
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My California girl was freezing, and ready to get back into the car the moment we stepped out.
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Catching snowflakes on her tongue.
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I love the snowflakes in her hair.
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Snapped only a couple of pictures of little Janie
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My little Jane was a champ in the snow.. until she realized that sticking her hand in snow can be painful, and then she was done.
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We found some gorgeous barns for me to practice using my new lens..
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We didn't have the right attire though.. flats and snow don't mesh.
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Sister love

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I used to pray every night for a sister. I had two older brothers, and would have loved to have a sister close to my age to play with. These two do pretty well with each other. Piper tolerates a lot, and Chloe can be so sweet to Piper, but sometimes her hugs turn into inadvertent head-locks! 
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Chloe and Piper are now sharing a room, and Chloe is doing very well. Piper still cries a lot in the night, but Chloe sleeps right through it.
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Chloe doesn't like sharing her things with Piper, and now that Piper can do things it's hard for Chloe.
Chloe is often heard saying " Piper can't do that!" meaning don't let her do that. Only I can do that. All in all these two are sweet. I'm so lucky to have two little girls.
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Coral hat

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A couple of months ago I took a few photos of Piper. I can't decide which expressions I liked better, so I went with them all. 
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Bright eyes
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Blue steel.
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When she is interested in something she gets so focused that it's hard to get her attention.
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She is mesmerized by jewelry.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Where was I this time last year?

This was us this time last year. I was 24 weeks pregnant, and we were in Florida..

Turks and Caicos

Ahhh man do I wish I were there right now. That was a fun trip. Although I can't really complain, because it was in the 70's today here in Northern California.