Friday, July 17, 2009

Picture This

Hey team, just a quick update as we haven't taken any pictures in two days (GASP) and we will be busy taking pictures at a wedding and engagement shoot over the next two days so I will def. be pictured out! I went for a run in the crazy hot heat yesterday and have felt sick ever since. I find I get dehydrated so easily while breastfeeding and it gives me the worst headaches. No more running in the heat, I'll just work out in front of the AC (yay for AC!!!).

Just wanted to let you know that I have another blog called `Picture This' which is linked on the side. It just shows some general photography tips right now and I'm not sure where its going but take a peak, let me know what you think. I'm not claiming to be an expert, just someone sharing some stuff she has learned over the years. I know I'm a little blog crazy but I find that its a quick escape and its easier to do than reading a book with 2 kids around. Leave a comment:)

I'm eagerly awaiting the day that Koen goes to bed before 10pm. It's just mentally exhausting to not have down time. I LOVE that Kai goes to bed at 7:30pm each night. Maybe I was just spoiled with Kai who napped 4 hours a day and slept 7pm-7am every night at this age. Oh well, he can't be like this forever..right?!!! Tips people?? Any tips??

Gary and I realized that we get along best when we are out of our house and on holidays. We had some good talks, without distractions (other than the kids), on the way to and from Green Lake. We discussed trying to have a third child and buying a new house. Two big things in my book. I'll let you know what we decided when Gary confirms our decision:)
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And in closing, a couple comments from Kai:
Kai: Mommy, can I have some of your drink?
Me: No Kai, its not good for kids (a frappaccino, which I could truly become addicted to but don't for fear that it would keep Koen up even later)
Kai: Oh mommy, I'll just try it, it's no big deal.
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Me and Gary were discussing something about houses and Kai pipes up excitedly from the backseat...`Did you say dessert? I LOVE dessert! What a great idea!' We were not talking about dessert. He has done this several times, always with different things that he loves and thinks are a great idea.
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Today Kai put on his underwear by himself. Apparently daddy taught him how to do it. Not sure what I've been doing the past month. Apparently with a VERY firm tone, he suddenly knows how to do what he has been `unable' to do. Good thing daddy taught him. What do mommy's know?
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Okay, hoping its not too hot tomorrow and that there's a little cloud cover for our wedding shoot. Oh well, better than rain. Have a great weekend all!

6 comments:

  1. sleeping tips? All 3 of my kids wake up at night. I know nothing. I hope that you start getting some earlier nights soon. It is so hard in the summer when life continues until later. How exciting to go check on some photo tips!!

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  2. i don't know if i have great tips or something, but maybe you could change his schedule a bit? like waking him up earlier, then putting him down for his naps a tad bit sooner and so on...maybe that helps him to put him down at a more decent time for you?

    oh and thanks for the blog! i always love "photography-tips"!

    leslie

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  3. When does he wake up from his last nap?

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  4. He naps once in the morning, maybe 9-10am and then once in the afternon, maybe 1-2pm.

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  5. He reminds me of how Aiden was. It was so easy for him to get overtired/stimulated and actually still is. Hopefully he just starts realizing how good sleep can be so you can get some down time at night!

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  6. I saw you at Crescent beach on Saturday shooting the wedding! I didn't want to disturb you :) Can't wait until I can hire you!! :)

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