Saturday, September 20, 2014

16 months

Benjamin's 16 month pictures from last month went about like this...
 Whomp whomp...
Tried again at a different time of day. He was still not happy.

 So I let Isabella get in the bed with him to see if she could cheer him up.

No great ones for the series, but that's OK. :)

Here's a few other random ones from month 16:

 He loves playing in water.

 And he loves to the drink water. In the pool, at the splash pad, in the bath....YUCK!

 He wanted to brush his teeth one day while Isabella was brushing hers. So now they squeeze onto the stool together and brush. I think he loves feeling so big.
Also in month 16, he tried raspberries for the first time and loved them. He started attempting to color with a crayon (when he wasn't trying to eat it the rest of the time). He likes to play in Isabella's play kitchen and has been doing that a lot this month. He also got pretty sick the week of his 16 month check up and we had several rough days with a rash and some temperatures. He's cut three new teeth through all the way and one more is still breaking through the skin gum but is almost all through.

When I turn my back for a minute or two he is often found doing something like this. This time the light had been on for a while and was really hot but he kept touching it and jumping his hand back and touching it again. So, that's been really fun.

 And that is a face that says- I'm giving my Mom a run for her money! ;)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Heather's Maternity Pics

My sister asked me to take some maternity pictures for her. So I started reading about maternity photography and everything I read said to not wait until after 35 weeks for several different reasons. Since she was already at 39.5 weeks I was a little nervous on that front and also just nervous, as I am still learning photography, about wanting to take some good shots that she would be happy to have to document this sweet time in her life. There were some shots I tried several times that I'd hoped to get, but they just didn't work as I was envisioning. And then there were some that I was really happy with. It was a hot, late August night, but it really wasn't too miserable, and its always fun to take photos of people that stand still and don't move around or require lots of silliness to get good shots! Here is a small sampling of the 242 pictures I took. :)

I love the golden hour for pictures. :)

My beautiful sister and niece Jillian!!

I would say I can't wait to meet her, but I'm so behind in posting she is already here and two weeks old. And perfect in every way!